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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 259 308 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.24% 12.37% 9.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.66% 48.73% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 196 153
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 12
Average hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.99 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £32.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
670 632 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.32% 25.38% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 409 382
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.84 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 January 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
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 January 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 -8 72 £375 +15.38% 63
Somerset -5 64 £353 +0.71% 18
Gloucestershire -10 33 £328 +19.09% 41
Dorset +4 27 £263 -28.08% 45
Wiltshire -23 22 £375 +7.14% 29
Devon -12 9 £313 +25.00% 7
Cornwall - - - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 267 (58.68%) SQL
2 219 (48.13%) .NET
3 181 (39.78%) C#
4 160 (35.16%) Microsoft
5 141 (30.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 136 (29.89%) ASP.NET
7 127 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 100 (21.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 99 (21.76%) Business Intelligence
10 97 (21.32%) T-SQL
11 96 (21.10%) JavaScript
12 84 (18.46%) HTML
13 76 (16.70%) MVC
13 76 (16.70%) Windows
14 70 (15.38%) Visual Studio
15 69 (15.16%) CSS
15 69 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
16 65 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
17 64 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 56 (12.31%) jQuery
19 55 (12.09%) MS Excel
19 55 (12.09%) Finance
20 54 (11.87%) Oracle
21 52 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 51 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
22 51 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
23 49 (10.77%) Security Cleared
23 49 (10.77%) WCF
24 45 (9.89%) .NET Framework
24 45 (9.89%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 43 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.93%) IIS
3 21 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (3.74%) MS Exchange
6 10 (2.20%) Apache
6 10 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.76%) CMS
8 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.66%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.66%) Confluence
11 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.66%) Lync
12 2 (0.44%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.44%) SAS
12 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.98%) MS Project
3 8 (1.76%) MS Office
3 8 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.66%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.44%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) LAN
1 15 (3.30%) WAN
2 12 (2.64%) Firewall
3 9 (1.98%) VPN
4 5 (1.10%) SAN
4 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.88%) DNS
6 3 (0.66%) Internet
6 3 (0.66%) LDAP
7 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) IPv6
7 2 (0.44%) DHCP
7 2 (0.44%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.44%) OSPF
7 2 (0.44%) BGP
7 2 (0.44%) IPsec
7 2 (0.44%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.22%) DMZ
8 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (30.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 127 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (21.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (6.15%) MySQL
9 19 (4.18%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.18%) OLAP
10 17 (3.74%) MS Access
11 15 (3.30%) OLAP Cube
11 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (1.98%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (1.54%) DTS
16 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (1.32%) QlikView
16 6 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 70 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 51 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.10%) Subversion
6 5 (1.10%) ERwin
6 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.10%) Hudson
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.66%) JIRA
8 3 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.44%) Toad
9 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.22%) Log4Net
10 1 (0.22%) Introscope
10 1 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 55 (12.09%) Finance
2 22 (4.84%) Back Office
3 17 (3.74%) Marketing
4 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.42%) Retail
5 11 (2.42%) Electronics
6 7 (1.54%) Banking
7 5 (1.10%) Legal
7 5 (1.10%) Military
8 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 262 (57.58%) Developer
2 95 (20.88%) .NET Developer
3 81 (17.80%) Analyst
4 51 (11.21%) SQL Developer
5 44 (9.67%) DBA
6 37 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 37 (8.13%) SQL DBA
7 29 (6.37%) Administrator
7 29 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (5.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (4.40%) Consultant
10 18 (3.96%) Senior Developer
10 18 (3.96%) Architect
10 18 (3.96%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (3.74%) SQL Server DBA
12 16 (3.52%) Programmer
12 16 (3.52%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.30%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (48.13%) .NET
2 136 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 84 (18.46%) HTML
4 69 (15.16%) CSS
5 64 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 56 (12.31%) jQuery
7 49 (10.77%) WCF
8 45 (9.89%) .NET Framework
9 41 (9.01%) Web Services
9 41 (9.01%) XML
10 24 (5.27%) HTML5
11 22 (4.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 21 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 20 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 17 (3.74%) XSLT
15 16 (3.52%) LINQ
16 12 (2.64%) SOAP
17 9 (1.98%) JSON
17 9 (1.98%) MDX
17 9 (1.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.27%) NHS
2 17 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.86%) Clustering
4 11 (2.42%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.42%) DTV
4 11 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.98%) Open Source
6 8 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.32%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.88%) GIS
9 4 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.88%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.66%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.66%) Replication
10 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (16.70%) Windows
2 25 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (3.08%) Linux
5 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.32%) UNIX
7 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.88%) CentOS
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.44%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (21.76%) Business Intelligence
2 76 (16.70%) MVC
3 69 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (9.45%) ETL
5 40 (8.79%) Scrum
6 35 (7.69%) Migration
7 29 (6.37%) Unit Testing
8 25 (5.49%) TDD
9 24 (5.27%) ITIL
10 23 (5.05%) CRM
11 18 (3.96%) Data Analysis
12 17 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.74%) Data Migration
13 16 (3.52%) E-Commerce
13 16 (3.52%) Waterfall
14 15 (3.30%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.30%) Data Modelling
15 14 (3.08%) OO
16 12 (2.64%) Automated Testing
16 12 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 267 (58.68%) SQL
2 181 (39.78%) C#
3 97 (21.32%) T-SQL
4 96 (21.10%) JavaScript
5 45 (9.89%) VB.NET
6 28 (6.15%) Java
7 26 (5.71%) VB
8 14 (3.08%) VBA
8 14 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.42%) PHP
11 9 (1.98%) C++
12 8 (1.76%) Scala
13 7 (1.54%) VBScript
14 6 (1.32%) VB6
15 4 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.88%) Perl
16 3 (0.66%) Ruby
16 3 (0.66%) Python
17 2 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.20%) Degree
4 10 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.54%) MCSE
6 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.88%) MCDBA
6 4 (0.88%) MCITP
7 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.66%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) CCNA
8 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) MCSD
9 1 (0.22%) HNC
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.20%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.66%) HL7
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.66%) Postfix
5 2 (0.44%) Samba
5 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.44%) XenServer
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) qmail
6 1 (0.22%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Squid
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.42%) SCCM
2 7 (1.54%) SCOM
3 5 (1.10%) WSUS
4 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 160 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.87%) Oracle
3 19 (4.18%) SAP
4 17 (3.74%) VMware
5 13 (2.86%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.98%) Citrix
7 7 (1.54%) Tableau
8 6 (1.32%) IBM
9 5 (1.10%) Remedy
9 5 (1.10%) HP
10 4 (0.88%) Red Gate
10 4 (0.88%) Cisco
10 4 (0.88%) Cognos
10 4 (0.88%) NetApp
10 4 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.88%) Teradata
11 3 (0.66%) Telerik
11 3 (0.66%) Netezza
11 3 (0.66%) McAfee
11 3 (0.66%) Sybase
Bristol
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £36 per hour or £270 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day 300-400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon
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Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
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Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
People Source
Rate: £500 - £615 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Computer People
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Gloucestershire
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