Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 19 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 168 191 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.57% 6.63% 5.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.05% 35.44% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 103 62
Edinburgh median daily rate £428 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £248
90th Percentile £588 £520 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £348
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.76% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £46.13
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -59.02% -22.78% +75.56%

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 466 539 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.22% 18.70% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 308 196
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £538 £516 £513
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 - £52.00
10th Percentile £18.40 - £46.01
90th Percentile £34.00 - £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £14.00 £24.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% -42.86% +68.00%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019, 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.

1 111 (66.07%) SQL
2 70 (41.67%) C#
3 68 (40.48%) .NET
4 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (30.95%) Oracle
6 44 (26.19%) Finance
7 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 38 (22.62%) ETL
9 32 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 32 (19.05%) MVC
10 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
11 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (13.69%) Ab Initio
14 23 (13.69%) .NET Framework
14 23 (13.69%) AngularJS
15 22 (13.10%) HTML
16 21 (12.50%) Teradata
16 21 (12.50%) DevOps
17 20 (11.90%) PowerShell
17 20 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (11.90%) QA
17 20 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
17 20 (11.90%) XML
18 19 (11.31%) CSS
18 19 (11.31%) ERP
18 19 (11.31%) Manufacturing
18 19 (11.31%) 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 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.98%) SAS
5 4 (2.38%) Confluence
6 3 (1.79%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.19%) CMS
7 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.19%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.55%) Office 365
3 5 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) npm
4 2 (1.19%) Yarn
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.79%) BIG-IP
2 3 (1.79%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.79%) SSL
3 2 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
4 19 (11.31%) Oracle Database
5 16 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 12 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (6.55%) Informix
8 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (4.17%) Power BI
10 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (2.38%) DB2
12 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
14 2 (1.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.55%) NUnit
4 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (4.76%) Maven
7 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.98%) JIRA
9 3 (1.79%) JUnit
9 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.19%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.19%) Hudson
10 2 (1.19%) JMeter
10 2 (1.19%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.19%) MSTest
10 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.19%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.60%) Mockito
11 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 44 (26.19%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Manufacturing
3 14 (8.33%) Retail
4 11 (6.55%) Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Advertising
6 3 (1.79%) Legal
7 2 (1.19%) Front Office
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 103 (61.31%) Developer
2 31 (18.45%) C# Developer
3 21 (12.50%) Ab Initio Developer
4 18 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 17 (10.12%) Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) DBA
7 10 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Administrator
8 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Senior DBA
9 6 (3.57%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (2.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Consultant
10 5 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (40.48%) .NET
2 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.69%) .NET Framework
3 23 (13.69%) AngularJS
4 22 (13.10%) HTML
5 20 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (11.90%) XML
6 19 (11.31%) CSS
6 19 (11.31%) jQuery
7 16 (9.52%) HTML5
8 14 (8.33%) React
9 12 (7.14%) CSS3
10 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (4.76%) Entity Framework
11 8 (4.76%) JSON
11 8 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (4.17%) Web Services
13 6 (3.57%) RESTful
14 5 (2.98%) JPA
14 5 (2.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.57%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.57%) Fintech
3 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.19%) Equities
5 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.12%) Unix
2 13 (7.74%) Windows
3 11 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.95%) Linux
5 5 (2.98%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.19%) Android
7 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.62%) ETL
3 32 (19.05%) MVC
4 28 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (12.50%) DevOps
6 19 (11.31%) ERP
6 19 (11.31%) Migration
7 17 (10.12%) SDLC
7 17 (10.12%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.52%) Data Integration
8 16 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.93%) TDD
10 14 (8.33%) Data Migration
10 14 (8.33%) Database Tuning
10 14 (8.33%) ETL Development
10 14 (8.33%) Investment Management
11 13 (7.74%) Scrum
12 12 (7.14%) Asset Management
13 11 (6.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 111 (66.07%) SQL
2 70 (41.67%) C#
3 32 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 17 (10.12%) Java
6 15 (8.93%) Shell Script
7 14 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.55%) TypeScript
9 9 (5.36%) VB.NET
10 7 (4.17%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.57%) Java 8
12 5 (2.98%) Python
13 4 (2.38%) VB
14 3 (1.79%) XPath
15 2 (1.19%) ES6
15 2 (1.19%) VBA
16 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.60%) Delphi
16 1 (0.60%) Perl
16 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.19%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.60%) CITP
3 1 (0.60%) MCSE
3 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.90%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.79%) GDPR
2 3 (1.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.79%) Docker
4 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.79%) Ansible
1 3 (1.79%) Control-M
2 2 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.60%) Grafana
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (30.95%) Oracle
2 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.69%) Ab Initio
4 21 (12.50%) Teradata
5 19 (11.31%) Epicor
6 9 (5.36%) Charles River
7 7 (4.17%) IBM
7 7 (4.17%) Talend
7 7 (4.17%) VMware
8 5 (2.98%) Tableau
9 4 (2.38%) Informatica
10 3 (1.79%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.79%) F5
10 3 (1.79%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.19%) Brocade
11 2 (1.19%) CODA
11 2 (1.19%) Dell
11 2 (1.19%) FactSet
11 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.60%) Fidessa