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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 217 230 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.52% 10.29% 11.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.46% 44.75% 51.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 165 184
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
612 514 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.39% 22.99% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 355 369
Average daily rate £375 £360 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £44.75 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
Bristol +2 56 £325 - 54
Somerset -7 48 £350 +3.10% 20
Wiltshire -22 33 £280 -10.40% 24
Gloucestershire -9 32 £355 -2.06% 20
Devon -13 14 £390 +35.65% 14
Dorset -14 8 £321 -32.36% 27
Cornwall -2 1 £275 -
Avon - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 253 (48.94%) SQL
2 252 (48.74%) .NET
3 198 (38.30%) C#
4 176 (34.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 152 (29.40%) ASP.NET
6 119 (23.02%) Security Cleared
7 118 (22.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 113 (21.86%) T-SQL
9 103 (19.92%) Microsoft
10 91 (17.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 88 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (17.02%) SC Cleared
12 86 (16.63%) JavaScript
13 85 (16.44%) HTML
14 78 (15.09%) Finance
15 76 (14.70%) Oracle
15 76 (14.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 73 (14.12%) CSS
16 73 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
16 73 (14.12%) Scrum
17 69 (13.35%) MVC
17 69 (13.35%) SQL Server 2012
18 65 (12.57%) MS Excel
18 65 (12.57%) SharePoint
19 63 (12.19%) Windows
20 58 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
21 54 (10.44%) Migration
22 53 (10.25%) XML
23 52 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 51 (9.86%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 65 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 42 (8.12%) IIS
3 25 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 22 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 16 (3.09%) Apache
5 16 (3.09%) CMS
6 15 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.71%) Umbraco
8 12 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (2.13%) K2 blackpearl
10 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (1.35%) SAS
14 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.97%) Lync
14 5 (0.97%) Node.js
15 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.55%) MS Office
3 5 (0.97%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.77%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.58%) assyst
5 2 (0.39%) Summit
6 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.19%) Agresso
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) Office 365
4 2 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.93%) DNS
3 8 (1.55%) Firewall
4 7 (1.35%) LDAP
4 7 (1.35%) SNMP
4 7 (1.35%) SMTP
4 7 (1.35%) SAN
5 5 (0.97%) Intranet
6 3 (0.58%) VPN
6 3 (0.58%) WAN
6 3 (0.58%) HTTP
6 3 (0.58%) LAN
6 3 (0.58%) Internet
7 2 (0.39%) MVNO
8 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.19%) SSH
8 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (34.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 118 (22.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (17.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (14.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 69 (13.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (7.35%) MySQL
8 38 (7.35%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.42%) Oracle Database
10 24 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (3.68%) OLAP
13 16 (3.09%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (1.55%) MS Access
16 8 (1.55%) QlikView
17 7 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 43 (8.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (7.93%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.35%) Selenium
4 5 (0.97%) Subversion
5 3 (0.58%) FitNesse
5 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.39%) MSTest
6 2 (0.39%) Moq
6 2 (0.39%) JUnit
6 2 (0.39%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) Introscope
7 1 (0.19%) ERwin
7 1 (0.19%) NuGet
7 1 (0.19%) xUnit.net
7 1 (0.19%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 78 (15.09%) Finance
2 41 (7.93%) Back Office
3 25 (4.84%) Marketing
4 19 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.51%) Electronics
7 12 (2.32%) Banking
8 8 (1.55%) Military
9 6 (1.16%) Retail
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 277 (53.58%) Developer
2 110 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 73 (14.12%) SQL Developer
4 66 (12.77%) Analyst
5 44 (8.51%) DBA
6 41 (7.93%) SQL DBA
7 40 (7.74%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.84%) Architect
9 24 (4.64%) Administrator
10 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (4.06%) Consultant
11 21 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 17 (3.29%) SQL Server DBA
13 17 (3.29%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (2.90%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.90%) Programmer
15 14 (2.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (2.51%) Data Analyst
17 12 (2.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (48.74%) .NET
2 152 (29.40%) ASP.NET
3 85 (16.44%) HTML
4 73 (14.12%) CSS
5 58 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (10.25%) XML
7 49 (9.48%) .NET Framework
8 46 (8.90%) jQuery
9 30 (5.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 29 (5.61%) HTML5
10 29 (5.61%) Web Services
11 28 (5.42%) WCF
12 24 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 22 (4.26%) XSLT
14 18 (3.48%) CSS3
15 15 (2.90%) JSON
16 14 (2.71%) Ajax
17 12 (2.32%) XHTML
18 10 (1.93%) REST
18 10 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.22%) NHS
2 20 (3.87%) Clustering
3 18 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.51%) DTV
5 9 (1.74%) GIS
5 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.35%) Informatics
6 7 (1.35%) Statistics
7 6 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.97%) Data Extraction
8 5 (0.97%) Replication
8 5 (0.97%) User Experience
9 4 (0.77%) Open Source
9 4 (0.77%) Economics
10 3 (0.58%) SCADA
11 2 (0.39%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.19%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.19%) CESG
12 1 (0.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 63 (12.19%) Windows
2 18 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (3.29%) Linux
4 16 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.51%) UNIX
6 11 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.55%) CentOS
10 6 (1.16%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.97%) Android
12 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.39%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (14.12%) Scrum
3 69 (13.35%) MVC
4 54 (10.44%) Migration
5 51 (9.86%) ETL
6 50 (9.67%) Unit Testing
7 35 (6.77%) TDD
8 29 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (5.03%) ITIL
9 26 (5.03%) Data Migration
9 26 (5.03%) Automated Testing
10 21 (4.06%) Project Management
11 20 (3.87%) Business Analysis
12 17 (3.29%) SOA
13 16 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (2.90%) OO
15 14 (2.71%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.71%) Release Management
15 14 (2.71%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 253 (48.94%) SQL
2 198 (38.30%) C#
3 113 (21.86%) T-SQL
4 86 (16.63%) JavaScript
5 44 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 18 (3.48%) Java
7 16 (3.09%) VB
7 16 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.51%) PHP
8 13 (2.51%) VBA
9 11 (2.13%) Perl
10 9 (1.74%) Ruby
11 8 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.35%) C++
12 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.97%) VB6
14 3 (0.58%) C
15 2 (0.39%) Scala
15 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.39%) JCL
Qualifications
1 119 (23.02%) Security Cleared
2 88 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.87%) Degree
4 16 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.71%) MCSE
7 5 (0.97%) MCP
8 4 (0.77%) ISEB
8 4 (0.77%) MCITP
8 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.58%) HNC
9 3 (0.58%) HND
10 2 (0.39%) VCP5
11 1 (0.19%) MCSD
11 1 (0.19%) OCP
11 1 (0.19%) OCA
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.58%) SLA
2 21 (4.06%) QA
3 9 (1.74%) HL7
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (3.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.51%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.55%) ISA Server
4 8 (1.55%) NFS
5 7 (1.35%) Squid
5 7 (1.35%) qmail
6 5 (0.97%) vSphere
6 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.58%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.39%) RACF
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (3.68%) Data Guard
2 9 (1.74%) SCCM
3 6 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.77%) Netcool
6 2 (0.39%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.19%) OpenView
7 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 103 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.70%) Oracle
3 23 (4.45%) SAP
4 20 (3.87%) Business Objects
5 19 (3.68%) VMware
5 19 (3.68%) Sitecore
6 14 (2.71%) Cisco
7 11 (2.13%) Citrix
8 10 (1.93%) HP
9 9 (1.74%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.74%) Remedy
10 8 (1.55%) NetApp
11 6 (1.16%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.16%) JBoss
12 5 (0.97%) Google
12 5 (0.97%) McAfee
12 5 (0.97%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (0.77%) Cognos
13 4 (0.77%) EMC
14 3 (0.58%) Altiris
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 140-170 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago