The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 33 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 32 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.31% 3.01% 5.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.93% 9.57% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 31
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£363 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
SQL Server 2008
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 Glasgow region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
189 188 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 25.44% 31.39% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 101 135
Average daily rate £383 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.87 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -48.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Glasgow region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Glasgow region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (67.80%) SQL
3 33 (55.93%) XML
4 27 (45.76%) C#
5 26 (44.07%) .NET
6 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
7 23 (38.98%) C++
7 23 (38.98%) Visual Studio
8 22 (37.29%) Finance
9 20 (33.90%) Oracle
9 20 (33.90%) T-SQL
10 19 (32.20%) STL
11 18 (30.51%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET
12 17 (28.81%) HTML
12 17 (28.81%) HTTP
13 16 (27.12%) Banking
13 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (25.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (25.42%) Java
14 15 (25.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
15 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
15 12 (20.34%) PL/SQL
15 12 (20.34%) CSS
15 12 (20.34%) RDBMS
15 12 (20.34%) Web Services
15 12 (20.34%) Data Modelling
15 12 (20.34%) ETL
16 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (25.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (25.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
4 12 (20.34%) RDBMS
5 7 (11.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.08%) Data Mining
9 2 (3.39%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (3.39%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.69%) QlikView
10 1 (1.69%) SQLite
10 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 2 (3.39%) GoogleTest
3 2 (3.39%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (91.53%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) C++ Developer
3 18 (30.51%) SQL Developer
4 17 (28.81%) Senior Developer
5 11 (18.64%) Senior C++ Developer
6 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Applications Support
9 1 (1.69%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.93%) XML
2 26 (44.07%) .NET
3 19 (32.20%) STL
4 18 (30.51%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET
5 17 (28.81%) HTML
6 12 (20.34%) CSS
6 12 (20.34%) Web Services
7 9 (15.25%) DHTML
7 9 (15.25%) EJB
7 9 (15.25%) JSP
7 9 (15.25%) Servlets
7 9 (15.25%) XSL
7 9 (15.25%) Hibernate
8 8 (13.56%) DCOM
9 7 (11.86%) COM+
10 6 (10.17%) JSON
10 6 (10.17%) ATL
11 5 (8.47%) Apache Camel
12 4 (6.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.69%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Data Modelling
1 12 (20.34%) ETL
2 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (16.95%) Migration
4 7 (11.86%) Wealth Management
4 7 (11.86%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) SOA
6 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.08%) TDD
7 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.39%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.39%) Automated Testing
9 1 (1.69%) HOOD
9 1 (1.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) SQL
2 27 (45.76%) C#
3 23 (38.98%) C++
4 20 (33.90%) T-SQL
5 15 (25.42%) Java
6 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
6 12 (20.34%) PL/SQL
7 10 (16.95%) VBA
8 4 (6.78%) VB6
8 4 (6.78%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Data Guard
1 2 (3.39%) Legato
1 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.90%) Oracle
3 10 (16.95%) Sybase
4 7 (11.86%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Nintex
5 2 (3.39%) Google
5 2 (3.39%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (3.39%) Business Objects
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