The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 31 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.41% 7.84% 11.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 42.11% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 13
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£313 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +5.45%
SQL Server
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
60 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 20.48% 18.63% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 25
Average daily rate £363 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -9.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Devon region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Devon

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Devon region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Devon region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Devon region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +2 3 £350 - 1
Exeter -14 2 £313 -7.40% 4
Paignton - - - -
Tavistock - - - -
Torquay - - - -
SQL Server
South West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 9 (42.86%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) MVC
7 5 (23.81%) OO
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
9 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (14.29%) JSON
9 3 (14.29%) Ajax
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (14.29%) HTML5
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (14.29%) GIS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) Firebird
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
2 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Systems Support
5 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Network Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Network Support
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
8 1 (4.76%) Junior
8 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 9 (42.86%) CSS
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) JSON
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) XHTML
6 2 (9.52%) WCF
6 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) OO
2 5 (23.81%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) OOP
3 3 (14.29%) OOD
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Zend
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle