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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 79 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.23% 1.11% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.24% 4.76% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
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£263 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.13 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -7.14%
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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
242 273 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.45% 23.23% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 133 54
Average daily rate £355 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +7.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £24.75 £37.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.10% +70.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £32.70 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) VMware