The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 182 160 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.72% 6.47% 6.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.41% 30.48% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 73
Average daily rate
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£343 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 12
Average hourly rate £38.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.70 £24.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +4.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
514 525 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.99% 21.23% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 249 193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £24.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +12.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.20 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.75 £27.60 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
SQL Server
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Glasgow +7 74 £325 -3.34% 55
Edinburgh -10 68 £350 +23.89% 36
Renfrewshire -4 13 £340 -16.89%
Aberdeen +9 12 £300 - 10
West Lothian -3 2 £350 -17.64%
Fife -1 1 - -
Stirling -12 1 £375 -21.05% 2
Perth and Kinross - 1 £375 -
Scottish Borders - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 195 (48.27%) SQL
2 176 (43.56%) .NET
3 152 (37.62%) C#
4 103 (25.50%) Microsoft
5 95 (23.51%) Oracle
6 94 (23.27%) ASP.NET
7 87 (21.53%) Finance
7 87 (21.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 77 (19.06%) Windows
9 72 (17.82%) JavaScript
10 71 (17.57%) HTML
11 62 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (13.61%) CSS
13 53 (13.12%) T-SQL
13 53 (13.12%) SharePoint
14 52 (12.87%) MVC
14 52 (12.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 51 (12.62%) jQuery
16 50 (12.38%) XML
17 47 (11.63%) Security Cleared
18 46 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 44 (10.89%) Relational Database
20 43 (10.64%) ETL
21 42 (10.40%) SC Cleared
22 41 (10.15%) IIS
23 40 (9.90%) Web Services
23 40 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
24 38 (9.41%) Java
25 37 (9.16%) MS Excel
26 36 (8.91%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 53 (13.12%) SharePoint
2 41 (10.15%) IIS
3 19 (4.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.22%) CMS
6 8 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.73%) MS Project Server
7 7 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.49%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.24%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.99%) SAS
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.74%) Apache
12 2 (0.50%) Lync
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.70%) MS Office
3 13 (3.22%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.73%) MS Project
5 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.71%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.24%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) assyst
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.66%) SAN
2 20 (4.95%) DNS
3 15 (3.71%) DHCP
4 11 (2.72%) Firewall
5 9 (2.23%) HTTP
6 8 (1.98%) Internet
7 7 (1.73%) Intranet
8 6 (1.49%) NAS
9 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.24%) LAN
9 5 (1.24%) WAN
10 4 (0.99%) VPN
11 3 (0.74%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.50%) SSL
12 2 (0.50%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.25%) FTP
13 1 (0.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (21.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 62 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (12.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (10.89%) Relational Database
6 40 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (8.91%) Oracle Database
8 35 (8.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 25 (6.19%) RDBMS
9 25 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (4.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (2.97%) MS Access
13 10 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
16 5 (1.24%) InterSystems Cache
16 5 (1.24%) MySQL
16 5 (1.24%) Oracle OWB
16 5 (1.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 30 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 18 (4.46%) Subversion
3 10 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.24%) CruiseControl
6 4 (0.99%) GoogleTest
6 4 (0.99%) CppUnit
7 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.50%) NCrunch
8 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.50%) ERwin
8 2 (0.50%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (0.50%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.50%) JUnit
8 2 (0.50%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.50%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 87 (21.53%) Finance
2 29 (7.18%) Banking
3 8 (1.98%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
4 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.50%) Advertising
5 2 (0.50%) Front Office
5 2 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Retail
6 1 (0.25%) Billing
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 217 (53.71%) Developer
2 62 (15.35%) .NET Developer
3 56 (13.86%) Analyst
4 27 (6.68%) C# Developer
5 26 (6.44%) DBA
6 24 (5.94%) Applications Support
7 23 (5.69%) SQL Developer
8 20 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 19 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.46%) Consultant
10 18 (4.46%) SharePoint Developer
11 17 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
11 17 (4.21%) Software Developer
12 13 (3.22%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (2.97%) Architect
13 12 (2.97%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.72%) SQL DBA
14 11 (2.72%) Lead Developer
15 10 (2.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (43.56%) .NET
2 94 (23.27%) ASP.NET
3 71 (17.57%) HTML
4 55 (13.61%) CSS
5 51 (12.62%) jQuery
6 50 (12.38%) XML
7 40 (9.90%) Web Services
8 31 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (6.44%) WCF
10 25 (6.19%) .NET Framework
11 17 (4.21%) HTML5
12 14 (3.47%) XSLT
13 13 (3.22%) WPF
13 13 (3.22%) JSON
14 11 (2.72%) Middleware
14 11 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (2.72%) CSS3
15 10 (2.48%) Hibernate
15 10 (2.48%) JSP
16 9 (2.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.46%) Clustering
2 15 (3.71%) Computer Science
2 15 (3.71%) Fat Client
2 15 (3.71%) Thin Client
3 9 (2.23%) Replication
4 7 (1.73%) NHS
4 7 (1.73%) Open Source
5 5 (1.24%) PKI
5 5 (1.24%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.74%) Derivative
6 3 (0.74%) Equities
6 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.74%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.50%) Statistics
8 1 (0.25%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.25%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.06%) Windows
2 24 (5.94%) Linux
3 23 (5.69%) UNIX
4 16 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.47%) AIX
6 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.23%) Solaris
8 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.73%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.74%) HPUX
10 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.50%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (12.87%) MVC
2 43 (10.64%) ETL
3 35 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (7.43%) OO
5 29 (7.18%) ITIL
5 29 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (6.93%) Data Modelling
7 21 (5.20%) Migration
8 19 (4.70%) Unit Testing
8 19 (4.70%) TDD
8 19 (4.70%) Project Management
9 17 (4.21%) Investment Management
9 17 (4.21%) Web Development
10 15 (3.71%) Scrum
10 15 (3.71%) Workflow
10 15 (3.71%) Service Management
11 14 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (2.97%) Data Management
13 11 (2.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (48.27%) SQL
2 152 (37.62%) C#
3 72 (17.82%) JavaScript
4 53 (13.12%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.41%) Java
6 31 (7.67%) PL/SQL
7 21 (5.20%) VBA
8 20 (4.95%) VB
9 13 (3.22%) Perl
10 12 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.72%) C++
11 11 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.48%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.23%) C
14 6 (1.49%) VBScript
15 3 (0.74%) VB6
15 3 (0.74%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.74%) Python
15 3 (0.74%) PHP
15 3 (0.74%) AWK
Qualifications
1 47 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.17%) Degree
4 15 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.49%) MCTS
6 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.74%) ISEB
7 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.50%) MCSE
8 2 (0.50%) CCNA
8 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.25%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) MCDST
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) MCPD
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.73%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) HL7
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.97%) VMware ESX
3 12 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.49%) XenApp
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.74%) KVM
6 3 (0.74%) RHEV
7 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (3.22%) Netcool
1 13 (3.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (2.97%) SCCM
3 8 (1.98%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.49%) WSUS
5 5 (1.24%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.74%) SCOM
7 3 (0.74%) Control-M
8 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.25%) Legato
9 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 103 (25.50%) Microsoft
2 95 (23.51%) Oracle
3 29 (7.18%) HP
4 27 (6.68%) Sybase
5 26 (6.44%) VMware
6 24 (5.94%) Citrix
7 16 (3.96%) IBM
8 11 (2.72%) Cognos
9 10 (2.48%) AppSense
10 7 (1.73%) Veritas
11 6 (1.49%) CA
11 6 (1.49%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.49%) SAP
12 5 (1.24%) Google
12 5 (1.24%) InterSystems
12 5 (1.24%) Informatica
12 5 (1.24%) Nintex
13 4 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.99%) Remedy
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