The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 28 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 / Fife
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 54.55% 5.56% 11.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £138 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.03% -5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £310 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £330 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

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 Fife with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 54.55% 5.56% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
Median daily rate £220 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £310 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Fife

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Fife.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Fife

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Fife

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Fife over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Fife

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Fife region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline +3 4 £120 -62.50%
Glenrothes - 1 £138 -
Kirkcaldy - 1 £220 -
SQL Server
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Fife region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Image Processing
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (8.33%) Multithreaded Programming

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) DNN
3 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Python Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) OpenCV
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Image Processing
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Delphi
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Borland