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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 322 235 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.63% 7.43% 9.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.11% 38.52% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 163 158
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 4
Average hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 £37.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -46.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £20.00 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £144.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
747 610 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.33% 19.29% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 397 351
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 12
Average hourly rate £43.43 £20.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.15% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £175.00 £78.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 92 £363 +11.53% 73
Gloucestershire +5 54 £359 +2.50% 30
Somerset 0 46 £375 +7.14% 23
Wiltshire -10 35 £338 +12.50% 36
Dorset +14 30 £325 -17.19% 21
Devon +1 19 £315 -3.07% 10
Cornwall +1 1 £265 -3.63%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 340 (54.93%) SQL
2 287 (46.37%) .NET
3 255 (41.20%) C#
4 206 (33.28%) Microsoft
5 179 (28.92%) ASP.NET
6 134 (21.65%) Business Intelligence
7 132 (21.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 123 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 121 (19.55%) Windows
10 118 (19.06%) JavaScript
11 111 (17.93%) MVC
12 109 (17.61%) Oracle
13 101 (16.32%) SQL Server 2008
14 100 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
15 98 (15.83%) HTML
16 96 (15.51%) T-SQL
17 94 (15.19%) Finance
18 91 (14.70%) .NET Framework
19 89 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
20 75 (12.12%) IIS
20 75 (12.12%) MS Excel
21 70 (11.31%) CSS
22 68 (10.99%) Security Cleared
23 67 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
24 65 (10.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 64 (10.34%) Web Services
25 64 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
26 62 (10.02%) Visual Studio
27 57 (9.21%) WCF
27 57 (9.21%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 75 (12.12%) IIS
2 45 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.01%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.42%) Apache
6 14 (2.26%) CMS
7 13 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.78%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.78%) SAS
9 10 (1.62%) JBoss
9 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.81%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.65%) Confluence
12 4 (0.65%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.10%) MS Office
3 6 (0.97%) MS Project
3 6 (0.97%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.32%) BPCS
4 2 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.65%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.39%) SAN
2 20 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.07%) DNS
4 18 (2.91%) Firewall
5 11 (1.78%) VPN
6 7 (1.13%) DHCP
6 7 (1.13%) NAS
7 6 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (0.81%) Network Security
8 5 (0.81%) Internet
9 4 (0.65%) VLAN
9 4 (0.65%) VoIP
9 4 (0.65%) Multicast
10 3 (0.48%) WAN
10 3 (0.48%) LDAP
10 3 (0.48%) HTTP
11 2 (0.32%) SNMP
11 2 (0.32%) Intranet
11 2 (0.32%) Skype
12 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (21.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 123 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (16.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 100 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (10.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 49 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (5.98%) MySQL
9 36 (5.82%) Relational Database
10 31 (5.01%) Oracle Database
11 24 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (3.55%) MS Access
13 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (1.94%) DB2
17 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
18 10 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (10.02%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.07%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.94%) NUnit
5 9 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (1.29%) Subversion
7 7 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.97%) JIRA
8 6 (0.97%) Selenium
9 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.81%) MSTest
9 5 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.65%) Hudson
10 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (0.48%) Eclipse RCP
11 3 (0.48%) Toad
11 3 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (15.19%) Finance
2 28 (4.52%) Banking
3 20 (3.23%) Retail
3 20 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.23%) Back Office
4 14 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.10%) Marketing
6 11 (1.78%) Electronics
7 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 356 (57.51%) Developer
2 139 (22.46%) .NET Developer
3 94 (15.19%) SQL Developer
4 78 (12.60%) Analyst
5 58 (9.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 55 (8.89%) C# Developer
7 54 (8.72%) DBA
8 38 (6.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (5.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (5.65%) SQL DBA
11 33 (5.33%) Consultant
12 30 (4.85%) Administrator
13 22 (3.55%) Applications Support
14 21 (3.39%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.23%) Architect
15 20 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
16 19 (3.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 15 (2.42%) Web Developer
18 14 (2.26%) Software Developer
18 14 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (46.37%) .NET
2 179 (28.92%) ASP.NET
3 98 (15.83%) HTML
4 91 (14.70%) .NET Framework
5 70 (11.31%) CSS
6 64 (10.34%) Web Services
6 64 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (9.21%) WCF
8 46 (7.43%) jQuery
9 39 (6.30%) XML
10 37 (5.98%) WPF
11 33 (5.33%) Entity Framework
12 31 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (4.36%) SOAP
14 23 (3.72%) AngularJS
15 15 (2.42%) HTML5
16 14 (2.26%) XSL
17 13 (2.10%) REST
18 11 (1.78%) J2EE
18 11 (1.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.17%) NHS
2 28 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.91%) Data Structures
4 17 (2.75%) Clustering
5 16 (2.58%) Replication
5 16 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.78%) DTV
6 11 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.97%) AS400
8 6 (0.97%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.97%) Statistics
8 6 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.97%) iSeries
9 4 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.65%) Economics
9 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.55%) Windows
2 40 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (5.49%) Linux
4 29 (4.68%) UNIX
5 22 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.29%) Solaris
9 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.13%) CentOS
9 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.81%) Android
11 4 (0.65%) Fedora
12 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.48%) Debian
13 2 (0.32%) SUSE
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.65%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (17.93%) MVC
3 89 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (9.21%) ETL
5 56 (9.05%) Migration
6 48 (7.75%) Unit Testing
7 45 (7.27%) TDD
7 45 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 44 (7.11%) Scrum
9 40 (6.46%) Web Development
10 34 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
11 29 (4.68%) ITIL
12 26 (4.20%) E-Commerce
13 25 (4.04%) ERP
14 24 (3.88%) SOA
15 23 (3.72%) Data Migration
16 20 (3.23%) BDD
16 20 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
17 19 (3.07%) Automated Testing
18 18 (2.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 340 (54.93%) SQL
2 255 (41.20%) C#
3 118 (19.06%) JavaScript
4 96 (15.51%) T-SQL
5 41 (6.62%) VB.NET
6 40 (6.46%) Java
7 38 (6.14%) C++
8 29 (4.68%) VB
9 27 (4.36%) PowerShell
10 21 (3.39%) PL/SQL
11 20 (3.23%) VBA
12 16 (2.58%) VB6
13 14 (2.26%) X++
14 13 (2.10%) Perl
15 11 (1.78%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.78%) VBScript
16 10 (1.62%) Python
17 9 (1.45%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.13%) Ruby
19 6 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.82%) Degree
4 15 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.81%) ISEB
7 4 (0.65%) HNC
7 4 (0.65%) HND
8 3 (0.48%) MCSE
8 3 (0.48%) CISSP
8 3 (0.48%) MCTS
8 3 (0.48%) MCITP
9 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.32%) CISM
9 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.32%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.16%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.55%) QA
2 12 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.29%) SLA
4 5 (0.81%) Basel II
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.78%) vSphere
4 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.97%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.48%) Postfix
8 3 (0.48%) XenApp
8 3 (0.48%) Samba
8 3 (0.48%) Firmware
8 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.48%) iptables
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) Snort
9 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 17 (2.75%) Puppet
2 12 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.94%) Ansible
3 9 (1.45%) SCCM
4 4 (0.65%) SCOM
4 4 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.65%) WSUS
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) SCSM
7 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 206 (33.28%) Microsoft
2 109 (17.61%) Oracle
3 30 (4.85%) VMware
4 20 (3.23%) SAP
5 15 (2.42%) Citrix
5 15 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.26%) Cisco
7 13 (2.10%) Teradata
8 11 (1.78%) Tableau
8 11 (1.78%) Percona
9 10 (1.62%) Cognos
9 10 (1.62%) NetApp
10 9 (1.45%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.29%) SaltStack
11 8 (1.29%) IBM
12 7 (1.13%) HP
13 6 (0.97%) McAfee
13 6 (0.97%) ESRI
13 6 (0.97%) Infor
14 5 (0.81%) Xamarin
Bristol
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £301 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per annum + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £370 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Bristol
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Bristol
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Rate: £300 - £342 per day
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Dorset
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Bath
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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