The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 29 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 21 12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 0 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 14.09% 13.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 61.76% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 10
Median daily rate - £395 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4 34 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 5.26% 22.82% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 11
Median daily rate £420 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -2.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £321 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £451
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 - £30.21 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Renfrewshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
2 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) ITIL
3 10 (71.43%) vSphere
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 8 (57.14%) DNS
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (57.14%) vRealize
5 8 (57.14%) PowerCLI
5 8 (57.14%) VSAN
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) C#
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 3 (21.43%) OO
8 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
9 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (14.29%) Prototyping

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 8 (57.14%) VSAN
3 7 (50.00%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) MSI
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Development Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Personalization
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Jython
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) PowerCLI
1 8 (57.14%) vRealize
2 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Dell