The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 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 2008 over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 70 86 45
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -41
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 54 33 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.95% 1.36% 3.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.75% 6.88% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 48
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£375 £309 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
554 480 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 19.75% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 243 271
Average daily rate £383 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% -54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
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 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +14 27 £369 +13.46% 3
Edinburgh +1 17 £400 +31.36% 5
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 69 (61.06%) SQL
3 68 (60.18%) .NET
4 66 (58.41%) C#
5 50 (44.25%) ASP.NET
6 48 (42.48%) Finance
7 42 (37.17%) Microsoft
8 39 (34.51%) T-SQL
9 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
10 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (23.01%) .NET Framework
12 25 (22.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (22.12%) XML
13 24 (21.24%) HTML
14 23 (20.35%) Visual Studio
15 21 (18.58%) CSS
16 20 (17.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (16.81%) C++
17 19 (16.81%) Oracle
18 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (15.04%) VBScript
20 16 (14.16%) STL
21 15 (13.27%) HTTP
21 15 (13.27%) Windows
21 15 (13.27%) FIX Protocol
22 14 (12.39%) MVC
23 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
23 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2005
24 11 (9.73%) ETL
24 11 (9.73%) Web Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) DNS
2 3 (2.65%) SAN
2 3 (2.65%) Firewall
2 3 (2.65%) DHCP
3 2 (1.77%) VPN
3 2 (1.77%) LAN
3 2 (1.77%) WAN
4 1 (0.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (22.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (17.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (7.08%) Oracle Database
8 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
9 6 (5.31%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.65%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.77%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (1.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (1.77%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.88%) SQLite
12 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (20.35%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.19%) Subversion
4 3 (2.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.88%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.88%) GoogleTest
General
1 48 (42.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (82.30%) Developer
2 25 (22.12%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.93%) SQL Developer
4 16 (14.16%) C++ Developer
5 15 (13.27%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.73%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (6.19%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.42%) DBA
10 5 (4.42%) Applications Developer
11 3 (2.65%) Analyst
11 3 (2.65%) SQL DBA
12 2 (1.77%) UNIX Engineer
12 2 (1.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 2 (1.77%) SharePoint Consultant
12 2 (1.77%) Programmer
12 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 2 (1.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (60.18%) .NET
2 50 (44.25%) ASP.NET
3 26 (23.01%) .NET Framework
4 25 (22.12%) XML
5 24 (21.24%) HTML
6 21 (18.58%) CSS
7 16 (14.16%) STL
8 15 (13.27%) FIX Protocol
9 11 (9.73%) Web Services
10 10 (8.85%) jQuery
10 10 (8.85%) HTML5
11 9 (7.96%) Ajax
12 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (6.19%) WinForms
13 7 (6.19%) JSON
13 7 (6.19%) CSS3
14 6 (5.31%) COM+
14 6 (5.31%) DCOM
15 5 (4.42%) ATL
15 5 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Open Source
2 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.65%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.65%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.77%) iPhone
3 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.77%) NHS
3 2 (1.77%) iPad
3 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.65%) AIX
5 3 (2.65%) HPUX
5 3 (2.65%) Solaris
5 3 (2.65%) Linux
5 3 (2.65%) UNIX
6 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.39%) MVC
3 11 (9.73%) ETL
4 9 (7.96%) Migration
4 9 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.54%) SOA
6 4 (3.54%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.54%) Wealth Management
6 4 (3.54%) Investment Management
6 4 (3.54%) Waterfall
7 3 (2.65%) Database Tuning
7 3 (2.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (2.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.65%) TDD
7 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.65%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (2.65%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 69 (61.06%) SQL
2 66 (58.41%) C#
3 39 (34.51%) T-SQL
4 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
5 19 (16.81%) C++
6 17 (15.04%) VBScript
7 9 (7.96%) Java
8 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.31%) VBA
10 4 (3.54%) VB6
10 4 (3.54%) VB
11 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) VCP4
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.65%) KVM
1 3 (2.65%) RHEV
1 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Legato
1 2 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.77%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 42 (37.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.81%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) Sybase
4 6 (5.31%) IBM
5 3 (2.65%) Citrix
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.65%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.77%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.77%) Nintex
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Telerik
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) Ektron
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