Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 173 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.77% 6.71% 6.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.75% 36.58% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 81 102
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £339 £300 £313
90th Percentile £524 £575 £523
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.35 £12.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +142.80% -59.02% +76.10%

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 299 473 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.87% 18.33% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 264 308
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £549 £525
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -73.09% +114.42%
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -41.67% -40.37%

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 28 (39.44%) Finance
3 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.99%) .NET
4 22 (30.99%) Public Sector
5 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
6 19 (26.76%) Oracle
7 16 (22.54%) C#
8 15 (21.13%) Python
9 14 (19.72%) Windows
9 14 (19.72%) Migration
10 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
11 12 (16.90%) Java
11 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
12 11 (15.49%) DevOps
12 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
12 11 (15.49%) RDBMS
12 11 (15.49%) Azure
13 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
13 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
13 10 (14.08%) MVC
14 9 (12.68%) PL/SQL
14 9 (12.68%) ETL
14 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (11.27%) Django
15 8 (11.27%) MySQL
15 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
16 7 (9.86%) CSS
16 7 (9.86%) CRM
16 7 (9.86%) HTML

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 6 (8.45%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) SAS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.82%) Drupal
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Azure
2 6 (8.45%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.23%) Azure Functions
3 3 (4.23%) Serverless
4 1 (1.41%) AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
2 4 (5.63%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.82%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) SAN
4 1 (1.41%) DNS
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) LAN
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
4 1 (1.41%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
2 11 (15.49%) RDBMS
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (11.27%) MySQL
5 6 (8.45%) Power BI
5 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.63%) Big Data
6 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (4.23%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.82%) Spark SQL
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Fiddler
1 4 (5.63%) RStudio
2 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) JUnit
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) ER Studio
4 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 22 (30.99%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) DBA
4 7 (9.86%) SQL DBA
5 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Server Support
7 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.23%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
3 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (11.27%) Django
4 7 (9.86%) CSS
4 7 (9.86%) HTML
5 6 (8.45%) Entity Framework
5 6 (8.45%) Middleware
5 6 (8.45%) Spring
5 6 (8.45%) Web Services
6 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.63%) ColdSpring
6 4 (5.63%) jQuery
6 4 (5.63%) React
6 4 (5.63%) REST
6 4 (5.63%) SOAP
7 3 (4.23%) OAuth
7 3 (4.23%) OAuth2
7 3 (4.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.86%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.63%) CMDB
2 4 (5.63%) Replication
3 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.23%) W3C
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) AIX
7 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) Migration
3 11 (15.49%) DevOps
4 10 (14.08%) MVC
5 9 (12.68%) ETL
6 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.86%) CRM
6 7 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (8.45%) Application Packaging
7 6 (8.45%) Asset Management
7 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.45%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (8.45%) Web Development
8 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.04%) Release Management
8 5 (7.04%) Scrum
9 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.63%) ERP
9 4 (5.63%) Service Management
9 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) C#
3 15 (21.13%) Python
4 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
5 12 (16.90%) Java
6 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.68%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.63%) R
8 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.63%) VBScript
9 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.82%) PHP
9 2 (2.82%) Scala
9 2 (2.82%) VB
9 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.04%) XenApp
3 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.82%) Docker
4 2 (2.82%) HDFS
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (5.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (5.63%) SCOM
1 4 (5.63%) WSUS
2 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.41%) Control-M
3 1 (1.41%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (8.45%) VMware
5 5 (7.04%) Ab Initio
5 5 (7.04%) Citrix
5 5 (7.04%) NetApp
5 5 (7.04%) Symantec
6 4 (5.63%) EMC
6 4 (5.63%) Ivanti
6 4 (5.63%) Lumension
6 4 (5.63%) Tableau
7 3 (4.23%) Axway
7 3 (4.23%) Cloudera
7 3 (4.23%) IBM
7 3 (4.23%) RedGate
8 2 (2.82%) Okta
8 2 (2.82%) Qualys
8 2 (2.82%) StreamSets
8 2 (2.82%) Teradata