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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 60 73 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 62 39 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.35% 1.71% 4.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.36% 8.28% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 19 61
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£383 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £405 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
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
546 471 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.69% 20.64% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 228 278
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +10 32 £363 +3.57% 10
Edinburgh +3 25 £400 +40.35% 4
West Lothian +2 1 £275 -25.42% 3
Renfrewshire - - - -
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 120 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 77 (64.17%) .NET
3 73 (60.83%) SQL
4 69 (57.50%) C#
5 53 (44.17%) ASP.NET
6 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
6 49 (40.83%) Finance
7 43 (35.83%) JavaScript
8 40 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 35 (29.17%) XML
10 34 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (25.00%) HTML
12 27 (22.50%) Visual Studio
13 26 (21.67%) CSS
14 25 (20.83%) Oracle
14 25 (20.83%) .NET Framework
15 23 (19.17%) C++
16 22 (18.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (16.67%) Windows
18 19 (15.83%) STL
18 19 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
20 17 (14.17%) VBScript
20 17 (14.17%) HTTP
21 16 (13.33%) Web Services
21 16 (13.33%) Banking
22 15 (12.50%) MVC
22 15 (12.50%) Java
23 14 (11.67%) ETL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.33%) IIS
4 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.17%) HTTP
2 6 (5.00%) DNS
3 4 (3.33%) DHCP
4 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) SAN
5 2 (1.67%) LAN
5 2 (1.67%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (11.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 12 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.50%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.83%) SQLite
11 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.33%) Subversion
4 3 (2.50%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) CppUnit
5 2 (1.67%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (40.83%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 99 (82.50%) Developer
2 24 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.83%) C++ Developer
3 19 (15.83%) SQL Developer
4 17 (14.17%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 11 (9.17%) Senior C++ Developer
7 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.00%) DBA
8 6 (5.00%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.50%) Senior SQL Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Developer
12 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Developer
12 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (64.17%) .NET
2 53 (44.17%) ASP.NET
3 35 (29.17%) XML
4 30 (25.00%) HTML
5 26 (21.67%) CSS
6 25 (20.83%) .NET Framework
7 19 (15.83%) STL
8 18 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (13.33%) Web Services
10 12 (10.00%) HTML5
11 10 (8.33%) Ajax
11 10 (8.33%) jQuery
12 9 (7.50%) Hibernate
12 9 (7.50%) DHTML
12 9 (7.50%) EJB
12 9 (7.50%) JSP
12 9 (7.50%) Servlets
12 9 (7.50%) XSL
12 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.33%) Open Source
2 4 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.67%) iPhone
4 2 (1.67%) iPad
4 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Clustering
4 2 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.50%) AIX
4 3 (2.50%) HPUX
4 3 (2.50%) Solaris
4 3 (2.50%) Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.50%) MVC
3 14 (11.67%) ETL
4 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 12 (10.00%) Migration
6 8 (6.67%) Wealth Management
6 8 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.83%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.17%) SOA
9 5 (4.17%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.17%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.33%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.33%) Investment Management
10 4 (3.33%) Database Security
10 4 (3.33%) Validation
10 4 (3.33%) TDD
11 3 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (60.83%) SQL
2 69 (57.50%) C#
3 43 (35.83%) JavaScript
4 40 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 23 (19.17%) C++
6 17 (14.17%) VBScript
7 15 (12.50%) Java
8 12 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 12 (10.00%) VBA
9 4 (3.33%) VB6
9 4 (3.33%) VB
10 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.67%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) MCITP
3 2 (1.67%) MCTS
3 2 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CCNA
4 1 (0.83%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.50%) RHEV
1 3 (2.50%) KVM
1 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.67%) Legato
1 2 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.83%) Oracle
3 12 (10.00%) Sybase
4 7 (5.83%) IBM
5 3 (2.50%) Citrix
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.50%) VMware
6 2 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.67%) Nintex
6 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) Telerik
7 1 (0.83%) Ektron
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
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