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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 76 71 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.069% 0.49% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.37% 3.23% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
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£175 £309 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.36% +8.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £35.50 -
% change year-on-year
-53.52% -
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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
267 186 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.38% 15.04% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 92 45
Average daily rate £400 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
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 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 30 March 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
4 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) LINQ
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware