Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 301 371 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.88% 12.40% 13.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.62% 33.67% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 222 189
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £310 £284
90th Percentile £538 £500 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.00 £25.75 £43.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.75% -40.65% -3.31%
10th Percentile £14.50 £17.68 £40.32
90th Percentile £15.50 £33.23 £49.70
Scotland median hourly rate £39.75 £16.63 £43.39
% change year-on-year +139.03% -61.67% +20.53%

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 845 1,102 855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.16% 36.83% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 664 521
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £573 £530
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £40.25 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +4.00% -7.98%
10th Percentile £26.23 £23.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.63 £45.83 £47.23
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £17.40 £38.75
% change year-on-year +101.15% -55.10% -3.13%

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 July 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 23 July 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.

1 111 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (31.23%) Finance
3 86 (28.57%) Java
4 72 (23.92%) Oracle
5 70 (23.26%) C#
6 69 (22.92%) Banking
7 65 (21.59%) .NET
8 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
9 45 (14.95%) PL/SQL
10 42 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 42 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 41 (13.62%) Windows
12 39 (12.96%) Big Data
13 37 (12.29%) JavaScript
14 35 (11.63%) Linux
14 35 (11.63%) ETL
15 33 (10.96%) Relational Database
15 33 (10.96%) JIRA
16 32 (10.63%) Oracle Database
17 31 (10.30%) Python
18 30 (9.97%) Degree
19 28 (9.30%) Unix
19 28 (9.30%) DB2
19 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
19 28 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (8.97%) HTML
20 27 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (8.64%) Test Automation
21 26 (8.64%) Software Engineering
21 26 (8.64%) WebSphere

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 26 (8.64%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.97%) SAS
3 16 (5.32%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.32%) Confluence
5 3 (1.00%) IIS
5 3 (1.00%) JBoss
5 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.66%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) FileNet
7 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Sonata
2 3 (1.00%) Oracle AML
2 3 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.65%) Office 365
3 7 (2.33%) GitHub
3 7 (2.33%) Power Platform
4 6 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.99%) PaaS
5 5 (1.66%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) npm
7 1 (0.33%) Qubole
7 1 (0.33%) Serverless
7 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.33%) Skype
2 3 (1.00%) DHCP
2 3 (1.00%) DNS
3 2 (0.66%) SAN
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.96%) Big Data
3 33 (10.96%) Relational Database
4 32 (10.63%) Oracle Database
5 28 (9.30%) DB2
6 23 (7.64%) Hadoop
7 18 (5.98%) RDBMS
8 17 (5.65%) GIS
9 16 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.99%) Apache Hive
10 12 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (3.32%) Impala
12 9 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.33%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.33%) Power BI
15 5 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.96%) JIRA
3 21 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 17 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.65%) NetBeans
5 16 (5.32%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.98%) Selenium
7 12 (3.99%) JMeter
7 12 (3.99%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (2.99%) Hudson
8 9 (2.99%) JUnit
8 9 (2.99%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.66%) Subversion
11 4 (1.33%) Maven
12 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.66%) MSTest
13 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 94 (31.23%) Finance
2 69 (22.92%) Banking
3 14 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.66%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.00%) Advertising
5 3 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.66%) Front Office
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (32.89%) Developer
2 77 (25.58%) Analyst
3 30 (9.97%) Data Analyst
4 24 (7.97%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.64%) Software Engineer
6 19 (6.31%) Java Engineer
6 19 (6.31%) Senior Software Engineer
6 19 (6.31%) Test Analyst
7 17 (5.65%) C# Software Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) Java Software Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) Senior Java Engineer
7 17 (5.65%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 16 (5.32%) PL/SQL Developer
9 15 (4.98%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (4.65%) Architect
11 13 (4.32%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.32%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.99%) Consultant
13 9 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.59%) .NET
2 27 (8.97%) HTML
3 24 (7.97%) SOAP
4 23 (7.64%) CSS
5 21 (6.98%) XML
6 19 (6.31%) RESTful
7 17 (5.65%) Swing
7 17 (5.65%) WPF
8 16 (5.32%) REST
9 15 (4.98%) Spring
10 13 (4.32%) JSON
10 13 (4.32%) React
11 12 (3.99%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.99%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.99%) Kafka
13 8 (2.66%) Spring Boot
14 7 (2.33%) Gherkin
14 7 (2.33%) Node.js
14 7 (2.33%) WinForms
15 6 (1.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.65%) Robotics
3 7 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.99%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.66%) Clustering
5 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.66%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.66%) User Experience
6 4 (1.33%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.66%) PKI
7 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) Replication
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.62%) Windows
2 35 (11.63%) Linux
3 28 (9.30%) Unix
4 17 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.66%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.63%) ETL
3 28 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (8.64%) Software Engineering
4 26 (8.64%) Test Automation
5 23 (7.64%) Migration
6 22 (7.31%) Data Modelling
7 20 (6.64%) DevOps
8 18 (5.98%) Scrum
8 18 (5.98%) Software Testing
8 18 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.65%) Innovative Thinking
9 17 (5.65%) MVC
9 17 (5.65%) SOA
10 16 (5.32%) Data Analysis
11 15 (4.98%) Analytics
11 15 (4.98%) User Stories
12 14 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (4.65%) Kanban
13 13 (4.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (28.57%) Java
2 70 (23.26%) C#
3 45 (14.95%) PL/SQL
4 37 (12.29%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.30%) Python
6 18 (5.98%) C++
7 11 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.99%) R
9 9 (2.99%) VBA
10 7 (2.33%) Java 8
11 5 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.33%) Scala
13 3 (1.00%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.33%) Perl
14 1 (0.33%) PHP
14 1 (0.33%) REXX
14 1 (0.33%) Ruby
14 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (9.97%) Degree
2 18 (5.98%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.66%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.66%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.66%) HDFS
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.00%) vSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.66%) SCCM
3 3 (1.00%) Grafana
3 3 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.33%) Ambari
5 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (23.92%) Oracle
2 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.97%) IBM
4 12 (3.99%) Informatica
5 10 (3.32%) VMware
6 9 (2.99%) Tableau
6 9 (2.99%) Teradata
7 7 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.99%) Cisco
8 6 (1.99%) SAP
9 4 (1.33%) Citrix
9 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.33%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.66%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.66%) EMC
11 2 (0.66%) Epicor
11 2 (0.66%) Google
11 2 (0.66%) HP
11 2 (0.66%) Progress