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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 4.61% 7.22% 13.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.66% 50.00% 59.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 19
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -35.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
47 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.67% 14.43% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 31
Average daily rate £400 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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
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 24 December 2014. 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 - 3 £350 - 1
Exeter -12 2 £313 -3.84% 6
Tavistock - - - -
Torquay - - - -
SQL Server
South West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 15 (57.69%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) HTML
6 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) CSS
7 8 (30.77%) jQuery
8 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) OO
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) MVC
9 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
11 4 (15.38%) Firewall
11 4 (15.38%) Back Office
11 4 (15.38%) LAN
11 4 (15.38%) WAN
11 4 (15.38%) VPN
11 4 (15.38%) UML
11 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
11 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 3 (11.54%) Razor View Engine

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) MS Access
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Firebird
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Network Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Systems Support
6 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Network Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Systems Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Network Support
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 1 (3.85%) Junior
9 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (38.46%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) CSS
5 8 (30.77%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.54%) HTML5
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (11.54%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (11.54%) Ajax
7 3 (11.54%) JSON
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 2 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (7.69%) XHTML
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (3.85%) Web Services
9 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) OO
3 6 (23.08%) MVC
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) UML
5 3 (11.54%) OOP
5 3 (11.54%) OOD
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.85%) V-Model
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.85%) VB6
7 1 (3.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 2 (7.69%) Zend
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle