The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 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 2012 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 103 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 18 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.80% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.28% 3.92% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
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£349 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.19 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.63%
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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
549 459 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.49% 20.51% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 220 274
Average daily rate £375 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -27.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -5 9 £383 +9.28% 3
Edinburgh -4 6 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £290 -
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SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (75.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 13 (44.83%) Finance
4 12 (41.38%) ETL
5 11 (37.93%) C#
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) HTML
7 9 (31.03%) .NET
7 9 (31.03%) Windows
7 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (24.14%) IBM
10 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (17.24%) XML
11 5 (17.24%) SOA
11 5 (17.24%) CSS
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle
11 5 (17.24%) Java
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.24%) HTML5
11 5 (17.24%) Apache Camel
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
12 4 (13.79%) jQuery
12 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
12 4 (13.79%) C++

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (75.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.90%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (3.45%) QlikView
8 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Developer
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (10.34%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
1 9 (31.03%) JSON
2 5 (17.24%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) HTML5
2 5 (17.24%) Apache Camel
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.45%) WinForms
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
6 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.45%) LINQ
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
1 2 (6.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ETL
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.34%) Investment Management
5 3 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) IBM
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Business Objects
4 2 (6.90%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
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