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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank - 10 20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 0 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 11.32% 5.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 52.17% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 7
Average daily rate
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- £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
0 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 21.70% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 9
Average daily rate - £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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
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 28 August 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 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) X++
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) PVCS
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Toad
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) PowerPivot
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) YourKit
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) SOA

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (12.50%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) PVCS
1 3 (37.50%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) YourKit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Report Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) OO
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) SOA
1 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Information Management
1 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) X++
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft