Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 14 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 19.42% 11.71% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.33% 65.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 0
Aberdeen median daily rate £392 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.68% - -
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - £40.25 -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £17.32 £35.96
% change year-on-year +76.10% -51.83% -10.11%

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 24 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 23.30% 18.02% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Aberdeen median daily rate £392 £300 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.68% -38.78% +40.00%
10th Percentile £189 £230 £391
90th Percentile £438 £365 £530
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - £40.25 -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.37% +61.00% -37.50%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) Intranet
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Document Management
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (15.00%) Virtual Environments

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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (30.00%) IIS
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Intranet
2 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (15.00%) ISDN
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Server Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Report Writer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
1 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Document Management
2 4 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Data Management
3 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
3 3 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) Xamarin