Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 357 314 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.65% 6.49% 8.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.84% 31.06% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 191 251
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £297 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £530 £439
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 15
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £190.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.89% +352.38% +52.73%
10th Percentile £31.25 £12.48 £35.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £195.00 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £31.58 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.16% -9.79% +27.27%

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 1,087 1,011 1,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.23% 20.88% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 543 611
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.11%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £256
90th Percentile £544 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 20
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £43.39 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.55% +5.19% +27.22%
10th Percentile £10.68 £13.65 £9.37
90th Percentile £34.25 £195.00 £46.01
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -5 188 £415 +3.69% 35
Glasgow +3 114 £400 +14.29% 41
Renfrewshire -16 17 £411 +22.76% 3
Dundee -3 10 £325 +6.47% 3
West Lothian +12 8 £235 -30.37% 1
West Dunbartonshire +5 4 £400 +6.67%
Aberdeen +5 3 £550 +29.41% 6
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (61.34%) SQL
2 153 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (41.46%) .NET
4 140 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 127 (35.57%) C#
6 106 (29.69%) JavaScript
7 98 (27.45%) Oracle
7 98 (27.45%) Finance
8 69 (19.33%) HTML
8 69 (19.33%) ASP.NET
9 63 (17.65%) Windows
10 62 (17.37%) Relational Database
11 61 (17.09%) ETL
11 61 (17.09%) MVC
12 59 (16.53%) CSS
13 55 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 54 (15.13%) Visual Studio
15 51 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (13.17%) Migration
16 47 (13.17%) .NET Framework
17 46 (12.89%) PowerShell
18 45 (12.61%) Linux
19 44 (12.32%) SharePoint
19 44 (12.32%) Office 365
20 43 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
21 42 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 42 (11.76%) jQuery
21 42 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
22 41 (11.48%) Java

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 44 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (3.92%) IIS
5 12 (3.36%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.24%) Apache
8 7 (1.96%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.40%) JBoss
9 5 (1.40%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.12%) SAS
10 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.84%) Mule
11 3 (0.84%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.36%) InfoPath
3 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.56%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (12.32%) Office 365
3 21 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (4.76%) GitHub
5 13 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 9 (2.52%) PaaS
8 5 (1.40%) npm
8 5 (1.40%) SaaS
9 4 (1.12%) Yarn
10 3 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.28%) IaaS
12 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.36%) DNS
2 11 (3.08%) DHCP
3 8 (2.24%) SAN
4 6 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.40%) AMQP
5 5 (1.40%) Firewall
5 5 (1.40%) VLAN
5 5 (1.40%) Wireless
6 4 (1.12%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.56%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.56%) Skype
7 2 (0.56%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.28%) NAS
8 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.37%) Relational Database
2 42 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (9.80%) Hadoop
5 31 (8.68%) RDBMS
6 30 (8.40%) Power BI
7 29 (8.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (6.72%) Oracle Database
9 20 (5.60%) MongoDB
10 19 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (4.48%) ArangoDB
11 16 (4.48%) Neo4j
11 16 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (4.20%) MySQL
13 14 (3.92%) SQLite
14 13 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (3.64%) Informix
14 13 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (15.13%) Visual Studio
2 43 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (8.12%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.20%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.64%) NUnit
6 11 (3.08%) Maven
7 10 (2.80%) JIRA
8 7 (1.96%) CocoaPods
8 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.96%) Xcode
9 6 (1.68%) JUnit
10 5 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.56%) Mockito
11 2 (0.56%) MorphX
11 2 (0.56%) MSTest
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 98 (27.45%) Finance
2 35 (9.80%) Banking
3 17 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.80%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Advertising
6 6 (1.68%) Front Office
7 5 (1.40%) Legal
8 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.84%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (53.22%) Developer
2 46 (12.89%) .NET Developer
3 45 (12.61%) Analyst
4 38 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 23 (6.44%) DBA
6 20 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (5.04%) Ab Initio Developer
8 16 (4.48%) CRM Developer
8 16 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 16 (4.48%) SQL Developer
9 15 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (3.92%) Consultant
10 14 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.64%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.36%) Administrator
12 12 (3.36%) Data Engineer
12 12 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 11 (3.08%) ETL Developer
13 11 (3.08%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (41.46%) .NET
2 69 (19.33%) ASP.NET
2 69 (19.33%) HTML
3 59 (16.53%) CSS
4 47 (13.17%) .NET Framework
5 42 (11.76%) jQuery
6 40 (11.20%) XML
7 38 (10.64%) AngularJS
8 35 (9.80%) HTML5
9 32 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (7.28%) React
11 24 (6.72%) CSS3
12 23 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (6.44%) Entity Framework
13 22 (6.16%) Spring
14 19 (5.32%) REST
15 16 (4.48%) JSON
15 16 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (4.48%) RESTful
15 16 (4.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (3.36%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (2.80%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.24%) Fintech
5 8 (2.24%) User Experience
6 7 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.40%) Equities
7 5 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.12%) Replication
9 3 (0.84%) Clustering
9 3 (0.84%) iPhone
10 2 (0.56%) AS400
10 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.56%) Wiki
11 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.65%) Windows
2 45 (12.61%) Linux
3 38 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.28%) Unix
4 26 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.24%) Solaris
9 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.12%) AIX
11 4 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.56%) zOS
14 1 (0.28%) VMS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.09%) ETL
2 61 (17.09%) MVC
3 51 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (13.17%) Migration
5 42 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (9.24%) Software Engineering
7 32 (8.96%) DevOps
8 30 (8.40%) Scrum
9 28 (7.84%) Data Modelling
10 26 (7.28%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.00%) TDD
12 23 (6.44%) SDLC
12 23 (6.44%) Web Development
13 22 (6.16%) CRM
14 21 (5.88%) Data Migration
15 20 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (5.32%) Analytics
16 19 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (5.32%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 219 (61.34%) SQL
2 127 (35.57%) C#
3 106 (29.69%) JavaScript
4 46 (12.89%) PowerShell
5 41 (11.48%) Java
6 40 (11.20%) T-SQL
7 36 (10.08%) Python
8 22 (6.16%) Bash Shell
8 22 (6.16%) Perl
9 20 (5.60%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.32%) Shell Script
11 17 (4.76%) Ruby
12 16 (4.48%) Go
13 13 (3.64%) VBA
14 12 (3.36%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.96%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.96%) Java 8
15 7 (1.96%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.96%) VBScript
16 6 (1.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (5.88%) Degree
2 17 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.48%) CISM
3 16 (4.48%) CISSP
3 16 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.64%) MCSE
5 11 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) CITP
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.88%) GDPR
2 17 (4.76%) QA
3 16 (4.48%) FINRA
4 3 (0.84%) PMO
5 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.96%) Terminal Services
4 7 (1.96%) XenApp
5 4 (1.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (4.48%) Terraform
2 9 (2.52%) Control-M
3 6 (1.68%) Ansible
4 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.12%) Oracle Flashback
4 4 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.84%) Grafana
5 3 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.84%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.84%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.84%) Puppet
5 3 (0.84%) SCOM
6 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 140 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 98 (27.45%) Oracle
3 23 (6.44%) Sybase
4 22 (6.16%) Ab Initio
5 20 (5.60%) Symantec
6 19 (5.32%) Teradata
7 16 (4.48%) Cloudera
7 16 (4.48%) Hortonworks
7 16 (4.48%) McAfee
7 16 (4.48%) Varonis
8 15 (4.20%) IBM
9 14 (3.92%) Tableau
10 13 (3.64%) VMware
11 12 (3.36%) Epicor
11 12 (3.36%) Informatica
11 12 (3.36%) Nintex
12 11 (3.08%) Talend
13 10 (2.80%) Apple
13 10 (2.80%) HP
14 9 (2.52%) Charles River