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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 267 234 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.08% 7.92% 6.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.86% 38.30% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 140 103
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+40.45% -7.00%
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
687 611 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.35% 20.68% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 323 292
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +53.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.50 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.00 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +2 87 £320 -7.58% 3
Edinburgh -9 79 £342 +5.23% 19
Glasgow -2 71 £328 +0.76% 31
Stirling +7 5 £388 -15.30%
Aberdeen - 2 £350 - 1
Fife +4 1 £320 -5.18% 2
West Lothian +1 1 £325 +16.07% 2
Inverclyde - 1 £345 - 1
Moray - 1 £420 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £450 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £115 -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 213 (46.81%) SQL
2 202 (44.40%) Microsoft
3 162 (35.60%) Windows
4 132 (29.01%) Active Directory
5 119 (26.15%) C#
6 115 (25.27%) .NET
7 114 (25.05%) PowerShell
8 101 (22.20%) Oracle
8 101 (22.20%) Windows Server
9 99 (21.76%) Security Cleared
10 86 (18.90%) MS Excel
11 83 (18.24%) ITIL
12 81 (17.80%) Finance
12 81 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 80 (17.58%) VMware
14 79 (17.36%) JavaScript
15 77 (16.92%) Citrix
16 74 (16.26%) SC Cleared
17 73 (16.04%) DNS
18 70 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
19 69 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 68 (14.95%) HP
21 65 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (14.07%) Java
23 60 (13.19%) SAN
24 59 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
24 59 (12.97%) T-SQL
24 59 (12.97%) DHCP
25 57 (12.53%) MVC
26 56 (12.31%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.25%) OpenStack
3 32 (7.03%) IIS
4 28 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 25 (5.49%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (3.30%) Tomcat
8 14 (3.08%) Apache
9 13 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (2.64%) Skype for Business
11 10 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (2.20%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.54%) CMS
14 5 (1.10%) ColdFusion
14 5 (1.10%) JBoss
15 4 (0.88%) CICS
15 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 86 (18.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.52%) Office 365
3 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Heroku
5 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (16.04%) DNS
2 60 (13.19%) SAN
3 59 (12.97%) DHCP
4 23 (5.05%) Firewall
5 17 (3.74%) NetScaler
6 14 (3.08%) HTTP
7 13 (2.86%) SSL
8 11 (2.42%) Internet
9 10 (2.20%) Network Security
10 9 (1.98%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.98%) NAS
10 9 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.76%) HTTPS
11 8 (1.76%) VPN
12 7 (1.54%) LAN
12 7 (1.54%) LDAP
12 7 (1.54%) SMTP
13 6 (1.32%) WAN
13 6 (1.32%) Wireshark
14 5 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 54 (11.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (10.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (7.47%) Oracle Database
6 34 (7.47%) Relational Database
7 28 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (4.84%) RDBMS
10 16 (3.52%) MongoDB
10 16 (3.52%) MySQL
11 13 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (2.20%) MS Access
14 10 (2.20%) OLTP
14 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.76%) DB2
15 8 (1.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 25 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.52%) JUnit
3 11 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.20%) Subversion
5 9 (1.98%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.76%) Fiddler
7 7 (1.54%) JBehave
7 7 (1.54%) Selenium
8 6 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.10%) Cobertura
10 4 (0.88%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.88%) JIRA
10 4 (0.88%) Maven
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.66%) MSI
11 3 (0.66%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.44%) FitNesse
General
1 81 (17.80%) Finance
2 17 (3.74%) Banking
3 5 (1.10%) Front Office
3 5 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 4 (0.88%) Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Back Office
5 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.66%) Law
6 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 154 (33.85%) Developer
2 45 (9.89%) .NET Developer
3 35 (7.69%) Analyst
3 35 (7.69%) Architect
4 33 (7.25%) SQL Developer
5 28 (6.15%) DBA
6 21 (4.62%) Administrator
6 21 (4.62%) SQL DBA
7 20 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 18 (3.96%) Java Developer
8 18 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 18 (3.96%) Technical Architect
8 18 (3.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 17 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (3.30%) Applications Developer
10 15 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (3.30%) Test Analyst
11 12 (2.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (2.64%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (25.27%) .NET
2 56 (12.31%) HTML
3 55 (12.09%) ASP.NET
4 51 (11.21%) CSS
5 46 (10.11%) jQuery
6 42 (9.23%) .NET Framework
7 37 (8.13%) XML
8 31 (6.81%) Middleware
9 28 (6.15%) Entity Framework
10 24 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (5.27%) HTML5
10 24 (5.27%) Web Services
11 22 (4.84%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.52%) JSON
12 16 (3.52%) SOAP
13 15 (3.30%) XSLT
14 14 (3.08%) Spring
15 13 (2.86%) CSS3
16 10 (2.20%) Hibernate
17 8 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.33%) Clustering
2 25 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.64%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.42%) Replication
8 10 (2.20%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.98%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.76%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.76%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.54%) PKI
12 6 (1.32%) Cryptography
13 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 162 (35.60%) Windows
2 101 (22.20%) Windows Server
3 81 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (11.87%) Linux
6 24 (5.27%) Solaris
7 18 (3.96%) AIX
7 18 (3.96%) Unix
7 18 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.74%) HPUX
9 13 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.42%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.10%) Android
14 3 (0.66%) Debian
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.22%) MVS
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.24%) ITIL
2 57 (12.53%) MVC
3 53 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (8.13%) Migration
5 35 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (6.81%) ETL
7 27 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (5.49%) High Availability
8 25 (5.49%) Unit Testing
9 24 (5.27%) Web Development
10 23 (5.05%) OO
11 20 (4.40%) Application Packaging
11 20 (4.40%) Virtual Environments
12 18 (3.96%) Release Management
13 17 (3.74%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.74%) Risk Management
13 17 (3.74%) Workflow
14 16 (3.52%) Configuration Management
14 16 (3.52%) Test Scripting
15 15 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (46.81%) SQL
2 119 (26.15%) C#
3 114 (25.05%) PowerShell
4 79 (17.36%) JavaScript
5 64 (14.07%) Java
6 59 (12.97%) T-SQL
7 51 (11.21%) VBScript
8 20 (4.40%) VB.NET
9 15 (3.30%) Python
10 13 (2.86%) VB
11 12 (2.64%) C++
11 12 (2.64%) PHP
12 10 (2.20%) VBA
13 8 (1.76%) Jython
13 8 (1.76%) VB6
14 7 (1.54%) Perl
15 6 (1.32%) C
16 5 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 74 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 59 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (7.47%) Degree
5 20 (4.40%) MCSA
6 19 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (3.96%) MCSE
8 11 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.20%) MCTS
10 8 (1.76%) BC Cleared
10 8 (1.76%) MCP
11 7 (1.54%) MCITP
12 5 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.88%) OCP
14 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.22%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.52%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.32%) QA
4 5 (1.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.66%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
System Software
1 132 (29.01%) Active Directory
2 65 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (9.23%) XenApp
4 33 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.18%) Terminal Services
5 19 (4.18%) vSphere
6 18 (3.96%) XenDesktop
7 15 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.86%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.44%) KVM
13 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.44%) zsh
14 1 (0.22%) NFS
14 1 (0.22%) RHEV
14 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (7.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 21 (4.62%) WSUS
3 20 (4.40%) SCCM
3 20 (4.40%) SCOM
4 18 (3.96%) Puppet
5 13 (2.86%) BladeLogic
6 12 (2.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (1.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (1.76%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.10%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.66%) Cacti
11 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 202 (44.40%) Microsoft
2 101 (22.20%) Oracle
3 80 (17.58%) VMware
4 77 (16.92%) Citrix
5 68 (14.95%) HP
6 19 (4.18%) Symantec
7 18 (3.96%) CA
8 17 (3.74%) AppSense
9 14 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.86%) IBM
11 9 (1.98%) Sybase
12 8 (1.76%) BMC
12 8 (1.76%) Dell
12 8 (1.76%) NetApp
12 8 (1.76%) Nintex
13 7 (1.54%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.32%) Cisco
15 5 (1.10%) Lumension
15 5 (1.10%) SAP
16 4 (0.88%) Talend
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