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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 84 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 0.75% 1.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.33% 3.37% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
150 326 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.47% 22.24% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 178 158
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £9.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+448.26% -80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -15.38%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) C#
4 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (23.81%) MVC
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (23.81%) WCF
8 5 (23.81%) jQuery
9 4 (19.05%) SCCM
9 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
9 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (19.05%) XenApp
9 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
9 4 (19.05%) Citrix
9 4 (19.05%) DHCP
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 3 (14.29%) Windows 10

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 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.76%) OLAP
6 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.76%) Power BI
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (9.52%) WinDbg
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) IT Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) jQuery
2 5 (23.81%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (14.29%) WPF
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) CSS3
5 2 (9.52%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) MDX
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) MVC
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 10 (47.62%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) R
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) CA
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) DevExpress
4 2 (9.52%) Varonis
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle