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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 186 231 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.19% 8.10% 10.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.89% 37.75% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 145 187
Median daily rate £349 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 £49.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+47.40% +6.00%
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
444 612 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.93% 21.47% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 355 390
Median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Glasgow +3 69 £350 +7.69% 14
Edinburgh -7 55 £369 -3.27% 20
Renfrewshire -4 32 £330 -7.04% 1
Aberdeen - 13 £300 - 1
West Lothian -3 8 £350 - 2
Dundee 0 3 £275 -8.33% 1
South Ayrshire -7 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £275 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 184 (51.11%) SQL
2 139 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 116 (32.22%) C#
4 114 (31.67%) .NET
5 93 (25.83%) Windows
6 87 (24.17%) JavaScript
7 84 (23.33%) Active Directory
8 76 (21.11%) Oracle
9 73 (20.28%) Security Cleared
10 71 (19.72%) ITIL
11 64 (17.78%) VMware
12 61 (16.94%) jQuery
13 58 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (16.11%) Windows Server
14 57 (15.83%) ASP.NET
15 56 (15.56%) T-SQL
16 55 (15.28%) SC Cleared
17 50 (13.89%) PowerShell
17 50 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 50 (13.89%) HTML
17 50 (13.89%) Java
18 49 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
19 48 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
20 47 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
20 47 (13.06%) CSS
20 47 (13.06%) MVC
21 46 (12.78%) Citrix
21 46 (12.78%) Relational Database
22 43 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (11.39%) SAN

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 20 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.72%) IIS
4 13 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.06%) CMS
6 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.83%) Jadu
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.83%) SAS
10 3 (0.83%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
11 2 (0.56%) CICS
11 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.11%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.11%) SAP MII
2 4 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.83%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.94%) IaaS
3 6 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.11%) GitHub
5 3 (0.83%) Office 365
5 3 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.39%) SAN
2 32 (8.89%) DNS
3 26 (7.22%) DHCP
4 21 (5.83%) Firewall
5 13 (3.61%) NAS
5 13 (3.61%) VPN
6 12 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.22%) HTTP
7 8 (2.22%) WAN
8 7 (1.94%) IPsec
8 7 (1.94%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.67%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.67%) LAN
10 5 (1.39%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.11%) Internet
11 4 (1.11%) SSL
12 3 (0.83%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.83%) VLAN
13 2 (0.56%) Network Security
13 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (12.78%) Relational Database
4 38 (10.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (9.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (4.44%) MySQL
9 15 (4.17%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (3.61%) Oracle Database
12 11 (3.06%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.94%) DB2
13 7 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.94%) Power BI
14 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (1.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.33%) Selenium
4 11 (3.06%) JIRA
4 11 (3.06%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.94%) Subversion
6 7 (1.94%) YouTrack
7 6 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.67%) Maven
7 6 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (1.39%) JUnit
9 4 (1.11%) Fiddler
9 4 (1.11%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.11%) NWDI
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.11%) TestDirector
9 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.83%) Hudson
10 3 (0.83%) Moq
General
1 37 (10.28%) Finance
2 15 (4.17%) Banking
3 4 (1.11%) Law
4 3 (0.83%) Advertising
4 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.56%) Back Office
5 2 (0.56%) Legal
5 2 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.28%) Front Office
6 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (39.17%) Developer
2 63 (17.50%) .NET Developer
3 37 (10.28%) SQL Developer
4 35 (9.72%) Analyst
5 24 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 21 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 18 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 17 (4.72%) Applications Developer
9 14 (3.89%) Administrator
10 13 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (3.61%) DBA
10 13 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (3.33%) Consultant
11 12 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (3.06%) Architect
12 11 (3.06%) Web Developer
13 10 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (31.67%) .NET
2 61 (16.94%) jQuery
3 57 (15.83%) ASP.NET
4 50 (13.89%) HTML
5 47 (13.06%) CSS
6 35 (9.72%) .NET Framework
7 32 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (8.06%) AngularJS
9 28 (7.78%) XML
10 21 (5.83%) Web Services
11 17 (4.72%) Entity Framework
12 16 (4.44%) HTML5
13 13 (3.61%) Middleware
14 12 (3.33%) CSS3
15 11 (3.06%) RESTful
16 10 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (2.22%) SOAP
17 8 (2.22%) WCF
18 7 (1.94%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (6.94%) Clustering
3 20 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.28%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.17%) Data Structures
7 13 (3.61%) Data Integration
8 12 (3.33%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.94%) CESG
10 6 (1.67%) Replication
11 5 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.11%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.83%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.83%) Statistics
13 3 (0.83%) VLE
14 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.83%) Windows
2 58 (16.11%) Windows Server
3 49 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (8.61%) Linux
6 15 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (3.89%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.06%) Solaris
9 9 (2.50%) Android
9 9 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.50%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.22%) Windows Phone
11 7 (1.94%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.39%) Unix
13 3 (0.83%) AIX
14 2 (0.56%) HPUX
14 2 (0.56%) MVS
14 2 (0.56%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) CentOS
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.72%) ITIL
2 58 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (13.06%) MVC
5 34 (9.44%) Release Management
6 30 (8.33%) ETL
7 29 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 27 (7.50%) OO
9 25 (6.94%) Scrum
10 21 (5.83%) Migration
11 20 (5.56%) ITIL V3
12 18 (5.00%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.00%) Test Scripting
12 18 (5.00%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.00%) Web Development
13 16 (4.44%) Workflow
14 15 (4.17%) TDD
15 13 (3.61%) CRM
15 13 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (3.61%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 184 (51.11%) SQL
2 116 (32.22%) C#
3 87 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 50 (13.89%) Java
5 50 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.33%) VBA
7 25 (6.94%) VB
8 22 (6.11%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.72%) C++
10 15 (4.17%) VB6
11 13 (3.61%) VBScript
12 7 (1.94%) Python
12 7 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.67%) Jython
14 5 (1.39%) PHP
14 5 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.11%) C
16 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.39%) Degree
5 16 (4.44%) MCSE
6 11 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (2.78%) MCSA
8 6 (1.67%) MCTS
9 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.83%) MCAD
10 3 (0.83%) MCSD
11 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.83%) vSphere
4 19 (5.28%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (3.33%) XenApp
7 11 (3.06%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.06%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.28%) NFS
11 1 (0.28%) Samba
11 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) Xen
11 1 (0.28%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
1 11 (3.06%) PowerCLI
1 11 (3.06%) vRealize
2 10 (2.78%) Puppet
3 8 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 8 (2.22%) SCCM
4 7 (1.94%) Netcool
4 7 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.94%) SCOM
4 7 (1.94%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.94%) WSUS
5 6 (1.67%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 6 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.67%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.39%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 139 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.11%) Oracle
3 64 (17.78%) VMware
4 46 (12.78%) Citrix
5 26 (7.22%) HP
6 17 (4.72%) IBM
7 15 (4.17%) Cisco
7 15 (4.17%) ILOG
8 13 (3.61%) Veritas
9 12 (3.33%) CA
10 11 (3.06%) Cognos
11 10 (2.78%) AppSense
11 10 (2.78%) Dell
12 9 (2.50%) Apple
12 9 (2.50%) Symantec
13 8 (2.22%) NetApp
14 6 (1.67%) BMC
14 6 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (1.67%) Sybase
14 6 (1.67%) Talend
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