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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 221 254 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.11% 10.77% 8.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.75% 46.86% 40.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 138 109
Average daily rate £323 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Average hourly rate £25.25 £15.24 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.68% -49.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £15.24 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £15.24 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
556 542 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.41% 22.98% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 283 282
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £12.83 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £70.00 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 85 £310 -8.14% 46
Edinburgh -17 64 £315 +10.52% 33
Renfrewshire +3 16 £364 -12.75% 3
Dundee +5 11 £263 +9.37% 3
Aberdeen -2 11 £375 +15.38% 7
Stirling -7 6 £375 -11.76% 6
West Lothian -6 4 £288 +21.05% 3
Fife - 2 - - 2
Falkirk - 1 £275 -
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 197 (48.76%) SQL
2 160 (39.60%) .NET
3 145 (35.89%) C#
4 120 (29.70%) Microsoft
5 103 (25.50%) Oracle
6 100 (24.75%) Windows
7 84 (20.79%) ASP.NET
8 82 (20.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 80 (19.80%) JavaScript
10 79 (19.55%) Finance
11 76 (18.81%) HTML
12 73 (18.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 59 (14.60%) MVC
14 56 (13.86%) CSS
14 56 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 54 (13.37%) jQuery
16 52 (12.87%) Security Cleared
17 50 (12.38%) XML
18 48 (11.88%) T-SQL
18 48 (11.88%) SC Cleared
18 48 (11.88%) Oracle Database
18 48 (11.88%) Relational Database
19 47 (11.63%) ETL
20 44 (10.89%) SharePoint
21 42 (10.40%) SQL Server 2000
22 40 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 38 (9.41%) Java
23 38 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
24 37 (9.16%) Linux
24 37 (9.16%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 44 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.42%) IIS
3 20 (4.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (3.71%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.97%) CMS
5 12 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.73%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.49%) Apache
9 5 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.24%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.50%) SAS
12 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.21%) MS Office
3 10 (2.48%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.48%) MS Project
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.99%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
1 2 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.19%) SAN
2 19 (4.70%) Firewall
3 14 (3.47%) DNS
4 12 (2.97%) NAS
5 10 (2.48%) DHCP
6 6 (1.49%) HTTP
6 6 (1.49%) Internet
7 5 (1.24%) Intranet
8 3 (0.74%) LAN
8 3 (0.74%) VPN
9 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.50%) WAN
10 1 (0.25%) Wireless
10 1 (0.25%) MPLS
10 1 (0.25%) SMTP
10 1 (0.25%) PBX
10 1 (0.25%) AMQP
10 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 73 (18.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 56 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (11.88%) Oracle Database
4 48 (11.88%) Relational Database
5 42 (10.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 40 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (9.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (7.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (6.44%) RDBMS
11 21 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (3.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (2.72%) Oracle OWB
14 8 (1.98%) MS Access
15 7 (1.73%) MySQL
16 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
16 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 4 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
18 3 (0.74%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 23 (5.69%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.47%) Subversion
3 4 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (0.99%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (0.74%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.74%) NUnit
5 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.50%) JIRA
5 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.50%) Maven
5 2 (0.50%) ERwin
5 2 (0.50%) NetAdvantage
5 2 (0.50%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.50%) Xcode
6 1 (0.25%) ProC
6 1 (0.25%) JUnit
6 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 79 (19.55%) Finance
2 18 (4.46%) Banking
3 6 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.50%) Retail
5 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 204 (50.50%) Developer
2 62 (15.35%) .NET Developer
3 58 (14.36%) Analyst
4 28 (6.93%) DBA
5 24 (5.94%) C# Developer
6 18 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (3.96%) SQL Developer
8 16 (3.96%) SharePoint Developer
8 16 (3.96%) Consultant
9 15 (3.71%) Administrator
10 14 (3.47%) SQL DBA
10 14 (3.47%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.22%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.22%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.22%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.72%) Applications Support
12 11 (2.72%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.48%) Architect
13 10 (2.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (39.60%) .NET
2 84 (20.79%) ASP.NET
3 76 (18.81%) HTML
4 56 (13.86%) CSS
5 54 (13.37%) jQuery
6 50 (12.38%) XML
7 36 (8.91%) Web Services
8 34 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (6.44%) .NET Framework
10 24 (5.94%) HTML5
11 20 (4.95%) WCF
12 17 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 16 (3.96%) XSLT
14 12 (2.97%) Ajax
14 12 (2.97%) CSS3
15 11 (2.72%) SOAP
15 11 (2.72%) XHTML
16 9 (2.23%) Classic ASP
16 9 (2.23%) Spring
16 9 (2.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.45%) Clustering
2 14 (3.47%) Replication
3 13 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.23%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.49%) NHS
6 5 (1.24%) PKI
6 5 (1.24%) Open Source
7 4 (0.99%) Social Network
7 4 (0.99%) Web 2.0
7 4 (0.99%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.74%) Equities
8 3 (0.74%) GIS
8 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.50%) Derivative
9 2 (0.50%) Statistics
9 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 100 (24.75%) Windows
2 37 (9.16%) Linux
3 33 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.94%) Windows XP
6 23 (5.69%) Solaris
7 22 (5.45%) UNIX
8 19 (4.70%) AIX
9 13 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.72%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.99%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.74%) HPUX
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.60%) MVC
2 47 (11.63%) ETL
3 37 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (8.42%) OO
5 31 (7.67%) Migration
6 29 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (5.20%) ITIL
8 20 (4.95%) TDD
8 20 (4.95%) Scrum
8 20 (4.95%) Service Management
9 19 (4.70%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.46%) Web Development
11 17 (4.21%) Change Management
12 15 (3.71%) Project Management
12 15 (3.71%) Data Migration
12 15 (3.71%) Investment Management
12 15 (3.71%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (3.22%) Data Management
14 12 (2.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (48.76%) SQL
2 145 (35.89%) C#
3 80 (19.80%) JavaScript
4 48 (11.88%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.41%) Java
6 29 (7.18%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.45%) VB
8 21 (5.20%) VBA
9 18 (4.46%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.48%) Perl
10 10 (2.48%) C++
11 9 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.98%) VBScript
13 7 (1.73%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.49%) XPath
14 6 (1.49%) Apex Code
14 6 (1.49%) C
15 5 (1.24%) XQuery
16 4 (0.99%) PHP
17 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 52 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.93%) Degree
4 7 (1.73%) ISEB
5 6 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) OCP
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.70%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.49%) XenApp
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) KVM
8 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (6.68%) Netcool
2 23 (5.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (3.22%) SCCM
4 12 (2.97%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.99%) WSUS
7 3 (0.74%) SCOM
7 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.50%) Control-M
8 2 (0.50%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.25%) Legato
9 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 120 (29.70%) Microsoft
2 103 (25.50%) Oracle
3 36 (8.91%) HP
4 28 (6.93%) Sybase
5 25 (6.19%) IBM
5 25 (6.19%) VMware
6 16 (3.96%) Citrix
6 16 (3.96%) Veritas
7 15 (3.71%) Business Objects
8 14 (3.47%) Cognos
9 13 (3.22%) SAP
10 10 (2.48%) CA
11 7 (1.73%) AppSense
12 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.24%) Dell
13 5 (1.24%) EMC
14 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.74%) Remedy
16 2 (0.50%) Twitter
16 2 (0.50%) Nortel
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