Period
to 22 May 2018

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 6 months to 22 May 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 718 552 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.91% 15.42% 13.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.47% 34.33% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 300 461
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 12
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -50.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.71 £16.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £27.69 £52.17 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.62% +45.45% +10.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,024 1,608 1,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.22% 44.92% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,287 950 1,019
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 29
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.37% +10.00% +22.95%
10th Percentile £12.73 £15.15 £19.60
90th Percentile £45.83 £57.50 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.32% +7.47% +10.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Scotland

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 352 £400 +5.96% 76
Glasgow -1 241 £375 +7.14% 107
Renfrewshire -7 46 £275 -30.38% 8
West Lothian +1 19 £275 -15.38% 11
Aberdeen +17 13 £265 - 5
Fife +5 11 £106 -67.54% 2
Stirling 0 11 £450 -5.26% 4
North Lanarkshire -1 8 £134 - 1
South Ayrshire - 3 £225 -
Midlothian - 2 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -7 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 229 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (28.83%) Finance
3 186 (25.91%) Oracle
4 163 (22.70%) SQL Server
5 151 (21.03%) Microsoft
6 148 (20.61%) C#
7 136 (18.94%) Java
8 115 (16.02%) .NET
9 107 (14.90%) Test Automation
10 103 (14.35%) Unix
11 102 (14.21%) ETL
12 97 (13.51%) JavaScript
13 95 (13.23%) Windows
14 84 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
15 83 (11.56%) Data Analysis
16 81 (11.28%) PL/SQL
17 78 (10.86%) T-SQL
17 78 (10.86%) Banking
18 76 (10.58%) HTML
18 76 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
18 76 (10.58%) AngularJS
19 71 (9.89%) MVC
19 71 (9.89%) CSS
19 71 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
20 70 (9.75%) Python
21 67 (9.33%) Relational Database
22 66 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
22 66 (9.19%) Migration
22 66 (9.19%) Scrum
23 63 (8.77%) Linux

SQL
Co-occurring 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 24 (3.34%) SAS
2 14 (1.95%) Apache
2 14 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.81%) PowerExchange
4 11 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.97%) Confluence
6 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.84%) GeoServer
7 6 (0.84%) JBoss
7 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.70%) IIS
9 3 (0.42%) CICS
9 3 (0.42%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.28%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Maya
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.39%) Sonata
4 4 (0.56%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.42%) Endur
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.14%) Actimize
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (5.57%) Office 365
3 13 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.42%) npm
6 3 (0.42%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.14%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.10%) DNS
2 49 (6.82%) DHCP
3 11 (1.53%) SAN
4 8 (1.11%) Firewall
5 7 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.97%) VSAN
6 6 (0.84%) WEP
7 5 (0.70%) FTP
8 4 (0.56%) Internet
9 3 (0.42%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.42%) NAS
9 3 (0.42%) SSL
10 2 (0.28%) IPv4
10 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.28%) Network Security
10 2 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (22.70%) SQL Server
2 76 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (9.33%) Relational Database
4 54 (7.52%) Oracle Database
5 48 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (5.15%) Hadoop
8 36 (5.01%) NoSQL
9 30 (4.18%) RDBMS
10 28 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
11 24 (3.34%) Big Data
11 24 (3.34%) MongoDB
11 24 (3.34%) PowerCenter
12 22 (3.06%) DB2
12 22 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (2.79%) Power BI
14 18 (2.51%) Data Lake
15 17 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (2.23%) QlikView
16 16 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (6.82%) Selenium
2 48 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.01%) Jenkins
4 32 (4.46%) JIRA
5 30 (4.18%) HP UFT
5 30 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (3.76%) WinRunner
7 23 (3.20%) Maven
8 20 (2.79%) NUnit
9 18 (2.51%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.37%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.37%) MSTest
11 13 (1.81%) ERwin
12 12 (1.67%) MSI
12 12 (1.67%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.67%) Subversion
13 9 (1.25%) WebDriver
14 7 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.97%) TestDirector
General
1 207 (28.83%) Finance
2 78 (10.86%) Banking
3 12 (1.67%) Legal
4 9 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.84%) Retail
7 5 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.56%) Billing
8 4 (0.56%) Law
8 4 (0.56%) Publishing
9 3 (0.42%) Advertising
9 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (45.13%) Developer
2 185 (25.77%) Analyst
3 73 (10.17%) Test Analyst
4 51 (7.10%) SQL Developer
5 50 (6.96%) .NET Developer
6 41 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 36 (5.01%) Data Analyst
8 35 (4.87%) Tester
9 33 (4.60%) DBA
9 33 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 30 (4.18%) C# Developer
11 28 (3.90%) Consultant
12 26 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
13 24 (3.34%) Informatica Developer
14 23 (3.20%) Applications Support
14 23 (3.20%) Software Developer
14 23 (3.20%) Systems Analyst
15 22 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
15 22 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (16.02%) .NET
2 76 (10.58%) AngularJS
2 76 (10.58%) HTML
3 71 (9.89%) CSS
4 58 (8.08%) .NET Framework
5 56 (7.80%) ASP.NET
6 55 (7.66%) XML
7 50 (6.96%) REST
8 43 (5.99%) Entity Framework
9 42 (5.85%) Spring
10 41 (5.71%) jQuery
11 40 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (4.87%) Web Services
14 32 (4.46%) HTML5
15 27 (3.76%) .NET Core
16 24 (3.34%) JSON
16 24 (3.34%) React
17 23 (3.20%) SOAP
18 22 (3.06%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.74%) Clustering
3 27 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.48%) PDA
5 22 (3.06%) Mainframe
6 18 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.09%) User Experience
9 14 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.53%) PKI
11 10 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.25%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.25%) Replication
13 8 (1.11%) Equities
13 8 (1.11%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.97%) Derivative
14 7 (0.97%) Fintech
14 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.84%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 103 (14.35%) Unix
2 95 (13.23%) Windows
3 63 (8.77%) Linux
4 51 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (6.69%) Windows Server
6 38 (5.29%) Windows 7
7 34 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (4.04%) AIX
9 16 (2.23%) Android
10 15 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.97%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.97%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.97%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.84%) zOS
14 3 (0.42%) Solaris
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.28%) NetWare
15 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (14.90%) Test Automation
3 102 (14.21%) ETL
4 83 (11.56%) Data Analysis
5 71 (9.89%) MVC
5 71 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
6 66 (9.19%) Migration
6 66 (9.19%) Scrum
7 59 (8.22%) SDLC
8 49 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 47 (6.55%) CRM
10 46 (6.41%) BDD
11 45 (6.27%) OO
12 44 (6.13%) Data Migration
13 43 (5.99%) Test Scripting
14 39 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (5.29%) Software Testing
16 37 (5.15%) Change Management
17 36 (5.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 148 (20.61%) C#
2 136 (18.94%) Java
3 97 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 81 (11.28%) PL/SQL
5 78 (10.86%) T-SQL
6 70 (9.75%) Python
7 34 (4.74%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.92%) Perl
10 18 (2.51%) C++
11 15 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.09%) VB
11 15 (2.09%) VBA
12 12 (1.67%) VBScript
13 9 (1.25%) PHP
14 8 (1.11%) Java 8
14 8 (1.11%) R
15 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 45 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.57%) Degree
5 20 (2.79%) ISEB
5 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.39%) MCSE
8 10 (1.39%) MCTS
9 7 (0.97%) MCITP
9 7 (0.97%) MCSA
9 7 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.70%) MCP
11 4 (0.56%) MCAD
11 4 (0.56%) MCSD
12 3 (0.42%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.27%) Data Quality
2 36 (5.01%) QA
3 21 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.42%) GCP
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) FATCA
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.60%) Docker
4 29 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.90%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.92%) XenServer
8 19 (2.65%) XenApp
9 14 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.97%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.97%) vSphere
11 5 (0.70%) GeoWebCache
11 5 (0.70%) HDFS
11 5 (0.70%) RACF
12 3 (0.42%) Xen
13 2 (0.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 2 (0.28%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 33 (4.60%) HP ALM
2 29 (4.04%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (2.65%) SCCM
5 11 (1.53%) Ansible
5 11 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.39%) Puppet
7 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.97%) PowerCLI
8 7 (0.97%) SafeCom
8 7 (0.97%) vRealize
8 7 (0.97%) XenMobile
9 6 (0.84%) Netcool
9 6 (0.84%) SAP Afaria
10 5 (0.70%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle Flashback
11 4 (0.56%) Terraform
12 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 186 (25.91%) Oracle
2 151 (21.03%) Microsoft
3 57 (7.94%) Citrix
4 49 (6.82%) VMware
5 43 (5.99%) Informatica
6 41 (5.71%) HP
7 35 (4.87%) McAfee
8 34 (4.74%) Ivanti
9 32 (4.46%) Teradata
10 30 (4.18%) Veritas
11 16 (2.23%) CA
12 14 (1.95%) SAP
13 11 (1.53%) IBM
14 10 (1.39%) FNZ
14 10 (1.39%) Sybase
14 10 (1.39%) Tableau
15 7 (0.97%) Apple
15 7 (0.97%) Charles River
15 7 (0.97%) ThinPrint
15 7 (0.97%) Xamarin