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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 198 272 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.75% 10.25% 7.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.01% 47.72% 36.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 171 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.96 £25.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.00% +51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.19 £17.70 £14.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.72 £47.50 £29.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.27% -1.66%
SQL Server
UK

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
535 570 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.94% 21.49% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 330 242
Average daily rate £375 £383 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.78% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £22.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £47.50 £16.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 104 £375 - 34
Glasgow -13 38 £334 -4.64% 51
Renfrewshire -6 23 £380 +14.71% 3
Stirling +8 12 £363 +31.81%
West Lothian +1 5 £375 +31.57%
Fife +3 3 £350 - 3
South Ayrshire - 3 £350 -
North Lanarkshire +1 1 £275 +54.92%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 191 (44.42%) SQL
2 178 (41.40%) .NET
3 163 (37.91%) Microsoft
4 144 (33.49%) C#
5 123 (28.60%) Windows
6 106 (24.65%) ASP.NET
7 103 (23.95%) Finance
8 89 (20.70%) MVC
9 83 (19.30%) .NET Framework
10 77 (17.91%) Windows Server
11 76 (17.67%) CSS
12 73 (16.98%) Oracle
13 71 (16.51%) HTML
14 67 (15.58%) JavaScript
14 67 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 65 (15.12%) T-SQL
16 63 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (11.63%) MS Excel
18 50 (11.63%) Entity Framework
19 48 (11.16%) Active Directory
20 45 (10.47%) PowerShell
21 44 (10.23%) ETL
22 43 (10.00%) VB.NET
22 43 (10.00%) Web Services
23 39 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (8.84%) SharePoint
24 38 (8.84%) jQuery
25 37 (8.60%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 38 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.28%) IIS
3 16 (3.72%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.56%) NServiceBus
7 8 (1.86%) CICS
7 8 (1.86%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.93%) JBoss
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.47%) Apache
11 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.47%) CMS
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.93%) MS Project
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.47%) MS Office
5 1 (0.23%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 25 (5.81%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.47%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.05%) SAN
2 19 (4.42%) DNS
3 18 (4.19%) DHCP
4 14 (3.26%) Firewall
4 14 (3.26%) HTTP
5 10 (2.33%) LDAP
5 10 (2.33%) NAS
6 8 (1.86%) HTTPS
6 8 (1.86%) iSCSI
7 6 (1.40%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.40%) SSL
7 6 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.93%) Internet
9 3 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 2 (0.47%) LAN
10 2 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 63 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (7.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (4.42%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.86%) DTS
12 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (1.40%) QlikView
15 5 (1.16%) DB2
15 5 (1.16%) MS Access
15 5 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (8.37%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.02%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (2.33%) Selenium
5 9 (2.09%) Eclipse
5 9 (2.09%) Fiddler
6 8 (1.86%) JIRA
7 7 (1.63%) MSI
7 7 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.63%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.16%) NUnit
8 5 (1.16%) Subversion
8 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.93%) JUnit
9 4 (0.93%) YouTrack
10 3 (0.70%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.70%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 103 (23.95%) Finance
2 23 (5.35%) Banking
3 9 (2.09%) Retail
4 6 (1.40%) Back Office
5 4 (0.93%) Advertising
5 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.93%) Publishing
6 3 (0.70%) Automotive
6 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 214 (49.77%) Developer
2 96 (22.33%) .NET Developer
3 51 (11.86%) Analyst
4 35 (8.14%) C# Developer
5 33 (7.67%) SQL Developer
6 31 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (6.28%) Architect
8 23 (5.35%) DBA
9 21 (4.88%) SQL DBA
10 19 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 18 (4.19%) Software Developer
11 18 (4.19%) SQL Server Developer
12 17 (3.95%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.95%) Web Developer
13 16 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (3.72%) Systems Analyst
14 15 (3.49%) .NET Software Developer
15 14 (3.26%) Senior Developer
15 14 (3.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (41.40%) .NET
2 106 (24.65%) ASP.NET
3 83 (19.30%) .NET Framework
4 76 (17.67%) CSS
5 71 (16.51%) HTML
6 53 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (11.63%) Entity Framework
8 43 (10.00%) Web Services
9 38 (8.84%) jQuery
10 35 (8.14%) AngularJS
11 29 (6.74%) HTML5
12 25 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 23 (5.35%) CSS3
14 19 (4.42%) JSON
15 18 (4.19%) XML
16 17 (3.95%) Middleware
17 14 (3.26%) Razor View Engine
17 14 (3.26%) WCF
18 11 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
18 11 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.35%) Clustering
2 17 (3.95%) Replication
3 16 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.49%) User Experience
5 11 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.33%) Data Integration
7 9 (2.09%) VLE
8 8 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.63%) Derivative
9 7 (1.63%) Equities
10 6 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.40%) NHS
11 5 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 123 (28.60%) Windows
2 77 (17.91%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.67%) Linux
4 32 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.65%) Unix
7 14 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.02%) AIX
8 13 (3.02%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.56%) HPUX
10 8 (1.86%) Solaris
11 7 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.70%) Android
13 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.47%) Debian
14 2 (0.47%) MVS
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.70%) MVC
2 67 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (10.23%) ETL
4 37 (8.60%) OO
5 33 (7.67%) ITIL
5 33 (7.67%) SDLC
6 29 (6.74%) Scrum
7 28 (6.51%) Project Management
8 27 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (5.81%) Data Modelling
9 25 (5.81%) Investment Management
9 25 (5.81%) Migration
10 19 (4.42%) Asset Management
10 19 (4.42%) Service Management
11 18 (4.19%) Unit Testing
12 17 (3.95%) Configuration Management
12 17 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (3.72%) ITSM
13 16 (3.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 191 (44.42%) SQL
2 144 (33.49%) C#
3 67 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 65 (15.12%) T-SQL
5 45 (10.47%) PowerShell
6 43 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 37 (8.60%) Java
8 16 (3.72%) VB
9 15 (3.49%) VBScript
10 12 (2.79%) C++
11 11 (2.56%) C
12 10 (2.33%) VB6
13 9 (2.09%) VBA
14 8 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.86%) Python
14 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.63%) COBOL
15 7 (1.63%) PL/1
16 5 (1.16%) Jython
16 5 (1.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.21%) Degree
4 26 (6.05%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.26%) MCSA
6 12 (2.79%) MCP
7 10 (2.33%) MCSE
7 10 (2.33%) MCTS
8 9 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.86%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.16%) MCITP
12 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.70%) CCNA
13 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.23%) CISA
14 1 (0.23%) CISSP
14 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.86%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 48 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.09%) vSphere
5 8 (1.86%) XenApp
6 7 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 18 (4.19%) SCCM
2 11 (2.56%) WSUS
3 10 (2.33%) SCOM
4 8 (1.86%) Puppet
5 7 (1.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.40%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.16%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.70%) Ansible
8 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.70%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.47%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 163 (37.91%) Microsoft
2 73 (16.98%) Oracle
3 30 (6.98%) VMware
4 21 (4.88%) HP
5 16 (3.72%) Citrix
6 11 (2.56%) Ab Initio
6 11 (2.56%) Symantec
7 8 (1.86%) CA
8 7 (1.63%) Dell
8 7 (1.63%) NetApp
9 6 (1.40%) IBM
10 5 (1.16%) AppSense
10 5 (1.16%) BMC
10 5 (1.16%) Cisco
10 5 (1.16%) EMC
10 5 (1.16%) Sybase
11 4 (0.93%) Informatica
11 4 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.93%) SAP
12 3 (0.70%) InterSystems
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fife
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £50.00 - £1000.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago