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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 24 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 96 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.58% 6.74% 7.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.81% 30.97% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 65
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £288 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -10.00%

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
172 310 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.37% 21.75% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 159 139
Median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 68 (71.58%) SQL
2 36 (37.89%) .NET
3 35 (36.84%) C#
4 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.26%) Oracle
5 24 (25.26%) ASP.NET
6 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
6 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (24.21%) MVC
6 23 (24.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (20.00%) Finance
7 19 (20.00%) Windows
8 18 (18.95%) CSS
9 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
9 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (16.84%) HTML
10 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
10 16 (16.84%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
12 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (13.68%) jQuery
13 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (12.63%) .NET Framework
13 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
15 10 (10.53%) SAP BPC
15 10 (10.53%) SAP MII
15 10 (10.53%) SAP Basis

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 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.16%) CMS
5 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.11%) Confluence
5 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 2 (2.11%) JBoss
5 2 (2.11%) SAS
5 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.05%) Liferay
6 1 (1.05%) nginx
6 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (10.53%) SAP BPC
1 10 (10.53%) SAP MII
2 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.11%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.16%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) Office 365
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) DHCP
3 5 (5.26%) Firewall
4 4 (4.21%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) VPN
4 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 3 (3.16%) VLAN
6 2 (2.11%) LDAP
6 2 (2.11%) SAN
6 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.05%) FTP
7 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (16.84%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (10.53%) MaxDB
4 10 (10.53%) SAP BW
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.11%) DB2
9 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.05%) MS Access
10 1 (1.05%) MySQL
10 1 (1.05%) OLAP
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) NWDI
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.11%) Hudson
5 2 (2.11%) JIRA
5 2 (2.11%) Log4j
5 2 (2.11%) Maven
5 2 (2.11%) NuGet
5 2 (2.11%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.05%) git-flow
6 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.05%) Selenium
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Administrator
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) SQL Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (9.47%) SAP Administrator
5 9 (9.47%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 9 (9.47%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (4.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.16%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.89%) .NET
2 24 (25.26%) ASP.NET
3 18 (18.95%) CSS
4 16 (16.84%) HTML
5 13 (13.68%) jQuery
6 12 (12.63%) .NET Framework
6 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (10.53%) SAP Basis
8 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.37%) WCF
8 7 (7.37%) XML
9 6 (6.32%) WPF
10 5 (5.26%) Web Services
11 4 (4.21%) CSS3
12 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (3.16%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.16%) HTML5
12 3 (3.16%) WinForms
13 2 (2.11%) Ajax
13 2 (2.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.16%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.05%) Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.05%) iPad
3 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.26%) Linux
5 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.11%) VMS
8 1 (1.05%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
8 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) MVC
2 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.47%) Migration
5 8 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.37%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.37%) ETL
7 6 (6.32%) ITIL
7 6 (6.32%) Web Development
8 5 (5.26%) OO
8 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Scrum
8 5 (5.26%) SDLC
8 5 (5.26%) TDD
9 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.21%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.21%) DevOps
9 4 (4.21%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 68 (71.58%) SQL
2 35 (36.84%) C#
3 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.47%) Java
7 5 (5.26%) VB
7 5 (5.26%) VBA
8 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.16%) Python
10 2 (2.11%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.05%) Delphi
11 1 (1.05%) PHP
11 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
3 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.05%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Ansible
2 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
2 4 (4.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (4.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.05%) Packer
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.26%) Oracle
3 10 (10.53%) SAP
3 10 (10.53%) Sybase
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco
4 7 (7.37%) VMware
5 5 (5.26%) Citrix
6 4 (4.21%) CA
6 4 (4.21%) Symantec
7 3 (3.16%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.16%) Charles River
7 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.16%) DevExpress
7 3 (3.16%) Juniper
8 2 (2.11%) IBM
8 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 2 (2.11%) Misys
8 2 (2.11%) Twitter
8 2 (2.11%) Varonis
9 1 (1.05%) New Relic
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