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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 13.98% 12.09% 7.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.42% 57.89% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
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£315 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £230 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £398 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £28.56 £35.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
SQL Server
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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
19 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.43% 20.88% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 12
Average daily rate £320 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £28.56 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) C#
3 17 (53.13%) .NET
3 17 (53.13%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
4 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
7 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
8 9 (28.13%) Silverlight
8 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.00%) Oracle
9 8 (25.00%) Open Source
10 7 (21.88%) Scrum
11 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (15.63%) HTML
12 5 (15.63%) CSS
12 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
13 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
13 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
13 4 (12.50%) TDD
13 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
13 4 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (12.50%) MS Project
13 4 (12.50%) MS Office
13 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) LiveCycle
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2005
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.13%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) RavenDB
5 1 (3.13%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (9.38%) Military
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Programmer
4 6 (18.75%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) DBA
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
3 9 (28.13%) Silverlight
4 5 (15.63%) CSS
4 5 (15.63%) HTML
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.13%) HTML5
6 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.13%) CSS3
6 1 (3.13%) WCF
6 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Process Management
5 3 (9.38%) MVC
5 3 (9.38%) Test Management
5 3 (9.38%) V-Model
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) C#
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
7 1 (3.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Endeca
4 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
4 1 (3.13%) BMC
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy