The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.25% 9.80% 6.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.86% 83.33% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £510 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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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 Stirling region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
35 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 36.08% 11.76% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Stirling region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

SQL Server
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) VBA
2 7 (77.78%) MS Access
3 5 (55.56%) DTS
3 5 (55.56%) VB
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (44.44%) Equities
4 4 (44.44%) Programme Management
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (11.11%) Sybase
7 1 (11.11%) RAD
7 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MS Access
2 5 (55.56%) DTS
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Access Developer
3 2 (22.22%) VBA Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (44.44%) Equities
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) RAD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) VBA
3 5 (55.56%) VB
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase