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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 41 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 78 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.54% 4.57% 8.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.56% 32.91% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 61 54
Median daily rate £368 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £288 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £725 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £47.25 - £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.52 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+26.90% +40.08%
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
205 237 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.16% 13.89% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 142 148
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £47.25 £32.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.72% +170.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +49.11%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 56 (48.70%) SQL
2 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 45 (39.13%) .NET
4 39 (33.91%) Windows
5 38 (33.04%) C#
6 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 29 (25.22%) Oracle
8 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
9 24 (20.87%) ASP.NET
10 23 (20.00%) Finance
11 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (19.13%) T-SQL
11 22 (19.13%) MVC
12 21 (18.26%) VBScript
13 20 (17.39%) HTML
13 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (16.52%) Citrix
15 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
16 17 (14.78%) CSS
16 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (13.04%) VMware
17 15 (13.04%) XenApp
17 15 (13.04%) XenDesktop
18 14 (12.17%) jQuery
18 14 (12.17%) VMware ESX
18 14 (12.17%) Clustering
18 14 (12.17%) .NET Framework
18 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
19 13 (11.30%) WSUS

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 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.96%) Apache
4 7 (6.09%) IIS
4 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.35%) CMS
5 5 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.48%) ColdFusion
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.61%) SAS
8 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.74%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.48%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.74%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.74%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) IaaS
2 4 (3.48%) PaaS
3 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) NetScaler
2 10 (8.70%) DNS
3 9 (7.83%) SAN
4 6 (5.22%) SSL
4 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.35%) DHCP
6 4 (3.48%) Internet
6 4 (3.48%) LAN
7 3 (2.61%) LDAP
7 3 (2.61%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.61%) VPN
7 3 (2.61%) WAN
8 2 (1.74%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.74%) Network Security
8 2 (1.74%) SSH
8 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.87%) Firewall
9 1 (0.87%) VLAN
9 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.96%) MySQL
6 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.35%) MS Access
8 4 (3.48%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.74%) Redis
10 2 (1.74%) SQLite
11 1 (0.87%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.87%) Power BI
11 1 (0.87%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.48%) Selenium
3 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.61%) Subversion
3 3 (2.61%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.74%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.74%) JUnit
4 2 (1.74%) Maven
5 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.87%) Cobertura
5 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.87%) FishEye
5 1 (0.87%) Hudson
5 1 (0.87%) JBehave
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) NuGet
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Advertising
2 3 (2.61%) Banking
2 3 (2.61%) Law
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (38.26%) Developer
2 23 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (10.43%) Analyst
5 10 (8.70%) Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Architect
7 8 (6.96%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) VMware Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.13%) .NET
2 24 (20.87%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.39%) HTML
4 17 (14.78%) CSS
5 14 (12.17%) .NET Framework
5 14 (12.17%) jQuery
6 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.83%) HTML5
8 8 (6.96%) WPF
9 7 (6.09%) Middleware
10 6 (5.22%) CSS3
10 6 (5.22%) WCF
11 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.35%) Web Services
12 4 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (3.48%) WinForms
12 4 (3.48%) XML
13 3 (2.61%) Ajax
13 3 (2.61%) Entity Framework
13 3 (2.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Clustering
2 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.48%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.48%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.74%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.74%) Physics
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Statistics
6 1 (0.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.91%) Windows
2 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (15.65%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.43%) Linux
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.09%) Unix
7 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.61%) Solaris
10 2 (1.74%) AIX
10 2 (1.74%) HPUX
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.74%) VMS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (19.13%) MVC
2 11 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (9.57%) ETL
3 9 (7.83%) Migration
4 8 (6.96%) Application Packaging
4 8 (6.96%) Asset Management
4 8 (6.96%) OO
4 8 (6.96%) Workflow
5 7 (6.09%) ITIL
6 6 (5.22%) Investment Management
6 6 (5.22%) Scrum
6 6 (5.22%) SDLC
6 6 (5.22%) Web Development
7 5 (4.35%) Refactoring
7 5 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.48%) High Availability
8 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.70%) SQL
2 38 (33.04%) C#
3 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
4 22 (19.13%) T-SQL
5 21 (18.26%) VBScript
6 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.22%) Java
8 5 (4.35%) VB
9 4 (3.48%) VBA
10 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.74%) Delphi
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.04%) XenApp
2 15 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 14 (12.17%) VMware ESX
4 13 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.74%) zsh
Systems Management
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Clustering
1 13 (11.30%) WSUS
2 9 (7.83%) Puppet
2 9 (7.83%) SCOM
3 6 (5.22%) SCCM
4 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 29 (25.22%) Oracle
3 19 (16.52%) Citrix
4 15 (13.04%) VMware
5 8 (6.96%) NetApp
6 6 (5.22%) Symantec
7 5 (4.35%) CA
7 5 (4.35%) IBM
8 4 (3.48%) Cisco
9 3 (2.61%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.61%) HP
10 2 (1.74%) AppSense
10 2 (1.74%) Cognos
10 2 (1.74%) EMC
10 2 (1.74%) F5
10 2 (1.74%) Nintex
10 2 (1.74%) Twitter
11 1 (0.87%) Charles River
11 1 (0.87%) Informatica
11 1 (0.87%) Juniper
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