The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 86 103 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 17 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.98% 1.05% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.11% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 25
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £311 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +36.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Scotland

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Developer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Scotland

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in Scotland

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Developer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Scotland

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 9 £290 -22.66% 1
Glasgow +6 6 £400 +29.03% 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £400 -
SQL Developer
UK

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 38 (80.85%) SQL
2 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (38.30%) .NET
4 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
5 15 (31.91%) Oracle
6 14 (29.79%) C#
7 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
8 12 (25.53%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (21.28%) Finance
11 9 (19.15%) MVC
11 9 (19.15%) ETL
11 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
12 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.89%) Java
13 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
13 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
14 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (10.64%) Entity Framework
15 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
15 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
15 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
16 4 (8.51%) Migration
16 4 (8.51%) HTML
16 4 (8.51%) CSS

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (4.26%) MS Access
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.26%) Moq
4 2 (4.26%) NUnit
4 2 (4.26%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (4.26%) Selenium
5 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Mockito
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (10.64%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.51%) CSS
5 4 (8.51%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) jQuery
6 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
6 3 (6.38%) WPF
7 2 (4.26%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (4.26%) WCF
8 1 (2.13%) J2EE
8 1 (2.13%) Spring
8 1 (2.13%) Web Services
8 1 (2.13%) WinForms
8 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ETL
1 9 (19.15%) MVC
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.51%) Data Integration
3 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Fund Management
4 3 (6.38%) TDD
5 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.26%) OO
5 2 (4.26%) OOD
5 2 (4.26%) Open Source
5 2 (4.26%) Web Development
6 1 (2.13%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (80.85%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
3 14 (29.79%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.89%) Java
5 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.26%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) MCAD
3 2 (4.26%) MCSD
3 2 (4.26%) MCTS
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.13%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.13%) Netezza
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) SAP