The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 109 84 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.80% 13.53% 17.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.15% 41.58% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 43 78
Average daily rate
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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 £277 £244 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% -34.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £18.43 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £30.94 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
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 Glasgow region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
209 202 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.46% 32.53% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 111 153
Average daily rate £390 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.87 £26.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £10.93 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £18.43 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 91 (46.67%) SQL
2 85 (43.59%) .NET
3 82 (42.05%) C#
4 57 (29.23%) ASP.NET
5 52 (26.67%) Finance
6 51 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (23.08%) Oracle
8 42 (21.54%) Microsoft
9 41 (21.03%) JavaScript
10 40 (20.51%) XML
11 36 (18.46%) ETL
11 36 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (17.95%) HTML
13 34 (17.44%) CSS
14 32 (16.41%) Windows
15 31 (15.90%) Web Services
15 31 (15.90%) Java
16 28 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (13.85%) Visual Studio
18 26 (13.33%) T-SQL
18 26 (13.33%) Banking
19 21 (10.77%) .NET Framework
19 21 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
20 20 (10.26%) Data Modelling
20 20 (10.26%) HTTP
20 20 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 19 (9.74%) jQuery
21 19 (9.74%) IIS
22 18 (9.23%) C++

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 19 (9.74%) IIS
2 12 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.56%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.56%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.03%) Apache
6 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) MS Project
3 2 (1.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.26%) HTTP
2 6 (3.08%) SSL
3 4 (2.05%) SAN
4 2 (1.03%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) AMQP
5 1 (0.51%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.51%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) VPN
5 1 (0.51%) LAN
5 1 (0.51%) WAN
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 36 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 13 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.10%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (3.08%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.05%) MySQL
11 3 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.54%) DB2
11 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.03%) QlikView
12 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (13.85%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.13%) Subversion
3 8 (4.10%) JIRA
3 8 (4.10%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.08%) Fiddler
4 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.54%) Moq
5 3 (1.54%) MSTest
5 3 (1.54%) Toad
5 3 (1.54%) NUnit
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.03%) JDeveloper
6 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.51%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.51%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.51%) Xcode
General
1 52 (26.67%) Finance
2 26 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.56%) Games
4 5 (2.56%) Retail
5 4 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 141 (72.31%) Developer
2 35 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 24 (12.31%) SQL Developer
4 20 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.21%) Analyst
6 15 (7.69%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.64%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.64%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (5.64%) Technical Leader
9 9 (4.62%) DBA
9 9 (4.62%) Senior C++ Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Web Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
11 6 (3.08%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.08%) Administrator
12 5 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.56%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (43.59%) .NET
2 57 (29.23%) ASP.NET
3 40 (20.51%) XML
4 35 (17.95%) HTML
5 34 (17.44%) CSS
6 31 (15.90%) Web Services
7 21 (10.77%) .NET Framework
8 19 (9.74%) jQuery
9 17 (8.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 15 (7.69%) STL
11 14 (7.18%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (5.13%) JSON
14 9 (4.62%) Ajax
14 9 (4.62%) WPF
15 8 (4.10%) SOAP
16 7 (3.59%) JSP
16 7 (3.59%) COM+
16 7 (3.59%) Hibernate
17 6 (3.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.67%) Market Risk
3 6 (3.08%) Replication
3 6 (3.08%) Web 2.0
3 6 (3.08%) NHS
4 5 (2.56%) User Experience
4 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.05%) Social Network
5 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.54%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.03%) Clustering
7 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Open Source
8 1 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.51%) iPhone
8 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.41%) Windows
2 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (3.59%) Linux
3 6 (3.08%) UNIX
3 6 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.51%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.46%) ETL
2 28 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.26%) Data Modelling
3 20 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (8.21%) OO
4 16 (8.21%) MVC
5 14 (7.18%) Migration
6 13 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 12 (6.15%) SOA
8 11 (5.64%) Unit Testing
9 10 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (4.62%) OOD
10 9 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.10%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.59%) Coaching
12 7 (3.59%) Data Transformation
12 7 (3.59%) ITIL
13 6 (3.08%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.08%) TDD
13 6 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (46.67%) SQL
2 82 (42.05%) C#
3 41 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 31 (15.90%) Java
5 26 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 18 (9.23%) C++
7 10 (5.13%) VB
7 10 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.59%) VBA
8 7 (3.59%) VB6
9 4 (2.05%) XPath
9 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.54%) VBScript
10 3 (1.54%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.56%) Degree
4 3 (1.54%) VCP4
5 2 (1.03%) MCTS
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) MCP
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) RACF
2 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.03%) SCOM
1 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.03%) Legato
1 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 45 (23.08%) Oracle
2 42 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.13%) Sybase
4 8 (4.10%) Business Objects
5 7 (3.59%) IBM
6 5 (2.56%) SAP
6 5 (2.56%) Cognos
7 3 (1.54%) Nintex
7 3 (1.54%) Informatica
7 3 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.54%) VMware
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix
8 2 (1.03%) Siebel
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.51%) AppSense
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