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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 446 310 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.45% 12.54% 16.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.10% 36.21% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 158 177
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £15.90 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £150.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.09%
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
947 856 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.93% 34.63% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 452 449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 16
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +8 204 £398 +13.57% 45
Glasgow 0 137 £375 +11.94% 26
Renfrewshire +8 25 £347 -10.90%
West Lothian 0 18 £325 -1.51% 7
Stirling -5 15 £398 -11.66% 2
Fife -2 8 £255 -23.01% 2
Aberdeen 0 7 £260 -36.58% 2
Dundee 0 5 £300 +6.66% 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 283 (30.36%) Finance
2 281 (30.15%) Oracle
3 239 (25.64%) SQL Server
4 189 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (19.42%) PL/SQL
6 179 (19.21%) Java
7 141 (15.13%) Banking
8 133 (14.27%) .NET
8 133 (14.27%) Microsoft
9 127 (13.63%) C#
10 121 (12.98%) JavaScript
11 117 (12.55%) UNIX
12 109 (11.70%) XML
13 103 (11.05%) Linux
14 102 (10.94%) Windows
15 98 (10.52%) T-SQL
16 95 (10.19%) Relational Database
17 91 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
18 87 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
18 87 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
19 85 (9.12%) HTML
19 85 (9.12%) Security Cleared
20 84 (9.01%) Oracle Database
21 83 (8.91%) CSS
22 81 (8.69%) Web Services
22 81 (8.69%) Spring
23 79 (8.48%) ASP.NET
24 76 (8.15%) Migration
25 75 (8.05%) ETL
25 75 (8.05%) SC Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 51 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.61%) SAS
3 41 (4.40%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.90%) IIS
5 21 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (1.82%) MS Project Server
7 14 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.39%) JBoss
8 13 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.18%) Apache
10 10 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.07%) CMS
11 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.75%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.64%) FileNet
14 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.76%) MS Office
3 23 (2.47%) MS Project
4 17 (1.82%) InfoPath
5 11 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (4.94%) Markit EDM
2 19 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.32%) Agresso
6 3 (0.32%) Eagle STAR
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.43%) SaaS
3 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.04%) SAN
2 39 (4.18%) IPsec
3 33 (3.54%) NAS
4 19 (2.04%) DNS
5 16 (1.72%) HTTP
6 15 (1.61%) DHCP
7 14 (1.50%) Internet
8 13 (1.39%) Firewall
8 13 (1.39%) SMS
9 9 (0.97%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.75%) VPN
11 5 (0.54%) LAN
12 4 (0.43%) Intranet
12 4 (0.43%) FTP
13 3 (0.32%) LDAP
13 3 (0.32%) WAN
13 3 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (0.21%) SSL
15 1 (0.11%) VoIP
15 1 (0.11%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.19%) Relational Database
3 87 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (9.01%) Oracle Database
5 71 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 61 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (4.83%) RDBMS
9 38 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
10 35 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (2.79%) SAP Data Services
12 24 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (2.04%) DB2
15 18 (1.93%) MySQL
16 17 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 17 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
18 15 (1.61%) QlikView
18 15 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 48 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 44 (4.72%) Selenium
3 35 (3.76%) Subversion
4 29 (3.11%) JUnit
5 26 (2.79%) Maven
6 24 (2.58%) JIRA
7 23 (2.47%) CruiseControl
7 23 (2.47%) Ant
8 19 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.82%) Toad
9 17 (1.82%) TestDirector
9 17 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (1.72%) WinRunner
11 15 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.50%) PVCS
13 13 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
13 13 (1.39%) FitNesse
13 13 (1.39%) Git (software)
14 11 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 283 (30.36%) Finance
2 141 (15.13%) Banking
3 34 (3.65%) Retail
4 28 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.93%) Front Office
6 12 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 6 (0.64%) Advertising
7 6 (0.64%) Back Office
8 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.54%) Games
9 4 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.21%) Marketing
10 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.21%) Legal
10 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 427 (45.82%) Developer
2 246 (26.39%) Analyst
3 98 (10.52%) Java Developer
4 57 (6.12%) Test Analyst
5 56 (6.01%) Senior Developer
6 53 (5.69%) Data Analyst
7 44 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 43 (4.61%) SQL Developer
9 38 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
10 37 (3.97%) .NET Developer
11 36 (3.86%) Oracle Developer
12 30 (3.22%) Applications Support
13 28 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
13 28 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 27 (2.90%) Consultant
14 27 (2.90%) DBA
15 26 (2.79%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.47%) Software Developer
17 22 (2.36%) Programmer
18 21 (2.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.27%) .NET
2 109 (11.70%) XML
3 85 (9.12%) HTML
4 83 (8.91%) CSS
5 81 (8.69%) Web Services
5 81 (8.69%) Spring
6 79 (8.48%) ASP.NET
7 38 (4.08%) J2EE
7 38 (4.08%) JSP
7 38 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 35 (3.76%) XSLT
9 34 (3.65%) Hibernate
10 33 (3.54%) jQuery
10 33 (3.54%) JMS
11 28 (3.00%) Ajax
12 23 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (2.36%) JSON
14 21 (2.25%) Spring MVC
14 21 (2.25%) Struts
15 20 (2.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.90%) Clustering
3 30 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 18 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.93%) Replication
6 17 (1.82%) Credit Risk
7 16 (1.72%) PDA
8 15 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (1.50%) Market Risk
10 11 (1.18%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.07%) Derivative
12 9 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.97%) Equities
12 9 (0.97%) Open Source
13 8 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.64%) User Experience
15 6 (0.64%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 117 (12.55%) UNIX
2 103 (11.05%) Linux
3 102 (10.94%) Windows
4 45 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (3.86%) Windows 7
6 35 (3.76%) Solaris
7 32 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (2.36%) AIX
9 18 (1.93%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.86%) Android
14 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.54%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.43%) HPUX
17 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.11%) zOS
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (8.15%) Migration
4 75 (8.05%) ETL
5 63 (6.76%) OO
6 57 (6.12%) MVC
6 57 (6.12%) Data Analysis
7 54 (5.79%) Data Modelling
8 51 (5.47%) Scrum
9 42 (4.51%) Configuration Management
10 41 (4.40%) TDD
11 40 (4.29%) Asset Management
11 40 (4.29%) Investment Management
12 39 (4.18%) Data Migration
13 37 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (3.86%) Test Scripting
14 36 (3.86%) Project Management
14 36 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (3.76%) Unit Testing
16 32 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 181 (19.42%) PL/SQL
2 179 (19.21%) Java
3 127 (13.63%) C#
4 121 (12.98%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.52%) T-SQL
6 56 (6.01%) Perl
7 43 (4.61%) VBA
8 25 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.58%) C++
10 21 (2.25%) VBScript
11 19 (2.04%) VB
12 15 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 15 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.50%) XPath
14 10 (1.07%) PHP
15 9 (0.97%) Python
16 6 (0.64%) Groovy
16 6 (0.64%) VB6
17 5 (0.54%) Jython
18 4 (0.43%) REXX
Qualifications
1 85 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.72%) Degree
4 26 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.15%) MCTS
5 20 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 19 (2.04%) ISEB
7 18 (1.93%) MCSE
7 18 (1.93%) MCITP
8 16 (1.72%) MCSA
9 8 (0.86%) VCP4
10 6 (0.64%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.43%) PMP
11 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.36%) QA
3 6 (0.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) MiFID
4 1 (0.11%) DICOM
4 1 (0.11%) FATCA
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 73 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.65%) VMware ESX
4 18 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.54%) RACF
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.32%) KVM
8 3 (0.32%) RHEV
9 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) vCloud
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 37 (3.97%) Netcool
3 34 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (2.47%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.86%) SCCM
7 5 (0.54%) SCOM
8 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.32%) WSUS
10 2 (0.21%) WMI
10 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.21%) Control-M
11 1 (0.11%) Nagios
11 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.11%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.11%) BMC Performance Manager
11 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 281 (30.15%) Oracle
2 133 (14.27%) Microsoft
3 68 (7.30%) Citrix
4 64 (6.87%) VMware
5 45 (4.83%) Business Objects
6 40 (4.29%) Veritas
7 31 (3.33%) Sybase
7 31 (3.33%) SAP
8 30 (3.22%) HP
8 30 (3.22%) Informatica
9 21 (2.25%) Charles River
10 20 (2.15%) IBM
11 19 (2.04%) Tableau
12 17 (1.82%) McAfee
13 14 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.29%) Cognos
15 11 (1.18%) Teradata
15 11 (1.18%) Netezza
16 9 (0.97%) BMC
16 9 (0.97%) CA
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £510 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Midlothian
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connectus
Rate: £430.7 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £135.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £192.38 per week
Posted: 14 days ago