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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 442 353 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.78% 14.02% 13.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.04% 38.37% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 186 174
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Average hourly rate £41.75 £34.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.89% +110.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £8.50 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.25 £108.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.06 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.40% -20.47%
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
1077 920 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.45% 36.54% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 462 377
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 36 35
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 +1 147 £350 - 30
Edinburgh -1 142 £400 +23.07% 36
Renfrewshire +4 44 £327 -8.00% 3
Aberdeen +6 29 £350 +7.69% 9
Stirling +3 29 £398 +9.65%
West Lothian +5 10 £375 +5.55% 6
Fife +4 4 £180 -43.52%
Dundee +9 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 5
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 293 (34.92%) Oracle
2 264 (31.47%) Finance
3 214 (25.51%) SQL Server
4 194 (23.12%) Java
5 180 (21.45%) PL/SQL
6 169 (20.14%) Microsoft
7 165 (19.67%) .NET
8 133 (15.85%) Banking
9 127 (15.14%) Windows
10 116 (13.83%) XML
11 114 (13.59%) UNIX
12 111 (13.23%) C#
13 102 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
14 99 (11.80%) JavaScript
15 98 (11.68%) Linux
16 95 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
17 91 (10.85%) Relational Database
18 89 (10.61%) HTML
19 85 (10.13%) Web Services
19 85 (10.13%) Security Cleared
20 81 (9.65%) HP
21 76 (9.06%) T-SQL
21 76 (9.06%) SC Cleared
22 75 (8.94%) Oracle Database
23 74 (8.82%) CSS
24 73 (8.70%) ETL
25 72 (8.58%) Migration
26 71 (8.46%) ASP.NET
27 70 (8.34%) SQL Server 2008
28 69 (8.22%) Business Intelligence

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 66 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.65%) SAS
3 38 (4.53%) WebSphere
4 34 (4.05%) IIS
5 27 (3.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 25 (2.98%) MS Exchange
7 18 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.67%) MS Project Server
8 14 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.31%) Lync
12 10 (1.19%) Apache
13 7 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.72%) CMS
15 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
16 4 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 63 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.48%) MS Office
3 31 (3.69%) MS Project
4 14 (1.67%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Houdini
6 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (4.53%) Markit EDM
2 23 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.36%) Agresso
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.24%) Endur
9 2 (0.24%) Eagle STAR
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.12%) SaaS
1 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.96%) SAN
2 30 (3.58%) DNS
3 27 (3.22%) DHCP
4 24 (2.86%) NAS
5 23 (2.74%) IPsec
6 20 (2.38%) HTTP
7 17 (2.03%) Firewall
8 16 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.67%) VPN
10 9 (1.07%) Internet
11 6 (0.72%) FTP
12 3 (0.36%) Intranet
12 3 (0.36%) LAN
12 3 (0.36%) VoIP
12 3 (0.36%) WAN
12 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.36%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.24%) Wireless
13 2 (0.24%) H.323
14 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.85%) Relational Database
3 75 (8.94%) Oracle Database
4 70 (8.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 68 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (5.48%) RDBMS
9 39 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 19 (2.26%) QlikView
14 17 (2.03%) MS Access
15 16 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
17 13 (1.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 12 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
19 11 (1.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (6.20%) Visual Studio
2 22 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
2 22 (2.62%) Subversion
3 18 (2.15%) Selenium
3 18 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (2.15%) CruiseControl
4 15 (1.79%) Toad
5 14 (1.67%) PVCS
6 13 (1.55%) JUnit
7 10 (1.19%) JMeter
7 10 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.95%) GoogleTest
8 8 (0.95%) VisualVM
8 8 (0.95%) JProfiler
8 8 (0.95%) CppUnit
9 7 (0.83%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.72%) Maven
10 6 (0.72%) JIRA
10 6 (0.72%) TestDirector
General
1 264 (31.47%) Finance
2 133 (15.85%) Banking
3 26 (3.10%) Front Office
4 23 (2.74%) Retail
5 16 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.31%) Back Office
7 10 (1.19%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.72%) Marketing
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 412 (49.11%) Developer
2 175 (20.86%) Analyst
3 86 (10.25%) Java Developer
4 55 (6.56%) Data Analyst
5 51 (6.08%) SQL Developer
6 47 (5.60%) .NET Developer
6 47 (5.60%) Senior Developer
7 40 (4.77%) Consultant
8 33 (3.93%) Test Analyst
8 33 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
10 28 (3.34%) Designer
11 26 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
12 25 (2.98%) C++ Developer
12 25 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 24 (2.86%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.86%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.62%) Applications Support
15 18 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
15 18 (2.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (19.67%) .NET
2 116 (13.83%) XML
3 89 (10.61%) HTML
4 85 (10.13%) Web Services
5 74 (8.82%) CSS
6 71 (8.46%) ASP.NET
7 61 (7.27%) Spring
8 40 (4.77%) .NET Framework
9 39 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
9 39 (4.65%) JSP
10 34 (4.05%) Hibernate
11 33 (3.93%) J2EE
12 32 (3.81%) JMS
12 32 (3.81%) jQuery
13 29 (3.46%) XSLT
14 27 (3.22%) WCF
15 25 (2.98%) Struts
16 24 (2.86%) Spring MVC
17 23 (2.74%) Ajax
17 23 (2.74%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.65%) Clustering
3 20 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 16 (1.91%) Replication
4 16 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 12 (1.43%) Equities
7 11 (1.31%) User Experience
8 10 (1.19%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.83%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.83%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.72%) Open Source
12 6 (0.72%) Statistics
12 6 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 127 (15.14%) Windows
2 114 (13.59%) UNIX
3 98 (11.68%) Linux
4 39 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (3.81%) Solaris
6 27 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.19%) AIX
10 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.83%) HPUX
12 6 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.24%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (8.70%) ETL
3 72 (8.58%) Migration
4 69 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (6.67%) OO
6 51 (6.08%) MVC
7 49 (5.84%) Unit Testing
8 48 (5.72%) Data Modelling
8 48 (5.72%) Asset Management
8 48 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (4.53%) Data Analysis
10 37 (4.41%) Data Management
11 35 (4.17%) SOA
12 34 (4.05%) Configuration Management
12 34 (4.05%) Data Migration
13 33 (3.93%) Workflow
14 32 (3.81%) Investment Management
15 28 (3.34%) Project Management
15 28 (3.34%) ITIL
16 27 (3.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (23.12%) Java
2 180 (21.45%) PL/SQL
3 111 (13.23%) C#
4 99 (11.80%) JavaScript
5 76 (9.06%) T-SQL
6 64 (7.63%) VBA
7 63 (7.51%) Perl
8 39 (4.65%) C++
8 39 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 32 (3.81%) VB
10 25 (2.98%) VBScript
11 22 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.55%) Python
13 9 (1.07%) Scala
13 9 (1.07%) C
14 8 (0.95%) PHP
15 5 (0.60%) REXX
15 5 (0.60%) Tcl
15 5 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 85 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 44 (5.24%) Degree
4 17 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.55%) ISEB
6 13 (1.55%) MCTS
7 8 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.83%) MCSE
9 5 (0.60%) MCSA
9 5 (0.60%) MCITP
10 4 (0.48%) PMP
10 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) CCNA
12 2 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.15%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) SLA
3 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) DICOM
System Software
1 63 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.91%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.60%) vSphere
7 4 (0.48%) KVM
7 4 (0.48%) RHEV
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.36%) vCloud
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) RACF
10 1 (0.12%) XenApp
10 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (3.10%) Netcool
4 19 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.72%) SCCM
7 5 (0.60%) Control-M
8 2 (0.24%) Nagios
8 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.24%) WMI
8 2 (0.24%) WSUS
8 2 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.12%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.12%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.12%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 293 (34.92%) Oracle
2 169 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 81 (9.65%) HP
4 50 (5.96%) VMware
5 46 (5.48%) Citrix
6 39 (4.65%) Business Objects
7 38 (4.53%) Sybase
8 24 (2.86%) SAP
8 24 (2.86%) Veritas
9 22 (2.62%) Charles River
9 22 (2.62%) Informatica
10 21 (2.50%) IBM
10 21 (2.50%) Tableau
11 16 (1.91%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.67%) Kofax
13 13 (1.55%) Teradata
14 11 (1.31%) Cognos
15 10 (1.19%) Google
15 10 (1.19%) Altiris
15 10 (1.19%) GoldenSource
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