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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 265 166 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.53% 6.72% 8.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.13% 32.94% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 77 97
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£349 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £271 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £32.85 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £35.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
629 504 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.63% 20.40% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 218 226
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +75.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +12 105 £375 +15.38% 45
Edinburgh +8 96 £350 - 28
Aberdeen +3 14 £331 +10.41% 13
Stirling -7 5 £303 -45.00%
Highlands - 5 £135 -
West Lothian -1 2 £403 +3.93% 3
Dundee +6 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £350 - 2
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 218 (49.43%) SQL
2 200 (45.35%) .NET
3 159 (36.05%) C#
4 127 (28.80%) Oracle
5 123 (27.89%) Microsoft
6 110 (24.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 100 (22.68%) Finance
8 95 (21.54%) ASP.NET
9 83 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 77 (17.46%) Windows
11 74 (16.78%) SharePoint
12 66 (14.97%) T-SQL
13 65 (14.74%) HTML
14 64 (14.51%) JavaScript
15 63 (14.29%) XML
16 61 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 61 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
17 56 (12.70%) Visual Studio
18 52 (11.79%) CSS
19 51 (11.56%) Relational Database
20 46 (10.43%) Java
21 45 (10.20%) ETL
21 45 (10.20%) MVC
22 44 (9.98%) MS Excel
23 43 (9.75%) jQuery
24 42 (9.52%) VBA
25 40 (9.07%) Banking
26 39 (8.84%) PL/SQL
26 39 (8.84%) Performance Tuning
27 38 (8.62%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (16.78%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.48%) IIS
3 23 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (3.40%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.95%) CMS
7 12 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.27%) MS Project Server
9 9 (2.04%) SAS
10 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.91%) Apache
13 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.45%) Lync
14 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.76%) MS Office
3 14 (3.17%) InfoPath
4 10 (2.27%) MS Project
5 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.72%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.13%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.23%) assyst
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.90%) SAN
2 20 (4.54%) DNS
3 18 (4.08%) HTTP
4 17 (3.85%) Firewall
5 13 (2.95%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.95%) DHCP
6 12 (2.72%) Internet
7 7 (1.59%) LAN
7 7 (1.59%) WAN
8 6 (1.36%) Intranet
9 5 (1.13%) VPN
10 3 (0.68%) VoIP
10 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.68%) NAS
10 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.45%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.45%) SSL
12 1 (0.23%) MPLS
12 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (24.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 83 (18.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (11.56%) Relational Database
5 37 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (7.71%) Oracle Database
7 33 (7.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (6.80%) RDBMS
9 22 (4.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (3.40%) MS Access
12 15 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.59%) MySQL
13 7 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
14 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.36%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 5 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
15 5 (1.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 56 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.17%) Subversion
3 11 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.81%) GoogleTest
4 8 (1.81%) CppUnit
5 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.68%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.45%) NCrunch
8 2 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.45%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.45%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.45%) PVCS
8 2 (0.45%) JUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.45%) Toad
8 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 100 (22.68%) Finance
2 40 (9.07%) Banking
3 7 (1.59%) Back Office
4 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.91%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.45%) Marketing
6 2 (0.45%) Retail
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 248 (56.24%) Developer
2 86 (19.50%) .NET Developer
3 71 (16.10%) Analyst
4 44 (9.98%) SQL Developer
5 27 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 27 (6.12%) Applications Support
6 26 (5.90%) C# Developer
7 25 (5.67%) DBA
8 21 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
9 20 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (4.54%) Consultant
9 20 (4.54%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.54%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (3.40%) Lead Developer
11 13 (2.95%) Software Developer
12 12 (2.72%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.72%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (2.72%) Architect
13 11 (2.49%) SQL DBA
13 11 (2.49%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (45.35%) .NET
2 95 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 65 (14.74%) HTML
4 63 (14.29%) XML
5 52 (11.79%) CSS
6 43 (9.75%) jQuery
7 38 (8.62%) Web Services
8 30 (6.80%) .NET Framework
9 26 (5.90%) WCF
10 24 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (3.85%) WinForms
11 17 (3.85%) JSP
12 16 (3.63%) STL
12 16 (3.63%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.40%) HTML5
14 14 (3.17%) WPF
14 14 (3.17%) JSON
15 13 (2.95%) EJB
15 13 (2.95%) Servlets
16 12 (2.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.17%) Clustering
3 13 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.49%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.59%) NHS
6 6 (1.36%) Replication
7 5 (1.13%) Equities
7 5 (1.13%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.68%) Open Source
8 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.45%) User Experience
9 2 (0.45%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.45%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.45%) Derivative
9 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.23%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.46%) Windows
2 21 (4.76%) UNIX
3 19 (4.31%) Linux
4 17 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.04%) AIX
6 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.91%) Solaris
9 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.68%) HPUX
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.23%) Android
11 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (10.20%) ETL
2 45 (10.20%) MVC
3 39 (8.84%) Performance Tuning
4 38 (8.62%) Data Modelling
5 31 (7.03%) ITIL
6 29 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (6.58%) Workflow
7 25 (5.67%) Migration
8 22 (4.99%) Project Management
8 22 (4.99%) Web Development
9 21 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 21 (4.76%) TDD
9 21 (4.76%) OO
10 18 (4.08%) Scrum
11 17 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
12 14 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.95%) Service Management
13 13 (2.95%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (49.43%) SQL
2 159 (36.05%) C#
3 66 (14.97%) T-SQL
4 64 (14.51%) JavaScript
5 46 (10.43%) Java
6 42 (9.52%) VBA
7 39 (8.84%) PL/SQL
8 23 (5.22%) C++
9 16 (3.63%) VB
10 14 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.95%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.49%) Perl
13 10 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.59%) C
15 5 (1.13%) VBScript
16 3 (0.68%) AWK
17 2 (0.45%) VB6
17 2 (0.45%) Python
17 2 (0.45%) REXX
17 2 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.90%) Degree
4 19 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.27%) MCTS
6 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.13%) MCP
7 3 (0.68%) MCSE
7 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) MCITP
8 2 (0.45%) MCDST
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.45%) CCNA
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MCSD
9 1 (0.23%) MCPD
9 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) SLA
2 4 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 18 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.95%) VMware ESX
3 11 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.45%) KVM
6 2 (0.45%) RHEV
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
6 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (1.81%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.36%) SCCM
2 6 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.91%) Netcool
4 3 (0.68%) Nagios
4 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.68%) WSUS
5 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Legato
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.23%) Control-M
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 127 (28.80%) Oracle
2 123 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.71%) Sybase
4 32 (7.26%) HP
5 25 (5.67%) VMware
6 22 (4.99%) Citrix
7 15 (3.40%) IBM
8 12 (2.72%) Kofax
9 10 (2.27%) Informatica
10 8 (1.81%) Google
10 8 (1.81%) Cognos
11 7 (1.59%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.59%) AppSense
12 6 (1.36%) Symantec
13 5 (1.13%) Nintex
14 4 (0.91%) Teradata
14 4 (0.91%) JBoss
14 4 (0.91%) Cisco
14 4 (0.91%) Remedy
14 4 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
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