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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.48% 12.94% 7.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.67% 81.25% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 8
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £215 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £375 £413
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 £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
30 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.86% 15.92% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 14
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £563 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Scotland

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 10 (58.82%) C#
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) NServiceBus
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (23.53%) SAP
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) SAP BI
5 3 (17.65%) Business Objects
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) SAP PI
6 2 (11.76%) Change Control

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (29.41%) NServiceBus
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (17.65%) SAP BI
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) IT Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) User Experience Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) SAP PI
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) XHTML
4 2 (11.76%) Ajax
5 1 (5.88%) LINQ
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) GIS
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) Infor