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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 61 67 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 20 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.45% 1.22% 2.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.63% 6.70% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
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£290 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £327 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -29.23%
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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
262 224 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.00% 18.21% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 120 68
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.86%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (79.41%) C#
2 27 (79.41%) .NET
3 25 (73.53%) ASP.NET
4 18 (52.94%) CSS
4 18 (52.94%) HTML
4 18 (52.94%) MVC
5 15 (44.12%) Windows
6 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) Finance
6 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
7 13 (38.24%) Ajax
7 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
8 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
8 11 (32.35%) HTML5
8 11 (32.35%) CSS3
9 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
10 9 (26.47%) jQuery
11 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (20.59%) XPath
12 7 (20.59%) Telerik
12 7 (20.59%) XML
12 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
13 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
13 5 (14.71%) WCF
14 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
14 4 (11.76%) VBScript
14 4 (11.76%) MS Excel

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
1 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Software Developer
3 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) AWS Developer
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) .NET
2 25 (73.53%) ASP.NET
3 18 (52.94%) CSS
3 18 (52.94%) HTML
4 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
5 13 (38.24%) Ajax
6 11 (32.35%) HTML5
6 11 (32.35%) CSS3
7 9 (26.47%) jQuery
8 7 (20.59%) XML
8 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (14.71%) WCF
10 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (8.82%) WPF
11 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
12 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET
12 1 (2.94%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) MVC
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
3 5 (14.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.82%) ETL
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.88%) SDLC
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Management
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) System Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
4 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 7 (20.59%) XPath
6 4 (11.76%) VBScript
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNP
1 3 (8.82%) CCNA
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Telerik
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Sybase