Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 218 373 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.94% 12.71% 13.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.09% 33.63% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 240
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £555 £538 £494
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.75 £35.00 £43.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.43% -19.34% -8.17%
Scotland median hourly rate £42.75 £17.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year +147.83% -28.13% -40.00%

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 776 1,109 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 38.94% 37.79% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 621 627
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £284
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £37.75 £42.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% +37.10% -34.39%
10th Percentile £19.93 £37.10 £19.40
90th Percentile £62.50 £44.56 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £40.75 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +25.38% +6.56% -27.38%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019, 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 91 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (33.49%) Finance
3 65 (29.82%) Oracle
4 48 (22.02%) PL/SQL
5 47 (21.56%) Java
6 39 (17.89%) C#
6 39 (17.89%) Public Sector
7 36 (16.51%) .NET
7 36 (16.51%) Banking
8 32 (14.68%) Python
9 29 (13.30%) Oracle Database
9 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
10 27 (12.39%) ETL
11 26 (11.93%) Azure
12 24 (11.01%) SQL Server
12 24 (11.01%) Data Analysis
13 23 (10.55%) React
13 23 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (10.09%) JIRA
14 22 (10.09%) JavaScript
14 22 (10.09%) Linux
15 21 (9.63%) XML
15 21 (9.63%) Jenkins
16 20 (9.17%) Relational Database
16 20 (9.17%) Unix
16 20 (9.17%) Microsoft
17 18 (8.26%) IBM
17 18 (8.26%) REST
18 17 (7.80%) BDD

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 15 (6.88%) SAS
2 12 (5.50%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.59%) Confluence
4 9 (4.13%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.38%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Sonata
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.93%) Azure
2 8 (3.67%) AWS
3 7 (3.21%) GitHub
3 7 (3.21%) PaaS
3 7 (3.21%) SaaS
4 5 (2.29%) Office 365
5 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.38%) Serverless
6 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.92%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.46%) GCP
7 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.46%) npm
7 1 (0.46%) NuGet
7 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.46%) Qubole
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) HTTP
2 3 (1.38%) SAN
3 2 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) Oracle Database
2 24 (11.01%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.17%) Relational Database
4 16 (7.34%) DB2
5 12 (5.50%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.05%) Big Data
6 11 (5.05%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.21%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.75%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.29%) Spatial Data
9 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.09%) JIRA
3 21 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.88%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.88%) JUnit
5 14 (6.42%) Selenium
6 11 (5.05%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.21%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (3.21%) Subversion
9 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.83%) Hudson
10 4 (1.83%) Maven
11 3 (1.38%) Flyway
11 3 (1.38%) JMeter
11 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.92%) MSTest
12 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
General
1 73 (33.49%) Finance
2 39 (17.89%) Public Sector
3 36 (16.51%) Banking
4 12 (5.50%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Retail
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (44.50%) Developer
2 54 (24.77%) Analyst
3 23 (10.55%) Data Analyst
4 19 (8.72%) SQL Developer
5 18 (8.26%) C# Developer
5 18 (8.26%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (6.88%) DBA
7 13 (5.96%) SQL DBA
8 12 (5.50%) .NET Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Consultant
8 12 (5.50%) PL/SQL Developer
9 11 (5.05%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Data Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.75%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.75%) SQL Analyst
13 5 (2.29%) Database Analyst
13 5 (2.29%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (2.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.51%) .NET
2 23 (10.55%) React
3 21 (9.63%) XML
4 18 (8.26%) REST
5 15 (6.88%) JSON
6 14 (6.42%) Web Services
7 13 (5.96%) HTML
8 12 (5.50%) Gherkin
9 11 (5.05%) Spring
10 10 (4.59%) CSS
11 8 (3.67%) Spring Boot
12 7 (3.21%) AngularJS
12 7 (3.21%) Sass
13 6 (2.75%) SOAP
13 6 (2.75%) Spring MVC
13 6 (2.75%) WinForms
14 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
14 5 (2.29%) Node.js
15 4 (1.83%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.21%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.29%) Clustering
4 4 (1.83%) Reference Data
4 4 (1.83%) Replication
5 3 (1.38%) Robotics
5 3 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.38%) User Experience
6 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.46%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.09%) Linux
2 20 (9.17%) Unix
3 13 (5.96%) Windows
4 10 (4.59%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.92%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) CentOS
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.39%) ETL
3 24 (11.01%) Data Analysis
4 23 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.80%) BDD
6 16 (7.34%) Migration
6 16 (7.34%) Scrum
7 15 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (6.88%) Test Automation
8 13 (5.96%) Analytics
8 13 (5.96%) DevOps
8 13 (5.96%) Kanban
8 13 (5.96%) SDLC
9 12 (5.50%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.50%) MVC
9 12 (5.50%) User Stories
10 10 (4.59%) Critical Thinking
10 10 (4.59%) OO
10 10 (4.59%) Test Management
10 10 (4.59%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.02%) PL/SQL
2 47 (21.56%) Java
3 39 (17.89%) C#
4 32 (14.68%) Python
5 22 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.50%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.05%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.67%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.21%) Java 8
9 7 (3.21%) R
9 7 (3.21%) Scala
10 5 (2.29%) VBA
11 4 (1.83%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.92%) Delphi
14 1 (0.46%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.46%) ES6
14 1 (0.46%) Groovy
14 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.59%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.38%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.46%) MCITP
4 1 (0.46%) MCSA
4 1 (0.46%) OCA
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.88%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.67%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.92%) HDFS
5 1 (0.46%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.46%) Docker
5 1 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.83%) SCCM
4 3 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.46%) Ambari
6 1 (0.46%) Ansible
6 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (29.82%) Oracle
2 20 (9.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.26%) IBM
4 12 (5.50%) Informatica
4 12 (5.50%) Teradata
5 8 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.21%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.75%) SAP
8 5 (2.29%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.29%) Vermilion
8 5 (2.29%) VMware
9 4 (1.83%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.83%) Blue Prism
9 4 (1.83%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.83%) Cognos
9 4 (1.83%) Databricks
10 3 (1.38%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.38%) McAfee
10 3 (1.38%) Splunk
10 3 (1.38%) Tableau