The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 90 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.32% 5.98% 4.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.66% 32.84% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 21
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£350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +58.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £32.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £32.50 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.80%
SQL Server
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
239 201 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.45% 18.22% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 90 55
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.50 £17.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 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.

1 73 (45.91%) .NET
2 63 (39.62%) C#
3 50 (31.45%) SQL
4 45 (28.30%) Finance
5 44 (27.67%) Oracle
6 39 (24.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
8 28 (17.61%) JavaScript
8 28 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (16.35%) ETL
11 25 (15.72%) SharePoint
12 23 (14.47%) Microsoft
13 20 (12.58%) HTML
13 20 (12.58%) MVC
14 18 (11.32%) T-SQL
14 18 (11.32%) Oracle Database
15 17 (10.69%) Relational Database
15 17 (10.69%) jQuery
15 17 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (9.43%) XML
17 15 (9.43%) Windows
17 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (8.81%) VBA
18 14 (8.81%) WCF
18 14 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (8.18%) Migration
19 13 (8.18%) PL/SQL
19 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (15.72%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.66%) CMS
4 8 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.77%) SAS
7 5 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.52%) IIS
9 2 (1.26%) Apache
9 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.63%) Lync
10 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) MS Office
2 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.63%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.63%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.63%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.77%) DNS
2 6 (3.77%) Intranet
3 5 (3.14%) Internet
3 5 (3.14%) HTTP
4 4 (2.52%) DHCP
4 4 (2.52%) Firewall
5 3 (1.89%) LAN
5 3 (1.89%) VoIP
5 3 (1.89%) WAN
5 3 (1.89%) SAN
6 1 (0.63%) MPLS
6 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (11.32%) Oracle Database
4 17 (10.69%) Relational Database
4 17 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (6.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (5.03%) MS Access
10 6 (3.77%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 6 (3.77%) MySQL
11 5 (3.14%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.52%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (2.52%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.89%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.77%) Subversion
4 3 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.89%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.26%) ERwin
5 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.63%) NUnit
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.63%) MSTest
6 1 (0.63%) Moq
6 1 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 45 (28.30%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.26%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
4 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Front Office
4 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (52.20%) Developer
2 31 (19.50%) .NET Developer
3 30 (18.87%) Analyst
4 10 (6.29%) Architect
5 9 (5.66%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Lead Developer
6 8 (5.03%) Applications Support
6 8 (5.03%) Consultant
6 8 (5.03%) DBA
7 7 (4.40%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (4.40%) ETL Developer
8 6 (3.77%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Data Architect
8 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.14%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (45.91%) .NET
2 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.58%) HTML
4 17 (10.69%) jQuery
5 15 (9.43%) XML
6 14 (8.81%) WCF
7 12 (7.55%) .NET Framework
7 12 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (6.92%) CSS
9 9 (5.66%) Web Services
10 8 (5.03%) WinForms
11 6 (3.77%) Ajax
12 5 (3.14%) NHibernate
12 5 (3.14%) HTML5
12 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (2.52%) JSON
13 4 (2.52%) WPF
13 4 (2.52%) MSMQ
14 3 (1.89%) J2EE
14 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.26%) User Experience
2 2 (1.26%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.26%) Clustering
2 2 (1.26%) Equities
2 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.26%) Replication
2 2 (1.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.63%) Open Source
3 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.63%) RIA
3 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.63%) Derivative
3 1 (0.63%) Informatics
3 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.43%) Windows
2 6 (3.77%) Linux
3 5 (3.14%) AIX
3 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) UNIX
6 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.35%) ETL
3 20 (12.58%) MVC
4 16 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.18%) Migration
5 13 (8.18%) Investment Management
6 12 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (7.55%) Data Modelling
7 11 (6.92%) UML
7 11 (6.92%) Scrum
8 10 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.29%) Project Management
9 9 (5.66%) Business Analysis
9 9 (5.66%) TDD
10 8 (5.03%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.03%) Data Management
10 8 (5.03%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.77%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.77%) Analytics
12 5 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (39.62%) C#
2 50 (31.45%) SQL
3 28 (17.61%) JavaScript
4 18 (11.32%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.81%) VBA
6 13 (8.18%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.14%) C
9 5 (3.14%) Java
10 3 (1.89%) Perl
10 3 (1.89%) VBScript
11 2 (1.26%) VB
11 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.26%) VB6
12 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.63%) SOQL
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.26%) MCDST
3 2 (1.26%) MCTS
3 2 (1.26%) MCITP
3 2 (1.26%) MCP
3 2 (1.26%) MCSE
3 2 (1.26%) CCNA
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.26%) SLA
1 2 (1.26%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.63%) Legato
4 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 44 (27.67%) Oracle
2 23 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.40%) Sybase
3 7 (4.40%) Citrix
4 6 (3.77%) VMware
5 4 (2.52%) HP
5 4 (2.52%) JBoss
6 3 (1.89%) Cognos
6 3 (1.89%) Nortel
6 3 (1.89%) Symantec
6 3 (1.89%) Teradata
6 3 (1.89%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.26%) SAP
7 2 (1.26%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.26%) Cisco
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.63%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.63%) Avaya
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