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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 262 194 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.49% 7.71% 8.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.94% 36.95% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 91 97
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£347 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £32.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.00 £36.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.14%
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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
640 525 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.18% 20.87% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 227 232
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 31
Average hourly rate £16.75 £35.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.81% +115.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.39%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

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
Glasgow +7 100 £363 +11.53% 36
Edinburgh +5 97 £350 - 32
Aberdeen +1 17 £338 +12.50% 11
Highlands - 5 £135 -
Stirling -9 4 £230 -34.28%
West Lothian +3 3 £403 +43.83% 3
Perth and Kinross - 2 £388 - 1
Dundee +6 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £350 - 1
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 214 (48.86%) SQL
2 206 (47.03%) .NET
3 166 (37.90%) C#
4 130 (29.68%) Microsoft
5 113 (25.80%) Oracle
6 109 (24.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 99 (22.60%) ASP.NET
8 97 (22.15%) Finance
9 85 (19.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 74 (16.89%) Windows
11 73 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 69 (15.75%) HTML
13 65 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (14.61%) JavaScript
14 64 (14.61%) T-SQL
15 62 (14.16%) XML
16 61 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 57 (13.01%) CSS
18 55 (12.56%) Visual Studio
19 48 (10.96%) jQuery
20 47 (10.73%) MVC
21 45 (10.27%) Relational Database
22 44 (10.05%) Java
22 44 (10.05%) MS Excel
23 43 (9.82%) VBA
24 39 (8.90%) ETL
25 38 (8.68%) Banking
26 37 (8.45%) Data Modelling
27 36 (8.22%) .NET Framework
28 35 (7.99%) Security Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 73 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.76%) IIS
3 22 (5.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (3.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (3.42%) MS Exchange
6 13 (2.97%) CMS
7 12 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.28%) MS Project Server
9 9 (2.05%) SAS
10 8 (1.83%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.91%) Apache
14 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.46%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.02%) MS Office
3 13 (2.97%) InfoPath
4 10 (2.28%) MS Project
5 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.51%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.23%) assyst
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.94%) SAN
2 19 (4.34%) DNS
3 18 (4.11%) HTTP
3 18 (4.11%) Firewall
4 14 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.97%) Internet
6 12 (2.74%) DHCP
7 7 (1.60%) LAN
7 7 (1.60%) WAN
8 6 (1.37%) Intranet
9 5 (1.14%) VPN
10 3 (0.68%) VoIP
10 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.46%) NAS
11 2 (0.46%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.46%) SSL
12 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.23%) FTP
12 1 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (24.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 85 (19.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (13.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (10.27%) Relational Database
5 35 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (6.85%) RDBMS
6 30 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (5.71%) Oracle Database
8 22 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (4.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (3.42%) MS Access
11 14 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.60%) InterSystems Cache
13 7 (1.60%) MySQL
14 6 (1.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.91%) OLAP
16 4 (0.91%) DTS
16 4 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 55 (12.56%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.20%) Subversion
3 12 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.83%) CppUnit
4 8 (1.83%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.68%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.68%) Toad
8 2 (0.46%) JUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.46%) PVCS
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.46%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.46%) MSI
8 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.46%) Fiddler
General
1 97 (22.15%) Finance
2 38 (8.68%) Banking
3 7 (1.60%) Back Office
4 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (0.91%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.46%) Marketing
5 2 (0.46%) Front Office
5 2 (0.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.23%) Games
6 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 248 (56.62%) Developer
2 95 (21.69%) .NET Developer
3 61 (13.93%) Analyst
4 45 (10.27%) SQL Developer
5 31 (7.08%) C# Developer
6 26 (5.94%) Applications Support
6 26 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 25 (5.71%) DBA
8 23 (5.25%) SQL Server Developer
9 20 (4.57%) Consultant
10 19 (4.34%) Senior Developer
11 18 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
12 15 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (3.42%) Lead Developer
13 13 (2.97%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.74%) Architect
14 12 (2.74%) Java Developer
15 11 (2.51%) C++ Developer
15 11 (2.51%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (47.03%) .NET
2 99 (22.60%) ASP.NET
3 69 (15.75%) HTML
4 62 (14.16%) XML
5 57 (13.01%) CSS
6 48 (10.96%) jQuery
7 36 (8.22%) .NET Framework
8 35 (7.99%) Web Services
9 29 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (6.16%) WCF
11 21 (4.79%) WinForms
12 17 (3.88%) JSP
12 17 (3.88%) WPF
13 16 (3.65%) STL
13 16 (3.65%) Hibernate
14 13 (2.97%) EJB
14 13 (2.97%) Servlets
14 13 (2.97%) JSON
14 13 (2.97%) HTML5
15 12 (2.74%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.65%) Clustering
3 14 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.28%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.28%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.60%) NHS
6 6 (1.37%) Replication
6 6 (1.37%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.91%) Equities
8 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.68%) Open Source
9 2 (0.46%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) User Experience
9 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.89%) Windows
2 17 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (3.65%) Linux
4 13 (2.97%) UNIX
5 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.83%) AIX
7 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.68%) HPUX
9 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.46%) Solaris
10 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.46%) Android
10 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (10.73%) MVC
3 39 (8.90%) ETL
4 37 (8.45%) Data Modelling
5 32 (7.31%) ITIL
5 32 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
6 28 (6.39%) Workflow
7 27 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (5.48%) Web Development
9 23 (5.25%) TDD
9 23 (5.25%) Project Management
10 21 (4.79%) Migration
10 21 (4.79%) OO
10 21 (4.79%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.34%) Scrum
12 17 (3.88%) Technical Analysis
13 14 (3.20%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (2.97%) Service Management
14 13 (2.97%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (48.86%) SQL
2 166 (37.90%) C#
3 64 (14.61%) T-SQL
3 64 (14.61%) JavaScript
4 44 (10.05%) Java
5 43 (9.82%) VBA
6 34 (7.76%) PL/SQL
7 22 (5.02%) C++
8 15 (3.42%) VB
9 13 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.74%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.05%) Perl
12 7 (1.60%) C
13 5 (1.14%) VBScript
14 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.68%) AWK
16 2 (0.46%) VB6
16 2 (0.46%) Python
16 2 (0.46%) REXX
16 2 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.39%) Degree
4 22 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.97%) MCTS
6 6 (1.37%) MCP
7 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.91%) MCSE
9 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.46%) MCDST
10 2 (0.46%) MCITP
10 2 (0.46%) CCNA
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.46%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCSD
11 1 (0.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) SLA
2 4 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.97%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.68%) XenApp
7 3 (0.68%) vSphere
8 2 (0.46%) KVM
8 2 (0.46%) RHEV
8 2 (0.46%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (1.83%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.37%) SCCM
3 4 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.68%) Nagios
4 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.68%) WSUS
5 2 (0.46%) SCOM
5 2 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.46%) Netcool
5 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Legato
6 1 (0.23%) Control-M
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 130 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 113 (25.80%) Oracle
3 34 (7.76%) HP
4 28 (6.39%) Sybase
5 26 (5.94%) VMware
6 22 (5.02%) Citrix
7 13 (2.97%) IBM
8 12 (2.74%) Kofax
9 10 (2.28%) Informatica
10 8 (1.83%) Google
11 7 (1.60%) AppSense
12 6 (1.37%) Symantec
12 6 (1.37%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.37%) Cognos
12 6 (1.37%) Cisco
13 4 (0.91%) JBoss
13 4 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.91%) Teradata
13 4 (0.91%) Nintex
14 3 (0.68%) GoldenSource
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