Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 379 376 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.31% 12.85% 15.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.83% 36.29% 39.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 236 204
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.10% -3.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £268
90th Percentile £538 £481 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.43 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.38% -50.41% +89.00%
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £20.21 £40.00
% change year-on-year +58.34% -49.48% -

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 1,088 1,036 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 38.22% 35.39% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 628 471
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £489
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -55.56% +85.29%
10th Percentile £38.75 £15.96 £41.43
90th Percentile £44.36 £35.75 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +6.67%

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 December 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 13 December 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.

1 140 (36.94%) Finance
2 133 (35.09%) SQL Server
3 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (29.55%) Oracle
5 86 (22.69%) C#
6 81 (21.37%) Java
7 72 (19.00%) JavaScript
8 71 (18.73%) .NET
9 67 (17.68%) ETL
10 57 (15.04%) Banking
11 55 (14.51%) Migration
12 48 (12.66%) HTML
13 47 (12.40%) Microsoft
14 45 (11.87%) Linux
15 44 (11.61%) DevOps
16 42 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (10.82%) Oracle Database
18 39 (10.29%) PL/SQL
19 38 (10.03%) Python
19 38 (10.03%) SAS
19 38 (10.03%) Git (software)
20 36 (9.50%) XML
20 36 (9.50%) Unix
20 36 (9.50%) CSS
21 35 (9.23%) Software Engineering
21 35 (9.23%) Spring
22 34 (8.97%) Relational Database
22 34 (8.97%) AngularJS
23 32 (8.44%) 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 38 (10.03%) SAS
2 15 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.43%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.64%) Apache
7 6 (1.58%) JBoss
8 5 (1.32%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.06%) Confluence
10 3 (0.79%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.26%) CICS
12 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.79%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.06%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.79%) SessionCam
3 3 (0.79%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.26%) Actimize
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.49%) Office 365
3 12 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (1.06%) npm
4 4 (1.06%) NuGet
4 4 (1.06%) Yarn
5 3 (0.79%) AdWords
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.79%) HTTP
2 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
2 3 (0.79%) SSL
3 1 (0.26%) DHCP
3 1 (0.26%) DNS
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
3 1 (0.26%) Skype
3 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (10.82%) Oracle Database
4 34 (8.97%) Relational Database
5 26 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (6.60%) RDBMS
7 23 (6.07%) MongoDB
8 22 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (5.28%) NoSQL
10 18 (4.75%) DB2
11 17 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (3.96%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (3.43%) Informix
14 10 (2.64%) Base SAS
14 10 (2.64%) Big Data
14 10 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (2.64%) Power BI
15 9 (2.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (7.12%) Visual Studio
4 25 (6.60%) Jenkins
5 19 (5.01%) JUnit
6 17 (4.49%) JIRA
7 15 (3.96%) NUnit
8 14 (3.69%) Maven
9 13 (3.43%) Subversion
10 11 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (2.64%) JMeter
11 10 (2.64%) Selenium
12 9 (2.37%) Hudson
12 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (2.11%) ProC
13 8 (2.11%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.85%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.32%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 140 (36.94%) Finance
2 57 (15.04%) Banking
3 17 (4.49%) Retail
4 14 (3.69%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.37%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.11%) Marketing
8 6 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.32%) Front Office
10 3 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.79%) Legal
10 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) International Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 190 (50.13%) Developer
2 69 (18.21%) Analyst
3 27 (7.12%) Java Developer
3 27 (7.12%) SQL Developer
4 23 (6.07%) C# Developer
5 22 (5.80%) Data Analyst
6 21 (5.54%) DBA
7 19 (5.01%) Ab Initio Developer
8 18 (4.75%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.22%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (3.69%) Applications Support
10 14 (3.69%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.43%) .NET Developer
12 12 (3.17%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.90%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.64%) Consultant
14 10 (2.64%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (2.64%) SAS Developer
14 10 (2.64%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (18.73%) .NET
2 48 (12.66%) HTML
3 36 (9.50%) CSS
3 36 (9.50%) XML
4 35 (9.23%) Spring
5 34 (8.97%) AngularJS
6 31 (8.18%) ASP.NET
7 29 (7.65%) React
8 27 (7.12%) jQuery
9 18 (4.75%) .NET Framework
9 18 (4.75%) SOAP
10 16 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (4.22%) HTML5
11 15 (3.96%) REST
12 14 (3.69%) Web Services
13 13 (3.43%) JSON
14 12 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (2.90%) CSS3
15 11 (2.90%) LDAP
16 10 (2.64%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.43%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.37%) User Experience
5 8 (2.11%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.58%) Fintech
7 6 (1.58%) Replication
8 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.06%) Equities
8 4 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.79%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Blog
10 2 (0.53%) Derivative
10 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.87%) Linux
2 36 (9.50%) Unix
3 17 (4.49%) Windows
4 13 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.32%) zOS
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.53%) Solaris
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) OS/2
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.68%) ETL
3 55 (14.51%) Migration
4 44 (11.61%) DevOps
5 42 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (9.23%) Software Engineering
7 32 (8.44%) Test Automation
8 31 (8.18%) Scrum
9 29 (7.65%) MVC
10 28 (7.39%) Data Migration
11 26 (6.86%) Analytics
11 26 (6.86%) SDLC
12 25 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (6.60%) Data Analysis
12 25 (6.60%) Data Modelling
12 25 (6.60%) TDD
13 23 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (5.28%) Visualisation
15 19 (5.01%) BDD
16 18 (4.75%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.69%) C#
2 81 (21.37%) Java
3 72 (19.00%) JavaScript
4 39 (10.29%) PL/SQL
5 38 (10.03%) Python
6 25 (6.60%) PowerShell
7 22 (5.80%) Shell Script
8 18 (4.75%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.49%) T-SQL
10 16 (4.22%) VBA
11 15 (3.96%) Perl
12 14 (3.69%) Java 8
13 9 (2.37%) R
14 7 (1.85%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.58%) C
15 6 (1.58%) VB
16 5 (1.32%) PROC SQL
17 4 (1.06%) ES6
17 4 (1.06%) PHP
17 4 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (5.54%) Degree
2 5 (1.32%) SAS Certification
3 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) PhD
5 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) CITP
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.33%) QA
2 16 (4.22%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.32%) PMO
5 4 (1.06%) IFRS
5 4 (1.06%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.79%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) EMIR
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.37%) Docker
3 6 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.53%) RACF
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.64%) Ansible
2 7 (1.85%) Puppet
3 5 (1.32%) SCCM
3 5 (1.32%) Terraform
4 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.79%) Control-M
5 3 (0.79%) Packer
6 2 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 112 (29.55%) Oracle
2 47 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.80%) Teradata
4 19 (5.01%) Ab Initio
5 18 (4.75%) Informatica
6 15 (3.96%) Epicor
6 15 (3.96%) Tableau
7 13 (3.43%) Charles River
7 13 (3.43%) Talend
8 12 (3.17%) IBM
8 12 (3.17%) VMware
9 7 (1.85%) CA
9 7 (1.85%) Vermilion
10 4 (1.06%) Adobe
10 4 (1.06%) Google
10 4 (1.06%) SAP
10 4 (1.06%) Tealium
11 3 (0.79%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.79%) BMC
11 3 (0.79%) Datameer