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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 75 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 26 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 0.86% 1.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.77% 5.00% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 10
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£325 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -13.46%
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
266 220 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.00% 17.27% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 117 75
Average daily rate £350 £355 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (50.00%) CSS
2 16 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (50.00%) .NET
3 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 15 (46.88%) MVC
4 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 13 (40.63%) Windows
5 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (34.38%) jQuery
7 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (28.13%) Asset Management
7 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
7 9 (28.13%) ETL
7 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (25.00%) HTML5
8 8 (25.00%) CSS3
8 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (21.88%) XPath
9 7 (21.88%) Ajax
9 7 (21.88%) XML
10 6 (18.75%) Telerik
11 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
11 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
11 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 4 (12.50%) N-Tier

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
1 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 3 (9.38%) NetBeans
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
1 3 (9.38%) Maven
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
1 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (9.38%) FishEye
1 3 (9.38%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 8 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.13%) DBA
8 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (3.13%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Manager
8 1 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) HTML
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
1 16 (50.00%) CSS
2 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 11 (34.38%) jQuery
4 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
5 8 (25.00%) HTML5
5 8 (25.00%) CSS3
6 7 (21.88%) XML
6 7 (21.88%) Ajax
7 4 (12.50%) WCF
8 3 (9.38%) WPF
8 3 (9.38%) RESTful
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (9.38%) MyBatis
8 3 (9.38%) Thymeleaf
8 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
8 3 (9.38%) Spring
9 1 (3.13%) iBATIS
9 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) MVC
2 9 (28.13%) ETL
2 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (28.13%) Asset Management
3 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (3.13%) System Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C#
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) XPath
4 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNP
1 3 (9.38%) CCNA
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Telerik
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Sybase
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