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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 2.94% 4.17% 2.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £340 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 2.94% 6.25% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £160 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aberdeen region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010

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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Writer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft