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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL 112 163 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.33% 10.73% 12.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.43% 37.47% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 113 127
Median daily rate £369 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £52.17 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 368 435 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.53% 28.64% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 265 254
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Edinburgh

SQL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 83 (34.30%) Finance
1 83 (34.30%) Oracle
2 80 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (29.34%) SQL Server
4 69 (28.51%) Java
5 46 (19.01%) PL/SQL
6 40 (16.53%) Linux
7 39 (16.12%) Windows
8 37 (15.29%) .NET
9 35 (14.46%) C#
9 35 (14.46%) Banking
10 34 (14.05%) Microsoft
11 29 (11.98%) JavaScript
11 29 (11.98%) Python
11 29 (11.98%) Git (software)
12 28 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (11.16%) Oracle Database
14 26 (10.74%) Relational Database
14 26 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (9.92%) Scrum
16 23 (9.50%) HTML
16 23 (9.50%) CSS
17 22 (9.09%) TDD
18 21 (8.68%) BDD
18 21 (8.68%) ETL
18 21 (8.68%) Data Centre
19 20 (8.26%) T-SQL
19 20 (8.26%) Migration
20 19 (7.85%) Law

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 19 (7.85%) SAS
2 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.07%) CMS
3 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.65%) JBoss
4 4 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.24%) IIS
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.83%) Apache
6 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) GeoServer
Applications
1 12 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Markit EDM
1 10 (4.13%) SAP BPC
1 10 (4.13%) SAP MII
2 4 (1.65%) Sonata
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.72%) DNS
2 8 (3.31%) DHCP
3 7 (2.89%) Internet
4 5 (2.07%) Firewall
5 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.24%) LAN
6 3 (1.24%) SAN
6 3 (1.24%) WAN
7 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.83%) LDAP
7 2 (0.83%) TACACS
7 2 (0.83%) VLAN
7 2 (0.83%) VoIP
7 2 (0.83%) VPN
8 1 (0.41%) FTP
8 1 (0.41%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.16%) Oracle Database
3 26 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (10.74%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.02%) RDBMS
5 15 (6.20%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (5.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (4.13%) MaxDB
9 10 (4.13%) SAP BW
10 9 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (2.48%) Big Data
13 6 (2.48%) GIS
14 4 (1.65%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 29 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.85%) Subversion
3 16 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.61%) Selenium
4 14 (5.79%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.79%) JIRA
5 10 (4.13%) NWDI
5 10 (4.13%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (2.89%) Maven
7 7 (2.89%) Mockito
8 6 (2.48%) JUnit
8 6 (2.48%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.07%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.65%) DbUnit
10 4 (1.65%) Gradle
10 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.24%) Hudson
General
1 83 (34.30%) Finance
2 35 (14.46%) Banking
3 19 (7.85%) Law
4 7 (2.89%) Marketing
5 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.65%) Retail
7 4 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.24%) German Language
8 3 (1.24%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (39.26%) Developer
2 53 (21.90%) Analyst
3 24 (9.92%) SQL Developer
4 22 (9.09%) Consultant
5 20 (8.26%) Java Developer
5 20 (8.26%) Oracle Developer
6 17 (7.02%) Data Analyst
7 15 (6.20%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.79%) Business Analyst
9 13 (5.37%) Administrator
10 12 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (4.55%) Database Consultant
11 11 (4.55%) PL/SQL Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Security Consultant
11 11 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Test Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (3.72%) SAP Administrator
13 9 (3.72%) SAP Basis Administrator
13 9 (3.72%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.29%) .NET
2 23 (9.50%) CSS
2 23 (9.50%) HTML
3 16 (6.61%) jQuery
4 14 (5.79%) Web Services
5 13 (5.37%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.96%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.96%) XML
7 11 (4.55%) Spring
8 10 (4.13%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.13%) SAP Basis
9 8 (3.31%) WPF
10 7 (2.89%) WinForms
11 6 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.48%) RESTful
11 6 (2.48%) Sass
11 6 (2.48%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.07%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.07%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.68%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.89%) Clustering
4 7 (2.89%) Driving Licence
4 7 (2.89%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.07%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.07%) Fintech
7 4 (1.65%) Replication
8 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.83%) iSeries
9 2 (0.83%) Tandem
9 2 (0.83%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.53%) Linux
2 39 (16.12%) Windows
3 14 (5.79%) Unix
4 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.89%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.83%) Android
8 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.83%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.83%) zOS
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) MVS
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (9.92%) Scrum
4 22 (9.09%) TDD
5 21 (8.68%) BDD
5 21 (8.68%) ETL
6 20 (8.26%) Migration
7 18 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.02%) MVC
9 15 (6.20%) Data Modelling
9 15 (6.20%) SIEM
10 14 (5.79%) DevOps
10 14 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.55%) Data Analysis
11 11 (4.55%) Front End Development
12 10 (4.13%) Data Management
12 10 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.13%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.51%) Java
2 46 (19.01%) PL/SQL
3 35 (14.46%) C#
4 29 (11.98%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.98%) Python
5 20 (8.26%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.37%) Perl
7 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.72%) VB
9 8 (3.31%) VBA
10 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.65%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (1.65%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.24%) R
12 3 (1.24%) Ruby
13 2 (0.83%) ES6
13 2 (0.83%) JCL
13 2 (0.83%) PHP
13 2 (0.83%) VBScript
13 2 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (6.61%) Degree
2 10 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) BC Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.83%) ISEB
4 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.83%) MCDBA
4 2 (0.83%) MCITP
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.41%) CISSP
5 1 (0.41%) PhD
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.37%) QA
2 9 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.07%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) FINREP
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 14 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.65%) Docker
4 4 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.24%) XenApp
5 3 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.83%) RACF
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.41%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) Ansible
1 6 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.48%) Puppet
1 6 (2.48%) SCCM
2 3 (1.24%) SCOM
2 3 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Packer
3 1 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 83 (34.30%) Oracle
2 34 (14.05%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.79%) SAP
4 12 (4.96%) Teradata
5 11 (4.55%) Sybase
5 11 (4.55%) VMware
6 7 (2.89%) Cisco
6 7 (2.89%) Citrix
6 7 (2.89%) Intel Security
6 7 (2.89%) Tableau
7 6 (2.48%) IBM
8 5 (2.07%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.07%) Informatica
9 4 (1.65%) CA
9 4 (1.65%) FNZ
10 3 (1.24%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.24%) Cognos
10 3 (1.24%) HP
10 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.24%) Symantec
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