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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 484 313 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.34% 13.72% 15.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.50% 38.45% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 153 157
Average daily rate
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£359 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.13 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -36.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £13.83 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.43 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
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
1019 814 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.61% 35.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 413 422
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 13
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.35 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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
Edinburgh +7 250 £380 +16.92% 38
Glasgow +1 124 £350 - 33
Renfrewshire +10 35 £347 -6.71% 2
West Lothian +5 17 £325 -1.51% 8
Stirling -9 9 £400 -15.78% 3
Fife -1 8 £255 -18.40% 2
Aberdeen -4 7 £375 -6.83% 8
North Lanarkshire +1 6 £278 -23.97%
Dundee +7 4 £313 +4.16% 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 297 (32.53%) Oracle
2 282 (30.89%) Finance
3 249 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 190 (20.81%) PL/SQL
5 170 (18.62%) Java
6 168 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (17.96%) .NET
8 157 (17.20%) Microsoft
9 136 (14.90%) C#
10 133 (14.57%) Banking
11 123 (13.47%) JavaScript
12 110 (12.05%) Windows
13 102 (11.17%) Linux
14 101 (11.06%) XML
14 101 (11.06%) T-SQL
15 99 (10.84%) UNIX
16 94 (10.30%) Security Cleared
17 92 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
18 91 (9.97%) Relational Database
19 89 (9.75%) HTML
20 87 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
21 86 (9.42%) ASP.NET
21 86 (9.42%) Migration
22 85 (9.31%) CSS
23 83 (9.09%) Web Services
23 83 (9.09%) SC Cleared
24 80 (8.76%) Oracle Database
24 80 (8.76%) Active Directory
25 77 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
26 73 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 71 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.70%) SAS
3 45 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 26 (2.85%) IIS
4 26 (2.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 19 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (1.97%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.75%) MS Project Server
8 14 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.99%) CMS
11 9 (0.99%) Apache
12 8 (0.88%) JBoss
13 6 (0.66%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.55%) FileNet
14 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 45 (4.93%) MS Office
3 32 (3.50%) MS Project
4 16 (1.75%) InfoPath
5 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 48 (5.26%) Markit EDM
2 23 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.97%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.33%) Eagle STAR
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.33%) Agresso
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.22%) Endur
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.33%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.59%) SAN
2 44 (4.82%) IPsec
3 36 (3.94%) NAS
4 24 (2.63%) DNS
5 23 (2.52%) DHCP
6 19 (2.08%) HTTP
7 14 (1.53%) Internet
8 13 (1.42%) SMS
9 11 (1.20%) Firewall
10 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.88%) VPN
11 5 (0.55%) Intranet
12 3 (0.33%) LAN
12 3 (0.33%) WAN
13 2 (0.22%) SSL
14 1 (0.11%) OpenLDAP
14 1 (0.11%) AMQP
14 1 (0.11%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.11%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 91 (9.97%) Relational Database
3 80 (8.76%) Oracle Database
4 77 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 53 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 44 (4.82%) RDBMS
9 39 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
9 39 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (2.74%) SAP Data Services
12 22 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 18 (1.97%) QlikView
15 15 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 15 (1.64%) MySQL
16 14 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (6.46%) Visual Studio
2 39 (4.27%) Selenium
3 29 (3.18%) Subversion
4 25 (2.74%) CruiseControl
5 24 (2.63%) JUnit
6 21 (2.30%) Maven
7 20 (2.19%) JIRA
8 18 (1.97%) Ant
8 18 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
9 16 (1.75%) Toad
10 14 (1.53%) PVCS
10 14 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.42%) Git (software)
11 13 (1.42%) TestDirector
12 12 (1.31%) WinRunner
12 12 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (1.20%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.10%) JMeter
15 8 (0.88%) VisualVM
General
1 282 (30.89%) Finance
2 133 (14.57%) Banking
3 37 (4.05%) Retail
4 18 (1.97%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.75%) Front Office
6 12 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.20%) Back Office
8 6 (0.66%) Advertising
9 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.44%) Marketing
10 4 (0.44%) Local Government
10 4 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 431 (47.21%) Developer
2 226 (24.75%) Analyst
3 90 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 58 (6.35%) Senior Developer
5 57 (6.24%) Data Analyst
6 51 (5.59%) .NET Developer
7 45 (4.93%) SQL Developer
8 38 (4.16%) Test Analyst
9 36 (3.94%) Business Analyst
10 34 (3.72%) Oracle Developer
11 33 (3.61%) Consultant
12 31 (3.40%) Systems Analyst
13 28 (3.07%) DBA
13 28 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 27 (2.96%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
16 24 (2.63%) Software Developer
17 23 (2.52%) Applications Support
18 22 (2.41%) C++ Developer
18 22 (2.41%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (17.96%) .NET
2 101 (11.06%) XML
3 89 (9.75%) HTML
4 86 (9.42%) ASP.NET
5 85 (9.31%) CSS
6 83 (9.09%) Web Services
7 69 (7.56%) Spring
8 44 (4.82%) .NET Framework
9 41 (4.49%) JSP
10 38 (4.16%) XSLT
10 38 (4.16%) J2EE
11 32 (3.50%) jQuery
12 31 (3.40%) JMS
13 30 (3.29%) Hibernate
14 28 (3.07%) Ajax
15 24 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (2.52%) Spring MVC
16 23 (2.52%) Struts
17 22 (2.41%) JDBC
17 22 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.81%) Clustering
3 26 (2.85%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.52%) Replication
5 21 (2.30%) Credit Risk
6 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.31%) PDA
7 12 (1.31%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.20%) Data Extraction
8 11 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (0.99%) Equities
11 8 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.77%) Open Source
12 7 (0.77%) Derivative
13 6 (0.66%) User Experience
14 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.05%) Windows
2 102 (11.17%) Linux
3 99 (10.84%) UNIX
4 44 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (4.27%) Solaris
6 36 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (2.85%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.97%) AIX
9 17 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.42%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.88%) Android
14 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.77%) HPUX
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
3 86 (9.42%) Migration
4 66 (7.23%) ETL
5 61 (6.68%) OO
6 59 (6.46%) MVC
7 49 (5.37%) Data Analysis
8 46 (5.04%) Data Migration
8 46 (5.04%) Data Modelling
8 46 (5.04%) Configuration Management
9 45 (4.93%) Unit Testing
10 40 (4.38%) Workflow
11 38 (4.16%) Investment Management
12 37 (4.05%) Asset Management
13 36 (3.94%) Test Scripting
14 35 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (3.83%) Scrum
15 31 (3.40%) Project Management
15 31 (3.40%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (20.81%) PL/SQL
2 170 (18.62%) Java
3 136 (14.90%) C#
4 123 (13.47%) JavaScript
5 101 (11.06%) T-SQL
6 51 (5.59%) Perl
7 50 (5.48%) VBA
8 29 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.96%) C++
10 22 (2.41%) VBScript
11 21 (2.30%) VB
12 14 (1.53%) VB.NET
12 14 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.99%) XPath
13 9 (0.99%) Python
14 7 (0.77%) PHP
15 6 (0.66%) VB6
16 5 (0.55%) Groovy
17 4 (0.44%) C
17 4 (0.44%) REXX
Qualifications
1 94 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.27%) Degree
4 21 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.08%) ISEB
6 17 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.75%) MCTS
8 14 (1.53%) MCITP
9 13 (1.42%) MCSE
10 12 (1.31%) MCSA
11 6 (0.66%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.44%) PMP
13 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.22%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.11%) OCP
15 1 (0.11%) OCA
15 1 (0.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.19%) QA
3 10 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) DICOM
4 1 (0.11%) MiFID
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.29%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.55%) RACF
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) vCloud
7 3 (0.33%) KVM
7 3 (0.33%) RHEV
8 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (5.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 37 (4.05%) Netcool
3 28 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (2.96%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.88%) SCCM
8 5 (0.55%) SCOM
9 3 (0.33%) WSUS
10 2 (0.22%) Nagios
10 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.22%) Control-M
10 2 (0.22%) WMI
10 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.11%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.11%) BMC Performance Manager
11 1 (0.11%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.11%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 297 (32.53%) Oracle
2 157 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 68 (7.45%) Citrix
4 67 (7.34%) VMware
5 46 (5.04%) HP
6 45 (4.93%) Business Objects
7 39 (4.27%) Veritas
8 32 (3.50%) SAP
9 28 (3.07%) Sybase
10 24 (2.63%) Informatica
11 22 (2.41%) IBM
12 20 (2.19%) Tableau
13 19 (2.08%) Charles River
14 13 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.31%) McAfee
15 12 (1.31%) Teradata
15 12 (1.31%) Kofax
16 11 (1.20%) Cognos
17 10 (1.10%) Altiris
18 8 (0.88%) Sun
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