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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 116 68
Rank change year-on-year +14 -48  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 1.19% 2.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.28% 5.10% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 51
Median daily rate £350 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £293 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £363 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 458 686 605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.78% 23.32% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 785 685
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 7
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +16 10 £350 +1.81%
Glasgow -4 3 £425 +37.09% 1
Fife - 1 £120 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.00%) Statistics
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (12.00%) MCSA
8 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (12.00%) VB
8 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) SAS
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (4.00%) Big Data
8 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) DBA
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
1 7 (28.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Database Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) WPF
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) MVS
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.00%) Statistics
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) SFIA
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB
3 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) MCSA
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec