Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 185 178 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.23% 6.66% 4.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.22% 34.03% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 102 80
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +0.36%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £245
90th Percentile £581 £575 £460
Scotland median daily rate £408 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +8.67% +15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £47.25
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £190.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -82.89% +352.38% +29.23%

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 497 523 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.73% 19.57% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 284 281
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £291 £260
90th Percentile £544 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £404 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +4.19% +10.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £43.39 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.28% -8.17% +45.72%
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £43.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year -62.55% +20.53% +11.03%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 118 (63.78%) SQL
2 84 (45.41%) .NET
3 75 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (36.76%) C#
5 64 (34.59%) Finance
6 56 (30.27%) JavaScript
7 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
8 47 (25.41%) Oracle
9 38 (20.54%) ASP.NET
10 36 (19.46%) MVC
11 34 (18.38%) HTML
12 32 (17.30%) Java
12 32 (17.30%) ETL
13 30 (16.22%) .NET Framework
14 28 (15.14%) Migration
15 26 (14.05%) CSS
15 26 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (13.51%) AngularJS
16 25 (13.51%) Relational Database
17 23 (12.43%) Visual Studio
18 21 (11.35%) Banking
18 21 (11.35%) jQuery
18 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (10.81%) Spring
19 20 (10.81%) XML
19 20 (10.81%) T-SQL
20 19 (10.27%) TypeScript
20 19 (10.27%) SDLC
21 18 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
22 17 (9.19%) HTML5

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 14 (7.57%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.95%) Apache
2 11 (5.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (5.95%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.32%) JBoss
4 4 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.62%) SAS
6 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.70%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.11%) Office 365
2 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.70%) npm
4 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.62%) Yarn
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) DHCP
2 1 (0.54%) DNS
2 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.54%) Skype
2 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.54%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 17 (9.19%) RDBMS
3 15 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.41%) Informix
4 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.78%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (3.24%) DB2
7 6 (3.24%) MySQL
7 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (12.43%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.49%) Maven
4 11 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.95%) NUnit
5 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.16%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.62%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.62%) JUnit
8 2 (1.08%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.08%) JIRA
8 2 (1.08%) MSTest
9 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.54%) Selenium
9 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 64 (34.59%) Finance
2 21 (11.35%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.70%) Front Office
4 5 (2.70%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (54.59%) Developer
2 34 (18.38%) .NET Developer
3 30 (16.22%) Analyst
4 26 (14.05%) C# Developer
5 20 (10.81%) DBA
6 18 (9.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (7.57%) Software Developer
8 12 (6.49%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.49%) SQL Developer
9 11 (5.95%) Ab Initio Developer
10 10 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (5.41%) SQL DBA
11 9 (4.86%) Senior Software Developer
11 9 (4.86%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (4.32%) Administrator
12 8 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.78%) SQL Server DBA
14 6 (3.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (45.41%) .NET
2 38 (20.54%) ASP.NET
3 34 (18.38%) HTML
4 30 (16.22%) .NET Framework
5 26 (14.05%) CSS
6 25 (13.51%) AngularJS
7 21 (11.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (11.35%) jQuery
8 20 (10.81%) Spring
8 20 (10.81%) XML
9 17 (9.19%) HTML5
10 16 (8.65%) Hibernate
11 14 (7.57%) React
12 13 (7.03%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (6.49%) CSS3
13 12 (6.49%) Entity Framework
14 9 (4.86%) Kafka
15 7 (3.78%) Web Services
16 6 (3.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.78%) Data Structures
2 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.16%) Equities
3 4 (2.16%) Replication
4 3 (1.62%) Fintech
5 2 (1.08%) Clustering
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.11%) Windows
2 11 (5.95%) Linux
2 11 (5.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.24%) Unix
4 4 (2.16%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.08%) zOS
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.46%) MVC
3 32 (17.30%) ETL
4 28 (15.14%) Migration
5 26 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.27%) SDLC
7 16 (8.65%) Data Modelling
8 15 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (8.11%) TDD
9 13 (7.03%) DevOps
10 12 (6.49%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.49%) Scrum
11 11 (5.95%) API Development
11 11 (5.95%) Database Security
11 11 (5.95%) Database Tuning
12 10 (5.41%) Data Management
12 10 (5.41%) ETL Development
12 10 (5.41%) Investment Management
12 10 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.86%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 118 (63.78%) SQL
2 68 (36.76%) C#
3 56 (30.27%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.30%) Java
5 20 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 19 (10.27%) TypeScript
7 16 (8.65%) PowerShell
8 14 (7.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.32%) Python
10 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.16%) HQL
12 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.62%) ES6
12 3 (1.62%) Java 8
12 3 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.08%) VB
13 2 (1.08%) VBA
14 1 (0.54%) Perl
14 1 (0.54%) Scala
14 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (3.24%) Degree
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (0.54%) CITP
4 1 (0.54%) MCITP
4 1 (0.54%) MCP
4 1 (0.54%) MCSA
4 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.41%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) GDPR
3 2 (1.08%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.70%) Control-M
2 4 (2.16%) SCCM
3 3 (1.62%) Ansible
3 3 (1.62%) Grafana
3 3 (1.62%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.62%) SCOM
4 2 (1.08%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.54%) SCSM
5 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.41%) Oracle
3 15 (8.11%) Ab Initio
4 11 (5.95%) Teradata
5 10 (5.41%) VMware
6 9 (4.86%) Talend
7 7 (3.78%) Epicor
7 7 (3.78%) Informatica
8 6 (3.24%) IBM
9 5 (2.70%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.16%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.16%) Vermilion
11 3 (1.62%) BMC
11 3 (1.62%) Charles River
11 3 (1.62%) CODA
11 3 (1.62%) CommVault
11 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.62%) Veeam
12 2 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 2 (1.08%) Twitter