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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL 173 149 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.24% 11.25% 14.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.65% 36.52% 50.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 108 125
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £257 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 472 408 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.85% 30.82% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 219 228
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 115 (40.07%) Finance
2 86 (29.97%) Oracle
3 76 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (21.95%) Java
5 59 (20.56%) SQL Server
6 54 (18.82%) PL/SQL
7 50 (17.42%) JavaScript
8 46 (16.03%) CSS
9 45 (15.68%) .NET
10 41 (14.29%) C#
10 41 (14.29%) HTML
10 41 (14.29%) Banking
11 36 (12.54%) Linux
11 36 (12.54%) Python
12 34 (11.85%) SAS
13 30 (10.45%) Migration
13 30 (10.45%) AngularJS
13 30 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (10.10%) Scrum
14 29 (10.10%) Data Modelling
14 29 (10.10%) Web Services
15 28 (9.76%) Git (software)
15 28 (9.76%) Relational Database
16 27 (9.41%) MVC
17 26 (9.06%) TDD
17 26 (9.06%) jQuery
18 25 (8.71%) Markit EDM
18 25 (8.71%) Teradata
18 25 (8.71%) Windows
19 24 (8.36%) ETL

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 34 (11.85%) SAS
2 16 (5.57%) EPiServer
3 8 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.39%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) Apache
6 3 (1.05%) CMS
6 3 (1.05%) IIS
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (8.71%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.05%) Pega PRPC
2 3 (1.05%) Sonata
3 2 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.70%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) SAN
2 2 (0.70%) DNS
2 2 (0.70%) Internet
2 2 (0.70%) LDAP
2 2 (0.70%) Skype
2 2 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) NAS
3 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.35%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.01%) Oracle Database
4 20 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (6.97%) RDBMS
5 16 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (5.23%) Big Data
6 15 (5.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 14 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 11 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.48%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (2.44%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.44%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.23%) Subversion
4 14 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (4.53%) gulp
5 13 (4.53%) Moq
6 12 (4.18%) JIRA
7 10 (3.48%) Selenium
8 9 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.14%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (3.14%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.79%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.44%) Mockito
10 7 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (2.44%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.09%) JUnit
12 4 (1.39%) Bower
12 4 (1.39%) DbUnit
12 4 (1.39%) Maven
13 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (40.07%) Finance
2 41 (14.29%) Banking
3 14 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.48%) Law
4 10 (3.48%) Retail
5 7 (2.44%) Marketing
5 7 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.39%) German Language
6 4 (1.39%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.05%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.70%) Legal
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 98 (34.15%) Developer
2 70 (24.39%) Analyst
3 29 (10.10%) Consultant
4 28 (9.76%) SQL Developer
5 27 (9.41%) Data Analyst
6 22 (7.67%) Business Analyst
7 21 (7.32%) DBA
8 20 (6.97%) Architect
9 19 (6.62%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (5.57%) Java Developer
10 16 (5.57%) Test Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.53%) PL/SQL Developer
13 12 (4.18%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (3.48%) SQL Analyst
14 10 (3.48%) SQL DBA
15 9 (3.14%) SAS Analyst
15 9 (3.14%) Teradata DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.03%) CSS
2 45 (15.68%) .NET
3 41 (14.29%) HTML
4 30 (10.45%) AngularJS
5 29 (10.10%) Web Services
6 26 (9.06%) jQuery
7 22 (7.67%) ASP.NET
8 21 (7.32%) .NET Framework
9 17 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (5.92%) XSLT
10 16 (5.57%) Entity Framework
10 16 (5.57%) LINQ
11 15 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (5.23%) XML
12 13 (4.53%) Modernizr
13 9 (3.14%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.79%) J2EE
14 8 (2.79%) Spring
14 8 (2.79%) WinForms
15 7 (2.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.83%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.14%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.79%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.74%) Clustering
6 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.74%) Fintech
6 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.70%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.70%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.70%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.54%) Linux
2 25 (8.71%) Windows
3 11 (3.83%) Unix
4 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.70%) Solaris
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (10.45%) Migration
3 29 (10.10%) Data Modelling
3 29 (10.10%) Scrum
4 27 (9.41%) MVC
5 26 (9.06%) TDD
6 24 (8.36%) ETL
7 23 (8.01%) Asset Management
7 23 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (7.67%) Analytics
8 22 (7.67%) Test Automation
9 21 (7.32%) Data Management
10 20 (6.97%) Data Analysis
10 20 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (5.23%) BDD
13 13 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (4.18%) Kanban
15 11 (3.83%) Business Analysis
15 11 (3.83%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.95%) Java
2 54 (18.82%) PL/SQL
3 50 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.29%) C#
5 36 (12.54%) Python
6 13 (4.53%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.83%) Perl
7 11 (3.83%) VBA
8 10 (3.48%) VB
9 7 (2.44%) MATLAB
9 7 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.09%) R
11 5 (1.74%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.74%) VB6
12 3 (1.05%) C++
12 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.70%) JCL
13 2 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (8.36%) Degree
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.74%) MCTS
4 4 (1.39%) PhD
4 4 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.05%) ISEB
5 3 (1.05%) MCITP
5 3 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) CIMA
6 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.70%) HND
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.70%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.35%) CISSP
7 1 (0.35%) MCSA
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.79%) QA
3 7 (2.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) Docker
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) Ansible
2 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.05%) SCCM
3 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.70%) vRealize
4 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.35%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.35%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 86 (29.97%) Oracle
2 25 (8.71%) Teradata
3 22 (7.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.14%) VMware
5 8 (2.79%) Bloomberg
5 8 (2.79%) FactSet
5 8 (2.79%) Tableau
6 7 (2.44%) Informatica
7 4 (1.39%) Citrix
7 4 (1.39%) IBM
7 4 (1.39%) McAfee
8 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.05%) Cisco
8 3 (1.05%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.05%) Cognos
8 3 (1.05%) HP
8 3 (1.05%) Pega
8 3 (1.05%) SAP
8 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.05%) Sybase
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