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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 72 69 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.78% 2.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.17% 4.61% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
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£285 £317 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +11.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
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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
284 217 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.60% 16.87% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 114 48
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (85.71%) .NET
3 28 (80.00%) C#
4 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
5 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
5 19 (54.29%) SQL
6 18 (51.43%) Finance
7 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 14 (40.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (37.14%) MVC
11 11 (31.43%) VBScript
12 10 (28.57%) HTML
12 10 (28.57%) CSS
13 8 (22.86%) Windows
13 8 (22.86%) Ajax
14 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (17.14%) HTML5
14 6 (17.14%) CSS3
15 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
16 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (11.43%) Investment Management
16 4 (11.43%) jQuery
17 3 (8.57%) WCF
17 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 3 (8.57%) Oracle
17 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
17 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
17 3 (8.57%) MS Excel

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
1 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (51.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Software Developer
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.57%) AWS Developer
4 3 (8.57%) DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (85.71%) .NET
2 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
3 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 10 (28.57%) HTML
4 10 (28.57%) CSS
5 8 (22.86%) Ajax
6 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (17.14%) HTML5
6 6 (17.14%) CSS3
7 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (11.43%) jQuery
8 3 (8.57%) WCF
9 2 (5.71%) WinForms
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
10 1 (2.86%) Web Services
10 1 (2.86%) XML
10 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) iPad
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) MVC
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Management
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Management
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) C#
2 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 14 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (31.43%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) XPath
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) CCNP
1 2 (5.71%) CCNA
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Telerik
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.86%) Ektron