The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Edinburgh 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 63 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.64% 1.47% 1.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.17% 8.52% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £261 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
229 176 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.93% 17.20% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 72 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.25 £18.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.06% +50.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
Scotland

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 9 (27.27%) VBA
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (21.21%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) ETL
6 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 6 (18.18%) MS Office
6 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 5 (15.15%) CMS
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) XML
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (12.12%) WCF
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (6.06%) MySQL
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (6.06%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (6.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) CruiseControl
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) MSTest
4 1 (3.03%) Moq
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.06%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (6.06%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Cognos Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) WCF
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) JSON
4 3 (9.09%) jQuery
4 3 (9.09%) Visualforce
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) WinForms
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) WPF
6 1 (3.03%) MDX
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.03%) XSL
6 1 (3.03%) XSLT
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
1 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.18%) ETL
3 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) MVVM
6 1 (3.03%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.03%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) VBA
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.12%) Java
7 3 (9.09%) Apex Code
8 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (3.03%) XQuery
9 1 (3.03%) Ruby
9 1 (3.03%) XPath
9 1 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (3.03%) Perl
9 1 (3.03%) PHP
9 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCDST
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
1 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Cognos
4 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter
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