Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 162 152
Rank change year-on-year -33 -10 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.44% 1.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.83% 2.08% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 29
Scotland median daily rate £170 £423 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.76% +30.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £132 £247 £245
90th Percentile £358 £479 £405
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £26.90 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -25.28% - +22.03%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,080 1,009 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.29% 20.99% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 541 614
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.75%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £257
90th Percentile £543 £525 £485
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 20
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £43.39 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.55% +5.19% +27.22%
10th Percentile £10.68 £13.65 £9.37
90th Percentile £34.25 £195.00 £46.01
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 6 £136 -67.54% 2
Glasgow -15 3 £354 -16.76%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Data Management
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) Data Structures
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) XPath
5 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Back Office

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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Data Management
1 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) XPath
4 2 (22.22%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin