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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 82 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 1.70% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.96% 8.02% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 21
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £265 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
522 524 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.99% 21.26% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 245 193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 24
Average hourly rate £11.00 £26.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.09% -15.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
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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 +9 24 £325 -23.52% 11
Edinburgh -11 21 £325 +1.56% 6
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (47.73%) SQL
3 35 (39.77%) C#
4 34 (38.64%) .NET
5 24 (27.27%) Finance
6 22 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (23.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (21.59%) Oracle
10 17 (19.32%) XML
10 17 (19.32%) Windows
10 17 (19.32%) SharePoint
10 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 16 (18.18%) T-SQL
12 15 (17.05%) VBA
12 15 (17.05%) Java
12 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (15.91%) Relational Database
13 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
13 14 (15.91%) HTML
13 14 (15.91%) CSS
14 13 (14.77%) Web Services
15 12 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
15 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
15 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
16 11 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (12.50%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (19.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.82%) CMS
4 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.55%) IIS
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.27%) Apache
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.14%) Lync
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) SAN
2 6 (6.82%) DNS
3 4 (4.55%) HTTP
3 4 (4.55%) DHCP
4 3 (3.41%) LAN
4 3 (3.41%) WAN
4 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 3 (3.41%) Firewall
5 2 (2.27%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.14%) FTP
6 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (23.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (15.91%) Relational Database
8 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
8 12 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (10.23%) RDBMS
9 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (2.27%) MySQL
12 2 (2.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 2 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (2.27%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (2.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.55%) CppUnit
3 4 (4.55%) GoogleTest
4 3 (3.41%) CruiseControl
4 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.27%) Subversion
5 2 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.14%) MSTest
6 1 (1.14%) Moq
6 1 (1.14%) Mockito
6 1 (1.14%) JUnit
6 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.14%) Maven
6 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (59.09%) Developer
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.36%) SQL Developer
4 7 (7.95%) DBA
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Lead Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Applications Support
5 6 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Architect
6 4 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.64%) .NET
2 17 (19.32%) XML
3 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 14 (15.91%) HTML
4 14 (15.91%) CSS
5 13 (14.77%) Web Services
6 11 (12.50%) jQuery
7 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.95%) XSL
8 7 (7.95%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.95%) JSP
8 7 (7.95%) Servlets
9 6 (6.82%) EJB
9 6 (6.82%) DHTML
9 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.82%) WCF
10 5 (5.68%) JSON
10 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (4.55%) HTML5
11 4 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) Open Source
3 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) UNIX
3 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.68%) AIX
4 4 (4.55%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.41%) HPUX
5 3 (3.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.50%) Data Modelling
1 11 (12.50%) MVC
1 11 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (10.23%) ETL
2 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 7 (7.95%) TDD
4 7 (7.95%) ITIL
5 6 (6.82%) Web Development
5 6 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (5.68%) Migration
7 4 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 4 (4.55%) Wealth Management
7 4 (4.55%) Six Sigma
7 4 (4.55%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.41%) OO
8 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.73%) SQL
2 35 (39.77%) C#
3 16 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 15 (17.05%) VBA
4 15 (17.05%) Java
5 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.36%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.82%) C++
8 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.41%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.14%) C
10 1 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) Python
10 1 (1.14%) XQuery
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) XPath
10 1 (1.14%) VB
10 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) MCSE
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) CISSP
6 1 (1.14%) VCP4
6 1 (1.14%) VCP5
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.14%) OCP
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.14%) MCDST
6 1 (1.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.68%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) KVM
3 3 (3.41%) RHEV
4 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.27%) XenApp
4 2 (2.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) vCloud
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Netcool
1 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.27%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Oracle
2 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) Sybase
4 6 (6.82%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) VMware
5 5 (5.68%) Google
5 5 (5.68%) Citrix
6 3 (3.41%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.41%) Dell
6 3 (3.41%) Remedy
7 2 (2.27%) McAfee
7 2 (2.27%) Veritas
7 2 (2.27%) Cognos
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.14%) NetApp
8 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.14%) Symantec
8 1 (1.14%) EMC
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