The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 224 256 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.37% 10.60% 7.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.79% 47.76% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 133 97
Average daily rate £318 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.24 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -50.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +6.79%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
563 536 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.05% 22.20% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 275 267
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.97%
SQL Server
UK

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +3 85 £310 -8.14% 16
Edinburgh -12 65 £315 +10.52% 13
Renfrewshire +5 17 £324 -23.88%
Aberdeen -7 11 £375 +15.38% 4
Dundee +6 10 £263 +16.66%
Stirling -6 8 £363 -14.70% 3
West Lothian -5 4 £288 +21.05%
Fife +4 2 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 £275 -
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 196 (49.37%) SQL
2 155 (39.04%) .NET
3 140 (35.26%) C#
4 118 (29.72%) Microsoft
5 105 (26.45%) Oracle
6 96 (24.18%) Windows
7 80 (20.15%) ASP.NET
8 78 (19.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (19.40%) Finance
10 76 (19.14%) JavaScript
11 72 (18.14%) HTML
12 71 (17.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 54 (13.60%) MVC
13 54 (13.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 53 (13.35%) XML
15 52 (13.10%) CSS
15 52 (13.10%) jQuery
16 51 (12.85%) Security Cleared
16 51 (12.85%) Relational Database
17 48 (12.09%) Oracle Database
17 48 (12.09%) ETL
18 47 (11.84%) T-SQL
18 47 (11.84%) SC Cleared
19 41 (10.33%) SQL Server 2000
20 40 (10.08%) SharePoint
21 39 (9.82%) Java
22 37 (9.32%) Linux
22 37 (9.32%) OO
23 36 (9.07%) IIS
23 36 (9.07%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 40 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.07%) IIS
3 18 (4.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (3.78%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.77%) CMS
5 11 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.76%) MS Project Server
7 7 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.51%) Apache
9 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.26%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.26%) NServiceBus
10 4 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 32 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.28%) MS Office
3 10 (2.52%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.52%) MS Project
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.30%) SAN
2 19 (4.79%) Firewall
3 13 (3.27%) DNS
4 12 (3.02%) NAS
5 10 (2.52%) DHCP
6 6 (1.51%) HTTP
6 6 (1.51%) Intranet
6 6 (1.51%) Internet
7 3 (0.76%) LAN
7 3 (0.76%) VPN
8 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.50%) WAN
9 1 (0.25%) Wireless
9 1 (0.25%) MPLS
9 1 (0.25%) SMTP
9 1 (0.25%) PBX
9 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (19.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 71 (17.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 54 (13.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (12.85%) Relational Database
5 48 (12.09%) Oracle Database
6 41 (10.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 36 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (7.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (7.30%) RDBMS
12 18 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (2.77%) Oracle OWB
15 9 (2.27%) MS Access
16 7 (1.76%) MySQL
17 5 (1.26%) Data Mining
18 4 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
19 3 (0.76%) SAP BI
19 3 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 21 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.78%) Subversion
3 12 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.51%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.01%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.76%) NUnit
7 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.50%) JIRA
7 2 (0.50%) Maven
7 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.50%) JUnit
7 2 (0.50%) ERwin
7 2 (0.50%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.50%) Xcode
7 2 (0.50%) NetAdvantage
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.25%) Mockito
General
1 77 (19.40%) Finance
2 21 (5.29%) Banking
3 7 (1.76%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.50%) Advertising
6 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Front Office
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 198 (49.87%) Developer
2 60 (15.11%) .NET Developer
3 59 (14.86%) Analyst
4 28 (7.05%) DBA
5 24 (6.05%) C# Developer
6 17 (4.28%) Consultant
6 17 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (4.28%) SQL Developer
7 16 (4.03%) SharePoint Developer
7 16 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (3.78%) Administrator
9 14 (3.53%) SQL DBA
9 14 (3.53%) Applications Support
10 13 (3.27%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.27%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.27%) Web Developer
11 12 (3.02%) Applications Support Analyst
11 12 (3.02%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.02%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.77%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (39.04%) .NET
2 80 (20.15%) ASP.NET
3 72 (18.14%) HTML
4 53 (13.35%) XML
5 52 (13.10%) CSS
5 52 (13.10%) jQuery
6 34 (8.56%) Web Services
7 30 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (6.80%) .NET Framework
9 23 (5.79%) HTML5
10 18 (4.53%) XSLT
11 17 (4.28%) WCF
12 13 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 12 (3.02%) CSS3
13 12 (3.02%) JSON
14 11 (2.77%) Ajax
15 10 (2.52%) SOAP
15 10 (2.52%) XHTML
16 9 (2.27%) Classic ASP
16 9 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.29%) Clustering
2 13 (3.27%) Replication
2 13 (3.27%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.27%) Thin Client
3 9 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.76%) NHS
5 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.26%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.26%) Open Source
6 5 (1.26%) PKI
7 4 (1.01%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.01%) Social Network
8 3 (0.76%) Equities
8 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) GIS
8 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.50%) Derivative
9 2 (0.50%) Statistics
9 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 96 (24.18%) Windows
2 37 (9.32%) Linux
3 32 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.79%) Windows XP
5 23 (5.79%) Solaris
6 22 (5.54%) UNIX
7 19 (4.79%) AIX
8 13 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.51%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.76%) HPUX
12 2 (0.50%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.60%) MVC
2 48 (12.09%) ETL
3 37 (9.32%) OO
4 36 (9.07%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (7.81%) Migration
6 28 (7.05%) Performance Tuning
7 22 (5.54%) ITIL
8 21 (5.29%) Service Management
9 20 (5.04%) Data Modelling
10 19 (4.79%) Web Development
11 18 (4.53%) Unit Testing
12 17 (4.28%) TDD
13 16 (4.03%) Project Management
13 16 (4.03%) Change Management
13 16 (4.03%) Scrum
14 15 (3.78%) Investment Management
14 15 (3.78%) Data Migration
15 12 (3.02%) Software Distribution
15 12 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (3.02%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (49.37%) SQL
2 140 (35.26%) C#
3 76 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 47 (11.84%) T-SQL
5 39 (9.82%) Java
6 28 (7.05%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.54%) VB
8 18 (4.53%) Shell Script
9 17 (4.28%) VBA
10 10 (2.52%) Perl
11 8 (2.02%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.02%) C++
12 7 (1.76%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.76%) VBScript
13 6 (1.51%) XPath
13 6 (1.51%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.51%) C
14 5 (1.26%) XQuery
15 4 (1.01%) PHP
16 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.05%) Degree
4 7 (1.76%) ISEB
5 6 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) OCP
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.79%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.51%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.26%) XenApp
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.76%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) RHEV
8 2 (0.50%) KVM
8 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (6.55%) Netcool
2 22 (5.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (3.02%) SCCM
3 12 (3.02%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.01%) WSUS
6 3 (0.76%) Control-M
6 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Legato
8 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 118 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 105 (26.45%) Oracle
3 35 (8.82%) HP
4 30 (7.56%) Sybase
5 25 (6.30%) IBM
6 24 (6.05%) VMware
7 15 (3.78%) Citrix
7 15 (3.78%) Veritas
8 14 (3.53%) Cognos
8 14 (3.53%) Business Objects
9 13 (3.27%) SAP
10 10 (2.52%) CA
11 7 (1.76%) AppSense
12 6 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.26%) EMC
14 4 (1.01%) Dell
14 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.76%) InterSystems
15 3 (0.76%) Remedy
16 2 (0.50%) Twitter
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