Period
to 5 July 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 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 134 299 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.43% 12.65% 11.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.24% 35.68% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 143 226
Median daily rate £394 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £256 £307 £305
90th Percentile £504 £538 £494
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.75
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year +1.12% +184.80% -63.99%

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 429 838 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 39.80% 35.45% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 468 674
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £260 £307 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £564
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% -10.12%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year -6.67% +122.16% -61.10%

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 July 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 July 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 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.84%) Public Sector
3 33 (24.63%) Finance
3 33 (24.63%) C#
4 31 (23.13%) .NET
5 30 (22.39%) Java
5 30 (22.39%) SQL Server
5 30 (22.39%) Test Automation
6 28 (20.90%) JIRA
6 28 (20.90%) Oracle
6 28 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (20.15%) Selenium
8 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
8 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (16.42%) SharePoint
10 20 (14.93%) JavaScript
10 20 (14.93%) BDD
11 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
11 19 (14.18%) Data Analysis
12 18 (13.43%) Migration
12 18 (13.43%) Windows
12 18 (13.43%) Office 365
13 16 (11.94%) User Stories
13 16 (11.94%) GDPR
13 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (11.19%) Linux
14 15 (11.19%) Python
14 15 (11.19%) ASP.NET
14 15 (11.19%) Windows 10
14 15 (11.19%) Cucumber

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 22 (16.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) SAS
4 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.49%) Confluence
7 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) assyst
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.49%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Office 365
2 12 (8.96%) OneDrive
3 11 (8.21%) Azure
4 7 (5.22%) Boomi
5 5 (3.73%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.99%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.24%) SaaS
8 2 (1.49%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.49%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.75%) AWS
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.75%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) NetScaler
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.75%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.70%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.46%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.72%) DB2
5 9 (6.72%) MySQL
6 7 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.73%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.49%) Big Data
11 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (20.90%) JIRA
2 27 (20.15%) Selenium
3 15 (11.19%) Cucumber
3 15 (11.19%) Postman
4 13 (9.70%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.46%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.48%) JMeter
7 6 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.24%) Fiddler
8 3 (2.24%) JUnit
8 3 (2.24%) NUnit
8 3 (2.24%) REST Assured
9 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.49%) Mocha
9 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.49%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.75%) Subversion
10 1 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (32.84%) Public Sector
2 33 (24.63%) Finance
3 7 (5.22%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Front Office
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (33.58%) Developer
2 40 (29.85%) Analyst
3 21 (15.67%) Test Analyst
4 19 (14.18%) .NET Developer
5 16 (11.94%) Consultant
6 14 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (10.45%) Technical Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Office 365 Consultant
8 9 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Applications Support
9 7 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Data Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) DBA
10 6 (4.48%) Delphi Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Administrator
12 4 (2.99%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Server Support
12 4 (2.99%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.13%) .NET
2 15 (11.19%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.45%) CSS
4 13 (9.70%) HTML
4 13 (9.70%) XML
5 11 (8.21%) React
6 8 (5.97%) .NET Core
6 8 (5.97%) Gherkin
6 8 (5.97%) jQuery
6 8 (5.97%) JSON
7 7 (5.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.22%) Node.js
8 6 (4.48%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.73%) Django
9 5 (3.73%) Spring
9 5 (3.73%) WinForms
10 4 (2.99%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.99%) Middleware
11 3 (2.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.99%) Clustering
2 4 (2.99%) CMDB
3 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.24%) Grid Computing
3 3 (2.24%) W3C
4 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.75%) Social Media
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.43%) Windows
2 15 (11.19%) Linux
2 15 (11.19%) Windows 10
3 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.24%) Unix
7 1 (0.75%) Android
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.39%) Test Automation
3 28 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (14.93%) BDD
5 19 (14.18%) Data Analysis
6 18 (13.43%) Migration
7 16 (11.94%) User Stories
8 12 (8.96%) API Testing
8 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.96%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (8.96%) Information Security
8 12 (8.96%) TDD
9 11 (8.21%) MVC
10 10 (7.46%) ITIL
10 10 (7.46%) Scrum
11 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.72%) OO
11 9 (6.72%) Service Management
12 8 (5.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.63%) C#
2 30 (22.39%) Java
3 20 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
5 15 (11.19%) Python
6 14 (10.45%) PL/SQL
6 14 (10.45%) T-SQL
6 14 (10.45%) VBA
7 7 (5.22%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.48%) Delphi
9 4 (2.99%) VBScript
10 2 (1.49%) VB
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.94%) GDPR
2 8 (5.97%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) XenApp
3 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.24%) SCOM
1 3 (2.24%) WSUS
2 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (20.90%) Oracle
2 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.97%) IBM
4 7 (5.22%) Dell
5 4 (2.99%) Citrix
5 4 (2.99%) NetApp
5 4 (2.99%) SAP
5 4 (2.99%) Tableau
5 4 (2.99%) WSO2
6 3 (2.24%) Adobe
6 3 (2.24%) EMC
6 3 (2.24%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.24%) Lumension
6 3 (2.24%) Symantec
6 3 (2.24%) Talend
6 3 (2.24%) Telerik
6 3 (2.24%) VMware
7 2 (1.49%) McAfee
7 2 (1.49%) Sage
7 2 (1.49%) Sun