Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 177 323 318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.14% 12.95% 11.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.70% 36.54% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 158 217
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £256 £309 £306
90th Percentile £475 £575 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +107.59% -67.58%
10th Percentile £22.25 £35.00 £15.86
90th Percentile £22.75 £35.00 £31.49
Scotland median hourly rate £31.75 £24.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +30.93% +53.97% -43.24%

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 639 884 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.62% 35.45% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 500 615
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £313
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +102.38% -59.62%
10th Percentile £28.63 £35.00 £16.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £47.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year -13.04% +135.66% -61.18%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL.

1 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.81%) Public Sector
3 46 (25.99%) Finance
4 43 (24.29%) C#
5 41 (23.16%) .NET
6 40 (22.60%) Java
7 34 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (18.08%) Test Automation
9 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
9 31 (17.51%) JIRA
10 30 (16.95%) Selenium
11 29 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (15.25%) Oracle
13 25 (14.12%) Python
14 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
14 24 (13.56%) JavaScript
15 23 (12.99%) Windows
15 23 (12.99%) BDD
16 22 (12.43%) React
17 19 (10.73%) T-SQL
17 19 (10.73%) Migration
17 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
18 18 (10.17%) OO
18 18 (10.17%) SharePoint
18 18 (10.17%) Cucumber
18 18 (10.17%) Azure
18 18 (10.17%) Postman
19 17 (9.60%) User Stories
19 17 (9.60%) Linux
19 17 (9.60%) Business Intelligence

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 18 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.52%) IIS
4 5 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.69%) Confluence
5 3 (1.69%) SAS
5 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.13%) Drupal
6 2 (1.13%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.39%) assyst
3 5 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.17%) Azure
2 15 (8.47%) Office 365
3 9 (5.08%) OneDrive
4 7 (3.95%) Boomi
4 7 (3.95%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.26%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.13%) AWS
6 2 (1.13%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (1.13%) SaaS
6 2 (1.13%) ShareGate
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
1 4 (2.26%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.34%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.78%) DB2
5 10 (5.65%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (4.52%) MySQL
7 6 (3.39%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.69%) Power BI
10 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.13%) Base SAS
11 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 31 (17.51%) JIRA
2 30 (16.95%) Selenium
3 18 (10.17%) Cucumber
3 18 (10.17%) Postman
4 15 (8.47%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.34%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.65%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.65%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.39%) JMeter
8 4 (2.26%) JUnit
9 3 (1.69%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.69%) NUnit
9 3 (1.69%) REST Assured
10 2 (1.13%) Mocha
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 51 (28.81%) Public Sector
2 46 (25.99%) Finance
3 11 (6.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (35.03%) Developer
2 57 (32.20%) Analyst
3 24 (13.56%) .NET Developer
4 22 (12.43%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.91%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (7.91%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (7.34%) Consultant
7 13 (7.34%) Data Analyst
8 11 (6.21%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (5.08%) DBA
10 8 (4.52%) Delphi Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.95%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.95%) Office 365 Consultant
12 6 (3.39%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.39%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.16%) .NET
2 22 (12.43%) React
3 17 (9.60%) XML
4 15 (8.47%) CSS
5 14 (7.91%) HTML
6 11 (6.21%) Gherkin
6 11 (6.21%) JSON
6 11 (6.21%) Node.js
7 10 (5.65%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.52%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.52%) Django
8 8 (4.52%) jQuery
9 7 (3.95%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.95%) Spring
9 7 (3.95%) Web Services
10 6 (3.39%) .NET Core
10 6 (3.39%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.39%) Middleware
10 6 (3.39%) Redux
11 5 (2.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.82%) Clustering
3 4 (2.26%) CMDB
3 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.69%) Grid Computing
4 3 (1.69%) W3C
5 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) Robotics
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) User Experience
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.99%) Windows
2 17 (9.60%) Linux
3 12 (6.78%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.82%) Unix
7 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.08%) Test Automation
3 29 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (12.99%) BDD
5 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
5 19 (10.73%) Migration
6 18 (10.17%) OO
7 17 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (9.60%) User Stories
8 15 (8.47%) ETL
9 13 (7.34%) API Testing
10 12 (6.78%) DevOps
10 12 (6.78%) ITIL
10 12 (6.78%) Scrum
10 12 (6.78%) TDD
11 11 (6.21%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.21%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.65%) SDLC
12 10 (5.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.29%) C#
2 40 (22.60%) Java
3 25 (14.12%) Python
4 24 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.73%) T-SQL
6 16 (9.04%) PowerShell
7 15 (8.47%) PL/SQL
8 14 (7.91%) VBA
9 8 (4.52%) Delphi
10 7 (3.95%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.26%) VBScript
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
12 3 (1.69%) R
13 2 (1.13%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.13%) Scala
13 2 (1.13%) VB
14 1 (0.56%) C
14 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.56%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (3.95%) Degree
2 5 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.13%) ISEB
3 2 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.34%) QA
2 11 (6.21%) GDPR
3 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.95%) Docker
3 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.39%) XenApp
4 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.69%) SCOM
2 3 (1.69%) WSUS
3 2 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.56%) Control-M
4 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Oracle
2 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.91%) IBM
4 8 (4.52%) Dell
4 8 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (4.52%) VMware
5 6 (3.39%) Citrix
6 5 (2.82%) SAP
6 5 (2.82%) Tableau
7 4 (2.26%) Charles River
7 4 (2.26%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.26%) EMC
7 4 (2.26%) McAfee
7 4 (2.26%) NetApp
7 4 (2.26%) Splunk
7 4 (2.26%) Symantec
7 4 (2.26%) Vermilion
8 3 (1.69%) Adobe
8 3 (1.69%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.69%) Telerik