The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 June 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 (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 139 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.31% 9.08% 7.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.35% 38.92% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 169 140
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £262 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £190.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +427.77% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server 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 458 686 605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.78% 23.32% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 387 320
Median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
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 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Scotland

SQL Server
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +8 76 £400 +16.95% 22
Glasgow -9 46 £363 +10.68% 16
Fife +6 6 £138 -57.03%
Renfrewshire 0 4 £403 +25.78% 1
Aberdeen -8 2 £340 -2.85% 1
West Lothian -3 1 £375 +15.38% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 107 (42.63%) SQL
2 105 (41.83%) .NET
3 94 (37.45%) C#
4 77 (30.68%) MVC
5 70 (27.89%) ASP.NET
6 64 (25.50%) Microsoft
7 59 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (23.11%) JavaScript
9 47 (18.73%) HTML
9 47 (18.73%) Oracle
9 47 (18.73%) Windows
9 47 (18.73%) Finance
10 46 (18.33%) CSS
11 40 (15.94%) AngularJS
12 39 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (15.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 37 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (13.55%) Web Services
16 33 (13.15%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 29 (11.55%) .NET Framework
19 27 (10.76%) Migration
20 26 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (9.96%) Linux
21 25 (9.96%) SQL Server 2008
21 25 (9.96%) SQL Server 2012
22 24 (9.56%) Test Automation
22 24 (9.56%) Java
23 23 (9.16%) HTML5
23 23 (9.16%) jQuery

SQL Server
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 18 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.98%) CMS
2 15 (5.98%) Umbraco
3 13 (5.18%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.78%) IIS
5 9 (3.59%) SAS
6 6 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.99%) Drupal
8 4 (1.59%) Apache
8 4 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.40%) DNN
11 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Markit EDM
2 11 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) FRx
4 1 (0.40%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.40%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.39%) Office 365
4 3 (1.20%) IaaS
5 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.80%) GitHub
5 2 (0.80%) PaaS
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) DNS
2 5 (1.99%) DHCP
2 5 (1.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (13.15%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (9.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (9.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (8.76%) Relational Database
5 22 (8.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (8.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 11 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 11 (4.38%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.59%) MS Access
10 8 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.79%) MySQL
11 7 (2.79%) Power BI
12 5 (1.99%) Big Data
12 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (3.98%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.39%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.99%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.59%) Subversion
8 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.80%) JIRA
9 2 (0.80%) NUnit
10 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.40%) ERwin
10 1 (0.40%) Maven
10 1 (0.40%) Moq
10 1 (0.40%) NWDI
10 1 (0.40%) Selenium
10 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (18.73%) Finance
2 17 (6.77%) Banking
3 7 (2.79%) Back Office
4 4 (1.59%) Retail
5 3 (1.20%) Legal
5 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 129 (51.39%) Developer
2 59 (23.51%) .NET Developer
3 36 (14.34%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.55%) Analyst
5 25 (9.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (8.76%) Consultant
7 20 (7.97%) DBA
7 20 (7.97%) SQL Developer
8 17 (6.77%) SQL DBA
9 15 (5.98%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.58%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (5.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (4.38%) Administrator
12 11 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (4.38%) SQL Analyst
12 11 (4.38%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
14 9 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (41.83%) .NET
2 70 (27.89%) ASP.NET
3 47 (18.73%) HTML
4 46 (18.33%) CSS
5 40 (15.94%) AngularJS
6 39 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (13.55%) Web Services
8 29 (11.55%) .NET Framework
9 23 (9.16%) HTML5
9 23 (9.16%) jQuery
10 17 (6.77%) CSS3
11 14 (5.58%) Entity Framework
12 12 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (4.78%) XML
13 11 (4.38%) JSON
13 11 (4.38%) RESTful
14 10 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (3.59%) SOAP
16 8 (3.19%) Apache Cordova
16 8 (3.19%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.38%) Clustering
2 11 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.39%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.59%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.59%) Replication
5 3 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.40%) Equities
7 1 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.73%) Windows
2 25 (9.96%) Linux
3 18 (7.17%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.59%) AIX
8 4 (1.59%) Solaris
8 4 (1.59%) Unix
8 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) MVS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.68%) MVC
2 59 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.76%) Migration
4 26 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (9.56%) Test Automation
6 19 (7.57%) Scrum
7 18 (7.17%) Web Development
8 16 (6.37%) Data Modelling
9 15 (5.98%) CRM
10 14 (5.58%) Asset Management
10 14 (5.58%) ETL
11 13 (5.18%) SDLC
12 12 (4.78%) Data Management
12 12 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (3.59%) ITIL
15 9 (3.59%) TDD
16 8 (3.19%) Matrix Management
16 8 (3.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 107 (42.63%) SQL
2 94 (37.45%) C#
3 58 (23.11%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.56%) Java
5 22 (8.76%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.58%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.39%) PHP
7 6 (2.39%) Python
7 6 (2.39%) VB
7 6 (2.39%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.59%) C++
9 4 (1.59%) VBScript
10 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.80%) C
11 2 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.80%) Delphi
11 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (5.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.38%) Degree
3 10 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.99%) MCITP
6 3 (1.20%) MCSA
7 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.80%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.79%) QA
3 4 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.20%) Basel III
5 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.59%) XenApp
4 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.40%) Docker
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (5.18%) Ansible
2 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Control-M
5 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.40%) SCOM
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (25.50%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.73%) Oracle
3 13 (5.18%) VMware
4 8 (3.19%) Bloomberg
4 8 (3.19%) FactSet
4 8 (3.19%) HP
5 7 (2.79%) Citrix
5 7 (2.79%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.39%) Teradata
7 4 (1.59%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.59%) Twitter
8 3 (1.20%) IBM
8 3 (1.20%) Informatica
8 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.80%) Borland
9 2 (0.80%) CA
9 2 (0.80%) Cognos
9 2 (0.80%) Dell
9 2 (0.80%) EMC
9 2 (0.80%) Sybase
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