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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 60 99 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.62% 6.62% 8.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.26% 32.78% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 64 73
Median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.75% +2.08%
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
186 302 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.53% 20.19% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 158 172
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 73 (67.59%) SQL
2 45 (41.67%) .NET
3 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 39 (36.11%) C#
5 28 (25.93%) T-SQL
5 28 (25.93%) Oracle
6 26 (24.07%) Windows
6 26 (24.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 24 (22.22%) MVC
8 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (21.30%) Active Directory
9 22 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (18.52%) CSS
11 20 (18.52%) HTML
11 20 (18.52%) Finance
12 19 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
15 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
15 15 (13.89%) jQuery
15 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (12.96%) Windows Server
17 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
19 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
19 11 (10.19%) 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 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.70%) CMS
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.78%) SAS
5 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.85%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) JBoss
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Liferay
6 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.70%) SAP BPC
1 4 (3.70%) SAP MII
2 2 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.85%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.85%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.78%) IaaS
4 2 (1.85%) Office 365
4 2 (1.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) DNS
2 8 (7.41%) DHCP
3 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 5 (4.63%) Firewall
4 5 (4.63%) SAN
4 5 (4.63%) VPN
4 5 (4.63%) WAN
5 3 (2.78%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.78%) VLAN
6 2 (1.85%) LDAP
7 1 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.93%) Network Security
7 1 (0.93%) SSL
7 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.63%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.63%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.70%) MaxDB
8 4 (3.70%) MySQL
8 4 (3.70%) SAP BW
9 3 (2.78%) DB2
9 3 (2.78%) MS Access
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.85%) Power BI
10 2 (1.85%) SQLite
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.70%) NWDI
4 4 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.85%) Hudson
6 2 (1.85%) Log4j
6 2 (1.85%) Maven
6 2 (1.85%) NuGet
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium
6 2 (1.85%) Subversion
6 2 (1.85%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) Developer
2 27 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (14.81%) Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Administrator
5 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Applications Support
6 7 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.48%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (5.56%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.63%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) IT Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Architect
9 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.70%) DBA
9 4 (3.70%) SAP Basis Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (41.67%) .NET
2 24 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 20 (18.52%) CSS
3 20 (18.52%) HTML
4 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
4 15 (13.89%) jQuery
5 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.33%) WCF
7 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.48%) Web Services
8 7 (6.48%) WPF
8 7 (6.48%) XML
9 5 (4.63%) CSS3
9 5 (4.63%) WinForms
10 4 (3.70%) HTML5
10 4 (3.70%) SAP Basis
11 3 (2.78%) Ajax
11 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (2.78%) Entity Framework
11 3 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.48%) Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.63%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Physics
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.07%) Windows
2 14 (12.96%) Windows Server
2 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.63%) Linux
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) Unix
5 2 (1.85%) VMS
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) MVC
2 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (10.19%) ETL
5 10 (9.26%) Migration
5 10 (9.26%) Workflow
6 9 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 9 (8.33%) OO
7 8 (7.41%) SDLC
8 7 (6.48%) ITIL
8 7 (6.48%) Scrum
9 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.56%) Investment Management
9 6 (5.56%) OOD
9 6 (5.56%) TDD
10 5 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.63%) Refactoring
10 5 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (67.59%) SQL
2 39 (36.11%) C#
3 28 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.33%) VBScript
6 7 (6.48%) Java
6 7 (6.48%) VB
6 7 (6.48%) VBA
7 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) Delphi
9 1 (0.93%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Degree
1 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (21.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) VMware ESX
3 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.48%) XenApp
4 7 (6.48%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.93%) Xen
7 1 (0.93%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
1 6 (5.56%) SCOM
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) WSUS
3 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) Puppet
3 4 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (25.93%) Oracle
3 11 (10.19%) VMware
4 10 (9.26%) Citrix
5 8 (7.41%) Cisco
6 5 (4.63%) DevExpress
6 5 (4.63%) IBM
6 5 (4.63%) NetApp
6 5 (4.63%) Symantec
7 4 (3.70%) CA
7 4 (3.70%) SAP
7 4 (3.70%) Sybase
8 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.78%) Charles River
8 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.78%) Cognos
8 3 (2.78%) Juniper
9 2 (1.85%) EMC
9 2 (1.85%) Misys
9 2 (1.85%) Twitter
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