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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 100 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 29 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 0.44% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.83% 2.26% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.27%
SQL Server 2012
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
600 532 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.99% 19.47% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 285 276
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.15 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £36.35 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 June 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 June 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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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
Edinburgh +5 12 £363 +11.53%
Glasgow -3 9 £375 +15.38%
Renfrewshire - 3 £425 - 1
Dundee - 3 £313 -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £325 -
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SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (81.25%) SQL
4 35 (72.92%) Finance
5 31 (64.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (35.42%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (27.08%) ETL
10 11 (22.92%) Asset Management
10 11 (22.92%) Database Tuning
11 9 (18.75%) Migration
11 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (14.58%) Subversion
13 7 (14.58%) PL/SQL
14 6 (12.50%) Financial Institution
14 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
15 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (10.42%) C#
15 5 (10.42%) Windows
15 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
16 4 (8.33%) Oracle
16 4 (8.33%) VMware
16 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
16 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (64.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (35.42%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) QlikView
8 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Subversion
2 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (72.92%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Developer
2 28 (58.33%) SQL Developer
3 8 (16.67%) ETL Developer
4 7 (14.58%) DBA
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (10.42%) SQL DBA
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) MI Developer
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) WPF
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (27.08%) ETL
3 11 (22.92%) Asset Management
3 11 (22.92%) Database Tuning
4 9 (18.75%) Migration
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.25%) Scrum
8 3 (6.25%) Data Management
8 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.25%) Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) Master Data Management
8 3 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (4.17%) Database Security
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) BDD
10 1 (2.08%) High Availability
10 1 (2.08%) MVVM
10 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.58%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) MCSA
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Google
3 3 (6.25%) Tableau
4 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.17%) SAP