The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 91 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 35 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 2.65% 1.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.34% 11.83% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 16
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £237 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% -20.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
552 524 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.83% 22.36% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 275 276
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 11 £306 -3.92% 3
Edinburgh -36 2 £300 +10.09%
Dundee - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Falkirk - - - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2005 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 2005.

1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (54.79%) SQL
3 36 (49.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 33 (45.21%) Windows
5 32 (43.84%) Security Cleared
6 29 (39.73%) SC Cleared
7 28 (38.36%) C#
8 27 (36.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (30.14%) T-SQL
9 22 (30.14%) .NET
9 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
10 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (27.40%) Clustering
11 20 (27.40%) Netcool
12 19 (26.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 19 (26.03%) SAN
12 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
13 16 (21.92%) Veritas
14 15 (20.55%) Linux
15 14 (19.18%) Solaris
15 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (16.44%) Software Distribution
17 12 (16.44%) NAS
17 12 (16.44%) AIX
17 12 (16.44%) OO
17 12 (16.44%) Tivoli
18 11 (15.07%) Replication
18 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2005 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 2005. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.33%) IIS
3 7 (9.59%) MS Project Server
3 7 (9.59%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (8.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Project
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
3 7 (9.59%) InfoPath
4 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) SAN
2 12 (16.44%) NAS
3 10 (13.70%) DNS
4 6 (8.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
5 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) PBX
5 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (49.32%) SQL Server 2000
3 27 (36.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.74%) QlikView
9 2 (2.74%) SQLite
10 1 (1.37%) Data Mart
10 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.37%) DTS
10 1 (1.37%) MS Access
10 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) NetAdvantage
2 2 (2.74%) Xcode
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) DBA
3 10 (13.70%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (12.33%) SQL DBA
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) MI Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.74%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Radia Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) Web Services
3 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (9.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 6 (8.22%) HTML
5 6 (8.22%) XML
6 5 (6.85%) CSS
7 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.48%) WCF
8 3 (4.11%) HTML5
8 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.74%) WPF
9 2 (2.74%) MonoRail
9 2 (2.74%) jQuery
9 2 (2.74%) CSS3
9 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.37%) XSL
10 1 (1.37%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Clustering
2 11 (15.07%) Replication
3 5 (6.85%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.85%) PKI
3 5 (6.85%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Statistics
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (20.55%) Linux
4 14 (19.18%) Solaris
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.44%) AIX
6 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Software Distribution
1 12 (16.44%) OO
2 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.59%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (8.22%) Workflow
4 6 (8.22%) ETL
4 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
5 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
5 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.48%) Change Management
6 4 (5.48%) MVC
7 3 (4.11%) Web Development
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.11%) ITIL
7 3 (4.11%) OOD
8 2 (2.74%) ERP
8 2 (2.74%) TDD
8 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.79%) SQL
2 28 (38.36%) C#
3 22 (30.14%) T-SQL
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.96%) VB
5 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.59%) VBScript
7 2 (2.74%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.37%) VB6
8 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (43.84%) Security Cleared
2 29 (39.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) VCP5
4 1 (1.37%) VCP4
4 1 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) MCTS
4 1 (1.37%) MCITP
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.37%) OCP
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCNA
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.74%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.74%) XenApp
3 2 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.74%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) vCloud
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) Netcool
2 19 (26.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (16.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.74%) EMC TimeFinder
4 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) SCOM
5 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) Veritas
3 8 (10.96%) HP
4 7 (9.59%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) Business Objects
4 7 (9.59%) VMware
5 5 (6.85%) CA
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) Dell
6 3 (4.11%) EMC
7 2 (2.74%) Infragistics
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) McAfee
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco