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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 74 93 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -42
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 57 34 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 1.29% 3.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.41% 6.00% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 39
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£345 £324 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.39% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £373 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
SQL Server 2008
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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
606 567 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.11% 21.50% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 298 286
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £33.75 £18.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -74.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +16 32 £350 +16.66% 2
Edinburgh -1 14 £308 -5.38% 3
Renfrewshire -1 2 £346 +17.97%
Stirling -6 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 118 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 66 (55.93%) SQL
3 59 (50.00%) Finance
4 50 (42.37%) .NET
5 49 (41.53%) C#
6 37 (31.36%) ASP.NET
7 34 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (27.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (27.12%) HTML
9 32 (27.12%) Microsoft
10 31 (26.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (25.42%) CSS
12 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
12 29 (24.58%) Windows
13 25 (21.19%) XML
13 25 (21.19%) T-SQL
14 22 (18.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (17.80%) .NET Framework
16 20 (16.95%) Oracle
17 19 (16.10%) Java
18 17 (14.41%) MVC
18 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
20 15 (12.71%) Visual Studio
20 15 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
21 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
22 13 (11.02%) jQuery
22 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
22 13 (11.02%) Sybase
22 13 (11.02%) PL/SQL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.08%) NetWeaver
3 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.54%) LAN
2 3 (2.54%) WAN
2 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.69%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (27.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (26.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (18.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (8.47%) RDBMS
7 10 (8.47%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (5.08%) SAP HANA
10 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (2.54%) Data Mining
11 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.93%) Subversion
3 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 59 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 87 (73.73%) Developer
2 31 (26.27%) SQL Developer
3 14 (11.86%) Software Developer
4 11 (9.32%) .NET Developer
4 11 (9.32%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.63%) C++ Developer
5 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (5.93%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) DBA
7 6 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.24%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Senior C++ Developer
8 5 (4.24%) AWS Developer
8 5 (4.24%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.39%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (42.37%) .NET
2 37 (31.36%) ASP.NET
3 32 (27.12%) HTML
4 30 (25.42%) CSS
5 25 (21.19%) XML
6 21 (17.80%) .NET Framework
7 13 (11.02%) jQuery
8 12 (10.17%) Web Services
8 12 (10.17%) HTML5
9 11 (9.32%) Ajax
10 10 (8.47%) JSP
10 10 (8.47%) Servlets
10 10 (8.47%) EJB
10 10 (8.47%) DHTML
10 10 (8.47%) XSL
10 10 (8.47%) Hibernate
11 9 (7.63%) CSS3
11 9 (7.63%) STL
12 8 (6.78%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.54%) Clustering
3 2 (1.69%) NHS
3 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.85%) iPhone
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.58%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) MVC
1 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (10.17%) Migration
5 11 (9.32%) Data Modelling
5 11 (9.32%) ETL
6 10 (8.47%) Database Tuning
7 8 (6.78%) Wealth Management
8 6 (5.08%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.39%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.39%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.39%) Investment Management
11 3 (2.54%) Data Migration
11 3 (2.54%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (2.54%) ITIL
11 3 (2.54%) SOA
11 3 (2.54%) Change Management
12 2 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 66 (55.93%) SQL
2 49 (41.53%) C#
3 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
4 25 (21.19%) T-SQL
5 19 (16.10%) Java
6 13 (11.02%) PL/SQL
7 11 (9.32%) C++
7 11 (9.32%) VBA
8 9 (7.63%) VBScript
9 6 (5.08%) ABAP
10 4 (3.39%) VB
10 4 (3.39%) XPath
10 4 (3.39%) VB6
11 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) CCNP
4 3 (2.54%) CCNA
4 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) MCTS
5 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.69%) Legato
1 2 (1.69%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 32 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.95%) Oracle
3 13 (11.02%) Sybase
4 10 (8.47%) Business Objects
5 7 (5.93%) SAP
6 6 (5.08%) IBM
7 5 (4.24%) Telerik
8 4 (3.39%) Citrix
9 3 (2.54%) Cisco
10 2 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.69%) Nintex
11 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.85%) Ektron
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.85%) Dell
11 1 (0.85%) EMC
11 1 (0.85%) Symantec
11 1 (0.85%) VMware
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