Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 29 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 181 96 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.13% 5.54% 7.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.02% 27.75% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 64 146
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.67% +12.81%
10th Percentile £313 £227 £265
90th Percentile £525 £475 £575
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 - £45.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £17.32 £35.96
% change year-on-year +76.10% -51.83% -10.11%

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 532 346 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.02% 19.97% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 189 345
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -10.49% +6.58%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £280
90th Percentile £525 £478 £570
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £111.50 £52.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.42% +108.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £111.25 £50.60 £14.15
90th Percentile £111.75 £52.17 £31.10
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.37% +61.00% -37.50%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 72 (39.78%) SQL
2 70 (38.67%) C#
3 67 (37.02%) Microsoft
4 65 (35.91%) .NET
5 50 (27.62%) Finance
6 43 (23.76%) MVC
7 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
9 35 (19.34%) JavaScript
10 33 (18.23%) Windows
11 30 (16.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (16.02%) T-SQL
13 27 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (14.36%) SharePoint
15 25 (13.81%) Oracle
15 25 (13.81%) .NET Framework
15 25 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (12.15%) Windows Server
17 22 (12.15%) Data Analysis
18 21 (11.60%) HTML
18 21 (11.60%) CSS
18 21 (11.60%) PowerShell
18 21 (11.60%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (11.60%) AngularJS
19 20 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
20 19 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
21 18 (9.94%) SDLC
22 17 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server

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 26 (14.36%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.21%) CMS
3 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.66%) nginx
4 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.66%) SAS
4 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.10%) Apache
5 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.55%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Markit EDM
2 9 (4.97%) thinkFolio
3 7 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.10%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.10%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.87%) Office 365
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.10%) IaaS
5 2 (1.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) Firewall
1 5 (2.76%) Internet
1 5 (2.76%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.10%) CTI
2 2 (1.10%) DHCP
2 2 (1.10%) DNS
2 2 (1.10%) WEP
3 1 (0.55%) AMQP
3 1 (0.55%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (11.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (6.08%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.42%) Power BI
8 8 (4.42%) PowerPivot
8 8 (4.42%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.87%) MySQL
10 5 (2.76%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (2.21%) Informix
11 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.21%) Redis
12 3 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.97%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.87%) NUnit
5 5 (2.76%) JIRA
6 4 (2.21%) webpack
7 3 (1.66%) ERwin
7 3 (1.66%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.10%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.10%) Maven
8 2 (1.10%) NWDI
8 2 (1.10%) Redmine
8 2 (1.10%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.55%) Subversion
9 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (27.62%) Finance
2 17 (9.39%) Banking
3 12 (6.63%) Front Office
4 4 (2.21%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (53.04%) Developer
2 38 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 26 (14.36%) Analyst
4 20 (11.05%) C# Developer
5 17 (9.39%) Business Analyst
5 17 (9.39%) SQL Developer
6 16 (8.84%) Architect
7 14 (7.73%) Consultant
8 12 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (6.08%) DBA
9 11 (6.08%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (4.97%) Administrator
11 9 (4.97%) Business Manager
11 9 (4.97%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 8 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (3.87%) SharePoint Architect
13 7 (3.87%) Software Developer
14 6 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
14 6 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (35.91%) .NET
2 37 (20.44%) ASP.NET
3 25 (13.81%) .NET Framework
3 25 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (11.60%) AngularJS
4 21 (11.60%) CSS
4 21 (11.60%) HTML
5 20 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (8.84%) jQuery
7 14 (7.73%) Entity Framework
7 14 (7.73%) XML
8 11 (6.08%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (6.08%) SignalR
8 11 (6.08%) Web Services
9 10 (5.52%) RESTful
10 8 (4.42%) JSON
11 7 (3.87%) CSS3
11 7 (3.87%) HTML5
11 7 (3.87%) SOAP
12 6 (3.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.73%) Fixed Income
2 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.08%) Equities
2 11 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.31%) Clustering
4 5 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.66%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.55%) Blog
8 1 (0.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.23%) Windows
2 22 (12.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.18%) Linux
4 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.21%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.10%) AIX
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.76%) MVC
2 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (12.15%) Data Analysis
5 18 (9.94%) SDLC
6 15 (8.29%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.73%) ETL
8 12 (6.63%) Front End Development
8 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
9 11 (6.08%) Scrum
9 11 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (5.52%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.97%) CRM
11 9 (4.97%) Data Integration
11 9 (4.97%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.97%) TDD
11 9 (4.97%) Web Development
11 9 (4.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.78%) SQL
2 70 (38.67%) C#
3 35 (19.34%) JavaScript
4 29 (16.02%) T-SQL
5 21 (11.60%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.42%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.76%) PHP
7 5 (2.76%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.76%) VBScript
8 4 (2.21%) Java
8 4 (2.21%) Python
8 4 (2.21%) Ruby
9 3 (1.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.10%) XPath
11 1 (0.55%) AspectJ
11 1 (0.55%) R
11 1 (0.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (3.31%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.66%) MCP
3 3 (1.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) MCSD
4 2 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.10%) EMIR
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) MiFID
4 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.31%) vSphere
3 5 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.76%) XenApp
3 5 (2.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) Docker
5 1 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.76%) Ansible
2 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (2.76%) Puppet
2 5 (2.76%) SCOM
2 5 (2.76%) WSUS
3 3 (1.66%) Kibana
4 2 (1.10%) SCCM
5 1 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 67 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.81%) Oracle
3 14 (7.73%) VMware
4 13 (7.18%) Charles River
5 7 (3.87%) Teradata
6 6 (3.31%) NetApp
7 5 (2.76%) Citrix
7 5 (2.76%) IBM
8 4 (2.21%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.66%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.66%) Tableau
10 2 (1.10%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.10%) Avaya
10 2 (1.10%) SAP
10 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.10%) Sybase
10 2 (1.10%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.55%) Informatica
11 1 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.55%) Red Hat