The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 261 352 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.88% 13.69% 15.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.46% 42.72% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 222 254
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Median hourly rate £42.37 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.08% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.62 £13.50 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £21.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +69.14% -21.66%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 780 824 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.47% 32.04% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 480 529
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Scotland

SQL
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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 +4 114 £369 -6.64% 31
Glasgow +2 94 £350 +7.69% 33
Renfrewshire -3 12 £405 +2.53%
West Lothian -5 9 £350 -1.40% 3
Moray - 9 £388 -
Fife -1 6 £400 +106.45%
Dundee -1 3 £205 - 5
Aberdeen -4 3 - - 1
Inverclyde +3 2 £475 +13.09%
Highlands - 2 £420 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £400 - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 169 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (28.01%) Oracle
3 150 (27.83%) SQL Server
4 147 (27.27%) Java
5 143 (26.53%) Finance
6 102 (18.92%) Windows
6 102 (18.92%) Microsoft
7 96 (17.81%) Linux
8 85 (15.77%) PL/SQL
9 79 (14.66%) Relational Database
10 76 (14.10%) Unix
11 65 (12.06%) .NET
11 65 (12.06%) C#
11 65 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (11.69%) JavaScript
12 63 (11.69%) Oracle Database
13 60 (11.13%) Scrum
14 59 (10.95%) Git (software)
15 57 (10.58%) ETL
16 56 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
17 55 (10.20%) HTML
18 53 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
19 52 (9.65%) Active Directory
19 52 (9.65%) Banking
20 49 (9.09%) PowerShell
21 47 (8.72%) T-SQL
22 46 (8.53%) Python
22 46 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (8.35%) OO
24 43 (7.98%) CSS

SQL
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 21 (3.90%) SAS
2 16 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.78%) JBoss
4 11 (2.04%) IIS
5 8 (1.48%) Apache
5 8 (1.48%) CMS
5 8 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.56%) CICS
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.41%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.56%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Markit EDM
1 10 (1.86%) SAP BPC
1 10 (1.86%) SAP MII
2 8 (1.48%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.74%) Sonata
4 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.37%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.97%) Office 365
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.74%) GitHub
4 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.75%) DNS
2 22 (4.08%) DHCP
3 20 (3.71%) SAN
4 14 (2.60%) VSAN
5 13 (2.41%) HTTP
6 12 (2.23%) Internet
7 11 (2.04%) Firewall
7 11 (2.04%) HTTPS
7 11 (2.04%) SSL
8 10 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.74%) NAS
10 3 (0.56%) LAN
10 3 (0.56%) Skype
10 3 (0.56%) WAN
11 2 (0.37%) IPsec
11 2 (0.37%) LDAP
11 2 (0.37%) TACACS
11 2 (0.37%) VLAN
11 2 (0.37%) VoIP
11 2 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (27.83%) SQL Server
2 79 (14.66%) Relational Database
3 63 (11.69%) Oracle Database
4 53 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (7.98%) RDBMS
6 39 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 22 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (3.53%) DB2
12 17 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (2.60%) NoSQL
14 14 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (2.04%) Big Data
16 10 (1.86%) MaxDB
16 10 (1.86%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 59 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.31%) Maven
4 33 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 30 (5.57%) Selenium
6 29 (5.38%) JIRA
7 25 (4.64%) Subversion
8 17 (3.15%) JUnit
9 15 (2.78%) Hudson
10 13 (2.41%) Gradle
11 12 (2.23%) WebDriver
12 11 (2.04%) MSI
12 11 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (1.86%) NWDI
13 10 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (1.67%) Ant
15 8 (1.48%) Mockito
16 7 (1.30%) StarTeam
16 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (26.53%) Finance
2 52 (9.65%) Banking
3 23 (4.27%) Law
4 12 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.86%) Marketing
6 5 (0.93%) Billing
7 4 (0.74%) Retail
7 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.56%) German Language
8 3 (0.56%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
9 2 (0.37%) Back Office
9 2 (0.37%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 201 (37.29%) Developer
2 99 (18.37%) Analyst
3 54 (10.02%) Java Developer
4 39 (7.24%) Consultant
4 39 (7.24%) SQL Developer
5 33 (6.12%) Data Analyst
6 29 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
7 27 (5.01%) .NET Developer
7 27 (5.01%) Administrator
8 25 (4.64%) Test Analyst
9 23 (4.27%) DBA
10 22 (4.08%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.53%) Tester
12 18 (3.34%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.15%) SQL DBA
14 16 (2.97%) PL/SQL Developer
15 15 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (2.60%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.60%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.06%) .NET
2 55 (10.20%) HTML
3 43 (7.98%) CSS
4 39 (7.24%) XML
5 36 (6.68%) Spring
6 29 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 28 (5.19%) SOAP
8 25 (4.64%) AngularJS
8 25 (4.64%) jQuery
9 24 (4.45%) Web Services
10 20 (3.71%) JMS
11 18 (3.34%) Hibernate
11 18 (3.34%) REST
12 16 (2.97%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (2.78%) J2EE
14 14 (2.60%) Middleware
15 13 (2.41%) Java EE
16 12 (2.23%) JDBC
16 12 (2.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.64%) Clustering
3 23 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.23%) Replication
5 11 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.67%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.93%) Fintech
11 4 (0.74%) CMDB
12 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.56%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.56%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.37%) Derivative
13 2 (0.37%) Tandem
13 2 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 102 (18.92%) Windows
2 96 (17.81%) Linux
3 76 (14.10%) Unix
4 46 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (7.98%) Windows Server
6 39 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.64%) Windows 7
8 20 (3.71%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.15%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.86%) AIX
11 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.56%) MVS
12 3 (0.56%) Solaris
12 3 (0.56%) Tru64
13 2 (0.37%) Android
13 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.37%) zOS
14 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (11.13%) Scrum
4 57 (10.58%) ETL
5 45 (8.35%) OO
6 41 (7.61%) MVC
7 38 (7.05%) Migration
8 37 (6.86%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.31%) ITIL
10 33 (6.12%) TDD
11 31 (5.75%) Configuration Management
11 31 (5.75%) Data Analysis
12 26 (4.82%) SDLC
12 26 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (4.64%) Front End Development
13 25 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (4.45%) DevOps
15 23 (4.27%) BDD
15 23 (4.27%) SOA
16 22 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 147 (27.27%) Java
2 85 (15.77%) PL/SQL
3 65 (12.06%) C#
4 63 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 49 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 47 (8.72%) T-SQL
7 46 (8.53%) Python
8 35 (6.49%) Perl
9 23 (4.27%) VB
10 17 (3.15%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.60%) Tcl
12 11 (2.04%) Scala
12 11 (2.04%) VBA
13 10 (1.86%) REXX
14 9 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.48%) C
15 8 (1.48%) C++
16 5 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.74%) Jython
17 4 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.19%) Degree
3 27 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (2.41%) ISTQB
7 11 (2.04%) MCITP
7 11 (2.04%) MCSE
8 10 (1.86%) MCSA
8 10 (1.86%) MCTS
9 5 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.93%) ISEB
10 4 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.74%) CISSP
11 3 (0.56%) MCAD
11 3 (0.56%) MCSD
11 3 (0.56%) SANS
12 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.37%) HND
12 2 (0.37%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.19%) QA
2 14 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.11%) SLA
5 5 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.93%) MiFID
6 4 (0.74%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) Basel II
7 1 (0.19%) Basel III
7 1 (0.19%) FINREP
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 52 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.60%) vSphere
4 12 (2.23%) Docker
5 5 (0.93%) XenApp
6 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.56%) RACF
7 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) Samba
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 15 (2.78%) vRealize
2 14 (2.60%) PowerCLI
3 13 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (1.67%) Netcool
4 9 (1.67%) SCCM
5 8 (1.48%) Puppet
6 7 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.11%) Ansible
7 6 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.93%) SCOM
9 4 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.56%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.56%) QRadar
10 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 151 (28.01%) Oracle
2 102 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.86%) VMware
4 26 (4.82%) Sybase
5 23 (4.27%) SAP
6 19 (3.53%) Citrix
7 14 (2.60%) Intel Security
8 13 (2.41%) IBM
9 12 (2.23%) Teradata
10 11 (2.04%) Cognos
10 11 (2.04%) Perforce
11 9 (1.67%) HP
11 9 (1.67%) Tableau
11 9 (1.67%) Veritas
12 8 (1.48%) Cisco
13 6 (1.11%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.11%) BMC
13 6 (1.11%) CA
13 6 (1.11%) Informatica
13 6 (1.11%) Symantec
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