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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Fife
Rank 3 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 25.00% 7.41% 10.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 66.67% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £323 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 3 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 25.00% 11.11% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £233 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.59% -4.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Fife

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Fife.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 March 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 - 2 £233 -
St Andrews - 2 £363 -
SQL Server
Scotland

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Python Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft