Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 360 366 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.99% 7.35% 7.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.63% 36.67% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 237 189
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £308 £274 £259
90th Percentile £538 £480 £450
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £42.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.24% +142.49% -51.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £38.50 £14.74
90th Percentile £25.53 £47.93 £40.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +39.13% +27.55%

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 932 998 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.67% 20.04% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 597 416
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £311 £284 £263
90th Percentile £556 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 21
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +12.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £21.40 £11.30
90th Percentile £32.60 £86.47 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +25.45% +9.04%

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 25 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 2019. 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 +1 143 £425 +9.68% 13
Glasgow -3 135 £388 +3.33% 20
Renfrewshire +23 31 £345 -1.08%
Dundee +10 16 £325 -14.81% 1
West Lothian +10 6 £325 -3.70% 2
Highlands -2 6 £500 - 2
Stirling - 6 £425 -
Aberdeen -15 2 £431 +23.21% 5
Falkirk - 1 £413 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £263 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £550 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 173 (48.06%) SQL
2 137 (38.06%) .NET
3 127 (35.28%) C#
4 122 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 109 (30.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 76 (21.11%) JavaScript
8 72 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 71 (19.72%) Windows
10 70 (19.44%) Oracle
11 64 (17.78%) T-SQL
12 59 (16.39%) MVC
12 59 (16.39%) .NET Framework
13 56 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (14.72%) Visual Studio
14 53 (14.72%) ASP.NET
15 49 (13.61%) Relational Database
16 48 (13.33%) Finance
16 48 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 43 (11.94%) CSS
18 42 (11.67%) Windows Server
19 41 (11.39%) HTML
19 41 (11.39%) ETL
20 39 (10.83%) Power BI
21 38 (10.56%) Java
22 36 (10.00%) Banking
22 36 (10.00%) Migration
22 36 (10.00%) PowerShell
23 35 (9.72%) Git (software)
23 35 (9.72%) RDBMS

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 28 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.89%) Confluence
3 13 (3.61%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.22%) SAS
7 7 (1.94%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.39%) NServiceBus
10 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.83%) CMS
11 3 (0.83%) IIS
11 3 (0.83%) Mule
11 3 (0.83%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.56%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.50%) InfoPath
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 109 (30.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.94%) Office 365
4 11 (3.06%) npm
5 7 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.39%) SaaS
7 4 (1.11%) GitHub
7 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.83%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.56%) Boomi
9 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) AtomSphere
10 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.28%) Heroku
10 1 (0.28%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.17%) DHCP
2 14 (3.89%) SAN
3 13 (3.61%) DNS
4 12 (3.33%) Firewall
5 11 (3.06%) Skype
6 3 (0.83%) AMQP
6 3 (0.83%) HTTP
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.28%) MPLS
8 1 (0.28%) NFC
8 1 (0.28%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.28%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 49 (13.61%) Relational Database
3 48 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (10.83%) Power BI
5 35 (9.72%) RDBMS
6 34 (9.44%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (3.89%) Oracle Database
11 13 (3.61%) Big Data
11 13 (3.61%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (3.61%) NoSQL
12 12 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
13 11 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (1.94%) MS Access
14 7 (1.94%) MySQL
14 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 53 (14.72%) Visual Studio
2 35 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.56%) JIRA
4 17 (4.72%) NUnit
4 17 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.89%) TeamCity
6 13 (3.61%) MSTest
7 12 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.06%) Subversion
9 9 (2.50%) ClearCase
9 9 (2.50%) JUnit
9 9 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (2.22%) Mockito
11 6 (1.67%) Hudson
12 5 (1.39%) Maven
13 4 (1.11%) Ant
13 4 (1.11%) CocoaPods
13 4 (1.11%) JMeter
13 4 (1.11%) Xcode
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (13.33%) Finance
2 36 (10.00%) Banking
3 18 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.39%) German Language
5 5 (1.39%) Marketing
5 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.39%) Retail
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (53.33%) Developer
2 62 (17.22%) .NET Developer
3 39 (10.83%) C# Developer
4 32 (8.89%) Architect
5 28 (7.78%) Analyst
5 28 (7.78%) SQL Developer
6 27 (7.50%) DBA
7 25 (6.94%) SQL DBA
8 19 (5.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (5.28%) Software Developer
9 17 (4.72%) .NET Software Developer
10 16 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (3.89%) Web Developer
13 13 (3.61%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 10 (2.78%) Applications Developer
15 10 (2.78%) Data Engineer
15 10 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
16 9 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (38.06%) .NET
2 59 (16.39%) .NET Framework
3 53 (14.72%) ASP.NET
4 43 (11.94%) CSS
5 41 (11.39%) HTML
6 34 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (9.44%) Entity Framework
7 28 (7.78%) Web Services
8 27 (7.50%) REST
9 26 (7.22%) AngularJS
10 25 (6.94%) jQuery
11 21 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (5.83%) XML
12 20 (5.56%) Sass
13 18 (5.00%) RESTful
14 17 (4.72%) .NET Core
14 17 (4.72%) JSON
15 14 (3.89%) HTML5
16 13 (3.61%) Spring
17 12 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.78%) Derivative
5 8 (2.22%) Clustering
6 7 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.39%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.39%) Fintech
8 5 (1.39%) Replication
8 5 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.39%) User Experience
9 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.11%) FMCG
9 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Equities
10 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.72%) Windows
2 42 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.67%) Linux
4 18 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.89%) Unix
7 10 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.94%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.39%) Android
9 5 (1.39%) Solaris
9 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.11%) AIX
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.39%) MVC
3 56 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (11.39%) ETL
5 36 (10.00%) Migration
6 33 (9.17%) Software Engineering
6 33 (9.17%) Unit Testing
7 27 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (7.22%) DevOps
9 25 (6.94%) Project Management
9 25 (6.94%) Scrum
10 24 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 24 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 24 (6.67%) SDLC
11 22 (6.11%) Analytics
11 22 (6.11%) High Availability
11 22 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.56%) Web Development
13 19 (5.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 173 (48.06%) SQL
2 127 (35.28%) C#
3 76 (21.11%) JavaScript
4 64 (17.78%) T-SQL
5 38 (10.56%) Java
6 36 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 26 (7.22%) Python
8 11 (3.06%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.67%) C
12 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.39%) Ruby
13 4 (1.11%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.11%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.11%) Perl
13 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.11%) VB
13 4 (1.11%) VBA
14 3 (0.83%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 30 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.94%) Degree
3 24 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.22%) MCSE
6 7 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.11%) CCNA
7 4 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.11%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.83%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.56%) CCA
9 2 (0.56%) CISM
9 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.56%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.56%) MCITP
9 2 (0.56%) MCTS
10 1 (0.28%) APMP
10 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.17%) QA
3 11 (3.06%) SLA
4 4 (1.11%) GxP
5 3 (0.83%) GDPR
6 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.56%) FINRA
System Software
1 25 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.50%) Docker
4 6 (1.67%) vSphere
5 4 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.83%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.67%) Puppet
2 3 (0.83%) Ansible
2 3 (0.83%) Grafana
2 3 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.83%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 112 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 70 (19.44%) Oracle
3 26 (7.22%) VMware
4 13 (3.61%) Citrix
5 12 (3.33%) EMC
5 12 (3.33%) Epicor
6 10 (2.78%) IBM
6 10 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.78%) Sybase
7 8 (2.22%) Nintex
8 7 (1.94%) Google
8 7 (1.94%) Informatica
8 7 (1.94%) Tableau
9 6 (1.67%) Cisco
9 6 (1.67%) Dell
9 6 (1.67%) Teradata
10 5 (1.39%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.39%) Apple
10 5 (1.39%) Charles River
10 5 (1.39%) Xamarin