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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South West
Rank 18 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 207 296 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.67% 9.88% 9.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.64% 43.27% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 230 211
Median daily rate £350 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £42.50 £23.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.27% -24.86%

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
550 684 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.38% 22.84% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 505 536
Median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.13 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -9 58 £353 -6.00% 37
Somerset 0 41 £350 -10.25% 11
Gloucestershire +1 29 £288 -32.35% 7
Wiltshire -24 28 £350 - 8
Devon -2 21 £200 -38.46% 11
Dorset +5 10 £381 +17.30% 14
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 253 (49.32%) SQL
2 252 (49.12%) .NET
3 215 (41.91%) C#
4 208 (40.55%) Microsoft
5 144 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (27.49%) ASP.NET
7 117 (22.81%) MVC
8 114 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 114 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 113 (22.03%) Oracle
10 107 (20.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 103 (20.08%) T-SQL
12 100 (19.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 97 (18.91%) Business Intelligence
13 97 (18.91%) Scrum
14 96 (18.71%) HTML
15 94 (18.32%) Windows
16 92 (17.93%) MS Excel
17 79 (15.40%) CSS
18 78 (15.20%) SQL Server 2008
19 76 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
20 73 (14.23%) Security Cleared
20 73 (14.23%) Finance
21 70 (13.65%) Data Warehouse
21 70 (13.65%) AngularJS
22 69 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
23 60 (11.70%) Visual Studio
24 59 (11.50%) Linux
24 59 (11.50%) WCF
25 56 (10.92%) jQuery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 44 (8.58%) IIS
3 21 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.90%) WebSphere
5 17 (3.31%) GlassFish
6 12 (2.34%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.75%) NServiceBus
9 8 (1.56%) CMS
9 8 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.36%) JBoss
11 6 (1.17%) Confluence
11 6 (1.17%) OpenROAD
11 6 (1.17%) SAS
12 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.78%) Apache
13 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
Applications
1 92 (17.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.90%) MS Office
3 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.78%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.19%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.34%) Office 365
4 9 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.78%) Route 53
6 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) GitHub
7 3 (0.58%) SaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Boomi
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Slack
8 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.53%) SAN
2 10 (1.95%) Kerberos
2 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.17%) Firewall
4 5 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.78%) DNS
5 4 (0.78%) HTTP
5 4 (0.78%) Network Security
5 4 (0.78%) SSL
5 4 (0.78%) VPN
5 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 107 (20.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 100 (19.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 78 (15.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (13.65%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (10.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (8.77%) Oracle Database
8 43 (8.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 33 (6.43%) MySQL
10 31 (6.04%) Relational Database
11 21 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (3.51%) Ingres
13 17 (3.31%) MS Access
13 17 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (3.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (2.92%) Big Data
16 14 (2.73%) MongoDB
17 12 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (2.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (11.70%) Visual Studio
3 26 (5.07%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.09%) Subversion
5 20 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.12%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.92%) Selenium
8 12 (2.34%) Ant
8 12 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (2.14%) JIRA
10 10 (1.95%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.56%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.56%) Toad
12 7 (1.36%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.97%) Eclipse RCP
15 4 (0.78%) NuGet
15 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
General
1 73 (14.23%) Finance
2 27 (5.26%) Advertising
3 25 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.90%) Marketing
5 19 (3.70%) Electronics
6 11 (2.14%) Back Office
7 8 (1.56%) Banking
7 8 (1.56%) Retail
8 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 299 (58.28%) Developer
2 144 (28.07%) .NET Developer
3 81 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 65 (12.67%) SQL Developer
5 60 (11.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 59 (11.50%) DBA
7 48 (9.36%) SQL DBA
8 45 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
9 35 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (6.24%) Analyst
11 26 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 26 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (5.07%) Senior Developer
12 25 (4.87%) Administrator
13 24 (4.68%) SSIS Developer
14 23 (4.48%) Software Developer
15 22 (4.29%) SQL Server Developer
16 20 (3.90%) Consultant
17 19 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
18 17 (3.31%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (49.12%) .NET
2 141 (27.49%) ASP.NET
3 96 (18.71%) HTML
4 79 (15.40%) CSS
5 76 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 70 (13.65%) AngularJS
7 59 (11.50%) WCF
8 56 (10.92%) jQuery
9 53 (10.33%) .NET Framework
10 47 (9.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (8.19%) JSON
12 40 (7.80%) HTML5
13 36 (7.02%) SOAP
14 31 (6.04%) XML
15 30 (5.85%) Entity Framework
15 30 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 30 (5.85%) Web Services
16 29 (5.65%) REST
17 25 (4.87%) WPF
18 24 (4.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.29%) Clustering
3 13 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.56%) User Experience
8 6 (1.17%) Replication
9 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.97%) NHS
9 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.58%) Blog
11 3 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.39%) CESG
12 2 (0.39%) FMCG
12 2 (0.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.32%) Windows
2 59 (11.50%) Linux
3 40 (7.80%) Windows Server
4 32 (6.24%) Unix
5 22 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.95%) AIX
8 10 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.78%) CentOS
10 4 (0.78%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (22.81%) MVC
3 97 (18.91%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (18.91%) Scrum
4 56 (10.92%) ETL
5 49 (9.55%) TDD
6 48 (9.36%) Software Engineering
7 45 (8.77%) Migration
8 38 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (6.43%) SDLC
10 31 (6.04%) High Availability
11 30 (5.85%) Unit Testing
12 27 (5.26%) CRM
13 25 (4.87%) OO
13 25 (4.87%) Software Testing
14 24 (4.68%) Data Migration
14 24 (4.68%) Data Modelling
14 24 (4.68%) DevOps
14 24 (4.68%) ITIL
15 22 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 253 (49.32%) SQL
2 215 (41.91%) C#
3 114 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 103 (20.08%) T-SQL
5 39 (7.60%) VB.NET
6 37 (7.21%) Java
6 37 (7.21%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.26%) Python
8 26 (5.07%) Perl
9 25 (4.87%) PL/SQL
10 18 (3.51%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.92%) VBScript
12 14 (2.73%) C++
13 13 (2.53%) C
13 13 (2.53%) PHP
14 12 (2.34%) VBA
15 11 (2.14%) VB
16 10 (1.95%) Ruby
17 9 (1.75%) VC++
18 7 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.12%) Degree
5 12 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.14%) ISEB
7 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (0.58%) CISM
8 3 (0.58%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.39%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.39%) MCITP
9 2 (0.39%) MCPD
9 2 (0.39%) MCSA
9 2 (0.39%) MCSD
9 2 (0.39%) MCSE
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.39%) Basel II
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (2.14%) Docker
4 10 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.36%) LXC
6 5 (0.97%) Snort
6 5 (0.97%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.39%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (3.12%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.97%) SCCM
4 4 (0.78%) Ansible
4 4 (0.78%) Nagios
4 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.78%) OSSEC
4 4 (0.78%) Terraform
5 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.39%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 208 (40.55%) Microsoft
2 113 (22.03%) Oracle
3 34 (6.63%) SAP
4 18 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.31%) VMware
6 16 (3.12%) Xamarin
7 13 (2.53%) IBM
8 9 (1.75%) Sybase
9 5 (0.97%) Citrix
9 5 (0.97%) Sophos
9 5 (0.97%) Sourcefire
9 5 (0.97%) Teradata
10 4 (0.78%) IFS
10 4 (0.78%) New Relic
10 4 (0.78%) Pegasus
10 4 (0.78%) QAD
10 4 (0.78%) Remedy
10 4 (0.78%) Sun
10 4 (0.78%) Symantec
10 4 (0.78%) Twitter
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