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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 31 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 70 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.04% 5.26% 5.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.03% 26.15% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 34
Median daily rate £350 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.08 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+57.51% -27.58%
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
259 283 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.66% 20.13% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 160 130
Median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

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 31 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 31 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 89 (49.72%) Microsoft
2 61 (34.08%) SQL
2 61 (34.08%) Oracle
3 55 (30.73%) Windows
4 53 (29.61%) Finance
5 40 (22.35%) .NET
6 36 (20.11%) Linux
7 35 (19.55%) C#
8 29 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
10 26 (14.53%) Active Directory
10 26 (14.53%) MVC
11 25 (13.97%) CSS
12 24 (13.41%) HTML
12 24 (13.41%) Java
12 24 (13.41%) T-SQL
12 24 (13.41%) ASP.NET
12 24 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (13.41%) PowerShell
13 23 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
15 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (11.73%) JavaScript
15 21 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (11.73%) Clustering
16 20 (11.17%) MS Exchange
16 20 (11.17%) ETL

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 20 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.61%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.15%) IIS
4 10 (5.59%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.59%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.03%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.91%) Apache
6 7 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (3.35%) CICS
8 5 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.79%) JBoss
8 5 (2.79%) NServiceBus
9 4 (2.23%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.12%) CMS
10 2 (1.12%) SAS
10 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) DNS
2 10 (5.59%) NetScaler
3 9 (5.03%) DHCP
4 6 (3.35%) Internet
4 6 (3.35%) SSL
4 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.79%) LDAP
6 4 (2.23%) Skype
7 3 (1.68%) SAN
8 2 (1.12%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.12%) LAN
8 2 (1.12%) Network Security
8 2 (1.12%) SSH
8 2 (1.12%) VPN
9 1 (0.56%) Firewall
9 1 (0.56%) PABX
9 1 (0.56%) PBX
9 1 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 23 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (11.73%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (10.06%) Oracle Database
6 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (4.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (3.35%) HDInsight
9 6 (3.35%) MS Access
9 6 (3.35%) MySQL
9 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.79%) Informix
10 5 (2.79%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.59%) JUnit
2 9 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.79%) Cobertura
4 5 (2.79%) JBehave
4 5 (2.79%) JIRA
4 5 (2.79%) NetBeans
4 5 (2.79%) Subversion
5 4 (2.23%) Maven
5 4 (2.23%) Selenium
5 4 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.68%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.68%) FishEye
6 3 (1.68%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.56%) Hudson
8 1 (0.56%) NuGet
8 1 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 53 (29.61%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Banking
3 2 (1.12%) Front Office
3 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.56%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (35.20%) Developer
2 25 (13.97%) Architect
3 21 (11.73%) .NET Developer
4 20 (11.17%) Analyst
5 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 15 (8.38%) SQL Developer
7 14 (7.82%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.59%) SQL BI Developer
9 9 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.03%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) Technical Leader
10 8 (4.47%) DBA
10 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.47%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.47%) SQL DBA
10 8 (4.47%) SSAS Developer
10 8 (4.47%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (22.35%) .NET
2 25 (13.97%) CSS
3 24 (13.41%) ASP.NET
3 24 (13.41%) HTML
4 18 (10.06%) .NET Framework
4 18 (10.06%) jQuery
5 17 (9.50%) HTML5
6 13 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (7.26%) Middleware
7 12 (6.70%) CSS3
8 11 (6.15%) Entity Framework
8 11 (6.15%) Web Services
9 9 (5.03%) Spring
10 8 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (3.35%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.79%) Java EE
13 5 (2.79%) JDBC
13 5 (2.79%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Clustering
2 9 (5.03%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.35%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.79%) Replication
5 5 (2.79%) User Experience
6 4 (2.23%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.12%) PMI
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.73%) Windows
2 36 (20.11%) Linux
3 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.38%) AIX
6 15 (8.38%) HPUX
6 15 (8.38%) Solaris
7 10 (5.59%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.91%) Unix
9 5 (2.79%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.53%) MVC
2 24 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (11.17%) ETL
5 14 (7.82%) Migration
6 10 (5.59%) Business Analysis
6 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.03%) Asset Management
7 9 (5.03%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.47%) Investment Management
8 8 (4.47%) Web Development
9 7 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.91%) Project Management
10 6 (3.35%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.35%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.35%) OO
10 6 (3.35%) Release Management
10 6 (3.35%) Unit Testing
10 6 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.08%) SQL
2 35 (19.55%) C#
3 24 (13.41%) Java
3 24 (13.41%) PowerShell
3 24 (13.41%) T-SQL
4 21 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.26%) VBScript
6 5 (2.79%) PHP
7 3 (1.68%) C++
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.12%) Python
8 2 (1.12%) VBA
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Delphi
9 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (2.23%) BC Cleared
1 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (2.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.12%) Degree
2 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.56%) ISEB
3 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.50%) XenApp
3 14 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.70%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.47%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.56%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) SCOM
2 8 (4.47%) WSUS
3 7 (3.91%) SCCM
4 6 (3.35%) Puppet
5 5 (2.79%) BladeLogic
5 5 (2.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.23%) Ansible
6 4 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.68%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (49.72%) Microsoft
2 61 (34.08%) Oracle
3 19 (10.61%) Citrix
4 18 (10.06%) VMware
5 9 (5.03%) Ab Initio
6 6 (3.35%) Symantec
7 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.23%) Sun
9 3 (1.68%) HP
9 3 (1.68%) NetApp
9 3 (1.68%) SAP
9 3 (1.68%) Sybase
10 2 (1.12%) Charles River
10 2 (1.12%) F5
10 2 (1.12%) IBM
10 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.56%) CA
11 1 (0.56%) Cisco
11 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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