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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 231 147 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.27% 5.97% 7.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.03% 30.95% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 69 86
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£347 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £273 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £32.85 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £35.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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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
577 475 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.65% 19.29% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 207 225
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 £250 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +80.00%
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 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

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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 +12 101 £369 +12.59% 49
Edinburgh 0 79 £350 - 27
Renfrewshire -7 15 £340 -16.89% 1
Aberdeen +12 12 £313 +4.16% 12
Highlands - 5 £135 -
West Lothian -3 2 £403 -5.23% 3
Stirling -9 2 £303 -45.00%
Perth and Kinross - 2 £388 -
Dundee +4 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £350 - 1
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 214 (50.47%) SQL
2 183 (43.16%) .NET
3 140 (33.02%) C#
4 124 (29.25%) Oracle
5 122 (28.77%) Microsoft
6 106 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 92 (21.70%) Finance
8 86 (20.28%) ASP.NET
9 74 (17.45%) Windows
9 74 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 69 (16.27%) SharePoint
11 64 (15.09%) HTML
12 63 (14.86%) T-SQL
13 59 (13.92%) JavaScript
14 57 (13.44%) XML
15 56 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 51 (12.03%) CSS
16 51 (12.03%) Relational Database
17 47 (11.08%) Visual Studio
18 44 (10.38%) Java
18 44 (10.38%) MS Excel
19 43 (10.14%) ETL
20 40 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
20 40 (9.43%) IIS
20 40 (9.43%) Web Services
20 40 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
21 39 (9.20%) VBA
21 39 (9.20%) Data Modelling
21 39 (9.20%) Banking
21 39 (9.20%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 69 (16.27%) SharePoint
2 40 (9.43%) IIS
3 21 (4.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (4.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (3.07%) CMS
6 12 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.83%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.12%) SAS
8 8 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.89%) MS Project Server
9 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.47%) Lync
13 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 44 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.19%) MS Office
3 13 (3.07%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.89%) MS Project
5 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.71%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.24%) assyst
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.84%) SAN
2 20 (4.72%) DNS
3 16 (3.77%) HTTP
4 15 (3.54%) Firewall
5 13 (3.07%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.07%) DHCP
6 11 (2.59%) Internet
7 8 (1.89%) WAN
7 8 (1.89%) LAN
8 6 (1.42%) VPN
9 5 (1.18%) Intranet
10 4 (0.94%) NAS
11 3 (0.71%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.71%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.71%) VoIP
12 2 (0.47%) SSL
12 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 74 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (12.03%) Relational Database
5 40 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (8.25%) Oracle Database
8 30 (7.08%) RDBMS
9 26 (6.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (4.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (3.30%) MS Access
14 9 (2.12%) InterSystems Cache
15 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (1.42%) Oracle8/8i Database
16 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (1.18%) MySQL
17 5 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
17 5 (1.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 47 (11.08%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.07%) Subversion
3 10 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.65%) GoogleTest
4 7 (1.65%) CppUnit
5 6 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.71%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.71%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.47%) ERwin
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.47%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.47%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.47%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.24%) CodeRush
10 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.24%) MSTest
General
1 92 (21.70%) Finance
2 39 (9.20%) Banking
3 7 (1.65%) Back Office
3 7 (1.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.47%) Front Office
6 2 (0.47%) Advertising
6 2 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 226 (53.30%) Developer
2 70 (16.51%) Analyst
3 69 (16.27%) .NET Developer
4 41 (9.67%) SQL Developer
5 33 (7.78%) Applications Support
6 31 (7.31%) Support Analyst
7 25 (5.90%) DBA
8 24 (5.66%) Applications Support Analyst
9 22 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 19 (4.48%) Consultant
10 19 (4.48%) SQL Server Developer
11 17 (4.01%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.54%) Lead Developer
14 14 (3.30%) Architect
15 13 (3.07%) Software Developer
16 12 (2.83%) SQL DBA
16 12 (2.83%) SharePoint Developer
17 11 (2.59%) ASP.NET Developer
18 10 (2.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (43.16%) .NET
2 86 (20.28%) ASP.NET
3 64 (15.09%) HTML
4 57 (13.44%) XML
5 51 (12.03%) CSS
6 40 (9.43%) Web Services
7 39 (9.20%) jQuery
8 24 (5.66%) WCF
9 22 (5.19%) .NET Framework
10 21 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (3.54%) JSP
12 14 (3.30%) Hibernate
13 13 (3.07%) WinForms
13 13 (3.07%) STL
14 12 (2.83%) XSL
14 12 (2.83%) WPF
15 11 (2.59%) JSON
15 11 (2.59%) HTML5
15 11 (2.59%) Middleware
15 11 (2.59%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.77%) Clustering
2 13 (3.07%) Thin Client
2 13 (3.07%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.07%) Fat Client
3 7 (1.65%) NHS
4 6 (1.42%) Replication
5 4 (0.94%) Open Source
6 3 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.71%) SWIFT
6 3 (0.71%) Equities
6 3 (0.71%) Derivative
6 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.47%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.47%) PKI
7 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.24%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.24%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.45%) Windows
2 22 (5.19%) UNIX
3 20 (4.72%) Linux
4 15 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.83%) AIX
6 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.65%) Solaris
9 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.94%) HPUX
10 4 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (10.14%) ETL
2 40 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
3 39 (9.20%) Data Modelling
4 36 (8.49%) MVC
5 33 (7.78%) ITIL
6 31 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (6.60%) Workflow
8 27 (6.37%) Migration
9 22 (5.19%) Project Management
10 21 (4.95%) OO
10 21 (4.95%) Web Development
11 19 (4.48%) Unit Testing
12 16 (3.77%) Service Management
12 16 (3.77%) TDD
12 16 (3.77%) Technical Analysis
13 15 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.54%) Scrum
13 15 (3.54%) Investment Management
14 14 (3.30%) Data Management
14 14 (3.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 214 (50.47%) SQL
2 140 (33.02%) C#
3 63 (14.86%) T-SQL
4 59 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 44 (10.38%) Java
6 39 (9.20%) VBA
7 38 (8.96%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.25%) C++
9 15 (3.54%) VB
9 15 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.83%) Perl
11 11 (2.59%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.36%) C
13 3 (0.71%) VBScript
13 3 (0.71%) AWK
13 3 (0.71%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.47%) VB6
14 2 (0.47%) Python
15 1 (0.24%) REXX
Qualifications
1 36 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.60%) Degree
4 16 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.65%) MCTS
6 6 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.94%) MCSE
7 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.71%) CCNA
8 3 (0.71%) MCITP
8 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.47%) MCDST
9 2 (0.47%) MCP
9 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) VCP4
10 1 (0.24%) VCP5
10 1 (0.24%) MCSD
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.54%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) QA
3 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (2.83%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.71%) KVM
6 3 (0.71%) RHEV
6 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.47%) XenApp
7 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.47%) vSphere
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (1.89%) Netcool
1 8 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (1.89%) SCCM
1 8 (1.89%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.71%) Nagios
2 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.47%) WSUS
3 2 (0.47%) SCOM
3 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.24%) Legato
4 1 (0.24%) Control-M
4 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 124 (29.25%) Oracle
2 122 (28.77%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.02%) Sybase
4 33 (7.78%) HP
5 25 (5.90%) VMware
6 21 (4.95%) Citrix
7 14 (3.30%) IBM
8 12 (2.83%) Kofax
9 11 (2.59%) Cognos
10 10 (2.36%) AppSense
11 7 (1.65%) Google
11 7 (1.65%) Informatica
12 6 (1.42%) Symantec
13 5 (1.18%) Veritas
13 5 (1.18%) SAP
13 5 (1.18%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.18%) Nintex
13 5 (1.18%) InterSystems
14 4 (0.94%) Cisco
14 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
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