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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 172 221 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.61% 6.81% 8.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.50% 36.53% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 136 142
Median daily rate £320 £350 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +3.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Median hourly rate £42.00 £12.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.00% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £12.50 £147.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
SQL Server
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
564 605 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.96% 18.63% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 325 296
Median daily rate £350 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £24.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.69% +39.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £11.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £65.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 58 £350 -0.70% 12
Renfrewshire +6 47 £297 -13.81% 2
Glasgow -10 45 £323 -7.85% 15
South Lanarkshire 0 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £155 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £371 - 1
Stirling +1 1 £425 -5.55%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £115 -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 191 (47.28%) SQL
2 172 (42.57%) Microsoft
3 140 (34.65%) Windows
4 123 (30.45%) C#
5 121 (29.95%) Active Directory
6 115 (28.47%) .NET
7 105 (25.99%) Security Cleared
8 99 (24.50%) PowerShell
9 96 (23.76%) Windows Server
10 90 (22.28%) ITIL
11 88 (21.78%) JavaScript
12 82 (20.30%) Oracle
13 80 (19.80%) Citrix
14 75 (18.56%) VMware
15 73 (18.07%) MS Excel
15 73 (18.07%) SC Cleared
16 72 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 72 (17.82%) Java
17 62 (15.35%) DNS
18 61 (15.10%) jQuery
19 60 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 59 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 58 (14.36%) HP
22 57 (14.11%) T-SQL
23 55 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 51 (12.62%) SAN
24 51 (12.62%) VBScript
25 50 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 49 (12.13%) DHCP

SQL Server
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 32 (7.92%) IIS
2 28 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.44%) OpenStack
4 25 (6.19%) MS Exchange
5 16 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.47%) Apache
7 14 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.47%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.23%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.73%) CMS
12 6 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.99%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.99%) JBoss
13 4 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.73%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.74%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.21%) Office 365
2 16 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.99%) IaaS
4 4 (0.99%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) GitHub
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (15.35%) DNS
2 51 (12.62%) SAN
3 49 (12.13%) DHCP
4 17 (4.21%) Firewall
5 15 (3.71%) NetScaler
6 13 (3.22%) VPN
7 12 (2.97%) SSL
8 10 (2.48%) Network Security
9 9 (2.23%) HTTP
9 9 (2.23%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.98%) Internet
11 7 (1.73%) SMTP
12 6 (1.49%) LAN
12 6 (1.49%) LDAP
12 6 (1.49%) WAN
12 6 (1.49%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.24%) SSH
14 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.99%) NAS
15 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 50 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (11.39%) Relational Database
4 41 (10.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (5.69%) MySQL
9 20 (4.95%) RDBMS
10 19 (4.70%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.71%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.98%) MS Access
13 8 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.73%) DTS
14 7 (1.73%) OLAP
15 6 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.49%) DB2
15 6 (1.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 26 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (5.69%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.96%) JUnit
4 11 (2.72%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.48%) Subversion
6 8 (1.98%) Fiddler
6 8 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.73%) Maven
7 7 (1.73%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (1.49%) JBehave
8 6 (1.49%) JIRA
8 6 (1.49%) Selenium
9 4 (0.99%) Cobertura
9 4 (0.99%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.99%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.99%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.74%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.74%) Hudson
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (11.14%) Finance
2 13 (3.22%) Banking
3 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
3 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.74%) Front Office
4 3 (0.74%) Law
5 2 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (34.90%) Developer
2 44 (10.89%) .NET Developer
3 35 (8.66%) SQL Developer
4 33 (8.17%) Analyst
5 23 (5.69%) Support Engineer
6 22 (5.45%) Applications Developer
7 20 (4.95%) Architect
8 19 (4.70%) Administrator
8 19 (4.70%) Applications Support
8 19 (4.70%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.70%) DBA
8 19 (4.70%) Java Developer
9 14 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (2.97%) SQL DBA
10 12 (2.97%) Test Analyst
10 12 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
11 11 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (2.72%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (28.47%) .NET
2 61 (15.10%) jQuery
3 47 (11.63%) ASP.NET
4 46 (11.39%) HTML
5 40 (9.90%) CSS
6 39 (9.65%) .NET Framework
7 37 (9.16%) XML
8 22 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 22 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (5.20%) Entity Framework
10 20 (4.95%) HTML5
11 18 (4.46%) Web Services
12 16 (3.96%) Middleware
13 15 (3.71%) SOAP
13 15 (3.71%) Spring
13 15 (3.71%) XSLT
14 14 (3.47%) JSON
15 9 (2.23%) CSS3
15 9 (2.23%) Hibernate
15 9 (2.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.41%) Clustering
2 25 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 18 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.97%) Data Integration
6 12 (2.97%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.97%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.98%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.98%) CESG
7 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.98%) Replication
8 7 (1.73%) PKI
9 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.24%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.74%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (34.65%) Windows
2 96 (23.76%) Windows Server
3 72 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (8.91%) Linux
6 17 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.22%) Unix
8 12 (2.97%) Solaris
9 10 (2.48%) Android
9 10 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.23%) Windows Phone
11 7 (1.73%) AIX
11 7 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.73%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.24%) HPUX
13 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.74%) Debian
14 3 (0.74%) SUSE
15 2 (0.50%) VMS
16 1 (0.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.28%) ITIL
2 47 (11.63%) MVC
3 43 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (7.43%) Migration
6 29 (7.18%) Release Management
7 27 (6.68%) ETL
8 26 (6.44%) High Availability
9 25 (6.19%) Unit Testing
10 23 (5.69%) Test Scripting
10 23 (5.69%) Web Development
10 23 (5.69%) Workflow
11 21 (5.20%) Application Packaging
11 21 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (4.70%) OO
13 18 (4.46%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.21%) CRM
15 15 (3.71%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.71%) ITIL V3
15 15 (3.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 191 (47.28%) SQL
2 123 (30.45%) C#
3 99 (24.50%) PowerShell
4 88 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 72 (17.82%) Java
6 57 (14.11%) T-SQL
7 51 (12.62%) VBScript
8 24 (5.94%) VBA
9 22 (5.45%) VB
10 19 (4.70%) VB.NET
11 18 (4.46%) C++
12 12 (2.97%) VB6
13 11 (2.72%) PHP
14 10 (2.48%) Python
15 7 (1.73%) C
16 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.24%) Perl
17 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.74%) Jython
19 2 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 105 (25.99%) Security Cleared
2 73 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 55 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.66%) Degree
5 19 (4.70%) MCSE
6 14 (3.47%) MCSA
7 12 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.72%) MCTS
9 8 (1.98%) BC Cleared
9 8 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.98%) MCP
10 7 (1.73%) MCITP
11 5 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.99%) OCP
13 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.25%) CCNA
14 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.25%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.24%) SLA
3 4 (0.99%) QA
4 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) Basel III
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 121 (29.95%) Active Directory
2 59 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (8.91%) XenApp
4 33 (8.17%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.70%) Terminal Services
6 18 (4.46%) XenDesktop
7 17 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.71%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.97%) vSphere
10 6 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.50%) KVM
13 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.50%) zsh
14 1 (0.25%) Docker
14 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.25%) RHEV
14 1 (0.25%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 28 (6.93%) Microsoft Clustering
2 18 (4.46%) WSUS
3 14 (3.47%) SCOM
4 13 (3.22%) Puppet
5 12 (2.97%) SCCM
6 9 (2.23%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.73%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.24%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.99%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.74%) Cacti
12 3 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 3 (0.74%) Munin
12 3 (0.74%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 172 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 82 (20.30%) Oracle
3 80 (19.80%) Citrix
4 75 (18.56%) VMware
5 58 (14.36%) HP
6 18 (4.46%) AppSense
7 17 (4.21%) IBM
8 14 (3.47%) CA
8 14 (3.47%) Symantec
9 12 (2.97%) ILOG
10 11 (2.72%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.23%) Apple
11 9 (2.23%) NetApp
11 9 (2.23%) Nintex
12 7 (1.73%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.73%) Talend
13 6 (1.49%) Ab Initio
13 6 (1.49%) Cisco
13 6 (1.49%) Cognos
13 6 (1.49%) Samsung
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