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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 82 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 44 36 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 1.47% 3.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.39% 7.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 38
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £338 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +14.65%
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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
595 471 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.33% 19.25% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 240 268
Average daily rate £395 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £264 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.87 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.56% -56.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 March 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 March 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 +12 27 £363 +20.83% 5
Edinburgh -17 6 £338 +9.22% 5
Stirling -8 2 - - 1
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 107 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (57.94%) SQL
3 55 (51.40%) .NET
4 54 (50.47%) C#
5 47 (43.93%) Finance
6 40 (37.38%) ASP.NET
7 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
8 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
9 30 (28.04%) T-SQL
10 29 (27.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (22.43%) .NET Framework
12 23 (21.50%) HTML
13 22 (20.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (20.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (19.63%) CSS
15 19 (17.76%) XML
16 18 (16.82%) Windows
16 18 (16.82%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (15.89%) Oracle
17 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
18 13 (12.15%) Java
18 13 (12.15%) VBScript
18 13 (12.15%) MVC
19 12 (11.21%) C++
19 12 (11.21%) jQuery
19 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (10.28%) Web Services
20 11 (10.28%) Migration
21 10 (9.35%) STL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.67%) NetWeaver
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) HTTP
2 3 (2.80%) DNS
2 3 (2.80%) SAN
2 3 (2.80%) Firewall
2 3 (2.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.87%) VPN
3 2 (1.87%) LAN
3 2 (1.87%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (27.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (20.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (20.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (16.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
7 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (4.67%) SAP HANA
8 5 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.80%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.87%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.87%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.93%) SQLite
12 1 (0.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.54%) Subversion
3 6 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
General
1 47 (43.93%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (77.57%) Developer
2 22 (20.56%) SQL Developer
3 18 (16.82%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Senior Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Software Developer
5 10 (9.35%) C++ Developer
6 8 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Senior C++ Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.67%) DBA
9 5 (4.67%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.74%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.74%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (2.80%) Analyst
12 2 (1.87%) Analyst Programmer
12 2 (1.87%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (51.40%) .NET
2 40 (37.38%) ASP.NET
3 24 (22.43%) .NET Framework
4 23 (21.50%) HTML
5 21 (19.63%) CSS
6 19 (17.76%) XML
7 12 (11.21%) jQuery
8 11 (10.28%) Web Services
9 10 (9.35%) STL
10 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (8.41%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (7.48%) HTML5
11 8 (7.48%) Ajax
12 6 (5.61%) JSON
12 6 (5.61%) CSS3
13 5 (4.67%) SAP Basis
13 5 (4.67%) COM+
14 4 (3.74%) DCOM
14 4 (3.74%) EJB
14 4 (3.74%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) Open Source
2 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.80%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.80%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.87%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.80%) AIX
5 3 (2.80%) HPUX
5 3 (2.80%) Solaris
5 3 (2.80%) Linux
5 3 (2.80%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.15%) MVC
3 11 (10.28%) Migration
4 10 (9.35%) ETL
4 10 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (7.48%) Database Tuning
6 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.61%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.67%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (3.74%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.74%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.80%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.80%) Wealth Management
9 3 (2.80%) SOA
9 3 (2.80%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.80%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.80%) Waterfall
9 3 (2.80%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (2.80%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 62 (57.94%) SQL
2 54 (50.47%) C#
3 32 (29.91%) JavaScript
4 30 (28.04%) T-SQL
5 13 (12.15%) VBScript
5 13 (12.15%) Java
6 12 (11.21%) C++
7 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.67%) ABAP
8 5 (4.67%) VBA
9 4 (3.74%) VB6
9 4 (3.74%) VB
10 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.93%) C
11 1 (0.93%) XPath
11 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.80%) KVM
1 3 (2.80%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Legato
1 2 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.87%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.89%) Oracle
3 7 (6.54%) Sybase
3 7 (6.54%) Business Objects
4 5 (4.67%) SAP
4 5 (4.67%) IBM
5 3 (2.80%) Citrix
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) Telerik
6 2 (1.87%) Nintex
6 2 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) Ektron
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