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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 372 483 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.65% 15.13% 13.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.52% 49.85% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 252 176
Median daily rate £350 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £280 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £16.75 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £53.75 £127.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £28.13 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +14.79%
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
918 969 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.16% 30.36% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 500 598
Median daily rate £342 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 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 0 160 £375 +7.14% 24
Glasgow 0 117 £350 +7.69% 23
Renfrewshire +4 53 £300 -10.44%
Stirling +5 10 £425 -5.55%
West Lothian +1 10 £318 -3.05% 3
Aberdeen +6 9 £155 -64.57% 1
Inverclyde +11 2 £400 +23.07%
Fife +4 1 £320 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £450 - 2
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 229 (28.70%) Finance
2 210 (26.32%) Oracle
3 209 (26.19%) SQL Server
4 208 (26.07%) Java
5 205 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (24.81%) Windows
7 186 (23.31%) Microsoft
8 159 (19.92%) Linux
9 141 (17.67%) Banking
10 129 (16.17%) Unix
11 126 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 119 (14.91%) Active Directory
13 113 (14.16%) HP
14 111 (13.91%) ITIL
14 111 (13.91%) JavaScript
15 109 (13.66%) PowerShell
16 105 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
17 103 (12.91%) VMware
18 101 (12.66%) Perl
18 101 (12.66%) Windows Server
19 93 (11.65%) Migration
20 92 (11.53%) SC Cleared
21 90 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 90 (11.28%) C#
22 89 (11.15%) XML
23 87 (10.90%) Relational Database
24 85 (10.65%) SDLC
25 79 (9.90%) MS Excel
26 78 (9.77%) HTML
26 78 (9.77%) Oracle Database

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 44 (5.51%) SAS
2 43 (5.39%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.51%) OpenStack
4 27 (3.38%) MS Exchange
5 23 (2.88%) IIS
6 22 (2.76%) JBoss
7 14 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.25%) GeoServer
10 9 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.00%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.50%) Apache
15 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 79 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.63%) MS Office
3 9 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.00%) MS Project
5 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 18 (2.26%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.38%) Summit
3 10 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.75%) Global One
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.38%) Sonata
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.25%) KANA IQ
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.75%) Office 365
3 8 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.25%) IaaS
4 2 (0.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.90%) DNS
2 55 (6.89%) DHCP
2 55 (6.89%) SAN
3 28 (3.51%) HTTP
4 23 (2.88%) SSL
5 20 (2.51%) Firewall
6 11 (1.38%) HTTPS
6 11 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.25%) NAS
8 9 (1.13%) iSCSI
9 7 (0.88%) Internet
10 6 (0.75%) NetScaler
10 6 (0.75%) SMTP
11 5 (0.63%) FTP
11 5 (0.63%) LAN
12 4 (0.50%) Skype
12 4 (0.50%) VPN
13 3 (0.38%) Network Security
13 3 (0.38%) WAN
13 3 (0.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.90%) Relational Database
3 78 (9.77%) Oracle Database
4 73 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (8.65%) RDBMS
6 67 (8.40%) DB2
7 56 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (4.39%) MongoDB
11 32 (4.01%) NoSQL
11 32 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 23 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
13 23 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (2.26%) GIS
15 17 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (1.75%) MySQL
17 14 (1.75%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 43 (5.39%) JIRA
2 40 (5.01%) Subversion
3 39 (4.89%) JUnit
4 32 (4.01%) Git (software)
4 32 (4.01%) Jenkins
5 31 (3.88%) Selenium
6 30 (3.76%) HP UFT
7 25 (3.13%) TestDirector
8 23 (2.88%) Hudson
8 23 (2.88%) SoapUI
9 22 (2.76%) WinRunner
10 17 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.01%) Bower
12 13 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.63%) Maven
12 13 (1.63%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.25%) ERwin
14 9 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
15 8 (1.00%) Gradle
General
1 229 (28.70%) Finance
2 141 (17.67%) Banking
3 45 (5.64%) Retail
4 27 (3.38%) Front Office
5 23 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.26%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.25%) Billing
8 9 (1.13%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) Law
10 5 (0.63%) Marketing
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.25%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 289 (36.22%) Developer
2 157 (19.67%) Analyst
3 84 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 80 (10.03%) Java Developer
5 54 (6.77%) SQL Developer
6 42 (5.26%) Consultant
6 42 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 30 (3.76%) Architect
7 30 (3.76%) Data Analyst
7 30 (3.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 29 (3.63%) DBA
9 27 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (3.13%) .NET Developer
11 24 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
12 23 (2.88%) Applications Support
13 22 (2.76%) Administrator
14 21 (2.63%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.26%) SQL DBA
15 18 (2.26%) Tester
16 17 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (11.15%) XML
2 78 (9.77%) HTML
3 77 (9.65%) .NET
4 62 (7.77%) Spring
5 58 (7.27%) CSS
5 58 (7.27%) Web Services
6 53 (6.64%) SOAP
7 50 (6.27%) JMS
8 42 (5.26%) Middleware
9 40 (5.01%) J2SE
10 39 (4.89%) jQuery
11 37 (4.64%) AngularJS
12 35 (4.39%) REST
13 28 (3.51%) JSON
14 27 (3.38%) Java EE
15 26 (3.26%) ASP.NET
16 23 (2.88%) XSD
17 22 (2.76%) Sass
18 21 (2.63%) Node.js
18 21 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.64%) Clustering
3 29 (3.63%) Credit Risk
4 25 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.51%) PDA
7 18 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 16 (2.01%) Equities
8 16 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
8 16 (2.01%) Replication
9 13 (1.63%) Data Integration
10 12 (1.50%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.13%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.88%) Derivative
13 7 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.75%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 198 (24.81%) Windows
2 159 (19.92%) Linux
3 129 (16.17%) Unix
4 101 (12.66%) Windows Server
5 90 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (8.02%) AIX
7 64 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (5.14%) Windows XP
9 37 (4.64%) Solaris
10 34 (4.26%) Windows 7
11 31 (3.88%) HPUX
12 23 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.50%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.38%) Android
15 3 (0.38%) OS/2
15 3 (0.38%) zOS
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (13.91%) ITIL
3 93 (11.65%) Migration
4 85 (10.65%) SDLC
5 72 (9.02%) ETL
6 68 (8.52%) OO
7 60 (7.52%) Scrum
7 60 (7.52%) Software Testing
8 59 (7.39%) Data Modelling
9 54 (6.77%) OOD
10 52 (6.52%) Change Management
10 52 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (6.02%) Test Scripting
13 47 (5.89%) SOA
13 47 (5.89%) Software Engineering
13 47 (5.89%) Test Automation
14 46 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (5.14%) Mentoring
16 40 (5.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 208 (26.07%) Java
2 111 (13.91%) JavaScript
3 109 (13.66%) PowerShell
4 101 (12.66%) Perl
5 90 (11.28%) C#
6 77 (9.65%) PL/SQL
7 71 (8.90%) Python
8 64 (8.02%) T-SQL
9 51 (6.39%) VBScript
10 22 (2.76%) C++
11 19 (2.38%) CoffeeScript
12 17 (2.13%) VBA
13 16 (2.01%) VB
14 15 (1.88%) C
14 15 (1.88%) Korn
15 14 (1.75%) Bourne shell
16 13 (1.63%) Jython
16 13 (1.63%) PHP
17 8 (1.00%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 92 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 72 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (5.89%) MCSE
5 46 (5.76%) ISTQB
6 44 (5.51%) MCSA
7 39 (4.89%) Degree
7 39 (4.89%) MCTS
8 36 (4.51%) MCITP
9 26 (3.26%) ISEB
10 14 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.13%) MCP
14 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.88%) MCSD
15 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.63%) CCNA
15 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 22 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.51%) SLA
4 19 (2.38%) QA
5 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) HL7
6 3 (0.38%) SEPA
7 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 119 (14.91%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.38%) XenApp
5 23 (2.88%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.38%) Terminal Services
7 12 (1.50%) vSphere
8 9 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.00%) Docker
10 7 (0.88%) GeoWebCache
10 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.38%) RACF
13 3 (0.38%) RHEV
14 2 (0.25%) KVM
14 2 (0.25%) NFS
14 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (5.26%) Netcool
3 29 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (3.38%) SCCM
5 23 (2.88%) SCOM
6 21 (2.63%) Puppet
7 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.88%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.63%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 12 (1.50%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.38%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.13%) WSUS
12 8 (1.00%) Ansible
12 8 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 210 (26.32%) Oracle
2 186 (23.31%) Microsoft
3 113 (14.16%) HP
4 103 (12.91%) VMware
5 76 (9.52%) Citrix
6 60 (7.52%) Sybase
7 48 (6.02%) CA
8 43 (5.39%) IBM
9 35 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 29 (3.63%) Intel Security
10 29 (3.63%) Veritas
11 21 (2.63%) Teradata
12 17 (2.13%) BMC
12 17 (2.13%) SunGard
13 15 (1.88%) Symantec
14 13 (1.63%) Dell
14 13 (1.63%) Informatica
15 11 (1.38%) Cognos
15 11 (1.38%) Pega
16 10 (1.25%) Charles River
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