The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.29% 10.97% 4.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.64% 56.52% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £248 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 22.45% 19.41% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Aberdeen region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) CSS
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
9 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 3 (13.04%) OO
9 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
9 3 (13.04%) Workflow
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Nagios
9 3 (13.04%) Firewall

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQLite
4 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Toad
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) PVCS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 8 (34.78%) CSS
5 6 (26.09%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) J2EE
7 2 (8.70%) HTML5
7 2 (8.70%) CSS3
8 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.35%) RESTful
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.35%) Java EE
8 1 (4.35%) EDI
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) WPF
8 1 (4.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) MVC
2 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) OO
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Benchmarking
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
2 1 (4.35%) OCPJP
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Sun
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