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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 57 41 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.36% 3.55% 1.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.16% 13.73% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 3
Average daily rate £213 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -25.92%
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
146 233 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.02% 25.86% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 133 121
Average daily rate £365 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) HPUX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Metadata Management
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Server Building
2 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) RHEV
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam