Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 320 353 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.43% 8.22% 7.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.19% 34.37% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 236 295
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £262 £243 £260
90th Percentile £500 £439 £500
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Scotland median hourly rate £44.68 £42.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +52.73% -26.67%
10th Percentile £13.36 £40.25 £14.70
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.38 £40.70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% +19.57%

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 994 1027 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.98% 23.91% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 568 690
Scotland median daily rate £396 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £290 £261 £262
90th Percentile £525 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Scotland median hourly rate £42.70 £42.00 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +46.28% +4.41%
10th Percentile £15.11 £9.37 £11.04
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £52.38
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +14 189 £400 +14.29% 21
Glasgow -14 78 £339 +4.23% 18
Aberdeen -7 15 £425 +41.67% 4
Renfrewshire -6 11 £335 +6.35%
Inverclyde +2 5 £325 -
Fife - 5 £413 -
Stirling +9 4 £224 -47.35%
Highlands - 4 - - 1
Dundee +7 2 £305 +11.00% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
West Lothian -10 1 £338 - 2
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 133 (41.56%) SQL
2 107 (33.44%) .NET
3 101 (31.56%) Microsoft
4 95 (29.69%) C#
5 94 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (23.44%) Windows
7 71 (22.19%) Finance
8 58 (18.13%) JavaScript
9 55 (17.19%) T-SQL
10 54 (16.88%) MVC
11 50 (15.63%) Oracle
12 49 (15.31%) ASP.NET
13 43 (13.44%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (13.13%) CSS
14 42 (13.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (13.13%) Windows Server
15 40 (12.50%) HTML
16 39 (12.19%) SharePoint
16 39 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (11.88%) XML
18 37 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 35 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
21 33 (10.31%) PowerShell
21 33 (10.31%) Linux
22 32 (10.00%) Active Directory
22 32 (10.00%) Test Automation
23 31 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 31 (9.69%) Migration
24 30 (9.38%) Data Warehouse

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 39 (12.19%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.94%) IIS
3 13 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.56%) Apache
7 5 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.56%) SAS
8 4 (1.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.94%) Drupal
9 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.63%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (5.94%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.19%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.63%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.31%) FRx
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.31%) Office 365
4 4 (1.25%) PaaS
5 3 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.94%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.50%) DHCP
2 7 (2.19%) DNS
3 6 (1.88%) Internet
4 5 (1.56%) Intranet
4 5 (1.56%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.56%) SAN
5 4 (1.25%) Firewall
6 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.94%) ISDN
6 3 (0.94%) LAN
6 3 (0.94%) VoIP
7 2 (0.63%) CTI
8 1 (0.31%) AMQP
8 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.31%) LDAP
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
8 1 (0.31%) SMS
8 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 39 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (7.19%) Power BI
8 22 (6.88%) Relational Database
9 16 (5.00%) MySQL
10 12 (3.75%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (2.81%) PowerPivot
11 9 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.50%) Redis
12 8 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.88%) Informix
13 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (2.19%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.88%) JIRA
6 6 (1.88%) Maven
6 6 (1.88%) Selenium
6 6 (1.88%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.25%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.25%) NUnit
8 3 (0.94%) Ant
8 3 (0.94%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.94%) Gradle
8 3 (0.94%) Hudson
8 3 (0.94%) Subversion
9 2 (0.63%) PhantomJS
9 2 (0.63%) Redmine
9 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 71 (22.19%) Finance
2 24 (7.50%) Banking
3 12 (3.75%) Front Office
4 8 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (47.81%) Developer
2 55 (17.19%) Analyst
3 53 (16.56%) .NET Developer
4 28 (8.75%) SQL Developer
5 27 (8.44%) C# Developer
6 24 (7.50%) Consultant
7 21 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (5.31%) DBA
9 17 (5.31%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.69%) Test Analyst
11 13 (4.06%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (3.75%) Architect
12 12 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (3.75%) Data Analyst
13 11 (3.44%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.44%) SQL DBA
14 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (33.44%) .NET
2 49 (15.31%) ASP.NET
3 42 (13.13%) CSS
4 40 (12.50%) HTML
5 38 (11.88%) XML
6 29 (9.06%) .NET Framework
7 28 (8.75%) jQuery
8 26 (8.13%) AngularJS
9 24 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (7.50%) Web Services
10 23 (7.19%) SOAP
11 18 (5.63%) JSON
11 18 (5.63%) XSLT
12 16 (5.00%) Entity Framework
13 13 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (3.44%) RESTful
15 9 (2.81%) .NET Core
15 9 (2.81%) SignalR
16 8 (2.50%) HTML5
16 8 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.13%) Fixed Income
3 9 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.50%) Equities
5 7 (2.19%) Clustering
5 7 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.25%) SCADA
6 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.63%) Blog
8 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.31%) CMDB
9 1 (0.31%) Derivative
9 1 (0.31%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.44%) Windows
2 42 (13.13%) Windows Server
3 35 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (10.31%) Linux
5 30 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.50%) Unix
8 7 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.25%) AIX
10 4 (1.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.88%) MVC
3 43 (13.44%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 31 (9.69%) Migration
6 26 (8.13%) Data Analysis
6 26 (8.13%) ETL
7 24 (7.50%) SDLC
8 20 (6.25%) Scrum
9 19 (5.94%) Data Modelling
10 18 (5.63%) ITIL
10 18 (5.63%) Project Management
11 17 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.31%) Web Development
12 15 (4.69%) Data Management
12 15 (4.69%) DevOps
12 15 (4.69%) TDD
13 14 (4.38%) Asset Management
13 14 (4.38%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 133 (41.56%) SQL
2 95 (29.69%) C#
3 58 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 55 (17.19%) T-SQL
5 33 (10.31%) PowerShell
6 21 (6.56%) Java
7 11 (3.44%) VBScript
8 9 (2.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (2.50%) C++
9 8 (2.50%) PHP
9 8 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.19%) Python
10 7 (2.19%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.19%) VB
11 4 (1.25%) Ruby
11 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.94%) Perl
12 3 (0.94%) Scala
13 2 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (6.88%) Degree
2 19 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.19%) MCSE
7 6 (1.88%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.56%) MCSD
9 4 (1.25%) PMP
10 3 (0.94%) MCAD
10 3 (0.94%) MCTS
11 1 (0.31%) HND
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.00%) QA
2 7 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.25%) GAMP
4 4 (1.25%) GMP
4 4 (1.25%) GxP
5 3 (0.94%) EMIR
6 2 (0.63%) MiFID
7 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.31%) GDPR
7 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.44%) XenApp
4 8 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.88%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.25%) vSphere
9 3 (0.94%) Docker
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (6.25%) Ansible
2 11 (3.44%) Puppet
3 10 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.81%) SCCM
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.56%) SCOM
5 5 (1.56%) WSUS
6 3 (0.94%) Kibana
7 2 (0.63%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Control-M
8 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.31%) Simpana
8 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.31%) Terraform
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 101 (31.56%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.63%) Oracle
3 26 (8.13%) VMware
4 14 (4.38%) Citrix
5 11 (3.44%) Charles River
5 11 (3.44%) HP
6 8 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 7 (2.19%) Nintex
8 6 (1.88%) NetApp
9 4 (1.25%) Teradata
9 4 (1.25%) Wonderware
10 3 (0.94%) AppSense
10 3 (0.94%) Cognos
10 3 (0.94%) Informatica
10 3 (0.94%) Perforce
10 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.94%) Sybase
10 3 (0.94%) Tableau
11 2 (0.63%) Avaya