The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 464 313 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.85% 12.79% 17.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.15% 35.25% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 167 188
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £235 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £15.90 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £150.50 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.27%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
944 888 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.25% 36.29% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 471 462
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 186 £375 +11.11% 56
Glasgow -1 156 £375 +15.38% 42
Stirling -2 26 £423 -6.11% 8
Renfrewshire -1 23 £378 +8.07% 2
West Lothian +2 20 £300 -9.09% 6
Aberdeen +2 12 £335 -16.25% 2
Fife -1 6 £255 -23.01%
Dundee -3 1 £285 +1.33%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 309 (31.72%) Finance
2 286 (29.36%) Oracle
3 229 (23.51%) SQL Server
4 198 (20.33%) Java
5 193 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (18.07%) PL/SQL
7 156 (16.02%) Banking
8 139 (14.27%) UNIX
9 137 (14.07%) JavaScript
10 135 (13.86%) .NET
11 124 (12.73%) Microsoft
12 122 (12.53%) C#
13 112 (11.50%) XML
14 111 (11.40%) Linux
15 106 (10.88%) Windows
16 98 (10.06%) Relational Database
17 94 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
17 94 (9.65%) HTML
18 88 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
19 87 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
20 85 (8.73%) CSS
21 84 (8.62%) T-SQL
22 83 (8.52%) Migration
23 82 (8.42%) Spring
24 81 (8.32%) Web Services
24 81 (8.32%) ETL
24 81 (8.32%) Oracle Database
25 79 (8.11%) Active Directory
26 78 (8.01%) OO
27 77 (7.91%) Security Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.00%) SAS
3 37 (3.80%) WebSphere
4 24 (2.46%) IIS
5 19 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.85%) JBoss
7 16 (1.64%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.54%) Apache
8 15 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
8 15 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.13%) MS Project Server
9 11 (1.13%) CMS
10 10 (1.03%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.62%) FileNet
12 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.51%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.67%) MS Office
3 13 (1.33%) MS Project
4 11 (1.13%) InfoPath
5 10 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 43 (4.41%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.31%) Agresso
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) Eagle STAR
8 1 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) assyst
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
1 10 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.41%) SaaS
4 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.03%) SAN
2 36 (3.70%) IPsec
3 31 (3.18%) NAS
4 19 (1.95%) DNS
5 15 (1.54%) DHCP
6 14 (1.44%) Firewall
7 12 (1.23%) SMS
7 12 (1.23%) Internet
8 11 (1.13%) HTTP
9 10 (1.03%) LAN
9 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.82%) FTP
11 7 (0.72%) LDAP
12 5 (0.51%) VPN
12 5 (0.51%) WAN
13 4 (0.41%) Intranet
14 3 (0.31%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
15 2 (0.21%) SSL
15 2 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (23.51%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.06%) Relational Database
3 88 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (8.32%) Oracle Database
5 72 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (4.00%) RDBMS
9 33 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
10 29 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (2.36%) SAP Data Services
11 23 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (1.95%) DB2
15 17 (1.75%) MySQL
16 16 (1.64%) MS Access
17 15 (1.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 14 (1.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (5.34%) Selenium
2 44 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 34 (3.49%) Subversion
4 33 (3.39%) Maven
4 33 (3.39%) JIRA
5 30 (3.08%) Ant
6 29 (2.98%) JUnit
7 27 (2.77%) Jenkins
8 25 (2.57%) CruiseControl
9 22 (2.26%) Toad
10 19 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 17 (1.75%) Git (software)
11 17 (1.75%) TestDirector
11 17 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (1.64%) WinRunner
13 15 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
13 15 (1.54%) FitNesse
14 13 (1.33%) Hudson
15 12 (1.23%) WebDriver
16 11 (1.13%) JMeter
General
1 309 (31.72%) Finance
2 156 (16.02%) Banking
3 38 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.49%) Retail
5 19 (1.95%) Front Office
6 13 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.13%) Back Office
8 9 (0.92%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Games
11 5 (0.51%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Marketing
13 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 432 (44.35%) Developer
2 272 (27.93%) Analyst
3 104 (10.68%) Java Developer
4 67 (6.88%) Test Analyst
5 60 (6.16%) Data Analyst
6 56 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 52 (5.34%) SQL Developer
8 49 (5.03%) Business Analyst
9 36 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
10 34 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
11 32 (3.29%) Support Analyst
11 32 (3.29%) DBA
12 31 (3.18%) Applications Support
13 30 (3.08%) .NET Developer
13 30 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 27 (2.77%) Consultant
15 26 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 23 (2.36%) Integration Engineer
17 22 (2.26%) Tester
18 21 (2.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.86%) .NET
2 112 (11.50%) XML
3 94 (9.65%) HTML
4 85 (8.73%) CSS
5 82 (8.42%) Spring
6 81 (8.32%) Web Services
7 73 (7.49%) ASP.NET
8 44 (4.52%) JSP
9 40 (4.11%) XSLT
10 38 (3.90%) J2EE
11 37 (3.80%) JMS
11 37 (3.80%) Hibernate
11 37 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 32 (3.29%) Ajax
13 29 (2.98%) jQuery
14 23 (2.36%) Struts
15 21 (2.16%) JSON
16 20 (2.05%) Spring MVC
16 20 (2.05%) RESTful
16 20 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.13%) Clustering
3 35 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.05%) Data Integration
5 19 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 17 (1.75%) Replication
8 16 (1.64%) PDA
8 16 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 13 (1.33%) Open Source
11 11 (1.13%) Data Extraction
11 11 (1.13%) Derivative
12 10 (1.03%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.92%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.82%) PKI
14 8 (0.82%) User Experience
15 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 139 (14.27%) UNIX
2 111 (11.40%) Linux
3 106 (10.88%) Windows
4 44 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (3.70%) Solaris
6 35 (3.59%) Windows 7
7 31 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (2.16%) AIX
9 19 (1.95%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.13%) Android
12 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.41%) HPUX
16 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.10%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (8.52%) Migration
4 81 (8.32%) ETL
5 78 (8.01%) OO
6 68 (6.98%) Data Analysis
7 54 (5.54%) Scrum
8 49 (5.03%) MVC
9 47 (4.83%) Data Modelling
10 46 (4.72%) TDD
10 46 (4.72%) Data Migration
11 45 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (4.52%) Unit Testing
13 43 (4.41%) Asset Management
14 40 (4.11%) Test Scripting
15 39 (4.00%) Test Automation
15 39 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (3.80%) Investment Management
16 37 (3.80%) Software Testing
17 36 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 198 (20.33%) Java
2 176 (18.07%) PL/SQL
3 137 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 122 (12.53%) C#
5 84 (8.62%) T-SQL
6 59 (6.06%) Perl
7 45 (4.62%) VBA
8 30 (3.08%) Shell Script
9 26 (2.67%) VB
10 20 (2.05%) Python
11 19 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.85%) VB.NET
13 17 (1.75%) VBScript
14 16 (1.64%) C++
15 15 (1.54%) XPath
16 8 (0.82%) SQR
16 8 (0.82%) PHP
17 7 (0.72%) PeopleCode
17 7 (0.72%) VB6
18 6 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 77 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.34%) Degree
4 28 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.46%) ISTQB
6 23 (2.36%) ISEB
7 20 (2.05%) MCSE
8 19 (1.95%) MCTS
9 18 (1.85%) MCITP
10 16 (1.64%) MCSA
11 6 (0.62%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.41%) PMP
13 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.31%) MCSD
14 3 (0.31%) OCP
15 2 (0.21%) MCP
15 2 (0.21%) HND
15 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.26%) QA
3 7 (0.72%) SLA
4 4 (0.41%) EMIR
4 4 (0.41%) MiFID
5 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) FATCA
7 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 79 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.90%) VMware ESX
4 18 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.41%) RACF
7 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 3 (0.31%) KVM
7 3 (0.31%) RHEV
8 2 (0.21%) NFS
8 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.21%) Samba
9 1 (0.10%) Firmware
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.10%) SRDF
9 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 36 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 34 (3.49%) Netcool
2 34 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (2.05%) Tivoli
4 16 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.92%) SCCM
6 8 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.51%) SCOM
7 5 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.41%) WSUS
9 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.31%) Control-M
9 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.21%) WMI
11 1 (0.10%) BMC Performance Manager
11 1 (0.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 286 (29.36%) Oracle
2 124 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 67 (6.88%) VMware
4 65 (6.67%) Citrix
5 50 (5.13%) Business Objects
6 38 (3.90%) Veritas
7 32 (3.29%) Sybase
8 31 (3.18%) Informatica
9 28 (2.87%) SAP
10 27 (2.77%) HP
11 18 (1.85%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.75%) McAfee
12 17 (1.75%) IBM
13 15 (1.54%) Charles River
14 14 (1.44%) Tableau
15 12 (1.23%) Cognos
15 12 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
16 11 (1.13%) CA
16 11 (1.13%) Netezza
17 10 (1.03%) BMC
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