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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 208 150 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.45% 6.11% 7.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.31% 30.86% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 71 74
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£350 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £25.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £35.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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
543 486 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.44% 19.78% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 210 208
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.28% +71.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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.

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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 +11 94 £358 +8.33% 48
Edinburgh -7 68 £350 +7.69% 35
Renfrewshire -6 14 £336 -18.03%
Aberdeen +3 10 £306 +2.08% 11
West Lothian -4 2 £403 -5.23% 3
Stirling -11 2 £303 -45.00%
Perth and Kinross - 2 £388 - 1
Dundee +5 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £350 -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 210 (50.48%) SQL
2 182 (43.75%) .NET
3 140 (33.65%) C#
4 124 (29.81%) Oracle
5 114 (27.40%) Microsoft
6 98 (23.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 85 (20.43%) Finance
8 79 (18.99%) ASP.NET
9 76 (18.27%) Windows
10 68 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (15.14%) T-SQL
12 62 (14.90%) HTML
12 62 (14.90%) SharePoint
13 58 (13.94%) JavaScript
14 51 (12.26%) CSS
15 50 (12.02%) XML
15 50 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 48 (11.54%) Relational Database
17 47 (11.30%) SQL Server 2005
18 43 (10.34%) Java
19 42 (10.10%) ETL
19 42 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
20 41 (9.86%) IIS
20 41 (9.86%) MS Excel
21 39 (9.38%) Visual Studio
21 39 (9.38%) jQuery
22 38 (9.13%) Web Services
22 38 (9.13%) Security Cleared
23 37 (8.89%) MVC
23 37 (8.89%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 62 (14.90%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.86%) IIS
3 20 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (4.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (3.13%) CMS
6 11 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.92%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.68%) SAS
9 7 (1.68%) MS Project Server
10 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.20%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.48%) Lync
14 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 41 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.29%) MS Office
3 12 (2.88%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.68%) MS Project
5 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.13%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.72%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.24%) assyst
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.45%) SAN
2 20 (4.81%) DNS
3 13 (3.13%) HTTP
3 13 (3.13%) DHCP
4 11 (2.64%) Firewall
5 9 (2.16%) Internet
6 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.44%) Intranet
7 6 (1.44%) NAS
8 5 (1.20%) LAN
8 5 (1.20%) WAN
9 4 (0.96%) VPN
10 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.72%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.48%) SSL
12 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.24%) FTP
12 1 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (23.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 68 (16.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 47 (11.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (8.89%) Oracle Database
7 36 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (6.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 27 (6.49%) RDBMS
10 24 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (3.61%) MS Access
13 9 (2.16%) InterSystems Cache
14 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.44%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.20%) MySQL
16 5 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
16 5 (1.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 39 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.85%) Subversion
3 8 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.44%) GoogleTest
4 6 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.44%) CppUnit
5 4 (0.96%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.48%) ERwin
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.48%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.48%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.24%) Trac
8 1 (0.24%) CodeRush
8 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
General
1 85 (20.43%) Finance
2 34 (8.17%) Banking
3 7 (1.68%) Back Office
3 7 (1.68%) Investment Banking
4 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.48%) Front Office
6 2 (0.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 218 (52.40%) Developer
2 68 (16.35%) Analyst
3 66 (15.87%) .NET Developer
4 37 (8.89%) SQL Developer
5 33 (7.93%) Applications Support
6 31 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 31 (7.45%) DBA
7 24 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
8 23 (5.53%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.33%) Consultant
10 17 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (3.85%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
12 15 (3.61%) SQL DBA
12 15 (3.61%) Lead Developer
13 14 (3.37%) Software Developer
13 14 (3.37%) Architect
14 12 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
15 9 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (43.75%) .NET
2 79 (18.99%) ASP.NET
3 62 (14.90%) HTML
4 51 (12.26%) CSS
5 50 (12.02%) XML
6 39 (9.38%) jQuery
7 38 (9.13%) Web Services
8 22 (5.29%) WCF
9 21 (5.05%) .NET Framework
10 18 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (3.13%) WPF
12 13 (3.13%) JSP
13 12 (2.88%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.88%) WinForms
13 12 (2.88%) HTML5
14 11 (2.64%) JSON
14 11 (2.64%) Middleware
15 10 (2.40%) SOAP
15 10 (2.40%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.57%) Clustering
2 13 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 13 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 12 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.16%) Replication
5 8 (1.92%) NHS
6 4 (0.96%) Open Source
7 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.72%) Equities
7 3 (0.72%) Derivative
8 2 (0.48%) PKI
8 2 (0.48%) Statistics
8 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.24%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.27%) Windows
2 23 (5.53%) UNIX
2 23 (5.53%) Linux
3 18 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.37%) AIX
5 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.16%) Solaris
7 8 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.96%) HPUX
9 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.10%) ETL
1 42 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
2 37 (8.89%) MVC
3 36 (8.65%) Data Modelling
4 31 (7.45%) ITIL
5 29 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (6.01%) Workflow
6 25 (6.01%) Migration
7 23 (5.53%) OO
7 23 (5.53%) Web Development
8 22 (5.29%) Project Management
9 20 (4.81%) Unit Testing
10 16 (3.85%) Service Management
10 16 (3.85%) TDD
11 15 (3.61%) Investment Management
12 14 (3.37%) Data Management
12 14 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.37%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.37%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 210 (50.48%) SQL
2 140 (33.65%) C#
3 63 (15.14%) T-SQL
4 58 (13.94%) JavaScript
5 43 (10.34%) Java
6 36 (8.65%) VBA
7 35 (8.41%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.85%) VB
9 14 (3.37%) C++
10 12 (2.88%) Perl
10 12 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.64%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.40%) C
13 3 (0.72%) VBScript
13 3 (0.72%) AWK
13 3 (0.72%) VB6
13 3 (0.72%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.48%) Python
14 2 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.21%) Degree
4 16 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.68%) MCTS
6 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.96%) MCSE
7 3 (0.72%) CCNA
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.72%) MCITP
8 2 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) MCDST
9 1 (0.24%) VCP4
9 1 (0.24%) VCP5
9 1 (0.24%) MCPD
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) SLA
2 7 (1.68%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (2.88%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.72%) KVM
6 3 (0.72%) RHEV
6 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.48%) XenApp
7 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (2.40%) Netcool
1 10 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (1.92%) SCCM
2 8 (1.92%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.48%) SCOM
5 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.24%) Legato
6 1 (0.24%) Control-M
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 124 (29.81%) Oracle
2 114 (27.40%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.93%) HP
4 32 (7.69%) Sybase
5 19 (4.57%) VMware
6 18 (4.33%) Citrix
7 14 (3.37%) IBM
8 12 (2.88%) Kofax
9 11 (2.64%) Cognos
10 10 (2.40%) AppSense
11 7 (1.68%) Informatica
11 7 (1.68%) Veritas
12 6 (1.44%) Google
12 6 (1.44%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.20%) SAP
13 5 (1.20%) InterSystems
13 5 (1.20%) Nintex
14 4 (0.96%) GoldenSource
14 4 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
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