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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 225 180 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.48% 6.61% 7.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.69% 33.96% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 97 93
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£325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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 £23.63 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -1.96%
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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
597 530 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.83% 19.46% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 282 269
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.15 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £36.35 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 June 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 June 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
Edinburgh +11 86 £325 -8.45% 44
Glasgow +1 81 £325 - 27
Dundee -1 15 £348 - 1
Renfrewshire +1 12 £350 +25.00% 2
West Lothian -3 8 £290 -17.14% 1
Fife -7 6 £338 -
Perth and Kinross - 5 £350 -
Stirling -2 2 £458 +26.20% 1
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 208 (47.82%) SQL
2 162 (37.24%) .NET
3 136 (31.26%) C#
4 130 (29.89%) Finance
5 125 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 111 (25.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 100 (22.99%) ASP.NET
8 96 (22.07%) Windows
9 95 (21.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 91 (20.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 82 (18.85%) HTML
12 80 (18.39%) Oracle
13 68 (15.63%) JavaScript
14 67 (15.40%) CSS
15 64 (14.71%) MVC
16 61 (14.02%) Java
17 58 (13.33%) T-SQL
17 58 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (12.64%) .NET Framework
19 54 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
19 54 (12.41%) MS Excel
20 49 (11.26%) Visual Studio
20 49 (11.26%) SQL Server 2005
21 48 (11.03%) SQL Server 2012
22 47 (10.80%) XML
23 43 (9.89%) SharePoint
24 38 (8.74%) ETL
24 38 (8.74%) Web Services
25 37 (8.51%) SDLC
26 36 (8.28%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 43 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.90%) IIS
3 13 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.84%) SAS
5 7 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.38%) NetWeaver
6 6 (1.38%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.15%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.92%) Node.js
8 4 (0.92%) Apache
8 4 (0.92%) CMS
9 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.46%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
Applications
1 54 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.07%) MS Office
3 8 (1.84%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.46%) Summit
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) FRx
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.45%) SAN
2 10 (2.30%) HTTP
3 9 (2.07%) DNS
4 7 (1.61%) Intranet
5 6 (1.38%) WAN
5 6 (1.38%) DHCP
6 5 (1.15%) LAN
7 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.92%) Internet
7 4 (0.92%) Firewall
7 4 (0.92%) SSL
8 3 (0.69%) IPv4
8 3 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.69%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.69%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.46%) NAS
9 2 (0.46%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (25.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 95 (21.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (20.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (11.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (11.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (7.82%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (5.75%) Relational Database
8 23 (5.29%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (3.91%) MS Access
11 14 (3.22%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.38%) QlikView
15 6 (1.38%) SAP HANA
16 5 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
17 4 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (11.26%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.83%) Subversion
3 14 (3.22%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.53%) JIRA
7 6 (1.38%) MSBuild
7 6 (1.38%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.15%) Toad
8 5 (1.15%) JUnit
9 4 (0.92%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.69%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.69%) FishEye
10 3 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.69%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.69%) PVCS
10 3 (0.69%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.69%) NUnit
10 3 (0.69%) Maven
General
1 130 (29.89%) Finance
2 33 (7.59%) Banking
3 12 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.61%) Retail
5 6 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.15%) Games
7 4 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 264 (60.69%) Developer
2 66 (15.17%) .NET Developer
3 60 (13.79%) SQL Developer
4 51 (11.72%) Analyst
5 35 (8.05%) DBA
6 23 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 22 (5.06%) C# Developer
7 22 (5.06%) SQL DBA
8 19 (4.37%) Software Developer
9 17 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 16 (3.68%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.68%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.45%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.22%) SQL Server DBA
12 14 (3.22%) SQL Server Developer
13 13 (2.99%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.76%) Administrator
14 12 (2.76%) Web Developer
14 12 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (37.24%) .NET
2 100 (22.99%) ASP.NET
3 82 (18.85%) HTML
4 67 (15.40%) CSS
5 55 (12.64%) .NET Framework
6 47 (10.80%) XML
7 38 (8.74%) Web Services
8 36 (8.28%) jQuery
9 35 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (5.75%) Entity Framework
11 20 (4.60%) HTML5
11 20 (4.60%) Hibernate
11 20 (4.60%) Spring
12 18 (4.14%) WCF
13 17 (3.91%) Ajax
13 17 (3.91%) RESTful
14 16 (3.68%) CSS3
14 16 (3.68%) AngularJS
15 13 (2.99%) WPF
16 12 (2.76%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.07%) Clustering
4 9 (2.07%) Market Risk
5 8 (1.84%) Replication
5 8 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.15%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
9 2 (0.46%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.46%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.46%) GIS
9 2 (0.46%) User Experience
9 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (22.07%) Windows
2 30 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (5.29%) Linux
4 20 (4.60%) UNIX
5 15 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.30%) AIX
6 10 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.07%) Solaris
7 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.69%) Android
12 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.71%) MVC
2 58 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (8.74%) ETL
5 37 (8.51%) SDLC
6 32 (7.36%) Data Modelling
7 31 (7.13%) Migration
8 30 (6.90%) Project Management
8 30 (6.90%) OO
9 20 (4.60%) Asset Management
10 19 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (4.14%) Unit Testing
12 17 (3.91%) Data Analysis
12 17 (3.91%) Content Management
13 16 (3.68%) ITIL
14 14 (3.22%) Web Development
14 14 (3.22%) Data Migration
15 13 (2.99%) Software Engineering
15 13 (2.99%) Business Analysis
16 12 (2.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 208 (47.82%) SQL
2 136 (31.26%) C#
3 68 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 61 (14.02%) Java
5 58 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 28 (6.44%) VBA
7 25 (5.75%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.14%) VB
9 16 (3.68%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.22%) C++
11 11 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.84%) Perl
12 8 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.61%) ABAP
13 7 (1.61%) XPath
14 5 (1.15%) VB6
15 4 (0.92%) X++
15 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.69%) VBScript
17 2 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.06%) Degree
5 8 (1.84%) MCTS
6 6 (1.38%) MCP
6 6 (1.38%) MCSE
7 4 (0.92%) CCNA
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.69%) MCSA
8 3 (0.69%) CCNP
8 3 (0.69%) MCSD
9 2 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.23%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.15%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) DICOM
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.15%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.92%) zsh
7 3 (0.69%) vSphere
7 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.92%) WSUS
2 4 (0.92%) SCCM
2 4 (0.92%) Puppet
2 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) SCOM
5 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.23%) Control-M
5 1 (0.23%) Legato
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 125 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 80 (18.39%) Oracle
3 27 (6.21%) Sybase
4 24 (5.52%) VMware
5 19 (4.37%) Business Objects
6 13 (2.99%) Citrix
7 12 (2.76%) SAP
8 11 (2.53%) HP
9 8 (1.84%) Tableau
10 7 (1.61%) Telerik
11 6 (1.38%) Lotus
11 6 (1.38%) Symantec
11 6 (1.38%) Cisco
12 5 (1.15%) EMC
13 4 (0.92%) AppSense
14 3 (0.69%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.69%) Google
14 3 (0.69%) Dell
14 3 (0.69%) IBM
14 3 (0.69%) Cognos
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