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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 76 59 35
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.23% 2.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.24% 8.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £309 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £334 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +14.65%
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
268 183 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.50% 14.99% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 90 45
Average daily rate £400 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -80.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (90.91%) .NET
3 28 (84.85%) C#
4 26 (78.79%) ASP.NET
5 21 (63.64%) JavaScript
5 21 (63.64%) SQL
6 20 (60.61%) Finance
7 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (51.52%) .NET Framework
9 16 (48.48%) T-SQL
10 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
11 13 (39.39%) VBScript
12 10 (30.30%) MVC
13 8 (24.24%) Ajax
14 7 (21.21%) HTML
14 7 (21.21%) CSS
15 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (18.18%) HTML5
15 6 (18.18%) CSS3
16 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (12.12%) jQuery
16 4 (12.12%) Investment Management
17 3 (9.09%) WCF
17 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
17 3 (9.09%) WinForms
17 3 (9.09%) Oracle
17 3 (9.09%) Windows
17 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
17 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
17 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Software Developer
3 10 (30.30%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 26 (78.79%) ASP.NET
3 17 (51.52%) .NET Framework
4 8 (24.24%) Ajax
5 7 (21.21%) CSS
5 7 (21.21%) HTML
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (18.18%) HTML5
6 6 (18.18%) CSS3
7 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (12.12%) jQuery
8 3 (9.09%) WCF
8 3 (9.09%) WinForms
9 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET
9 1 (3.03%) Web Services
9 1 (3.03%) XML
9 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) MVC
3 4 (12.12%) Investment Management
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Data Management
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) C#
2 21 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 16 (48.48%) T-SQL
4 13 (39.39%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Sybase
3 2 (6.06%) Telerik
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.03%) Ektron
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 26 days ago