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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 109 57 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.97% 5.07% 12.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.49% 30.81% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 23 45
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£380 £309 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.97% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £221 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
276 185 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.18% 16.44% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 77 79
Average daily rate £380 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 115 (55.56%) .NET
2 99 (47.83%) C#
3 83 (40.10%) SQL
4 81 (39.13%) Finance
5 74 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (35.27%) ASP.NET
7 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
8 54 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 48 (23.19%) MVC
10 46 (22.22%) .NET Framework
10 46 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (19.32%) HTML
12 39 (18.84%) CSS
12 39 (18.84%) SharePoint
13 35 (16.91%) T-SQL
14 34 (16.43%) Oracle
14 34 (16.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (13.04%) MS Excel
16 27 (13.04%) Windows
17 26 (12.56%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (12.08%) jQuery
19 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (11.11%) Business Analysis
21 20 (9.66%) Project Management
22 19 (9.18%) VBScript
23 18 (8.70%) Banking
23 18 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 18 (8.70%) WinForms
24 17 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 39 (18.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.83%) SAS
4 9 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (4.35%) IIS
5 8 (3.86%) JBoss
5 8 (3.86%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.42%) CMS
6 5 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.83%) TCP/IP
1 10 (4.83%) Internet
2 7 (3.38%) WAN
2 7 (3.38%) LAN
3 6 (2.90%) Firewall
4 5 (2.42%) VoIP
4 5 (2.42%) DNS
5 4 (1.93%) Intranet
6 3 (1.45%) SSL
6 3 (1.45%) DHCP
7 2 (0.97%) HTTP
8 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (14.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (12.56%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (8.21%) MS Access
6 12 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.90%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.42%) MySQL
11 4 (1.93%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.93%) DB2
11 4 (1.93%) OLAP
11 4 (1.93%) Big Data
12 3 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.45%) DataStage
13 2 (0.97%) BODI
13 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 16 (7.73%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.38%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.38%) CruiseControl
4 6 (2.90%) Subversion
4 6 (2.90%) Selenium
4 6 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.90%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.42%) Mockito
5 5 (2.42%) JUnit
5 5 (2.42%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.93%) NUnit
7 3 (1.45%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.48%) ERwin
General
1 81 (39.13%) Finance
2 18 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (1.45%) Retail
4 2 (0.97%) Marketing
4 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (59.42%) Developer
2 62 (29.95%) .NET Developer
3 38 (18.36%) Analyst
4 17 (8.21%) C# Developer
5 16 (7.73%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.76%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.31%) MI Analyst
9 10 (4.83%) Architect
10 8 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.86%) DBA
11 7 (3.38%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.38%) SQL DBA
11 7 (3.38%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.38%) Consultant
12 6 (2.90%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.90%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.90%) SQL Server DBA
12 6 (2.90%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (55.56%) .NET
2 73 (35.27%) ASP.NET
3 46 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 40 (19.32%) HTML
5 39 (18.84%) CSS
6 34 (16.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (12.08%) jQuery
8 18 (8.70%) WinForms
9 16 (7.73%) Ajax
9 16 (7.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (6.76%) NHibernate
11 12 (5.80%) HTML5
11 12 (5.80%) WCF
12 11 (5.31%) XML
13 10 (4.83%) CSS3
14 8 (3.86%) Hibernate
14 8 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (3.38%) Gherkin
15 7 (3.38%) WPF
15 7 (3.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.35%) Data Extraction
3 6 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.42%) Clustering
5 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.93%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.45%) User Experience
6 3 (1.45%) Social Media
7 2 (0.97%) Informatics
7 2 (0.97%) iPhone
7 2 (0.97%) Open Source
7 2 (0.97%) iPad
7 2 (0.97%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) iSeries
8 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.04%) Windows
2 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (2.90%) Linux
3 6 (2.90%) Ubuntu
3 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.97%) UNIX
7 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.48%) HPUX
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.19%) MVC
3 23 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 20 (9.66%) Project Management
5 17 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.25%) Data Modelling
8 14 (6.76%) ETL
9 13 (6.28%) TDD
9 13 (6.28%) CRM
9 13 (6.28%) UML
10 12 (5.80%) Migration
11 11 (5.31%) Investment Management
12 10 (4.83%) Scrum
13 9 (4.35%) Analytics
13 9 (4.35%) Quality Management
14 7 (3.38%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.38%) Unit Testing
14 7 (3.38%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (47.83%) C#
2 83 (40.10%) SQL
3 56 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.91%) T-SQL
5 19 (9.18%) VBScript
6 16 (7.73%) VBA
7 10 (4.83%) Java
8 9 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.97%) C
10 2 (0.97%) PHP
10 2 (0.97%) VB
10 2 (0.97%) VB6
11 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.35%) Degree
2 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.93%) MCP
3 4 (1.93%) MCITP
4 2 (0.97%) MCSE
4 2 (0.97%) MCDBA
4 2 (0.97%) MCTS
4 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCDST
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) CCNA
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) HL7
3 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.48%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.97%) Control-M
2 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.97%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 54 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.43%) Oracle
3 10 (4.83%) VMware
4 8 (3.86%) Lotus
5 7 (3.38%) Citrix
5 7 (3.38%) Informatica
6 5 (2.42%) Sybase
6 5 (2.42%) Nortel
6 5 (2.42%) Symantec
7 4 (1.93%) IBM
7 4 (1.93%) Cognos
7 4 (1.93%) Teradata
8 3 (1.45%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.45%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.97%) CA
9 2 (0.97%) SAP
9 2 (0.97%) Ektron
9 2 (0.97%) Tableau
9 2 (0.97%) Twitter
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