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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
Rank 14 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 149 210 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.13% 8.14% 11.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.82% 36.02% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 124 183
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £27.91 £35.96 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.37% +41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £25.19 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.72 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.00%

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
394 583 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.14% 22.59% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 342 327
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

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 16 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +13 66 £369 +13.46% 19
Edinburgh -5 50 £350 -6.66% 20
West Lothian -2 13 £350 +7.69% 4
Renfrewshire +2 9 £320 -9.85%
Aberdeen - 5 £295 - 1
Aberdeenshire -1 1 £450 +5.88%
Dundee -3 1 £205 -31.66% 1
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 - 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 159 (52.30%) SQL
2 117 (38.49%) Microsoft
3 104 (34.21%) .NET
4 100 (32.89%) C#
5 79 (25.99%) JavaScript
6 75 (24.67%) Windows
7 68 (22.37%) ASP.NET
8 65 (21.38%) Active Directory
9 59 (19.41%) Oracle
10 55 (18.09%) VMware
10 55 (18.09%) T-SQL
11 53 (17.43%) Security Cleared
12 50 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (16.12%) MVC
14 48 (15.79%) CSS
15 46 (15.13%) HTML
15 46 (15.13%) jQuery
15 46 (15.13%) Windows Server
16 45 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 45 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (14.14%) ITIL
18 39 (12.83%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 38 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 38 (12.50%) SC Cleared
20 37 (12.17%) PowerShell
20 37 (12.17%) MS Excel
21 36 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
22 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET 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 14 (4.61%) IIS
2 13 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.30%) CMS
6 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.99%) Jadu
8 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.66%) Confluence
9 2 (0.66%) JBoss
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.66%) SAS
9 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.29%) SAP BPC
1 10 (3.29%) SAP MII
2 8 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.64%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.66%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.33%) Maximo
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.97%) IaaS
3 3 (0.99%) GitHub
3 3 (0.99%) Office 365
4 2 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.20%) SAN
2 28 (9.21%) DNS
3 23 (7.57%) DHCP
4 21 (6.91%) Firewall
5 13 (4.28%) NAS
6 11 (3.62%) VSAN
7 10 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.29%) VPN
8 7 (2.30%) HTTP
8 7 (2.30%) IPsec
8 7 (2.30%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.30%) WAN
9 6 (1.97%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.97%) Internet
10 4 (1.32%) LAN
11 3 (0.99%) VLAN
12 2 (0.66%) Intranet
12 2 (0.66%) LDAP
12 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (12.83%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (9.87%) Relational Database
5 28 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (7.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (3.62%) MySQL
9 10 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (3.29%) MaxDB
9 10 (3.29%) SAP BW
10 9 (2.96%) QlikView
11 8 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.63%) Power BI
11 8 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (7.24%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.28%) JIRA
3 13 (4.28%) Selenium
4 12 (3.95%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.29%) NWDI
6 8 (2.63%) YouTrack
7 7 (2.30%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.97%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.32%) Maven
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.32%) Subversion
10 3 (0.99%) Moq
10 3 (0.99%) NUnit
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
General
1 30 (9.87%) Finance
2 12 (3.95%) Banking
3 6 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.99%) Law
4 3 (0.99%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Back Office
5 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (40.79%) Developer
2 57 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 37 (12.17%) Analyst
4 30 (9.87%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 19 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (4.93%) Administrator
8 14 (4.61%) Applications Support
8 14 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.28%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (3.95%) Applications Developer
10 12 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
10 12 (3.95%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (3.62%) Consultant
11 11 (3.62%) DBA
12 10 (3.29%) Architect
12 10 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.29%) ETL Developer
13 9 (2.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (34.21%) .NET
2 68 (22.37%) ASP.NET
3 48 (15.79%) CSS
4 46 (15.13%) HTML
4 46 (15.13%) jQuery
5 35 (11.51%) .NET Framework
5 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (8.55%) AngularJS
7 17 (5.59%) Entity Framework
8 15 (4.93%) XML
9 14 (4.61%) Web Services
10 12 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (3.95%) WCF
11 11 (3.62%) HTML5
12 10 (3.29%) CSS3
12 10 (3.29%) Middleware
12 10 (3.29%) SAP Basis
13 9 (2.96%) RESTful
14 8 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.26%) Clustering
2 16 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.28%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.96%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.97%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.97%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.64%) CESG
7 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.32%) Replication
8 4 (1.32%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.99%) RIA
9 3 (0.99%) VLE
10 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 75 (24.67%) Windows
2 46 (15.13%) Windows Server
3 38 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (9.87%) Linux
5 24 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.61%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.96%) Android
8 9 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.96%) Solaris
8 9 (2.96%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.97%) Windows Phone
10 5 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.99%) Unix
12 2 (0.66%) AIX
12 2 (0.66%) CentOS
12 2 (0.66%) MVS
12 2 (0.66%) VMS
13 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (16.12%) MVC
3 45 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (14.14%) ITIL
5 23 (7.57%) ETL
6 21 (6.91%) Configuration Management
6 21 (6.91%) OO
6 21 (6.91%) Scrum
7 19 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.25%) Migration
7 19 (6.25%) Web Development
8 17 (5.59%) Release Management
9 14 (4.61%) Server Building
9 14 (4.61%) TDD
9 14 (4.61%) Virtual Environments
10 13 (4.28%) Software Distribution
10 13 (4.28%) Unit Testing
11 12 (3.95%) Data Modelling
11 12 (3.95%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 159 (52.30%) SQL
2 100 (32.89%) C#
3 79 (25.99%) JavaScript
4 55 (18.09%) T-SQL
5 37 (12.17%) PowerShell
6 30 (9.87%) Java
7 19 (6.25%) VB
7 19 (6.25%) VBA
8 13 (4.28%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.29%) C++
10 9 (2.96%) Python
10 9 (2.96%) VB6
11 7 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.97%) Jython
13 5 (1.64%) PHP
14 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.66%) COBOL
15 2 (0.66%) Perl
16 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.24%) Degree
5 15 (4.93%) MCSE
6 11 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.96%) MCSA
8 4 (1.32%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) MCTS
9 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.99%) MCAD
9 3 (0.99%) MCSD
10 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (21.38%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.91%) vSphere
4 13 (4.28%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.30%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.30%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (1.97%) XenApp
8 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.33%) NFS
9 1 (0.33%) Samba
9 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.62%) PowerCLI
1 11 (3.62%) vRealize
2 10 (3.29%) Puppet
3 7 (2.30%) Netcool
3 7 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.30%) SCCM
3 7 (2.30%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.97%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.97%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.97%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.97%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.64%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.32%) Ansible
6 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.32%) SCOM
6 4 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (38.49%) Microsoft
2 59 (19.41%) Oracle
3 55 (18.09%) VMware
4 34 (11.18%) Citrix
5 17 (5.59%) HP
6 13 (4.28%) Veritas
7 11 (3.62%) Cisco
8 10 (3.29%) CA
8 10 (3.29%) Dell
8 10 (3.29%) SAP
8 10 (3.29%) Sybase
9 9 (2.96%) ILOG
10 8 (2.63%) AppSense
11 7 (2.30%) Apple
12 6 (1.97%) BMC
12 6 (1.97%) Cognos
12 6 (1.97%) IBM
12 6 (1.97%) Symantec
13 5 (1.64%) Infor
14 4 (1.32%) DevExpress
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
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Rate: £13.59 - £18.19 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £13.59 - £18.19 per hour
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