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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 88 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.90% 9.94% 12.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.41% 37.93% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 56
Average daily rate £338 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £428 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +1.90%
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
146 232 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.02% 26.21% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 132 123
Average daily rate £365 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
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 £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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 29 April 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 54 (56.84%) .NET
2 49 (51.58%) SQL
3 47 (49.47%) C#
4 35 (36.84%) ASP.NET
5 33 (34.74%) MVC
6 30 (31.58%) .NET Framework
7 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.42%) HTML
8 24 (25.26%) CSS
9 23 (24.21%) Entity Framework
10 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (21.05%) Windows
12 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (16.84%) Web Services
14 15 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (15.79%) AngularJS
15 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
15 14 (14.74%) T-SQL
16 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
17 12 (12.63%) IIS
17 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
18 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (11.58%) OO
18 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
18 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
19 10 (10.53%) JSON
19 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (12.63%) IIS
2 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.11%) Node.js
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.05%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) DNS
2 4 (4.21%) DHCP
2 4 (4.21%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) SAN
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Intranet
4 2 (2.11%) Network Security
4 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.05%) Internet
5 1 (1.05%) LAN
5 1 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.32%) MongoDB
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.11%) DB2
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.05%) MySQL
11 1 (1.05%) OLAP
11 1 (1.05%) OLTP
11 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) Fiddler
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.16%) JUnit
4 3 (3.16%) Subversion
4 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.11%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.11%) Selenium
5 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.05%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) Moq
6 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.05%) WatiN
6 1 (1.05%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Automotive
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
3 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (51.58%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.74%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.68%) DBA
5 12 (12.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.63%) SQL DBA
6 9 (9.47%) Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.37%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (6.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Architect
10 4 (4.21%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
11 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (2.11%) JSP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (56.84%) .NET
2 35 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 30 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 27 (28.42%) HTML
5 24 (25.26%) CSS
6 23 (24.21%) Entity Framework
7 16 (16.84%) Web Services
8 15 (15.79%) AngularJS
8 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (10.53%) JSON
10 8 (8.42%) HTML5
11 7 (7.37%) XML
12 6 (6.32%) NHibernate
13 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (5.26%) CSS3
13 5 (5.26%) jQuery
13 5 (5.26%) React
13 5 (5.26%) REST
13 5 (5.26%) SOAP
13 5 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Replication
2 5 (5.26%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) VLE
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) HPUX
6 1 (1.05%) Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Unix
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.74%) MVC
2 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.58%) OO
4 9 (9.47%) Scrum
5 8 (8.42%) CRM
5 8 (8.42%) Web Development
6 6 (6.32%) ITIL
6 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.32%) TDD
6 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.21%) High Availability
8 4 (4.21%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) SDLC
9 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.16%) ERP
9 3 (3.16%) Service Management
9 3 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.58%) SQL
2 47 (49.47%) C#
3 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.74%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.47%) Java
6 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.42%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.16%) VBScript
8 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
9 1 (1.05%) C
9 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.05%) VB
9 1 (1.05%) VB6
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.32%) Degree
4 5 (5.26%) MCSE
5 4 (4.21%) BC Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) MCTS
7 2 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.11%) MCSA
7 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.16%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
5 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.05%) KVM
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.05%) RHEV
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Perfmon
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) VMware
3 5 (5.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.16%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Nintex
5 2 (2.11%) Pega
5 2 (2.11%) Sybase
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec
6 1 (1.05%) Veeam
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