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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 211 219 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.43% 8.00% 6.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.82% 39.39% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 131 70
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£350 £347 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £455 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +9.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
589 556 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.96% 20.30% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 277 211
Average daily rate £363 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.75 £16.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.28% -53.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Glasgow +3 92 £350 -1.75% 49
Edinburgh -6 74 £364 +3.92% 21
Renfrewshire +7 12 £345 +2.78% 1
West Lothian +1 12 £300 -25.51% 1
Dundee -1 7 £313 - 2
Fife - 4 £363 -
Stirling +11 3 £450 +48.76%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 209 (50.48%) SQL
2 153 (36.96%) .NET
3 130 (31.40%) Microsoft
4 128 (30.92%) Finance
5 116 (28.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 115 (27.78%) C#
7 106 (25.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 93 (22.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 93 (22.46%) ASP.NET
9 86 (20.77%) HTML
10 84 (20.29%) Windows
11 70 (16.91%) CSS
12 65 (15.70%) T-SQL
12 65 (15.70%) JavaScript
12 65 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
12 65 (15.70%) MVC
13 58 (14.01%) ETL
13 58 (14.01%) Oracle
14 57 (13.77%) .NET Framework
15 56 (13.53%) Java
16 53 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (11.84%) Visual Studio
18 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
19 43 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
20 42 (10.14%) XML
21 41 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
22 39 (9.42%) jQuery
23 37 (8.94%) Web Services
23 37 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
24 35 (8.45%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 35 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.86%) IIS
3 11 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.45%) SAS
6 6 (1.45%) NetWeaver
7 5 (1.21%) JBoss
7 5 (1.21%) Apache
7 5 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.97%) Node.js
9 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.48%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.48%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.45%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.48%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (6.76%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.48%) Agresso
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Summit
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) assyst
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.24%) FRx
4 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.38%) SAN
2 7 (1.69%) DHCP
2 7 (1.69%) DNS
3 5 (1.21%) WAN
4 4 (0.97%) LAN
5 3 (0.72%) LDAP
5 3 (0.72%) SSL
5 3 (0.72%) IPv4
5 3 (0.72%) Firewall
5 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.72%) Intranet
5 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.72%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.48%) Internet
6 2 (0.48%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.48%) NAS
6 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (28.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 106 (25.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (22.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (6.04%) Oracle Database
9 23 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
10 22 (5.31%) Relational Database
11 16 (3.86%) RDBMS
12 13 (3.14%) DTS
13 12 (2.90%) QlikView
14 10 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (1.45%) SAP HANA
17 5 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
17 5 (1.21%) MS Access
17 5 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.66%) Subversion
4 9 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.21%) Maven
6 5 (1.21%) Toad
7 4 (0.97%) JUnit
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.72%) Gradle
8 3 (0.72%) FishEye
8 3 (0.72%) QUnit
8 3 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.72%) PVCS
8 3 (0.72%) NetBeans
8 3 (0.72%) JIRA
8 3 (0.72%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.72%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 128 (30.92%) Finance
2 31 (7.49%) Banking
3 15 (3.62%) Investment Banking
4 4 (0.97%) Retail
5 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.72%) Front Office
5 3 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Billing
6 1 (0.24%) Law
6 1 (0.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 255 (61.59%) Developer
2 60 (14.49%) SQL Developer
3 57 (13.77%) .NET Developer
4 50 (12.08%) Analyst
5 31 (7.49%) DBA
6 23 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.07%) SQL Server Developer
7 21 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (4.83%) SQL DBA
9 17 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 14 (3.38%) Senior Developer
10 14 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.14%) SQL Server DBA
12 12 (2.90%) Administrator
12 12 (2.90%) Consultant
12 12 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (2.66%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (2.66%) Web Developer
13 11 (2.66%) Programmer
13 11 (2.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (36.96%) .NET
2 93 (22.46%) ASP.NET
3 86 (20.77%) HTML
4 70 (16.91%) CSS
5 57 (13.77%) .NET Framework
6 42 (10.14%) XML
7 39 (9.42%) jQuery
8 37 (8.94%) Web Services
9 27 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (5.56%) HTML5
11 20 (4.83%) Hibernate
12 19 (4.59%) Entity Framework
12 19 (4.59%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.35%) CSS3
14 16 (3.86%) Spring
14 16 (3.86%) Ajax
15 14 (3.38%) RESTful
16 13 (3.14%) WCF
16 13 (3.14%) XSL
17 12 (2.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.38%) Clustering
2 14 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.42%) Replication
4 8 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.69%) Equities
5 7 (1.69%) Derivative
5 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.69%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.72%) NHS
8 3 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.72%) CMDB
9 2 (0.48%) GIS
9 2 (0.48%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (20.29%) Windows
2 23 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (4.35%) UNIX
4 17 (4.11%) Linux
5 12 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.93%) AIX
8 7 (1.69%) Solaris
9 6 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.97%) Android
12 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.70%) MVC
2 58 (14.01%) ETL
3 53 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (8.45%) Migration
5 30 (7.25%) SDLC
6 29 (7.00%) OO
7 28 (6.76%) Asset Management
8 26 (6.28%) Data Modelling
9 24 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (4.83%) Content Management
11 19 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.59%) ITIL
12 17 (4.11%) Project Management
12 17 (4.11%) Data Migration
13 16 (3.86%) Web Development
14 15 (3.62%) OOP
14 15 (3.62%) Data Management
14 15 (3.62%) TDD
15 14 (3.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 209 (50.48%) SQL
2 115 (27.78%) C#
3 65 (15.70%) JavaScript
3 65 (15.70%) T-SQL
4 56 (13.53%) Java
5 26 (6.28%) PL/SQL
6 22 (5.31%) VBA
7 21 (5.07%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.38%) VB
9 12 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.42%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.69%) XPath
11 7 (1.69%) ABAP
12 5 (1.21%) C++
13 4 (0.97%) VBScript
13 4 (0.97%) X++
13 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.48%) REXX
14 2 (0.48%) Tcl
15 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.04%) Degree
4 19 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.14%) MCTS
6 10 (2.42%) MCP
7 9 (2.17%) MCSE
8 4 (0.97%) MCSA
8 4 (0.97%) CCNA
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.72%) CCNP
9 3 (0.72%) MCSD
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CISA
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CISSP
10 2 (0.48%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.97%) SLA
1 4 (0.97%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) DICOM
3 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.97%) vSphere
6 4 (0.97%) zsh
7 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (1.21%) SCCM
2 4 (0.97%) Puppet
2 4 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.97%) WSUS
3 3 (0.72%) SCOM
4 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.24%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.24%) Control-M
5 1 (0.24%) WMI
5 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 130 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.01%) Oracle
3 23 (5.56%) VMware
4 17 (4.11%) Sybase
5 14 (3.38%) SAP
6 13 (3.14%) Citrix
7 11 (2.66%) HP
8 8 (1.93%) Tableau
9 7 (1.69%) Telerik
9 7 (1.69%) Cisco
10 6 (1.45%) Cognos
10 6 (1.45%) EMC
10 6 (1.45%) Symantec
11 4 (0.97%) Veeam
11 4 (0.97%) IBM
12 3 (0.72%) Dell
12 3 (0.72%) Google
12 3 (0.72%) AppSense
12 3 (0.72%) Bloomberg
13 2 (0.48%) Murex
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