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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 322 430 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.74% 14.85% 16.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.55% 40.57% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 258 279
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £35.55 £16.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.25 £51.50
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 932 1060 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.67% 36.61% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 568 497
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +5 173 £400 +6.66% 41
Glasgow -2 119 £375 +7.14% 37
Renfrewshire +2 8 £350 +9.37% 1
Fife +2 4 £179 +83.33% 1
Stirling +1 4 £475 +11.76% 3
Aberdeen -12 3 £340 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
West Lothian -7 1 £330 -12.00% 4
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
SQL
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 200 (34.48%) Finance
2 164 (28.28%) Java
3 161 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (23.28%) Oracle
5 108 (18.62%) SQL Server
6 105 (18.10%) Unix
7 97 (16.72%) Linux
8 90 (15.52%) Relational Database
9 88 (15.17%) JavaScript
10 79 (13.62%) PL/SQL
11 75 (12.93%) HTML
12 74 (12.76%) CSS
13 68 (11.72%) Windows
14 67 (11.55%) .NET
15 66 (11.38%) Scrum
16 65 (11.21%) C#
17 63 (10.86%) Git (software)
18 62 (10.69%) Banking
19 60 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
20 57 (9.83%) Microsoft
21 55 (9.48%) Perl
22 54 (9.31%) Migration
23 53 (9.14%) OO
24 52 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
25 51 (8.79%) Python
26 50 (8.62%) SAS
26 50 (8.62%) XML
27 48 (8.28%) ETL
28 47 (8.10%) MVC
28 47 (8.10%) AngularJS

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 50 (8.62%) SAS
2 16 (2.76%) EPiServer
3 14 (2.41%) JBoss
4 13 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.07%) Apache
5 12 (2.07%) IIS
6 11 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.55%) MQSeries
8 8 (1.38%) CMS
9 7 (1.21%) CICS
10 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.69%) Confluence
11 4 (0.69%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.69%) SPSS
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.34%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (4.31%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.52%) Pega PRPC
3 3 (0.52%) Sonata
4 2 (0.34%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.38%) Office 365
3 6 (1.03%) GitHub
4 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.45%) SSL
2 14 (2.41%) HTTP
3 12 (2.07%) HTTPS
4 11 (1.90%) SAN
5 8 (1.38%) DNS
6 7 (1.21%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.21%) SSH
7 6 (1.03%) Firewall
8 5 (0.86%) DHCP
8 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.69%) Skype
10 3 (0.52%) Internet
11 2 (0.34%) LDAP
11 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.34%) VPN
11 2 (0.34%) VSAN
12 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 90 (15.52%) Relational Database
3 45 (7.76%) RDBMS
4 44 (7.59%) Oracle Database
5 39 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (6.21%) DB2
7 30 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (3.97%) NoSQL
10 22 (3.79%) Oracle Database 12c
11 20 (3.45%) Big Data
12 18 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (2.59%) Hadoop
15 14 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (2.24%) QlikView
16 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 63 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 37 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.83%) Cucumber
4 27 (4.66%) JIRA
4 27 (4.66%) Maven
5 23 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (3.45%) Subversion
7 19 (3.28%) Hudson
7 19 (3.28%) JUnit
8 18 (3.10%) Selenium
9 17 (2.93%) Oracle APEX
10 15 (2.59%) Ant
10 15 (2.59%) gulp
11 14 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (2.24%) Moq
12 13 (2.24%) MSI
13 12 (2.07%) Gradle
14 10 (1.72%) Mockito
14 10 (1.72%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.55%) WebDriver
General
1 200 (34.48%) Finance
2 62 (10.69%) Banking
3 14 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.24%) Law
4 13 (2.24%) Retail
5 11 (1.90%) Marketing
6 9 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.69%) German Language
8 4 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 240 (41.38%) Developer
2 119 (20.52%) Analyst
3 82 (14.14%) Java Developer
4 41 (7.07%) Data Analyst
5 40 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 39 (6.72%) Consultant
7 31 (5.34%) DBA
8 30 (5.17%) Test Analyst
9 27 (4.66%) Oracle Developer
10 25 (4.31%) Business Analyst
11 23 (3.97%) Architect
11 23 (3.97%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.79%) .NET Developer
13 18 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (3.10%) SQL DBA
14 17 (2.93%) PL/SQL Developer
15 15 (2.59%) Administrator
15 15 (2.59%) SQL Analyst
15 15 (2.59%) Tester
16 14 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.93%) HTML
2 74 (12.76%) CSS
3 67 (11.55%) .NET
4 50 (8.62%) XML
5 47 (8.10%) AngularJS
6 45 (7.76%) Web Services
7 43 (7.41%) Spring
8 35 (6.03%) jQuery
9 34 (5.86%) SOAP
10 31 (5.34%) ASP.NET
11 23 (3.97%) REST
12 21 (3.62%) .NET Framework
12 21 (3.62%) JMS
13 20 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (3.28%) Hibernate
14 19 (3.28%) JSON
14 19 (3.28%) XSLT
15 18 (3.10%) J2EE
16 17 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (2.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.93%) Clustering
3 13 (2.24%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.24%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.24%) Mainframe
4 12 (2.07%) Credit Risk
5 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.55%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.21%) PKI
8 6 (1.03%) Fintech
8 6 (1.03%) Replication
9 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.52%) Derivative
10 3 (0.52%) Equities
10 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.10%) Unix
2 97 (16.72%) Linux
3 68 (11.72%) Windows
4 26 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.10%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.59%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.38%) zOS
10 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.03%) AIX
12 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.69%) Solaris
14 2 (0.34%) CentOS
15 1 (0.17%) Android
15 1 (0.17%) MVS
15 1 (0.17%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (11.38%) Scrum
3 54 (9.31%) Migration
4 53 (9.14%) OO
5 52 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (8.28%) ETL
7 47 (8.10%) MVC
8 43 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 41 (7.07%) Data Analysis
9 41 (7.07%) Data Modelling
10 40 (6.90%) TDD
11 34 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (5.34%) Analytics
13 30 (5.17%) Data Management
13 30 (5.17%) OOA/OOD
14 29 (5.00%) Front End Development
15 28 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
16 27 (4.66%) SDLC
17 26 (4.48%) Asset Management
17 26 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 164 (28.28%) Java
2 88 (15.17%) JavaScript
3 79 (13.62%) PL/SQL
4 65 (11.21%) C#
5 55 (9.48%) Perl
6 51 (8.79%) Python
7 39 (6.72%) PowerShell
8 31 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 26 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 25 (4.31%) VB
11 19 (3.28%) REXX
12 17 (2.93%) C++
13 16 (2.76%) Scala
14 15 (2.59%) Tcl
15 14 (2.41%) VBA
16 10 (1.72%) R
17 9 (1.55%) JCL
18 8 (1.38%) Assembly Language
18 8 (1.38%) VB.NET
19 7 (1.21%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (5.86%) Degree
2 27 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.72%) MCITP
5 10 (1.72%) MCTS
6 9 (1.55%) ISEB
6 9 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.03%) MCSA
8 5 (0.86%) MCSE
9 4 (0.69%) PhD
10 3 (0.52%) HND
10 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.34%) CCNA
11 2 (0.34%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) CIMA
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.34%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 16 (2.76%) QA
2 13 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.55%) EMIR
3 9 (1.55%) MiFID
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.38%) RACF
2 8 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.03%) XenApp
5 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.69%) Docker
6 4 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.34%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (1.21%) zSecure
3 6 (1.03%) Ansible
3 6 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.86%) SCCM
5 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.69%) SCOM
6 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.52%) Netcool
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.34%) vRealize
7 2 (0.34%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 135 (23.28%) Oracle
2 57 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.90%) Sybase
4 25 (4.31%) Teradata
5 21 (3.62%) VMware
6 15 (2.59%) Perforce
7 13 (2.24%) Citrix
7 13 (2.24%) IBM
8 12 (2.07%) Informatica
9 11 (1.90%) Tableau
10 9 (1.55%) HP
11 8 (1.38%) Bloomberg
11 8 (1.38%) CA
11 8 (1.38%) FactSet
12 7 (1.21%) McAfee
13 5 (0.86%) Cisco
13 5 (0.86%) Cognos
13 5 (0.86%) SAP
13 5 (0.86%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.86%) Twitter
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