The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Aberdeen region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.17% 4.79% 2.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
20 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 18.35% 14.36% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Average daily rate £300 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £405 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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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 30 July 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 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
5 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 8 (33.33%) MVC
6 8 (33.33%) jQuery
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.83%) NServiceBus
8 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) Windows
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Ajax
10 2 (8.33%) CSS3
10 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (8.33%) LINQ
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
10 2 (8.33%) XHTML
10 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
10 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (8.33%) ERP
10 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (20.83%) NServiceBus
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) SQLite
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) PVCS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.17%) User Experience Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) CSS
4 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 8 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (12.50%) XML
7 3 (12.50%) Ajax
8 2 (8.33%) CSS3
8 2 (8.33%) LINQ
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) XHTML
9 1 (4.17%) EDI
9 1 (4.17%) Web Services
9 1 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (4.17%) JSON
9 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) PMI
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Document Management
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Workflow
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Project Governance
3 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.17%) System Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mapping
3 1 (4.17%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (4.17%) Customer Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
1 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Cognos
2 1 (4.17%) Twitter
2 1 (4.17%) Infor
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