The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 77 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 9 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.99% 1.05% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.10% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 18
Median daily rate £290 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £530 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +41.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Edinburgh

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Edinburgh

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Edinburgh

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
3 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 9 (34.62%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) ETL
8 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (11.54%) MVC
9 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
9 3 (11.54%) Fund Management
9 3 (11.54%) WPF
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
10 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (7.69%) WCF
10 2 (7.69%) Marketing
10 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
10 2 (7.69%) jQuery

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (3.85%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
6 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) Mockito
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
2 3 (11.54%) WPF
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (15.38%) ETL
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Fund Management
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
3 9 (34.62%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.85%) Netezza