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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 76 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.26% 6.04% 6.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.48% 27.78% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 61
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £249 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 234 288 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.26% 21.75% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 153 161
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 59 (46.83%) SQL
2 41 (32.54%) .NET
3 38 (30.16%) C#
4 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (28.57%) Finance
6 34 (26.98%) Oracle
7 27 (21.43%) MVC
8 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
9 24 (19.05%) Windows
10 21 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 20 (15.87%) Java
12 18 (14.29%) Web Services
13 17 (13.49%) Linux
13 17 (13.49%) AngularJS
14 16 (12.70%) Banking
14 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (12.70%) .NET Framework
14 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
15 15 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (11.90%) JavaScript
15 15 (11.90%) Migration
15 15 (11.90%) Relational Database
16 14 (11.11%) Data Modelling
16 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (11.11%) Asset Management
17 13 (10.32%) Scrum
18 12 (9.52%) Markit EDM
18 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (9.52%) T-SQL

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 11 (8.73%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.14%) SAS
2 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.35%) CMS
4 4 (3.17%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.38%) Apache
5 3 (2.38%) Drupal
5 3 (2.38%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.38%) IIS
5 3 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.79%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.59%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.59%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.38%) Office 365
3 2 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
3 2 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) DHCP
2 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.35%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.97%) Big Data
8 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.38%) GIS
10 3 (2.38%) Informix
10 3 (2.38%) MySQL
10 3 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.38%) Subversion
5 2 (1.59%) NWDI
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.79%) ERwin
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.79%) Selenium
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (28.57%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Legal
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (46.03%) Developer
2 23 (18.25%) .NET Developer
3 20 (15.87%) C# Developer
4 19 (15.08%) Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) DBA
6 12 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 11 (8.73%) Consultant
8 10 (7.94%) SQL DBA
9 9 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Data Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (3.97%) Administrator
12 5 (3.97%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.54%) .NET
2 21 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 18 (14.29%) Web Services
4 17 (13.49%) AngularJS
5 16 (12.70%) .NET Framework
6 10 (7.94%) XML
7 9 (7.14%) HTML
8 8 (6.35%) CSS
8 8 (6.35%) jQuery
8 8 (6.35%) SOAP
9 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.56%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.97%) JSON
10 5 (3.97%) REST
11 4 (3.17%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.38%) ADO.NET
12 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (2.38%) PostGIS
12 3 (2.38%) SignalR
12 3 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.17%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) MVS
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) MVC
3 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
4 15 (11.90%) Migration
5 14 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 14 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 13 (10.32%) Scrum
7 11 (8.73%) SDLC
8 10 (7.94%) Data Management
9 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.35%) ETL
9 8 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.35%) Web Development
10 7 (5.56%) CRM
10 7 (5.56%) Matrix Management
11 6 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.97%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.17%) Release Management
13 4 (3.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (46.83%) SQL
2 38 (30.16%) C#
3 20 (15.87%) Java
4 15 (11.90%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.97%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.17%) PHP
7 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.17%) VB
8 3 (2.38%) Python
8 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.79%) R
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.97%) MCITP
3 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) MCSA
5 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.59%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) Ansible
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (26.98%) Oracle
2 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Bloomberg
3 8 (6.35%) FactSet
4 6 (4.76%) Teradata
5 4 (3.17%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.38%) Sybase
6 3 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (1.59%) Informatica
7 2 (1.59%) SAP
7 2 (1.59%) Twitter
8 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.79%) Avaya
8 1 (0.79%) CA
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix
8 1 (0.79%) F5
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Red Hat