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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.33% 11.68% 7.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.10% 50.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £318 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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
21 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 35.00% 23.36% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 12 (52.17%) C#
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 6 (26.09%) OO
6 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (13.04%) SOA
8 3 (13.04%) J2EE
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
2 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (8.70%) Toad
3 2 (8.70%) PVCS
4 1 (4.35%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
2 7 (30.43%) C# Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
6 2 (8.70%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
4 5 (21.74%) jQuery
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) J2EE
7 2 (8.70%) Java EE
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) WPF
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.35%) HTML5
8 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.35%) CSS3
8 1 (4.35%) RESTful
8 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) OO
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.70%) VB
6 2 (8.70%) VB6
7 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) OCPJP
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) VMware