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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / Scotland
Rank 97 109 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 17 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.67% 2.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.89% 3.13% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 39
Median daily rate £363 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
346 544 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.75% 21.52% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 300 336
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 £10.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.20% -78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +16 6 £450 -
Glasgow 0 3 £310 +45.88% 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 16 (51.61%) .NET
4 15 (48.39%) C#
5 14 (45.16%) T-SQL
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
9 8 (25.81%) MVC
9 8 (25.81%) Finance
9 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
10 7 (22.58%) jQuery
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (19.35%) WCF
11 6 (19.35%) Windows
11 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
12 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
12 5 (16.13%) DNS
12 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
12 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
12 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (12.90%) XenApp
13 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
13 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
13 4 (12.90%) WPF
13 4 (12.90%) SCCM

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 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.45%) Big Data
6 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.23%) Power BI
7 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) WinDbg
5 1 (3.23%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Law
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) DBA
4 5 (16.13%) SQL DBA
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 7 (22.58%) jQuery
4 6 (19.35%) WCF
5 4 (12.90%) WPF
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (9.68%) CSS
7 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) CSS3
7 2 (6.45%) WinForms
8 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.23%) HTML
8 1 (3.23%) MDX
8 1 (3.23%) RESTful
8 1 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) MVS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) MVC
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) High Availability
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) OOD
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) T-SQL
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.68%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.23%) R
7 1 (3.23%) VBA
7 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCSA
1 2 (6.45%) MCSE
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) XenApp
2 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (9.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) CA
3 3 (9.68%) Symantec
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) DevExpress
4 2 (6.45%) Varonis
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle