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 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 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 301 281 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.02% 9.62% 8.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.94% 42.77% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 196 91
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£339 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £33.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% -3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £20.00 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £55.00 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
615 657 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.47% 22.48% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 454 253
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £20.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £55.00 £45.00
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South West 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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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
Bristol +11 83 £350 +7.69% 65
Somerset 0 62 £325 -0.76% 41
Gloucestershire +1 54 £346 -1.07% 43
Wiltshire +11 49 £360 -4.00% 40
Devon 0 16 £280 -10.04% 12
Dorset -4 13 £325 -31.57% 15
Avon - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 321 (56.71%) SQL
2 249 (43.99%) .NET
3 222 (39.22%) C#
4 188 (33.22%) Microsoft
5 184 (32.51%) ASP.NET
6 141 (24.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 128 (22.61%) Business Intelligence
8 127 (22.44%) MVC
9 125 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 124 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 121 (21.38%) JavaScript
12 112 (19.79%) HTML
13 111 (19.61%) Windows
14 101 (17.84%) CSS
15 95 (16.78%) Oracle
16 93 (16.43%) Data Warehouse
17 92 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
18 90 (15.90%) T-SQL
19 88 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
20 74 (13.07%) Security Cleared
21 72 (12.72%) .NET Framework
22 69 (12.19%) jQuery
23 66 (11.66%) Visual Studio
24 65 (11.48%) MS Excel
24 65 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
25 61 (10.78%) Finance
25 61 (10.78%) WCF
26 60 (10.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 60 (10.60%) IIS
27 58 (10.25%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 60 (10.60%) IIS
2 47 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.47%) CMS
6 12 (2.12%) Apache
7 11 (1.94%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.41%) Confluence
10 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.06%) SAS
11 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.06%) MediaWiki
11 6 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
11 6 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (1.06%) nginx
12 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.88%) JBoss
13 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.59%) MS Office
3 8 (1.41%) MS Project
4 7 (1.24%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.42%) SAN
2 21 (3.71%) DNS
3 20 (3.53%) Firewall
4 13 (2.30%) VPN
5 11 (1.94%) WAN
5 11 (1.94%) LAN
6 9 (1.59%) DHCP
7 8 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.24%) NAS
9 6 (1.06%) LDAP
9 6 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.88%) VLAN
10 5 (0.88%) Network Security
10 5 (0.88%) Internet
11 4 (0.71%) Multicast
12 3 (0.53%) IPv6
12 3 (0.53%) IPsec
12 3 (0.53%) OSPF
12 3 (0.53%) BGP
12 3 (0.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (24.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 125 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 124 (21.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (16.43%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (10.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (9.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 42 (7.42%) MySQL
9 33 (5.83%) MS Access
10 29 (5.12%) Oracle Database
11 20 (3.53%) MongoDB
12 19 (3.36%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (2.30%) OLAP
16 12 (2.12%) OLAP Cube
17 11 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (1.94%) Couchbase
18 10 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (11.66%) Visual Studio
2 50 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.00%) NUnit
5 15 (2.65%) MSTest
6 12 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.77%) Subversion
9 8 (1.41%) JIRA
10 6 (1.06%) Selenium
10 6 (1.06%) Hudson
11 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.88%) Toad
11 5 (0.88%) ERwin
12 4 (0.71%) Log4Net
13 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.53%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (0.53%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (10.78%) Finance
2 22 (3.89%) Banking
3 21 (3.71%) Retail
4 18 (3.18%) Back Office
5 17 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.47%) Marketing
7 12 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.77%) Electronics
9 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.88%) Legal
9 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Billing
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 352 (62.19%) Developer
2 156 (27.56%) .NET Developer
3 91 (16.08%) SQL Developer
4 59 (10.42%) Analyst
5 52 (9.19%) DBA
6 49 (8.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (8.13%) C# Developer
8 45 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 41 (7.24%) SQL DBA
9 41 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (4.42%) Web Developer
11 24 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (3.89%) Administrator
13 18 (3.18%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.18%) Architect
14 17 (3.00%) Applications Developer
14 17 (3.00%) Consultant
15 14 (2.47%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (43.99%) .NET
2 184 (32.51%) ASP.NET
3 112 (19.79%) HTML
4 101 (17.84%) CSS
5 92 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 72 (12.72%) .NET Framework
7 69 (12.19%) jQuery
8 61 (10.78%) WCF
9 51 (9.01%) Web Services
10 39 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 39 (6.89%) XML
11 29 (5.12%) Entity Framework
12 24 (4.24%) HTML5
13 19 (3.36%) WPF
14 17 (3.00%) REST
14 17 (3.00%) SOAP
15 16 (2.83%) LINQ
15 16 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 15 (2.65%) AngularJS
17 14 (2.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.36%) NHS
2 25 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.53%) Clustering
4 13 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.77%) DTV
7 9 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.59%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.06%) Wiki
10 5 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.53%) User Experience
11 3 (0.53%) Statistics
11 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.53%) Replication
11 3 (0.53%) W3C
12 2 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 111 (19.61%) Windows
2 32 (5.65%) Linux
3 30 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (4.77%) UNIX
5 23 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.24%) CentOS
9 6 (1.06%) Debian
9 6 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.88%) Solaris
11 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Fedora
13 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (22.61%) Business Intelligence
2 127 (22.44%) MVC
3 88 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (10.25%) ETL
5 51 (9.01%) Scrum
6 48 (8.48%) TDD
7 42 (7.42%) Migration
8 28 (4.95%) BDD
8 28 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (4.95%) E-Commerce
9 27 (4.77%) SOA
10 25 (4.42%) Unit Testing
10 25 (4.42%) Software Engineering
11 19 (3.36%) Waterfall
11 19 (3.36%) OO
12 18 (3.18%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.00%) SDLC
13 17 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.00%) ERP
14 15 (2.65%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 321 (56.71%) SQL
2 222 (39.22%) C#
3 121 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 90 (15.90%) T-SQL
5 46 (8.13%) VB.NET
6 43 (7.60%) Java
7 27 (4.77%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.06%) VB
10 19 (3.36%) VBA
11 13 (2.30%) X++
12 12 (2.12%) C++
12 12 (2.12%) VB6
13 11 (1.94%) VBScript
14 6 (1.06%) PHP
14 6 (1.06%) Ruby
15 5 (0.88%) Python
16 4 (0.71%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.53%) C
17 3 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.71%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.18%) Degree
5 17 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.41%) MCITP
7 6 (1.06%) MCSE
8 5 (0.88%) CISSP
8 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.71%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.53%) MCTS
10 3 (0.53%) CCNA
11 2 (0.35%) MCSD
11 2 (0.35%) ISEB
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.18%) CCEE
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.18%) PhD
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.47%) QA
2 8 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Basel II
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 39 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.06%) Samba
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (1.06%) iptables
4 6 (1.06%) Postfix
5 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.71%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.53%) XenServer
7 3 (0.53%) Firmware
8 2 (0.35%) NFS
8 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.18%) SRDF
9 1 (0.18%) Snort
9 1 (0.18%) Xen
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (3.18%) Puppet
2 9 (1.59%) SCCM
3 6 (1.06%) SCOM
3 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.88%) WSUS
5 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) SCSM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.18%) WMI
6 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 188 (33.22%) Microsoft
2 95 (16.78%) Oracle
3 30 (5.30%) VMware
4 16 (2.83%) SAP
4 16 (2.83%) Citrix
5 15 (2.65%) Cisco
6 14 (2.47%) Business Objects
7 12 (2.12%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.77%) Cognos
10 9 (1.59%) IBM
10 9 (1.59%) McAfee
11 7 (1.24%) Tableau
11 7 (1.24%) HP
12 6 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.88%) Teradata
13 5 (0.88%) Dell
13 5 (0.88%) Cerner
13 5 (0.88%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.71%) NetApp
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