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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 118 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 33 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 1.91% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.65% 8.89% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 17
Average daily rate £375 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%
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
584 641 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.56% 21.50% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 354 313
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £32.50 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 14 £375 +22.95% 3
Glasgow -15 9 £213 -38.40% 3
Renfrewshire -26 9 £330 -4.69%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (66.67%) SQL
3 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (35.56%) T-SQL
5 15 (33.33%) Windows
5 15 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
7 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
8 12 (26.67%) .NET
9 10 (22.22%) CSS
9 10 (22.22%) MVC
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
11 8 (17.78%) C#
11 8 (17.78%) Clustering
11 8 (17.78%) VMware
12 7 (15.56%) Firewall
12 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (15.56%) jQuery
12 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
12 7 (15.56%) Degree
12 7 (15.56%) VBScript
12 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
12 7 (15.56%) MCSE

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
1 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (2.22%) Data Mart
9 1 (2.22%) MS Access
9 1 (2.22%) OLAP
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (2.22%) PowerPivot
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.67%) FishEye
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
1 3 (6.67%) JUnit
1 3 (6.67%) Maven
1 3 (6.67%) NetBeans
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.33%) DBA
4 6 (13.33%) SSRS Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) SQL BI Developer
5 5 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 5 (11.11%) SSAS Developer
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
3 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.56%) jQuery
4 6 (13.33%) HTML
5 5 (11.11%) CSS3
6 4 (8.89%) RESTful
7 3 (6.67%) MyBatis
7 3 (6.67%) Spring
7 3 (6.67%) Thymeleaf
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.44%) HTML5
8 2 (4.44%) Spring MVC
8 2 (4.44%) Web Services
9 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (2.22%) COM
9 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) HPUX
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) MVS
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) MVC
2 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (15.56%) Database Mirroring
4 6 (13.33%) Content Management
4 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) ETL
6 4 (8.89%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) SDLC
8 2 (4.44%) Analytics
8 2 (4.44%) CRM
8 2 (4.44%) High Availability
8 2 (4.44%) OO
9 1 (2.22%) Dimensional Modelling
9 1 (2.22%) Open Source
9 1 (2.22%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) T-SQL
3 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
4 8 (17.78%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) VBScript
6 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.89%) Java
7 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.44%) VB
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.22%) R
9 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
3 7 (15.56%) MCSE
3 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) MCITP
4 6 (13.33%) MCP
4 6 (13.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) KVM
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.22%) RHEV
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Veeam
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