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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 105 119 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -59
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 17 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.53% 2.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.51% 2.96% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 44
Median daily rate £350 £360 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £47.25 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.85 £29.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+38.47% +48.16%
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
484 575 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.23% 17.97% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 317 371
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £32.43 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 9 £350 +1.08% 1
Glasgow +9 5 £400 +6.66%
Renfrewshire -21 2 £240 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (80.77%) SQL
3 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 30 (57.69%) Windows
5 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 24 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
8 20 (38.46%) Citrix
9 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (36.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (32.69%) VMware
10 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
10 17 (32.69%) DNS
10 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
11 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
12 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
12 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
13 13 (25.00%) Clustering
13 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (23.08%) Symantec
15 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (21.15%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
16 10 (19.23%) C#
16 10 (19.23%) .NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.62%) OpenStack
6 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.92%) CMS
7 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) DNS
2 10 (19.23%) DHCP
3 9 (17.31%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) SAN
5 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 4 (7.69%) SMTP
6 3 (5.77%) WAN
7 2 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.92%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.92%) DB2
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.92%) FishEye
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) JUnit
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Administrator
3 8 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.46%) DBA
4 7 (13.46%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.54%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Specialist
7 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Engineering Specialist
7 4 (7.69%) ETL Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.69%) HTML
4 4 (7.69%) jQuery
4 4 (7.69%) WinForms
5 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.77%) WCF
6 2 (3.85%) WPF
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.92%) CSS3
7 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.92%) MyBatis
7 1 (1.92%) React
7 1 (1.92%) RESTful
7 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.92%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Clustering
2 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) PKI
5 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) Linux
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.85%) AIX
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Solaris
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) HPUX
8 1 (1.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (17.31%) Database Mirroring
3 7 (13.46%) Content Management
3 7 (13.46%) High Availability
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.54%) MVC
5 5 (9.62%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.77%) OO
7 3 (5.77%) OOD
7 3 (5.77%) Refactoring
7 3 (5.77%) Release Management
7 3 (5.77%) Web Application Development
7 3 (5.77%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (80.77%) SQL
2 23 (44.23%) PowerShell
3 14 (26.92%) T-SQL
4 10 (19.23%) C#
5 9 (17.31%) VBScript
6 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.77%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Java
8 1 (1.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) MCSE
3 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.31%) Degree
5 7 (13.46%) MCITP
5 7 (13.46%) MCP
5 7 (13.46%) MCTS
6 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
4 6 (11.54%) XenApp
5 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.92%) KVM
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.92%) RHEV
8 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 8 (15.38%) SCOM
2 8 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) SCVMM
3 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) Citrix
3 17 (32.69%) VMware
4 12 (23.08%) Symantec
5 8 (15.38%) CA
6 7 (13.46%) HP
7 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.69%) AppSense
8 4 (7.69%) arcserve
8 4 (7.69%) Brocade
8 4 (7.69%) Lumension
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle
9 3 (5.77%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.92%) Cognos
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
10 1 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.92%) IBM
10 1 (1.92%) ThinPrint
10 1 (1.92%) Xerox
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