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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 274 312 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.80% 10.80% 10.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.29% 45.61% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 196 164
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£350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £41.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £15.90 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £55.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
680 684 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.84% 23.68% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 408 341
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 77 £350 +7.69% 52
Gloucestershire -5 61 £395 +21.53% 24
Wiltshire -10 43 £383 -4.37% 37
Somerset -7 39 £327 -3.25% 29
Dorset -6 21 £255 -43.33% 24
Devon -5 8 £185 -26.00% 15
Cornwall - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 308 (57.89%) SQL
2 242 (45.49%) .NET
3 211 (39.66%) C#
4 190 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 159 (29.89%) ASP.NET
6 152 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 150 (28.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 129 (24.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 127 (23.87%) Business Intelligence
10 113 (21.24%) JavaScript
11 111 (20.86%) HTML
12 98 (18.42%) Windows
12 98 (18.42%) MVC
13 95 (17.86%) T-SQL
14 93 (17.48%) CSS
15 90 (16.92%) Visual Studio
16 84 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
18 73 (13.72%) ASP.NET MVC
19 72 (13.53%) Oracle
20 69 (12.97%) .NET Framework
21 65 (12.22%) Finance
22 63 (11.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 61 (11.47%) jQuery
23 61 (11.47%) MS Excel
24 58 (10.90%) SQL Server 2005
25 57 (10.71%) Security Cleared
26 56 (10.53%) WCF
27 53 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
27 53 (9.96%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 50 (9.40%) IIS
2 42 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.26%) Apache
5 12 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.88%) CMS
7 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.50%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.13%) K2 blackpearl
9 6 (1.13%) Confluence
10 5 (0.94%) nginx
10 5 (0.94%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.94%) MediaWiki
11 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 61 (11.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.26%) MS Project
3 8 (1.50%) MS Office
3 8 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.57%) LAN
1 19 (3.57%) WAN
2 17 (3.20%) Firewall
3 15 (2.82%) SAN
4 11 (2.07%) VPN
4 11 (2.07%) DNS
5 6 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.13%) NAS
6 5 (0.94%) LDAP
6 5 (0.94%) DHCP
7 4 (0.75%) Internet
7 4 (0.75%) VLAN
7 4 (0.75%) Network Security
8 3 (0.56%) Multicast
8 3 (0.56%) IPv6
8 3 (0.56%) OSPF
8 3 (0.56%) BGP
8 3 (0.56%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.56%) IPsec
9 2 (0.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 150 (28.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (24.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (11.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 58 (10.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (9.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (8.27%) MySQL
9 26 (4.89%) MS Access
10 19 (3.57%) Relational Database
11 18 (3.38%) Oracle Database
11 18 (3.38%) OLAP
12 17 (3.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (3.20%) MongoDB
13 14 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
13 14 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (2.07%) Couchbase
15 10 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 90 (16.92%) Visual Studio
2 53 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.26%) MSTest
5 12 (2.26%) NUnit
6 9 (1.69%) Subversion
7 8 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (1.50%) Hudson
8 7 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.13%) JIRA
10 5 (0.94%) ERwin
10 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.75%) Log4Net
11 4 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.56%) Toad
12 3 (0.56%) Eclipse RCP
13 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 65 (12.22%) Finance
2 24 (4.51%) Back Office
3 17 (3.20%) Marketing
4 15 (2.82%) Banking
5 14 (2.63%) Retail
5 14 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.88%) Electronics
8 6 (1.13%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (61.28%) Developer
2 126 (23.68%) .NET Developer
3 77 (14.47%) SQL Developer
4 75 (14.10%) Analyst
5 60 (11.28%) DBA
6 47 (8.83%) SQL DBA
7 43 (8.08%) C# Developer
8 37 (6.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 33 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 33 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (6.02%) Administrator
11 23 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (3.57%) Web Developer
13 18 (3.38%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.20%) Consultant
14 17 (3.20%) SQL Server DBA
14 17 (3.20%) Database Developer
15 16 (3.01%) Applications Developer
16 15 (2.82%) Programmer
16 15 (2.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (45.49%) .NET
2 159 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 111 (20.86%) HTML
4 93 (17.48%) CSS
5 73 (13.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (12.97%) .NET Framework
7 61 (11.47%) jQuery
8 56 (10.53%) WCF
9 43 (8.08%) Web Services
9 43 (8.08%) XML
10 30 (5.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (5.26%) HTML5
12 23 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (3.95%) LINQ
14 20 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 15 (2.82%) REST
15 15 (2.82%) XSLT
16 12 (2.26%) MSMQ
17 11 (2.07%) SOAP
17 11 (2.07%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.64%) NHS
2 22 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.57%) Clustering
4 18 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.44%) Open Source
6 10 (1.88%) Data Integration
6 10 (1.88%) DTV
7 7 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.94%) Wiki
8 5 (0.94%) Graphic Design
8 5 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.75%) Replication
10 3 (0.56%) W3C
10 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (18.42%) Windows
2 31 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.51%) Linux
5 16 (3.01%) UNIX
6 11 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.94%) CentOS
7 5 (0.94%) Debian
7 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (23.87%) Business Intelligence
2 98 (18.42%) MVC
3 84 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (9.59%) ETL
5 50 (9.40%) Scrum
6 41 (7.71%) TDD
7 36 (6.77%) Migration
8 28 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 24 (4.51%) Waterfall
9 24 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (4.32%) CRM
11 21 (3.95%) ITIL
11 21 (3.95%) BDD
11 21 (3.95%) Data Migration
12 20 (3.76%) SOA
13 18 (3.38%) Data Analysis
13 18 (3.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (3.20%) Data Modelling
15 16 (3.01%) E-Commerce
16 15 (2.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 308 (57.89%) SQL
2 211 (39.66%) C#
3 113 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 95 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 48 (9.02%) VB.NET
6 46 (8.65%) Java
7 30 (5.64%) VB
8 20 (3.76%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.38%) VBA
10 17 (3.20%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.26%) C++
12 10 (1.88%) PHP
13 9 (1.69%) VB6
13 9 (1.69%) X++
14 8 (1.50%) Scala
14 8 (1.50%) VBScript
15 5 (0.94%) C
16 4 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.56%) Python
18 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.07%) Degree
5 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.94%) MCITP
7 4 (0.75%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.56%) MCSE
8 3 (0.56%) CISSP
8 3 (0.56%) CCNA
8 3 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.38%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.07%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) SLA
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) WCAG
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 39 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.94%) Postfix
3 5 (0.94%) iptables
3 5 (0.94%) Samba
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.56%) XenServer
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.19%) NFS
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.01%) Puppet
2 10 (1.88%) SCCM
3 8 (1.50%) SCOM
3 8 (1.50%) WSUS
4 5 (0.94%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Netcool
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 190 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 72 (13.53%) Oracle
3 23 (4.32%) VMware
4 13 (2.44%) SAP
5 10 (1.88%) Citrix
6 9 (1.69%) IBM
6 9 (1.69%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.69%) Tableau
7 7 (1.32%) Cisco
8 6 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.13%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.13%) McAfee
9 5 (0.94%) Teradata
9 5 (0.94%) Sybase
9 5 (0.94%) Cognos
10 4 (0.75%) Cerner
10 4 (0.75%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.56%) Informatica
11 3 (0.56%) Adobe
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