Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 12.07% 5.61% 5.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Aberdeen median daily rate £390 £325 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +28.71% -31.76%
10th Percentile £217 £211 £172
90th Percentile £579 £478 £331
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £190.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +352.38% +29.23%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 24.14% 5.61% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Aberdeen median daily rate £390 £325 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +109.68% -58.11%
10th Percentile £185 £211 £146
90th Percentile £548 £478 £312
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £361
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.27% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £45.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year -64.14% +25.86% +10.77%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Aberdeen

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Aberdeen region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Telerik
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Access Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior SQL Server Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Core
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) React
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
2 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (14.29%) Innovative Thinking
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) RAD
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) OutSystems
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Telerik
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin