The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 292 199 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.55% 9.35% 10.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.65% 43.64% 52.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 138 201
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £212 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
626 456 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.48% 21.42% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 314 383
Average daily rate £350 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +0.32%
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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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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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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 68 £327 +0.46% 42
Somerset +3 66 £325 +1.56% 12
Wiltshire +2 54 £325 +4.00% 25
Gloucestershire 0 43 £350 -6.66% 26
Devon -7 17 £325 +62.50% 13
Dorset -3 13 £371 -1.00% 25
Cornwall -10 1 £275 - 2
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 288 (48.16%) .NET
2 286 (47.83%) SQL
3 221 (36.96%) C#
4 207 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 167 (27.93%) ASP.NET
6 139 (23.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 124 (20.74%) Microsoft
8 121 (20.23%) Security Cleared
9 118 (19.73%) T-SQL
10 111 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 105 (17.56%) Oracle
11 105 (17.56%) Finance
12 100 (16.72%) HTML
13 97 (16.22%) SC Cleared
14 96 (16.05%) JavaScript
15 85 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (14.21%) Scrum
16 84 (14.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 83 (13.88%) CSS
18 81 (13.55%) MVC
19 80 (13.38%) SQL Server 2005
20 78 (13.04%) Windows
21 77 (12.88%) SharePoint
22 71 (11.87%) MS Excel
23 61 (10.20%) Migration
23 61 (10.20%) .NET Framework
23 61 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 61 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
24 60 (10.03%) Data Warehouse
24 60 (10.03%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 77 (12.88%) SharePoint
2 54 (9.03%) IIS
3 42 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.01%) CMS
6 22 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (2.17%) Apache
9 12 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.84%) SAS
11 10 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.67%) Umbraco
11 10 (1.67%) K2 blackpearl
12 8 (1.34%) Node.js
13 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.84%) Lync
14 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 71 (11.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.51%) MS Office
2 9 (1.51%) PowerPivot
3 8 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.84%) MS Project
5 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.50%) assyst
4 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.33%) Summit
6 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.50%) Office 365
4 2 (0.33%) GitHub
4 2 (0.33%) Trello
5 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.51%) DNS
3 14 (2.34%) Firewall
4 12 (2.01%) SAN
5 8 (1.34%) Intranet
6 7 (1.17%) Internet
6 7 (1.17%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.17%) NAS
7 6 (1.00%) HTTP
7 6 (1.00%) SNMP
7 6 (1.00%) LDAP
7 6 (1.00%) SMTP
8 4 (0.67%) LAN
8 4 (0.67%) WAN
8 4 (0.67%) Network Security
9 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.33%) VPN
10 2 (0.33%) DHCP
10 2 (0.33%) SSH
10 2 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 139 (23.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (14.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 80 (13.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (10.03%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (7.53%) Relational Database
9 42 (7.02%) MySQL
10 37 (6.19%) Oracle Database
11 27 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (3.51%) RDBMS
14 20 (3.34%) OLAP
15 15 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (1.84%) QlikView
17 10 (1.67%) MS Access
18 9 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
19 8 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 50 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.01%) Selenium
4 8 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.17%) FitNesse
6 6 (1.00%) JUnit
6 6 (1.00%) NUnit
6 6 (1.00%) Subversion
7 5 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.84%) JBehave
7 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.67%) MSTest
9 3 (0.50%) Moq
9 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.50%) NuGet
9 3 (0.50%) Hudson
9 3 (0.50%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 105 (17.56%) Finance
2 41 (6.86%) Back Office
3 23 (3.85%) Marketing
4 16 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.51%) Banking
6 10 (1.67%) Electronics
7 8 (1.34%) Retail
8 3 (0.50%) Legal
8 3 (0.50%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 320 (53.51%) Developer
2 119 (19.90%) .NET Developer
3 76 (12.71%) SQL Developer
4 71 (11.87%) Analyst
5 54 (9.03%) DBA
6 49 (8.19%) SQL DBA
7 38 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 34 (5.69%) Architect
9 33 (5.52%) Administrator
10 28 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (3.68%) Consultant
13 21 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
13 21 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
14 20 (3.34%) SQL Server DBA
15 19 (3.18%) Programmer
15 19 (3.18%) SharePoint Developer
16 16 (2.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 15 (2.51%) Senior Developer
18 14 (2.34%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (48.16%) .NET
2 167 (27.93%) ASP.NET
3 100 (16.72%) HTML
4 83 (13.88%) CSS
5 61 (10.20%) .NET Framework
5 61 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (9.20%) XML
7 52 (8.70%) jQuery
8 36 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 36 (6.02%) HTML5
9 32 (5.35%) WCF
10 26 (4.35%) Web Services
11 24 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 21 (3.51%) CSS3
13 20 (3.34%) XSLT
14 18 (3.01%) REST
15 17 (2.84%) Ajax
16 16 (2.68%) JSON
17 13 (2.17%) MDX
17 13 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.01%) Clustering
2 22 (3.68%) NHS
3 16 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.84%) Replication
5 10 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.67%) DTV
6 9 (1.51%) iPhone
7 8 (1.34%) Statistics
7 8 (1.34%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.17%) Informatics
8 7 (1.17%) Open Source
9 6 (1.00%) GIS
10 4 (0.67%) Economics
10 4 (0.67%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.50%) SCADA
11 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.50%) iPad
11 3 (0.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.04%) Windows
2 25 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (4.01%) UNIX
3 24 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (2.68%) Linux
5 13 (2.17%) Android
5 13 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.00%) CentOS
10 4 (0.67%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (14.21%) Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.21%) Scrum
2 81 (13.55%) MVC
3 61 (10.20%) Migration
4 60 (10.03%) ETL
5 47 (7.86%) Unit Testing
6 42 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
7 37 (6.19%) TDD
8 33 (5.52%) ITIL
9 29 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (4.68%) Data Migration
11 23 (3.85%) Project Management
12 22 (3.68%) Automated Testing
13 21 (3.51%) Data Modelling
14 19 (3.18%) SOA
14 19 (3.18%) Web Development
14 19 (3.18%) Business Analysis
15 18 (3.01%) Content Management
16 17 (2.84%) Data Analysis
16 17 (2.84%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 286 (47.83%) SQL
2 221 (36.96%) C#
3 118 (19.73%) T-SQL
4 96 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 47 (7.86%) VB.NET
6 27 (4.52%) VBA
7 26 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 25 (4.18%) Java
9 22 (3.68%) VB
10 14 (2.34%) PHP
11 13 (2.17%) Perl
12 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.67%) C++
14 8 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.34%) VB6
15 7 (1.17%) Ruby
16 3 (0.50%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.50%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
16 3 (0.50%) C
16 3 (0.50%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 121 (20.23%) Security Cleared
2 97 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 20 (3.34%) Degree
5 14 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.51%) MCSE
6 9 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.84%) MCP
8 4 (0.67%) MCITP
8 4 (0.67%) NCDA
9 3 (0.50%) MCTS
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) HNC
10 2 (0.33%) HND
10 2 (0.33%) VCP5
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MCSD
11 1 (0.17%) OCP
11 1 (0.17%) OCA
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.85%) SLA
2 19 (3.18%) QA
3 7 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.00%) HL7
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) COREP
6 2 (0.33%) FINREP
6 2 (0.33%) Basel III
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (3.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.17%) NFS
5 10 (1.67%) ISA Server
6 7 (1.17%) vSphere
7 6 (1.00%) Squid
7 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.00%) qmail
8 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.33%) RACF
10 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.17%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (3.18%) Data Guard
2 8 (1.34%) SCCM
3 4 (0.67%) Netcool
3 4 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.50%) SCOM
4 3 (0.50%) WSUS
4 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.33%) SCSM
5 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.33%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 124 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 105 (17.56%) Oracle
3 25 (4.18%) VMware
4 24 (4.01%) Sitecore
5 22 (3.68%) Business Objects
6 21 (3.51%) SAP
7 15 (2.51%) Cisco
8 13 (2.17%) Citrix
9 11 (1.84%) HP
10 10 (1.67%) NetApp
11 7 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.17%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.17%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.00%) Telerik
13 5 (0.84%) Google
13 5 (0.84%) Sybase
13 5 (0.84%) JBoss
14 4 (0.67%) Cognos
14 4 (0.67%) Sun
14 4 (0.67%) EMC
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