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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 83 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 1.83% 1.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.86% 10.78% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 11
Median daily rate £344 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.88 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £25.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.00% +28.75%
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
285 269 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.57% 16.97% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 155 123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £44.88 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%

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
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 25 July 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (24.00%) ETL
9 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
9 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (16.00%) DHCP
11 4 (16.00%) DNS
11 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 4 (16.00%) Citrix
11 4 (16.00%) CA
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
11 4 (16.00%) C#
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (16.00%) Symantec
11 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
11 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (16.00%) XenApp

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 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.00%) SAS
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
8 1 (4.00%) DB2
8 1 (4.00%) OLAP
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) FishEye
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (32.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 6 (24.00%) SSIS Developer
4 6 (24.00%) SSRS Developer
5 5 (20.00%) SSAS Developer
6 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (16.00%) DBA
7 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Administrator
7 3 (12.00%) Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) ETL Developer
7 3 (12.00%) SQL DBA
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Support
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Support Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 2 (8.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) WinForms
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) COM
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) MyBatis
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.00%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) MVS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (24.00%) Asset Management
2 6 (24.00%) ETL
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Analytics
5 2 (8.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) OOD
5 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow Management
6 1 (4.00%) Database Security
6 1 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.00%) VB
5 2 (8.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (16.00%) XenApp
1 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
1 4 (16.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 4 (16.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) CA
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) Symantec
3 2 (8.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle