The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 2008
Rank 92 47 68
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.28% 3.24% 1.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.16% 14.50% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 17
Average daily rate £309 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
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 2008
UK

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
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 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 -12 12 £300 -11.11% 8
Edinburgh -36 10 £317 +11.22% 5
Aberdeen +3 1 £375 +7.14% 2
West Lothian -6 1 £288 +21.05%
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
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 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 80 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (55.00%) SQL
3 35 (43.75%) C#
4 32 (40.00%) .NET
5 27 (33.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (31.25%) Windows
8 21 (26.25%) HTML
8 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
8 21 (26.25%) Finance
9 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
10 19 (23.75%) Oracle
11 16 (20.00%) Java
11 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET
12 15 (18.75%) CSS
12 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
13 14 (17.50%) T-SQL
13 14 (17.50%) ETL
14 13 (16.25%) SharePoint
14 13 (16.25%) XML
15 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (15.00%) jQuery
16 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (13.75%) VMware
16 11 (13.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (12.50%) HTML5
17 10 (12.50%) MVC

SQL Server 2008
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 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 13 (16.25%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) DNS
2 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 3 (3.75%) DHCP
3 3 (3.75%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) VPN
4 2 (2.50%) Intranet
4 2 (2.50%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) PBX
5 1 (1.25%) SMTP
5 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) Wireless
5 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (33.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (8.75%) RDBMS
9 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
10 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (2.50%) QlikView
11 2 (2.50%) SQLite
12 1 (1.25%) MySQL
12 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.50%) Xcode
3 2 (2.50%) NUnit
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
3 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.25%) JUnit
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) Mockito
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (66.25%) Developer
2 9 (11.25%) DBA
2 9 (11.25%) .NET Developer
3 7 (8.75%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
4 6 (7.50%) SQL DBA
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Systems Developer
5 5 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Designer
6 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.00%) .NET
2 21 (26.25%) HTML
3 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.75%) CSS
4 13 (16.25%) XML
5 12 (15.00%) jQuery
6 10 (12.50%) HTML5
7 9 (11.25%) WCF
8 7 (8.75%) XSL
8 7 (8.75%) Web Services
8 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.50%) Apache Camel
9 6 (7.50%) Visualforce
9 6 (7.50%) JSON
10 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.00%) Classic ASP
12 3 (3.75%) XSLT
13 2 (2.50%) CSS3
13 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Clustering
1 7 (8.75%) Replication
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.25%) Open Source
3 3 (3.75%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.50%) Handset
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) GIS
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.25%) UNIX
4 5 (6.25%) Solaris
5 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.75%) AIX
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.50%) HPUX
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ETL
2 10 (12.50%) MVC
3 9 (11.25%) OO
4 7 (8.75%) ITIL
4 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (8.75%) Web Development
5 6 (7.50%) SOA
6 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.75%) UML
8 3 (3.75%) OOP
8 3 (3.75%) OOD
8 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.75%) TDD
8 3 (3.75%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.75%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) SQL
2 35 (43.75%) C#
3 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.00%) Java
5 14 (17.50%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.00%) VB
6 8 (10.00%) VBA
7 6 (7.50%) Apex Code
7 6 (7.50%) C++
8 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) XQuery
8 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.75%) XPath
9 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.50%) Ruby
9 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.50%) Python
9 2 (2.50%) VBScript
9 2 (2.50%) Perl
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.75%) ISEB
4 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) OCP
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) MCITP
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.25%) MCTS
5 1 (1.25%) VCP5
5 1 (1.25%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.75%) vSphere
4 2 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.50%) KVM
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.50%) XenApp
4 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.25%) vCloud
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Netcool
2 2 (2.50%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.50%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) VMware
3 9 (11.25%) IBM
4 7 (8.75%) HP
5 6 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (5.00%) Dell
7 4 (5.00%) EMC
7 4 (5.00%) Veritas
8 3 (3.75%) Remedy
8 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.50%) Nortel
9 2 (2.50%) Symantec
9 2 (2.50%) Cognos
9 2 (2.50%) Sybase
10 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.25%) McAfee
10 1 (1.25%) NetApp
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco
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