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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 94 86 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.67% 6.55% 4.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.22% 33.59% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 21
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
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
283 256 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.09% 19.51% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 147 88
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 78 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 73 (37.82%) SQL
3 68 (35.23%) .NET
3 68 (35.23%) Finance
4 57 (29.53%) C#
5 48 (24.87%) ASP.NET
6 46 (23.83%) Windows
7 42 (21.76%) CSS
7 42 (21.76%) MVC
8 41 (21.24%) Oracle
9 40 (20.73%) T-SQL
10 38 (19.69%) JavaScript
10 38 (19.69%) .NET Framework
11 37 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (17.62%) HTML
13 31 (16.06%) jQuery
14 30 (15.54%) ETL
14 30 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
15 25 (12.95%) Investment Management
15 25 (12.95%) Markit EDM
16 24 (12.44%) Linux
17 23 (11.92%) Windows Server
18 22 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (11.40%) HTML5
19 21 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (10.88%) SDLC
19 21 (10.88%) Entity Framework
20 20 (10.36%) CSS3

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (5.70%) NServiceBus
5 10 (5.18%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.66%) IIS
7 6 (3.11%) CICS
8 5 (2.59%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.04%) Apache
10 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.04%) CMS
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.52%) Drupal
11 1 (0.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.52%) SAS
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Project
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (12.95%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.04%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) Heroku
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) DHCP
1 7 (3.63%) DNS
1 7 (3.63%) LDAP
2 6 (3.11%) NetScaler
3 4 (2.07%) Internet
4 3 (1.55%) Firewall
4 3 (1.55%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.04%) SAN
5 2 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.52%) LAN
6 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.52%) VPN
6 1 (0.52%) WAN
6 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 20 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (6.22%) Oracle Database
7 11 (5.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (3.63%) DTS
10 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (2.59%) HDInsight
12 4 (2.07%) MS Access
12 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.55%) Informix
13 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (1.04%) DB2
14 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.59%) JIRA
2 5 (2.59%) Selenium
3 4 (2.07%) NUnit
3 4 (2.07%) Subversion
3 4 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.55%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.55%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.04%) FishEye
5 2 (1.04%) git-flow
5 2 (1.04%) JUnit
5 2 (1.04%) Maven
5 2 (1.04%) NetBeans
5 2 (1.04%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.04%) YouTrack
General
1 68 (35.23%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Banking
3 3 (1.55%) Front Office
3 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.55%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Games
4 1 (0.52%) Local Government
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (47.67%) Developer
2 41 (21.24%) .NET Developer
3 28 (14.51%) Analyst
4 24 (12.44%) Architect
5 20 (10.36%) C# Developer
6 18 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (6.22%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.70%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (5.70%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.70%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.70%) Web Developer
9 10 (5.18%) SQL Server Architect
10 9 (4.66%) .NET Web Developer
10 9 (4.66%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (4.15%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.63%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (35.23%) .NET
2 48 (24.87%) ASP.NET
3 42 (21.76%) CSS
4 38 (19.69%) .NET Framework
5 34 (17.62%) HTML
6 31 (16.06%) jQuery
7 22 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (11.40%) HTML5
8 21 (10.88%) Entity Framework
9 20 (10.36%) CSS3
10 19 (9.84%) Web Services
11 16 (8.29%) AngularJS
12 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (6.22%) Razor View Engine
13 11 (5.70%) MSMQ
14 10 (5.18%) Middleware
15 9 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 8 (4.15%) WCF
17 6 (3.11%) RESTful
18 5 (2.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.29%) Clustering
2 11 (5.70%) User Experience
3 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.15%) Data Integration
5 7 (3.63%) Derivative
5 7 (3.63%) Equities
6 5 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.59%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (2.59%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.59%) Replication
6 5 (2.59%) VLE
7 3 (1.55%) PMI
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.04%) CMDB
8 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Statistics
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.83%) Windows
2 24 (12.44%) Linux
3 23 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.70%) AIX
6 11 (5.70%) HPUX
7 9 (4.66%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.15%) Solaris
9 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.55%) Unix
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.76%) MVC
2 37 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (15.54%) ETL
4 25 (12.95%) Investment Management
5 21 (10.88%) SDLC
6 16 (8.29%) Scrum
7 15 (7.77%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.74%) Data Modelling
9 12 (6.22%) Data Management
9 12 (6.22%) Migration
10 11 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.18%) Project Management
11 10 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.18%) Workflow
12 9 (4.66%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.66%) OO
13 7 (3.63%) Release Management
13 7 (3.63%) Service Management
14 6 (3.11%) SOLID
14 6 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.82%) SQL
2 57 (29.53%) C#
3 40 (20.73%) T-SQL
4 38 (19.69%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.77%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.18%) Java
7 8 (4.15%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.11%) VBScript
9 4 (2.07%) VBA
10 3 (1.55%) Perl
11 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.04%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.04%) Python
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.07%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.52%) CCNA
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.52%) MCITP
4 1 (0.52%) MCP
4 1 (0.52%) MCSA
4 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.18%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.52%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.15%) XenApp
3 6 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.11%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.52%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (5.18%) SCOM
2 4 (2.07%) SCCM
2 4 (2.07%) WSUS
3 3 (1.55%) Ansible
3 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.04%) Puppet
4 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.24%) Oracle
3 11 (5.70%) Ab Initio
4 10 (5.18%) Citrix
5 8 (4.15%) VMware
6 7 (3.63%) NetApp
7 5 (2.59%) AppSense
8 4 (2.07%) IBM
8 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.07%) Symantec
9 3 (1.55%) HP
10 2 (1.04%) Charles River
10 2 (1.04%) Cisco
10 2 (1.04%) EMC
10 2 (1.04%) Sun
10 2 (1.04%) Sybase
11 1 (0.52%) Pega
11 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.52%) Telerik
11 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
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