The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 374 406 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.73% 17.21% 13.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.70% 41.64% 49.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 203 202
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £242 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £43.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.85% +150.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.87 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.50 £51.80 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.79%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1019 975 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.41% 41.33% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 508 382
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £12.42 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 135 £325 -3.70% 43
Edinburgh -3 128 £334 +2.69% 61
Stirling -1 24 £425 +6.25% 13
Aberdeen +19 15 £400 +45.45% 9
Dundee +4 12 £281 +2.27% 3
West Lothian -4 7 £304 -14.96% 2
Fife +2 4 £350 +2.94% 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 £550 -
Moray - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
Inverclyde - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 217 (30.74%) Oracle
2 212 (30.03%) Finance
3 197 (27.90%) SQL Server
4 162 (22.95%) Java
5 131 (18.56%) .NET
6 121 (17.14%) Windows
7 115 (16.29%) Microsoft
8 111 (15.72%) PL/SQL
9 110 (15.58%) UNIX
10 106 (15.01%) C#
11 98 (13.88%) Linux
12 95 (13.46%) Banking
13 84 (11.90%) Relational Database
14 79 (11.19%) Oracle Database
15 74 (10.48%) HTML
16 71 (10.06%) ETL
17 70 (9.92%) JavaScript
18 68 (9.63%) XML
19 64 (9.07%) OO
20 63 (8.92%) Web Services
21 61 (8.64%) MS Excel
22 59 (8.36%) SharePoint
23 57 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
24 56 (7.93%) Spring
25 54 (7.65%) RDBMS
25 54 (7.65%) ASP.NET
25 54 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
25 54 (7.65%) Security Cleared
26 52 (7.37%) Degree
26 52 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.96%) IIS
3 31 (4.39%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.82%) MS Exchange
5 24 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (2.41%) SAS
6 17 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.42%) CMS
10 8 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (1.13%) Apache
10 8 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.99%) Drupal
11 7 (0.99%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.57%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.42%) WordPress
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 61 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.82%) MS Office
3 20 (2.83%) MS Project
4 9 (1.27%) InfoPath
4 9 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) DOC1
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.41%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.42%) Maximo
8 2 (0.28%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.14%) Movex
9 1 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.71%) Office 365
2 3 (0.42%) GitHub
3 2 (0.28%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.40%) Firewall
2 22 (3.12%) DNS
3 18 (2.55%) DHCP
4 11 (1.56%) SAN
5 10 (1.42%) Intranet
6 6 (0.85%) Internet
6 6 (0.85%) FTP
6 6 (0.85%) IPsec
7 5 (0.71%) VLAN
8 4 (0.57%) LAN
8 4 (0.57%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.42%) WAN
10 2 (0.28%) SNMP
10 2 (0.28%) VPN
10 2 (0.28%) NAS
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.14%) Network Security
11 1 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 79 (11.19%) Oracle Database
4 54 (7.65%) RDBMS
5 52 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 49 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 38 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (3.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 23 (3.26%) MS Access
11 23 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (3.26%) MySQL
12 22 (3.12%) DB2
13 21 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (2.69%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (2.55%) Oracle9i Database
16 15 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (1.98%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 29 (4.11%) JUnit
2 28 (3.97%) Subversion
3 20 (2.83%) Selenium
4 19 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.27%) Maven
7 14 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (1.84%) JIRA
9 12 (1.70%) PowerDesigner
10 10 (1.42%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.27%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.13%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.99%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.99%) Toad
13 7 (0.99%) Ant
14 6 (0.85%) FitNesse
15 5 (0.71%) JBehave
15 5 (0.71%) CruiseControl
16 4 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 212 (30.03%) Finance
2 95 (13.46%) Banking
3 34 (4.82%) Front Office
4 24 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.99%) Retail
7 6 (0.85%) Marketing
8 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.57%) Publishing
9 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.42%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 310 (43.91%) Developer
2 179 (25.35%) Analyst
3 61 (8.64%) Java Developer
4 42 (5.95%) Data Analyst
5 40 (5.67%) Business Analyst
6 37 (5.24%) DBA
7 34 (4.82%) Consultant
7 34 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 30 (4.25%) Support Analyst
8 30 (4.25%) Oracle Developer
9 28 (3.97%) Applications Support
10 26 (3.68%) SQL Developer
11 23 (3.26%) Senior Developer
11 23 (3.26%) Tester
12 22 (3.12%) Test Analyst
12 22 (3.12%) Applications Developer
13 20 (2.83%) Applications Support Analyst
13 20 (2.83%) Administrator
14 19 (2.69%) Programmer
14 19 (2.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (18.56%) .NET
2 74 (10.48%) HTML
3 68 (9.63%) XML
4 63 (8.92%) Web Services
5 56 (7.93%) Spring
6 54 (7.65%) ASP.NET
7 43 (6.09%) CSS
8 39 (5.52%) jQuery
9 26 (3.68%) JMS
10 25 (3.54%) Hibernate
10 25 (3.54%) XSLT
11 24 (3.40%) JSON
12 21 (2.97%) J2EE
12 21 (2.97%) SOAP
13 20 (2.83%) Ajax
13 20 (2.83%) HTML5
14 18 (2.55%) Middleware
15 16 (2.27%) Java EE
16 15 (2.12%) J2SE
17 14 (1.98%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.68%) Replication
2 20 (2.83%) Derivative
2 20 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.12%) Equities
4 13 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.56%) Clustering
7 10 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.42%) Open Source
8 8 (1.13%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.99%) GIS
10 6 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.71%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.71%) NHS
12 4 (0.57%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.57%) Social Network
12 4 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 121 (17.14%) Windows
2 110 (15.58%) UNIX
3 98 (13.88%) Linux
4 44 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.68%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.97%) Solaris
8 20 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.70%) AIX
10 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.57%) Android
14 3 (0.42%) SUSE
14 3 (0.42%) HPUX
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (10.06%) ETL
2 64 (9.07%) OO
3 57 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
5 49 (6.94%) Migration
6 47 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (5.67%) Data Modelling
8 34 (4.82%) Data Management
9 32 (4.53%) Data Analysis
9 32 (4.53%) ITIL
10 30 (4.25%) MVC
11 28 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (3.97%) Scrum
12 27 (3.82%) SOA
13 26 (3.68%) Unit Testing
14 25 (3.54%) Data Migration
14 25 (3.54%) Investment Management
15 24 (3.40%) Asset Management
15 24 (3.40%) Software Engineering
16 23 (3.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (22.95%) Java
2 111 (15.72%) PL/SQL
3 106 (15.01%) C#
4 70 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 52 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 50 (7.08%) VBA
6 50 (7.08%) Shell Script
7 45 (6.37%) Perl
8 39 (5.52%) VB
9 18 (2.55%) C
10 16 (2.27%) Python
10 16 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 16 (2.27%) C++
11 15 (2.12%) VB6
12 12 (1.70%) PHP
13 9 (1.27%) VBScript
14 7 (0.99%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.85%) Groovy
16 5 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.37%) Degree
3 50 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.82%) ISEB
5 11 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.85%) MCSE
8 4 (0.57%) MCSA
8 4 (0.57%) MCTS
9 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.42%) CRISC
9 3 (0.42%) MCITP
9 3 (0.42%) HND
9 3 (0.42%) CISA
9 3 (0.42%) CISM
10 2 (0.28%) HNC
10 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.97%) QA
2 18 (2.55%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.42%) COBIT
5 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
System Software
1 37 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.27%) vSphere
4 9 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.42%) XenApp
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (1.70%) Netcool
4 9 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.13%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.85%) SCCM
7 4 (0.57%) Control-M
7 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.57%) Puppet
8 3 (0.42%) SCOM
9 2 (0.28%) Nagios
9 2 (0.28%) Cacti
9 2 (0.28%) Munin
9 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 217 (30.74%) Oracle
2 115 (16.29%) Microsoft
3 51 (7.22%) Sybase
4 40 (5.67%) HP
5 38 (5.38%) VMware
6 32 (4.53%) Business Objects
7 26 (3.68%) IBM
8 20 (2.83%) SAP
9 15 (2.12%) Citrix
10 11 (1.56%) JBoss
11 9 (1.27%) Cognos
12 8 (1.13%) Actuate
12 8 (1.13%) Informatica
12 8 (1.13%) Siebel
12 8 (1.13%) Altiris
13 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.85%) Reuters
14 6 (0.85%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.85%) McAfee
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