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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 83 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 5 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 1.16% 0.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 4.83% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Average daily rate
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£240 £319 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +11.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.71%
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
287 290 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.92% 24.09% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 139 85
Average daily rate £355 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +146.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) CSS

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) LINQ
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Investment Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle