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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 208 234 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.39% 7.30% 6.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.55% 37.44% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 140 108
Median daily rate £320 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £88.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -51.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 £42.50 £149.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -2.17%
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
602 625 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 19.51% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 320 269
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 69 £350 +3.70% 14
Glasgow -4 61 £325 -7.14% 26
Renfrewshire +6 55 £300 -13.04% 1
Stirling +8 4 £388 -15.30%
Aberdeen - 3 £253 - 2
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Fife +2 1 £320 -5.18%
West Lothian 0 1 £325 +8.33% 2
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £450 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £115 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (46.73%) SQL
2 197 (44.47%) Microsoft
3 153 (34.54%) Windows
4 129 (29.12%) Active Directory
5 118 (26.64%) C#
6 112 (25.28%) .NET
7 111 (25.06%) PowerShell
8 102 (23.02%) Windows Server
9 101 (22.80%) Security Cleared
10 98 (22.12%) Oracle
11 86 (19.41%) ITIL
12 85 (19.19%) JavaScript
13 83 (18.74%) Citrix
14 80 (18.06%) VMware
15 79 (17.83%) MS Excel
16 76 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 74 (16.70%) SC Cleared
18 68 (15.35%) Java
19 67 (15.12%) DNS
20 66 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 65 (14.67%) HP
21 65 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 64 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 63 (14.22%) Finance
24 59 (13.32%) SQL Server 2008
25 57 (12.87%) T-SQL
26 55 (12.42%) HTML
27 54 (12.19%) MVC
27 54 (12.19%) SAN
27 54 (12.19%) Agile Software Development

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 33 (7.45%) IIS
1 33 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 27 (6.09%) OpenStack
4 20 (4.51%) WebSphere
5 18 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.16%) Apache
8 13 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.71%) Skype for Business
10 10 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (2.26%) WebLogic
11 9 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.58%) CMS
13 5 (1.13%) ColdFusion
13 5 (1.13%) JBoss
13 5 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 79 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.61%) Office 365
3 7 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Heroku
5 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 67 (15.12%) DNS
2 54 (12.19%) SAN
3 53 (11.96%) DHCP
4 22 (4.97%) Firewall
5 17 (3.84%) NetScaler
6 14 (3.16%) HTTP
7 13 (2.93%) SSL
8 11 (2.48%) Internet
8 11 (2.48%) VPN
9 10 (2.26%) Network Security
10 9 (2.03%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.03%) NAS
11 8 (1.81%) HTTPS
11 8 (1.81%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.58%) LAN
12 7 (1.58%) SMTP
13 6 (1.35%) WAN
13 6 (1.35%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.13%) SSH
15 4 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 59 (13.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (9.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (9.48%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (9.03%) Relational Database
7 32 (7.22%) Oracle Database
8 26 (5.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (5.42%) RDBMS
10 21 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (4.29%) MySQL
12 18 (4.06%) MongoDB
13 13 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (2.48%) MS Access
14 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (2.26%) OLTP
16 9 (2.03%) DB2
16 9 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (1.81%) OLAP
18 7 (1.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (6.32%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.84%) JUnit
4 10 (2.26%) Subversion
4 10 (2.26%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.03%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.81%) Fiddler
7 7 (1.58%) JBehave
7 7 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.35%) JIRA
9 5 (1.13%) Cobertura
9 5 (1.13%) Maven
9 5 (1.13%) Selenium
9 5 (1.13%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.90%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.90%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.68%) MSI
11 3 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 63 (14.22%) Finance
2 16 (3.61%) Banking
3 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.68%) Advertising
4 3 (0.68%) Front Office
4 3 (0.68%) Law
5 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Back Office
6 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 153 (34.54%) Developer
2 42 (9.48%) .NET Developer
3 33 (7.45%) SQL Developer
4 31 (7.00%) Analyst
5 28 (6.32%) Architect
6 25 (5.64%) DBA
7 21 (4.74%) Administrator
8 19 (4.29%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 19 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.84%) Applications Developer
9 17 (3.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (3.84%) SQL DBA
10 14 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (3.16%) Technical Architect
11 13 (2.93%) Applications Support
12 12 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.71%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.71%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (25.28%) .NET
2 55 (12.42%) HTML
3 53 (11.96%) ASP.NET
4 52 (11.74%) jQuery
5 49 (11.06%) CSS
6 41 (9.26%) .NET Framework
6 41 (9.26%) XML
7 27 (6.09%) Entity Framework
8 26 (5.87%) Middleware
9 23 (5.19%) AngularJS
9 23 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (5.19%) HTML5
10 22 (4.97%) Web Services
11 17 (3.84%) SOAP
12 15 (3.39%) JSON
12 15 (3.39%) Spring
12 15 (3.39%) XSLT
13 11 (2.48%) CSS3
14 10 (2.26%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.93%) Clustering
2 23 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.93%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.71%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.48%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.26%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.81%) Replication
10 7 (1.58%) PKI
11 6 (1.35%) CESG
11 6 (1.35%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.54%) Windows
2 102 (23.02%) Windows Server
3 76 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (9.93%) Linux
6 19 (4.29%) Solaris
7 18 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.16%) Unix
9 11 (2.48%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.48%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.03%) AIX
10 9 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.81%) Android
11 8 (1.81%) HPUX
12 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.35%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.68%) Debian
14 3 (0.68%) SUSE
15 1 (0.23%) MVS
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (19.41%) ITIL
2 54 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.19%) MVC
3 39 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (7.45%) ETL
5 31 (7.00%) Migration
6 27 (6.09%) Unit Testing
7 25 (5.64%) High Availability
7 25 (5.64%) OO
7 25 (5.64%) Web Development
8 24 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (4.97%) Workflow
10 21 (4.74%) Application Packaging
10 21 (4.74%) Release Management
10 21 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
11 18 (4.06%) Test Scripting
12 16 (3.61%) Configuration Management
12 16 (3.61%) Scrum
13 14 (3.16%) CRM
13 14 (3.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 207 (46.73%) SQL
2 118 (26.64%) C#
3 111 (25.06%) PowerShell
4 85 (19.19%) JavaScript
5 68 (15.35%) Java
6 57 (12.87%) T-SQL
7 53 (11.96%) VBScript
8 17 (3.84%) VBA
9 16 (3.61%) VB.NET
10 15 (3.39%) Python
11 14 (3.16%) C++
12 13 (2.93%) VB
13 12 (2.71%) PHP
14 8 (1.81%) C
14 8 (1.81%) Jython
15 7 (1.58%) VB6
16 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.13%) Perl
17 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (22.80%) Security Cleared
2 74 (16.70%) SC Cleared
3 53 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (8.13%) Degree
5 19 (4.29%) MCSE
6 15 (3.39%) MCSA
7 13 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.26%) MCTS
10 8 (1.81%) BC Cleared
10 8 (1.81%) MCP
11 7 (1.58%) MCITP
12 5 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.90%) OCP
14 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.35%) QA
4 5 (1.13%) SLA
5 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
System Software
1 129 (29.12%) Active Directory
2 64 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.71%) XenApp
4 30 (6.77%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.51%) XenDesktop
6 19 (4.29%) Terminal Services
7 17 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (3.16%) VMware ESX
9 13 (2.93%) vSphere
10 8 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.45%) KVM
13 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.45%) zsh
14 1 (0.23%) NFS
14 1 (0.23%) RHEV
14 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (7.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 22 (4.97%) WSUS
3 20 (4.51%) SCCM
4 18 (4.06%) Puppet
4 18 (4.06%) SCOM
5 13 (2.93%) BladeLogic
6 12 (2.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (1.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (1.81%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.35%) XenMobile
11 5 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.68%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 197 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 98 (22.12%) Oracle
3 83 (18.74%) Citrix
4 80 (18.06%) VMware
5 65 (14.67%) HP
6 20 (4.51%) Symantec
7 19 (4.29%) CA
8 18 (4.06%) AppSense
9 16 (3.61%) IBM
10 14 (3.16%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.03%) NetApp
11 9 (2.03%) Nintex
12 8 (1.81%) BMC
12 8 (1.81%) Dell
12 8 (1.81%) Sybase
13 7 (1.58%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.35%) Apple
14 6 (1.35%) Cisco
14 6 (1.35%) Cognos
14 6 (1.35%) ILOG
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