Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 19 November 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 > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 373 296 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.90% 13.88% 10.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.25% 38.00% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 218 223
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £267 £276
90th Percentile £488 £475 £595
Scotland median daily rate £380 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £47.25 £32.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.17% +44.54% -23.08%
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% - +128.57%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1029 779 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.59% 36.52% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 485 502
Edinburgh median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.50 £47.25 £28.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% +63.14% -17.25%
10th Percentile £20.20 £41.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL.

1 146 (39.14%) Finance
2 105 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (25.47%) Oracle
4 83 (22.25%) Java
5 80 (21.45%) SQL Server
6 68 (18.23%) PL/SQL
7 63 (16.89%) Banking
8 60 (16.09%) JavaScript
9 54 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (13.14%) .NET
11 46 (12.33%) XML
11 46 (12.33%) Linux
12 45 (12.06%) HTML
12 45 (12.06%) C#
13 44 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (10.99%) ETL
15 40 (10.72%) T-SQL
16 37 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
16 37 (9.92%) Test Automation
17 36 (9.65%) Python
17 36 (9.65%) Microsoft
18 35 (9.38%) Web Services
18 35 (9.38%) CSS
19 33 (8.85%) SAS
20 32 (8.58%) Analytics
21 30 (8.04%) Scrum
21 30 (8.04%) Data Analysis
22 28 (7.51%) Oracle Database
23 26 (6.97%) BDD
24 25 (6.70%) Asset Management

SQL
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 33 (8.85%) SAS
2 11 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.68%) JBoss
4 8 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.61%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.80%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.54%) IIS
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Confluence
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.27%) MTS
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.02%) Markit EDM
2 8 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.54%) assyst
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.34%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.07%) Office 365
5 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.54%) GitHub
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) npm
6 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.07%) HTTP
1 4 (1.07%) Skype
1 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.80%) DNS
3 2 (0.54%) AMQP
3 2 (0.54%) CTI
3 2 (0.54%) DHCP
3 2 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.27%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.27%) Internet
4 1 (0.27%) NAS
4 1 (0.27%) Network Security
4 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (21.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (7.51%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.83%) MySQL
6 14 (3.75%) Big Data
6 14 (3.75%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.75%) Power BI
6 14 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.68%) PowerPivot
8 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.41%) PowerCenter
9 9 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.14%) DB2
10 8 (2.14%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (4.83%) Git (software)
1 18 (4.83%) Jenkins
1 18 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (4.02%) Maven
2 15 (4.02%) Subversion
3 14 (3.75%) JIRA
4 10 (2.68%) Selenium
5 9 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.14%) FitNesse
7 5 (1.34%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.34%) JUnit
8 4 (1.07%) JMeter
8 4 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.80%) Bower
9 3 (0.80%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.80%) Mockito
9 3 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 146 (39.14%) Finance
2 63 (16.89%) Banking
3 20 (5.36%) Retail Banking
4 7 (1.88%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (1.34%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 161 (43.16%) Developer
2 125 (33.51%) Analyst
3 45 (12.06%) SQL Developer
4 31 (8.31%) Data Analyst
5 30 (8.04%) Java Developer
6 29 (7.77%) Consultant
7 28 (7.51%) Business Analyst
8 27 (7.24%) Test Analyst
9 25 (6.70%) Oracle Developer
9 25 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (5.09%) .NET Developer
10 19 (5.09%) DBA
11 18 (4.83%) Senior Test Analyst
11 18 (4.83%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (4.02%) PL/SQL Developer
13 15 (4.02%) Senior Developer
14 13 (3.49%) SQL Analyst
15 12 (3.22%) Service Analyst
15 12 (3.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.14%) .NET
2 46 (12.33%) XML
3 45 (12.06%) HTML
4 35 (9.38%) CSS
4 35 (9.38%) Web Services
5 22 (5.90%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.63%) jQuery
6 21 (5.63%) Spring
7 20 (5.36%) RESTful
8 19 (5.09%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.02%) Hibernate
10 12 (3.22%) JMS
11 11 (2.95%) Java EE
11 11 (2.95%) JPA
11 11 (2.95%) React
12 10 (2.68%) Node.js
13 9 (2.41%) Ajax
13 9 (2.41%) Drools
13 9 (2.41%) HTML5
13 9 (2.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (3.22%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.68%) Credit Risk
5 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.61%) User Experience
8 5 (1.34%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.07%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.80%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.33%) Linux
2 21 (5.63%) Windows
3 15 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.49%) Unix
5 7 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (10.99%) ETL
4 37 (9.92%) Test Automation
5 32 (8.58%) Analytics
6 30 (8.04%) Data Analysis
6 30 (8.04%) Scrum
7 26 (6.97%) BDD
8 25 (6.70%) Asset Management
8 25 (6.70%) Data Modelling
9 20 (5.36%) MVC
9 20 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.09%) TDD
10 19 (5.09%) User Stories
11 18 (4.83%) DevOps
12 16 (4.29%) Business Analysis
12 16 (4.29%) Kanban
12 16 (4.29%) Visualisation
13 15 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (22.25%) Java
2 68 (18.23%) PL/SQL
3 60 (16.09%) JavaScript
4 45 (12.06%) C#
5 40 (10.72%) T-SQL
6 36 (9.65%) Python
7 11 (2.95%) VB
7 11 (2.95%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.88%) PHP
9 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.34%) Perl
10 5 (1.34%) VB6
11 4 (1.07%) VBA
12 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.80%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.54%) Go
13 2 (0.54%) R
13 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (6.70%) Degree
2 5 (1.34%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.54%) CIMA
5 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.54%) ISEB
5 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.54%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) HND
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.27%) MCP
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
6 1 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.68%) Data Quality
1 10 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.88%) QA
3 6 (1.61%) EMIR
4 3 (0.80%) GDPR
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Basel II
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.61%) Docker
4 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.22%) Ansible
2 6 (1.61%) Puppet
3 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.07%) SCCM
4 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 95 (25.47%) Oracle
2 36 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.83%) Teradata
4 14 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.68%) VMware
6 9 (2.41%) Informatica
7 7 (1.88%) HP
7 7 (1.88%) Tableau
8 6 (1.61%) Charles River
9 5 (1.34%) Cognos
9 5 (1.34%) Google
9 5 (1.34%) Pega
10 3 (0.80%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.80%) SAP
11 2 (0.54%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.54%) Avaya
11 2 (0.54%) FactSet
11 2 (0.54%) Splunk
11 2 (0.54%) Sybase
12 1 (0.27%) Synology