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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 92 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 2.28% 1.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.97% 11.91% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 26
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£355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £232 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
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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
602 529 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.87% 19.17% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 259 250
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -39.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £61.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Edinburgh -13 19 £325 -
Glasgow -9 14 £375 +11.11% 4
Dundee - 5 £348 -
Renfrewshire +11 4 £425 +18.05%
Perth and Kinross -1 3 £375 -3.22%
West Lothian - 3 £280 -
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (56.86%) SQL
3 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (46.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (46.08%) Finance
5 39 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (29.41%) Windows
8 28 (27.45%) CSS
8 28 (27.45%) HTML
9 26 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (21.57%) Java
11 20 (19.61%) C#
11 20 (19.61%) T-SQL
11 20 (19.61%) .NET
12 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
13 16 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (15.69%) Oracle
13 16 (15.69%) XML
13 16 (15.69%) MVC
13 16 (15.69%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL
14 15 (14.71%) ETL
15 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
15 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
15 14 (13.73%) Migration
16 13 (12.75%) Web Services
16 13 (12.75%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (11.76%) .NET Framework
17 12 (11.76%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (5.88%) NetWeaver
2 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.96%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) LAN
1 3 (2.94%) WAN
1 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (49.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (46.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (12.75%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (8.82%) RDBMS
9 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.88%) SAP HANA
10 6 (5.88%) QlikView
11 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
12 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.98%) OLAP
15 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Subversion
2 3 (2.94%) Maven
2 3 (2.94%) JIRA
2 3 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.94%) FishEye
2 3 (2.94%) JUnit
2 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.94%) NetBeans
General
1 47 (46.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
2 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (69.61%) Developer
2 36 (35.29%) SQL Developer
3 13 (12.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (11.76%) DBA
5 9 (8.82%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.84%) ETL Developer
6 8 (7.84%) SQL DBA
6 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.90%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (2.94%) MI Developer
10 3 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) HTML
1 28 (27.45%) CSS
2 20 (19.61%) .NET
3 16 (15.69%) XML
4 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
5 13 (12.75%) Web Services
6 12 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 12 (11.76%) jQuery
7 10 (9.80%) XSL
8 9 (8.82%) DHTML
8 9 (8.82%) Hibernate
8 9 (8.82%) EJB
8 9 (8.82%) JSP
8 9 (8.82%) Servlets
8 9 (8.82%) HTML5
9 8 (7.84%) CSS3
10 6 (5.88%) Ajax
10 6 (5.88%) SAP Basis
11 5 (4.90%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Clustering
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.96%) AIX
5 2 (1.96%) Solaris
5 2 (1.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (15.69%) MVC
2 16 (15.69%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (14.71%) ETL
4 14 (13.73%) Migration
5 12 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 11 (10.78%) Database Tuning
7 10 (9.80%) Wealth Management
8 9 (8.82%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (4.90%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.90%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.92%) Project Planning
12 4 (3.92%) Database Mirroring
13 3 (2.94%) Change Management
13 3 (2.94%) ITIL
13 3 (2.94%) Data Mapping
13 3 (2.94%) Time Management
13 3 (2.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.86%) SQL
2 22 (21.57%) Java
3 20 (19.61%) C#
3 20 (19.61%) T-SQL
4 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL
5 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.80%) VBA
7 7 (6.86%) XPath
8 6 (5.88%) ABAP
9 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) XQuery
10 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.94%) MCSA
3 3 (2.94%) CCNP
3 3 (2.94%) CCNA
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.96%) MCTS
4 2 (1.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) MCSE
5 1 (0.98%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.69%) Oracle
3 11 (10.78%) SAP
4 10 (9.80%) Sybase
5 6 (5.88%) Citrix
5 6 (5.88%) VMware
5 6 (5.88%) Telerik
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.96%) Symantec
7 2 (1.96%) Dell
7 2 (1.96%) EMC
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