Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 2018 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 20 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 371 273 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.44% 7.58% 8.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.51% 35.97% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 187 283
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £277
90th Percentile £474 £450 £471
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £17.32 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.49% -51.89% +24.14%
10th Percentile £38.50 £14.74 £25.53
90th Percentile £47.93 £40.60 £45.68
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £22.54
% change year-on-year +45.45% +22.01% -19.77%

SQL Server 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 989 759 1,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.83% 21.07% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 416 687
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £263 £275
90th Percentile £500 £488 £517
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 12
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £40.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +114.67% -42.31%
10th Percentile £21.40 £11.30 £9.38
90th Percentile £86.47 £52.17 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £25.44
% change year-on-year +24.55% +8.10% -15.20%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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 +2 156 £388 +10.71% 44
Glasgow 0 138 £375 +3.45% 33
Renfrewshire +5 30 £349 +10.71% 5
Aberdeen +15 20 £350 +14.29% 4
Dundee -5 8 £382 +40.65% 2
West Lothian -6 4 £338 -3.57% 2
Highlands - 4 - -
Inverclyde +1 3 £335 -10.67% 1
Fife -4 3 £300 +11.11% 2
South Lanarkshire -6 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 181 (48.79%) .NET
2 168 (45.28%) C#
3 163 (43.94%) SQL
4 152 (40.97%) Microsoft
5 122 (32.88%) JavaScript
6 116 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (26.42%) MVC
8 89 (23.99%) Windows
9 78 (21.02%) ASP.NET
10 77 (20.75%) CSS
11 75 (20.22%) Windows Server
12 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 71 (19.14%) .NET Framework
14 67 (18.06%) HTML
14 67 (18.06%) Finance
15 59 (15.90%) jQuery
16 56 (15.09%) T-SQL
17 55 (14.82%) AngularJS
17 55 (14.82%) ASP.NET Web API
18 50 (13.48%) Migration
18 50 (13.48%) PowerShell
19 49 (13.21%) Oracle
20 48 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
20 48 (12.94%) Entity Framework
21 47 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
22 45 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 45 (12.13%) Active Directory
23 44 (11.86%) CRM
23 44 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 44 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012

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 42 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 38 (10.24%) IIS
3 24 (6.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (5.12%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (3.50%) MS Exchange
7 11 (2.96%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.70%) CMS
9 7 (1.89%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.62%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.35%) Apache
11 5 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.08%) JBoss
12 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.81%) nginx
14 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) InfoPath
2 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (11.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.43%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.81%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.54%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.24%) Office 365
3 9 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.93%) DHCP
2 20 (5.39%) DNS
3 11 (2.96%) SAN
4 7 (1.89%) Skype
5 6 (1.62%) Internet
5 6 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.62%) VSAN
6 5 (1.35%) Firewall
7 3 (0.81%) LAN
8 2 (0.54%) Intranet
8 2 (0.54%) IPv4
8 2 (0.54%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.54%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.54%) WEP
9 1 (0.27%) AMQP
9 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 44 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (10.24%) Relational Database
4 29 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (5.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (5.93%) RDBMS
8 21 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (3.23%) MySQL
9 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.43%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.43%) Power BI
10 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (2.16%) QlikView
12 6 (1.62%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.35%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 23 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.66%) NUnit
5 17 (4.58%) MSTest
6 10 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.62%) Maven
8 5 (1.35%) JIRA
9 4 (1.08%) Hudson
9 4 (1.08%) webpack
10 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.81%) ERwin
10 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.81%) Subversion
11 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.54%) NWDI
11 2 (0.54%) Selenium
11 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (18.06%) Finance
2 20 (5.39%) Banking
3 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.62%) Legal
5 5 (1.35%) Retail
6 4 (1.08%) Front Office
6 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (52.02%) Developer
2 87 (23.45%) .NET Developer
3 33 (8.89%) C# Developer
4 32 (8.63%) Architect
5 31 (8.36%) SQL Developer
6 27 (7.28%) DBA
7 26 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 26 (7.01%) Software Developer
8 24 (6.47%) Senior Developer
9 23 (6.20%) Analyst
10 21 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (5.39%) Consultant
11 20 (5.39%) SQL DBA
12 18 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (4.85%) CRM Developer
13 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 16 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
15 15 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 15 (4.04%) SharePoint Engineer
16 14 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (48.79%) .NET
2 78 (21.02%) ASP.NET
3 77 (20.75%) CSS
4 71 (19.14%) .NET Framework
5 67 (18.06%) HTML
6 59 (15.90%) jQuery
7 55 (14.82%) AngularJS
7 55 (14.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (12.94%) Entity Framework
9 33 (8.89%) REST
10 31 (8.36%) XML
11 26 (7.01%) .NET Core
12 25 (6.74%) HTML5
13 23 (6.20%) RESTful
13 23 (6.20%) XSLT
14 21 (5.66%) CSS3
15 20 (5.39%) Angular 2
16 16 (4.31%) OAuth
16 16 (4.31%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.36%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.70%) Clustering
4 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.43%) PKI
6 8 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.62%) Equities
8 5 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.35%) Replication
8 5 (1.35%) SCADA
8 5 (1.35%) User Experience
9 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.81%) Fintech
10 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.54%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.54%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.99%) Windows
2 75 (20.22%) Windows Server
3 44 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (4.85%) Linux
7 8 (2.16%) Android
7 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.89%) Windows Phone
8 7 (1.89%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (1.62%) AIX
10 5 (1.35%) Unix
10 5 (1.35%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.54%) Solaris
13 2 (0.54%) zOS
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.42%) MVC
3 50 (13.48%) Migration
4 44 (11.86%) CRM
5 38 (10.24%) High Availability
6 32 (8.63%) SDLC
7 30 (8.09%) Workflow
8 28 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (7.55%) ETL
9 26 (7.01%) Scrum
10 22 (5.93%) Web Development
11 20 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (5.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 20 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (5.12%) Records Management
12 19 (5.12%) Waterfall
13 18 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (4.85%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.58%) ITIL
14 17 (4.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (45.28%) C#
2 163 (43.94%) SQL
3 122 (32.88%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.09%) T-SQL
5 50 (13.48%) PowerShell
6 19 (5.12%) Java
7 12 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.89%) C++
9 7 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.62%) PHP
11 5 (1.35%) VB
11 5 (1.35%) VBA
12 4 (1.08%) HQL
12 4 (1.08%) Python
13 2 (0.54%) Java 8
14 1 (0.27%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.24%) Degree
3 32 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.82%) SC Cleared
5 25 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (6.20%) MCSE
7 7 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.35%) MCP
9 5 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.08%) MCAD
10 4 (1.08%) MCSD
10 4 (1.08%) MCTS
10 4 (1.08%) PMP
11 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.27%) MCITP
11 1 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.85%) QA
2 8 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.08%) GAMP
3 4 (1.08%) GMP
3 4 (1.08%) GxP
4 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.54%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.58%) Docker
4 12 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.62%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.62%) XenApp
5 6 (1.62%) XenServer
6 5 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.08%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.54%) vSphere
10 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (4.85%) SCCM
2 7 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 7 (1.89%) XenMobile
3 6 (1.62%) PowerCLI
3 6 (1.62%) SafeCom
3 6 (1.62%) SAP Afaria
3 6 (1.62%) vRealize
4 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.81%) Kibana
5 3 (0.81%) SCOM
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.27%) Control-M
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.27%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 152 (40.97%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.21%) Oracle
3 32 (8.63%) VMware
4 23 (6.20%) Citrix
5 19 (5.12%) Nintex
6 10 (2.70%) Charles River
6 10 (2.70%) SAP
7 9 (2.43%) IBM
8 8 (2.16%) Ab Initio
9 7 (1.89%) Apple
9 7 (1.89%) McAfee
10 6 (1.62%) ThinPrint
11 5 (1.35%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.35%) CODA
11 5 (1.35%) Informatica
11 5 (1.35%) Teradata
12 4 (1.08%) Capita
12 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.08%) Veritas
12 4 (1.08%) Wonderware