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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 23 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 101 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.40% 6.65% 3.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.43% 32.17% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £315 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server 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 161 314 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.73% 20.67% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 202 176
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
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 £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SQL Server 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 71 (64.55%) SQL
2 39 (35.45%) .NET
3 38 (34.55%) C#
4 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
5 30 (27.27%) Oracle
6 28 (25.45%) Finance
7 27 (24.55%) MVC
7 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (23.64%) ASP.NET
9 21 (19.09%) Windows
9 21 (19.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (17.27%) JavaScript
12 18 (16.36%) T-SQL
13 16 (14.55%) Migration
13 16 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (13.64%) CSS
14 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (12.73%) AngularJS
15 14 (12.73%) HTML
15 14 (12.73%) jQuery
15 14 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (11.82%) Banking
16 13 (11.82%) Java
16 13 (11.82%) Active Directory
17 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 11 (10.00%) Sybase
17 11 (10.00%) .NET Framework

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.27%) CMS
3 6 (5.45%) SAS
4 5 (4.55%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.64%) IIS
5 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.73%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.82%) Confluence
7 2 (1.82%) JBoss
7 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.91%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.91%) Liferay
8 1 (0.91%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) SAP BPC
1 10 (9.09%) SAP MII
2 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.82%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) Office 365
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.91%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) DNS
2 8 (7.27%) DHCP
3 4 (3.64%) Firewall
4 3 (2.73%) LAN
4 3 (2.73%) VPN
4 3 (2.73%) WAN
5 2 (1.82%) VLAN
6 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.91%) FTP
6 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.91%) Network Security
6 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (17.27%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (9.09%) MaxDB
6 10 (9.09%) SAP BW
7 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (6.36%) Relational Database
9 6 (5.45%) Big Data
10 5 (4.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.73%) SQLite
13 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) NWDI
2 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.73%) Subversion
5 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 2 (1.82%) Log4j
6 2 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.82%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.91%) git-flow
7 1 (0.91%) Hudson
7 1 (0.91%) Maven
7 1 (0.91%) NuGet
7 1 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Law
4 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Back Office
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (43.64%) Developer
2 21 (19.09%) .NET Developer
2 21 (19.09%) Analyst
3 14 (12.73%) Administrator
3 14 (12.73%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.18%) SAP Administrator
5 9 (8.18%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 9 (8.18%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (6.36%) DBA
7 7 (6.36%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.45%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.55%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.45%) .NET
2 26 (23.64%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.64%) CSS
4 14 (12.73%) AngularJS
4 14 (12.73%) HTML
4 14 (12.73%) jQuery
5 11 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (9.09%) SAP Basis
7 8 (7.27%) Web Services
8 6 (5.45%) WPF
9 5 (4.55%) WCF
9 5 (4.55%) XML
10 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (3.64%) Entity Framework
10 4 (3.64%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.73%) CSS3
11 3 (2.73%) HTML5
11 3 (2.73%) REST
12 2 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.55%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.73%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.91%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.91%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Windows
2 8 (7.27%) Linux
2 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Android
6 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.91%) CentOS
6 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.91%) MVS
6 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (24.55%) MVC
2 20 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (14.55%) Migration
4 11 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (9.09%) ETL
5 10 (9.09%) Scrum
6 7 (6.36%) Asset Management
6 7 (6.36%) ITIL
7 6 (5.45%) CRM
7 6 (5.45%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.45%) Web Development
8 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.55%) DevOps
8 5 (4.55%) TDD
9 4 (3.64%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.64%) Data Management
9 4 (3.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 71 (64.55%) SQL
2 38 (34.55%) C#
3 19 (17.27%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.36%) T-SQL
5 13 (11.82%) Java
6 10 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.55%) VB
8 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.64%) Python
8 4 (3.64%) VBA
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.91%) C
10 1 (0.91%) C++
10 1 (0.91%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.91%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) R
10 1 (0.91%) Ruby
10 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.64%) BC Cleared
2 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) MCITP
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.82%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) CISSP
5 1 (0.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.64%) XenApp
4 4 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.91%) Docker
7 1 (0.91%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.91%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.55%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) Puppet
3 3 (2.73%) SCOM
3 3 (2.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.82%) Ansible
5 1 (0.91%) Packer
Vendors
1 34 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.27%) Oracle
3 11 (10.00%) Sybase
4 10 (9.09%) SAP
5 8 (7.27%) VMware
6 7 (6.36%) Cisco
7 5 (4.55%) Citrix
8 4 (3.64%) CA
8 4 (3.64%) Cloudera
8 4 (3.64%) Teradata
9 3 (2.73%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.73%) Sitecore
9 3 (2.73%) Symantec
10 2 (1.82%) Charles River
10 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.82%) HP
10 2 (1.82%) IBM
10 2 (1.82%) Informatica
10 2 (1.82%) Juniper
10 2 (1.82%) Misys
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