Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 31 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 189 113 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.40% 5.31% 5.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.33% 24.41% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 69 125
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £313 £217 £263
90th Percentile £538 £463 £600
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £46.13 -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.68 £42.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% +236.00% -66.67%

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 535 463 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.10% 21.74% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 241 310
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £275
90th Percentile £529 £513 £538
Scotland median daily rate £393 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +12.14% -6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £49.63 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.56% +72.83% +16.01%
Scotland median hourly rate £42.70 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% +68.00% -9.09%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 80 (42.33%) SQL
2 55 (29.10%) Finance
3 53 (28.04%) .NET
4 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
5 50 (26.46%) C#
6 43 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (20.11%) Windows
8 36 (19.05%) Oracle
9 34 (17.99%) T-SQL
10 27 (14.29%) MVC
11 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (12.70%) SharePoint
13 23 (12.17%) Linux
14 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (11.11%) Test Automation
15 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
16 20 (10.58%) ASP.NET
16 20 (10.58%) Web Services
16 20 (10.58%) .NET Framework
16 20 (10.58%) SDLC
17 19 (10.05%) Markit EDM
17 19 (10.05%) Banking
17 19 (10.05%) XML
18 18 (9.52%) Active Directory
18 18 (9.52%) Data Analysis
18 18 (9.52%) Ansible
19 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS

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 24 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.65%) SAS
4 4 (2.12%) Apache
4 4 (2.12%) IIS
4 4 (2.12%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.59%) Drupal
6 2 (1.06%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (10.05%) Markit EDM
2 7 (3.70%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.17%) Office 365
4 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.59%) IaaS
4 3 (1.59%) PaaS
5 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) Internet
1 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.12%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) CTI
3 2 (1.06%) DHCP
3 2 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) AMQP
4 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
1 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (7.94%) MySQL
4 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.29%) Power BI
6 9 (4.76%) PowerPivot
6 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.70%) Redis
8 6 (3.17%) Informix
8 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.12%) CruiseControl
4 4 (2.12%) JIRA
5 3 (1.59%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.59%) NUnit
6 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.06%) Maven
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.06%) Redmine
6 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.53%) ERwin
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 55 (29.10%) Finance
2 19 (10.05%) Banking
3 12 (6.35%) Front Office
4 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (48.15%) Developer
2 31 (16.40%) Analyst
3 27 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 23 (12.17%) SQL Developer
5 18 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 18 (9.52%) Consultant
6 14 (7.41%) DBA
7 13 (6.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 12 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.82%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (5.82%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.82%) SQL DBA
10 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Architect
13 7 (3.70%) Business Manager
13 7 (3.70%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 7 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.04%) .NET
2 20 (10.58%) .NET Framework
2 20 (10.58%) ASP.NET
2 20 (10.58%) Web Services
3 19 (10.05%) XML
4 15 (7.94%) HTML
5 14 (7.41%) CSS
6 12 (6.35%) SOAP
7 11 (5.82%) JSON
8 10 (5.29%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.29%) Entity Framework
9 8 (4.23%) .NET Core
9 8 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (4.23%) SignalR
10 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (3.70%) jQuery
11 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.17%) RESTful
12 5 (2.65%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.29%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.23%) Equities
3 8 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.70%) Clustering
4 7 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.06%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.53%) Blog
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) Derivative
8 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.11%) Windows
2 23 (12.17%) Linux
3 13 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.12%) Unix
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.29%) MVC
3 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 20 (10.58%) SDLC
6 18 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 14 (7.41%) DevOps
7 14 (7.41%) ETL
8 13 (6.88%) Asset Management
9 12 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.82%) Web Development
11 10 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.29%) Data Management
12 9 (4.76%) Data Integration
12 9 (4.76%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.23%) Matrix Management
13 8 (4.23%) Scrum
13 8 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 80 (42.33%) SQL
2 50 (26.46%) C#
3 34 (17.99%) T-SQL
4 21 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.94%) Java
6 14 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.23%) PHP
7 8 (4.23%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.17%) Python
9 5 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (2.65%) VBScript
10 4 (2.12%) Ruby
11 3 (1.59%) VB
11 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.06%) Go
12 2 (1.06%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.65%) Degree
3 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) MCSD
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.06%) EMIR
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.65%) XenApp
3 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.12%) vSphere
5 3 (1.59%) Docker
6 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.52%) Ansible
2 10 (5.29%) Puppet
3 9 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.65%) SCOM
4 5 (2.65%) WSUS
5 3 (1.59%) Kibana
6 2 (1.06%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.05%) Oracle
3 13 (6.88%) VMware
4 11 (5.82%) Charles River
5 8 (4.23%) Bloomberg
6 6 (3.17%) NetApp
7 5 (2.65%) Citrix
8 4 (2.12%) Teradata
9 3 (1.59%) AppSense
9 3 (1.59%) Tableau
10 2 (1.06%) Avaya
10 2 (1.06%) FactSet
11 1 (0.53%) F5
11 1 (0.53%) Informatica
11 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.53%) RedGate
11 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.53%) Splunk
11 1 (0.53%) Twitter