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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 56 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 80 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.88% 1.70% 2.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.72% 8.33% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 28
Average daily rate
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£360 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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
629 504 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.63% 20.40% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 218 226
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +75.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 +14 41 £375 +20.96% 3
Edinburgh +10 29 £325 -7.14% 4
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (55.45%) SQL
3 54 (49.09%) .NET
4 44 (40.00%) C#
5 35 (31.82%) XML
5 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 34 (30.91%) Finance
7 29 (26.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (23.64%) T-SQL
10 25 (22.73%) Oracle
11 24 (21.82%) ASP.NET
11 24 (21.82%) Windows
12 22 (20.00%) VBA
12 22 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (19.09%) Visual Studio
13 21 (19.09%) Relational Database
14 20 (18.18%) HTML
15 19 (17.27%) C++
15 19 (17.27%) SharePoint
16 18 (16.36%) CSS
16 18 (16.36%) Banking
17 17 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
17 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
18 16 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (14.55%) RDBMS
18 16 (14.55%) STL
18 16 (14.55%) Web Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (17.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.18%) CMS
3 6 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.55%) IIS
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.91%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) MS Office
2 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.73%) HTTP
2 8 (7.27%) DNS
3 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.55%) SAN
4 4 (3.64%) DHCP
5 2 (1.82%) Firewall
5 2 (1.82%) LAN
5 2 (1.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (26.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (19.09%) Relational Database
6 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (14.55%) RDBMS
8 11 (10.00%) Oracle Database
9 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (1.82%) MySQL
12 2 (1.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 2 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 21 (19.09%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.27%) GoogleTest
2 8 (7.27%) CppUnit
3 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.82%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.82%) Subversion
5 2 (1.82%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.91%) MSTest
6 1 (0.91%) Moq
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.91%) CodeRush
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.64%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Front Office
5 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (60.00%) Developer
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Developer
3 17 (15.45%) Analyst
4 14 (12.73%) .NET Developer
5 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Developer
6 11 (10.00%) C++ Developer
7 10 (9.09%) DBA
7 10 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Applications Support
8 8 (7.27%) Lead Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) SQL DBA
10 6 (5.45%) Architect
10 6 (5.45%) Senior C++ Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.64%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Architect
11 4 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.09%) .NET
2 35 (31.82%) XML
3 24 (21.82%) ASP.NET
4 20 (18.18%) HTML
5 18 (16.36%) CSS
6 16 (14.55%) STL
6 16 (14.55%) Web Services
7 11 (10.00%) XSL
7 11 (10.00%) EJB
7 11 (10.00%) DHTML
7 11 (10.00%) JSP
7 11 (10.00%) Servlets
7 11 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 9 (8.18%) DCOM
9 8 (7.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
10 7 (6.36%) HTML5
10 7 (6.36%) COM+
10 7 (6.36%) ATL
11 6 (5.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Clustering
3 4 (3.64%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) Open Source
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
4 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.55%) UNIX
4 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.64%) AIX
5 2 (1.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.82%) HPUX
5 2 (1.82%) Solaris
5 2 (1.82%) Linux
5 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
1 17 (15.45%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (12.73%) ETL
3 11 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 11 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.09%) Migration
4 10 (9.09%) MVC
4 10 (9.09%) TDD
5 9 (8.18%) Wealth Management
5 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
5 9 (8.18%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
7 6 (5.45%) ITIL
8 5 (4.55%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.55%) Database Security
8 5 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.64%) Validation
9 4 (3.64%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) SQL
2 44 (40.00%) C#
3 26 (23.64%) T-SQL
4 22 (20.00%) VBA
5 19 (17.27%) C++
6 15 (13.64%) Java
6 15 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 15 (13.64%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.73%) VBScript
9 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.91%) ABAP
10 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Degree
1 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.82%) CCNA
4 2 (1.82%) MCSE
4 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) MCTS
4 2 (1.82%) MCITP
4 2 (1.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.82%) RHEV
3 2 (1.82%) KVM
3 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.82%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.82%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Netcool
1 2 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.82%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.82%) SCOM
1 2 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.73%) Oracle
3 14 (12.73%) Sybase
4 8 (7.27%) Google
5 4 (3.64%) HP
5 4 (3.64%) Citrix
5 4 (3.64%) VMware
6 3 (2.73%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (2.73%) IBM
6 3 (2.73%) Remedy
7 2 (1.82%) McAfee
7 2 (1.82%) Veritas
7 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.91%) SAP
8 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.91%) Bloomberg
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