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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 46 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 27 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.85% 2.19% 5.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.82% 9.59% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 30
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£400 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +9.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £33.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-7.86% +25.00%
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
275 271 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.80% 22.83% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 123 90
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.60 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+22.39% -7.00%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (86.21%) .NET
3 45 (77.59%) C#
4 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 26 (44.83%) SQL
6 25 (43.10%) JavaScript
6 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 23 (39.66%) Finance
9 20 (34.48%) .NET Framework
10 19 (32.76%) T-SQL
11 16 (27.59%) VBScript
12 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
13 11 (18.97%) VBA
13 11 (18.97%) MVC
14 10 (17.24%) MS Office
15 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (15.52%) CMS
16 8 (13.79%) WinForms
16 8 (13.79%) Windows
16 8 (13.79%) Ajax
17 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (12.07%) HTML5
17 7 (12.07%) CSS3
17 7 (12.07%) CSS
17 7 (12.07%) HTML
18 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
19 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.52%) CMS
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Lync
6 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (1.72%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) MSTest
3 1 (1.72%) Moq
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 43 (74.14%) Developer
2 20 (34.48%) .NET Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Software Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Applications Support
5 5 (8.62%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) DBA
7 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Data Integration Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (86.21%) .NET
2 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (34.48%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.79%) WinForms
4 8 (13.79%) Ajax
5 7 (12.07%) HTML
5 7 (12.07%) HTML5
5 7 (12.07%) CSS3
5 7 (12.07%) CSS
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (6.90%) WCF
8 2 (3.45%) WPF
9 1 (1.72%) jQuery
9 1 (1.72%) RESTful
9 1 (1.72%) Web Services
9 1 (1.72%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Clustering
1 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
1 2 (3.45%) iPhone
1 2 (3.45%) iPad
1 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) MVC
3 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL
5 3 (5.17%) Investment Management
5 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (1.72%) Migration
7 1 (1.72%) Data Management
7 1 (1.72%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Management
7 1 (1.72%) Wealth Management
7 1 (1.72%) TDD
7 1 (1.72%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.72%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 45 (77.59%) C#
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 25 (43.10%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.76%) T-SQL
5 16 (27.59%) VBScript
6 11 (18.97%) VBA
7 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) MCSE
3 2 (3.45%) CCNA
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) MCDST
3 2 (3.45%) MCTS
3 2 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
2 1 (1.72%) Telerik
2 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.72%) Ektron
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Sybase
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