The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 7 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 14.07% 14.78% 6.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 67.86% 70.83% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
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£325 £300 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £193 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £425 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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 Portsmouth region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
28 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.74% 20.87% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
Average daily rate £350 £400 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +41.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £535 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.66% -
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 Portsmouth

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 13 (48.15%) C#
2 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
5 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
6 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Silverlight
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) HTML
8 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.81%) CSS
8 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
8 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Project
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Maximo
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.70%) MS Access
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) DataStax
6 1 (3.70%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Military
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Programmer
4 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) GIS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
3 6 (22.22%) Silverlight
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) HTML
5 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (3.70%) SignalR
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 4 (14.81%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.41%) V-Model
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Insight
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) VBScript
5 2 (7.41%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) McAfee
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
4 2 (7.41%) Intel
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) BMC
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Cognos
5 1 (3.70%) Endeca
5 1 (3.70%) RedPrairie
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau
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