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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 15 - 11
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.69% - 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% - 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £295 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -12.62%

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
10 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 15.38% 27.27% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £359 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.52% +41.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £450 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Aberdeen region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aberdeen region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) MCSE
3 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Veritas
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 5 (38.46%) Clustering
3 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
3 5 (38.46%) Change Control
3 5 (38.46%) vSphere
3 5 (38.46%) Time Management
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (38.46%) Server Building
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (30.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Database Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) ADO
5 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Control
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (38.46%) Server Building
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 5 (38.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle