The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 203 221 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.61% 8.32% 10.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.74% 40.04% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 110 138
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £25.25 £15.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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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
620 552 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.20% 20.79% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 285 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £33.75 £18.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -64.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.38 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.15 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Glasgow -2 90 £350 +12.90% 34
Edinburgh -11 52 £311 -1.19% 17
Aberdeen +5 15 £375 -
Renfrewshire -4 11 £398 +9.38% 2
Stirling -6 10 - - 1
Fife -5 4 £340 - 1
Dundee -4 2 £343 +30.47%
Highlands - 2 - -
West Lothian -7 1 £325 +13.04% 2
Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 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.

1 230 (49.78%) SQL
2 198 (42.86%) .NET
3 183 (39.61%) C#
4 137 (29.65%) Finance
5 128 (27.71%) ASP.NET
6 114 (24.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 113 (24.46%) Microsoft
8 109 (23.59%) JavaScript
9 100 (21.65%) Oracle
10 95 (20.56%) HTML
11 94 (20.35%) Windows
12 81 (17.53%) CSS
13 78 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (16.67%) .NET Framework
15 69 (14.94%) MVC
16 68 (14.72%) T-SQL
17 66 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 65 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 60 (12.99%) Java
20 56 (12.12%) SharePoint
21 55 (11.90%) Visual Studio
22 54 (11.69%) MS Excel
23 51 (11.04%) XML
24 49 (10.61%) Banking
25 47 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
26 46 (9.96%) Web Services
27 44 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
28 43 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
28 43 (9.31%) ETL
29 40 (8.66%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 56 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.14%) IIS
3 22 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.16%) MS Project Server
4 10 (2.16%) CMS
5 9 (1.95%) SAS
5 9 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.52%) JBoss
7 7 (1.52%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.30%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.30%) NetWeaver
8 6 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.87%) Apache
10 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.16%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.30%) MS Project
4 5 (1.08%) MS Office
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.95%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) FRx
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
2 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.19%) HTTP
2 12 (2.60%) SAN
3 10 (2.16%) SSL
4 8 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.73%) WAN
5 7 (1.52%) LAN
5 7 (1.52%) Firewall
6 6 (1.30%) DNS
6 6 (1.30%) Intranet
7 5 (1.08%) Internet
8 2 (0.43%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) DHCP
8 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.43%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.43%) NAS
8 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (24.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 66 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (8.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (6.93%) Relational Database
8 22 (4.76%) MS Access
9 18 (3.90%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.46%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.30%) SAP HANA
13 6 (1.30%) QlikView
13 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (1.08%) MySQL
14 5 (1.08%) DB2
14 5 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.46%) Subversion
3 10 (2.16%) TeamCity
3 10 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.73%) JIRA
4 8 (1.73%) Selenium
5 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.52%) JUnit
5 7 (1.52%) CruiseControl
5 7 (1.52%) Fiddler
6 6 (1.30%) NUnit
6 6 (1.30%) MSBuild
6 6 (1.30%) Mockito
6 6 (1.30%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.08%) Toad
8 3 (0.65%) JDeveloper
8 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.65%) PVCS
8 3 (0.65%) MSTest
General
1 137 (29.65%) Finance
2 49 (10.61%) Banking
3 13 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.16%) Retail
5 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.08%) Games
6 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 276 (59.74%) Developer
2 74 (16.02%) .NET Developer
3 65 (14.07%) Analyst
4 44 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 27 (5.84%) C# Developer
6 24 (5.19%) Software Developer
7 22 (4.76%) DBA
8 19 (4.11%) Senior Developer
8 19 (4.11%) Java Developer
9 18 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 16 (3.46%) Applications Support
10 16 (3.46%) SQL DBA
10 16 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.25%) Web Developer
11 15 (3.25%) Consultant
12 13 (2.81%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.81%) Applications Developer
12 13 (2.81%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (2.60%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (42.86%) .NET
2 128 (27.71%) ASP.NET
3 95 (20.56%) HTML
4 81 (17.53%) CSS
5 77 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 51 (11.04%) XML
7 46 (9.96%) Web Services
8 43 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (8.44%) Entity Framework
10 37 (8.01%) jQuery
11 27 (5.84%) Ajax
12 23 (4.98%) Hibernate
13 18 (3.90%) Spring
14 17 (3.68%) NHibernate
14 17 (3.68%) JSP
14 17 (3.68%) HTML5
15 14 (3.03%) CSS3
15 14 (3.03%) WCF
15 14 (3.03%) Servlets
15 14 (3.03%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.81%) Market Risk
3 11 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.16%) Replication
5 9 (1.95%) Clustering
5 9 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.52%) User Experience
7 7 (1.52%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.30%) NHS
8 6 (1.30%) Web 2.0
9 5 (1.08%) Open Source
10 4 (0.87%) Social Network
11 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.43%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.43%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 94 (20.35%) Windows
2 26 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (3.90%) Linux
4 15 (3.25%) UNIX
5 12 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.30%) AIX
9 5 (1.08%) Solaris
10 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.65%) Android
12 2 (0.43%) HPUX
12 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.94%) MVC
3 47 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (9.31%) ETL
5 38 (8.23%) Data Modelling
6 29 (6.28%) OO
7 28 (6.06%) Project Management
7 28 (6.06%) Migration
8 24 (5.19%) Unit Testing
9 23 (4.98%) Business Analysis
10 21 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (4.33%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (3.90%) Data Analysis
13 17 (3.68%) ITIL
13 17 (3.68%) UML
14 15 (3.25%) Software Engineering
15 14 (3.03%) CRM
15 14 (3.03%) TDD
16 13 (2.81%) Change Management
16 13 (2.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 230 (49.78%) SQL
2 183 (39.61%) C#
3 109 (23.59%) JavaScript
4 68 (14.72%) T-SQL
5 60 (12.99%) Java
6 37 (8.01%) VBA
7 26 (5.63%) VB
8 21 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 19 (4.11%) VBScript
10 18 (3.90%) C++
11 13 (2.81%) Perl
12 12 (2.60%) VB6
12 12 (2.60%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.30%) ABAP
14 6 (1.30%) C
15 5 (1.08%) XPath
16 4 (0.87%) X++
16 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.76%) Degree
2 22 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.30%) MCTS
5 5 (1.08%) MCP
6 4 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.65%) MCSD
7 3 (0.65%) CCNA
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) ISEB
8 2 (0.43%) MCITP
8 2 (0.43%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.30%) SLA
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.08%) RACF
3 5 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.65%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.65%) vSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) zsh
7 1 (0.22%) RHEV
7 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (0.87%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.87%) WSUS
1 4 (0.87%) SCCM
2 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.43%) Control-M
3 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.43%) Legato
3 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.43%) SCOM
3 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.22%) WMI
4 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 113 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 100 (21.65%) Oracle
3 24 (5.19%) Sybase
4 23 (4.98%) Business Objects
5 22 (4.76%) VMware
6 14 (3.03%) HP
7 11 (2.38%) IBM
8 10 (2.16%) SAP
9 9 (1.95%) Citrix
10 8 (1.73%) Lotus
11 7 (1.52%) Symantec
11 7 (1.52%) Informatica
11 7 (1.52%) Cognos
12 5 (1.08%) CA
13 4 (0.87%) EMC
13 4 (0.87%) Cisco
14 3 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.65%) Nintex
14 3 (0.65%) Tableau
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