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 29 May 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
29 May 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 483 359 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.84% 13.89% 17.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.88% 34.82% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 188 204
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £221 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -26.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.77 £23.70 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £38.50 £62.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
931 1031 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.46% 39.88% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 620 502
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Edinburgh +7 191 £375 +7.14% 52
Glasgow +1 166 £350 +0.71% 43
West Lothian +10 21 £325 -7.20% 1
Renfrewshire 0 19 £355 +7.82% 1
Stirling -4 16 £425 +0.29% 5
Dundee 0 10 £313 - 12
Highlands - 10 - -
Fife -5 8 - - 1
Aberdeen -6 6 £410 +21.61% 5
Perth and Kinross - 5 £350 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £325 -
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 333 (35.88%) Finance
2 230 (24.78%) Java
3 227 (24.46%) Oracle
4 199 (21.44%) SQL Server
5 186 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (19.61%) Banking
7 146 (15.73%) JavaScript
8 145 (15.63%) UNIX
9 135 (14.55%) PL/SQL
10 121 (13.04%) .NET
11 109 (11.75%) C#
12 106 (11.42%) HTML
13 104 (11.21%) CSS
13 104 (11.21%) Microsoft
14 103 (11.10%) Linux
14 103 (11.10%) XML
15 102 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
16 98 (10.56%) Relational Database
17 90 (9.70%) Windows
18 86 (9.27%) Spring
19 84 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
20 83 (8.94%) OO
20 83 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 81 (8.73%) Data Analysis
21 81 (8.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 79 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
23 75 (8.08%) MS Excel
24 73 (7.87%) Security Cleared
25 71 (7.65%) ETL
26 70 (7.54%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 59 (6.36%) SAS
2 35 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 23 (2.48%) IIS
4 22 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.26%) JBoss
6 15 (1.62%) Apache
7 13 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.40%) Apache Pig
8 9 (0.97%) CMS
8 9 (0.97%) Lync
9 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.65%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.54%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.43%) Drupal
12 4 (0.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 75 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.26%) MS Office
3 19 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.86%) MS Project
5 5 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 18 (1.94%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.54%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Agresso
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
2 13 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.54%) Office 365
5 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.23%) SAN
2 25 (2.69%) IPsec
3 14 (1.51%) NAS
4 13 (1.40%) Internet
4 13 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.40%) DNS
5 12 (1.29%) FTP
6 11 (1.19%) Firewall
7 10 (1.08%) LAN
7 10 (1.08%) HTTP
8 9 (0.97%) DHCP
9 8 (0.86%) LDAP
10 7 (0.75%) SMS
11 5 (0.54%) VoIP
11 5 (0.54%) WAN
11 5 (0.54%) Intranet
11 5 (0.54%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.32%) WLAN
12 3 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 98 (10.56%) Relational Database
3 84 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (8.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 58 (6.25%) Oracle Database
8 47 (5.06%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.34%) DB2
10 30 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (2.05%) MS Access
12 19 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (1.72%) MySQL
14 15 (1.62%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.51%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (5.93%) Selenium
2 42 (4.53%) JUnit
3 40 (4.31%) JIRA
4 38 (4.09%) Visual Studio
5 37 (3.99%) Ant
6 34 (3.66%) Maven
7 32 (3.45%) Jenkins
8 30 (3.23%) Subversion
9 22 (2.37%) Toad
9 22 (2.37%) CruiseControl
10 21 (2.26%) Git (software)
11 19 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 19 (2.05%) Hudson
12 18 (1.94%) WebDriver
13 14 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
14 13 (1.40%) WinRunner
14 13 (1.40%) TestDirector
15 12 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (1.19%) PeopleTools
17 10 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 333 (35.88%) Finance
2 182 (19.61%) Banking
3 43 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 39 (4.20%) Retail
5 15 (1.62%) Retail Banking
6 13 (1.40%) Front Office
7 12 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.19%) Marketing
9 10 (1.08%) Back Office
10 7 (0.75%) Games
11 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.43%) Legal
12 4 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 405 (43.64%) Developer
2 272 (29.31%) Analyst
3 116 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 75 (8.08%) SQL Developer
5 67 (7.22%) Data Analyst
6 66 (7.11%) Test Analyst
7 62 (6.68%) Business Analyst
8 46 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 29 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
10 28 (3.02%) DBA
10 28 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 27 (2.91%) Applications Support
12 24 (2.59%) Tester
12 24 (2.59%) Integration Engineer
13 23 (2.48%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.37%) Oracle Developer
15 21 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 20 (2.16%) Administrator
17 19 (2.05%) .NET Developer
17 19 (2.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (13.04%) .NET
2 106 (11.42%) HTML
3 104 (11.21%) CSS
4 103 (11.10%) XML
5 86 (9.27%) Spring
6 70 (7.54%) Web Services
7 56 (6.03%) ASP.NET
8 51 (5.50%) JSP
9 49 (5.28%) Hibernate
10 43 (4.63%) J2EE
11 37 (3.99%) JMS
12 33 (3.56%) jQuery
13 29 (3.13%) Ajax
14 27 (2.91%) XSLT
15 26 (2.80%) RESTful
16 24 (2.59%) .NET Framework
17 22 (2.37%) Struts
18 21 (2.26%) J2SE
18 21 (2.26%) Servlets
19 19 (2.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 32 (3.45%) Clustering
4 25 (2.69%) Credit Risk
5 23 (2.48%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.37%) Data Integration
7 18 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
8 15 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.62%) Derivative
8 15 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.40%) PDA
10 11 (1.19%) Market Risk
10 11 (1.19%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.08%) User Experience
12 9 (0.97%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.97%) Replication
12 9 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.86%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.86%) Equities
13 8 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 145 (15.63%) UNIX
2 103 (11.10%) Linux
3 90 (9.70%) Windows
4 38 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (3.34%) Windows 7
6 27 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (2.37%) Solaris
8 15 (1.62%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.51%) AIX
10 13 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.08%) Android
12 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.11%) HPUX
17 1 (0.11%) NetWare
17 1 (0.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (8.94%) OO
3 81 (8.73%) Data Analysis
4 79 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (7.65%) ETL
6 68 (7.33%) SDLC
7 66 (7.11%) Migration
8 63 (6.79%) Data Modelling
9 54 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
9 54 (5.82%) TDD
10 51 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (5.50%) Scrum
11 46 (4.96%) Data Migration
12 44 (4.74%) OOD
13 43 (4.63%) Test Automation
14 41 (4.42%) Unit Testing
15 40 (4.31%) Project Management
15 40 (4.31%) MVC
16 38 (4.09%) Software Testing
17 35 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 230 (24.78%) Java
2 146 (15.73%) JavaScript
3 135 (14.55%) PL/SQL
4 109 (11.75%) C#
5 70 (7.54%) Perl
6 66 (7.11%) T-SQL
7 57 (6.14%) VBA
8 36 (3.88%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.91%) Python
9 27 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.48%) VB
11 21 (2.26%) C++
12 17 (1.83%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.29%) XPath
14 11 (1.19%) PeopleCode
14 11 (1.19%) SQR
15 10 (1.08%) PHP
16 7 (0.75%) VBScript
17 5 (0.54%) Jython
17 5 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.39%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.28%) Degree
4 29 (3.13%) ISEB
5 26 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.94%) MCTS
7 18 (1.94%) MCSE
8 13 (1.40%) MCSA
8 13 (1.40%) MCITP
9 11 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.65%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.32%) MCP
13 3 (0.32%) MCSD
13 3 (0.32%) HND
13 3 (0.32%) OCP
14 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.22%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 29 (3.13%) QA
2 8 (0.86%) SLA
3 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.43%) FATCA
4 4 (0.43%) EMIR
4 4 (0.43%) FINREP
4 4 (0.43%) MiFID
5 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.32%) COREP
6 1 (0.11%) DICOM
System Software
1 66 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 26 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.54%) vSphere
7 3 (0.32%) RACF
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.22%) Samba
8 2 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) SRDF
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (2.37%) Netcool
4 16 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (1.19%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.08%) SCCM
7 8 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.54%) Control-M
8 5 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.32%) WSUS
10 2 (0.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) WMI
10 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.11%) Nagios
11 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Statspack
11 1 (0.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 227 (24.46%) Oracle
2 104 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 57 (6.14%) Sybase
4 51 (5.50%) Citrix
5 46 (4.96%) VMware
6 39 (4.20%) Business Objects
7 26 (2.80%) Informatica
7 26 (2.80%) Veritas
8 21 (2.26%) HP
9 19 (2.05%) Teradata
10 17 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
10 17 (1.83%) McAfee
11 12 (1.29%) Netezza
11 12 (1.29%) SAP
12 10 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.08%) CA
12 10 (1.08%) Cognos
13 8 (0.86%) Sun
14 7 (0.75%) Tableau
15 6 (0.65%) Charles River
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