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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 86 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.06% 1.38% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.77 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+89.38% -32.25%
SQL Server 2012
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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
229 217 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.62% 18.45% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 114 73
Average daily rate £375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -63.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Finance
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (57.14%) Asset Management
5 8 (57.14%) ETL
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
7 3 (21.43%) Data Management
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) Tableau
7 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Google
7 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (21.43%) Data Integration
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (14.29%) .NET

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Developer
3 8 (57.14%) ETL Developer
4 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Integration
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (57.14%) ETL
2 8 (57.14%) Asset Management
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Google
2 3 (21.43%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) VMware