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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 281 300 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.04% 9.44% 10.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.91% 42.61% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 193 144
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£360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £43.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +25.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.90 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £55.00 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.54%
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
640 704 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.59% 22.16% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 447 324
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.60 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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 +12 72 £360 +10.76% 54
Gloucestershire 0 68 £375 +15.38% 35
Wiltshire -5 49 £383 +2.00% 27
Somerset -4 48 £350 - 22
Dorset -12 15 £275 -40.54% 15
Devon 0 9 £250 -15.25% 13
Avon - 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 314 (58.04%) SQL
2 247 (45.66%) .NET
3 224 (41.40%) C#
4 200 (36.97%) Microsoft
5 158 (29.21%) ASP.NET
6 144 (26.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 139 (25.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 119 (22.00%) JavaScript
9 118 (21.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 114 (21.07%) HTML
11 110 (20.33%) MVC
12 108 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
13 102 (18.85%) Windows
14 98 (18.11%) CSS
15 94 (17.38%) Visual Studio
16 89 (16.45%) T-SQL
17 85 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
18 80 (14.79%) .NET Framework
19 78 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
20 77 (14.23%) Oracle
20 77 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
21 67 (12.38%) Security Cleared
21 67 (12.38%) WCF
22 66 (12.20%) jQuery
23 63 (11.65%) MS Excel
24 61 (11.28%) Finance
24 61 (11.28%) SQL Server 2012
25 59 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
26 57 (10.54%) IIS
27 56 (10.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (10.54%) IIS
2 44 (8.13%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.99%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (3.88%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (2.22%) CMS
7 10 (1.85%) Apache
8 8 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.48%) Confluence
9 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.11%) nginx
10 6 (1.11%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (1.11%) MediaWiki
11 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.55%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.55%) Lync
Applications
1 63 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.40%) MS Project
3 9 (1.66%) MS Office
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.88%) SAN
2 18 (3.33%) Firewall
3 16 (2.96%) LAN
3 16 (2.96%) WAN
4 15 (2.77%) DNS
5 11 (2.03%) VPN
6 6 (1.11%) LDAP
6 6 (1.11%) DHCP
6 6 (1.11%) NAS
7 5 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.92%) Internet
8 4 (0.74%) VLAN
8 4 (0.74%) Network Security
9 3 (0.55%) IPsec
9 3 (0.55%) Multicast
9 3 (0.55%) OSPF
9 3 (0.55%) BGP
9 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.55%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (26.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 139 (25.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (21.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (11.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 59 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 56 (10.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (8.32%) MySQL
9 33 (6.10%) MS Access
10 24 (4.44%) Oracle Database
11 19 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 18 (3.33%) MongoDB
13 17 (3.14%) Relational Database
14 14 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (2.40%) OLAP
16 12 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
17 11 (2.03%) Couchbase
17 11 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (17.38%) Visual Studio
2 56 (10.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.77%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.40%) MSTest
4 13 (2.40%) NUnit
5 12 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (1.85%) Subversion
8 8 (1.48%) JIRA
9 7 (1.29%) Hudson
10 6 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.92%) Toad
11 5 (0.92%) ERwin
12 4 (0.74%) Log4Net
12 4 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.55%) Selenium
13 3 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.55%) Eclipse RCP
14 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (11.28%) Finance
2 23 (4.25%) Back Office
3 19 (3.51%) Banking
4 17 (3.14%) Retail
5 15 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.59%) Marketing
7 11 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.74%) Legal
10 3 (0.55%) Advertising
10 3 (0.55%) Billing
10 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (61.74%) Developer
2 140 (25.88%) .NET Developer
3 80 (14.79%) SQL Developer
4 70 (12.94%) Analyst
5 59 (10.91%) DBA
6 48 (8.87%) C# Developer
7 45 (8.32%) SQL DBA
8 41 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (5.91%) Administrator
10 32 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (4.25%) Web Developer
13 20 (3.70%) Applications Developer
14 18 (3.33%) Senior Developer
14 18 (3.33%) Database Developer
15 16 (2.96%) Programmer
15 16 (2.96%) Consultant
15 16 (2.96%) Business Analyst
16 15 (2.77%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (45.66%) .NET
2 158 (29.21%) ASP.NET
3 114 (21.07%) HTML
4 98 (18.11%) CSS
5 80 (14.79%) .NET Framework
6 77 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 67 (12.38%) WCF
8 66 (12.20%) jQuery
9 50 (9.24%) Web Services
10 42 (7.76%) XML
11 34 (6.28%) Entity Framework
12 32 (5.91%) HTML5
13 28 (5.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (3.88%) LINQ
15 20 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 16 (2.96%) WPF
17 14 (2.59%) REST
17 14 (2.59%) SOAP
18 13 (2.40%) JSON
18 13 (2.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.91%) NHS
2 21 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.96%) Clustering
4 14 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.40%) Open Source
6 10 (1.85%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.66%) DTV
7 9 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.11%) Wiki
8 6 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.92%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.55%) User Experience
11 3 (0.55%) W3C
12 2 (0.37%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 102 (18.85%) Windows
2 29 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (4.81%) Linux
4 25 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.07%) UNIX
6 12 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.11%) Debian
7 6 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.11%) CentOS
7 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.37%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.33%) MVC
2 108 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
3 85 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (9.06%) Scrum
5 46 (8.50%) ETL
6 43 (7.95%) TDD
7 33 (6.10%) Migration
8 27 (4.99%) SOA
9 26 (4.81%) Unit Testing
10 25 (4.62%) CRM
11 24 (4.44%) Waterfall
12 23 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (4.07%) BDD
14 19 (3.51%) E-Commerce
15 18 (3.33%) Data Migration
16 17 (3.14%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (3.14%) OO
16 17 (3.14%) Data Modelling
17 16 (2.96%) ERP
17 16 (2.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 314 (58.04%) SQL
2 224 (41.40%) C#
3 119 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 89 (16.45%) T-SQL
5 49 (9.06%) Java
5 49 (9.06%) VB.NET
6 31 (5.73%) VB
7 26 (4.81%) PL/SQL
8 19 (3.51%) VBA
9 17 (3.14%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.40%) VB6
11 12 (2.22%) C++
12 11 (2.03%) PHP
12 11 (2.03%) X++
13 8 (1.48%) Scala
13 8 (1.48%) VBScript
14 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.55%) Python
15 3 (0.55%) Perl
15 3 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.14%) Degree
3 17 (3.14%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.92%) MCSE
5 5 (0.92%) CISSP
5 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.92%) MCITP
6 4 (0.74%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.55%) CCNA
7 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) MCSD
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.37%) WCAG
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (1.11%) Postfix
3 6 (1.11%) iptables
3 6 (1.11%) Samba
4 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.55%) XenServer
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.18%) NFS
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.18%) Xen
7 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (3.14%) Puppet
2 9 (1.66%) SCOM
3 7 (1.29%) SCCM
4 6 (1.11%) ZABBIX
4 6 (1.11%) WSUS
5 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.18%) WMI
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 200 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 77 (14.23%) Oracle
3 22 (4.07%) VMware
4 13 (2.40%) SAP
5 12 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.66%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.66%) McAfee
6 9 (1.66%) Citrix
7 8 (1.48%) IBM
7 8 (1.48%) Cognos
8 7 (1.29%) Cisco
8 7 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.11%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.11%) Tableau
10 5 (0.92%) Teradata
10 5 (0.92%) Cerner
11 4 (0.74%) Sybase
11 4 (0.74%) LANDesk
11 4 (0.74%) Red Gate
12 3 (0.55%) Informatica
Bath
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £445 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Truro
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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