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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 194 159 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.04% 6.47% 7.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.16% 30.87% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 84 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.36% -13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £24.85 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.20 £31.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
522 515 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.95% 20.95% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 239 208
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £15.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.60 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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 +6 80 £325 -3.70% 49
Edinburgh -5 72 £350 +16.66% 29
Renfrewshire -10 11 £346 -15.44%
Aberdeen +9 10 £300 - 12
West Lothian -3 3 £375 -11.70% 1
Stirling -9 2 £303 -37.94% 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 £388 -
Fife 0 1 - - 1
Midlothian - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 199 (48.54%) SQL
2 178 (43.41%) .NET
3 154 (37.56%) C#
4 102 (24.88%) Microsoft
5 101 (24.63%) Oracle
6 97 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 92 (22.44%) Finance
8 89 (21.71%) ASP.NET
9 79 (19.27%) Windows
10 74 (18.05%) JavaScript
11 71 (17.32%) HTML
12 66 (16.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 59 (14.39%) CSS
14 55 (13.41%) T-SQL
15 53 (12.93%) XML
15 53 (12.93%) SharePoint
15 53 (12.93%) SQL Server 2005
16 51 (12.44%) MVC
17 49 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 49 (11.95%) jQuery
18 47 (11.46%) Relational Database
19 45 (10.98%) ETL
20 44 (10.73%) Security Cleared
21 43 (10.49%) Web Services
22 42 (10.24%) Java
23 40 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
24 39 (9.51%) Performance Tuning
25 38 (9.27%) Oracle Database
25 38 (9.27%) IIS
25 38 (9.27%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 38 (9.27%) IIS
3 18 (4.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.17%) CMS
6 10 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.71%) MS Project Server
8 7 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.71%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.22%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.98%) Apache
11 4 (0.98%) SAS
12 3 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.49%) Lync
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 32 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.39%) MS Office
3 13 (3.17%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.71%) MS Project
5 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.66%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.54%) SAN
2 20 (4.88%) DNS
3 15 (3.66%) DHCP
4 12 (2.93%) HTTP
5 11 (2.68%) Firewall
6 8 (1.95%) Internet
7 7 (1.71%) Intranet
8 6 (1.46%) NAS
9 5 (1.22%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.22%) LAN
9 5 (1.22%) WAN
10 4 (0.98%) VPN
11 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.73%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.49%) SSL
13 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.24%) FTP
13 1 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 66 (16.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (12.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 49 (11.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (11.46%) Relational Database
6 40 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (9.27%) Oracle Database
8 34 (8.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 27 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (6.34%) RDBMS
11 20 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (2.93%) MS Access
14 10 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.71%) InterSystems Cache
15 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (1.46%) Oracle8/8i Database
17 5 (1.22%) MySQL
17 5 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
17 5 (1.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 35 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.39%) Subversion
3 9 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.46%) CppUnit
4 6 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.46%) GoogleTest
4 6 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.22%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.73%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.73%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.49%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.49%) NCrunch
7 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) ERwin
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.49%) JUnit
7 2 (0.49%) Maven
7 2 (0.49%) NetAdvantage
General
1 92 (22.44%) Finance
2 30 (7.32%) Banking
3 8 (1.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.73%) Aerospace
4 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.49%) Front Office
5 2 (0.49%) Advertising
5 2 (0.49%) Marketing
5 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.24%) Retail
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 219 (53.41%) Developer
2 64 (15.61%) .NET Developer
3 59 (14.39%) Analyst
4 30 (7.32%) Applications Support
5 28 (6.83%) C# Developer
6 27 (6.59%) DBA
7 26 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 25 (6.10%) SQL Developer
9 21 (5.12%) Applications Support Analyst
10 20 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (4.39%) Consultant
12 17 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
13 16 (3.90%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Developer
16 13 (3.17%) Lead Developer
17 12 (2.93%) Architect
17 12 (2.93%) Senior Developer
17 12 (2.93%) SQL DBA
18 11 (2.68%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (43.41%) .NET
2 89 (21.71%) ASP.NET
3 71 (17.32%) HTML
4 59 (14.39%) CSS
5 53 (12.93%) XML
6 49 (11.95%) jQuery
7 43 (10.49%) Web Services
8 29 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (6.10%) .NET Framework
10 24 (5.85%) WCF
11 17 (4.15%) HTML5
12 14 (3.41%) WPF
13 13 (3.17%) JSON
14 12 (2.93%) XSLT
14 12 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (2.68%) Hibernate
15 11 (2.68%) Middleware
15 11 (2.68%) SOAP
15 11 (2.68%) JSP
15 11 (2.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.39%) Clustering
2 15 (3.66%) Thin Client
2 15 (3.66%) Fat Client
3 13 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.20%) Replication
5 8 (1.95%) NHS
6 6 (1.46%) Open Source
7 5 (1.22%) PKI
8 4 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.73%) Equities
9 3 (0.73%) Derivative
9 3 (0.73%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.49%) Statistics
10 2 (0.49%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.24%) PMI
11 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 79 (19.27%) Windows
2 23 (5.61%) UNIX
2 23 (5.61%) Linux
3 17 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.41%) AIX
5 13 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.20%) Solaris
7 7 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.73%) HPUX
10 2 (0.49%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.44%) MVC
2 45 (10.98%) ETL
3 39 (9.51%) Performance Tuning
4 31 (7.56%) Data Modelling
5 30 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (6.83%) ITIL
7 26 (6.34%) OO
8 22 (5.37%) Unit Testing
9 21 (5.12%) Migration
10 20 (4.88%) TDD
11 17 (4.15%) Project Management
11 17 (4.15%) Investment Management
12 15 (3.66%) Service Management
12 15 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.66%) Scrum
12 15 (3.66%) Workflow
12 15 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.41%) Web Development
14 13 (3.17%) Data Management
15 12 (2.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 199 (48.54%) SQL
2 154 (37.56%) C#
3 74 (18.05%) JavaScript
4 55 (13.41%) T-SQL
5 42 (10.24%) Java
6 35 (8.54%) PL/SQL
7 25 (6.10%) VBA
8 19 (4.63%) VB
9 14 (3.41%) C++
10 13 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.93%) Perl
12 11 (2.68%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.44%) C
13 10 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.46%) VBScript
15 3 (0.73%) PHP
15 3 (0.73%) AWK
15 3 (0.73%) VB6
15 3 (0.73%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.07%) Degree
4 15 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.46%) MCTS
6 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) MCSE
8 2 (0.49%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) OCP
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) MCSD
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
9 1 (0.24%) MCPD
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.41%) SLA
2 8 (1.95%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.93%) VMware ESX
3 12 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.73%) KVM
5 3 (0.73%) RHEV
5 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.49%) XenApp
6 2 (0.49%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (3.17%) Netcool
1 13 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (1.95%) Data Guard
3 7 (1.71%) SCCM
4 5 (1.22%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.73%) Control-M
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
6 2 (0.49%) SCOM
6 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) Legato
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 102 (24.88%) Microsoft
2 101 (24.63%) Oracle
3 28 (6.83%) Sybase
4 25 (6.10%) HP
5 21 (5.12%) Citrix
6 20 (4.88%) VMware
7 18 (4.39%) IBM
8 11 (2.68%) Cognos
9 10 (2.44%) AppSense
10 7 (1.71%) Google
10 7 (1.71%) Veritas
10 7 (1.71%) Informatica
11 5 (1.22%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.22%) SAP
11 5 (1.22%) InterSystems
11 5 (1.22%) Nintex
12 4 (0.98%) Remedy
12 4 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.98%) GoldenSource
12 4 (0.98%) Cisco
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