Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 323 305 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.83% 8.10% 7.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.66% 35.51% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 205 271
Scotland median daily rate £375 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.76% -0.57% +0.79%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £258
90th Percentile £488 £443 £500
UK median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Scotland median hourly rate £30.50 £39.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.78% +75.56% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.18 £15.00 £13.65
90th Percentile £47.02 £45.68 £44.44
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +18.64% +13.46%

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 932 859 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.70% 22.80% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 465 666
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +3.02%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £511 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 7
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +68.00% -20.63%
10th Percentile £12.77 £9.95 £17.45
90th Percentile £46.41 £52.12 £40.07
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%

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 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 January 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 +13 191 £400 +14.29% 47
Glasgow -13 82 £333 -5.00% 35
Aberdeen +8 17 £409 +36.36% 5
Renfrewshire +3 6 £340 +6.09%
Fife +4 4 £300 -6.25% 6
Inverclyde +1 4 £325 -13.33% 3
Highlands - 4 - - 1
Stirling - 4 £224 -
Dundee -7 3 £300 +9.09% 7
West Lothian -10 2 £313 -10.71% 4
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 136 (42.11%) SQL
2 115 (35.60%) .NET
3 112 (34.67%) C#
3 112 (34.67%) Microsoft
4 87 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (24.15%) Windows
6 69 (21.36%) JavaScript
7 68 (21.05%) Finance
8 64 (19.81%) MVC
9 63 (19.50%) ASP.NET
10 56 (17.34%) Windows Server
11 53 (16.41%) T-SQL
12 45 (13.93%) SharePoint
13 44 (13.62%) CSS
14 43 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (13.00%) Oracle
15 42 (13.00%) HTML
15 42 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 41 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (12.38%) PowerShell
18 38 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 37 (11.46%) .NET Framework
19 37 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (11.15%) Active Directory
20 36 (11.15%) Migration
21 35 (10.84%) VMware
22 33 (10.22%) jQuery
22 33 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
23 32 (9.91%) XML
24 31 (9.60%) Team Foundation Server

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 45 (13.93%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.43%) IIS
3 12 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.86%) CMS
6 5 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.93%) nginx
7 3 (0.93%) SAS
7 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.62%) Apache
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.95%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.48%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.62%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.62%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.81%) Office 365
3 8 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.93%) PaaS
5 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.62%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.48%) Firewall
2 7 (2.17%) Internet
3 6 (1.86%) DHCP
3 6 (1.86%) Intranet
4 5 (1.55%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.24%) DNS
6 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.93%) ISDN
6 3 (0.93%) LAN
6 3 (0.93%) Skype
6 3 (0.93%) VoIP
7 2 (0.62%) CTI
7 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.62%) WEP
8 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.31%) HTTP
8 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.31%) SAN
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 42 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (9.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (7.43%) Relational Database
7 18 (5.57%) RDBMS
8 17 (5.26%) Power BI
9 13 (4.02%) MySQL
10 10 (3.10%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (2.79%) PowerPivot
12 7 (2.17%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.86%) QlikView
14 5 (1.55%) Informix
14 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (9.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.12%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.79%) NUnit
5 7 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.86%) JIRA
7 4 (1.24%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.24%) Selenium
7 4 (1.24%) webpack
8 3 (0.93%) ERwin
8 3 (0.93%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.93%) Maven
8 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.62%) NWDI
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.62%) PhantomJS
9 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 68 (21.05%) Finance
2 26 (8.05%) Banking
3 13 (4.02%) Front Office
4 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Retail
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 154 (47.68%) Developer
2 60 (18.58%) .NET Developer
3 47 (14.55%) Analyst
4 28 (8.67%) DBA
5 27 (8.36%) SQL Developer
6 22 (6.81%) C# Developer
6 22 (6.81%) Consultant
7 18 (5.57%) Architect
8 17 (5.26%) SQL DBA
9 16 (4.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (4.64%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.64%) SQL Server Developer
10 15 (4.64%) Test Analyst
11 14 (4.33%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.72%) Administrator
13 10 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 10 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (2.48%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (35.60%) .NET
2 63 (19.50%) ASP.NET
3 44 (13.62%) CSS
4 42 (13.00%) HTML
5 37 (11.46%) .NET Framework
5 37 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (10.22%) jQuery
7 32 (9.91%) XML
8 25 (7.74%) AngularJS
8 25 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (6.50%) Entity Framework
10 19 (5.88%) XSLT
11 17 (5.26%) SOAP
12 11 (3.41%) SignalR
13 10 (3.10%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (2.79%) HTML5
14 9 (2.79%) JSON
14 9 (2.79%) REST
14 9 (2.79%) Web Services
15 8 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.33%) Fixed Income
3 12 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.41%) Clustering
5 10 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.10%) Equities
6 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.55%) Replication
8 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.24%) SCADA
9 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.62%) Blog
10 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.62%) PKI
11 1 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.15%) Windows
2 56 (17.34%) Windows Server
3 33 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (7.12%) Linux
4 23 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.55%) AIX
7 5 (1.55%) Unix
7 5 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.55%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.24%) Solaris
8 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (19.81%) MVC
3 41 (12.69%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (11.15%) Migration
5 31 (9.60%) SDLC
6 27 (8.36%) ETL
7 26 (8.05%) Data Analysis
8 22 (6.81%) Scrum
9 21 (6.50%) High Availability
10 19 (5.88%) Workflow
11 18 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (5.57%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.57%) Front End Development
12 17 (5.26%) TDD
12 17 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 16 (4.95%) Project Management
14 15 (4.64%) Data Migration
14 15 (4.64%) DevOps
14 15 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (4.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 136 (42.11%) SQL
2 112 (34.67%) C#
3 69 (21.36%) JavaScript
4 53 (16.41%) T-SQL
5 40 (12.38%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.10%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.79%) C++
9 8 (2.48%) Java
10 7 (2.17%) PHP
11 6 (1.86%) Python
11 6 (1.86%) VB
11 6 (1.86%) VBScript
12 5 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.24%) Ruby
14 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.62%) Scala
15 2 (0.62%) X++
15 2 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (8.05%) Degree
2 17 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.79%) MCSE
5 8 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.48%) MCSD
5 8 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.86%) MCAD
6 6 (1.86%) MCTS
7 4 (1.24%) PMP
8 3 (0.93%) MCP
9 2 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.31%) HND
10 1 (0.31%) ISEB
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.64%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.24%) GAMP
3 4 (1.24%) GMP
3 4 (1.24%) GxP
4 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.62%) EMIR
5 2 (0.62%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.86%) vSphere
5 6 (1.86%) XenApp
6 3 (0.93%) Docker
6 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.31%) HDFS
8 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.41%) SCCM
3 9 (2.79%) Puppet
4 7 (2.17%) Ansible
4 7 (2.17%) SCOM
5 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.55%) WSUS
7 3 (0.93%) Kibana
8 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.31%) Simpana
9 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 112 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.00%) Oracle
3 35 (10.84%) VMware
4 14 (4.33%) Charles River
5 9 (2.79%) Citrix
6 7 (2.17%) Nintex
6 7 (2.17%) Teradata
7 6 (1.86%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.86%) HP
7 6 (1.86%) NetApp
8 5 (1.55%) IBM
9 4 (1.24%) Wonderware
10 3 (0.93%) Cognos
10 3 (0.93%) Ivanti
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.93%) Sybase
10 3 (0.93%) Tableau
11 2 (0.62%) Avaya
11 2 (0.62%) Informatica
11 2 (0.62%) SAP