Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 613 570 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.49% 15.15% 13.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.61% 34.15% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 360 465
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.04% -0.67%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £252
90th Percentile £475 £475 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.85% - +56.86%
10th Percentile £12.74 £16.50 £24.25
90th Percentile £29.00 £52.14 £41.35
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +4.84% +14.81%

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 1,771 1,669 1,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.09% 44.35% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 999 994
Scotland median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £290 £263 £250
90th Percentile £526 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 24
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £43.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.54% +16.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.84 £15.89
90th Percentile £43.25 £57.50 £42.78
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -2 353 £400 +10.34% 59
Glasgow +1 190 £375 +7.14% 92
Aberdeen +12 14 £340 +104.51% 5
Fife +9 12 £204 -25.91% 2
West Lothian -5 11 £315 -3.08% 4
North Lanarkshire +2 5 £134 - 2
South Ayrshire +7 4 £225 -
South Lanarkshire -4 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire -5 3 £300 -7.69% 6
Inverclyde -2 2 £325 -13.33%
Highlands -3 2 £250 -40.48%
Dundee -14 2 £323 -10.90% 6
Stirling - 2 £425 - 2
East Ayrshire - 2 £350 - 3
East Lothian -2 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 203 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (30.02%) Finance
3 164 (26.75%) Oracle
4 144 (23.49%) Java
5 138 (22.51%) SQL Server
6 104 (16.97%) C#
7 102 (16.64%) ETL
8 101 (16.48%) Test Automation
9 99 (16.15%) JavaScript
10 91 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
11 87 (14.19%) Microsoft
12 84 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
13 82 (13.38%) Banking
14 75 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (12.23%) .NET
14 75 (12.23%) Unix
15 72 (11.75%) Linux
16 71 (11.58%) Data Analysis
17 64 (10.44%) HTML
18 62 (10.11%) PL/SQL
18 62 (10.11%) Relational Database
19 61 (9.95%) Windows
20 60 (9.79%) T-SQL
21 58 (9.46%) Python
22 56 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 54 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
23 54 (8.81%) Migration
23 54 (8.81%) Scrum
23 54 (8.81%) Data Modelling
24 51 (8.32%) OO

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 (3.92%) SAS
1 24 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.61%) IIS
3 15 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.63%) JBoss
5 9 (1.47%) PowerExchange
6 7 (1.14%) Apache
6 7 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.98%) GeoServer
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.65%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.49%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.49%) CMS
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.14%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.65%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.49%) Endur
4 3 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.33%) assyst
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.33%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.33%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.33%) Sonata
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.96%) Office 365
4 5 (0.82%) PaaS
5 4 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (0.65%) IaaS
6 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.49%) GitHub
6 3 (0.49%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.33%) npm
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.31%) Internet
1 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.14%) DNS
3 6 (0.98%) Firewall
3 6 (0.98%) HTTP
4 5 (0.82%) DHCP
5 3 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.49%) ISDN
5 3 (0.49%) SAN
5 3 (0.49%) Skype
5 3 (0.49%) VoIP
6 2 (0.33%) AMQP
6 2 (0.33%) CTI
6 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.33%) LAN
6 2 (0.33%) NAS
6 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 2 (0.33%) WEP
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (22.51%) SQL Server
2 84 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (10.11%) Relational Database
4 56 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (8.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (7.50%) Oracle Database
7 40 (6.53%) NoSQL
8 39 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 38 (6.20%) RDBMS
10 33 (5.38%) Hadoop
11 27 (4.40%) PowerCenter
12 26 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (3.75%) Big Data
13 23 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (3.59%) DB2
14 22 (3.59%) Power BI
15 21 (3.43%) MongoDB
16 13 (2.12%) Data Lake
17 12 (1.96%) GIS
18 11 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (8.32%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.18%) Subversion
3 37 (6.04%) Maven
3 37 (6.04%) Selenium
4 28 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (4.24%) JIRA
6 21 (3.43%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.10%) Mercurial
8 15 (2.45%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.28%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.96%) JUnit
11 11 (1.79%) ERwin
11 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.31%) NUnit
12 8 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.98%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.65%) Hudson
15 4 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 184 (30.02%) Finance
2 82 (13.38%) Banking
3 10 (1.63%) Investment Banking
3 10 (1.63%) Legal
4 8 (1.31%) Publishing
5 6 (0.98%) Law
5 6 (0.98%) Retail
5 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.33%) Front Office
8 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 263 (42.90%) Developer
2 178 (29.04%) Analyst
3 66 (10.77%) Java Developer
4 58 (9.46%) Test Analyst
5 50 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 36 (5.87%) Data Analyst
7 31 (5.06%) .NET Developer
7 31 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 31 (5.06%) Consultant
8 29 (4.73%) DBA
9 27 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
11 23 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.26%) Informatica Developer
13 19 (3.10%) Architect
14 18 (2.94%) SQL DBA
14 18 (2.94%) Tester
15 17 (2.77%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.23%) .NET
2 64 (10.44%) HTML
3 50 (8.16%) XML
4 48 (7.83%) Spring
5 47 (7.67%) CSS
6 44 (7.18%) ASP.NET
7 36 (5.87%) Hibernate
8 34 (5.55%) Web Services
9 32 (5.22%) AngularJS
10 26 (4.24%) jQuery
11 19 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (2.94%) RESTful
13 17 (2.77%) .NET Framework
13 17 (2.77%) JMS
14 16 (2.61%) React
15 14 (2.28%) REST
16 13 (2.12%) Gherkin
16 13 (2.12%) HTML5
17 12 (1.96%) JPA
17 12 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.40%) Data Structures
3 23 (3.75%) Algorithms
4 18 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 17 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.77%) Credit Risk
6 14 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.47%) Clustering
9 8 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.31%) Replication
10 7 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.14%) User Experience
11 6 (0.98%) Derivative
11 6 (0.98%) Equities
12 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.23%) Unix
2 72 (11.75%) Linux
3 61 (9.95%) Windows
4 27 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.47%) Android
10 8 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.49%) zOS
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) NetWare
12 2 (0.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.64%) ETL
3 101 (16.48%) Test Automation
4 75 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (11.58%) Data Analysis
6 54 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (8.81%) Data Modelling
6 54 (8.81%) Migration
6 54 (8.81%) Scrum
7 51 (8.32%) OO
8 50 (8.16%) SDLC
9 46 (7.50%) BDD
10 42 (6.85%) Analytics
11 40 (6.53%) MVC
12 35 (5.71%) Data Migration
13 32 (5.22%) Open Source
14 29 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (3.92%) Business Analysis
16 24 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 144 (23.49%) Java
2 104 (16.97%) C#
3 99 (16.15%) JavaScript
4 62 (10.11%) PL/SQL
5 60 (9.79%) T-SQL
6 58 (9.46%) Python
7 38 (6.20%) Perl
8 30 (4.89%) PowerShell
9 19 (3.10%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.96%) VBA
11 10 (1.63%) C++
12 9 (1.47%) PHP
12 9 (1.47%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.98%) VB
14 5 (0.82%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.65%) C
15 4 (0.65%) R
15 4 (0.65%) Ruby
15 4 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (5.22%) Degree
2 21 (3.43%) ISTQB
3 18 (2.94%) ISEB
4 16 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.98%) MCSD
9 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) MCAD
9 4 (0.65%) MCP
9 4 (0.65%) MCTS
10 3 (0.49%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.87%) Data Quality
2 26 (4.24%) QA
3 10 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.82%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) EMIR
5 2 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) GCP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.96%) Docker
3 8 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.98%) vSphere
5 5 (0.82%) GeoWebCache
5 5 (0.82%) XenServer
6 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.49%) Xen
8 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.16%) RACF
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.12%) SCCM
2 8 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.31%) Puppet
3 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.65%) Ansible
4 4 (0.65%) Cobbler
4 4 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.33%) EnCase
6 2 (0.33%) Grafana
6 2 (0.33%) Kibana
6 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.33%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Control-M
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.16%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.16%) Terraform
7 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 164 (26.75%) Oracle
2 87 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.53%) Informatica
4 29 (4.73%) Teradata
5 19 (3.10%) Sybase
6 14 (2.28%) HP
6 14 (2.28%) SAP
6 14 (2.28%) Tableau
6 14 (2.28%) VMware
7 13 (2.12%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.79%) CA
9 8 (1.31%) Cognos
9 8 (1.31%) IBM
10 5 (0.82%) Charles River
10 5 (0.82%) Symantec
10 5 (0.82%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.65%) Cisco
11 4 (0.65%) EnterpriseDB
12 3 (0.49%) Citrix
12 3 (0.49%) MicroStrategy