The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Edinburgh region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.25% 5.19% 5.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.91% 30.11% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 23
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£350 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £209 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £353 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
224 176 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.54% 17.24% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 74 70
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% +5.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
SQL Server
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 59 (44.70%) .NET
2 56 (42.42%) C#
3 53 (40.15%) SQL
4 37 (28.03%) Oracle
5 35 (26.52%) Finance
6 33 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 32 (24.24%) ASP.NET
7 32 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (18.94%) HTML
9 23 (17.42%) ETL
10 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
10 21 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (15.15%) MVC
12 19 (14.39%) jQuery
13 18 (13.64%) XML
13 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
13 18 (13.64%) Oracle Database
13 18 (13.64%) Relational Database
14 15 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (11.36%) CSS
14 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.61%) PL/SQL
15 14 (10.61%) Windows
15 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (10.61%) Investment Management
16 13 (9.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (9.85%) WCF
16 13 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (9.85%) VBA
16 13 (9.85%) Markit EDM

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 18 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.79%) CMS
4 4 (3.03%) SAS
5 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.27%) IIS
5 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.76%) Lync
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.76%) Node.js
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.76%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Intranet
2 5 (3.79%) HTTP
3 3 (2.27%) SAN
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) MPLS
5 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 18 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 15 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (9.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (4.55%) MS Access
9 6 (4.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 5 (3.79%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.79%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (3.03%) MySQL
12 3 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.55%) Subversion
2 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.03%) CruiseControl
4 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.52%) ERwin
6 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.76%) MSTest
6 1 (0.76%) Moq
General
1 35 (26.52%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.76%) Front Office
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (57.58%) Developer
2 22 (16.67%) Analyst
3 17 (12.88%) .NET Developer
4 9 (6.82%) Software Developer
4 9 (6.82%) Architect
5 8 (6.06%) Consultant
6 7 (5.30%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.30%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (5.30%) DBA
6 7 (5.30%) ETL Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (44.70%) .NET
2 32 (24.24%) ASP.NET
3 25 (18.94%) HTML
4 19 (14.39%) jQuery
5 18 (13.64%) XML
6 15 (11.36%) CSS
7 13 (9.85%) WCF
8 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (7.58%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.58%) Web Services
10 5 (3.79%) MSMQ
10 5 (3.79%) HTML5
11 4 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (3.03%) JSON
11 4 (3.03%) NHibernate
12 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (2.27%) WPF
12 3 (2.27%) Visualforce
12 3 (2.27%) CSS3
13 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.27%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.52%) Replication
2 2 (1.52%) Equities
2 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.76%) Open Source
3 1 (0.76%) Derivative
3 1 (0.76%) Informatics
3 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.76%) EPoS
3 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.76%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) AIX
3 3 (2.27%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) ETL
2 20 (15.15%) MVC
3 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (10.61%) Investment Management
4 11 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (8.33%) Migration
5 10 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.58%) Data Modelling
6 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.06%) Project Management
7 8 (6.06%) UML
7 8 (6.06%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.30%) Scrum
8 7 (5.30%) TDD
8 7 (5.30%) Data Management
9 6 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.55%) Web Development
9 6 (4.55%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.42%) C#
2 53 (40.15%) SQL
3 33 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
5 14 (10.61%) PL/SQL
6 13 (9.85%) VBA
7 6 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.79%) Java
9 4 (3.03%) Perl
9 4 (3.03%) C
9 4 (3.03%) VB
10 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.27%) VB6
10 3 (2.27%) PHP
10 3 (2.27%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.76%) VBScript
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) XPath
12 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) MCDST
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CCNA
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
1 1 (0.76%) HL7
1 1 (0.76%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.27%) SCOM
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Legato
4 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Oracle
2 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.30%) Sybase
4 4 (3.03%) HP
4 4 (3.03%) Cognos
4 4 (3.03%) VMware
4 4 (3.03%) GoldenSource
5 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.52%) Teradata
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco
6 2 (1.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.52%) Twitter
6 2 (1.52%) Citrix
7 1 (0.76%) Dell KACE
7 1 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Dell
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
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