Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 376 314 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.19% 6.30% 8.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.65% 32.81% 35.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 179 232
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £302 £256 £238
90th Percentile £538 £488 £445
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 10
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £44.68 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.26% +5.75% +36.49%
10th Percentile £31.25 £13.36 £39.90
90th Percentile £33.75 £195.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £36.31 £31.50
% change year-on-year -28.39% +15.27% +17.23%

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 1,085 957 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.75% 19.19% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 525 531
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £261
90th Percentile £538 £504 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
Scotland median hourly rate £31.25 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.60% -1.18% +70.00%
10th Percentile £14.15 £14.14 £9.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £195.00 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.15 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.33% +11.25% -0.22%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 0 198 £424 +6.00% 48
Glasgow +7 129 £400 +22.14% 52
Renfrewshire -1 14 £408 +23.48%
Dundee +5 10 £320 +6.67% 3
West Lothian +14 8 £235 -30.37% 6
Aberdeen -1 3 £438 +6.94% 3
West Dunbartonshire +4 2 £413 +10.00%
Stirling 0 1 £445 +98.88% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £263 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 230 (61.17%) SQL
2 163 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (37.50%) .NET
4 130 (34.57%) Microsoft
5 126 (33.51%) C#
6 112 (29.79%) Oracle
7 101 (26.86%) Finance
8 98 (26.06%) JavaScript
9 70 (18.62%) ETL
10 65 (17.29%) Relational Database
11 63 (16.76%) HTML
12 61 (16.22%) ASP.NET
12 61 (16.22%) Windows
13 60 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (15.43%) MVC
15 56 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 54 (14.36%) CSS
17 53 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
18 49 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 47 (12.50%) Java
20 45 (11.97%) Software Engineering
21 44 (11.70%) PowerShell
22 43 (11.44%) Python
23 42 (11.17%) Migration
23 42 (11.17%) Linux
23 42 (11.17%) Visual Studio
24 41 (10.90%) .NET Framework
24 41 (10.90%) DevOps
25 39 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
25 39 (10.37%) Continuous Integration

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 36 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (2.93%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.66%) IIS
5 9 (2.39%) Confluence
6 8 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.86%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.60%) SAS
9 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.06%) Apache
11 3 (0.80%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.80%) JBoss
11 3 (0.80%) Mule
11 3 (0.80%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.53%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.13%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.60%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.06%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.11%) Office 365
3 21 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.32%) GitHub
5 14 (3.72%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (2.93%) PaaS
7 10 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.33%) SaaS
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.06%) npm
9 4 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.06%) Yarn
10 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.27%) IaaS
11 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.39%) DHCP
1 9 (2.39%) DNS
2 8 (2.13%) SAN
3 5 (1.33%) AMQP
3 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.06%) HTTP
4 4 (1.06%) Internet
5 3 (0.80%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.80%) SSL
6 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.53%) Firewall
6 2 (0.53%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) NAS
7 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.29%) Relational Database
2 53 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (10.11%) Hadoop
4 38 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (9.31%) Power BI
6 34 (9.04%) RDBMS
7 25 (6.65%) Oracle Database
8 24 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (5.05%) ArangoDB
9 19 (5.05%) MongoDB
9 19 (5.05%) Neo4j
10 17 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (3.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (3.72%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (3.72%) MySQL
14 13 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (3.46%) Informix
14 13 (3.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 39 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.59%) Git (software)
5 17 (4.52%) JIRA
6 14 (3.72%) NUnit
7 11 (2.93%) Maven
8 10 (2.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (2.13%) CocoaPods
9 8 (2.13%) JUnit
9 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.13%) Xcode
10 5 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.06%) Mockito
12 3 (0.80%) Hudson
12 3 (0.80%) JMeter
13 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.53%) MorphX
13 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.53%) WinRunner
General
1 101 (26.86%) Finance
2 37 (9.84%) Banking
3 19 (5.05%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.46%) Retail
5 10 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Advertising
6 5 (1.33%) Front Office
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 205 (54.52%) Developer
2 43 (11.44%) Analyst
3 41 (10.90%) C# Developer
4 37 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 26 (6.91%) DBA
6 21 (5.59%) Ab Initio Developer
7 19 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (4.79%) SQL Developer
9 15 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (3.72%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (3.46%) Consultant
11 13 (3.46%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.19%) Administrator
12 12 (3.19%) Data Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) ETL Developer
13 11 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) SharePoint Developer
13 11 (2.93%) SQL DBA
14 10 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (37.50%) .NET
2 63 (16.76%) HTML
3 61 (16.22%) ASP.NET
4 54 (14.36%) CSS
5 41 (10.90%) .NET Framework
6 36 (9.57%) XML
7 35 (9.31%) jQuery
8 32 (8.51%) AngularJS
8 32 (8.51%) HTML5
9 31 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (7.18%) React
11 26 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (6.91%) Web Services
12 24 (6.38%) RESTful
13 22 (5.85%) CSS3
14 21 (5.59%) JSON
15 20 (5.32%) Spring
16 18 (4.79%) REST
17 16 (4.26%) Entity Framework
18 14 (3.72%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (3.72%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.66%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.13%) Fintech
6 8 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.33%) Equities
7 5 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.06%) Replication
8 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.06%) Wiki
9 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
10 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) AS400
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.22%) Windows
2 42 (11.17%) Linux
3 30 (7.98%) Windows Server
4 27 (7.18%) Unix
5 20 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.13%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.06%) Solaris
10 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.80%) AIX
12 2 (0.53%) zOS
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (18.62%) ETL
3 60 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (15.43%) MVC
5 45 (11.97%) Software Engineering
6 42 (11.17%) Migration
7 41 (10.90%) DevOps
8 39 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (9.31%) Data Modelling
10 34 (9.04%) Scrum
11 30 (7.98%) Test Automation
12 28 (7.45%) SDLC
13 25 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 24 (6.38%) Data Protection
14 24 (6.38%) TDD
15 22 (5.85%) Data Migration
15 22 (5.85%) IT Strategy
15 22 (5.85%) Visualisation
16 21 (5.59%) Analytics
17 20 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 230 (61.17%) SQL
2 126 (33.51%) C#
3 98 (26.06%) JavaScript
4 47 (12.50%) Java
5 44 (11.70%) PowerShell
6 43 (11.44%) Python
7 37 (9.84%) T-SQL
8 27 (7.18%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.38%) Perl
10 23 (6.12%) Shell Script
11 21 (5.59%) Ruby
12 20 (5.32%) TypeScript
13 19 (5.05%) Go
14 13 (3.46%) VBA
15 12 (3.19%) VB.NET
16 10 (2.66%) PL/SQL
17 8 (2.13%) Apple Swift
17 8 (2.13%) Objective-C
18 7 (1.86%) Java 8
18 7 (1.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.05%) CISM
1 19 (5.05%) CISSP
2 18 (4.79%) Degree
3 14 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.39%) MCSE
6 8 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) CITP
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.38%) GDPR
1 24 (6.38%) QA
2 19 (5.05%) FINRA
3 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.80%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.39%) Docker
3 8 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.86%) Terminal Services
4 7 (1.86%) XenApp
5 5 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (5.05%) Terraform
2 8 (2.13%) Ansible
2 8 (2.13%) Control-M
3 7 (1.86%) Puppet
4 4 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.80%) Grafana
5 3 (0.80%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.80%) SCOM
6 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.27%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 130 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 112 (29.79%) Oracle
3 27 (7.18%) Sybase
4 25 (6.65%) Ab Initio
5 22 (5.85%) Teradata
6 21 (5.59%) Symantec
7 19 (5.05%) Cloudera
7 19 (5.05%) Hortonworks
7 19 (5.05%) McAfee
7 19 (5.05%) Varonis
8 15 (3.99%) IBM
8 15 (3.99%) Tableau
9 14 (3.72%) Epicor
10 13 (3.46%) Informatica
11 12 (3.19%) Talend
12 11 (2.93%) Charles River
13 10 (2.66%) Google
13 10 (2.66%) HP
13 10 (2.66%) VMware
14 9 (2.39%) Apple