Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 20 April 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 > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 154 106 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.48% 5.73% 6.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.82% 29.78% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 75 127
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £313 £244 £306
90th Percentile £467 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £37.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £17.32 £36.00
% change year-on-year +142.49% -51.89% +24.14%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 484 356 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.22% 19.24% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 195 353
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £306
90th Percentile £524 £491 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £111.50 £52.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.42% +246.67% -68.42%
10th Percentile £111.25 £43.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £111.75 £52.17 £23.10
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £40.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +4.35% +114.67% -42.31%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 68 (44.16%) C#
1 68 (44.16%) .NET
2 61 (39.61%) SQL
3 46 (29.87%) Finance
4 45 (29.22%) Microsoft
5 44 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 39 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (23.38%) MVC
8 35 (22.73%) ASP.NET
9 27 (17.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (16.23%) Oracle
11 24 (15.58%) .NET Framework
12 22 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (13.64%) AngularJS
13 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (12.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (12.34%) HTML
15 19 (12.34%) CSS
16 18 (11.69%) jQuery
17 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
17 16 (10.39%) Windows
18 15 (9.74%) T-SQL
19 14 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (9.09%) Data Analysis
19 14 (9.09%) Relational Database
19 14 (9.09%) Windows Server
20 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (8.44%) Entity Framework
20 13 (8.44%) ETL
21 12 (7.79%) Migration

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 10 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.25%) Apache
3 5 (3.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.60%) JBoss
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.95%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) nginx
6 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.30%) CMS
6 2 (1.30%) SAS
6 2 (1.30%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.84%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.30%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.30%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.90%) Office 365
3 5 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) Firewall
1 3 (1.95%) Internet
2 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.30%) WEP
3 1 (0.65%) AMQP
3 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (12.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.49%) MySQL
4 10 (6.49%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.25%) Informix
6 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.90%) Maven
5 4 (2.60%) NUnit
5 4 (2.60%) webpack
6 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.95%) ERwin
6 3 (1.95%) JIRA
7 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.30%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.30%) NWDI
7 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.65%) Ant
8 1 (0.65%) FishEye
8 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.65%) MSTest
8 1 (0.65%) Selenium
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (29.87%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Banking
3 4 (2.60%) Front Office
4 3 (1.95%) Legal
4 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (56.49%) Developer
2 39 (25.32%) .NET Developer
3 19 (12.34%) C# Developer
4 16 (10.39%) Analyst
5 15 (9.74%) Architect
5 15 (9.74%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (8.44%) DBA
7 11 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 10 (6.49%) Administrator
8 10 (6.49%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.84%) Consultant
10 8 (5.19%) CRM Developer
10 8 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (4.55%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.90%) Data Architect
12 6 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (44.16%) .NET
2 35 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 27 (17.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (15.58%) .NET Framework
5 22 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 19 (12.34%) CSS
7 19 (12.34%) HTML
8 18 (11.69%) jQuery
9 13 (8.44%) Entity Framework
10 12 (7.79%) RESTful
11 9 (5.84%) Hibernate
12 8 (5.19%) SignalR
12 8 (5.19%) Spring
12 8 (5.19%) Web Services
13 7 (4.55%) CSS3
13 7 (4.55%) HTML5
14 6 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
14 6 (3.90%) XML
15 5 (3.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.19%) Fixed Income
3 6 (3.90%) Equities
4 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.30%) Fintech
6 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.39%) Windows
2 14 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.79%) Linux
4 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.95%) AIX
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.30%) zOS
7 1 (0.65%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.38%) MVC
3 14 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 13 (8.44%) ETL
5 12 (7.79%) Front End Development
5 12 (7.79%) Migration
5 12 (7.79%) Portfolio Management
5 12 (7.79%) SDLC
6 11 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (6.49%) CRM
8 9 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (5.19%) API Development
9 8 (5.19%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.55%) Scrum
10 7 (4.55%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.55%) Web Development
11 5 (3.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.16%) C#
2 61 (39.61%) SQL
3 44 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.74%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.14%) Java
6 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.19%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.90%) PHP
8 5 (3.25%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.60%) HQL
10 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.30%) Java 8
11 2 (1.30%) Python
12 1 (0.65%) AspectJ
12 1 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.65%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.60%) Degree
1 4 (2.60%) MCP
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.95%) MCSE
3 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.65%) MCITP
3 1 (0.65%) MCSA
3 1 (0.65%) OCP
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.65%) HDFS
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) Kibana
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.65%) PingFederate
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (29.22%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.23%) Oracle
3 10 (6.49%) Charles River
4 8 (5.19%) Ab Initio
4 8 (5.19%) IBM
5 5 (3.25%) Bloomberg
5 5 (3.25%) CODA
5 5 (3.25%) Teradata
5 5 (3.25%) VMware
6 4 (2.60%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.60%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.95%) CommVault
7 3 (1.95%) FactSet
7 3 (1.95%) Informatica
7 3 (1.95%) Veeam
8 2 (1.30%) SAP
8 2 (1.30%) Sybase
8 2 (1.30%) Tableau
8 2 (1.30%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy