The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 16 19 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 40 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 9.18% 7.03% 12.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.53% 39.22% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 67
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 139 102 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 26.58% 17.93% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 129
Median daily rate £375 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.61 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Glasgow

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Glasgow over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Glasgow

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Glasgow

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 49 (41.53%) .NET
2 46 (38.98%) C#
2 46 (38.98%) SQL
3 42 (35.59%) ASP.NET
4 41 (34.75%) JavaScript
4 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 35 (29.66%) MVC
6 30 (25.42%) HTML
6 30 (25.42%) CSS
7 26 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (17.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (16.10%) Oracle
11 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (14.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
12 17 (14.41%) Windows
13 16 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (12.71%) T-SQL
15 13 (11.02%) ETL
15 13 (11.02%) .NET Framework
15 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (10.17%) Relational Database
16 12 (10.17%) MS Excel
16 12 (10.17%) VMware
17 11 (9.32%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 10 (8.47%) Umbraco
2 9 (7.63%) CMS
3 7 (5.93%) IIS
4 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.54%) Jadu
5 3 (2.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.69%) CICS
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) DNS
2 6 (5.08%) DHCP
2 6 (5.08%) SAN
3 5 (4.24%) Firewall
4 4 (3.39%) Internet
5 3 (2.54%) WAN
6 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.69%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.69%) VSAN
7 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (17.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (14.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (10.17%) Relational Database
7 10 (8.47%) Oracle Database
8 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (5.93%) Power BI
10 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (4.24%) QlikView
11 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
11 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (2.54%) Ingres
12 3 (2.54%) MS Access
12 3 (2.54%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.93%) Selenium
4 5 (4.24%) JIRA
5 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.39%) NUnit
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.54%) Moq
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.54%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.54%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Maven
7 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.93%) Back Office
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (52.54%) Developer
2 24 (20.34%) .NET Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) SQL Developer
5 9 (7.63%) C# Developer
5 9 (7.63%) DBA
6 8 (6.78%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.93%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.93%) Umbraco Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.24%) Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.24%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (4.24%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.39%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (41.53%) .NET
2 42 (35.59%) ASP.NET
3 30 (25.42%) CSS
3 30 (25.42%) HTML
4 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
6 13 (11.02%) .NET Framework
6 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (9.32%) jQuery
7 11 (9.32%) Web Services
8 10 (8.47%) HTML5
9 9 (7.63%) Entity Framework
10 6 (5.08%) CSS3
11 5 (4.24%) RESTful
12 4 (3.39%) Kendo UI
12 4 (3.39%) WCF
12 4 (3.39%) WinForms
12 4 (3.39%) XML
13 3 (2.54%) Apache Cordova
13 3 (2.54%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.54%) RIA
5 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Robotics
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Windows
2 10 (8.47%) Linux
2 10 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.69%) AIX
6 2 (1.69%) MVS
6 2 (1.69%) Solaris
6 2 (1.69%) Unix
7 1 (0.85%) CentOS
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.66%) MVC
2 26 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (11.02%) ETL
5 10 (8.47%) TDD
6 9 (7.63%) Web Development
7 8 (6.78%) Scrum
8 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.93%) ITIL
8 7 (5.93%) OO
8 7 (5.93%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.08%) CRM
9 6 (5.08%) Migration
10 5 (4.24%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.24%) Data Integration
10 5 (4.24%) Data Management
10 5 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.39%) Functional Testing
11 4 (3.39%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (3.39%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.98%) C#
1 46 (38.98%) SQL
2 41 (34.75%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.71%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.39%) Java
4 4 (3.39%) PHP
5 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.69%) COBOL
6 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.85%) Korn
7 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.93%) Degree
3 6 (5.08%) MCSE
3 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) MCSA
4 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.54%) MCAD
5 3 (2.54%) MCSD
5 3 (2.54%) MCTS
6 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (5.08%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) Basel III
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) NFS
4 1 (0.85%) Samba
4 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) PowerCLI
1 2 (1.69%) SnapMirror
1 2 (1.69%) vRealize
1 2 (1.69%) WSUS
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.10%) Oracle
3 12 (10.17%) VMware
4 4 (3.39%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) Cognos
5 3 (2.54%) Dell
5 3 (2.54%) HP
5 3 (2.54%) IBM
5 3 (2.54%) NetApp
5 3 (2.54%) Riverbed
5 3 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.54%) Twitter
5 3 (2.54%) Veeam
6 2 (1.69%) Avaya
6 2 (1.69%) Citrix
6 2 (1.69%) Infor
6 2 (1.69%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.69%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas
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