Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 27.59% 2.20% 2.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 84.21% 66.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Aberdeen median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -6.67%
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £17.32 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -51.89% +10.77%

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 19 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 32.76% 3.30% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 9
Aberdeen median daily rate £350 £325 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -33.67% +30.67%
10th Percentile £175 £313 £343
90th Percentile £452 £338 £530
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £10.41 £17.36 £30.21
% change year-on-year -40.05% -42.54% -7.06%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) VBA
7 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Telerik

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 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) MS Access
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Database Developer
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior SQL Server Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) React
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Innovative Thinking
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) RAD
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VBA
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Telerik
3 2 (12.50%) Xamarin