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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.65% 12.75% 10.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 56.52% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
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£308 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.12% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £349 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +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
9 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.65% 22.55% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 12
Average daily rate £365 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £340 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £478 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) OO
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
9 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) C++
9 4 (17.39%) Perl
9 4 (17.39%) IIS
10 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
10 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) CSS
10 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
10 3 (13.04%) DNS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.70%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) PVCS
3 1 (4.35%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) VB Developer
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) DBA
6 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.70%) jQuery
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Java EE
5 2 (8.70%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) XSLT
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
6 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) CSS3
6 1 (4.35%) WPF
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) OO
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.70%) System Testing
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Content Management
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.70%) VB6
6 2 (8.70%) VB
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) OCPJP
2 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.35%) VCP4
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Sun