The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 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 2008
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 112 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.73% 1.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.91% 3.70% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 27
Median daily rate £310 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £312 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

SQL Server 2008 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 Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 344 514 626
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.31% 19.67% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 308 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 £14.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.21% -70.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Scotland

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Edinburgh +8 5 £325 -16.12% 2
Glasgow -1 1 £310 +45.88% 1
Fife - 1 £145 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
Dundee - 1 £338 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) .NET
4 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (45.45%) C#
6 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 8 (24.24%) MVC
9 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (18.18%) Windows
11 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 6 (18.18%) WCF
11 6 (18.18%) jQuery
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (15.15%) VMware
12 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
12 5 (15.15%) DNS
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (12.12%) DHCP
13 4 (12.12%) Citrix
13 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
13 4 (12.12%) XenApp
13 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.06%) SAS
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.06%) Big Data
6 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.03%) OLAP
7 1 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.03%) Power BI
7 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 2 (6.06%) WinDbg
5 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
5 4 (12.12%) DBA
5 4 (12.12%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) SQL DBA
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
4 6 (18.18%) jQuery
4 6 (18.18%) WCF
5 4 (12.12%) WPF
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (6.06%) CSS
7 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.06%) WinForms
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
8 1 (3.03%) HTML
8 1 (3.03%) MDX
8 1 (3.03%) RESTful
8 1 (3.03%) Web Services
8 1 (3.03%) XML
8 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) MVS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) MVC
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Scrum
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) TDD
5 1 (3.03%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) C#
3 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.09%) VB
7 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) C++
8 1 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.03%) R
8 1 (3.03%) VBA
8 1 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCSA
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) XenApp
2 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) CA
4 3 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) DevExpress
5 2 (6.06%) Varonis
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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