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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 32 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.55% 5.74% 5.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.74% 33.83% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 35
Median daily rate £346 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £271 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £44.88 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+38.95% +2.17%
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
287 269 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.42% 16.98% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 155 123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £44.88 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 88 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 70 (41.92%) SQL
3 57 (34.13%) Oracle
4 54 (32.34%) Windows
5 46 (27.54%) Finance
6 44 (26.35%) .NET
7 37 (22.16%) C#
8 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
9 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
10 27 (16.17%) Citrix
10 27 (16.17%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (15.57%) Windows Server
12 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (14.97%) MS Excel
13 24 (14.37%) Linux
13 24 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (13.77%) XenApp
14 23 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (13.77%) VBScript
15 22 (13.17%) VMware
16 21 (12.57%) Clustering
16 21 (12.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (12.57%) T-SQL
16 21 (12.57%) ETL
17 20 (11.98%) HTML
18 19 (11.38%) Java
18 19 (11.38%) MVC
18 19 (11.38%) WebSphere

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 19 (11.38%) WebSphere
2 16 (9.58%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.98%) IIS
4 12 (7.19%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.19%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.39%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.79%) Apache
6 8 (4.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.79%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.99%) CMS
7 5 (2.99%) JBoss
8 4 (2.40%) ColdFusion
9 3 (1.80%) SAS
10 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (14.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
2 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.80%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.20%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Heroku
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) DNS
2 13 (7.78%) NetScaler
3 8 (4.79%) DHCP
3 8 (4.79%) Internet
3 8 (4.79%) SSL
4 7 (4.19%) SAN
4 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.40%) LAN
5 4 (2.40%) Network Security
5 4 (2.40%) Skype
6 3 (1.80%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.80%) VPN
7 2 (1.20%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.20%) SSH
7 2 (1.20%) WAN
7 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.60%) PABX
8 1 (0.60%) PBX
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.17%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (10.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (9.58%) Oracle Database
7 12 (7.19%) Relational Database
8 10 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (5.39%) MySQL
10 8 (4.79%) MS Access
11 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (3.59%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (2.99%) RDBMS
13 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (2.40%) HDInsight
14 4 (2.40%) Informix
14 4 (2.40%) MongoDB
14 4 (2.40%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.79%) JUnit
3 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.99%) Cobertura
4 5 (2.99%) JBehave
5 4 (2.40%) Selenium
5 4 (2.40%) Subversion
6 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.80%) JIRA
6 3 (1.80%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.20%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.60%) FishEye
8 1 (0.60%) Hudson
8 1 (0.60%) NuGet
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (27.54%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Banking
3 3 (1.80%) Law
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Front Office
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (32.93%) Developer
2 22 (13.17%) Analyst
3 20 (11.98%) Architect
4 16 (9.58%) .NET Developer
5 15 (8.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 14 (8.38%) SQL Developer
7 13 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.59%) SQL BI Developer
8 11 (6.59%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.39%) Administrator
9 9 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.79%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.79%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.19%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.19%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.35%) .NET
2 20 (11.98%) HTML
3 18 (10.78%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.58%) CSS
5 12 (7.19%) HTML5
6 11 (6.59%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.59%) jQuery
6 11 (6.59%) Middleware
7 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.19%) CSS3
7 7 (4.19%) SOAP
8 6 (3.59%) Spring
9 5 (2.99%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.99%) Java EE
9 5 (2.99%) JDBC
9 5 (2.99%) JPA
9 5 (2.99%) JSON
9 5 (2.99%) WPF
10 4 (2.40%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Clustering
2 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.79%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.79%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.59%) Cryptography
4 6 (3.59%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.80%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Physics
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.34%) Windows
2 26 (15.57%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (14.37%) Linux
5 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.19%) Solaris
7 10 (5.99%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.39%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.79%) Unix
10 6 (3.59%) AIX
10 6 (3.59%) HPUX
10 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.60%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (12.57%) ETL
3 19 (11.38%) MVC
4 15 (8.98%) Migration
5 11 (6.59%) Asset Management
6 9 (5.39%) ITIL
6 9 (5.39%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.79%) Application Packaging
7 8 (4.79%) Business Analysis
7 8 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.19%) Investment Management
8 7 (4.19%) Project Management
8 7 (4.19%) Web Development
8 7 (4.19%) Workflow
9 6 (3.59%) SDLC
9 6 (3.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.92%) SQL
2 37 (22.16%) C#
3 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
4 23 (13.77%) VBScript
5 21 (12.57%) T-SQL
6 19 (11.38%) Java
7 14 (8.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.99%) PHP
8 5 (2.99%) VB
8 5 (2.99%) VBA
9 3 (1.80%) C++
9 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.80%) Python
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) Delphi
11 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.40%) BC Cleared
2 4 (2.40%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (4.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) XenApp
3 18 (10.78%) XenDesktop
4 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (7.78%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (7.78%) SCOM
2 13 (7.78%) WSUS
3 10 (5.99%) SCCM
4 9 (5.39%) Puppet
5 8 (4.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (3.59%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.99%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.80%) XenMobile
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.60%) Ansible
11 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 88 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 57 (34.13%) Oracle
3 27 (16.17%) Citrix
4 22 (13.17%) VMware
5 10 (5.99%) Symantec
6 8 (4.79%) NetApp
7 7 (4.19%) IBM
8 6 (3.59%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.99%) HP
10 4 (2.40%) CA
10 4 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.80%) Cisco
11 3 (1.80%) SAP
11 3 (1.80%) Sun
11 3 (1.80%) Sybase
11 3 (1.80%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.20%) AppSense
12 2 (1.20%) Charles River
12 2 (1.20%) Cognos
12 2 (1.20%) EMC