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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 69 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.87% 5.31% 6.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.04% 29.60% 35.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 17
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£290 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £263 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.21% +15.00%
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
265 223 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.70% 17.94% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 120 66
Average daily rate £363 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.16%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 68 (51.13%) .NET
2 61 (45.86%) C#
3 51 (38.35%) SQL
4 49 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 45 (33.83%) Microsoft
6 38 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (27.82%) Finance
8 36 (27.07%) MVC
8 36 (27.07%) Windows
9 35 (26.32%) .NET Framework
10 32 (24.06%) HTML
11 29 (21.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (21.05%) CSS
13 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
14 26 (19.55%) Oracle
14 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
14 26 (19.55%) Project Management
15 20 (15.04%) MS Access
15 20 (15.04%) SharePoint
15 20 (15.04%) T-SQL
15 20 (15.04%) jQuery
15 20 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (12.78%) SDLC
17 16 (12.03%) Entity Framework
17 16 (12.03%) Ajax
18 15 (11.28%) Visual Studio
18 15 (11.28%) Data Modelling
18 15 (11.28%) Git (software)
19 14 (10.53%) HTML5
19 14 (10.53%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 20 (15.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.51%) IIS
5 5 (3.76%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.01%) SAS
6 4 (3.01%) Apache
6 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.26%) CMS
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.50%) JBoss
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) WAN
2 7 (5.26%) LAN
3 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.26%) SSL
4 3 (2.26%) Intranet
4 3 (2.26%) Internet
4 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.50%) Firewall
5 2 (1.50%) SAN
5 2 (1.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (15.04%) MS Access
3 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.76%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.01%) Redis
8 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos Query Studio
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.75%) Big Data
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Visual Studio
1 15 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.26%) CruiseControl
4 6 (4.51%) MSBuild
5 5 (3.76%) Mockito
5 5 (3.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.76%) JUnit
5 5 (3.76%) Subversion
5 5 (3.76%) Selenium
6 4 (3.01%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.26%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.26%) Gradle
8 2 (1.50%) NUnit
8 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (27.82%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (52.63%) Developer
2 27 (20.30%) .NET Developer
3 24 (18.05%) Analyst
4 14 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 8 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.26%) Architect
6 7 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.51%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
8 5 (3.76%) Lead Developer
8 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.76%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (51.13%) .NET
2 49 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 35 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 32 (24.06%) HTML
5 28 (21.05%) CSS
6 20 (15.04%) jQuery
6 20 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (12.03%) Entity Framework
7 16 (12.03%) Ajax
8 14 (10.53%) WCF
8 14 (10.53%) HTML5
9 12 (9.02%) Hibernate
9 12 (9.02%) Spring
10 11 (8.27%) XML
11 10 (7.52%) CSS3
12 8 (6.02%) NHibernate
13 6 (4.51%) OAuth
13 6 (4.51%) RESTful
13 6 (4.51%) Gherkin
13 6 (4.51%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.26%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.50%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.75%) Economics
6 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
3 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.76%) Linux
5 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.50%) Android
6 2 (1.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) HPUX
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) UNIX
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.07%) MVC
3 26 (19.55%) Project Management
4 17 (12.78%) SDLC
5 15 (11.28%) Data Modelling
6 14 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 11 (8.27%) UML
8 9 (6.77%) Data Analysis
9 8 (6.02%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.02%) TDD
9 8 (6.02%) Migration
9 8 (6.02%) Web Development
9 8 (6.02%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.02%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.26%) ITIL
10 7 (5.26%) CRM
10 7 (5.26%) ETL
10 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.51%) Workflow
11 6 (4.51%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.86%) C#
2 51 (38.35%) SQL
3 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.04%) T-SQL
5 14 (10.53%) Java
6 11 (8.27%) VBA
7 10 (7.52%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.26%) XPath
9 5 (3.76%) VBScript
10 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) XQuery
12 1 (0.75%) VB
12 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) CCNP
4 3 (2.26%) CCNA
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.50%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) HND
6 1 (0.75%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.01%) zsh
4 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Puppet
1 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.55%) Oracle
3 11 (8.27%) VMware
4 8 (6.02%) Lotus
5 7 (5.26%) Telerik
6 5 (3.76%) Citrix
7 4 (3.01%) Cisco
8 3 (2.26%) Sybase
8 3 (2.26%) Symantec
9 2 (1.50%) Cognos
9 2 (1.50%) EMC
9 2 (1.50%) Nortel
9 2 (1.50%) Google
9 2 (1.50%) Veeam
9 2 (1.50%) Tableau
10 1 (0.75%) Veritas
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.75%) HP
10 1 (0.75%) SAP
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