Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 26 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 398 258 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.13% 6.09% 8.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.87% 30.75% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 173 295
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £265 £262 £259
90th Percentile £488 £523 £450
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Scotland median hourly rate - £190.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +387.18% +4.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year -10.26% +22.26% +32.92%

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 1,175 839 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.06% 19.81% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 434 692
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £281 £265 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 21
Scotland median hourly rate £24.38 £43.39 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +20.53% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.10 £11.30 £9.37
90th Percentile £73.38 £195.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +4.84% +8.77% +14.00%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 161 £400 +6.67% 36
Glasgow +5 153 £400 +12.68% 41
Renfrewshire -5 35 £411 +17.50% 5
Aberdeen +17 12 £265 -26.90% 2
Dundee +2 12 £388 +14.81% 3
West Lothian +6 6 £235 -37.33%
West Dunbartonshire +4 4 £400 -
Inverclyde 0 3 £335 - 1
South Lanarkshire -5 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 219 (55.03%) .NET
2 190 (47.74%) SQL
3 181 (45.48%) C#
4 180 (45.23%) Microsoft
5 164 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (37.94%) JavaScript
7 101 (25.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 100 (25.13%) MVC
9 91 (22.86%) Finance
10 89 (22.36%) CSS
11 82 (20.60%) HTML
12 80 (20.10%) ASP.NET
12 80 (20.10%) Windows
13 75 (18.84%) Oracle
14 72 (18.09%) .NET Framework
15 67 (16.83%) jQuery
16 65 (16.33%) Windows Server
17 63 (15.83%) AngularJS
17 63 (15.83%) T-SQL
18 60 (15.08%) Visual Studio
19 54 (13.57%) CRM
19 54 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
20 53 (13.32%) Office 365
21 51 (12.81%) Relational Database
22 50 (12.56%) ASP.NET Web API
22 50 (12.56%) Dynamics CRM
22 50 (12.56%) Migration
23 49 (12.31%) SharePoint
23 49 (12.31%) PowerShell
24 48 (12.06%) Entity Framework

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 49 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.05%) IIS
3 30 (7.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 27 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 27 (6.78%) SharePoint Server
5 16 (4.02%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.76%) Apache
7 8 (2.01%) JBoss
7 8 (2.01%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.76%) CMS
8 7 (1.76%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.51%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.51%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) Confluence
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 27 (6.78%) InfoPath
2 13 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (12.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.02%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.01%) Infor M3
3 4 (1.01%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 101 (25.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (13.32%) Office 365
3 19 (4.77%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.76%) PaaS
6 9 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.26%) GitHub
8 4 (1.01%) npm
9 2 (0.50%) Yarn
10 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) IaaS
10 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.78%) DNS
2 22 (5.53%) DHCP
3 10 (2.51%) SAN
4 8 (2.01%) Skype
5 7 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.51%) VSAN
7 4 (1.01%) Firewall
7 4 (1.01%) VLAN
8 3 (0.75%) Internet
8 3 (0.75%) VPN
8 3 (0.75%) Wireless
9 2 (0.50%) IPv4
9 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.25%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.81%) Relational Database
2 38 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (8.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (5.78%) Hadoop
7 21 (5.28%) RDBMS
8 20 (5.03%) Power BI
9 19 (4.77%) MySQL
10 17 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (2.76%) Big Data
12 11 (2.76%) MongoDB
12 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (2.26%) Data Lake
14 9 (2.26%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 60 (15.08%) Visual Studio
2 54 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (6.28%) Git (software)
4 20 (5.03%) NUnit
5 19 (4.77%) MSTest
6 16 (4.02%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.76%) Maven
8 7 (1.76%) JIRA
9 4 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.01%) Hudson
9 4 (1.01%) JUnit
9 4 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.75%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.75%) Subversion
11 2 (0.50%) CocoaPods
11 2 (0.50%) Mockito
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.50%) Selenium
11 2 (0.50%) Xcode
12 1 (0.25%) Ant
General
1 91 (22.86%) Finance
2 32 (8.04%) Banking
3 9 (2.26%) Legal
4 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.76%) Front Office
6 6 (1.51%) Advertising
7 5 (1.26%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Retail
9 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 229 (57.54%) Developer
2 92 (23.12%) .NET Developer
3 41 (10.30%) C# Developer
4 33 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (8.04%) Analyst
5 32 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 30 (7.54%) Full Stack Developer
6 30 (7.54%) Software Developer
6 30 (7.54%) SQL Developer
7 25 (6.28%) Architect
7 25 (6.28%) CRM Developer
8 20 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 18 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 18 (4.52%) DBA
9 18 (4.52%) SharePoint Engineer
10 16 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.52%) Consultant
12 14 (3.52%) Web Developer
13 13 (3.27%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (55.03%) .NET
2 89 (22.36%) CSS
3 82 (20.60%) HTML
4 80 (20.10%) ASP.NET
5 72 (18.09%) .NET Framework
6 67 (16.83%) jQuery
7 63 (15.83%) AngularJS
8 50 (12.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 48 (12.06%) Entity Framework
10 42 (10.55%) XML
11 41 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (10.05%) REST
13 34 (8.54%) HTML5
14 29 (7.29%) .NET Core
15 28 (7.04%) XSLT
16 24 (6.03%) RESTful
17 23 (5.78%) CSS3
18 22 (5.53%) Angular 2
18 22 (5.53%) Spring
19 19 (4.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.76%) User Experience
5 9 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.01%) Clustering
6 8 (2.01%) Fintech
6 8 (2.01%) PKI
7 6 (1.51%) Equities
8 5 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.75%) Replication
10 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.50%) iPhone
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (20.10%) Windows
2 65 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 46 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (8.54%) Linux
7 12 (3.02%) Unix
8 9 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.26%) Windows Phone
9 8 (2.01%) AIX
9 8 (2.01%) Solaris
10 7 (1.76%) Android
10 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.76%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.76%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (1.26%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.75%) zOS
13 1 (0.25%) HPUX
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (25.13%) MVC
3 54 (13.57%) CRM
4 50 (12.56%) Migration
5 40 (10.05%) ETL
6 36 (9.05%) Workflow
7 35 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (8.54%) High Availability
8 34 (8.54%) Scrum
9 33 (8.29%) Web Development
10 31 (7.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 27 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.78%) Records Management
12 24 (6.03%) SDLC
12 24 (6.03%) TDD
13 23 (5.78%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.28%) ITIL
15 20 (5.03%) Data Modelling
15 20 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (5.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (47.74%) SQL
2 181 (45.48%) C#
3 151 (37.94%) JavaScript
4 63 (15.83%) T-SQL
5 49 (12.31%) PowerShell
6 43 (10.80%) Java
7 19 (4.77%) Python
8 12 (3.02%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.51%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.26%) Perl
11 8 (2.01%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.01%) VBA
12 6 (1.51%) Ruby
13 5 (1.26%) Go
13 5 (1.26%) Java 8
13 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.01%) HQL
15 3 (0.75%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (10.30%) Degree
2 40 (10.05%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 31 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (7.29%) MCSE
7 11 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.26%) CISM
9 5 (1.26%) CISSP
9 5 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.50%) MCP
11 1 (0.25%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) CCNP
11 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.25%) MCAD
11 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.25%) MCSA
11 1 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.02%) QA
2 7 (1.76%) GDPR
3 6 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.26%) FINRA
5 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.27%) Docker
4 11 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.76%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.51%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.51%) XenApp
5 6 (1.51%) XenServer
6 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.02%) SCCM
2 7 (1.76%) AirWatch
2 7 (1.76%) XenMobile
3 6 (1.51%) PowerCLI
3 6 (1.51%) SafeCom
3 6 (1.51%) SAP Afaria
3 6 (1.51%) vRealize
4 5 (1.26%) Control-M
4 5 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.26%) Terraform
5 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.75%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.50%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.50%) Malwarebytes
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 180 (45.23%) Microsoft
2 75 (18.84%) Oracle
3 27 (6.78%) Nintex
4 25 (6.28%) Citrix
4 25 (6.28%) VMware
5 12 (3.02%) McAfee
5 12 (3.02%) Sybase
6 11 (2.76%) Apple
6 11 (2.76%) Informatica
6 11 (2.76%) Tableau
7 10 (2.51%) Ab Initio
8 9 (2.26%) SAP
8 9 (2.26%) Symantec
9 8 (2.01%) Charles River
9 8 (2.01%) IBM
10 7 (1.76%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.76%) CODA
11 6 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.51%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.51%) Veritas