The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 4.05% 18.75% 18.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.27% 39.13% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £340 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 - £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 11 23 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 14.86% 47.92% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Median daily rate £160 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £350 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Aberdeen

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Aberdeen

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Aberdeen over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Aberdeen

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for SQL.

1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) XPath
3 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (33.33%) PLM
3 2 (33.33%) Teamcenter
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Itk
3 2 (33.33%) Siemens NX
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) DHTML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Tcl
3 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (33.33%) webMethods
3 2 (33.33%) CAD

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 2 (33.33%) Siemens NX
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Product Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Writer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Product Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SSRS Report Writer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) DHTML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Itk
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) CAD
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) PLM
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Tcl
2 2 (33.33%) XPath
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) webMethods
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft