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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.42% 5.53% 5.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.48% 33.33% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £268 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +58.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £32.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £32.50 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
SQL Server
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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
217 183 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.08% 16.59% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 71 60
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.07% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.90 £17.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 60 (42.25%) .NET
2 51 (35.92%) SQL
3 50 (35.21%) C#
4 42 (29.58%) Oracle
5 38 (26.76%) Finance
6 36 (25.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (20.42%) ASP.NET
8 25 (17.61%) ETL
9 24 (16.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (15.49%) SharePoint
10 22 (15.49%) JavaScript
11 18 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (12.68%) Oracle Database
12 17 (11.97%) Relational Database
12 17 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (11.97%) T-SQL
12 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
13 16 (11.27%) HTML
13 16 (11.27%) VBA
14 15 (10.56%) XML
15 14 (9.86%) PL/SQL
15 14 (9.86%) Investment Management
16 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (9.15%) Markit EDM
17 12 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (8.45%) Migration
17 12 (8.45%) jQuery
17 12 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (8.45%) MS Office

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) CMS
3 8 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.23%) SAS
4 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.11%) IIS
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.70%) Lync
9 1 (0.70%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Office
2 11 (7.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.70%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.52%) Intranet
2 5 (3.52%) HTTP
3 4 (2.82%) Internet
3 4 (2.82%) DNS
4 3 (2.11%) SAN
4 3 (2.11%) LAN
4 3 (2.11%) VoIP
4 3 (2.11%) WAN
5 2 (1.41%) DHCP
5 2 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 24 (16.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (12.68%) Oracle Database
3 18 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (11.97%) Relational Database
5 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (7.04%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (5.63%) MS Access
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.82%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (2.82%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.82%) MySQL
12 3 (2.11%) OLAP
12 3 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.52%) Subversion
3 3 (2.11%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.11%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.41%) ERwin
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.70%) MSTest
5 1 (0.70%) Moq
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (26.76%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Banking
3 2 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.70%) Front Office
4 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (49.30%) Developer
2 27 (19.01%) Analyst
3 17 (11.97%) .NET Developer
4 10 (7.04%) Architect
5 9 (6.34%) Consultant
5 9 (6.34%) Lead Developer
6 8 (5.63%) Applications Support
6 8 (5.63%) DBA
6 8 (5.63%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (4.93%) ETL Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Data Architect
8 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.52%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.52%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.52%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (42.25%) .NET
2 29 (20.42%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.27%) HTML
4 15 (10.56%) XML
5 12 (8.45%) jQuery
6 11 (7.75%) WCF
7 9 (6.34%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.34%) Web Services
8 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.23%) CSS
10 5 (3.52%) MSMQ
10 5 (3.52%) WinForms
10 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (2.82%) JSON
12 3 (2.11%) WPF
12 3 (2.11%) Visualforce
12 3 (2.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (1.41%) HTML5
13 2 (1.41%) ODBC
13 2 (1.41%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.11%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (1.41%) Replication
2 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.41%) Clustering
2 2 (1.41%) Equities
3 1 (0.70%) Derivative
3 1 (0.70%) Informatics
3 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.70%) NHS
3 1 (0.70%) RIA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.70%) Open Source
3 1 (0.70%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 5 (3.52%) AIX
3 3 (2.11%) Linux
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.70%) UNIX
4 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) ETL
2 17 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (9.86%) Investment Management
4 12 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (8.45%) Migration
4 12 (8.45%) Data Modelling
5 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.75%) MVC
6 10 (7.04%) Project Management
6 10 (7.04%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.34%) UML
8 8 (5.63%) Data Analysis
9 7 (4.93%) Data Management
9 7 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.93%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.23%) Analytics
10 6 (4.23%) Scrum
11 5 (3.52%) SOA
11 5 (3.52%) EAI
11 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.92%) SQL
2 50 (35.21%) C#
3 22 (15.49%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.97%) T-SQL
5 16 (11.27%) VBA
6 14 (9.86%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.52%) C
9 5 (3.52%) Java
10 3 (2.11%) Perl
10 3 (2.11%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.41%) VB6
11 2 (1.41%) VB
11 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.52%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.41%) MCDST
3 2 (1.41%) MCTS
3 2 (1.41%) MCITP
3 2 (1.41%) MCP
3 2 (1.41%) MCSE
3 2 (1.41%) CCNA
3 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
1 2 (1.41%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.70%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.63%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.70%) Legato
4 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 42 (29.58%) Oracle
2 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.93%) Sybase
4 6 (4.23%) VMware
5 5 (3.52%) Citrix
6 4 (2.82%) HP
6 4 (2.82%) Cognos
6 4 (2.82%) GoldenSource
7 3 (2.11%) Nortel
7 3 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.11%) Teradata
7 3 (2.11%) Symantec
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
8 2 (1.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.70%) JBoss
9 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.70%) IBM
9 1 (0.70%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.70%) Bloomberg
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