The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 30 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 30.61% 32.00% 42.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.56% 100.00% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 29
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£424 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £345 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £470 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.54%
SQL
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Programming Languages Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
54 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 55.10% 32.00% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 33
Average daily rate £450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £345 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Stirling region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Stirling region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 30 (53.57%) Java
3 25 (44.64%) Oracle
4 17 (30.36%) PL/SQL
4 17 (30.36%) .NET
5 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (25.00%) UML
6 14 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (23.21%) Banking
8 11 (19.64%) MS Access
9 10 (17.86%) Data Management
9 10 (17.86%) Spring
9 10 (17.86%) Data Integration
10 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
10 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.29%) VB
11 8 (14.29%) VBA
11 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.50%) Markit EDM
13 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
13 6 (10.71%) Asset Management
13 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
14 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg
14 5 (8.93%) DTS
14 5 (8.93%) GoldenSource
14 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
14 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.79%) FileNet
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.79%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 14 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (19.64%) MS Access
4 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
5 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (8.93%) DTS
6 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (3.57%) DataStage
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.79%) Toad
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 17 (30.36%) Designer
3 16 (28.57%) Analyst
4 14 (25.00%) Java Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Solutions Designer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Data Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) SQL Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Database Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Data Modeller
9 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Access Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) Spring
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) XSLT
4 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.36%) Spring MVC
4 3 (5.36%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.79%) JSP
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Integration
2 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Equities
3 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.36%) Reference Data
4 3 (5.36%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
1 3 (5.36%) Solaris
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) UML
2 10 (17.86%) Data Management
3 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
3 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
3 6 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) MVC
6 3 (5.36%) TDD
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.57%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Change Data Capture
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow
7 2 (3.57%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) PL/SQL
3 8 (14.29%) VB
3 8 (14.29%) VBA
4 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Control-M
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg
2 5 (8.93%) GoldenSource
3 4 (7.14%) Sybase
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) Reuters
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) RIMES
6 1 (1.79%) Charles River