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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 62 58 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.85% 1.56% 5.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.40% 8.82% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 26
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£400 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £405 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +16.34%
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
266 204 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.65% 17.72% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 89 82
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (87.76%) .NET
3 38 (77.55%) C#
4 31 (63.27%) ASP.NET
5 26 (53.06%) SQL
6 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
6 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (46.94%) Finance
8 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
9 19 (38.78%) T-SQL
9 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
10 17 (34.69%) VBScript
11 11 (22.45%) MVC
12 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
13 8 (16.33%) Ajax
14 7 (14.29%) HTML5
14 7 (14.29%) CSS3
14 7 (14.29%) Windows
14 7 (14.29%) HTML
14 7 (14.29%) CSS
14 7 (14.29%) WinForms
15 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (10.20%) VBA
16 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
17 4 (8.16%) MS Office
17 4 (8.16%) CMS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) CMS
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (83.67%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) .NET Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Applications Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.08%) Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) DBA
6 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Data Integration Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (87.76%) .NET
2 31 (63.27%) ASP.NET
3 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.33%) Ajax
5 7 (14.29%) HTML5
5 7 (14.29%) CSS3
5 7 (14.29%) HTML
5 7 (14.29%) CSS
5 7 (14.29%) WinForms
6 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (6.12%) WCF
8 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.04%) RESTful
8 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.04%) jQuery
8 1 (2.04%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) Data Integration
1 2 (4.08%) iPhone
1 2 (4.08%) iPad
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) MVC
3 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.16%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.08%) ETL
5 2 (4.08%) Data Management
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (4.08%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.04%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.04%) Migration
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) C#
2 26 (53.06%) SQL
3 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
4 19 (38.78%) T-SQL
5 17 (34.69%) VBScript
6 5 (10.20%) VBA
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) MCITP
2 2 (4.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCDST
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Sybase
3 1 (2.04%) Ektron
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.04%) Telerik
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