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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 115 68 96
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 35 74 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 2.46% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.01% 11.86% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 53 17
Median daily rate £310 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
SQL Server 2008
UK

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
698 624 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.68% 20.71% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 331 296
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +53.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.50 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.00 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -28 16 £300 -25.00%
Edinburgh -30 10 £344 +1.85% 2
Glasgow -15 7 £310 -11.42% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (79.63%) SQL
3 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 28 (51.85%) Windows
5 25 (46.30%) Active Directory
6 22 (40.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (37.04%) PowerShell
8 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (31.48%) T-SQL
10 16 (29.63%) Citrix
11 15 (27.78%) MS Excel
11 15 (27.78%) DNS
12 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
12 14 (25.93%) Clustering
12 14 (25.93%) VMware
13 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
13 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
16 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (18.52%) Finance
17 9 (16.67%) Firewall
17 9 (16.67%) VBScript
17 9 (16.67%) .NET
17 9 (16.67%) MCSE

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.26%) OpenStack
6 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
8 2 (3.70%) SAS
9 1 (1.85%) CMS
9 1 (1.85%) ColdFusion
9 1 (1.85%) IIS
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) DNS
2 9 (16.67%) Firewall
3 8 (14.81%) DHCP
4 5 (9.26%) SAN
5 4 (7.41%) NetScaler
5 4 (7.41%) SMTP
6 3 (5.56%) WAN
7 2 (3.70%) LAN
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
8 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (40.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.85%) MS Access
9 1 (1.85%) OLAP
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
9 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) FishEye
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) JUnit
3 1 (1.85%) Maven
3 1 (1.85%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Administrator
4 8 (14.81%) SQL BI Developer
5 7 (12.96%) DBA
5 7 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) SQL DBA
6 6 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
6 6 (11.11%) SSRS Developer
7 5 (9.26%) SSAS Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Engineering Specialist
9 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) ETL Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Systems Support
9 3 (5.56%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
2 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.56%) WinForms
5 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.85%) CSS3
6 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.85%) MyBatis
6 1 (1.85%) React
6 1 (1.85%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.85%) Thymeleaf
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Clustering
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
3 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.41%) PKI
5 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) HPUX
7 1 (1.85%) MVS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Solaris
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
2 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (12.96%) Content Management
3 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 6 (11.11%) ETL
4 6 (11.11%) High Availability
5 5 (9.26%) MVC
6 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.70%) Analytics
8 2 (3.70%) CRM
8 2 (3.70%) OO
8 2 (3.70%) Web Application Development
9 1 (1.85%) Database Security
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.85%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (79.63%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) PowerShell
3 17 (31.48%) T-SQL
4 9 (16.67%) VBScript
5 7 (12.96%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) Java
7 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.85%) R
8 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.67%) Degree
3 9 (16.67%) MCSE
3 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) MCITP
4 7 (12.96%) MCP
4 7 (12.96%) MCTS
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.85%) KVM
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.85%) RHEV
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 7 (12.96%) SCOM
2 7 (12.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (9.26%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (7.41%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (7.41%) SCVMM
4 4 (7.41%) WSUS
5 3 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.63%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 8 (14.81%) Symantec
5 7 (12.96%) CA
5 7 (12.96%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.41%) AppSense
7 4 (7.41%) arcserve
7 4 (7.41%) Brocade
7 4 (7.41%) Lumension
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
9 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.85%) Veeam