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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 109 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 12 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.95% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.93% 4.17% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 3
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.13 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.61% -7.14%
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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
621 575 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.52% 22.75% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 262 244
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £180.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 8 £325 - 5
Edinburgh -13 3 £263 -19.23% 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) C#
4 9 (39.13%) .NET
4 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) ETL
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (13.04%) MVC
9 3 (13.04%) WinForms
9 3 (13.04%) HTTP
9 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (13.04%) CSS
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
6 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (8.70%) MySQL
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
8 1 (4.35%) SQLite
8 1 (4.35%) QlikView
8 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
1 1 (4.35%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.35%) CodeRush
1 1 (4.35%) GoogleTest
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) DBA
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Development DBA
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Development DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Data Integration Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Designer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) JSON
5 2 (8.70%) WPF
5 2 (8.70%) jQuery
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
6 1 (4.35%) ATL
6 1 (4.35%) COM+
6 1 (4.35%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
1 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ETL
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
1 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Cognos
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Google
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