Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 25 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 161 130 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.30% 5.77% 6.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.90% 32.10% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 118
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £313 £254 £265
90th Percentile £468 £571 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £342
% change year-on-year +6.67% +9.65% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% -5.56%
Scotland median hourly rate - £113.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +215.97% -15.29%

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 521 405 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.14% 17.98% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 219 345
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £265
90th Percentile £544 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £111.50 £43.39 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.97% +189.27% -66.67%
10th Percentile £111.25 £40.32 £10.50
90th Percentile £111.75 £49.70 £38.10
Scotland median hourly rate £24.38 £43.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year -43.82% +20.53% +2.86%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 82 (50.93%) SQL
2 80 (49.69%) .NET
3 69 (42.86%) Finance
4 65 (40.37%) C#
5 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (31.06%) Microsoft
7 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
8 37 (22.98%) Oracle
9 30 (18.63%) MVC
10 29 (18.01%) Java
11 27 (16.77%) ASP.NET
12 22 (13.66%) HTML
13 20 (12.42%) ETL
13 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
14 18 (11.18%) Spring
14 18 (11.18%) Migration
15 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
15 17 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (10.56%) AngularJS
15 17 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (9.94%) CSS
17 15 (9.32%) WebSphere
17 15 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (9.32%) TDD
17 15 (9.32%) Banking
17 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 14 (8.70%) Entity Framework
18 14 (8.70%) Hibernate

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 (9.32%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.21%) Apache
3 7 (4.35%) JBoss
4 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.24%) Confluence
5 2 (1.24%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) SAS
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (8.07%) thinkFolio
2 7 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.86%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.48%) npm
4 2 (1.24%) Office 365
4 2 (1.24%) Yarn
5 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) WEP
2 1 (0.62%) DHCP
2 1 (0.62%) DNS
2 1 (0.62%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) Skype
2 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (9.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.45%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.59%) MySQL
4 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.11%) Informix
6 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.86%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.86%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.86%) Flink
Development Applications
1 13 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.21%) Maven
4 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.86%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.86%) JIRA
7 2 (1.24%) JUnit
7 2 (1.24%) MSTest
8 1 (0.62%) Ant
8 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.62%) FishEye
8 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 69 (42.86%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Banking
3 8 (4.97%) Front Office
4 5 (3.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Law
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (58.39%) Developer
2 41 (25.47%) .NET Developer
3 27 (16.77%) Analyst
3 27 (16.77%) C# Developer
4 20 (12.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 15 (9.32%) Software Developer
7 14 (8.70%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Architect
8 11 (6.83%) Business Analyst
8 11 (6.83%) DBA
9 9 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.97%) Senior Software Developer
10 8 (4.97%) SQL DBA
11 7 (4.35%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.35%) WCF Developer
12 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 6 (3.73%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (49.69%) .NET
2 27 (16.77%) ASP.NET
3 22 (13.66%) HTML
4 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
5 18 (11.18%) Spring
6 17 (10.56%) AngularJS
6 17 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (9.94%) CSS
8 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (8.70%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.70%) Hibernate
10 11 (6.83%) jQuery
10 11 (6.83%) RESTful
11 10 (6.21%) Web Services
12 8 (4.97%) Kafka
13 7 (4.35%) Middleware
13 7 (4.35%) WCF
14 6 (3.73%) .NET Core
14 6 (3.73%) SOAP
14 6 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.35%) Equities
2 6 (3.73%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.24%) Fintech
5 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.24%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Clustering
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.83%) Linux
2 10 (6.21%) Windows
3 7 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.48%) zOS
5 3 (1.86%) AIX
5 3 (1.86%) Unix
6 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.63%) MVC
3 20 (12.42%) ETL
4 18 (11.18%) Migration
5 15 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (9.32%) TDD
6 14 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (8.07%) Scrum
8 12 (7.45%) API Development
9 11 (6.83%) Data Modelling
9 11 (6.83%) Investment Management
10 10 (6.21%) Portfolio Management
10 10 (6.21%) Web Development
11 9 (5.59%) Data Analysis
11 9 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.97%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.97%) Mathematics
13 7 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 82 (50.93%) SQL
2 65 (40.37%) C#
3 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
4 29 (18.01%) Java
5 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.59%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.73%) Python
9 4 (2.48%) HQL
10 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.24%) ES6
11 2 (1.24%) Java 8
11 2 (1.24%) PHP
11 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.62%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.62%) Scala
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) VB
12 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (3.73%) Degree
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.62%) MCITP
3 1 (0.62%) MCP
3 1 (0.62%) MCSA
3 1 (0.62%) MCSE
3 1 (0.62%) OCP
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) Control-M
2 2 (1.24%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) Grafana
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.62%) PingFederate
3 1 (0.62%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.62%) SCSM
3 1 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (31.06%) Microsoft
2 37 (22.98%) Oracle
3 11 (6.83%) Ab Initio
4 9 (5.59%) Charles River
5 8 (4.97%) IBM
5 8 (4.97%) Informatica
6 7 (4.35%) Bloomberg
6 7 (4.35%) CODA
7 6 (3.73%) VMware
8 5 (3.11%) Sitecore
8 5 (3.11%) Talend
9 4 (2.48%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.48%) Vermilion
10 3 (1.86%) CommVault
10 3 (1.86%) Epicor
10 3 (1.86%) FactSet
10 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.86%) Veeam
11 2 (1.24%) Twitter
11 2 (1.24%) Xamarin