Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 145 136
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -64
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.95% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.53% 3.97% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 49
Scotland median daily rate £415 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.44% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £234 £241 £298
90th Percentile £476 £420 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.13 -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.85 £28.50
% change year-on-year -13.53% +25.79% +29.55%

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 990 1032 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.63% 23.81% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 568 689
Scotland median daily rate £389 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £290 £260 £262
90th Percentile £520 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 7
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.62 £9.37 £10.80
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £49.23
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -20 16 £425 +21.43% 1
Aberdeen -4 4 £409 -
Fife - 3 £300 -
West Lothian 0 1 £338 -3.57%
Glasgow -14 1 £425 +6.25%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) Windows
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) VB
7 7 (28.00%) C#
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (24.00%) SCCM
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (20.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (12.00%) Data Management
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
11 3 (12.00%) Silverlight
11 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
11 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (12.00%) Markit EDM

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 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (12.00%) IIS
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Server Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (8.00%) WPF
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Data Management
2 3 (12.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (12.00%) Remediation Plan
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (28.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Dell
2 1 (4.00%) EMC
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Symantec
2 1 (4.00%) VMware