Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 76 152 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.23% 6.07% 5.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.57% 34.31% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 76 79
Median daily rate £425 £411 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +6.13% +10.71%
10th Percentile £244 £300 £310
90th Percentile £525 £575 £490
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.35 £12.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +142.80% -70.24% +142.01%

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 266 443 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.81% 17.69% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 249 277
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.97%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -70.85% +114.42%
10th Percentile £23.53 £30.50 £111.25
90th Percentile £33.78 £34.50 £111.75
Median hourly rate £28.75 £12.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +130.00% -70.24% +4.35%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Edinburgh

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (40.79%) SQL
1 31 (40.79%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) Finance
2 25 (32.89%) C#
2 25 (32.89%) Public Sector
3 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.00%) MVC
5 16 (21.05%) Python
5 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 16 (21.05%) Oracle
5 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 16 (21.05%) .NET Framework
6 15 (19.74%) Azure
6 15 (19.74%) Windows
7 14 (18.42%) CSS
8 13 (17.11%) Migration
8 13 (17.11%) HTML
8 13 (17.11%) Power Platform
8 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
9 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
10 11 (14.47%) RDBMS
10 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
11 10 (13.16%) Java
11 10 (13.16%) IIS
11 10 (13.16%) jQuery
12 9 (11.84%) Entity Framework
12 9 (11.84%) PL/SQL
12 9 (11.84%) CRM

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 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.16%) IIS
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.63%) ColdFusion
5 2 (2.63%) Drupal
5 2 (2.63%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.63%) Eloqua
4 1 (1.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Azure
2 13 (17.11%) Power Platform
3 8 (10.53%) Office 365
4 5 (6.58%) PowerApps
5 3 (3.95%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.95%) Serverless
6 2 (2.63%) ShareGate
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) NetScaler
2 4 (5.26%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
2 11 (14.47%) RDBMS
3 8 (10.53%) MySQL
3 8 (10.53%) Power BI
3 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.58%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.32%) Spark SQL
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) RStudio
1 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.26%) Fiddler
3 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.95%) NUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) ER Studio
5 1 (1.32%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.32%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (32.89%) Finance
1 25 (32.89%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Developer
2 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Data Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) DBA
6 5 (6.58%) Server Support
6 5 (6.58%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.79%) .NET
2 16 (21.05%) .NET Framework
2 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 14 (18.42%) CSS
4 13 (17.11%) HTML
5 10 (13.16%) jQuery
6 9 (11.84%) AngularJS
6 9 (11.84%) Entity Framework
7 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (10.53%) Django
8 6 (7.89%) Middleware
8 6 (7.89%) React
8 6 (7.89%) Spring
8 6 (7.89%) XML
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Core
9 5 (6.58%) HTML5
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (5.26%) ColdSpring
10 4 (5.26%) Web Services
11 3 (3.95%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Clustering
3 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.95%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.95%) Grid Computing
4 3 (3.95%) W3C
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) MVC
3 13 (17.11%) Migration
4 9 (11.84%) CRM
4 9 (11.84%) DevOps
5 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.21%) ETL
7 6 (7.89%) Application Packaging
7 6 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.89%) Dashboard Development
7 6 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (7.89%) Mathematics
7 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.89%) Statistical Modelling
7 6 (7.89%) Storytelling
7 6 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (7.89%) Visualisation
7 6 (7.89%) Web Development
8 5 (6.58%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) SQL
2 25 (32.89%) C#
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.05%) Python
4 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 10 (13.16%) Java
6 9 (11.84%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.89%) R
7 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 4 (5.26%) VBScript
9 2 (2.63%) PHP
9 2 (2.63%) VB
9 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.63%) HND
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.58%) XenApp
4 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.63%) Docker
5 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) HDFS
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) WSUS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) Control-M
3 1 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.05%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (7.89%) Tableau
3 6 (7.89%) VMware
4 5 (6.58%) Citrix
4 5 (6.58%) NetApp
4 5 (6.58%) Symantec
5 4 (5.26%) Ab Initio
5 4 (5.26%) EMC
5 4 (5.26%) Ivanti
5 4 (5.26%) Lumension
6 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.95%) Telerik
7 2 (2.63%) Axway
7 2 (2.63%) GFI Software
7 2 (2.63%) Okta
7 2 (2.63%) Qualys
7 2 (2.63%) Sophos
8 1 (1.32%) StreamSets