The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 75 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.99% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.11% 4.82% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £325 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £322 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

SQL Server 2008 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 161 311 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.85% 20.51% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 199 172
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £322 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £52.09 £15.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.23% -68.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 9 (42.86%) C#
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (23.81%) WCF
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) MVC
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (19.05%) jQuery
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) XenApp
8 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (14.29%) Windows 10

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (9.52%) Big Data
6 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (4.76%) OLAP
7 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.76%) Power BI
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (9.52%) WinDbg
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) IT Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (4.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) jQuery
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (14.29%) WPF
5 2 (9.52%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) MDX
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) MVC
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.76%) R
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCSA
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) CA
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) DevExpress
4 2 (9.52%) Varonis
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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