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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 261 251 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.32% 9.97% 9.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.69% 43.35% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 122 107
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£348 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £34.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.25 £108.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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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
626 579 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.35% 22.99% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 273 247
Average daily rate £375 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £33.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £180.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +1 101 £350 +4.47% 27
Glasgow 0 87 £350 +14.75% 55
Renfrewshire +5 22 £333 -10.70%
Aberdeen -3 16 £350 +16.66% 10
Stirling -1 8 £370 +5.71% 1
West Lothian +7 6 £290 +9.43% 3
Dundee +8 2 £288 - 3
Highlands - 2 £135 -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (47.03%) SQL
2 213 (46.81%) .NET
3 184 (40.44%) C#
4 132 (29.01%) Microsoft
5 120 (26.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 118 (25.93%) Oracle
7 113 (24.84%) ASP.NET
7 113 (24.84%) Finance
8 93 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (17.58%) HTML
10 76 (16.70%) JavaScript
10 76 (16.70%) SharePoint
11 74 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (15.60%) T-SQL
13 69 (15.16%) CSS
14 67 (14.73%) Windows
15 64 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 62 (13.63%) XML
17 61 (13.41%) Visual Studio
18 55 (12.09%) MVC
18 55 (12.09%) jQuery
19 53 (11.65%) VBA
20 45 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
20 45 (9.89%) MS Excel
21 44 (9.67%) ETL
21 44 (9.67%) .NET Framework
21 44 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (9.45%) Data Modelling
23 41 (9.01%) Java
24 40 (8.79%) Banking

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 76 (16.70%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (5.27%) IIS
4 14 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.08%) SAS
4 14 (3.08%) MS Project Server
5 13 (2.86%) CMS
5 13 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.76%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.88%) Apache
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.66%) JBoss
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.18%) MS Office
3 16 (3.52%) InfoPath
4 13 (2.86%) MS Project
5 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.66%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.22%) assyst
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
1 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.05%) SAN
2 20 (4.40%) HTTP
3 16 (3.52%) DNS
4 14 (3.08%) Firewall
5 11 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.42%) DHCP
6 9 (1.98%) Internet
7 7 (1.54%) WAN
7 7 (1.54%) LAN
8 5 (1.10%) VPN
8 5 (1.10%) Intranet
9 3 (0.66%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.66%) VoIP
10 2 (0.44%) SSL
10 2 (0.44%) NAS
10 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (26.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 93 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (14.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (8.35%) Relational Database
6 32 (7.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (6.15%) Oracle Database
8 26 (5.71%) RDBMS
9 22 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (3.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (3.74%) MS Access
13 15 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.54%) MySQL
15 6 (1.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 6 (1.32%) InterSystems Cache
16 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.10%) OLAP
16 5 (1.10%) DTS
17 4 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 61 (13.41%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.76%) CppUnit
3 8 (1.76%) GoogleTest
3 8 (1.76%) Subversion
4 5 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.88%) Toad
6 3 (0.66%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.66%) PVCS
6 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.44%) NCrunch
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.44%) MSI
7 2 (0.44%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.44%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 113 (24.84%) Finance
2 40 (8.79%) Banking
3 7 (1.54%) Back Office
4 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (0.88%) Marketing
5 3 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.22%) Games
6 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.22%) Front Office
6 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 274 (60.22%) Developer
2 105 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 64 (14.07%) Analyst
4 44 (9.67%) SQL Developer
5 34 (7.47%) C# Developer
6 27 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (5.05%) DBA
7 23 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
8 22 (4.84%) Applications Support
9 20 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 18 (3.96%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.52%) Consultant
12 15 (3.30%) Architect
12 15 (3.30%) Lead Developer
12 15 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
14 12 (2.64%) C++ Developer
14 12 (2.64%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.42%) Software Developer
15 11 (2.42%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (46.81%) .NET
2 113 (24.84%) ASP.NET
3 80 (17.58%) HTML
4 69 (15.16%) CSS
5 62 (13.63%) XML
6 55 (12.09%) jQuery
7 44 (9.67%) .NET Framework
8 37 (8.13%) Web Services
9 36 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (6.15%) WCF
11 26 (5.71%) WinForms
12 19 (4.18%) WPF
13 18 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
14 17 (3.74%) Hibernate
14 17 (3.74%) STL
15 15 (3.30%) JSP
15 15 (3.30%) HTML5
16 13 (2.86%) Servlets
16 13 (2.86%) EJB
17 12 (2.64%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.30%) Clustering
2 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.98%) Thin Client
3 9 (1.98%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.32%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.32%) Open Source
5 6 (1.32%) User Experience
6 5 (1.10%) NHS
6 5 (1.10%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) Equities
7 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.66%) Social Media
8 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.66%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.44%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.73%) Windows
2 15 (3.30%) Linux
3 14 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.20%) UNIX
4 10 (2.20%) AIX
5 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.10%) HPUX
7 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.88%) Solaris
9 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.09%) MVC
3 44 (9.67%) ETL
4 43 (9.45%) Data Modelling
5 36 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (5.93%) Migration
8 26 (5.71%) ITIL
9 24 (5.27%) TDD
10 22 (4.84%) OO
10 22 (4.84%) Workflow
11 21 (4.62%) Web Development
12 19 (4.18%) Scrum
13 18 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (3.96%) Project Management
14 16 (3.52%) Technical Analysis
15 14 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (3.08%) Wealth Management
15 14 (3.08%) Unit Testing
15 14 (3.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 214 (47.03%) SQL
2 184 (40.44%) C#
3 76 (16.70%) JavaScript
4 71 (15.60%) T-SQL
5 53 (11.65%) VBA
6 41 (9.01%) Java
7 37 (8.13%) PL/SQL
8 22 (4.84%) C++
9 13 (2.86%) VB
9 13 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 12 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.20%) VBScript
12 8 (1.76%) Perl
13 7 (1.54%) C
14 3 (0.66%) AWK
15 2 (0.44%) VB6
15 2 (0.44%) REXX
15 2 (0.44%) Tcl
15 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.93%) Degree
4 23 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.08%) MCTS
6 6 (1.32%) MCP
7 4 (0.88%) MCSE
7 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.44%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.44%) MCDST
8 2 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.44%) CCNA
8 2 (0.44%) MCITP
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCPD
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) SLA
2 4 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) DICOM
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.42%) VMware ESX
4 10 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.88%) KVM
6 4 (0.88%) RHEV
6 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.66%) vSphere
8 2 (0.44%) XenApp
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.22%) RACF
9 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (0.88%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.66%) WSUS
4 2 (0.44%) SCOM
4 2 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.44%) Nagios
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.22%) Netcool
5 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 132 (29.01%) Microsoft
2 118 (25.93%) Oracle
3 32 (7.03%) HP
4 25 (5.49%) Sybase
4 25 (5.49%) VMware
5 20 (4.40%) Citrix
6 13 (2.86%) Informatica
7 12 (2.64%) Kofax
8 10 (2.20%) Cognos
9 8 (1.76%) IBM
9 8 (1.76%) Google
10 7 (1.54%) Teradata
10 7 (1.54%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.32%) SAP
11 6 (1.32%) Cisco
11 6 (1.32%) Symantec
12 5 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.88%) CA
13 4 (0.88%) Tableau
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