Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 181 137
Rank change year-on-year +19 -44 +21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.05% 1.80% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 17
Scotland median daily rate £365 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +3.85% -1.52%
10th Percentile £335 £201 £107
90th Percentile £474 £417 £443
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -5.56% +13.21% +10.42%

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 954 1,058 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.72% 20.16% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 630 433
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £505 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £438
% change year-on-year +2.43% +6.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 19
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £13.33 £43.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.58% -69.28% +43.65%
10th Percentile £11.32 £10.06 £11.29
90th Percentile £35.00 £83.14 £80.74
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -5.69%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +12 5 £458 +46.40%
Glasgow +10 4 £365 +6.18%
Dundee - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (20.00%) Power BI
6 2 (20.00%) Power Platform
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) Database Security
7 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (10.00%) WinDbg

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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Broadband
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) SMTP
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) DBA
2 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCSP
1 1 (10.00%) CCVP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Sonus
2 1 (10.00%) VMware