Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 376 394 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.67% 14.12% 13.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.06% 38.86% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 252 221
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £259
90th Percentile £525 £530 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £43.39 £46.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.93% +14.23%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -37.04% -28.95% +4.83%

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 1,104 1,014 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.21% 36.34% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 615 468
Edinburgh median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £277 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £508
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £31.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.81% -29.55% +51.92%
10th Percentile £39.60 £13.68 £42.13
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.50% +10.65%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018, 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.

1 146 (38.83%) Finance
2 127 (33.78%) SQL Server
3 121 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (25.00%) Oracle
5 93 (24.73%) C#
6 81 (21.54%) Java
6 81 (21.54%) JavaScript
7 79 (21.01%) .NET
8 61 (16.22%) HTML
8 61 (16.22%) Banking
9 53 (14.10%) ETL
10 51 (13.56%) Migration
11 46 (12.23%) CSS
12 45 (11.97%) SAS
12 45 (11.97%) Microsoft
13 43 (11.44%) AngularJS
14 42 (11.17%) XML
15 39 (10.37%) Spring
15 39 (10.37%) Relational Database
16 37 (9.84%) DevOps
16 37 (9.84%) Python
17 36 (9.57%) ASP.NET
17 36 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (9.57%) Git (software)
18 35 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (9.31%) Oracle Database
19 33 (8.78%) Scrum
19 33 (8.78%) Linux
20 32 (8.51%) PL/SQL
20 32 (8.51%) Test Automation

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 45 (11.97%) SAS
2 20 (5.32%) Apache
3 17 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.66%) Confluence
7 9 (2.39%) JBoss
8 5 (1.33%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
12 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.27%) Liferay
12 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.27%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Maya
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.06%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.80%) SessionCam
3 3 (0.80%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.53%) Actimize
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.27%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.26%) Office 365
3 12 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.33%) npm
5 4 (1.06%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
5 4 (1.06%) Yarn
6 3 (0.80%) AdWords
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.80%) NuGet
6 3 (0.80%) SaaS
7 2 (0.53%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.06%) HTTP
3 3 (0.80%) Firewall
3 3 (0.80%) SSL
4 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.53%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.53%) WEP
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) Network Security
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (33.78%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.37%) Relational Database
3 35 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (9.31%) Oracle Database
4 25 (6.65%) MongoDB
4 25 (6.65%) RDBMS
5 23 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (5.85%) DB2
6 22 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (5.05%) NoSQL
8 13 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (3.46%) Informix
8 13 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.19%) Base SAS
9 12 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (2.66%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.39%) Power BI
11 9 (2.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.71%) Visual Studio
3 28 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.59%) JIRA
5 16 (4.26%) Selenium
6 15 (3.99%) NUnit
7 13 (3.46%) JUnit
7 13 (3.46%) Maven
8 12 (3.19%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.39%) Subversion
10 8 (2.13%) FitNesse
11 6 (1.60%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.33%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.33%) JMeter
12 5 (1.33%) ProC
13 4 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 146 (38.83%) Finance
2 61 (16.22%) Banking
3 14 (3.72%) Retail
4 12 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.39%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.60%) Marketing
9 5 (1.33%) Front Office
10 4 (1.06%) Advertising
10 4 (1.06%) Legal
11 3 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) International Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 181 (48.14%) Developer
2 74 (19.68%) Analyst
3 34 (9.04%) Data Analyst
4 24 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.12%) C# Developer
5 23 (6.12%) DBA
6 21 (5.59%) SQL Developer
7 18 (4.79%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.52%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.52%) Software Developer
9 13 (3.46%) Ab Initio Developer
10 12 (3.19%) Oracle Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Administrator
11 11 (2.93%) Consultant
12 10 (2.66%) Applications Support
12 10 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (2.66%) SAS Developer
12 10 (2.66%) SharePoint Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.66%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (21.01%) .NET
2 61 (16.22%) HTML
3 46 (12.23%) CSS
4 43 (11.44%) AngularJS
5 42 (11.17%) XML
6 39 (10.37%) Spring
7 36 (9.57%) ASP.NET
8 26 (6.91%) jQuery
9 24 (6.38%) HTML5
10 23 (6.12%) .NET Framework
10 23 (6.12%) React
11 19 (5.05%) REST
11 19 (5.05%) Web Services
12 18 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (4.79%) SOAP
13 15 (3.99%) CSS3
13 15 (3.99%) Hibernate
14 14 (3.72%) JSON
14 14 (3.72%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (3.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.72%) Data Structures
3 11 (2.93%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.93%) Credit Risk
4 10 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.13%) Replication
6 7 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.86%) User Experience
7 6 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.06%) Equities
8 4 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.06%) Wiki
9 3 (0.80%) Fintech
10 2 (0.53%) Blog
10 2 (0.53%) Derivative
10 2 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.78%) Linux
2 31 (8.24%) Unix
3 17 (4.52%) Windows
4 14 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.86%) zOS
6 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.80%) Solaris
7 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) OS/2
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.10%) ETL
3 51 (13.56%) Migration
4 37 (9.84%) DevOps
5 36 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (8.78%) Scrum
7 32 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 31 (8.24%) Data Modelling
9 29 (7.71%) Analytics
10 28 (7.45%) MVC
11 27 (7.18%) Data Analysis
11 27 (7.18%) Data Migration
12 26 (6.91%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.65%) SDLC
14 22 (5.85%) TDD
15 21 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (5.32%) Data Management
16 20 (5.32%) Visualisation
17 19 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.73%) C#
2 81 (21.54%) Java
2 81 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 37 (9.84%) Python
4 32 (8.51%) PL/SQL
5 23 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 21 (5.59%) TypeScript
7 19 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.72%) Java 8
10 13 (3.46%) VBA
11 11 (2.93%) R
12 9 (2.39%) Perl
13 7 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.33%) PHP
14 5 (1.33%) PROC SQL
14 5 (1.33%) Scala
14 5 (1.33%) VB
15 4 (1.06%) ES6
15 4 (1.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 23 (6.12%) Degree
2 5 (1.33%) SAS Certification
3 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.80%) PhD
4 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) CITP
5 1 (0.27%) ISEB
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.12%) QA
2 20 (5.32%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.33%) PMO
5 4 (1.06%) IFRS
5 4 (1.06%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.80%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (2.39%) Docker
2 8 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.06%) RACF
4 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.53%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.99%) Ansible
2 9 (2.39%) Puppet
3 8 (2.13%) Terraform
4 7 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.86%) SCCM
5 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.06%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (1.06%) Packer
7 3 (0.80%) Control-M
8 2 (0.53%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.53%) SCOM
9 1 (0.27%) Grafana
9 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (25.00%) Oracle
2 45 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.59%) Teradata
4 14 (3.72%) IBM
5 13 (3.46%) Ab Initio
5 13 (3.46%) Epicor
5 13 (3.46%) Tableau
6 12 (3.19%) Talend
7 11 (2.93%) Informatica
8 10 (2.66%) Charles River
9 9 (2.39%) VMware
10 8 (2.13%) CA
11 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.33%) Adobe
12 5 (1.33%) BMC
12 5 (1.33%) Google
12 5 (1.33%) Vermilion
13 4 (1.06%) AppDynamics
13 4 (1.06%) Tealium
13 4 (1.06%) Twitter