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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 250 173 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.33% 7.60% 13.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.45% 36.27% 50.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 82 160
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £16.87 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.15% -53.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £14.17 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.37 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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
550 477 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.53% 20.96% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 233 287
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Glasgow +6 112 £338 +3.84% 36
Edinburgh +7 104 £375 +15.38% 21
West Lothian +8 8 £288 -22.03% 2
Aberdeen +4 4 £363 -5.84% 4
Renfrewshire -24 4 £300 -19.07%
Stirling - 4 £275 -
Dundee +3 1 £320 +46.28%
Fife -3 1 £350 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £400 -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 262 (50.68%) .NET
2 252 (48.74%) SQL
3 236 (45.65%) C#
4 158 (30.56%) ASP.NET
5 147 (28.43%) Finance
6 146 (28.24%) Microsoft
7 128 (24.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 121 (23.40%) Oracle
9 111 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (20.89%) JavaScript
11 101 (19.54%) HTML
12 93 (17.99%) T-SQL
12 93 (17.99%) CSS
13 86 (16.63%) SharePoint
14 83 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 82 (15.86%) MVC
16 77 (14.89%) .NET Framework
17 74 (14.31%) Windows
18 71 (13.73%) XML
18 71 (13.73%) Visual Studio
19 61 (11.80%) jQuery
20 54 (10.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 54 (10.44%) VBA
21 53 (10.25%) Java
21 53 (10.25%) ETL
21 53 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC
22 52 (10.06%) MS Excel
22 52 (10.06%) Banking
23 50 (9.67%) Web Services
24 48 (9.28%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 86 (16.63%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.19%) IIS
3 27 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (3.09%) MS Project Server
5 15 (2.90%) CMS
6 13 (2.51%) MS Exchange
7 12 (2.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 12 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.13%) SAS
9 10 (1.93%) JBoss
9 10 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.55%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.16%) Apache
12 6 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.97%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.09%) InfoPath
3 13 (2.51%) MS Project
4 10 (1.93%) MS Office
5 3 (0.58%) SPSS
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.58%) HTTP
2 14 (2.71%) Firewall
3 13 (2.51%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.13%) Internet
5 10 (1.93%) SAN
5 10 (1.93%) DNS
5 10 (1.93%) LAN
5 10 (1.93%) WAN
6 8 (1.55%) SSL
7 7 (1.35%) DHCP
7 7 (1.35%) Intranet
8 5 (0.97%) VoIP
8 5 (0.97%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.19%) NAS
9 1 (0.19%) AMQP
9 1 (0.19%) 4G
9 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (24.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 83 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (10.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 31 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (4.84%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.87%) MS Access
10 19 (3.68%) Oracle Database
11 16 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.35%) Data Mining
13 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (1.16%) QlikView
15 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (0.97%) MySQL
15 5 (0.97%) DTS
16 4 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 71 (13.73%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.32%) Subversion
4 8 (1.55%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.55%) Selenium
5 7 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.35%) NUnit
6 6 (1.16%) CruiseControl
6 6 (1.16%) JIRA
6 6 (1.16%) JUnit
6 6 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.97%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.97%) Mockito
7 5 (0.97%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.77%) GoogleTest
8 4 (0.77%) CppUnit
9 3 (0.58%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.58%) MSTest
General
1 147 (28.43%) Finance
2 52 (10.06%) Banking
3 10 (1.93%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.74%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Back Office
6 5 (0.97%) Games
7 4 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 329 (63.64%) Developer
2 122 (23.60%) .NET Developer
3 71 (13.73%) Analyst
4 43 (8.32%) SQL Developer
5 41 (7.93%) C# Developer
6 30 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 23 (4.45%) Software Developer
9 21 (4.06%) DBA
9 21 (4.06%) SQL Server Developer
10 20 (3.87%) C++ Developer
11 17 (3.29%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.29%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.09%) Business Analyst
13 15 (2.90%) Consultant
13 15 (2.90%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (2.51%) SQL DBA
15 12 (2.32%) Data Analyst
15 12 (2.32%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (50.68%) .NET
2 158 (30.56%) ASP.NET
3 101 (19.54%) HTML
4 93 (17.99%) CSS
5 77 (14.89%) .NET Framework
6 71 (13.73%) XML
7 61 (11.80%) jQuery
8 53 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (9.67%) Web Services
10 32 (6.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 24 (4.64%) Ajax
12 23 (4.45%) FIX Protocol
12 23 (4.45%) STL
13 22 (4.26%) HTML5
14 20 (3.87%) WinForms
15 19 (3.68%) WCF
16 18 (3.48%) NHibernate
16 18 (3.48%) Hibernate
17 17 (3.29%) WPF
17 17 (3.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.32%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.13%) Market Risk
3 11 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 11 (2.13%) Clustering
4 10 (1.93%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.74%) Data Extraction
6 8 (1.55%) NHS
6 8 (1.55%) User Experience
7 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.16%) Open Source
8 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.97%) Replication
8 5 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.77%) Equities
9 4 (0.77%) Web 2.0
9 4 (0.77%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.77%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.31%) Windows
2 16 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (2.51%) Linux
4 11 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.93%) UNIX
6 8 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.97%) HPUX
8 4 (0.77%) Solaris
8 4 (0.77%) AIX
9 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.86%) MVC
3 53 (10.25%) ETL
4 43 (8.32%) Data Modelling
5 41 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (6.00%) Migration
7 26 (5.03%) TDD
8 25 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (4.64%) Project Management
9 24 (4.64%) Unit Testing
10 23 (4.45%) OO
11 22 (4.26%) Workflow
11 22 (4.26%) Business Analysis
12 21 (4.06%) Web Development
12 21 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (3.29%) ITIL
14 16 (3.09%) CRM
15 15 (2.90%) Performance Testing
16 14 (2.71%) SOA
17 13 (2.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 252 (48.74%) SQL
2 236 (45.65%) C#
3 108 (20.89%) JavaScript
4 93 (17.99%) T-SQL
5 54 (10.44%) VBA
6 53 (10.25%) Java
7 27 (5.22%) C++
8 23 (4.45%) VBScript
9 21 (4.06%) VB
9 21 (4.06%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.71%) VB.NET
11 12 (2.32%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.13%) VB6
13 8 (1.55%) Perl
13 8 (1.55%) C
14 4 (0.77%) XPath
15 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.39%) PHP
16 1 (0.19%) REXX
Qualifications
1 25 (4.84%) Degree
1 25 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.93%) MCTS
5 8 (1.55%) MCP
6 4 (0.77%) MCITP
7 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.58%) MCSE
8 2 (0.39%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.39%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) MCDST
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) HND
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) DICOM
4 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.97%) RACF
3 5 (0.97%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.58%) KVM
5 3 (0.58%) RHEV
5 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.35%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.39%) Control-M
3 2 (0.39%) Nagios
3 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.39%) Legato
3 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.39%) SCCM
3 2 (0.39%) SCOM
3 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.39%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.19%) WSUS
4 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 146 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 121 (23.40%) Oracle
3 31 (6.00%) HP
4 20 (3.87%) Sybase
4 20 (3.87%) VMware
5 15 (2.90%) Informatica
5 15 (2.90%) IBM
6 14 (2.71%) Business Objects
6 14 (2.71%) Citrix
7 12 (2.32%) Kofax
8 11 (2.13%) Cognos
9 7 (1.35%) SAP
10 6 (1.16%) Symantec
11 5 (0.97%) Lotus
11 5 (0.97%) Nortel
11 5 (0.97%) CA
12 4 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.77%) Teradata
12 4 (0.77%) Google
13 3 (0.58%) Nintex
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