Period
to 21 January 2020

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 6 months to 21 January 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 68 125 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.55% 8.04% 7.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.64% 32.89% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 60
Glasgow median daily rate £413 £388 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +16.54% -5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £316 £250
90th Percentile £535 £538 £425
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Glasgow median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.24% -28.71%
Scotland median hourly rate £30.35 £12.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +142.80% -59.02% -22.78%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 276 380 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 22.51% 24.44% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 241 165
Glasgow median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -33.60% +8.69%
10th Percentile £9.75 £12.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £11.85 £12.75 £25.00
Scotland median hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +105.36% -41.67% -42.86%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 46 (67.65%) SQL
2 35 (51.47%) .NET
2 35 (51.47%) Azure
3 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (26.47%) Public Sector
5 16 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (22.06%) T-SQL
7 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (17.65%) OLTP
8 12 (17.65%) PaaS
9 11 (16.18%) IaaS
10 10 (14.71%) Oracle
10 10 (14.71%) C#
11 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
11 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
12 8 (11.76%) Power Platform
13 7 (10.29%) Power BI
13 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (10.29%) ETL
13 7 (10.29%) Windows
13 7 (10.29%) MVC
14 6 (8.82%) Finance
14 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
14 6 (8.82%) RDBMS
14 6 (8.82%) Data Architecture
14 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 3 (4.41%) IIS
1 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (51.47%) Azure
2 12 (17.65%) PaaS
3 11 (16.18%) IaaS
4 8 (11.76%) Power Platform
5 3 (4.41%) Office 365
6 2 (2.94%) AWS
6 2 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.47%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.47%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.94%) SSH
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (17.65%) OLTP
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (10.29%) Power BI
6 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.82%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.41%) OLAP
10 2 (2.94%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
10 2 (2.94%) DataStage
10 2 (2.94%) DB2
10 2 (2.94%) GIS
10 2 (2.94%) Ingres
10 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.94%) ERwin
2 2 (2.94%) Moq
2 2 (2.94%) NUnit
2 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.94%) Toad
3 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Maven
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (26.47%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Developer
2 17 (25.00%) DBA
3 15 (22.06%) SQL Developer
4 12 (17.65%) SQL DBA
5 9 (13.24%) Database Developer
6 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Architect
7 6 (8.82%) SQL Database Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Data Architect
9 4 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Azure Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Development DBA
10 3 (4.41%) Performance Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Performance Test Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Senior DBA
10 3 (4.41%) Senior SQL DBA
10 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (51.47%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.88%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.41%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.41%) CSS
7 2 (2.94%) HTML
7 2 (2.94%) jQuery
7 2 (2.94%) JSP
7 2 (2.94%) REST
7 2 (2.94%) Servlets
7 2 (2.94%) XML
8 1 (1.47%) CSS3
8 1 (1.47%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (1.47%) HTML5
8 1 (1.47%) Kafka
8 1 (1.47%) RESTful
8 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Unix
3 3 (4.41%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) ETL
3 7 (10.29%) MVC
4 6 (8.82%) Data Architecture
4 6 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Data Management
5 5 (7.35%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (7.35%) DevOps
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
6 4 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (5.88%) Data Integration
6 4 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.88%) Database Optimisation
6 4 (5.88%) Database Tuning
6 4 (5.88%) Microservices
6 4 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (67.65%) SQL
2 15 (22.06%) T-SQL
3 10 (14.71%) C#
4 5 (7.35%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) Korn
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Python
6 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) sed
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) GDPR
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) NFS
2 2 (2.94%) Samba
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
3 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) IDERA
4 1 (1.47%) RedGate
4 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk
4 1 (1.47%) Sybase
4 1 (1.47%) Workday