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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 307 283 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.86% 9.81% 8.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.30% 47.56% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 198 101
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£338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
649 595 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.85% 20.62% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 394 266
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £175.00 £115.00
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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 90 £350 - 73
Somerset +4 65 £339 +4.23% 21
Gloucestershire -3 43 £350 +11.11% 23
Wiltshire -4 38 £338 +3.84% 36
Devon -2 20 £300 -5.13% 11
Dorset +2 19 £325 -27.77% 12
Cornwall - 1 £265 - 2
Avon - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 328 (55.03%) SQL
2 267 (44.80%) .NET
3 240 (40.27%) C#
4 199 (33.39%) ASP.NET
5 196 (32.89%) Microsoft
6 137 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
7 132 (22.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 130 (21.81%) MVC
9 126 (21.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 123 (20.64%) JavaScript
11 112 (18.79%) HTML
12 111 (18.62%) Windows
13 108 (18.12%) CSS
13 108 (18.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 103 (17.28%) Oracle
15 98 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
16 96 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
17 91 (15.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 89 (14.93%) T-SQL
19 80 (13.42%) Finance
20 79 (13.26%) .NET Framework
21 72 (12.08%) MS Excel
22 69 (11.58%) Security Cleared
23 66 (11.07%) IIS
24 63 (10.57%) jQuery
25 62 (10.40%) Visual Studio
26 59 (9.90%) TDD
26 59 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
27 58 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 58 (9.73%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 66 (11.07%) IIS
2 45 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.68%) Apache
6 15 (2.52%) CMS
7 12 (2.01%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.85%) SAS
9 10 (1.68%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.34%) Confluence
11 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.17%) JBoss
12 6 (1.01%) K2 blackpearl
12 6 (1.01%) MediaWiki
12 6 (1.01%) nginx
13 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 72 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.51%) MS Project
3 8 (1.34%) MS Office
4 7 (1.17%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.67%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.36%) SAN
2 24 (4.03%) Firewall
3 23 (3.86%) DNS
4 15 (2.52%) VPN
5 12 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.85%) LAN
6 11 (1.85%) WAN
7 8 (1.34%) DHCP
7 8 (1.34%) Network Security
8 7 (1.17%) NAS
9 6 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.01%) LDAP
10 5 (0.84%) VLAN
11 4 (0.67%) Multicast
11 4 (0.67%) VoIP
12 3 (0.50%) HTTP
12 3 (0.50%) IPv6
12 3 (0.50%) Internet
12 3 (0.50%) OSPF
12 3 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 126 (21.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (18.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (9.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 44 (7.38%) MySQL
7 44 (7.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (4.87%) Oracle Database
9 28 (4.70%) MS Access
10 23 (3.86%) Relational Database
11 19 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (3.19%) MongoDB
12 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.85%) Couchbase
13 11 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.68%) BusinessObjects XI
15 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (10.40%) Visual Studio
2 56 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.69%) NUnit
4 16 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.52%) MSTest
6 12 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (1.68%) Subversion
7 10 (1.68%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.34%) JIRA
9 7 (1.17%) Hudson
10 6 (1.01%) Selenium
10 6 (1.01%) Toad
10 6 (1.01%) ERwin
11 5 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (0.84%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.67%) Log4Net
13 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
14 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 80 (13.42%) Finance
2 27 (4.53%) Banking
3 25 (4.19%) Retail
4 19 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.68%) Back Office
5 16 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.52%) Marketing
7 12 (2.01%) Electronics
8 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Billing
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 360 (60.40%) Developer
2 153 (25.67%) .NET Developer
3 90 (15.10%) SQL Developer
4 65 (10.91%) Analyst
5 52 (8.72%) C# Developer
5 52 (8.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 50 (8.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 49 (8.22%) DBA
8 47 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 39 (6.54%) SQL DBA
10 27 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (4.36%) Administrator
12 24 (4.03%) Web Developer
13 22 (3.69%) Architect
14 18 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 18 (3.02%) Consultant
15 17 (2.85%) Business Analyst
15 17 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 15 (2.52%) SQL Server Developer
16 15 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (44.80%) .NET
2 199 (33.39%) ASP.NET
3 112 (18.79%) HTML
4 108 (18.12%) CSS
5 91 (15.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 79 (13.26%) .NET Framework
7 63 (10.57%) jQuery
8 58 (9.73%) Web Services
9 53 (8.89%) WCF
10 44 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (7.05%) XML
12 31 (5.20%) Entity Framework
13 26 (4.36%) HTML5
14 22 (3.69%) WPF
15 21 (3.52%) SOAP
16 19 (3.19%) REST
17 18 (3.02%) AngularJS
18 14 (2.35%) XSL
19 13 (2.18%) J2EE
20 12 (2.01%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.54%) NHS
2 23 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.19%) Clustering
4 14 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.01%) DTV
5 12 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.17%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.01%) Wiki
10 5 (0.84%) Statistics
10 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.67%) User Experience
11 4 (0.67%) Economics
12 3 (0.50%) W3C
12 3 (0.50%) Replication
12 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 111 (18.62%) Windows
2 39 (6.54%) Linux
3 38 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (5.54%) UNIX
5 26 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.68%) CentOS
7 10 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.34%) Solaris
9 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.01%) Debian
11 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.67%) Fedora
12 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.34%) SUSE
13 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.17%) Android
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
2 130 (21.81%) MVC
3 96 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (9.90%) TDD
5 57 (9.56%) Scrum
6 52 (8.72%) Migration
7 50 (8.39%) ETL
8 42 (7.05%) Unit Testing
9 35 (5.87%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (5.37%) BDD
11 29 (4.87%) Web Development
12 28 (4.70%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.36%) Software Engineering
14 25 (4.19%) SOA
15 23 (3.86%) Data Modelling
16 21 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (3.36%) ITIL
18 19 (3.19%) Kimball Methodology
18 19 (3.19%) SDLC
19 18 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 328 (55.03%) SQL
2 240 (40.27%) C#
3 123 (20.64%) JavaScript
4 89 (14.93%) T-SQL
5 40 (6.71%) VB.NET
6 36 (6.04%) Java
7 28 (4.70%) PL/SQL
8 24 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.85%) VBA
9 17 (2.85%) C++
10 16 (2.68%) VB
11 14 (2.35%) X++
12 10 (1.68%) VB6
12 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.51%) Perl
14 8 (1.34%) VBScript
14 8 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.01%) Ruby
15 6 (1.01%) PHP
15 6 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 69 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.03%) Degree
4 19 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.01%) MCITP
7 5 (0.84%) CISSP
7 5 (0.84%) MCSE
8 4 (0.67%) HNC
8 4 (0.67%) HND
8 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.50%) CCNA
9 3 (0.50%) ISEB
9 3 (0.50%) MCTS
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.34%) CISM
10 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.34%) MCP
10 2 (0.34%) MCSD
10 2 (0.34%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.35%) QA
2 12 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.34%) SLA
4 5 (0.84%) Basel II
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (1.17%) vSphere
5 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.01%) Postfix
5 6 (1.01%) ISA Server
5 6 (1.01%) Samba
5 6 (1.01%) iptables
6 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.50%) Firmware
8 3 (0.50%) XenApp
8 3 (0.50%) XenServer
9 2 (0.34%) NFS
9 2 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.34%) Snort
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (3.52%) Puppet
2 9 (1.51%) SCCM
3 6 (1.01%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.67%) Ansible
4 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.67%) SCOM
5 3 (0.50%) WSUS
6 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) SCSM
7 1 (0.17%) WMI
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 196 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 103 (17.28%) Oracle
3 31 (5.20%) VMware
4 24 (4.03%) Business Objects
5 20 (3.36%) SAP
6 18 (3.02%) Citrix
6 18 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.68%) Cisco
8 12 (2.01%) Tableau
9 11 (1.85%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.68%) Cognos
11 9 (1.51%) McAfee
11 9 (1.51%) Teradata
12 7 (1.17%) IBM
13 6 (1.01%) HP
13 6 (1.01%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.01%) NetApp
14 5 (0.84%) Cerner
14 5 (0.84%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.84%) Dell
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