The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 125 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 6 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £400 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £340 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £393 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £325
% change year-on-year -6.87% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in Scotland

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Scotland

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in Scotland

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Developer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Scotland

SQL Server Developer
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 Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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 +17 3 £275 -23.07% 1
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
SQL Server Developer
UK

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, SQL Server Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (8.33%) Ingres
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle