The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 56 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.75% 0.82% 1.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.68% 4.92% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
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£319 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £278 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
217 183 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.08% 16.59% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 71 60
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.90 £17.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (61.11%) .NET
3 16 (44.44%) C#
4 12 (33.33%) VBA
5 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
6 10 (27.78%) MS Office
6 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (22.22%) CMS
8 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) ETL
9 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
11 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
11 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.11%) DNS
11 4 (11.11%) Windows
11 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
11 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) CMS
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (5.56%) MySQL
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (5.56%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.56%) CruiseControl
1 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) MSTest
2 1 (2.78%) Moq
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 2 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) JSON
3 3 (8.33%) Visualforce
4 2 (5.56%) WinForms
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.56%) WCF
4 2 (5.56%) WPF
4 2 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.56%) Clustering
1 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) AIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ETL
1 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
3 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Scrum
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.56%) MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Web Development
5 1 (2.78%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (2.78%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.78%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) VBA
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Apex Code
5 3 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.56%) MCDST
3 2 (5.56%) MCTS
3 2 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
1 2 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Cognos
4 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
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