Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 347 341 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.94% 14.42% 11.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.95% 38.36% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 209 221
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £299 £288 £259
90th Percentile £513 £575 £500
Scotland median daily rate £377 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -2.84% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.34% -8.17% +67.26%
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £43.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year -61.37% +20.53% +18.03%

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 1,053 889 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.22% 37.59% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 534 474
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £275
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -16.43% +25.66%
10th Percentile £36.05 £13.00 £21.48
90th Percentile £45.96 £47.23 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% -9.38% +23.36%

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 August 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 19 August 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.

1 144 (41.50%) Finance
2 126 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (28.53%) SQL Server
4 86 (24.78%) Oracle
5 76 (21.90%) C#
6 73 (21.04%) Java
6 73 (21.04%) JavaScript
7 65 (18.73%) .NET
8 56 (16.14%) Banking
9 51 (14.70%) HTML
10 46 (13.26%) Microsoft
11 45 (12.97%) Migration
12 44 (12.68%) Python
13 43 (12.39%) ETL
14 40 (11.53%) PL/SQL
14 40 (11.53%) CSS
14 40 (11.53%) XML
15 39 (11.24%) AngularJS
16 38 (10.95%) Relational Database
17 35 (10.09%) Data Analysis
18 34 (9.80%) Spring
18 34 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (9.51%) Git (software)
19 33 (9.51%) ASP.NET
20 32 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
20 32 (9.22%) Data Modelling
20 32 (9.22%) SAS
21 31 (8.93%) Test Automation
22 30 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
22 30 (8.65%) Linux

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 32 (9.22%) SAS
2 20 (5.76%) Apache
3 14 (4.03%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.17%) Confluence
4 11 (3.17%) JBoss
4 11 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.73%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.73%) PowerExchange
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.86%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Liferay
11 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) Maya
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.58%) Actimize
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.29%) Sonata
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.03%) Office 365
3 13 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.73%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.15%) npm
6 3 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.58%) GitHub
7 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Yarn
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) DNS
1 4 (1.15%) WEP
2 3 (0.86%) Firewall
2 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.58%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) DHCP
4 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (28.53%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.95%) Relational Database
3 32 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (7.78%) Oracle Database
5 21 (6.05%) RDBMS
6 20 (5.76%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.90%) NoSQL
8 16 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (4.32%) DB2
10 13 (3.75%) Big Data
11 11 (3.17%) Base SAS
11 11 (3.17%) MySQL
12 10 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (2.88%) MongoDB
13 9 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (2.31%) Power BI
14 8 (2.31%) PowerCenter
14 8 (2.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 29 (8.36%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.49%) JIRA
4 23 (6.63%) Selenium
5 22 (6.34%) Visual Studio
6 20 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (4.03%) Maven
8 12 (3.46%) NUnit
9 11 (3.17%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.59%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.31%) FitNesse
12 7 (2.02%) JUnit
13 6 (1.73%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.73%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.44%) Artifactory
14 5 (1.44%) ProC
15 4 (1.15%) ERwin
16 3 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
16 3 (0.86%) Toad
General
1 144 (41.50%) Finance
2 56 (16.14%) Banking
3 11 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.73%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.73%) Legal
4 6 (1.73%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.15%) Advertising
6 3 (0.86%) Front Office
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) International Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 168 (48.41%) Developer
2 87 (25.07%) Analyst
3 30 (8.65%) Data Analyst
3 30 (8.65%) SQL Developer
4 22 (6.34%) .NET Developer
5 20 (5.76%) Senior Developer
5 20 (5.76%) Software Developer
6 19 (5.48%) Test Analyst
7 18 (5.19%) DBA
8 17 (4.90%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.61%) C# Developer
9 16 (4.61%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (3.75%) Tester
12 12 (3.46%) PL/SQL Developer
13 11 (3.17%) Applications Support
13 11 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (2.88%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.73%) .NET
2 51 (14.70%) HTML
3 40 (11.53%) CSS
3 40 (11.53%) XML
4 39 (11.24%) AngularJS
5 34 (9.80%) Spring
6 33 (9.51%) ASP.NET
7 25 (7.20%) .NET Framework
8 22 (6.34%) jQuery
9 20 (5.76%) HTML5
10 19 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (4.90%) Hibernate
11 17 (4.90%) React
12 14 (4.03%) Web Services
13 13 (3.75%) CSS3
14 12 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (3.46%) JSON
14 12 (3.46%) REST
15 11 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (3.17%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.88%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.31%) Replication
6 7 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.44%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.15%) Equities
8 4 (1.15%) Wiki
9 3 (0.86%) Fintech
9 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.58%) Derivative
10 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.58%) User Experience
11 1 (0.29%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.65%) Linux
2 24 (6.92%) Unix
3 15 (4.32%) Windows
4 13 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.73%) zOS
6 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.86%) Solaris
7 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) OS/2
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.97%) Migration
3 43 (12.39%) ETL
4 35 (10.09%) Data Analysis
5 32 (9.22%) Data Modelling
6 31 (8.93%) Test Automation
7 30 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (8.65%) Scrum
8 25 (7.20%) BDD
9 23 (6.63%) Data Migration
9 23 (6.63%) DevOps
9 23 (6.63%) MVC
10 22 (6.34%) Analytics
10 22 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.34%) SDLC
11 21 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (5.48%) Data Management
12 19 (5.48%) TDD
13 17 (4.90%) Configuration Management
14 15 (4.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.90%) C#
2 73 (21.04%) Java
2 73 (21.04%) JavaScript
3 44 (12.68%) Python
4 40 (11.53%) PL/SQL
5 28 (8.07%) T-SQL
6 19 (5.48%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.46%) R
9 10 (2.88%) Java 8
10 9 (2.59%) PHP
10 9 (2.59%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.44%) PROC SQL
11 5 (1.44%) Scala
12 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.15%) REXX
12 4 (1.15%) VBA
13 3 (0.86%) Perl
13 3 (0.86%) VB
14 2 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (5.76%) Degree
2 5 (1.44%) SAS Certification
3 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
3 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.58%) CITP
4 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.58%) PhD
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.29%) MBA
5 1 (0.29%) MCITP
5 1 (0.29%) MCP
5 1 (0.29%) MCSA
5 1 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.76%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.32%) QA
3 4 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.86%) GCP
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (5.19%) Docker
2 7 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.15%) RACF
4 4 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.58%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.19%) Ansible
2 11 (3.17%) Puppet
3 9 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (2.59%) SCCM
4 7 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.73%) Terraform
6 4 (1.15%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.15%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
6 4 (1.15%) Packer
7 3 (0.86%) Control-M
8 2 (0.58%) Ambari
8 2 (0.58%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.58%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (24.78%) Oracle
2 46 (13.26%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.76%) Teradata
4 18 (5.19%) Informatica
5 9 (2.59%) VMware
6 8 (2.31%) CA
7 7 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.02%) IBM
7 7 (2.02%) Tableau
8 6 (1.73%) Talend
9 5 (1.44%) BMC
9 5 (1.44%) Google
9 5 (1.44%) Vermilion
10 4 (1.15%) Charles River
10 4 (1.15%) HP
11 3 (0.86%) Cognos
11 3 (0.86%) Datameer
11 3 (0.86%) Epicor
12 2 (0.58%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow