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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 292 355 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.18% 12.60% 10.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.54% 50.79% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 222 166
Average daily rate
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£360 £330 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £15.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £45.00 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
703 699 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.10% 24.80% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 419 357
Average daily rate £375 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £13.99 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.75 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 February 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 February 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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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 -4 83 £375 +19.04% 79
Somerset 0 68 £350 -0.70% 21
Gloucestershire -9 48 £400 +23.07% 23
Wiltshire -29 27 £375 +7.14% 24
Dorset -6 25 £255 -41.21% 29
Devon -11 7 £185 -38.33% 19
Cornwall - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 285 (57.58%) SQL
2 238 (48.08%) .NET
3 196 (39.60%) C#
4 172 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 154 (31.11%) ASP.NET
6 148 (29.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 137 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 111 (22.42%) JavaScript
8 111 (22.42%) Business Intelligence
9 107 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 101 (20.40%) HTML
11 97 (19.60%) T-SQL
12 91 (18.38%) MVC
13 89 (17.98%) Windows
14 87 (17.58%) CSS
15 80 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
16 76 (15.35%) Visual Studio
17 72 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
18 67 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
19 60 (12.12%) jQuery
19 60 (12.12%) Oracle
20 59 (11.92%) SQL Server 2012
21 58 (11.72%) Security Cleared
22 57 (11.52%) .NET Framework
22 57 (11.52%) SQL Server 2005
22 57 (11.52%) MS Excel
23 56 (11.31%) Finance
24 53 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 53 (10.71%) WCF
25 52 (10.51%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.46%) IIS
3 22 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (3.43%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.82%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.62%) Apache
7 8 (1.62%) CMS
8 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.81%) Confluence
9 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.61%) MediaWiki
10 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.61%) Lync
10 3 (0.61%) nginx
10 3 (0.61%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 57 (11.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.42%) MS Project
3 8 (1.62%) MS Office
3 8 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 11 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.40%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.24%) LAN
2 19 (3.84%) WAN
3 15 (3.03%) Firewall
4 11 (2.22%) SAN
4 11 (2.22%) VPN
5 6 (1.21%) DNS
6 3 (0.61%) LDAP
6 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.61%) Internet
6 3 (0.61%) OSPF
6 3 (0.61%) BGP
6 3 (0.61%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.61%) IPsec
6 3 (0.61%) Network Security
6 3 (0.61%) IPv6
7 2 (0.40%) DHCP
8 1 (0.20%) HTTP
8 1 (0.20%) SSL
8 1 (0.20%) VLAN
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (29.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 137 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (11.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (11.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (8.28%) MySQL
9 26 (5.25%) MS Access
10 20 (4.04%) Relational Database
11 18 (3.64%) OLAP
12 14 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (2.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (2.83%) OLAP Cube
13 13 (2.63%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.42%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.82%) Couchbase
16 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.41%) DTS
16 7 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (15.35%) Visual Studio
2 51 (10.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.02%) MSTest
5 10 (2.02%) NUnit
6 8 (1.62%) Subversion
6 8 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.21%) Hudson
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.01%) ERwin
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.81%) JIRA
10 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.61%) Toad
10 3 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.40%) Log4Net
11 2 (0.40%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
General
1 56 (11.31%) Finance
2 21 (4.24%) Back Office
3 17 (3.43%) Marketing
4 14 (2.83%) Banking
4 14 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.42%) Retail
6 11 (2.22%) Electronics
7 5 (1.01%) Legal
7 5 (1.01%) Military
8 3 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (58.79%) Developer
2 115 (23.23%) .NET Developer
3 77 (15.56%) Analyst
4 62 (12.53%) SQL Developer
5 55 (11.11%) DBA
6 43 (8.69%) SQL DBA
7 40 (8.08%) C# Developer
8 33 (6.67%) Administrator
8 33 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.84%) Consultant
13 18 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (3.43%) Architect
14 17 (3.43%) SQL Server DBA
15 16 (3.23%) Web Developer
15 16 (3.23%) Applications Developer
15 16 (3.23%) Programmer
15 16 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (48.08%) .NET
2 154 (31.11%) ASP.NET
3 101 (20.40%) HTML
4 87 (17.58%) CSS
5 72 (14.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (12.12%) jQuery
7 57 (11.52%) .NET Framework
8 53 (10.71%) WCF
9 45 (9.09%) Web Services
10 41 (8.28%) XML
11 28 (5.66%) HTML5
12 24 (4.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 17 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (3.43%) LINQ
15 16 (3.23%) XSLT
16 15 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 14 (2.83%) REST
18 11 (2.22%) SOAP
19 10 (2.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.65%) NHS
2 19 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.83%) Clustering
5 13 (2.63%) Open Source
6 11 (2.22%) DTV
7 10 (2.02%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.21%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.01%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.61%) Replication
13 3 (0.61%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.61%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.61%) Wiki
13 3 (0.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 89 (17.98%) Windows
2 31 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (3.43%) Linux
4 17 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.42%) UNIX
6 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.61%) CentOS
7 3 (0.61%) Debian
7 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.40%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (22.42%) Business Intelligence
2 91 (18.38%) MVC
3 80 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (10.10%) Scrum
5 47 (9.49%) ETL
6 40 (8.08%) TDD
7 35 (7.07%) Migration
8 26 (5.25%) Unit Testing
9 25 (5.05%) ITIL
10 24 (4.85%) CRM
10 24 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (4.04%) Waterfall
12 18 (3.64%) E-Commerce
12 18 (3.64%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.43%) Data Analysis
13 17 (3.43%) BDD
14 16 (3.23%) Data Migration
14 16 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (3.03%) Test Scripting
15 15 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 285 (57.58%) SQL
2 196 (39.60%) C#
3 111 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 97 (19.60%) T-SQL
5 52 (10.51%) VB.NET
6 36 (7.27%) Java
7 27 (5.45%) VB
8 17 (3.43%) VBA
9 16 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.02%) PHP
10 10 (2.02%) C++
11 8 (1.62%) VBScript
11 8 (1.62%) Scala
12 7 (1.41%) VB6
13 4 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.81%) C
14 3 (0.61%) Python
15 2 (0.40%) Perl
15 2 (0.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.83%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.02%) VCP4
5 8 (1.62%) Degree
5 8 (1.62%) MCSE
6 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.01%) MCITP
7 4 (0.81%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.61%) CCNA
8 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB
9 2 (0.40%) CISSP
9 2 (0.40%) MCSD
10 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.02%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) SLA
3 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.61%) HL7
3 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.61%) Postfix
4 3 (0.61%) XenServer
4 3 (0.61%) Samba
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.42%) Puppet
2 11 (2.22%) SCCM
3 7 (1.41%) SCOM
4 5 (1.01%) WSUS
5 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.61%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.20%) WMI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Netcool
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 172 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.12%) Oracle
3 20 (4.04%) SAP
4 18 (3.64%) VMware
5 10 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.82%) Citrix
6 9 (1.82%) IBM
6 9 (1.82%) Tableau
7 6 (1.21%) McAfee
8 5 (1.01%) Remedy
9 4 (0.81%) Teradata
9 4 (0.81%) Telerik
9 4 (0.81%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.81%) HP
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco
9 4 (0.81%) Sybase
9 4 (0.81%) Cognos
9 4 (0.81%) Red Gate
10 3 (0.61%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.61%) Talend
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Rate: Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnstaple
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago