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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 57 79 56
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.15% 0.65% 2.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.33% 2.98% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 21
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

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
169 302 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.56% 21.71% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 153 141
Median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 13 (54.17%) T-SQL
4 12 (50.00%) C#
4 12 (50.00%) .NET
5 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (29.17%) WCF
8 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (25.00%) MVC
8 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (25.00%) DNS
8 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (20.83%) DHCP
9 5 (20.83%) Citrix
9 5 (20.83%) XenApp
9 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
9 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (20.83%) jQuery
9 5 (20.83%) SCCM
9 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 4 (16.67%) SCOM

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.17%) Big Data
7 1 (4.17%) OLAP
7 1 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.17%) Power BI
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (8.33%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) ETL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) IT Support
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) WCF
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (20.83%) jQuery
5 4 (16.67%) WinForms
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) WPF
7 2 (8.33%) CSS3
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.17%) HTML
8 1 (4.17%) MDX
8 1 (4.17%) XML
8 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) OOD
4 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) SDLC
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) T-SQL
3 12 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) CA
3 4 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Varonis