The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 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 2012 over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 91 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 1.82% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £390 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 - £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +31.57%
SQL Server 2012
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
281 275 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.72% 20.43% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 160 87
Average daily rate £375 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) NetApp
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) OLAP
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) Advertising
7 1 (7.69%) Linux

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) OLAP
4 1 (7.69%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) MDX
2 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) ETL Development
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat