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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 451 332 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.40% 13.56% 14.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.11% 42.29% 49.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 165 199
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £33.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.00 £41.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
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
1097 785 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.89% 32.05% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 385 374
Average daily rate £350 £352 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +1 194 £375 +12.35% 68
Edinburgh -4 116 £395 +12.85% 45
Renfrewshire +1 40 £324 -8.15% 1
Stirling +3 34 £375 -14.28% 2
Aberdeen +7 23 £350 +7.69% 3
West Lothian +3 14 £375 +6.99% 4
Fife +4 4 - - 2
Highlands - 4 £135 -
Dundee +8 2 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Inverclyde - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 251 (30.99%) Finance
2 233 (28.77%) Oracle
3 215 (26.54%) SQL Server
3 215 (26.54%) Java
4 179 (22.10%) .NET
5 162 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 145 (17.90%) Windows
7 144 (17.78%) Banking
8 133 (16.42%) PL/SQL
9 125 (15.43%) UNIX
10 115 (14.20%) XML
11 113 (13.95%) Linux
12 106 (13.09%) C#
13 102 (12.59%) Relational Database
14 89 (10.99%) JavaScript
15 84 (10.37%) ETL
16 81 (10.00%) Web Services
17 76 (9.38%) OO
17 76 (9.38%) HP
18 73 (9.01%) Security Cleared
19 69 (8.52%) HTML
20 68 (8.40%) T-SQL
20 68 (8.40%) Perl
20 68 (8.40%) SharePoint
21 67 (8.27%) CSS
21 67 (8.27%) SC Cleared
22 66 (8.15%) Oracle Database
22 66 (8.15%) Spring
23 65 (8.02%) Migration
23 65 (8.02%) MS Excel

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 68 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 50 (6.17%) IIS
3 36 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 28 (3.46%) SAS
5 26 (3.21%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.36%) Lync
11 9 (1.11%) CMS
12 7 (0.86%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.74%) Apache
14 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
15 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 65 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.06%) MS Office
3 24 (2.96%) MS Project
4 8 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Houdini
7 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (5.06%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.37%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.25%) Agresso
8 2 (0.25%) Endur
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.44%) SAN
2 33 (4.07%) DNS
3 29 (3.58%) DHCP
4 19 (2.35%) Firewall
5 17 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.73%) VPN
6 14 (1.73%) HTTP
7 12 (1.48%) IPsec
8 11 (1.36%) NAS
9 10 (1.23%) FTP
10 9 (1.11%) Internet
11 4 (0.49%) LAN
11 4 (0.49%) VoIP
11 4 (0.49%) WAN
12 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.37%) Intranet
13 2 (0.25%) Wireless
13 2 (0.25%) H.323
13 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 102 (12.59%) Relational Database
3 66 (8.15%) Oracle Database
4 58 (7.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 53 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (6.17%) RDBMS
8 41 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (2.22%) MS Access
12 16 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 12 (1.48%) DB2
14 11 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
14 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (1.36%) QlikView
14 11 (1.36%) KDB
15 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.33%) Subversion
3 22 (2.72%) Selenium
4 21 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 19 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
6 18 (2.22%) CruiseControl
7 16 (1.98%) JUnit
8 10 (1.23%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.99%) JIRA
10 7 (0.86%) Maven
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.86%) CppUnit
10 7 (0.86%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.86%) Toad
10 7 (0.86%) WinRunner
10 7 (0.86%) TestDirector
10 7 (0.86%) GoogleTest
11 6 (0.74%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 251 (30.99%) Finance
2 144 (17.78%) Banking
3 32 (3.95%) Front Office
4 23 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.60%) Retail
6 10 (1.23%) Back Office
7 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.62%) Marketing
8 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.37%) Legal
8 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.12%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (48.77%) Developer
2 175 (21.60%) Analyst
3 86 (10.62%) Java Developer
4 49 (6.05%) SQL Developer
5 46 (5.68%) .NET Developer
6 45 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 38 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 34 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 33 (4.07%) Consultant
9 33 (4.07%) Business Analyst
10 31 (3.83%) Applications Support
11 30 (3.70%) Test Analyst
12 28 (3.46%) DBA
13 27 (3.33%) Designer
14 25 (3.09%) C++ Developer
14 25 (3.09%) C# Developer
15 23 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
16 21 (2.59%) Oracle Developer
17 18 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (2.22%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (22.10%) .NET
2 115 (14.20%) XML
3 81 (10.00%) Web Services
4 69 (8.52%) HTML
5 67 (8.27%) CSS
6 66 (8.15%) Spring
7 55 (6.79%) ASP.NET
8 37 (4.57%) J2EE
8 37 (4.57%) JSP
8 37 (4.57%) Hibernate
9 36 (4.44%) XSLT
9 36 (4.44%) JMS
10 31 (3.83%) .NET Framework
10 31 (3.83%) jQuery
11 27 (3.33%) WCF
12 23 (2.84%) Struts
13 22 (2.72%) SOAP
13 22 (2.72%) JSON
14 21 (2.59%) Spring MVC
15 20 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.70%) Clustering
2 28 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (2.72%) Equities
4 21 (2.59%) Replication
4 21 (2.59%) Derivative
5 19 (2.35%) Data Integration
6 18 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.11%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.99%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.99%) Statistics
11 7 (0.86%) PDA
11 7 (0.86%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.74%) Open Source
12 6 (0.74%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.62%) GIS
13 5 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 145 (17.90%) Windows
2 125 (15.43%) UNIX
3 113 (13.95%) Linux
4 48 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (3.21%) Solaris
7 22 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.73%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.23%) AIX
11 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.74%) HPUX
13 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) zOS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (10.37%) ETL
2 76 (9.38%) OO
3 65 (8.02%) Migration
3 65 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
4 59 (7.28%) Unit Testing
5 55 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (6.30%) Asset Management
7 43 (5.31%) Data Management
7 43 (5.31%) MVC
8 42 (5.19%) SOA
9 41 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (5.06%) Data Analysis
10 40 (4.94%) ITIL
11 39 (4.81%) Data Modelling
12 35 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (3.95%) Investment Management
14 31 (3.83%) Business Analysis
15 30 (3.70%) Workflow
16 29 (3.58%) Project Management
16 29 (3.58%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 215 (26.54%) Java
2 133 (16.42%) PL/SQL
3 106 (13.09%) C#
4 89 (10.99%) JavaScript
5 68 (8.40%) Perl
5 68 (8.40%) T-SQL
6 60 (7.41%) VBA
7 55 (6.79%) Shell Script
8 40 (4.94%) C++
9 34 (4.20%) VB
10 24 (2.96%) Python
11 22 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.98%) VBScript
13 13 (1.60%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.60%) C
14 10 (1.23%) Scala
15 8 (0.99%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.99%) PHP
16 5 (0.62%) Groovy
17 4 (0.49%) Jython
Qualifications
1 73 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 53 (6.54%) Degree
4 23 (2.84%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.98%) ISEB
6 15 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.48%) MCTS
8 9 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.99%) MCSE
10 7 (0.86%) MCSA
10 7 (0.86%) MCITP
11 5 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.25%) HNC
14 2 (0.25%) HND
14 2 (0.25%) CCNA
15 1 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.35%) QA
2 16 (1.98%) SLA
3 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.35%) VMware ESX
4 16 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.49%) vSphere
7 3 (0.37%) KVM
7 3 (0.37%) RHEV
8 2 (0.25%) vCloud
8 2 (0.25%) XenApp
8 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 26 (3.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 26 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.47%) Netcool
3 12 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.23%) Tivoli
4 10 (1.23%) Control-M
5 9 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.74%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.62%) SCCM
8 3 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.12%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.12%) WMI
10 1 (0.12%) WSUS
10 1 (0.12%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 233 (28.77%) Oracle
2 162 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 76 (9.38%) HP
4 54 (6.67%) Sybase
5 50 (6.17%) VMware
6 39 (4.81%) Citrix
7 31 (3.83%) Business Objects
8 20 (2.47%) IBM
9 18 (2.22%) Informatica
9 18 (2.22%) Veritas
10 17 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.10%) SAP
11 14 (1.73%) Charles River
11 14 (1.73%) Kofax
12 13 (1.60%) Cognos
13 12 (1.48%) Altiris
14 11 (1.36%) GoldenSource
14 11 (1.36%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.23%) Tableau
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Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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