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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 149 200 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.78% 6.18% 10.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.86% 33.67% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 131 179
Median daily rate £320 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £43.25 £12.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.00% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £12.50 £147.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.35 £31.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.74% +41.15%
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
499 594 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.71% 18.36% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 324 369
Median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £32.43 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.30% +41.26%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Renfrewshire +2 47 £300 -9.77% 1
Glasgow -11 40 £325 -3.70% 25
Edinburgh -16 38 £359 -4.33% 11
Aberdeen - 6 £160 - 1
South Lanarkshire -1 3 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £325 -
Dundee 0 2 £313 +8.69%
Inverclyde - 2 - - 1
West Lothian -3 1 - - 4
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 197 (47.47%) SQL
2 180 (43.37%) Microsoft
3 142 (34.22%) Windows
4 138 (33.25%) Active Directory
5 121 (29.16%) C#
6 113 (27.23%) Security Cleared
7 109 (26.27%) .NET
8 98 (23.61%) PowerShell
9 97 (23.37%) ITIL
10 92 (22.17%) Windows Server
11 91 (21.93%) Citrix
12 90 (21.69%) JavaScript
13 83 (20.00%) VMware
13 83 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 80 (19.28%) Oracle
15 68 (16.39%) Java
15 68 (16.39%) MS Excel
16 67 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 65 (15.66%) jQuery
18 63 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 60 (14.46%) DNS
20 59 (14.22%) T-SQL
21 58 (13.98%) SAN
21 58 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
22 57 (13.73%) HP
23 55 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (13.25%) ASP.NET
23 55 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
24 52 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 51 (12.29%) SQL Server 2008

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 29 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.02%) OpenStack
3 24 (5.78%) MS Exchange
4 23 (5.54%) IIS
5 15 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.37%) Apache
6 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.93%) CMS
9 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.96%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.96%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.72%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.89%) Office 365
3 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.96%) IaaS
3 4 (0.96%) PaaS
4 3 (0.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (14.46%) DNS
2 58 (13.98%) SAN
3 47 (11.33%) DHCP
4 20 (4.82%) Firewall
5 16 (3.86%) VPN
6 15 (3.61%) NetScaler
7 13 (3.13%) SSL
8 12 (2.89%) HTTP
9 11 (2.65%) NAS
10 9 (2.17%) Internet
10 9 (2.17%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.93%) Network Security
12 7 (1.69%) IPsec
12 7 (1.69%) LAN
12 7 (1.69%) SMTP
12 7 (1.69%) WAN
13 6 (1.45%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.45%) LDAP
13 6 (1.45%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 51 (12.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (11.08%) Relational Database
4 41 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (6.51%) MySQL
8 21 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (4.34%) Oracle Database
10 17 (4.10%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.61%) MongoDB
12 11 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.69%) DTS
14 7 (1.69%) MS Access
15 6 (1.45%) DB2
15 6 (1.45%) OLAP
15 6 (1.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (3.86%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.13%) JUnit
4 12 (2.89%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.41%) JIRA
5 10 (2.41%) Subversion
6 9 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 9 (2.17%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.93%) Selenium
8 7 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (1.45%) Maven
9 6 (1.45%) YouTrack
10 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.96%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.96%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.96%) JBehave
11 4 (0.96%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.72%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (9.64%) Finance
2 12 (2.89%) Banking
3 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
3 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.72%) Advertising
4 3 (0.72%) Front Office
4 3 (0.72%) Law
5 2 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (33.73%) Developer
2 50 (12.05%) .NET Developer
3 34 (8.19%) SQL Developer
4 31 (7.47%) Analyst
5 24 (5.78%) Applications Developer
5 24 (5.78%) Support Engineer
6 22 (5.30%) C# Developer
7 20 (4.82%) Administrator
8 18 (4.34%) Applications Support
8 18 (4.34%) Architect
8 18 (4.34%) DBA
9 17 (4.10%) Java Developer
10 16 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.61%) Web Developer
12 14 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
14 11 (2.65%) Consultant
14 11 (2.65%) SQL DBA
14 11 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (26.27%) .NET
2 65 (15.66%) jQuery
3 55 (13.25%) ASP.NET
4 49 (11.81%) HTML
5 40 (9.64%) .NET Framework
5 40 (9.64%) CSS
6 33 (7.95%) XML
7 26 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (5.54%) AngularJS
9 22 (5.30%) Entity Framework
10 21 (5.06%) HTML5
10 21 (5.06%) Web Services
11 19 (4.58%) Middleware
12 13 (3.13%) JSON
12 13 (3.13%) SOAP
12 13 (3.13%) Spring
13 11 (2.65%) CSS3
14 9 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (2.17%) WCF
14 9 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.64%) Clustering
2 27 (6.51%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.27%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.37%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.89%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.89%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.41%) CESG
9 9 (2.17%) Replication
10 8 (1.93%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.69%) PKI
12 5 (1.20%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.72%) Data Extraction
14 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.72%) User Experience
14 3 (0.72%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 142 (34.22%) Windows
2 92 (22.17%) Windows Server
3 67 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (10.60%) Linux
6 17 (4.10%) Solaris
7 13 (3.13%) Unix
8 12 (2.89%) Android
8 12 (2.89%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.65%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.65%) Windows Phone
10 7 (1.69%) AIX
10 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.20%) HPUX
13 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.72%) Debian
14 3 (0.72%) SUSE
15 2 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.37%) ITIL
2 55 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (10.84%) MVC
4 33 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (7.71%) Release Management
6 25 (6.02%) Application Packaging
6 25 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 25 (6.02%) ETL
7 24 (5.78%) Migration
7 24 (5.78%) Unit Testing
7 24 (5.78%) Web Development
8 23 (5.54%) High Availability
9 22 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (5.30%) Test Scripting
10 21 (5.06%) OO
10 21 (5.06%) Virtual Environments
11 19 (4.58%) ITIL V3
11 19 (4.58%) Scrum
11 19 (4.58%) Workflow
12 17 (4.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 197 (47.47%) SQL
2 121 (29.16%) C#
3 98 (23.61%) PowerShell
4 90 (21.69%) JavaScript
5 68 (16.39%) Java
6 59 (14.22%) T-SQL
7 50 (12.05%) VBScript
8 28 (6.75%) VBA
9 24 (5.78%) VB
10 19 (4.58%) C++
10 19 (4.58%) VB.NET
11 15 (3.61%) VB6
12 11 (2.65%) Python
13 9 (2.17%) PHP
14 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.20%) C
15 5 (1.20%) Jython
15 5 (1.20%) Perl
16 2 (0.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 113 (27.23%) Security Cleared
2 83 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 55 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (8.67%) Degree
5 18 (4.34%) MCSA
6 17 (4.10%) MCSE
7 12 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.65%) MCTS
9 9 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.93%) MCP
11 7 (1.69%) MCITP
12 6 (1.45%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.96%) OCP
13 4 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.24%) CCNA
16 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.96%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) Basel III
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (33.25%) Active Directory
2 63 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.43%) XenApp
4 32 (7.71%) Hyper-V
5 23 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (4.58%) Terminal Services
7 18 (4.34%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.86%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.89%) vSphere
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.48%) KVM
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.48%) zsh
14 1 (0.24%) Docker
14 1 (0.24%) RHEV
14 1 (0.24%) SRDF
14 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (6.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 17 (4.10%) WSUS
3 15 (3.61%) Puppet
4 14 (3.37%) SCOM
5 12 (2.89%) PowerCLI
6 11 (2.65%) AirWatch
6 11 (2.65%) SCCM
7 8 (1.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.69%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.69%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.20%) Netcool
10 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.20%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 180 (43.37%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.93%) Citrix
3 83 (20.00%) VMware
4 80 (19.28%) Oracle
5 57 (13.73%) HP
6 24 (5.78%) AppSense
7 16 (3.86%) CA
7 16 (3.86%) IBM
8 15 (3.61%) ILOG
9 14 (3.37%) Symantec
10 11 (2.65%) Apple
10 11 (2.65%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.17%) NetApp
12 7 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
12 7 (1.69%) Talend
13 6 (1.45%) Cisco
13 6 (1.45%) Cognos
13 6 (1.45%) Dell
13 6 (1.45%) Samsung
13 6 (1.45%) Veritas
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