Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 88 170 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.90% 5.79% 6.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.57% 34.48% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 90 91
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £37.50
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00

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 408 493 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.09% 16.78% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 275 248
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £297 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +5.59% +7.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.00 - £43.39
10th Percentile £14.50 - £40.32
90th Percentile £15.50 - £49.70
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £16.25 £45.31
% change year-on-year +69.23% -64.14% +25.86%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019, 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 37 (42.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (40.91%) SQL
3 25 (28.41%) .NET
4 24 (27.27%) C#
5 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (22.73%) Finance
6 20 (22.73%) Windows
7 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
8 16 (18.18%) Oracle
8 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 16 (18.18%) DevOps
9 15 (17.05%) Banking
10 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
11 12 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (13.64%) MVC
11 12 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (13.64%) Windows Server
12 11 (12.50%) Charles River
12 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
12 11 (12.50%) Linux
12 11 (12.50%) Migration
13 10 (11.36%) AngularJS
13 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
13 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
13 10 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 9 (10.23%) Power BI
14 9 (10.23%) Power Platform
14 9 (10.23%) Investment Management
14 9 (10.23%) Python

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 5 (5.68%) SAS
1 5 (5.68%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.55%) Confluence
3 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) FileNet
5 1 (1.14%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (42.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.23%) Power Platform
4 6 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.68%) Office 365
5 5 (5.68%) Serverless
6 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Skype
2 4 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 3 (3.41%) Firewall
3 3 (3.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.23%) Power BI
3 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.68%) DB2
4 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.41%) Data Mart
6 3 (3.41%) MS Access
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.27%) QlikView
8 1 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.14%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) JIRA
1 6 (6.82%) LoadRunner
1 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.27%) MSTest
3 2 (2.27%) NUnit
3 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.14%) JMeter
4 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.14%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (22.73%) Finance
2 15 (17.05%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Advertising
3 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Developer
2 19 (21.59%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Architect
6 6 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.68%) DBA
7 5 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.68%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) .NET
2 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
3 10 (11.36%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.23%) HTML
5 8 (9.09%) Web Services
6 7 (7.95%) CSS
6 7 (7.95%) REST
7 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (6.82%) JSON
7 6 (6.82%) React
8 5 (5.68%) .NET Core
8 5 (5.68%) Entity Framework
8 5 (5.68%) HTML5
9 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.41%) boto
9 3 (3.41%) CSS3
9 3 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (3.41%) jQuery
10 2 (2.27%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.41%) Equities
3 3 (3.41%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.41%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.27%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) CMDB
5 1 (1.14%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Solaris
6 2 (2.27%) Unix
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.18%) DevOps
3 12 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (13.64%) MVC
3 12 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (12.50%) Migration
5 10 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.23%) Investment Management
7 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 8 (9.09%) SDLC
8 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.95%) Microservices
8 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.82%) Data Management
9 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.82%) ETL
9 6 (6.82%) ITIL
9 6 (6.82%) Scrum
10 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) SQL
2 24 (27.27%) C#
3 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
5 9 (10.23%) Python
6 8 (9.09%) Java
7 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.41%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.27%) VBA
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) Degree
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.14%) APMP
2 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.14%) ISEB
2 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.14%) MCITP
2 1 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) XenApp
2 6 (6.82%) XenDesktop
3 4 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.27%) Docker
5 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Grafana
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.14%) MaaS360
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 11 (12.50%) Charles River
3 9 (10.23%) Citrix
4 6 (6.82%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) IBM
5 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) EMC
6 3 (3.41%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.41%) Tableau
6 3 (3.41%) Teradata
7 2 (2.27%) Alteryx
7 2 (2.27%) Informatica
7 2 (2.27%) Telerik
8 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.14%) Mitel
8 1 (1.14%) Sybase
8 1 (1.14%) Xamarin