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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 4.72% 4.00% 6.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.13% 28.57% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£303 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £550 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £550 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
31 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 29.25% 14.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
Average daily rate £375 £450 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £450 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) MS Access
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) Equities
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
3 3 (27.27%) DTS
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Control-M
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MS Access
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) DTS
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Equities
1 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Remedy