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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 31 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 43 106 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.09% 7.24% 5.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.67% 32.22% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 54
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £315 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.27% -24.86%

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
150 329 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.77% 22.46% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 181 157
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £9.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+448.26% -80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 72 (71.29%) SQL
2 37 (36.63%) .NET
3 35 (34.65%) C#
4 30 (29.70%) Microsoft
5 27 (26.73%) Oracle
6 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (23.76%) Windows
7 24 (23.76%) Finance
8 23 (22.77%) MVC
8 23 (22.77%) ASP.NET
9 21 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (19.80%) T-SQL
10 20 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (16.83%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
12 16 (15.84%) CSS
12 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
13 15 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (13.86%) HTML
15 13 (12.87%) Migration
15 13 (12.87%) jQuery
16 12 (11.88%) .NET Framework
16 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (10.89%) Java
17 11 (10.89%) Sybase

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 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.94%) CMS
2 6 (5.94%) SAS
3 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.97%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.97%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.98%) Confluence
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
6 2 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.99%) Liferay
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.90%) SAP BPC
1 10 (9.90%) SAP MII
2 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.98%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.99%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) IaaS
3 2 (1.98%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) DNS
2 8 (7.92%) DHCP
3 5 (4.95%) Firewall
4 4 (3.96%) LAN
4 4 (3.96%) VPN
4 4 (3.96%) WAN
5 3 (2.97%) VLAN
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.99%) FTP
7 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.99%) LDAP
7 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.99%) Network Security
7 1 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (16.83%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (9.90%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (9.90%) MaxDB
7 10 (9.90%) SAP BW
8 5 (4.95%) Big Data
9 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.97%) SQLite
11 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.98%) DB2
11 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.90%) NWDI
2 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.96%) Subversion
4 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.98%) Hudson
6 2 (1.98%) JIRA
6 2 (1.98%) Log4j
6 2 (1.98%) Maven
6 2 (1.98%) NuGet
6 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.98%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.99%) git-flow
7 1 (0.99%) Selenium
7 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Law
3 3 (2.97%) Legal
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Advertising
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (41.58%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) .NET Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Administrator
3 16 (15.84%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) SQL Developer
5 10 (9.90%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.91%) SAP Administrator
6 9 (8.91%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 9 (8.91%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.95%) DBA
9 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.95%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Architect
10 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.96%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.63%) .NET
2 23 (22.77%) ASP.NET
3 16 (15.84%) CSS
4 14 (13.86%) HTML
5 13 (12.87%) jQuery
6 12 (11.88%) .NET Framework
7 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (9.90%) SAP Basis
9 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.92%) Web Services
10 6 (5.94%) WPF
10 6 (5.94%) XML
11 5 (4.95%) WCF
12 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (3.96%) CSS3
12 4 (3.96%) Entity Framework
13 3 (2.97%) HTML5
14 2 (1.98%) LINQ
14 2 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (1.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.95%) Mainframe
1 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.97%) Clustering
2 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.99%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.99%) iPad
4 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Windows
2 10 (9.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.91%) Linux
3 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Android
6 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) CentOS
6 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.99%) MVS
6 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.99%) Unix
6 1 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.77%) MVC
3 20 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.87%) Migration
5 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.90%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (8.91%) ETL
8 8 (7.92%) ITIL
9 7 (6.93%) Scrum
10 6 (5.94%) Asset Management
10 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.94%) Web Development
11 5 (4.95%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.95%) Data Analysis
11 5 (4.95%) DevOps
11 5 (4.95%) TDD
12 4 (3.96%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.96%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (71.29%) SQL
2 35 (34.65%) C#
3 20 (19.80%) T-SQL
4 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.89%) Java
5 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.95%) VB
7 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.96%) Python
7 4 (3.96%) VBA
8 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.98%) Perl
9 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.99%) C
10 1 (0.99%) C++
10 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) R
10 1 (0.99%) Ruby
10 1 (0.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.98%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.98%) MCITP
6 1 (0.99%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.96%) XenApp
5 4 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.99%) Docker
8 1 (0.99%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.95%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
3 3 (2.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.99%) Packer
Vendors
1 30 (29.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (26.73%) Oracle
3 11 (10.89%) Sybase
4 10 (9.90%) SAP
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco
5 8 (7.92%) VMware
6 5 (4.95%) Citrix
7 4 (3.96%) CA
8 3 (2.97%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.97%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.97%) Juniper
8 3 (2.97%) Symantec
8 3 (2.97%) Teradata
9 2 (1.98%) Charles River
9 2 (1.98%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.98%) HP
9 2 (1.98%) Misys
9 2 (1.98%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.98%) Varonis
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