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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 234 206 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.05% 7.07% 8.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.46% 33.83% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 118 114
Median daily rate £333 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -26.72%
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
593 609 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.40% 20.90% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 323 297
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £29.80 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £23.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -28.12%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -3 76 £350 +16.66% 19
Renfrewshire -4 72 £321 -8.42% 2
Glasgow -1 63 £325 - 39
Stirling +5 4 £350 - 1
West Lothian +5 2 £325 +11.58%
Aberdeen 0 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Fife +1 1 £320 -5.18%
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
Moray - 1 £420 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £315 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 207 (48.14%) Microsoft
2 188 (43.72%) SQL
3 169 (39.30%) Windows
4 123 (28.60%) .NET
5 118 (27.44%) Active Directory
6 110 (25.58%) Windows Server
7 109 (25.35%) PowerShell
8 108 (25.12%) C#
9 93 (21.63%) Oracle
10 86 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 84 (19.53%) MS Excel
12 78 (18.14%) Finance
13 77 (17.91%) VMware
14 73 (16.98%) JavaScript
15 72 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 68 (15.81%) Citrix
17 67 (15.58%) DNS
17 67 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
18 66 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 64 (14.88%) SC Cleared
19 64 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 63 (14.65%) ASP.NET
20 63 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
21 62 (14.42%) CSS
21 62 (14.42%) ITIL
21 62 (14.42%) T-SQL
22 61 (14.19%) .NET Framework
23 60 (13.95%) HTML
23 60 (13.95%) HP
23 60 (13.95%) MVC

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 36 (8.37%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.91%) IIS
3 32 (7.44%) MS Exchange
3 32 (7.44%) OpenStack
4 21 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.79%) Apache
7 12 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.56%) NServiceBus
8 11 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.33%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.33%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.40%) CICS
12 5 (1.16%) ColdFusion
12 5 (1.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 84 (19.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.16%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Project
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.72%) Office 365
3 7 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) Heroku
4 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (15.58%) DNS
2 55 (12.79%) DHCP
3 51 (11.86%) SAN
4 25 (5.81%) Firewall
5 15 (3.49%) NetScaler
6 14 (3.26%) HTTP
7 13 (3.02%) Internet
8 11 (2.56%) SSL
8 11 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.33%) LDAP
10 9 (2.09%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.09%) NAS
11 8 (1.86%) HTTPS
11 8 (1.86%) Network Security
12 7 (1.63%) SMTP
12 7 (1.63%) VPN
13 5 (1.16%) LAN
13 5 (1.16%) SSH
13 5 (1.16%) WAN
13 5 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 54 (12.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (6.98%) Oracle Database
6 29 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (6.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (5.58%) Relational Database
10 20 (4.65%) RDBMS
11 17 (3.95%) MySQL
12 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (2.79%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (2.09%) MS Access
15 9 (2.09%) OLTP
15 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (6.28%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.49%) JUnit
4 10 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.09%) Subversion
6 8 (1.86%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.63%) Fiddler
8 6 (1.40%) JBehave
8 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.40%) MSI
9 5 (1.16%) Cobertura
9 5 (1.16%) JIRA
9 5 (1.16%) NetBeans
9 5 (1.16%) Selenium
9 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.93%) Maven
10 4 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.70%) CruiseControl
General
1 78 (18.14%) Finance
2 14 (3.26%) Banking
3 5 (1.16%) Back Office
3 5 (1.16%) Retail
4 4 (0.93%) Front Office
4 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Law
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (34.88%) Developer
2 52 (12.09%) .NET Developer
3 31 (7.21%) Analyst
4 30 (6.98%) Architect
5 29 (6.74%) DBA
6 27 (6.28%) SQL Developer
7 23 (5.35%) C# Developer
7 23 (5.35%) SQL DBA
8 19 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (4.19%) Administrator
9 18 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 18 (4.19%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 16 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.26%) Test Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) Web Developer
13 11 (2.56%) Applications Developer
13 11 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (2.56%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.56%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (28.60%) .NET
2 63 (14.65%) ASP.NET
3 62 (14.42%) CSS
4 61 (14.19%) .NET Framework
5 60 (13.95%) HTML
6 40 (9.30%) jQuery
7 35 (8.14%) Entity Framework
8 30 (6.98%) HTML5
8 30 (6.98%) XML
9 29 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (6.51%) Middleware
11 25 (5.81%) Web Services
12 22 (5.12%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.49%) CSS3
14 13 (3.02%) JSON
14 13 (3.02%) Spring
14 13 (3.02%) XSLT
15 12 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (2.56%) MSMQ
16 11 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.23%) Clustering
2 25 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.02%) User Experience
6 12 (2.79%) Replication
7 9 (2.09%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.63%) PKI
10 6 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.93%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 169 (39.30%) Windows
2 110 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 72 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (13.49%) Linux
6 22 (5.12%) Solaris
7 21 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.19%) AIX
9 17 (3.95%) HPUX
9 17 (3.95%) Unix
10 11 (2.56%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.63%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.16%) Android
15 3 (0.70%) Debian
15 3 (0.70%) SUSE
15 3 (0.70%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.23%) MVS
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.42%) ITIL
2 60 (13.95%) MVC
3 49 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (8.14%) Migration
5 32 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (6.51%) ETL
7 27 (6.28%) OO
7 27 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (6.05%) Web Development
9 22 (5.12%) High Availability
10 21 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.42%) Application Packaging
12 18 (4.19%) Scrum
13 17 (3.95%) Risk Management
14 16 (3.72%) Content Management
14 16 (3.72%) Test Scripting
15 14 (3.26%) Workflow
16 13 (3.02%) Configuration Management
16 13 (3.02%) Project Management
16 13 (3.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 188 (43.72%) SQL
2 109 (25.35%) PowerShell
3 108 (25.12%) C#
4 73 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 62 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 50 (11.63%) Java
7 46 (10.70%) VBScript
8 20 (4.65%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.26%) Python
10 11 (2.56%) PHP
11 10 (2.33%) C++
11 10 (2.33%) VB
12 8 (1.86%) C
12 8 (1.86%) Jython
13 7 (1.63%) VB6
14 6 (1.40%) Perl
15 5 (1.16%) COBOL
15 5 (1.16%) PL/1
16 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.77%) Degree
4 20 (4.65%) MCSA
5 19 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (4.19%) MCSE
7 15 (3.49%) MCP
7 15 (3.49%) MCTS
8 9 (2.09%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.86%) BC Cleared
10 7 (1.63%) MCITP
11 5 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.93%) OCP
13 3 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.72%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.16%) SLA
4 4 (0.93%) QA
5 3 (0.70%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.23%) EMIR
System Software
1 118 (27.44%) Active Directory
2 63 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.14%) XenApp
4 29 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.42%) vSphere
6 17 (3.95%) Terminal Services
7 13 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.33%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.47%) KVM
13 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.23%) Docker
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.23%) NFS
14 1 (0.23%) RHEV
14 1 (0.23%) Xen
14 1 (0.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 18 (4.19%) SCCM
1 18 (4.19%) WSUS
2 17 (3.95%) SCOM
3 15 (3.49%) Puppet
4 13 (3.02%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 8 (1.86%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.16%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.93%) Ansible
9 4 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.93%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.70%) Cacti
10 3 (0.70%) Munin
10 3 (0.70%) Nagios
10 3 (0.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 207 (48.14%) Microsoft
2 93 (21.63%) Oracle
3 77 (17.91%) VMware
4 68 (15.81%) Citrix
5 60 (13.95%) HP
6 16 (3.72%) AppSense
6 16 (3.72%) Symantec
7 14 (3.26%) CA
7 14 (3.26%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.33%) Ab Initio
9 8 (1.86%) BMC
9 8 (1.86%) Dell
9 8 (1.86%) Sybase
10 7 (1.63%) Nintex
10 7 (1.63%) SAP
11 5 (1.16%) IBM
12 4 (0.93%) 3PAR
12 4 (0.93%) arcserve
12 4 (0.93%) NetApp
12 4 (0.93%) Sun
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