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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 264 247 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.48% 10.00% 11.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.21% 41.24% 47.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 122 129
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £34.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £122.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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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
584 599 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.97% 24.25% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 292 265
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £180.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Edinburgh -1 109 £378 +16.15% 28
Glasgow +2 97 £325 - 35
Renfrewshire -14 14 £331 -10.64% 1
West Lothian +10 11 £288 +5.50% 3
Aberdeen +1 10 £350 +7.69% 3
Stirling -5 6 £323 -7.85%
Dundee +3 2 £304 +38.85%
Inverclyde - 1 £400 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 270 (51.04%) SQL
2 253 (47.83%) .NET
3 225 (42.53%) C#
4 154 (29.11%) Microsoft
5 144 (27.22%) Finance
6 142 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 139 (26.28%) ASP.NET
8 128 (24.20%) Oracle
9 106 (20.04%) JavaScript
10 105 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (19.28%) HTML
12 98 (18.53%) T-SQL
13 95 (17.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 93 (17.58%) CSS
15 88 (16.64%) SharePoint
16 76 (14.37%) XML
17 74 (13.99%) MVC
18 72 (13.61%) Visual Studio
19 70 (13.23%) .NET Framework
20 68 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 66 (12.48%) Windows
22 65 (12.29%) jQuery
23 61 (11.53%) VBA
24 56 (10.59%) Java
24 56 (10.59%) Web Services
24 56 (10.59%) ETL
24 56 (10.59%) Banking
25 52 (9.83%) MS Excel
26 51 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
27 50 (9.45%) Data Modelling

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 88 (16.64%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.05%) IIS
3 31 (5.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (3.40%) CMS
5 16 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 16 (3.02%) MS Project Server
6 13 (2.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.27%) SAS
7 12 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 11 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.89%) JBoss
10 9 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.70%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.51%) Umbraco
12 7 (1.32%) Apache
13 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.38%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 52 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.02%) MS Office
2 16 (3.02%) InfoPath
3 13 (2.46%) MS Project
4 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.89%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.29%) HTTP
2 19 (3.59%) SAN
3 16 (3.02%) Firewall
4 13 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.46%) DNS
5 11 (2.08%) Internet
6 10 (1.89%) LAN
6 10 (1.89%) WAN
7 9 (1.70%) DHCP
8 5 (0.95%) SSL
8 5 (0.95%) VPN
8 5 (0.95%) VoIP
9 4 (0.76%) Intranet
10 3 (0.57%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.38%) NAS
12 1 (0.19%) AMQP
12 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 95 (17.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (12.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (7.18%) Relational Database
6 30 (5.67%) RDBMS
7 29 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (4.35%) Oracle Database
10 18 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (3.21%) MS Access
12 14 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.32%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
16 5 (0.95%) QlikView
16 5 (0.95%) DTS
16 5 (0.95%) MySQL
16 5 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (13.61%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.08%) Subversion
4 8 (1.51%) GoogleTest
4 8 (1.51%) CppUnit
5 7 (1.32%) Selenium
5 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.13%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.13%) NUnit
7 5 (0.95%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.95%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.95%) JUnit
8 4 (0.76%) Mockito
8 4 (0.76%) Toad
9 3 (0.57%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.57%) PVCS
9 3 (0.57%) MSTest
9 3 (0.57%) Moq
10 2 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 144 (27.22%) Finance
2 56 (10.59%) Banking
3 10 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.13%) Back Office
4 6 (1.13%) Retail
5 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Games
7 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 327 (61.81%) Developer
2 116 (21.93%) .NET Developer
3 78 (14.74%) Analyst
4 51 (9.64%) SQL Developer
5 40 (7.56%) C# Developer
6 32 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 28 (5.29%) SQL Server Developer
8 24 (4.54%) DBA
9 23 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 23 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.16%) Applications Support
11 20 (3.78%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.21%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.21%) Consultant
13 16 (3.02%) C++ Developer
13 16 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (2.84%) Applications Developer
14 15 (2.84%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.65%) SQL DBA
15 14 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (47.83%) .NET
2 139 (26.28%) ASP.NET
3 102 (19.28%) HTML
4 93 (17.58%) CSS
5 76 (14.37%) XML
6 70 (13.23%) .NET Framework
7 65 (12.29%) jQuery
8 56 (10.59%) Web Services
9 44 (8.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (5.10%) WCF
11 24 (4.54%) Ajax
12 23 (4.35%) Hibernate
13 22 (4.16%) HTML5
13 22 (4.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 21 (3.97%) FIX Protocol
14 21 (3.97%) WinForms
14 21 (3.97%) STL
15 20 (3.78%) JSP
15 20 (3.78%) WPF
16 19 (3.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.02%) Clustering
2 16 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 10 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.70%) NHS
6 8 (1.51%) Open Source
6 8 (1.51%) User Experience
7 7 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.32%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.13%) Replication
9 5 (0.95%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.76%) Equities
10 4 (0.76%) Social Network
10 4 (0.76%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.76%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.48%) Windows
2 14 (2.65%) Linux
2 14 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (2.08%) UNIX
4 10 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.95%) AIX
6 5 (0.95%) HPUX
7 4 (0.76%) Solaris
8 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.99%) MVC
3 56 (10.59%) ETL
4 50 (9.45%) Data Modelling
5 43 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (6.05%) Migration
7 30 (5.67%) TDD
8 29 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (4.73%) OO
9 25 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (4.54%) ITIL
11 22 (4.16%) Unit Testing
11 22 (4.16%) Web Development
12 21 (3.97%) Workflow
13 19 (3.59%) Business Analysis
14 18 (3.40%) Project Management
14 18 (3.40%) Technical Analysis
15 16 (3.02%) Wealth Management
16 15 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
16 15 (2.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 270 (51.04%) SQL
2 225 (42.53%) C#
3 106 (20.04%) JavaScript
4 98 (18.53%) T-SQL
5 61 (11.53%) VBA
6 56 (10.59%) Java
7 37 (6.99%) PL/SQL
8 26 (4.91%) C++
9 23 (4.35%) VBScript
10 20 (3.78%) VB
11 14 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.51%) C
13 8 (1.51%) Perl
13 8 (1.51%) VB6
14 4 (0.76%) XPath
15 3 (0.57%) PHP
16 2 (0.38%) REXX
16 2 (0.38%) Tcl
16 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.48%) Degree
3 27 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.84%) MCTS
6 8 (1.51%) MCP
7 4 (0.76%) MCSE
7 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.76%) MCITP
8 2 (0.38%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.38%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.38%) CCNA
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) MCDST
8 2 (0.38%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.19%) MCPD
9 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.08%) SLA
2 5 (0.95%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) HL7
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) DICOM
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.51%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.95%) RACF
5 4 (0.76%) KVM
5 4 (0.76%) RHEV
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.57%) SCCM
4 2 (0.38%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) Control-M
4 2 (0.38%) Nagios
4 2 (0.38%) WSUS
4 2 (0.38%) SCOM
4 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 154 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 128 (24.20%) Oracle
3 33 (6.24%) HP
4 27 (5.10%) Sybase
5 22 (4.16%) VMware
6 18 (3.40%) Citrix
7 16 (3.02%) IBM
7 16 (3.02%) Informatica
7 16 (3.02%) Business Objects
8 12 (2.27%) Cognos
8 12 (2.27%) Kofax
9 8 (1.51%) Google
10 7 (1.32%) Symantec
10 7 (1.32%) SAP
11 6 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.13%) CA
12 5 (0.95%) Teradata
12 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.95%) Nortel
13 4 (0.76%) Nintex
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