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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 40 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 29 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.27% 1.73% 3.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.66% 5.88% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 18
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £283 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £318 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +9.75%
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
229 204 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 25.82% 29.44% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 115 137
Average daily rate £375 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £12.83
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £14.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (54.10%) SQL
3 30 (49.18%) Finance
4 23 (37.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (36.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (31.15%) XML
7 17 (27.87%) C#
8 16 (26.23%) Java
8 16 (26.23%) .NET
9 15 (24.59%) Oracle
9 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
10 14 (22.95%) Visual Studio
11 13 (21.31%) HTML
11 13 (21.31%) Windows
12 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (18.03%) CSS
13 11 (18.03%) C++
13 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (16.39%) Web Services
15 9 (14.75%) STL
15 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
15 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
15 9 (14.75%) Business Objects
15 9 (14.75%) ETL
15 9 (14.75%) HTTP
15 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (14.75%) Data Modelling

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (8.20%) NetWeaver
2 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (37.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (36.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (13.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
8 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (8.20%) SAP HANA
10 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
10 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
11 2 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (3.28%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.84%) Subversion
General
1 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 23 (37.70%) SQL Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.75%) C++ Developer
5 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
9 2 (3.28%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) XML
2 16 (26.23%) .NET
3 13 (21.31%) HTML
4 11 (18.03%) CSS
5 10 (16.39%) Web Services
6 9 (14.75%) STL
7 8 (13.11%) Hibernate
7 8 (13.11%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (13.11%) XSL
7 8 (13.11%) DHTML
7 8 (13.11%) EJB
7 8 (13.11%) JSP
7 8 (13.11%) Servlets
7 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.20%) COM+
8 5 (8.20%) SAP Basis
9 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.56%) DCOM
9 4 (6.56%) ATL
9 4 (6.56%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) ETL
3 9 (14.75%) Data Modelling
3 9 (14.75%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) Wealth Management
5 5 (8.20%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (8.20%) Database Tuning
6 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.92%) SOA
7 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.92%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (3.28%) MVVM
8 2 (3.28%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Mobile Development
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 17 (27.87%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) Java
4 11 (18.03%) C++
5 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.75%) PL/SQL
6 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
6 8 (13.11%) VBA
7 5 (8.20%) ABAP
8 4 (6.56%) VB6
8 4 (6.56%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.28%) Data Guard
1 2 (3.28%) Legato
1 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Business Objects
3 8 (13.11%) Sybase
4 6 (9.84%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) IBM
5 2 (3.28%) Nintex
5 2 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.64%) Symantec
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix
6 1 (1.64%) Dell
6 1 (1.64%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
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