Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 60 117 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.51% 4.96% 5.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.14% 27.27% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 70 89
Median daily rate £435 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +5.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £324 £313
90th Percentile £575 £553 £465
Scotland median daily rate £425 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.20 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year +79.76% - -

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 166 429 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.26% 18.18% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 205 302
Median daily rate £436 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £575 £543
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £111.50
Median hourly rate £36.60 £27.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +33.09% +69.23% -62.55%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 30 (50.00%) SQL
3 27 (45.00%) C#
4 20 (33.33%) MVC
5 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
5 19 (31.67%) Public Sector
6 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 14 (23.33%) Oracle
8 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 14 (23.33%) Finance
8 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
9 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 12 (20.00%) HTML
10 12 (20.00%) Azure
11 11 (18.33%) jQuery
11 11 (18.33%) Windows
11 11 (18.33%) RDBMS
12 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 10 (16.67%) PL/SQL
12 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (15.00%) Entity Framework
13 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
13 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.00%) Python
13 9 (15.00%) Migration
14 8 (13.33%) IIS
14 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
14 8 (13.33%) MySQL

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.33%) IIS
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.33%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Azure
2 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 7 (11.67%) Power Platform
3 5 (8.33%) PowerApps
4 3 (5.00%) Azure Functions
4 3 (5.00%) Serverless
5 2 (3.33%) Power Automate
5 2 (3.33%) ShareGate
6 1 (1.67%) AWS
6 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.67%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 11 (18.33%) RDBMS
3 8 (13.33%) MySQL
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.33%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (3.33%) Power BI
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Fiddler
2 3 (5.00%) NUnit
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) JMeter
3 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.33%) RStudio
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.67%) ER Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 19 (31.67%) Public Sector
2 14 (23.33%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) DBA
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Server Support
4 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix Support
5 3 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 13 (21.67%) CSS
5 12 (20.00%) HTML
6 11 (18.33%) jQuery
7 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (15.00%) Entity Framework
9 8 (13.33%) .NET Core
10 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
11 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (10.00%) XML
12 5 (8.33%) Django
12 5 (8.33%) HTML5
13 4 (6.67%) Middleware
13 4 (6.67%) React
13 4 (6.67%) Spring
13 4 (6.67%) Web Services
14 3 (5.00%) Swagger
14 3 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.00%) CMDB
3 3 (5.00%) Grid Computing
3 3 (5.00%) W3C
4 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) MVC
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.67%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) CRM
6 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
7 5 (8.33%) DevOps
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 5 (8.33%) Web Development
8 4 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.00%) Antivirus Management
9 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (5.00%) SDLC
9 3 (5.00%) Service Management
9 3 (5.00%) Software Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) SQL
2 27 (45.00%) C#
3 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (15.00%) Python
6 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (11.67%) Java
8 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
9 3 (5.00%) VBScript
10 2 (3.33%) R
10 2 (3.33%) VB
10 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) HND
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) XenApp
3 3 (5.00%) Docker
3 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) WSUS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Citrix
3 4 (6.67%) NetApp
3 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.67%) VMware
3 4 (6.67%) WSO2
4 3 (5.00%) EMC
4 3 (5.00%) Ivanti
4 3 (5.00%) Lumension
4 3 (5.00%) Symantec
4 3 (5.00%) Telerik
5 2 (3.33%) GFI Software
5 2 (3.33%) Okta
5 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.33%) Sophos
5 2 (3.33%) Splunk
5 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.67%) Xamarin