The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.47% 9.84% 7.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.43% 38.30% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 9
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£346 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £628 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
105 94 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.25% 25.68% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 57 21
Average daily rate £350 £438 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 £33.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% +34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Cheltenham +5 25 £375 -60.52% 12
Gloucester +7 11 £325 -2.25% 5
SQL Server
South West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 54 (52.94%) SQL
2 51 (50.00%) .NET
3 42 (41.18%) C#
4 41 (40.20%) ASP.NET
5 40 (39.22%) HTML
6 39 (38.24%) JavaScript
7 32 (31.37%) CSS
8 29 (28.43%) Windows
9 25 (24.51%) .NET Framework
9 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
10 24 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (23.53%) MVC
11 23 (22.55%) MySQL
12 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (17.65%) SOA
15 17 (16.67%) Finance
16 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
16 16 (15.69%) Oracle
17 15 (14.71%) T-SQL
17 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (13.73%) Linux
18 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
18 14 (13.73%) MongoDB
19 13 (12.75%) Puppet
19 13 (12.75%) UNIX
20 12 (11.76%) Scrum
20 12 (11.76%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (9.80%) IIS
2 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) SAS
2 3 (2.94%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.94%) JBoss
2 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.94%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.96%) MediaWiki
3 2 (1.96%) nginx
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.96%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) DNS
2 3 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (1.96%) NAS
3 2 (1.96%) Network Security
3 2 (1.96%) SAN
3 2 (1.96%) OSPF
3 2 (1.96%) BGP
3 2 (1.96%) IPv6
3 2 (1.96%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.96%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) IPsec
3 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 2 (1.96%) VPN
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (22.55%) MySQL
3 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (13.73%) MongoDB
5 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (10.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (10.78%) Couchbase
7 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
9 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (3.92%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.96%) QlikView
12 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.96%) MS Access
12 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.98%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) NUnit
1 12 (11.76%) MSTest
2 9 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.94%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) Hudson
5 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.96%) JIRA
5 2 (1.96%) Subversion
5 2 (1.96%) Toad
5 2 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
2 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (67.65%) Developer
2 38 (37.25%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.75%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (10.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (7.84%) SQL Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Applications Developer
7 7 (6.86%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (50.00%) .NET
2 41 (40.20%) ASP.NET
3 40 (39.22%) HTML
4 32 (31.37%) CSS
5 25 (24.51%) .NET Framework
6 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (11.76%) jQuery
7 12 (11.76%) REST
8 11 (10.78%) Castle Windsor
9 10 (9.80%) Web Services
10 9 (8.82%) XML
10 9 (8.82%) XSL
11 7 (6.86%) WCF
12 6 (5.88%) XML Schema
12 6 (5.88%) WSDL
13 5 (4.90%) J2EE
13 5 (4.90%) WinForms
13 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Clustering
2 6 (5.88%) NHS
3 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.96%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.96%) Wiki
4 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Windows
2 14 (13.73%) Linux
3 13 (12.75%) UNIX
4 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.96%) CentOS
6 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.96%) Debian
7 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) MVC
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (17.65%) SOA
5 12 (11.76%) Scrum
5 12 (11.76%) TDD
5 12 (11.76%) BDD
6 11 (10.78%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (10.78%) CQRS
6 11 (10.78%) Progressive Enhancement
7 8 (7.84%) Software Engineering
8 7 (6.86%) SIEM
9 6 (5.88%) Security Architecture
10 5 (4.90%) ETL
10 5 (4.90%) ERP
10 5 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.90%) Information Management
10 5 (4.90%) Migration
10 5 (4.90%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) SQL
2 42 (41.18%) C#
3 39 (38.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.71%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.88%) Java
6 5 (4.90%) C++
7 4 (3.92%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.94%) VB
8 3 (2.94%) C
8 3 (2.94%) VB6
8 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.96%) Python
9 2 (1.96%) Delphi
10 1 (0.98%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) CISSP
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
5 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.94%) MCTS
5 3 (2.94%) MCITP
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.98%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) Firmware
2 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.94%) vSphere
3 2 (1.96%) iptables
3 2 (1.96%) Postfix
3 2 (1.96%) XenServer
3 2 (1.96%) Samba
3 2 (1.96%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Puppet
2 3 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
1 16 (15.69%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) VMware
3 8 (7.84%) Cognos
4 7 (6.86%) McAfee
4 7 (6.86%) Citrix
5 5 (4.90%) JD Edwards
5 5 (4.90%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) Sybase
7 3 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco
8 2 (1.96%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.96%) Twitter
8 2 (1.96%) Tableau
8 2 (1.96%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.96%) Juniper
8 2 (1.96%) Cerner
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.96%) IBM
8 2 (1.96%) EMC
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