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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 64 65 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 62 59 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.23% 2.39% 4.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.62% 9.85% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 62
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£400 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £212 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
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
584 599 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.97% 24.25% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 292 265
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £180.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh -8 29 £400 +28.00% 6
Glasgow -1 25 £334 +2.69% 13
Renfrewshire -9 3 £399 -
West Lothian +8 1 £275 -24.65%
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 86 (60.56%) SQL
3 83 (58.45%) .NET
4 77 (54.23%) C#
5 59 (41.55%) Microsoft
6 55 (38.73%) Finance
7 48 (33.80%) ASP.NET
8 46 (32.39%) T-SQL
9 41 (28.87%) XML
10 38 (26.76%) JavaScript
11 36 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (24.65%) HTML
13 32 (22.54%) CSS
14 31 (21.83%) Visual Studio
15 30 (21.13%) Oracle
15 30 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 27 (19.01%) .NET Framework
18 26 (18.31%) VBA
19 24 (16.90%) C++
20 22 (15.49%) Web Services
21 21 (14.79%) Banking
21 21 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
21 21 (14.79%) Performance Tuning
22 20 (14.08%) STL
22 20 (14.08%) Java
22 20 (14.08%) PL/SQL
22 20 (14.08%) Windows
23 19 (13.38%) RDBMS
23 19 (13.38%) FIX Protocol

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) CMS
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.11%) IIS
6 3 (2.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) MS Office
2 8 (5.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) HTTP
2 8 (5.63%) DNS
3 6 (4.23%) DHCP
4 5 (3.52%) SAN
5 4 (2.82%) Firewall
5 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.11%) VPN
6 3 (2.11%) LAN
6 3 (2.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (14.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (13.38%) RDBMS
5 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (13.38%) Relational Database
6 13 (9.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (7.04%) Oracle Database
8 9 (6.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (2.11%) Data Mining
11 3 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
13 1 (0.70%) QlikView
13 1 (0.70%) SQLite
13 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 31 (21.83%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.63%) CppUnit
3 8 (5.63%) GoogleTest
4 3 (2.11%) Selenium
5 2 (1.41%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.70%) MSTest
6 1 (0.70%) Moq
6 1 (0.70%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (38.73%) Finance
2 21 (14.79%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.82%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 110 (77.46%) Developer
2 26 (18.31%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.61%) SQL Developer
4 16 (11.27%) SQL Server Developer
5 15 (10.56%) C++ Developer
6 13 (9.15%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.45%) Software Developer
7 12 (8.45%) Analyst
8 9 (6.34%) Applications Support
9 8 (5.63%) Senior C++ Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Applications Developer
10 7 (4.93%) DBA
10 7 (4.93%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.23%) SQL DBA
11 6 (4.23%) Lead Developer
12 3 (2.11%) Applications Support Analyst
12 3 (2.11%) Development Team Leader
12 3 (2.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (58.45%) .NET
2 48 (33.80%) ASP.NET
3 41 (28.87%) XML
4 35 (24.65%) HTML
5 32 (22.54%) CSS
6 27 (19.01%) .NET Framework
7 22 (15.49%) Web Services
8 20 (14.08%) STL
9 19 (13.38%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (9.86%) XSL
10 14 (9.86%) DHTML
10 14 (9.86%) EJB
10 14 (9.86%) JSP
10 14 (9.86%) Servlets
10 14 (9.86%) Hibernate
11 12 (8.45%) HTML5
12 11 (7.75%) DCOM
13 9 (6.34%) COM+
13 9 (6.34%) ATL
13 9 (6.34%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.23%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.52%) Open Source
4 3 (2.11%) Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) NHS
5 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.41%) iPad
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
5 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.82%) UNIX
4 4 (2.82%) AIX
4 4 (2.82%) HPUX
4 4 (2.82%) Solaris
4 4 (2.82%) Linux
5 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.79%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (12.68%) Data Modelling
4 16 (11.27%) MVC
5 15 (10.56%) ETL
6 13 (9.15%) Migration
6 13 (9.15%) Technical Analysis
7 12 (8.45%) Wealth Management
8 11 (7.75%) TDD
9 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (6.34%) Automated Testing
11 6 (4.23%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.23%) ITIL
12 5 (3.52%) SOA
12 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.52%) Database Security
12 5 (3.52%) Mentoring
13 4 (2.82%) Change Data Capture
13 4 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (60.56%) SQL
2 77 (54.23%) C#
3 46 (32.39%) T-SQL
4 38 (26.76%) JavaScript
5 26 (18.31%) VBA
6 24 (16.90%) C++
7 20 (14.08%) Java
7 20 (14.08%) PL/SQL
8 16 (11.27%) VBScript
9 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.41%) C
12 1 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) MCTS
4 2 (1.41%) MCDST
4 2 (1.41%) MCITP
4 2 (1.41%) MCSE
4 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.82%) RHEV
1 4 (2.82%) KVM
1 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (2.82%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 59 (41.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.13%) Oracle
3 18 (12.68%) Sybase
4 8 (5.63%) Google
5 7 (4.93%) IBM
6 5 (3.52%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.82%) VMware
7 4 (2.82%) Citrix
8 3 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.41%) Nintex
9 2 (1.41%) HP
10 1 (0.70%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.70%) Telerik
10 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.70%) Ektron
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