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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
Rank 22 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 125 200 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.20% 7.77% 9.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.02% 35.40% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 124 161
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 £35.96 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.82% +41.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.27% -24.86%

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
347 565 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.99% 21.95% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 314 332
Median daily rate £375 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% -65.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +13 67 £363 +4.31% 17
Edinburgh -11 43 £350 -12.50% 27
West Lothian 0 7 £325 -8.45% 1
Fife -2 1 £320 -8.57%
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £390 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 - 1
Dundee - 1 £205 - 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 161 (50.79%) SQL
2 117 (36.91%) .NET
2 117 (36.91%) Microsoft
3 110 (34.70%) C#
4 84 (26.50%) JavaScript
5 82 (25.87%) ASP.NET
6 76 (23.97%) Windows
7 62 (19.56%) MVC
8 60 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (17.98%) CSS
9 57 (17.98%) Active Directory
10 55 (17.35%) Oracle
10 55 (17.35%) HTML
11 50 (15.77%) VMware
12 48 (15.14%) Security Cleared
13 47 (14.83%) T-SQL
13 47 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
14 45 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 43 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 43 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (13.25%) Windows Server
17 41 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (12.62%) jQuery
18 40 (12.62%) ITIL
19 38 (11.99%) Finance
20 37 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 36 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (11.36%) SC Cleared
22 35 (11.04%) PowerShell
23 34 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure

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 17 (5.36%) IIS
2 16 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.42%) CMS
4 11 (3.47%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.84%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.89%) SAS
7 5 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.95%) Jadu
9 3 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.63%) CICS
10 2 (0.63%) Confluence
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.63%) JBoss
10 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.15%) SAP BPC
1 10 (3.15%) SAP MII
2 8 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 3 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Maximo
5 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.58%) IaaS
4 3 (0.95%) GitHub
4 3 (0.95%) Office 365
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.46%) SAN
2 29 (9.15%) DNS
3 22 (6.94%) DHCP
4 21 (6.62%) Firewall
5 13 (4.10%) NAS
6 11 (3.47%) VSAN
7 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.21%) HTTP
8 7 (2.21%) IPsec
8 7 (2.21%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.21%) WAN
9 6 (1.89%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.89%) Internet
9 6 (1.89%) VPN
10 4 (1.26%) LAN
11 3 (0.95%) VLAN
12 2 (0.63%) Intranet
12 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (10.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (10.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (8.83%) Relational Database
7 27 (8.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (3.79%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (3.47%) RDBMS
11 10 (3.15%) MaxDB
11 10 (3.15%) Power BI
11 10 (3.15%) SAP BW
12 9 (2.84%) MySQL
12 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (2.21%) Big Data
13 7 (2.21%) QlikView
14 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 23 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.10%) Selenium
5 12 (3.79%) JIRA
6 10 (3.15%) NWDI
7 9 (2.84%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.52%) YouTrack
9 7 (2.21%) Subversion
10 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.89%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.26%) NUnit
12 3 (0.95%) Maven
12 3 (0.95%) Moq
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.63%) WinDbg
General
1 38 (11.99%) Finance
2 17 (5.36%) Banking
3 8 (2.52%) Back Office
4 5 (1.58%) Retail
5 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Law
6 3 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (43.22%) Developer
2 59 (18.61%) .NET Developer
3 36 (11.36%) Analyst
4 28 (8.83%) C# Developer
4 28 (8.83%) SQL Developer
5 19 (5.99%) Administrator
6 18 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (4.73%) Consultant
7 15 (4.73%) Web Developer
8 14 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (4.42%) DBA
9 12 (3.79%) SQL DBA
9 12 (3.79%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (3.15%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.15%) Architect
10 10 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (2.84%) Applications Developer
11 9 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.84%) SAP Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (36.91%) .NET
2 82 (25.87%) ASP.NET
3 57 (17.98%) CSS
4 55 (17.35%) HTML
5 43 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (12.62%) jQuery
7 34 (10.73%) .NET Framework
8 30 (9.46%) AngularJS
9 21 (6.62%) Web Services
10 19 (5.99%) Entity Framework
11 17 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (5.05%) HTML5
13 14 (4.42%) XML
14 13 (4.10%) CSS3
15 10 (3.15%) Middleware
15 10 (3.15%) RESTful
15 10 (3.15%) SAP Basis
15 10 (3.15%) WCF
16 9 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 7 (2.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.36%) Clustering
2 17 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.89%) Replication
5 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.95%) RIA
7 3 (0.95%) VLE
8 2 (0.63%) CESG
8 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (23.97%) Windows
2 42 (13.25%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (10.41%) Linux
5 24 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.73%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.84%) Solaris
9 8 (2.52%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.58%) Android
10 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.95%) MVS
12 3 (0.95%) Unix
13 2 (0.63%) AIX
13 2 (0.63%) CentOS
13 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.56%) MVC
2 60 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (12.62%) ITIL
5 25 (7.89%) ETL
6 24 (7.57%) Scrum
7 22 (6.94%) Web Development
8 20 (6.31%) Migration
9 19 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (5.68%) Configuration Management
10 18 (5.68%) OO
11 15 (4.73%) TDD
12 14 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (4.42%) Server Building
13 13 (4.10%) Software Distribution
13 13 (4.10%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (3.79%) Data Modelling
14 12 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (3.79%) Unit Testing
15 11 (3.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 161 (50.79%) SQL
2 110 (34.70%) C#
3 84 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 47 (14.83%) T-SQL
5 35 (11.04%) PowerShell
6 26 (8.20%) Java
7 12 (3.79%) VB
7 12 (3.79%) VBA
8 11 (3.47%) Python
9 10 (3.15%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.21%) C++
11 6 (1.89%) Jython
11 6 (1.89%) PHP
12 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.58%) VB6
13 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.95%) C
15 2 (0.63%) COBOL
15 2 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.94%) Degree
5 15 (4.73%) MCSE
6 11 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.84%) MCSA
8 4 (1.26%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.95%) MCAD
9 3 (0.95%) MCSD
9 3 (0.95%) MCTS
10 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.63%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.63%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) CISSP
11 1 (0.32%) HND
11 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.58%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Basel III
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.62%) vSphere
4 10 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.21%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.58%) XenApp
9 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) Docker
10 1 (0.32%) NFS
10 1 (0.32%) Samba
10 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.47%) PowerCLI
1 11 (3.47%) vRealize
2 10 (3.15%) Puppet
3 7 (2.21%) Netcool
3 7 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.21%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.89%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.89%) SCCM
4 6 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.95%) Ansible
6 3 (0.95%) SCOM
6 3 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.63%) SnapMirror
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (36.91%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.35%) Oracle
3 50 (15.77%) VMware
4 29 (9.15%) Citrix
5 16 (5.05%) HP
6 13 (4.10%) Veritas
7 12 (3.79%) Cisco
8 11 (3.47%) Sybase
9 10 (3.15%) CA
9 10 (3.15%) Dell
9 10 (3.15%) SAP
10 7 (2.21%) AppSense
11 6 (1.89%) BMC
12 5 (1.58%) Cognos
12 5 (1.58%) IBM
12 5 (1.58%) ILOG
12 5 (1.58%) Symantec
13 4 (1.26%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.95%) Infor
14 3 (0.95%) Veeam
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