Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 21 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 111 92 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 7.48% 7.74% 11.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.53% 34.46% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 78
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £310 £250 £257
90th Percentile £513 £421 £447
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Glasgow median hourly rate £12.50 £12.35 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.24% -28.71% -64.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.01 £14.74
90th Percentile £12.75 £13.42 £31.54
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year -59.02% +76.10% -51.83%

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 331 267 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 22.32% 22.46% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 164 146
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £310 £283 £262
90th Percentile £538 £460 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Glasgow median hourly rate £12.50 £18.83 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.60% +8.69% -64.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.59 £14.74
90th Percentile £12.75 £25.00 £31.54
Scotland median hourly rate £14.00 £24.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -41.67% -40.37% +61.00%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019, 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 57 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.14%) SQL
3 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
4 37 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (32.43%) C#
5 36 (32.43%) .NET
6 26 (23.42%) Oracle
6 26 (23.42%) Relational Database
7 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
8 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (18.02%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (18.02%) MVC
10 19 (17.12%) HTML
10 19 (17.12%) Web Services
10 19 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (16.22%) .NET Framework
11 18 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (16.22%) CSS
11 18 (16.22%) Windows
11 18 (16.22%) Power BI
12 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (14.41%) Java
14 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
14 15 (13.51%) Finance
14 15 (13.51%) RESTful
14 15 (13.51%) DevOps
15 14 (12.61%) REST
15 14 (12.61%) ETL
15 14 (12.61%) RDBMS

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 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.50%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) Mule
3 3 (2.70%) Mule ESB
4 2 (1.80%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.80%) SAS
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.11%) GitHub
4 8 (7.21%) Office 365
5 5 (4.50%) SaaS
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.70%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.80%) PaaS
7 2 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.90%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) AMQP
2 4 (3.60%) Skype
3 3 (2.70%) HTTP
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 2 (1.80%) DHCP
4 2 (1.80%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) NFC
5 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.90%) VLAN
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.42%) Relational Database
2 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (18.02%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (16.22%) Power BI
4 18 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (12.61%) RDBMS
7 13 (11.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (9.01%) Hadoop
9 9 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (7.21%) ArangoDB
10 8 (7.21%) Neo4j
10 8 (7.21%) SQLite
11 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (3.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 6 (5.41%) CocoaPods
5 6 (5.41%) Xcode
6 5 (4.50%) JUnit
6 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.60%) Mockito
7 4 (3.60%) Subversion
8 2 (1.80%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.80%) NUnit
8 2 (1.80%) Selenium
8 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.90%) Hudson
9 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 8 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (56.76%) Developer
2 12 (10.81%) .NET Developer
2 12 (10.81%) Analyst
2 12 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (9.01%) Web Developer
4 9 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.21%) DBA
5 8 (7.21%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.41%) iOS Developer
7 6 (5.41%) Mobile Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) CRM Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Power BI Developer
8 5 (4.50%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.43%) .NET
2 19 (17.12%) HTML
2 19 (17.12%) Web Services
3 18 (16.22%) .NET Framework
3 18 (16.22%) CSS
4 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
4 15 (13.51%) RESTful
5 14 (12.61%) REST
6 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (9.91%) Entity Framework
7 10 (9.01%) Spring
8 9 (8.11%) JSON
9 7 (6.31%) AngularJS
9 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.31%) JMS
10 6 (5.41%) Cocoa
10 6 (5.41%) Cocoa Touch
10 6 (5.41%) iOS SDK
10 6 (5.41%) LESS
10 6 (5.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.70%) FMCG
4 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.80%) AS400
5 2 (1.80%) Fintech
5 2 (1.80%) Wiki
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) iPhone
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.70%) Android
6 3 (2.70%) Unix
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (18.02%) MVC
3 15 (13.51%) DevOps
4 14 (12.61%) ETL
5 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
6 12 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 12 (10.81%) Web Development
7 11 (9.91%) Data Protection
7 11 (9.91%) Scrum
8 9 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (8.11%) SDLC
9 8 (7.21%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (7.21%) IT Strategy
9 8 (7.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) SQL
2 36 (32.43%) C#
3 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.41%) Java
5 12 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.91%) Python
7 9 (8.11%) Ruby
8 8 (7.21%) Go
8 8 (7.21%) Perl
9 6 (5.41%) Apple Swift
9 6 (5.41%) Objective-C
9 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.60%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.80%) Korn
12 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.90%) C++
13 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) CISM
1 8 (7.21%) CISSP
1 8 (7.21%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) MCDBA
3 2 (1.80%) MCITP
3 2 (1.80%) MCTS
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) FINRA
1 8 (7.21%) GDPR
2 7 (6.31%) QA
3 3 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.80%) Docker
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Terraform
2 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.70%) Puppet
3 2 (1.80%) Ansible
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.90%) Malwarebytes
4 1 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.42%) Oracle
3 14 (12.61%) Sybase
4 9 (8.11%) Google
4 9 (8.11%) Symantec
5 8 (7.21%) Apple
5 8 (7.21%) Cloudera
5 8 (7.21%) Hortonworks
5 8 (7.21%) McAfee
5 8 (7.21%) Varonis
6 5 (4.50%) IBM
7 4 (3.60%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (3.60%) OutSystems
7 4 (3.60%) VMware
8 2 (1.80%) Informatica
8 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.90%) Avaya
9 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.90%) Sophos