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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 505 463 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.17% 16.54% 13.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.98% 41.19% 42.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 244 164
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £28.19 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.08% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £15.28 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.61 £144.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +8.49%
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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
1031 1124 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.96% 40.14% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 586 383
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 24
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Glasgow -1 200 £330 -12.00% 42
Edinburgh +2 198 £374 -6.56% 37
West Lothian -2 25 £323 -14.00% 1
Renfrewshire -8 16 £335 +3.67% 1
Dundee +4 12 £388 +19.23% 4
Aberdeen -7 7 £463 +32.14% 5
Stirling -7 6 £450 +20.00%
Fife -6 5 £295 +63.88% 3
East Lothian - 4 - - 1
Highlands +3 2 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 396 (40.53%) Finance
2 252 (25.79%) Oracle
3 240 (24.56%) Java
4 211 (21.60%) SQL Server
5 192 (19.65%) Banking
6 182 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (18.53%) UNIX
8 149 (15.25%) JavaScript
9 148 (15.15%) PL/SQL
10 121 (12.38%) HTML
11 116 (11.87%) C#
12 113 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
13 112 (11.46%) .NET
14 104 (10.64%) ETL
15 101 (10.34%) Microsoft
16 100 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 99 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
18 98 (10.03%) Linux
18 98 (10.03%) CSS
19 92 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 90 (9.21%) OO
21 88 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
22 86 (8.80%) Relational Database
23 85 (8.70%) SDLC
23 85 (8.70%) Windows
23 85 (8.70%) T-SQL
24 84 (8.60%) Data Modelling
25 82 (8.39%) Migration
26 81 (8.29%) Spring
27 77 (7.88%) Sybase

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (4.81%) SAS
2 26 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.54%) IIS
6 14 (1.43%) Apache
7 13 (1.33%) JBoss
7 13 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.13%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.82%) Lync
10 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.51%) Node.js
12 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.41%) Documentum
12 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.31%) FileNet
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
13 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 65 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (1.74%) MS Office
4 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.82%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.72%) Siemens NX
7 4 (0.41%) CATIA
8 3 (0.31%) MS Project
9 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (3.17%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.61%) Summit
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.61%) Agresso
5 5 (0.51%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.10%) assyst
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) ACBS
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (0.51%) Office 365
4 3 (0.31%) Taleo
4 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.07%) SAN
2 11 (1.13%) Internet
3 10 (1.02%) LAN
4 9 (0.92%) FTP
4 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.92%) IPsec
4 9 (0.92%) NAS
5 7 (0.72%) Firewall
5 7 (0.72%) DHCP
5 7 (0.72%) DNS
6 5 (0.51%) HTTP
6 5 (0.51%) VoIP
6 5 (0.51%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.41%) WAN
8 3 (0.31%) LDAP
8 3 (0.31%) WLAN
8 3 (0.31%) IPv4
8 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 100 (10.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (8.80%) Relational Database
6 71 (7.27%) Oracle Database
7 50 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (5.02%) RDBMS
9 37 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
10 36 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 35 (3.58%) DB2
12 28 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (2.56%) MS Access
14 18 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (1.74%) Data Mining
16 13 (1.33%) DTS
16 13 (1.33%) QlikView
16 13 (1.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 47 (4.81%) JUnit
2 38 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 35 (3.58%) Ant
3 35 (3.58%) Selenium
4 31 (3.17%) Toad
5 28 (2.87%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.46%) Maven
7 21 (2.15%) Git (software)
7 21 (2.15%) Hudson
8 20 (2.05%) JIRA
9 16 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.43%) Subversion
11 12 (1.23%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.92%) HP UFT
14 9 (0.92%) Gradle
15 8 (0.82%) PeopleTools
15 8 (0.82%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 396 (40.53%) Finance
2 192 (19.65%) Banking
3 40 (4.09%) Retail
4 34 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.84%) Front Office
7 15 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.43%) Back Office
9 13 (1.33%) Marketing
10 12 (1.23%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.02%) Legal
12 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.51%) Military
14 4 (0.41%) Advertising
15 2 (0.20%) Games
16 1 (0.10%) Electronics
16 1 (0.10%) Law
16 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 459 (46.98%) Developer
2 273 (27.94%) Analyst
3 130 (13.31%) Java Developer
4 102 (10.44%) SQL Developer
5 78 (7.98%) Business Analyst
6 69 (7.06%) Test Analyst
7 61 (6.24%) Data Analyst
8 37 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 34 (3.48%) DBA
10 32 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
11 30 (3.07%) Applications Support
12 28 (2.87%) Architect
13 27 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
14 25 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (2.46%) .NET Developer
15 24 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (2.05%) Administrator
17 18 (1.84%) SQL Server Developer
18 17 (1.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (12.38%) HTML
2 112 (11.46%) .NET
3 98 (10.03%) CSS
4 81 (8.29%) Spring
5 76 (7.78%) XML
6 70 (7.16%) Web Services
7 53 (5.42%) jQuery
8 52 (5.32%) J2EE
9 50 (5.12%) ASP.NET
10 47 (4.81%) Hibernate
11 37 (3.79%) JSP
12 33 (3.38%) JMS
13 25 (2.56%) .NET Framework
14 23 (2.35%) Ajax
15 22 (2.25%) Middleware
15 22 (2.25%) J2SE
16 21 (2.15%) XSL
17 19 (1.94%) RESTful
18 17 (1.74%) XSLT
18 17 (1.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.68%) Derivative
3 28 (2.87%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.66%) Equity Derivative
4 26 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.05%) Data Integration
5 20 (2.05%) Clustering
6 18 (1.84%) Credit Risk
7 14 (1.43%) Equities
8 12 (1.23%) Replication
9 11 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.92%) User Experience
10 9 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 9 (0.92%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.72%) PKI
12 6 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 181 (18.53%) UNIX
2 98 (10.03%) Linux
3 85 (8.70%) Windows
4 22 (2.25%) Solaris
5 20 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.84%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.43%) AIX
9 11 (1.13%) HPUX
10 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.41%) Android
13 4 (0.41%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.31%) zOS
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.10%) OS/400
16 1 (0.10%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (10.64%) ETL
3 90 (9.21%) OO
4 88 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (8.70%) SDLC
6 84 (8.60%) Data Modelling
7 82 (8.39%) Migration
8 65 (6.65%) TDD
8 65 (6.65%) Data Analysis
9 60 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
10 52 (5.32%) OOD
11 49 (5.02%) Data Migration
12 48 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (4.40%) Unit Testing
13 43 (4.40%) Software Engineering
13 43 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (4.30%) Data Management
15 41 (4.20%) MVC
16 38 (3.89%) Asset Management
16 38 (3.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 240 (24.56%) Java
2 149 (15.25%) JavaScript
3 148 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 116 (11.87%) C#
5 85 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 65 (6.65%) Perl
7 63 (6.45%) VBA
8 53 (5.42%) Shell Script
9 29 (2.97%) C++
10 28 (2.87%) Python
11 21 (2.15%) VB
12 19 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.54%) XPath
13 15 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.33%) C
15 11 (1.13%) Tcl
16 8 (0.82%) PeopleCode
16 8 (0.82%) SQR
17 7 (0.72%) PHP
18 6 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 33 (3.38%) Degree
2 33 (3.38%) ISEB
3 26 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.02%) MCTS
7 10 (1.02%) MCSE
8 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.41%) MCSA
9 4 (0.41%) MCP
10 3 (0.31%) MCSD
10 3 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.31%) MCITP
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.20%) CISA
11 2 (0.20%) QiCA
12 1 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.07%) QA
2 20 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.41%) SLA
4 4 (0.41%) FINREP
5 3 (0.31%) MiFID
5 3 (0.31%) FATCA
5 3 (0.31%) EMIR
5 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.31%) COREP
6 1 (0.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 41 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.82%) vSphere
5 7 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (1.02%) Control-M
4 9 (0.92%) SCCM
5 8 (0.82%) Netcool
6 6 (0.61%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.20%) WMI
10 2 (0.20%) WSUS
10 2 (0.20%) Oozie
11 1 (0.10%) logstash
11 1 (0.10%) Opsview
11 1 (0.10%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 252 (25.79%) Oracle
2 101 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 77 (7.88%) Sybase
4 32 (3.28%) Informatica
4 32 (3.28%) VMware
5 27 (2.76%) Teradata
5 27 (2.76%) Citrix
6 24 (2.46%) HP
7 12 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
8 11 (1.13%) SAP
8 11 (1.13%) Veritas
8 11 (1.13%) Tableau
9 10 (1.02%) IBM
9 10 (1.02%) Cognos
10 8 (0.82%) webMethods
11 7 (0.72%) Sun
11 7 (0.72%) CA
12 6 (0.61%) McAfee
13 5 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.51%) Perforce
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