The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 358 484 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.84% 14.91% 16.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.32% 48.64% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 256 230
Median daily rate £335 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.89% +61.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.55 £15.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £57.61 £144.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
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
888 995 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.29% 30.64% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 525 563
Median daily rate £340 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 167 £371 +3.12% 23
Glasgow -1 105 £325 - 17
Renfrewshire +4 40 £297 -11.24%
West Lothian +1 11 £310 -4.61% 4
Fife +6 8 £275 -6.77%
Highlands +7 7 £275 -
Aberdeen +3 3 £155 -66.48% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £371 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 211 (28.44%) Finance
2 199 (26.82%) Java
3 194 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (26.01%) Oracle
5 191 (25.74%) SQL Server
6 172 (23.18%) Windows
7 166 (22.37%) Microsoft
8 157 (21.16%) Linux
9 136 (18.33%) Unix
10 119 (16.04%) Banking
11 112 (15.09%) HP
12 110 (14.82%) ITIL
13 108 (14.56%) Security Cleared
14 106 (14.29%) Perl
15 104 (14.02%) Active Directory
16 102 (13.75%) PowerShell
17 101 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
17 101 (13.61%) C#
18 98 (13.21%) JavaScript
19 97 (13.07%) Relational Database
20 90 (12.13%) SDLC
21 89 (11.99%) .NET
21 89 (11.99%) XML
22 88 (11.86%) VMware
23 83 (11.19%) Windows Server
24 82 (11.05%) SC Cleared
25 81 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
25 81 (10.92%) Migration
26 80 (10.78%) Oracle Database
27 77 (10.38%) MS Excel

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (4.99%) SAS
1 37 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.77%) JBoss
3 27 (3.64%) OpenStack
4 25 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 23 (3.10%) IIS
6 13 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.21%) GeoServer
9 8 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.54%) Apache
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.40%) CICS
Applications
1 77 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.45%) MS Office
3 8 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.08%) MS Project
4 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 20 (2.70%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.48%) Summit
3 10 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.81%) Global One
7 4 (0.54%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 3 (0.40%) Sonata
8 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.27%) KANA IQ
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.89%) Office 365
2 13 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.54%) IaaS
4 4 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.89%) DNS
2 53 (7.14%) SAN
3 50 (6.74%) DHCP
4 15 (2.02%) Firewall
5 12 (1.62%) SSL
5 12 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.08%) HTTP
7 7 (0.94%) Internet
7 7 (0.94%) NAS
8 6 (0.81%) SMTP
9 5 (0.67%) LDAP
10 4 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (0.54%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.54%) LAN
10 4 (0.54%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.40%) Network Security
11 3 (0.40%) SSH
11 3 (0.40%) VPN
11 3 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 97 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 80 (10.78%) Oracle Database
4 75 (10.11%) RDBMS
5 74 (9.97%) DB2
6 62 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (3.37%) NoSQL
12 23 (3.10%) MongoDB
13 22 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (2.29%) GIS
16 16 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
19 13 (1.75%) MySQL
19 13 (1.75%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 44 (5.93%) JIRA
1 44 (5.93%) JUnit
2 37 (4.99%) Subversion
3 30 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.91%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.23%) Selenium
6 23 (3.10%) HP UFT
7 21 (2.83%) Hudson
8 17 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.29%) TestDirector
8 17 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.16%) Maven
10 15 (2.02%) Bower
11 14 (1.89%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.75%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.75%) WinRunner
13 11 (1.48%) ERwin
14 9 (1.21%) LoadRunner
14 9 (1.21%) Toad
14 9 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 211 (28.44%) Finance
2 119 (16.04%) Banking
3 39 (5.26%) Retail
4 24 (3.23%) Front Office
5 22 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.62%) Billing
8 10 (1.35%) Legal
9 9 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.81%) Law
11 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.67%) Marketing
13 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) French Language
14 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Back Office
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 271 (36.52%) Developer
2 146 (19.68%) Analyst
3 83 (11.19%) Java Developer
4 74 (9.97%) Test Analyst
5 58 (7.82%) SQL Developer
6 38 (5.12%) Consultant
7 35 (4.72%) Senior Developer
8 34 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 25 (3.37%) Applications Support
9 25 (3.37%) Data Analyst
10 24 (3.23%) DBA
10 24 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 20 (2.70%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.56%) Administrator
15 18 (2.43%) Tester
16 17 (2.29%) C++ Developer
16 17 (2.29%) Systems Analyst
17 16 (2.16%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (11.99%) .NET
1 89 (11.99%) XML
2 67 (9.03%) HTML
3 64 (8.63%) Spring
4 59 (7.95%) JMS
5 55 (7.41%) Web Services
6 46 (6.20%) CSS
7 43 (5.80%) J2SE
8 39 (5.26%) SOAP
9 38 (5.12%) jQuery
10 32 (4.31%) AngularJS
11 31 (4.18%) Java EE
12 26 (3.50%) ASP.NET
13 21 (2.83%) Hibernate
13 21 (2.83%) Middleware
13 21 (2.83%) XSLT
14 20 (2.70%) Sass
15 18 (2.43%) Node.js
16 16 (2.16%) JSON
17 15 (2.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.80%) Clustering
3 25 (3.37%) Credit Risk
4 24 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.83%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
7 17 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.29%) Replication
8 16 (2.16%) Equities
9 12 (1.62%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.62%) PDA
10 11 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.08%) LIMS
12 7 (0.94%) Derivative
12 7 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.81%) PKI
13 6 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 172 (23.18%) Windows
2 157 (21.16%) Linux
3 136 (18.33%) Unix
4 83 (11.19%) Windows Server
5 81 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (6.47%) AIX
9 32 (4.31%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.50%) Windows 7
11 25 (3.37%) Solaris
12 24 (3.23%) HPUX
13 19 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.62%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.40%) Android
16 3 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.40%) OS/2
16 3 (0.40%) zOS
17 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (14.82%) ITIL
3 90 (12.13%) SDLC
4 81 (10.92%) Migration
5 62 (8.36%) OO
6 55 (7.41%) ETL
6 55 (7.41%) Scrum
7 51 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
7 51 (6.87%) Software Testing
8 50 (6.74%) Data Modelling
8 50 (6.74%) OOD
9 44 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (5.80%) Change Management
11 42 (5.66%) Software Engineering
12 41 (5.53%) Test Scripting
13 38 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (5.12%) SOA
14 36 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (4.85%) Mentoring
15 35 (4.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 199 (26.82%) Java
2 106 (14.29%) Perl
3 102 (13.75%) PowerShell
4 101 (13.61%) C#
5 98 (13.21%) JavaScript
6 73 (9.84%) Python
7 71 (9.57%) PL/SQL
8 64 (8.63%) T-SQL
9 50 (6.74%) VBScript
10 23 (3.10%) C++
11 21 (2.83%) C
11 21 (2.83%) VB
12 20 (2.70%) VBA
13 18 (2.43%) CoffeeScript
14 15 (2.02%) Korn
15 14 (1.89%) Bourne shell
15 14 (1.89%) PHP
16 13 (1.75%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.21%) Scala
18 5 (0.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 108 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 82 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (5.12%) MCSE
5 36 (4.85%) ISTQB
6 34 (4.58%) Degree
6 34 (4.58%) MCSA
7 31 (4.18%) MCTS
8 27 (3.64%) MCITP
9 25 (3.37%) ISEB
10 13 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.21%) MCP
13 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.94%) MCSD
15 6 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.67%) CCNA
16 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (2.70%) QA
3 18 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.89%) SLA
5 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.54%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 104 (14.02%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.23%) XenApp
5 19 (2.56%) Terminal Services
6 14 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.48%) vSphere
8 7 (0.94%) Docker
8 7 (0.94%) GeoWebCache
8 7 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.54%) NFS
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.40%) RACF
12 3 (0.40%) RHEV
13 2 (0.27%) KVM
13 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (4.45%) Netcool
3 23 (3.10%) SCCM
3 23 (3.10%) SCOM
4 20 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (2.02%) Tivoli
6 13 (1.75%) Puppet
7 11 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
8 10 (1.35%) Ansible
9 8 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.67%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 5 (0.67%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (26.01%) Oracle
2 166 (22.37%) Microsoft
3 112 (15.09%) HP
4 88 (11.86%) VMware
5 65 (8.76%) Sybase
6 64 (8.63%) Citrix
7 40 (5.39%) CA
8 33 (4.45%) Red Hat
9 29 (3.91%) IBM
10 20 (2.70%) Intel Security
10 20 (2.70%) Veritas
11 19 (2.56%) Teradata
12 17 (2.29%) SunGard
13 15 (2.02%) Informatica
14 12 (1.62%) Symantec
15 10 (1.35%) BMC
16 9 (1.21%) Charles River
17 7 (0.94%) Altiris
17 7 (0.94%) Brocade
17 7 (0.94%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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