Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 189 187 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.44% 6.47% 5.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.99% 35.15% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 101 69
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +14.29% -1.75%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £210
90th Percentile £588 £545 £463
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £46.13
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £47.36 £42.00
% change year-on-year -31.38% +12.76% +52.73%

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 511 532 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.41% 18.40% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 249
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% -5.77%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £265
90th Percentile £575 £531 £513
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.25 £43.39 £49.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.81% -12.56% +53.05%
10th Percentile £17.45 £43.39 £43.88
90th Percentile £33.05 £43.39 £52.05
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £43.39 £42.00
% change year-on-year -25.10% +3.31% +46.28%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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.

1 128 (67.72%) SQL
2 75 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (38.10%) .NET
4 65 (34.39%) Finance
5 64 (33.86%) C#
6 63 (33.33%) Oracle
7 50 (26.46%) Microsoft
8 43 (22.75%) ETL
8 43 (22.75%) JavaScript
9 34 (17.99%) ASP.NET
9 34 (17.99%) MVC
10 30 (15.87%) Migration
11 29 (15.34%) Java
11 29 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (14.29%) HTML
14 25 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (12.17%) Relational Database
16 23 (12.17%) TDD
16 23 (12.17%) Visual Studio
16 23 (12.17%) Ab Initio
17 22 (11.64%) XML
17 22 (11.64%) Oracle Database
18 21 (11.11%) CSS
18 21 (11.11%) Banking
19 20 (10.58%) Teradata
19 20 (10.58%) .NET Framework
19 20 (10.58%) AngularJS

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 15 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (5.82%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.65%) Apache
3 5 (2.65%) JBoss
4 4 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.59%) Confluence
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.59%) SAS
6 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.06%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.65%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.06%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.94%) Office 365
2 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.12%) npm
4 4 (2.12%) Yarn
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
2 2 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.06%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (0.53%) DHCP
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) Skype
3 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (12.17%) Relational Database
4 22 (11.64%) Oracle Database
5 17 (8.99%) RDBMS
6 15 (7.94%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (6.88%) Informix
7 13 (6.88%) MongoDB
8 12 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (4.23%) Power BI
11 7 (3.70%) DB2
12 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
13 5 (2.65%) MySQL
13 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (2.12%) Apache Hive
15 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (12.17%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.88%) Maven
4 12 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.82%) NUnit
6 10 (5.29%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.12%) JIRA
9 4 (2.12%) JUnit
9 4 (2.12%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.06%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 65 (34.39%) Finance
2 21 (11.11%) Banking
3 16 (8.47%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.82%) Retail
5 5 (2.65%) Front Office
6 4 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.59%) Advertising
7 3 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (55.03%) Developer
2 31 (16.40%) Analyst
3 26 (13.76%) C# Developer
4 19 (10.05%) Ab Initio Developer
4 19 (10.05%) DBA
5 17 (8.99%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (5.29%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (5.29%) Software Developer
7 8 (4.23%) Administrator
7 8 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.23%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.70%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.17%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.17%) Senior DBA
9 6 (3.17%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (38.10%) .NET
2 34 (17.99%) ASP.NET
3 27 (14.29%) HTML
4 22 (11.64%) XML
5 21 (11.11%) CSS
6 20 (10.58%) .NET Framework
6 20 (10.58%) AngularJS
7 19 (10.05%) HTML5
8 18 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (9.52%) jQuery
9 16 (8.47%) React
10 14 (7.41%) CSS3
10 14 (7.41%) Spring
11 12 (6.35%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (4.76%) Hibernate
13 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (3.70%) Kafka
14 6 (3.17%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.17%) Web Services
15 5 (2.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.65%) Equities
4 4 (2.12%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.12%) Replication
5 3 (1.59%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Clustering
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.53%) Fintech
7 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.47%) Unix
2 15 (7.94%) Linux
3 14 (7.41%) Windows
4 10 (5.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.06%) zOS
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.75%) ETL
3 34 (17.99%) MVC
4 30 (15.87%) Migration
5 29 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.17%) TDD
8 20 (10.58%) SDLC
9 18 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.52%) DevOps
10 17 (8.99%) Data Migration
10 17 (8.99%) Investment Management
11 16 (8.47%) Database Tuning
11 16 (8.47%) Scrum
12 15 (7.94%) Data Integration
12 15 (7.94%) ERP
12 15 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.41%) Database Security
13 14 (7.41%) ETL Development
14 13 (6.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (67.72%) SQL
2 64 (33.86%) C#
3 43 (22.75%) JavaScript
4 29 (15.34%) Java
5 18 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.94%) TypeScript
7 14 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.82%) Python
9 8 (4.23%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.70%) Java 8
11 4 (2.12%) ES6
11 4 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.59%) XPath
13 2 (1.06%) VB
13 2 (1.06%) VBA
14 1 (0.53%) Perl
14 1 (0.53%) Scala
14 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (3.17%) Degree
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.53%) CITP
3 1 (0.53%) MCSE
3 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.05%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) GDPR
3 3 (1.59%) PMO
4 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.06%) Docker
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) Control-M
2 4 (2.12%) Ansible
3 3 (1.59%) Grafana
3 3 (1.59%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.59%) SCOM
4 2 (1.06%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (33.33%) Oracle
2 50 (26.46%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.17%) Ab Initio
4 20 (10.58%) Teradata
5 15 (7.94%) Epicor
6 12 (6.35%) Talend
7 9 (4.76%) Charles River
7 9 (4.76%) IBM
8 8 (4.23%) VMware
9 7 (3.70%) Informatica
10 5 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.65%) Vermilion
11 4 (2.12%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.12%) CODA
11 4 (2.12%) Tableau
12 3 (1.59%) BMC
12 3 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.06%) Brocade
13 2 (1.06%) F5
13 2 (1.06%) Sitecore