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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 37 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.42% 4.99% 7.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.25% 30.05% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 26
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£311 £315 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
285 213 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.76% 16.60% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 111 50
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 76 (48.41%) .NET
2 74 (47.13%) SQL
3 67 (42.68%) C#
4 54 (34.39%) ASP.NET
4 54 (34.39%) Finance
5 49 (31.21%) JavaScript
6 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
8 38 (24.20%) MVC
8 38 (24.20%) .NET Framework
9 35 (22.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (20.38%) Oracle
11 31 (19.75%) HTML
12 29 (18.47%) T-SQL
12 29 (18.47%) Windows
13 28 (17.83%) MS Excel
13 28 (17.83%) SharePoint
13 28 (17.83%) CSS
14 24 (15.29%) Project Management
14 24 (15.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (13.38%) MS Access
15 21 (13.38%) Business Analysis
16 20 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (10.83%) Data Modelling
17 17 (10.83%) Ajax
17 17 (10.83%) Banking
18 16 (10.19%) Entity Framework
19 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (8.92%) jQuery
20 14 (8.92%) UML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 28 (17.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.10%) IBM Notes
2 8 (5.10%) SAS
3 7 (4.46%) IIS
4 6 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.18%) CMS
5 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.18%) JBoss
5 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.27%) Apache
7 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) SPSS
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) WAN
2 6 (3.82%) LAN
3 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.91%) SSL
4 3 (1.91%) Intranet
4 3 (1.91%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) Firewall
5 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.27%) VoIP
5 2 (1.27%) SAN
5 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.27%) HTTP
6 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (13.38%) MS Access
3 20 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.27%) DB2
11 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.27%) Big Data
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.64%) Redis
12 1 (0.64%) Cognos Query Studio
12 1 (0.64%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (8.28%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.46%) CruiseControl
3 7 (4.46%) Selenium
4 6 (3.82%) Subversion
4 6 (3.82%) JUnit
4 6 (3.82%) Mockito
4 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.82%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.91%) NUnit
5 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.91%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
General
1 54 (34.39%) Finance
2 17 (10.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (50.96%) Developer
2 33 (21.02%) Analyst
3 28 (17.83%) .NET Developer
4 17 (10.83%) Software Developer
5 13 (8.28%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) DBA
7 7 (4.46%) Consultant
7 7 (4.46%) Architect
7 7 (4.46%) MI Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) SQL DBA
8 6 (3.82%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Data Analyst
8 6 (3.82%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.18%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (48.41%) .NET
2 54 (34.39%) ASP.NET
3 38 (24.20%) .NET Framework
4 31 (19.75%) HTML
5 28 (17.83%) CSS
6 24 (15.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (10.83%) Ajax
8 16 (10.19%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.92%) jQuery
10 12 (7.64%) HTML5
11 10 (6.37%) NHibernate
11 10 (6.37%) Spring
11 10 (6.37%) Hibernate
12 9 (5.73%) WCF
13 8 (5.10%) CSS3
14 7 (4.46%) XML
15 6 (3.82%) WinForms
15 6 (3.82%) EJB
15 6 (3.82%) Struts
15 6 (3.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.46%) Data Extraction
3 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.55%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.55%) Open Source
5 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.91%) Clustering
5 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.27%) Informatics
6 2 (1.27%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.64%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) iSeries
7 1 (0.64%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.47%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (3.82%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.55%) Linux
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.27%) UNIX
5 2 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (1.27%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) HPUX
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.20%) MVC
3 24 (15.29%) Project Management
4 21 (13.38%) Business Analysis
5 17 (10.83%) Data Modelling
6 14 (8.92%) UML
7 12 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.01%) Migration
8 11 (7.01%) Investment Management
9 10 (6.37%) Data Analysis
10 9 (5.73%) ETL
10 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (5.10%) CRM
12 7 (4.46%) Change Management
12 7 (4.46%) TDD
12 7 (4.46%) Unit Testing
13 6 (3.82%) Performance Testing
13 6 (3.82%) Test Scripting
13 6 (3.82%) Asset Management
13 6 (3.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (47.13%) SQL
2 67 (42.68%) C#
3 49 (31.21%) JavaScript
4 29 (18.47%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.92%) VBScript
5 14 (8.92%) VBA
6 11 (7.01%) Java
7 8 (5.10%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.91%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) VB6
9 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) XPath
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.10%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) MCITP
4 2 (1.27%) MCP
4 2 (1.27%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.27%) CCNP
4 2 (1.27%) CCNA
4 2 (1.27%) ISEB
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) HND
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) HL7
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.64%) zsh
3 1 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.27%) Control-M
2 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.64%) WSUS
2 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.38%) Oracle
3 10 (6.37%) VMware
4 8 (5.10%) Lotus
5 4 (2.55%) Informatica
5 4 (2.55%) Citrix
5 4 (2.55%) IBM
6 3 (1.91%) Symantec
6 3 (1.91%) Cisco
6 3 (1.91%) Sybase
6 3 (1.91%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.91%) HP
7 2 (1.27%) EMC
7 2 (1.27%) Nortel
7 2 (1.27%) Cognos
7 2 (1.27%) Telerik
7 2 (1.27%) Veeam
7 2 (1.27%) Tableau
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter
8 1 (0.64%) Ektron
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