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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 74 82 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.40% 6.84% 5.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.17% 35.50% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 27
Average daily rate
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£365 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £193 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £24.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -4.16%
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
230 231 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.67% 19.27% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 124 79
Average daily rate £395 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -63.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 67 (46.53%) SQL
2 66 (45.83%) .NET
3 54 (37.50%) C#
4 48 (33.33%) Finance
5 43 (29.86%) ASP.NET
6 41 (28.47%) Microsoft
7 32 (22.22%) HTML
7 32 (22.22%) ETL
8 31 (21.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (20.83%) Markit EDM
9 30 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 30 (20.83%) MVC
10 29 (20.14%) CSS
10 29 (20.14%) Windows
10 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (16.67%) jQuery
13 23 (15.97%) SDLC
14 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
15 19 (13.19%) Asset Management
16 18 (12.50%) .NET Framework
17 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (11.11%) Visual Studio
18 16 (11.11%) XML
19 15 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
20 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
20 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
20 14 (9.72%) HTML5
21 13 (9.03%) Banking

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.78%) Apache
3 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) InfoPath
3 3 (2.08%) MS Office
4 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (20.83%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.39%) Agresso
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) WAN
2 3 (2.08%) DHCP
2 3 (2.08%) LDAP
2 3 (2.08%) LAN
2 3 (2.08%) DNS
2 3 (2.08%) SAN
2 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.08%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.86%) DTS
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.78%) Redis
8 2 (1.39%) SSDT
8 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.69%) MS Access
9 1 (0.69%) QlikView
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.78%) JUnit
4 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.78%) Subversion
5 3 (2.08%) Maven
5 3 (2.08%) JIRA
5 3 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.08%) NetBeans
5 3 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.08%) FishEye
5 3 (2.08%) Gradle
6 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.69%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.69%) Selenium
7 1 (0.69%) Mockito
7 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (65.97%) Developer
2 23 (15.97%) .NET Developer
3 15 (10.42%) SQL Developer
4 14 (9.72%) Analyst
5 10 (6.94%) Software Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) ETL Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.47%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Administrator
9 4 (2.78%) Consultant
9 4 (2.78%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.08%) AWS Developer
10 3 (2.08%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.08%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (45.83%) .NET
2 43 (29.86%) ASP.NET
3 32 (22.22%) HTML
4 29 (20.14%) CSS
5 24 (16.67%) jQuery
6 18 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 16 (11.11%) XML
8 14 (9.72%) HTML5
9 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (7.64%) WCF
9 11 (7.64%) Ajax
9 11 (7.64%) CSS3
10 10 (6.94%) Spring
10 10 (6.94%) RESTful
11 9 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.56%) Web Services
13 7 (4.86%) Hibernate
14 6 (4.17%) WPF
15 5 (3.47%) Entity Framework
15 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Equities
1 7 (4.86%) Derivative
2 6 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Economics
5 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.14%) Windows
2 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.47%) Linux
4 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.22%) ETL
2 30 (20.83%) MVC
3 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.97%) SDLC
5 19 (13.19%) Asset Management
6 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.33%) Data Management
8 11 (7.64%) Data Modelling
8 11 (7.64%) Workflow
9 10 (6.94%) Test Scripting
9 10 (6.94%) Investment Management
10 9 (6.25%) Web Development
11 7 (4.86%) Migration
11 7 (4.86%) ITIL
12 6 (4.17%) Project Management
12 6 (4.17%) TDD
12 6 (4.17%) Software Testing
12 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.47%) Scrum
13 5 (3.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 67 (46.53%) SQL
2 54 (37.50%) C#
3 30 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.33%) Java
6 10 (6.94%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.86%) XPath
8 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.39%) C++
9 2 (1.39%) VBScript
9 2 (1.39%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) XQuery
10 1 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.17%) Degree
3 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.08%) CCNP
3 3 (2.08%) CCNA
4 2 (1.39%) ISEB
4 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) CISSP
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) DICOM
2 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.78%) zsh
4 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.08%) vSphere
5 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) Puppet
1 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) Control-M
3 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (28.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) Oracle
3 9 (6.25%) VMware
4 6 (4.17%) Telerik
5 5 (3.47%) Tableau
6 4 (2.78%) Veeam
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco
7 3 (2.08%) Google
7 3 (2.08%) Sybase
7 3 (2.08%) Citrix
7 3 (2.08%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.39%) HP
8 2 (1.39%) Algorithmics
9 1 (0.69%) BI-SAM
9 1 (0.69%) Vermilion
9 1 (0.69%) EMC
9 1 (0.69%) Cognos
9 1 (0.69%) Symantec
9 1 (0.69%) McAfee
9 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
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