The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 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 2012
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 64 86 86
Rank change year-on-year +22 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.35% 1.29% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £350 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

SQL Server 2012 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 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (20.00%) MCITP
8 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
9 2 (13.33%) Big Data
9 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
9 2 (13.33%) Degree

SQL Server 2012
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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (13.33%) Big Data
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (6.67%) OLAP
8 1 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (6.67%) Power BI
8 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (20.00%) DBA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) MDX
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) MVS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) R
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Tableau
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