Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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 2012
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 164 155
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 42 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.83% 0.51% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.24% 2.13% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 27
Scotland median daily rate £400 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -6.90% +11.54%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £310
90th Percentile £455 £382 £438
UK median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.58 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +36.36% -12.00%

SQL Server 2012 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 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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 +4 22 £423 +20.71% 1
Aberdeen -2 7 £325 +109.68% 1
Inverclyde - 5 £325 -
Glasgow -15 4 £413 +26.92%
Fife - 3 £300 -
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
4 20 (47.62%) SharePoint
5 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
7 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (26.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
10 9 (21.43%) PowerPivot
10 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
11 8 (19.05%) ETL
11 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 6 (14.29%) NetApp
13 6 (14.29%) IIS
13 6 (14.29%) SCCM
14 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
14 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
14 5 (11.90%) Scrum
14 5 (11.90%) Data Management
14 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
14 5 (11.90%) .NET
14 5 (11.90%) C#
14 5 (11.90%) RDBMS

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 20 (47.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.14%) ISDN
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
1 3 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (4.76%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (26.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (21.43%) PowerPivot
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (11.90%) Power BI
7 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
8 3 (7.14%) Redis
8 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Server Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 2 (4.76%) Customer Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Architect
8 2 (4.76%) SSAS Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) .NET Core
2 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) SignalR
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) WCF
2 3 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) ADO.NET
3 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) WSDL
3 2 (4.76%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.76%) Blog
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 8 (19.05%) ETL
4 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Data Integration
4 5 (11.90%) Data Management
4 5 (11.90%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (11.90%) Scrum
4 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.52%) Data Mapping
5 4 (9.52%) Information Management
5 4 (9.52%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (9.52%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (7.14%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.90%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) XPath
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) MCSD
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (4.76%) Avaya
3 2 (4.76%) Cognos
3 2 (4.76%) RedGate
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter