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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 315 290 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.84% 9.45% 9.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.24% 44.68% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 206 137
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £53.27 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
712 649 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.25% 21.15% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 434 317
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £175.00 £132.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 98 £350 +7.19% 61
Somerset +2 59 £350 +7.69% 16
Gloucestershire -2 48 £331 -5.35% 22
Wiltshire -10 36 £338 +3.84% 32
Dorset +8 22 £338 -9.09% 29
Devon +3 20 £309 -5.00% 13
Cornwall +6 1 £265 -3.63%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 330 (55.00%) SQL
2 284 (47.33%) .NET
3 254 (42.33%) C#
4 202 (33.67%) ASP.NET
5 191 (31.83%) Microsoft
6 130 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (21.33%) JavaScript
8 124 (20.67%) MVC
9 119 (19.83%) Windows
10 117 (19.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 112 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 110 (18.33%) HTML
13 107 (17.83%) Oracle
14 105 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
15 100 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 93 (15.50%) CSS
17 91 (15.17%) T-SQL
17 91 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
18 90 (15.00%) .NET Framework
19 80 (13.33%) Finance
19 80 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 78 (13.00%) IIS
21 74 (12.33%) MS Excel
22 73 (12.17%) Security Cleared
23 65 (10.83%) Web Services
24 64 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
25 59 (9.83%) Scrum
25 59 (9.83%) TDD
26 58 (9.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 57 (9.50%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 78 (13.00%) IIS
2 51 (8.50%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.50%) Apache
6 14 (2.33%) CMS
7 11 (1.83%) SAS
7 11 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.67%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.33%) JBoss
10 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.00%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.83%) Confluence
11 5 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.67%) nginx
12 4 (0.67%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.67%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 74 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.50%) MS Project
2 9 (1.50%) MS Office
3 7 (1.17%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.67%) Office 365
4 2 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.67%) SAN
2 22 (3.67%) DNS
3 21 (3.50%) Firewall
4 13 (2.17%) VPN
5 12 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.33%) NAS
7 7 (1.17%) LAN
7 7 (1.17%) WAN
7 7 (1.17%) DHCP
8 6 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (1.00%) Network Security
9 5 (0.83%) VLAN
10 4 (0.67%) Multicast
10 4 (0.67%) VoIP
10 4 (0.67%) LDAP
11 3 (0.50%) HTTP
11 3 (0.50%) Internet
12 2 (0.33%) Skype
13 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.17%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (19.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 112 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 91 (15.17%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (9.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 57 (9.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (7.50%) MySQL
8 32 (5.33%) Oracle Database
9 28 (4.67%) MS Access
10 27 (4.50%) Relational Database
11 23 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
12 21 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (3.33%) MongoDB
14 19 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (1.83%) Couchbase
18 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (9.50%) Visual Studio
3 22 (3.67%) NUnit
4 15 (2.50%) MSTest
5 13 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.33%) Subversion
8 6 (1.00%) Selenium
8 6 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.83%) Hudson
9 5 (0.83%) JIRA
10 4 (0.67%) Toad
11 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.50%) Log4Net
11 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (0.50%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (13.33%) Finance
2 31 (5.17%) Banking
3 20 (3.33%) Retail
4 17 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.83%) Back Office
5 13 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.83%) Marketing
7 9 (1.50%) Electronics
8 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 368 (61.33%) Developer
2 161 (26.83%) .NET Developer
3 100 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 65 (10.83%) Analyst
5 58 (9.67%) C# Developer
6 54 (9.00%) DBA
6 54 (9.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 46 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (7.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 36 (6.00%) SQL DBA
9 26 (4.33%) Administrator
9 26 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (3.50%) Consultant
11 20 (3.33%) Web Developer
12 19 (3.17%) Architect
13 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (2.50%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.33%) .NET Web Developer
15 14 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 13 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (47.33%) .NET
2 202 (33.67%) ASP.NET
3 110 (18.33%) HTML
4 93 (15.50%) CSS
5 90 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 80 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 65 (10.83%) Web Services
8 54 (9.00%) WCF
9 51 (8.50%) jQuery
10 44 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 41 (6.83%) XML
12 32 (5.33%) Entity Framework
13 26 (4.33%) WPF
14 24 (4.00%) SOAP
15 22 (3.67%) AngularJS
16 20 (3.33%) REST
17 19 (3.17%) HTML5
18 13 (2.17%) XSL
18 13 (2.17%) J2EE
19 12 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.17%) NHS
2 27 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.67%) Clustering
4 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.67%) Replication
7 9 (1.50%) DTV
8 8 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
10 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.83%) Statistics
11 4 (0.67%) Economics
11 4 (0.67%) Wiki
12 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.83%) Windows
2 46 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (6.33%) Linux
4 34 (5.67%) UNIX
5 27 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.33%) CentOS
8 8 (1.33%) Solaris
9 7 (1.17%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.67%) Debian
10 4 (0.67%) Fedora
10 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Android
11 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
2 124 (20.67%) MVC
3 105 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (9.83%) TDD
4 59 (9.83%) Scrum
5 53 (8.83%) Unit Testing
6 51 (8.50%) Migration
7 50 (8.33%) ETL
8 37 (6.17%) Web Development
9 36 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (5.67%) Software Engineering
11 30 (5.00%) BDD
12 29 (4.83%) ITIL
13 26 (4.33%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.33%) SOA
14 22 (3.67%) Automated Testing
15 19 (3.17%) Data Migration
16 18 (3.00%) Kimball Methodology
16 18 (3.00%) ERP
16 18 (3.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (55.00%) SQL
2 254 (42.33%) C#
3 128 (21.33%) JavaScript
4 91 (15.17%) T-SQL
5 45 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 41 (6.83%) Java
7 32 (5.33%) C++
8 27 (4.50%) PowerShell
9 24 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 21 (3.50%) VB
11 18 (3.00%) VBA
12 14 (2.33%) X++
13 13 (2.17%) VB6
14 11 (1.83%) VBScript
14 11 (1.83%) Perl
15 10 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.50%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.17%) Python
18 6 (1.00%) ABAP
18 6 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.67%) Degree
4 18 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.83%) CISSP
7 4 (0.67%) HNC
7 4 (0.67%) HND
7 4 (0.67%) MCSE
7 4 (0.67%) MCITP
8 3 (0.50%) MCTS
8 3 (0.50%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) CISM
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) CCEE
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) OCP
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.67%) QA
2 12 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.33%) SLA
4 5 (0.83%) Basel II
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.83%) vSphere
4 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.00%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.67%) iptables
8 4 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.67%) Samba
8 4 (0.67%) Postfix
9 3 (0.50%) XenApp
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.50%) Firmware
10 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.33%) Snort
10 2 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (4.17%) Puppet
2 10 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.67%) Ansible
3 9 (1.50%) SCCM
4 4 (0.67%) SCOM
4 4 (0.67%) WSUS
4 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.67%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) SCSM
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 191 (31.83%) Microsoft
2 107 (17.83%) Oracle
3 32 (5.33%) VMware
4 18 (3.00%) SAP
5 16 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.50%) Cisco
6 15 (2.50%) Citrix
7 11 (1.83%) Tableau
7 11 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.50%) NetApp
8 9 (1.50%) McAfee
9 8 (1.33%) Cognos
10 7 (1.17%) HP
10 7 (1.17%) Teradata
10 7 (1.17%) Percona
11 6 (1.00%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.00%) IBM
12 5 (0.83%) Dell
12 5 (0.83%) Symantec
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £550 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago