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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Scotland
Rank 26 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 113 189 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.53% 7.34% 7.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.14% 36.99% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 131 131
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 341 511 598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.71% 19.84% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 304 335
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 £10.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.90% -78.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 50 £350 -6.66% 22
Glasgow +3 47 £350 +3.70% 11
Fife +4 6 £323 -7.85% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £325 - 1
Dundee - 2 £271 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 2 £390 - 1
West Lothian -3 1 £350 +4.47% 3
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 - 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 150 (51.72%) SQL
2 111 (38.28%) .NET
3 103 (35.52%) Microsoft
4 102 (35.17%) C#
5 82 (28.28%) ASP.NET
6 75 (25.86%) JavaScript
7 69 (23.79%) MVC
8 60 (20.69%) Windows
9 57 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (19.31%) HTML
10 56 (19.31%) CSS
11 54 (18.62%) Oracle
12 47 (16.21%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (14.83%) VMware
13 43 (14.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (14.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 41 (14.14%) Finance
14 41 (14.14%) T-SQL
15 38 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (13.10%) Active Directory
15 38 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 37 (12.76%) SQL Server 2012
17 36 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (11.72%) AngularJS
19 33 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
20 32 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (11.03%) PowerShell
20 32 (11.03%) jQuery
20 32 (11.03%) MS Excel
20 32 (11.03%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Top Related 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 21 (7.24%) IIS
2 16 (5.52%) CMS
3 15 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.83%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.07%) SAS
7 6 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.03%) Jadu
9 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.69%) CICS
10 2 (0.69%) Confluence
10 2 (0.69%) JBoss
10 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.45%) SAP BPC
1 10 (3.45%) SAP MII
2 9 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.69%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.07%) Office 365
4 4 (1.38%) IaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.66%) DNS
2 21 (7.24%) DHCP
3 20 (6.90%) SAN
4 16 (5.52%) Firewall
5 11 (3.79%) VSAN
6 8 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.07%) WAN
8 5 (1.72%) Internet
9 4 (1.38%) NAS
10 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.03%) LAN
10 3 (1.03%) VPN
11 2 (0.69%) HTTP
11 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.69%) IPsec
11 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.69%) VLAN
12 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.34%) Network Security
12 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.21%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (14.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (12.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (8.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (7.59%) Relational Database
8 16 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (4.83%) Oracle Database
10 12 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (4.14%) RDBMS
11 11 (3.79%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (3.45%) MaxDB
12 10 (3.45%) SAP BW
13 9 (3.10%) Power BI
14 7 (2.41%) Big Data
15 5 (1.72%) QlikView
15 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (1.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 15 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.45%) NWDI
5 9 (3.10%) Selenium
6 8 (2.76%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.41%) JIRA
8 5 (1.72%) Subversion
8 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.38%) NUnit
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.03%) Moq
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.03%) YouTrack
11 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.69%) Log4j
11 2 (0.69%) Maven
11 2 (0.69%) WinDbg
General
1 41 (14.14%) Finance
2 20 (6.90%) Banking
3 9 (3.10%) Back Office
4 6 (2.07%) Retail
5 3 (1.03%) Law
5 3 (1.03%) Legal
5 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (45.86%) Developer
2 56 (19.31%) .NET Developer
3 36 (12.41%) Analyst
4 29 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 26 (8.97%) SQL Developer
6 20 (6.90%) Administrator
6 20 (6.90%) DBA
7 18 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (5.86%) SQL DBA
9 15 (5.17%) Consultant
10 13 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (4.14%) Applications Support
11 12 (4.14%) SQL Server Developer
12 11 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
12 11 (3.79%) Web Developer
13 9 (3.10%) Architect
13 9 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.10%) SAP Administrator
13 9 (3.10%) SAP Basis Administrator
13 9 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (38.28%) .NET
2 82 (28.28%) ASP.NET
3 56 (19.31%) CSS
3 56 (19.31%) HTML
4 43 (14.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (11.72%) AngularJS
6 32 (11.03%) jQuery
7 30 (10.34%) .NET Framework
8 19 (6.55%) Web Services
9 17 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (5.86%) Entity Framework
10 16 (5.52%) HTML5
11 11 (3.79%) CSS3
11 11 (3.79%) XML
12 10 (3.45%) SAP Basis
12 10 (3.45%) WCF
13 9 (3.10%) RESTful
14 7 (2.41%) WPF
15 6 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (2.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (6.55%) Clustering
2 16 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.41%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.07%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.72%) Replication
6 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.03%) RIA
7 2 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.34%) iPad
8 1 (0.34%) Life Science
8 1 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.69%) Windows
2 32 (11.03%) Windows Server
2 32 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (7.93%) Linux
4 20 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.38%) Solaris
7 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.03%) Android
8 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.03%) MVS
8 3 (1.03%) Unix
8 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.69%) AIX
9 2 (0.69%) CentOS
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.79%) MVC
2 57 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (8.97%) ITIL
5 25 (8.62%) ETL
6 23 (7.93%) Migration
7 21 (7.24%) Scrum
8 18 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (6.21%) Web Development
9 17 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (5.17%) TDD
11 14 (4.83%) OO
12 13 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (4.14%) CRM
14 11 (3.79%) Data Analysis
15 10 (3.45%) Data Modelling
15 10 (3.45%) Unit Testing
16 9 (3.10%) Data Management
16 9 (3.10%) Server Building
17 8 (2.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (51.72%) SQL
2 102 (35.17%) C#
3 75 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.14%) T-SQL
5 32 (11.03%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.21%) Java
7 7 (2.41%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.41%) Python
8 6 (2.07%) PHP
8 6 (2.07%) VB
8 6 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.72%) VBA
10 3 (1.03%) C
11 2 (0.69%) C++
11 2 (0.69%) COBOL
11 2 (0.69%) Jython
11 2 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 27 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.52%) Degree
5 11 (3.79%) MCSE
5 11 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.07%) MCSA
7 4 (1.38%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) MCAD
8 3 (1.03%) MCITP
8 3 (1.03%) MCSD
8 3 (1.03%) MCTS
9 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.69%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) HND
10 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.07%) QA
3 5 (1.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) Basel III
System Software
1 38 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.24%) vSphere
4 6 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (2.07%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.38%) XenApp
7 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Docker
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) Samba
8 1 (0.34%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
1 11 (3.79%) PowerCLI
1 11 (3.79%) vRealize
2 6 (2.07%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.07%) Puppet
3 5 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.72%) SCCM
4 3 (1.03%) SCOM
4 3 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.69%) Ansible
5 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.69%) Netcool
5 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.69%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.69%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 103 (35.52%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.62%) Oracle
3 43 (14.83%) VMware
4 15 (5.17%) Citrix
5 12 (4.14%) HP
6 11 (3.79%) Cisco
6 11 (3.79%) Sybase
7 10 (3.45%) SAP
8 8 (2.76%) Veritas
9 6 (2.07%) CA
9 6 (2.07%) Dell
9 6 (2.07%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.72%) Cognos
10 5 (1.72%) IBM
10 5 (1.72%) Twitter
11 4 (1.38%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.38%) Symantec
11 4 (1.38%) Teradata
12 3 (1.03%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.03%) NetApp
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