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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 66 81 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 63 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.26% 1.32% 1.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.50% 6.65% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 22
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£338 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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
548 496 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.66% 19.88% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 214 208
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.28% +71.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +5 32 £350 +6.06% 7
Edinburgh -5 21 £319 -8.92% 9
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (51.52%) SQL
3 42 (42.42%) .NET
4 33 (33.33%) C#
5 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 27 (27.27%) Finance
6 25 (25.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (25.25%) XML
7 24 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (22.22%) Windows
9 22 (22.22%) VBA
9 22 (22.22%) Oracle
10 19 (19.19%) T-SQL
11 18 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 18 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
12 16 (16.16%) Web Services
12 16 (16.16%) HTML
12 16 (16.16%) Java
12 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
12 16 (16.16%) CSS
12 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
13 15 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
14 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
15 13 (13.13%) Banking
16 12 (12.12%) ETL
16 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
17 11 (11.11%) Sybase

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.09%) CMS
3 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (5.05%) IIS
4 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.01%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Office
2 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) HTTP
1 9 (9.09%) DNS
2 7 (7.07%) SAN
3 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.05%) DHCP
4 3 (3.03%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
4 3 (3.03%) VPN
4 3 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (2.02%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.01%) FTP
6 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (25.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
7 15 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (11.11%) RDBMS
8 11 (11.11%) Oracle Database
9 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (2.02%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (2.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 2 (2.02%) Cognos Event Studio
12 2 (2.02%) MySQL
12 2 (2.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.06%) CppUnit
2 6 (6.06%) GoogleTest
3 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.02%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.02%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.01%) Moq
6 1 (1.01%) MSTest
6 1 (1.01%) CodeRush
General
1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 54 (54.55%) Developer
2 17 (17.17%) Analyst
3 14 (14.14%) SQL Developer
4 10 (10.10%) DBA
4 10 (10.10%) Applications Support
5 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Lead Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) SQL DBA
7 7 (7.07%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Architect
9 4 (4.04%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.42%) .NET
2 25 (25.25%) XML
3 16 (16.16%) Web Services
3 16 (16.16%) HTML
3 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
3 16 (16.16%) CSS
4 9 (9.09%) EJB
4 9 (9.09%) JSP
4 9 (9.09%) Servlets
4 9 (9.09%) DHTML
4 9 (9.09%) STL
4 9 (9.09%) XSL
4 9 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.06%) jQuery
5 6 (6.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (6.06%) DCOM
6 5 (5.05%) COM+
6 5 (5.05%) ATL
6 5 (5.05%) JSON
6 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Clustering
2 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Open Source
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.06%) UNIX
4 5 (5.05%) AIX
4 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.04%) Linux
6 3 (3.03%) HPUX
6 3 (3.03%) Solaris
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
3 12 (12.12%) ETL
4 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 9 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (8.08%) MVC
6 8 (8.08%) Migration
6 8 (8.08%) TDD
6 8 (8.08%) ITIL
7 6 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 6 (6.06%) Wealth Management
8 5 (5.05%) Database Security
9 4 (4.04%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (4.04%) Validation
9 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.04%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 51 (51.52%) SQL
2 33 (33.33%) C#
3 22 (22.22%) VBA
4 19 (19.19%) T-SQL
5 16 (16.16%) Java
6 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
7 11 (11.11%) C++
8 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.03%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.01%) C
11 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.01%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) Degree
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.03%) MCSE
4 3 (3.03%) CCNA
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.03%) MCITP
5 2 (2.02%) MCDST
5 2 (2.02%) MCTS
5 2 (2.02%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.01%) VCP4
6 1 (1.01%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.03%) KVM
3 3 (3.03%) RHEV
4 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.02%) XenApp
4 2 (2.02%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) vSphere
5 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Netcool
1 3 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.02%) SCOM
2 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.22%) Oracle
3 11 (11.11%) Sybase
4 6 (6.06%) VMware
4 6 (6.06%) Google
4 6 (6.06%) HP
5 5 (5.05%) Citrix
6 3 (3.03%) Remedy
6 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (2.02%) IBM
7 2 (2.02%) Veritas
7 2 (2.02%) McAfee
7 2 (2.02%) Cognos
8 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.01%) SAP
8 1 (1.01%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.01%) Symantec
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