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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 95 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.28% 3.31% 5.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.87% 17.08% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 33
Median daily rate £375 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.05 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -1.42%
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
289 281 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.10% 19.39% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 172 124
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.03% -8.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 101 (53.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (33.16%) Oracle
2 63 (33.16%) Windows
3 61 (32.11%) SQL
3 61 (32.11%) Finance
4 47 (24.74%) .NET
5 42 (22.11%) C#
6 35 (18.42%) Linux
7 32 (16.84%) MVC
8 31 (16.32%) T-SQL
8 31 (16.32%) CSS
8 31 (16.32%) Active Directory
8 31 (16.32%) Windows Server
9 30 (15.79%) ASP.NET
10 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
11 28 (14.74%) HTML
11 28 (14.74%) JavaScript
12 27 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (14.21%) .NET Framework
13 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (12.63%) Java
14 24 (12.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (12.11%) MS Excel
15 23 (12.11%) Clustering
16 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
16 22 (11.58%) Citrix
16 22 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (11.58%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.42%) WebSphere
3 13 (6.84%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.84%) IIS
4 12 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.79%) NServiceBus
5 11 (5.79%) Skype for Business
6 9 (4.74%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.68%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.16%) CICS
9 5 (2.63%) Apache
9 5 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.63%) JBoss
10 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.05%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.05%) SAS
10 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) MS Project
2 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.37%) DNS
2 12 (6.32%) NetScaler
3 11 (5.79%) DHCP
4 9 (4.74%) Internet
5 7 (3.68%) LDAP
6 5 (2.63%) SSL
6 5 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.11%) SAN
7 4 (2.11%) Skype
7 4 (2.11%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.05%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.05%) Firewall
8 2 (1.05%) LAN
8 2 (1.05%) Network Security
8 2 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.05%) SSH
8 2 (1.05%) VPN
9 1 (0.53%) PBX
9 1 (0.53%) WAN
9 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (12.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 23 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 19 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (3.16%) HDInsight
12 6 (3.16%) Informix
12 6 (3.16%) MongoDB
12 6 (3.16%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.11%) MS Access
13 4 (2.11%) MySQL
14 3 (1.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.26%) JUnit
3 6 (3.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.63%) Cobertura
4 5 (2.63%) JBehave
4 5 (2.63%) JIRA
4 5 (2.63%) NetBeans
4 5 (2.63%) Subversion
5 4 (2.11%) Fiddler
5 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.11%) Maven
5 4 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.58%) FishEye
7 2 (1.05%) git-flow
7 2 (1.05%) Selenium
7 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.53%) NuGet
General
1 61 (32.11%) Finance
2 10 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (1.05%) Front Office
3 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.53%) Games
4 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (33.68%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Analyst
3 24 (12.63%) Architect
4 22 (11.58%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (7.37%) SQL Developer
5 14 (7.37%) Technical Architect
6 13 (6.84%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.79%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.74%) Technical Leader
8 9 (4.74%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.21%) DBA
9 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.21%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.74%) .NET
2 31 (16.32%) CSS
3 30 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 28 (14.74%) HTML
5 27 (14.21%) .NET Framework
6 22 (11.58%) jQuery
7 20 (10.53%) HTML5
8 18 (9.47%) Entity Framework
9 15 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (6.32%) CSS3
10 12 (6.32%) Middleware
10 12 (6.32%) Web Services
11 11 (5.79%) MSMQ
11 11 (5.79%) Razor View Engine
12 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (4.74%) Spring
13 8 (4.21%) AngularJS
14 6 (3.16%) Hibernate
14 6 (3.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.11%) Clustering
2 11 (5.79%) User Experience
3 10 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.21%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.68%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.63%) Replication
8 4 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.58%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.58%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.05%) CMDB
10 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.05%) PMI
11 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.16%) Windows
2 35 (18.42%) Linux
3 31 (16.32%) Windows Server
4 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.89%) Solaris
7 14 (7.37%) AIX
7 14 (7.37%) HPUX
8 12 (6.32%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.63%) Unix
11 5 (2.63%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.53%) Android
12 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.84%) MVC
2 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (10.53%) ETL
5 15 (7.89%) Migration
6 11 (5.79%) Investment Management
6 11 (5.79%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.79%) Scrum
7 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.74%) Asset Management
8 9 (4.74%) Business Analysis
8 9 (4.74%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.21%) OO
9 8 (4.21%) Release Management
9 8 (4.21%) Test Scripting
9 8 (4.21%) Web Development
10 7 (3.68%) Application Packaging
10 7 (3.68%) Project Management
10 7 (3.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.11%) SQL
2 42 (22.11%) C#
3 31 (16.32%) T-SQL
4 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
5 28 (14.74%) JavaScript
6 24 (12.63%) Java
7 13 (6.84%) VBScript
8 4 (2.11%) PHP
9 3 (1.58%) C++
10 2 (1.05%) Perl
10 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.05%) Python
10 2 (1.05%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Delphi
11 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.53%) R
11 1 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.11%) BC Cleared
2 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.53%) Degree
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.53%) EMIR
3 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (16.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.00%) XenApp
3 15 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.37%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.53%) zsh
Systems Management
1 15 (7.89%) SCOM
2 8 (4.21%) SCCM
2 8 (4.21%) WSUS
3 6 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.63%) BladeLogic
4 5 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.11%) Ansible
5 4 (2.11%) Puppet
6 3 (1.58%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 101 (53.16%) Microsoft
2 63 (33.16%) Oracle
3 22 (11.58%) Citrix
4 19 (10.00%) VMware
5 15 (7.89%) Ab Initio
6 8 (4.21%) Symantec
7 6 (3.16%) AppSense
7 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.63%) Sun
9 3 (1.58%) HP
9 3 (1.58%) SAP
9 3 (1.58%) Sybase
10 2 (1.05%) Charles River
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco
10 2 (1.05%) EMC
10 2 (1.05%) F5
10 2 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.53%) Pega
11 1 (0.53%) Veeam
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