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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 65 66 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 16 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.97% 3.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.04% 6.42% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 14
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£400 £305 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.36% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £268 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £333 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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
265 187 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.19% 15.07% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 90 56
Average daily rate £400 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (90.48%) .NET
3 35 (83.33%) C#
4 31 (73.81%) ASP.NET
5 27 (64.29%) SQL
6 26 (61.90%) JavaScript
7 24 (57.14%) Finance
7 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
9 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
10 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
11 17 (40.48%) VBScript
12 11 (26.19%) MVC
13 9 (21.43%) Ajax
14 7 (16.67%) HTML
14 7 (16.67%) CSS
14 7 (16.67%) HTML5
14 7 (16.67%) CSS3
15 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 6 (14.29%) WinForms
16 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 4 (9.52%) Investment Management
17 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
17 4 (9.52%) Windows
17 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
18 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
18 3 (7.14%) Oracle

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (92.86%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 3 (7.14%) DBA
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (90.48%) .NET
2 31 (73.81%) ASP.NET
3 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
4 9 (21.43%) Ajax
5 7 (16.67%) HTML
5 7 (16.67%) CSS
5 7 (16.67%) HTML5
5 7 (16.67%) CSS3
6 6 (14.29%) WinForms
7 5 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.14%) WCF
9 2 (4.76%) jQuery
10 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
10 1 (2.38%) Web Services
10 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) iPhone
1 2 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) MVC
3 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 4 (9.52%) Investment Management
4 2 (4.76%) iOS Development
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Data Management
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Management
5 1 (2.38%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 26 (61.90%) JavaScript
4 20 (47.62%) T-SQL
5 17 (40.48%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) C
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Sybase
4 1 (2.38%) Telerik
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.38%) Ektron
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago