The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 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 2012
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 125 107
Rank change year-on-year +36 -18  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 17 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 0.35% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.99% 1.75% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £323 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

SQL Server 2012 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 341 514 625
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.39% 19.83% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 306 355
Median daily rate £375 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012 in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Scotland

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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 +23 7 £325 -7.14% 5
Glasgow +4 6 £375 +3.44% 1
Dundee - 1 £338 -
Fife - 1 £145 -
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (58.97%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (33.33%) .NET
7 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
7 12 (30.77%) ETL
8 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (23.08%) C#
9 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
9 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (20.51%) MVC
10 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
12 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.38%) Finance
12 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
13 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
13 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (12.82%) Banking
13 5 (12.82%) VMware
13 5 (12.82%) Cognos

SQL Server 2012
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 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (10.26%) Power BI
9 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
10 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (5.13%) Big Data
12 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
12 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
12 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
3 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) ETL Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 5 (12.82%) DBA
4 5 (12.82%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.69%) SQL BI Architect
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Model Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
5 4 (10.26%) CSS3
5 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) HTML5
6 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) Kendo UI
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.56%) MDX
7 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.56%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) AIX
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) MVS
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ETL
2 11 (28.21%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.51%) MVC
4 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.26%) ETL Development
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
7 3 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Visualisation
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.13%) Open Source
8 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 9 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.13%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.56%) R
6 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) MCDBA
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Cognos
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Tableau
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