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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 298 275 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.21% 8.67% 13.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.61% 38.68% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 201 216
Average daily rate £350 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £24.38 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.35% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
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
668 711 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.89% 22.42% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 516 426
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 23
Average hourly rate £43.50 £30.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.62% -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 101 £350 -6.66% 71
Wiltshire +20 69 £350 -6.66% 28
Somerset -6 36 £383 +7.74% 26
Devon +16 27 £325 +8.33% 8
Gloucestershire -9 26 £425 +12.58% 19
Dorset -6 8 £350 +35.26% 24
Cornwall - 3 £325 - 4
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 341 (51.75%) SQL
2 291 (44.16%) .NET
3 229 (34.75%) Microsoft
4 226 (34.29%) C#
5 170 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (24.89%) JavaScript
7 160 (24.28%) HTML
8 158 (23.98%) ASP.NET
9 149 (22.61%) Windows
10 139 (21.09%) MVC
11 130 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
12 127 (19.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 115 (17.45%) Finance
14 113 (17.15%) Scrum
15 111 (16.84%) Data Warehouse
16 107 (16.24%) Oracle
17 106 (16.08%) ETL
18 101 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
19 98 (14.87%) CSS
20 96 (14.57%) T-SQL
21 95 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 92 (13.96%) Security Cleared
23 87 (13.20%) .NET Framework
24 78 (11.84%) IIS
24 78 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
25 73 (11.08%) SC Cleared
26 69 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
27 67 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
27 67 (10.17%) SharePoint
28 66 (10.02%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 78 (11.84%) IIS
2 67 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.73%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.12%) JBoss
6 12 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.37%) Apache
9 7 (1.06%) CMS
10 6 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.91%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.61%) Node.js
12 4 (0.61%) SAS
13 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 63 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.67%) MS Office
4 8 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) CATIA
7 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.61%) FastStats
6 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.30%) BPCS
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.15%) BASE24
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.67%) SaaS
4 10 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.76%) Office 365
6 4 (0.61%) IaaS
7 3 (0.46%) PaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Trello
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.58%) Internet
2 14 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.67%) Firewall
4 8 (1.21%) DNS
5 7 (1.06%) LAN
5 7 (1.06%) WAN
6 6 (0.91%) SAN
7 5 (0.76%) Intranet
8 4 (0.61%) DHCP
8 4 (0.61%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.30%) FTP
9 2 (0.30%) HTTP
9 2 (0.30%) SNMP
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) ATM
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
10 1 (0.15%) Multicast
10 1 (0.15%) PABX
10 1 (0.15%) Skype
10 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (19.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 111 (16.84%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (15.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 95 (14.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (8.04%) Relational Database
7 45 (6.83%) BusinessObjects
8 35 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (4.70%) RDBMS
10 29 (4.40%) Oracle Database
11 27 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (3.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 21 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (3.03%) MS Access
14 20 (3.03%) MySQL
15 19 (2.88%) NoSQL
15 19 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (2.58%) BusinessObjects XI
16 17 (2.58%) MongoDB
17 16 (2.43%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 69 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 66 (10.02%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.25%) SpecFlow
4 27 (4.10%) Selenium
5 20 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 20 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (2.28%) Eclipse
7 14 (2.12%) NUnit
8 13 (1.97%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.52%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.37%) Moq
10 9 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (1.06%) JUnit
11 7 (1.06%) Maven
11 7 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.91%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (0.91%) ERwin
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 115 (17.45%) Finance
2 34 (5.16%) Marketing
3 30 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.79%) Electronics
6 18 (2.73%) Banking
7 17 (2.58%) Back Office
8 10 (1.52%) Advertising
9 9 (1.37%) Retail
10 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 391 (59.33%) Developer
2 122 (18.51%) .NET Developer
3 114 (17.30%) SQL Developer
4 65 (9.86%) C# Developer
5 63 (9.56%) Analyst
6 55 (8.35%) DBA
7 48 (7.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 47 (7.13%) SQL Server Developer
9 45 (6.83%) Consultant
10 43 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 40 (6.07%) SQL DBA
12 34 (5.16%) Architect
13 30 (4.55%) Software Engineer
14 29 (4.40%) Administrator
14 29 (4.40%) T-SQL Developer
15 28 (4.25%) Software Developer
16 26 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (3.95%) Senior Developer
17 23 (3.49%) Java Developer
17 23 (3.49%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (44.16%) .NET
2 160 (24.28%) HTML
3 158 (23.98%) ASP.NET
4 98 (14.87%) CSS
5 87 (13.20%) .NET Framework
6 78 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 58 (8.80%) Web Services
8 55 (8.35%) HTML5
8 55 (8.35%) WCF
9 49 (7.44%) Entity Framework
10 48 (7.28%) jQuery
11 44 (6.68%) AngularJS
12 35 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (5.31%) XML
13 26 (3.95%) REST
14 20 (3.03%) J2EE
15 19 (2.88%) RESTful
16 18 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 17 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
18 16 (2.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.58%) User Experience
3 16 (2.43%) NHS
4 15 (2.28%) Data Extraction
5 12 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
6 11 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.52%) Data Integration
7 10 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.06%) Clustering
8 7 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.06%) Replication
9 5 (0.76%) AS400
9 5 (0.76%) iSeries
9 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.61%) Data Conversion
10 4 (0.61%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 149 (22.61%) Windows
2 58 (8.80%) Windows Server
3 41 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (5.61%) Linux
5 33 (5.01%) Unix
6 28 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.67%) Android
9 9 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (21.09%) MVC
3 130 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
4 113 (17.15%) Scrum
5 106 (16.08%) ETL
6 61 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 56 (8.50%) Migration
8 52 (7.89%) TDD
9 51 (7.74%) Unit Testing
10 47 (7.13%) Automated Testing
11 41 (6.22%) Data Modelling
12 37 (5.61%) OO
13 36 (5.46%) ITIL
14 35 (5.31%) Programme Management
15 33 (5.01%) SDLC
15 33 (5.01%) UML
16 30 (4.55%) ETL Development
17 29 (4.40%) Data Migration
18 28 (4.25%) Service Delivery
19 26 (3.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 341 (51.75%) SQL
2 226 (34.29%) C#
3 164 (24.89%) JavaScript
4 96 (14.57%) T-SQL
5 52 (7.89%) Java
6 43 (6.53%) C++
7 37 (5.61%) PowerShell
8 30 (4.55%) VBA
9 28 (4.25%) VB
10 24 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 21 (3.19%) Shell Script
12 20 (3.03%) Ruby
13 17 (2.58%) TypeScript
14 16 (2.43%) Perl
15 13 (1.97%) PHP
16 12 (1.82%) Python
16 12 (1.82%) VB6
17 10 (1.52%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.52%) VBScript
18 9 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.08%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.61%) Degree
4 18 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.06%) ISEB
6 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.76%) HNC
7 5 (0.76%) HND
8 4 (0.61%) MCITP
8 4 (0.61%) MCTS
9 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.46%) MCAD
9 3 (0.46%) MCSD
10 2 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) MCP
10 2 (0.30%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCSA
11 1 (0.15%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 8 (1.21%) QA
3 8 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.76%) Basel II
5 4 (0.61%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.21%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.76%) vSphere
5 4 (0.61%) XenApp
6 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (1.82%) SCCM
2 4 (0.61%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.61%) WSUS
2 4 (0.61%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.30%) Ansible
3 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) DBAmp
4 1 (0.15%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.15%) SCOM
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 229 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 107 (16.24%) Oracle
3 45 (6.83%) SAP
4 23 (3.49%) VMware
5 17 (2.58%) Citrix
5 17 (2.58%) Tableau
6 16 (2.43%) Teradata
7 11 (1.67%) Informatica
7 11 (1.67%) Sybase
8 8 (1.21%) Cisco
8 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.06%) Apple
9 7 (1.06%) IBM
10 6 (0.91%) Google
10 6 (0.91%) Siebel
11 5 (0.76%) Civica
11 5 (0.76%) Infor
11 5 (0.76%) Symantec
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