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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 202 197 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.04% 7.62% 9.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.25% 36.21% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 107 118
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +60.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
SQL Server
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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
573 544 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.98% 21.04% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 294 284
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -60.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 77 £325 +4.00% 40
Edinburgh -1 70 £300 -14.89% 30
Dundee 0 12 £348 - 8
Renfrewshire -2 11 £420 +58.49% 3
Aberdeen +9 8 £400 +33.33% 3
Fife -6 5 £338 -
Perth and Kinross - 5 £350 -
West Lothian -4 3 £325 -7.14%
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 199 (46.50%) SQL
2 180 (42.06%) .NET
3 161 (37.62%) C#
4 130 (30.37%) Finance
5 120 (28.04%) ASP.NET
5 120 (28.04%) Microsoft
6 112 (26.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 99 (23.13%) Windows
8 89 (20.79%) HTML
9 86 (20.09%) JavaScript
10 84 (19.63%) Oracle
11 78 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 76 (17.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 75 (17.52%) CSS
14 69 (16.12%) MVC
15 67 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (15.42%) .NET Framework
17 59 (13.79%) Java
18 58 (13.55%) MS Excel
19 53 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (12.38%) Visual Studio
20 52 (12.15%) T-SQL
21 51 (11.92%) XML
22 48 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
23 44 (10.28%) Web Services
23 44 (10.28%) SharePoint
24 41 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
24 41 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
25 37 (8.64%) SDLC
26 36 (8.41%) IIS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (10.28%) SharePoint
2 36 (8.41%) IIS
3 12 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.87%) SAS
5 8 (1.87%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.40%) NetWeaver
7 6 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.17%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.93%) Node.js
9 4 (0.93%) CMS
9 4 (0.93%) Apache
10 3 (0.70%) JBoss
11 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.10%) MS Office
3 6 (1.40%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.17%) MS Project
5 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) FRx
4 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.44%) HTTP
2 11 (2.57%) SAN
3 10 (2.34%) SSL
3 10 (2.34%) WAN
4 9 (2.10%) LAN
5 8 (1.87%) Intranet
5 8 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.64%) Firewall
7 6 (1.40%) Internet
7 6 (1.40%) DNS
8 3 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.47%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.47%) NAS
9 2 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.47%) VoIP
9 2 (0.47%) DHCP
9 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (26.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 78 (18.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (17.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (7.48%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (4.91%) MS Access
9 19 (4.44%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 15 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.64%) QlikView
13 6 (1.40%) SAP HANA
14 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.93%) Redis
15 4 (0.93%) MySQL
16 3 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 53 (12.38%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.91%) Subversion
3 15 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.27%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.10%) CruiseControl
6 8 (1.87%) Fiddler
6 8 (1.87%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.87%) JIRA
7 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.40%) NUnit
8 6 (1.40%) JUnit
9 5 (1.17%) Toad
9 5 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.17%) Mockito
9 5 (1.17%) Selenium
10 3 (0.70%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.70%) PVCS
11 2 (0.47%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.47%) MSTest
General
1 130 (30.37%) Finance
2 32 (7.48%) Banking
3 9 (2.10%) Investment Banking
3 9 (2.10%) Retail
4 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.17%) Games
6 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 255 (59.58%) Developer
2 70 (16.36%) .NET Developer
3 58 (13.55%) Analyst
4 50 (11.68%) SQL Developer
5 21 (4.91%) C# Developer
5 21 (4.91%) Software Developer
5 21 (4.91%) DBA
6 20 (4.67%) Java Developer
7 18 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 16 (3.74%) Data Analyst
9 15 (3.50%) Applications Support
10 14 (3.27%) Consultant
11 13 (3.04%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.04%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.04%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.04%) Administrator
11 13 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (2.80%) SQL DBA
12 12 (2.80%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (42.06%) .NET
2 120 (28.04%) ASP.NET
3 89 (20.79%) HTML
4 75 (17.52%) CSS
5 66 (15.42%) .NET Framework
6 51 (11.92%) XML
7 44 (10.28%) Web Services
8 41 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (8.18%) jQuery
10 29 (6.78%) Entity Framework
11 27 (6.31%) Ajax
12 24 (5.61%) HTML5
13 23 (5.37%) Hibernate
14 21 (4.91%) CSS3
15 20 (4.67%) WCF
16 17 (3.97%) JSP
16 17 (3.97%) Spring
17 16 (3.74%) AngularJS
18 15 (3.50%) Servlets
18 15 (3.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.34%) Replication
3 10 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.10%) Market Risk
5 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.17%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.17%) Clustering
6 4 (0.93%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.70%) User Experience
7 3 (0.70%) NHS
8 2 (0.47%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.47%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.23%) EPoS
9 1 (0.23%) W3C
9 1 (0.23%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 99 (23.13%) Windows
2 25 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (4.21%) Linux
4 14 (3.27%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.57%) UNIX
7 7 (1.64%) AIX
8 6 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.40%) Solaris
9 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.70%) Android
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.23%) HPUX
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.12%) MVC
2 67 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (8.64%) SDLC
5 34 (7.94%) Data Modelling
5 34 (7.94%) Project Management
6 33 (7.71%) ETL
7 31 (7.24%) Migration
8 26 (6.07%) OO
9 23 (5.37%) Unit Testing
10 21 (4.91%) Data Analysis
10 21 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (3.97%) Content Management
12 16 (3.74%) Business Analysis
12 16 (3.74%) Data Migration
13 15 (3.50%) UML
13 15 (3.50%) Software Engineering
13 15 (3.50%) TDD
14 14 (3.27%) Web Development
14 14 (3.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 199 (46.50%) SQL
2 161 (37.62%) C#
3 86 (20.09%) JavaScript
4 59 (13.79%) Java
5 52 (12.15%) T-SQL
6 29 (6.78%) VBA
7 24 (5.61%) PL/SQL
8 20 (4.67%) VB
9 16 (3.74%) C++
10 12 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.34%) Perl
12 8 (1.87%) VBScript
13 7 (1.64%) XPath
13 7 (1.64%) VB6
14 6 (1.40%) ABAP
15 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.93%) X++
15 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (5.61%) Security Cleared
1 24 (5.61%) Degree
2 20 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.87%) MCTS
4 8 (1.87%) MCP
5 5 (1.17%) MCSE
6 4 (0.93%) CCNA
6 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.70%) CCNP
7 3 (0.70%) MCSD
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) OCP
9 1 (0.23%) ISEB
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.23%) HND
9 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.40%) QA
2 5 (1.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) DICOM
System Software
1 19 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.93%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.93%) zsh
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.70%) RACF
5 3 (0.70%) vSphere
5 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.93%) SCCM
2 4 (0.93%) Puppet
2 4 (0.93%) WSUS
2 4 (0.93%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.70%) SCOM
4 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.47%) Legato
4 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.23%) WMI
5 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 120 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 84 (19.63%) Oracle
3 27 (6.31%) Sybase
4 20 (4.67%) Business Objects
4 20 (4.67%) VMware
5 12 (2.80%) SAP
6 10 (2.34%) Citrix
7 9 (2.10%) HP
8 8 (1.87%) Lotus
9 7 (1.64%) Symantec
9 7 (1.64%) Telerik
10 6 (1.40%) Cisco
11 5 (1.17%) Tableau
12 4 (0.93%) Cognos
12 4 (0.93%) EMC
13 3 (0.70%) Nortel
14 2 (0.47%) Veeam
14 2 (0.47%) Google
14 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.47%) McAfee
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