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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 98 64 80
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 31 66 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.96% 2.38% 1.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.34% 11.76% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 17
Average daily rate
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£359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £438 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+51.28% -36.06%
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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
581 561 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.92% 20.25% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 279 212
Average daily rate £363 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.75 £16.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.28% -53.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -17 11 £363 -3.33% 2
Edinburgh -23 11 £358 +12.15% 3
Renfrewshire +10 4 £425 +18.05%
West Lothian - 4 £303 -
Dundee - 1 - -
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (54.84%) SQL
3 46 (49.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (46.24%) Finance
5 42 (45.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (37.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (34.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (30.11%) HTML
9 27 (29.03%) CSS
9 27 (29.03%) Windows
10 26 (27.96%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (23.66%) Java
12 21 (22.58%) .NET
13 20 (21.51%) C#
14 19 (20.43%) T-SQL
15 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
16 17 (18.28%) MVC
17 16 (17.20%) Oracle
17 16 (17.20%) XML
18 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
18 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
18 15 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
19 14 (15.05%) PL/SQL
19 14 (15.05%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (15.05%) ETL
20 13 (13.98%) Web Services
20 13 (13.98%) BusinessObjects
21 12 (12.90%) Asset Management
21 12 (12.90%) jQuery
21 12 (12.90%) Migration

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.45%) NetWeaver
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) LAN
1 3 (3.23%) WAN
1 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (3.23%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (49.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (45.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (37.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (34.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (15.05%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (13.98%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (9.68%) RDBMS
9 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
10 6 (6.45%) SAP HANA
10 6 (6.45%) QlikView
11 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
12 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (1.08%) OLAP
14 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Subversion
2 3 (3.23%) Maven
2 3 (3.23%) JIRA
2 3 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.23%) FishEye
2 3 (3.23%) JUnit
2 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.23%) NetBeans
General
1 43 (46.24%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Banking
2 6 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (70.97%) Developer
2 31 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 13 (13.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (12.90%) DBA
5 10 (10.75%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.60%) SQL DBA
6 8 (8.60%) ETL Developer
7 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (3.23%) MI Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Designer
11 2 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.11%) HTML
2 27 (29.03%) CSS
3 21 (22.58%) .NET
4 16 (17.20%) XML
5 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
6 13 (13.98%) Web Services
7 12 (12.90%) jQuery
8 11 (11.83%) .NET Framework
9 10 (10.75%) XSL
10 9 (9.68%) DHTML
10 9 (9.68%) Hibernate
10 9 (9.68%) EJB
10 9 (9.68%) JSP
10 9 (9.68%) Servlets
10 9 (9.68%) HTML5
11 8 (8.60%) CSS3
12 6 (6.45%) Ajax
12 6 (6.45%) SAP Basis
13 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (4.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Clustering
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.23%) Solaris
3 3 (3.23%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.15%) AIX
4 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (18.28%) MVC
3 15 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (15.05%) ETL
5 12 (12.90%) Migration
5 12 (12.90%) Asset Management
6 10 (10.75%) Wealth Management
7 9 (9.68%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.60%) Database Tuning
9 7 (7.53%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (6.45%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (5.38%) Test Scripting
12 4 (4.30%) Data Migration
12 4 (4.30%) Database Mirroring
12 4 (4.30%) ITIL
12 4 (4.30%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.30%) SDLC
13 3 (3.23%) Change Management
13 3 (3.23%) Data Mapping
13 3 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (54.84%) SQL
2 22 (23.66%) Java
3 20 (21.51%) C#
4 19 (20.43%) T-SQL
5 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 14 (15.05%) PL/SQL
7 10 (10.75%) VBA
8 7 (7.53%) XPath
9 6 (6.45%) ABAP
10 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.15%) VBScript
11 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.08%) XQuery
12 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (3.23%) MCSA
4 3 (3.23%) CCNP
4 3 (3.23%) CCNA
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.15%) MCTS
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) MCSE
6 1 (1.08%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.20%) Oracle
3 11 (11.83%) SAP
4 9 (9.68%) Sybase
5 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 6 (6.45%) VMware
5 6 (6.45%) Telerik
6 3 (3.23%) EMC
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco
7 2 (2.15%) IBM
7 2 (2.15%) Dell
7 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.15%) Symantec
8 1 (1.08%) Veritas