The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 289 365 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.52% 11.57% 7.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.65% 48.67% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 293 164
Median daily rate £350 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Median hourly rate £42.25 £56.53 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% +135.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £56.53 £22.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £56.53 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+47.40% +6.00%
SQL Server
England

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 South West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
594 750 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.63% 23.78% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 580 493
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 30
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £35.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% +21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £22.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -20.50%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -8 78 £370 -1.33% 43
Gloucestershire +18 45 £350 -12.50% 14
Devon +21 43 £325 +8.33% 5
Wiltshire -5 42 £363 +11.53% 14
Somerset -5 32 £325 -12.16% 21
Dorset -6 14 £363 +3.57% 25
Cornwall - 7 £325 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 311 (53.44%) SQL
2 296 (50.86%) .NET
3 249 (42.78%) C#
4 215 (36.94%) Microsoft
5 178 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (28.18%) ASP.NET
7 145 (24.91%) HTML
8 143 (24.57%) MVC
9 138 (23.71%) JavaScript
10 121 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 110 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 110 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
12 109 (18.73%) Scrum
13 105 (18.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 101 (17.35%) Oracle
14 101 (17.35%) Windows
15 99 (17.01%) CSS
15 99 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 92 (15.81%) T-SQL
17 89 (15.29%) SharePoint
17 89 (15.29%) AngularJS
18 87 (14.95%) Security Cleared
19 83 (14.26%) MS Excel
20 81 (13.92%) Finance
21 80 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
22 75 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
22 75 (12.89%) jQuery
23 73 (12.54%) WCF
23 73 (12.54%) ASP.NET Web API
24 70 (12.03%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 89 (15.29%) SharePoint
2 45 (7.73%) IIS
3 25 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.41%) JBoss
6 13 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.06%) GlassFish
7 12 (2.06%) NServiceBus
8 10 (1.72%) CMS
8 10 (1.72%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.72%) SAS
9 8 (1.37%) Confluence
10 6 (1.03%) OpenROAD
11 5 (0.86%) Apache
11 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (14.26%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.78%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.69%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (2.41%) Amazon S3
5 13 (2.23%) GitHub
6 12 (2.06%) Office 365
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.69%) Route 53
7 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Boomi
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) IaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.61%) SAN
2 13 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.55%) Firewall
3 9 (1.55%) HTTP
4 7 (1.20%) SSL
5 6 (1.03%) DNS
6 4 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.69%) VPN
7 3 (0.52%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) ADSL
8 2 (0.34%) Internet
8 2 (0.34%) Intranet
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.34%) WAN
8 2 (0.34%) WebEx
9 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.17%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) PBX
9 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (20.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 110 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (18.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 75 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (11.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (10.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 38 (6.53%) Oracle Database
8 38 (6.53%) Relational Database
9 31 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (5.15%) MySQL
11 29 (4.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (3.95%) Crystal Reports
12 23 (3.95%) NoSQL
13 20 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (3.26%) Ingres
15 18 (3.09%) Hadoop
16 17 (2.92%) Power BI
17 15 (2.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 80 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (11.17%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.92%) TeamCity
6 16 (2.75%) Subversion
7 15 (2.58%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (2.06%) Selenium
10 11 (1.89%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.72%) Eclipse RCP
12 9 (1.55%) JIRA
12 9 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (1.37%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.20%) Toad
15 6 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.03%) JUnit
15 6 (1.03%) NUnit
16 5 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 81 (13.92%) Finance
2 25 (4.30%) Advertising
3 24 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.61%) Marketing
5 20 (3.44%) Electronics
5 20 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.92%) Retail
7 12 (2.06%) Back Office
8 9 (1.55%) Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.52%) Local Government
10 3 (0.52%) Military
10 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 358 (61.51%) Developer
2 160 (27.49%) .NET Developer
3 94 (16.15%) C# Developer
4 86 (14.78%) SQL Developer
5 67 (11.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 57 (9.79%) DBA
7 55 (9.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 49 (8.42%) SQL DBA
9 42 (7.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 38 (6.53%) Analyst
11 37 (6.36%) Senior Developer
12 35 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 30 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 30 (5.15%) Software Developer
14 27 (4.64%) SharePoint Developer
15 26 (4.47%) Administrator
15 26 (4.47%) Consultant
16 20 (3.44%) C# Software Developer
17 19 (3.26%) SSIS Developer
18 18 (3.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (50.86%) .NET
2 164 (28.18%) ASP.NET
3 145 (24.91%) HTML
4 99 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 99 (17.01%) CSS
5 89 (15.29%) AngularJS
6 75 (12.89%) jQuery
7 73 (12.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 73 (12.54%) WCF
8 58 (9.97%) HTML5
9 55 (9.45%) JSON
10 54 (9.28%) .NET Framework
11 49 (8.42%) Web Services
12 43 (7.39%) SOAP
12 43 (7.39%) XML
13 41 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 36 (6.19%) REST
15 34 (5.84%) Entity Framework
16 33 (5.67%) LINQ
17 23 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.30%) Clustering
3 19 (3.26%) User Experience
4 16 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.06%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.89%) Blog
7 11 (1.89%) NHS
8 9 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.03%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.69%) Replication
12 3 (0.52%) CESG
12 3 (0.52%) PKI
12 3 (0.52%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.52%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 101 (17.35%) Windows
2 46 (7.90%) Linux
3 39 (6.70%) Unix
4 37 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.03%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.69%) CentOS
10 4 (0.69%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.17%) AIX
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (24.57%) MVC
3 110 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
4 109 (18.73%) Scrum
5 70 (12.03%) TDD
6 64 (11.00%) ETL
7 46 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.56%) High Availability
9 41 (7.04%) Software Engineering
10 40 (6.87%) Migration
11 32 (5.50%) DevOps
11 32 (5.50%) E-Commerce
12 31 (5.33%) Kanban
13 30 (5.15%) OO
13 30 (5.15%) Unit Testing
14 29 (4.98%) CRM
15 28 (4.81%) BDD
16 25 (4.30%) ERP
17 24 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (3.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 311 (53.44%) SQL
2 249 (42.78%) C#
3 138 (23.71%) JavaScript
4 92 (15.81%) T-SQL
5 54 (9.28%) Java
6 45 (7.73%) VB.NET
7 33 (5.67%) C++
8 32 (5.50%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 20 (3.44%) VB
11 18 (3.09%) Python
11 18 (3.09%) Ruby
12 17 (2.92%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.58%) Scala
14 14 (2.41%) VBA
14 14 (2.41%) VBScript
15 10 (1.72%) Perl
15 10 (1.72%) PHP
16 9 (1.55%) VC++
17 8 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 62 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.95%) Degree
4 16 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.37%) MCSA
5 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.20%) ISEB
7 5 (0.86%) MCSE
8 4 (0.69%) HNC
8 4 (0.69%) HND
9 3 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.34%) CCA
10 2 (0.34%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.34%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.81%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.69%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 35 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.37%) Docker
5 7 (1.20%) LXC
5 7 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.69%) Snort
6 4 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.69%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.52%) vSphere
8 2 (0.34%) RACF
8 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.34%) XenApp
8 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
2 16 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.55%) SCCM
4 8 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.86%) Nagios
6 4 (0.69%) Ansible
6 4 (0.69%) OSSEC
6 4 (0.69%) Terraform
7 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.34%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.34%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.17%) Puppet
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 215 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 101 (17.35%) Oracle
3 34 (5.84%) SAP
4 26 (4.47%) VMware
5 11 (1.89%) Sybase
6 9 (1.55%) IFS
6 9 (1.55%) Teradata
7 8 (1.37%) Citrix
8 7 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.20%) Twitter
8 7 (1.20%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.03%) IBM
9 6 (1.03%) Telerik
10 5 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (0.86%) RedGate
10 5 (0.86%) Remedy
10 5 (0.86%) Sun
11 4 (0.69%) New Relic
11 4 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.69%) Tableau
Wiltshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day + Long Term
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 24 days ago