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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 264 278 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.95% 11.81% 9.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.82% 50.73% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 188 169
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 £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 8
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £19.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £32.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%
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
737 548 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.20% 23.28% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 376 427
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 22
Average hourly rate £38.25 £30.01 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.47% -29.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £19.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.84 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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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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
Somerset -6 66 £350 +16.66% 26
Bristol -18 63 £355 +1.42% 34
Gloucestershire -11 36 £325 +18.18% 19
Wiltshire -15 30 £365 +5.79% 16
Dorset +5 19 £313 -15.25% 23
Devon -8 14 £313 +13.63% 5
Cornwall - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 265 (55.67%) SQL
2 239 (50.21%) .NET
3 182 (38.24%) C#
4 147 (30.88%) Microsoft
5 146 (30.67%) ASP.NET
6 144 (30.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 110 (23.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 107 (22.48%) T-SQL
9 93 (19.54%) JavaScript
10 88 (18.49%) HTML
10 88 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
11 84 (17.65%) Visual Studio
11 84 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 80 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (15.55%) CSS
14 72 (15.13%) Windows
15 64 (13.45%) Finance
16 63 (13.24%) MVC
16 63 (13.24%) Security Cleared
17 62 (13.03%) MS Excel
18 57 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (11.97%) SQL Server 2005
19 55 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
20 53 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
21 51 (10.71%) jQuery
22 48 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 48 (10.08%) VB.NET
23 47 (9.87%) Scrum
23 47 (9.87%) .NET Framework
24 43 (9.03%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 41 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.51%) IIS
3 20 (4.20%) MS Exchange
4 18 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.94%) CMS
7 12 (2.52%) Apache
8 10 (2.10%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.05%) Lync
12 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.05%) SAS
13 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.63%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 62 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.89%) MS Project
3 8 (1.68%) MS Office
4 7 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.21%) GIMP
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.63%) assyst
4 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.42%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Summit
6 1 (0.21%) Agresso
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.52%) LAN
1 12 (2.52%) WAN
2 10 (2.10%) Firewall
3 9 (1.89%) SAN
4 8 (1.68%) VPN
5 7 (1.47%) DNS
5 7 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.63%) SNMP
6 3 (0.63%) SMTP
6 3 (0.63%) LDAP
7 2 (0.42%) DHCP
7 2 (0.42%) HTTP
7 2 (0.42%) SSL
7 2 (0.42%) MVNO
8 1 (0.21%) NAS
8 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.21%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) Internet
8 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (30.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 110 (23.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 84 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (11.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (8.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (7.98%) MySQL
8 28 (5.88%) Relational Database
9 23 (4.83%) OLAP
10 19 (3.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (3.78%) MS Access
12 17 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
13 15 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (2.10%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.68%) DTS
15 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (1.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 84 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 53 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.63%) Hudson
7 3 (0.63%) Selenium
7 3 (0.63%) Subversion
7 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.42%) JUnit
9 1 (0.21%) Moq
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.21%) Maven
9 1 (0.21%) ERwin
9 1 (0.21%) Introscope
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (13.45%) Finance
2 29 (6.09%) Back Office
3 14 (2.94%) Marketing
4 12 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.68%) Electronics
5 8 (1.68%) Military
6 7 (1.47%) Banking
6 7 (1.47%) Retail
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.42%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 272 (57.14%) Developer
2 98 (20.59%) .NET Developer
3 89 (18.70%) Analyst
4 53 (11.13%) SQL Developer
5 40 (8.40%) C# Developer
6 32 (6.72%) DBA
7 30 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 26 (5.46%) SQL DBA
9 25 (5.25%) Administrator
10 22 (4.62%) Consultant
11 21 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (3.78%) Programmer
12 18 (3.78%) Information Analyst
12 18 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (3.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (3.57%) Business Analyst
13 17 (3.57%) Architect
14 15 (3.15%) Web Developer
14 15 (3.15%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (50.21%) .NET
2 146 (30.67%) ASP.NET
3 88 (18.49%) HTML
4 74 (15.55%) CSS
5 55 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 51 (10.71%) jQuery
7 47 (9.87%) .NET Framework
8 42 (8.82%) Web Services
9 39 (8.19%) WCF
9 39 (8.19%) XML
10 27 (5.67%) HTML5
11 21 (4.41%) XSLT
11 21 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 19 (3.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 13 (2.73%) CSS3
15 10 (2.10%) LINQ
16 9 (1.89%) JSON
16 9 (1.89%) MDX
16 9 (1.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.04%) NHS
2 19 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.31%) Open Source
5 11 (2.31%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.89%) Data Extraction
6 9 (1.89%) Clustering
7 8 (1.68%) DTV
8 5 (1.05%) User Experience
8 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.05%) GIS
8 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.84%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.63%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.63%) Replication
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.42%) Economics
11 2 (0.42%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.13%) Windows
2 28 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (2.94%) Linux
5 13 (2.73%) UNIX
6 12 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.84%) CentOS
8 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (13.24%) MVC
4 47 (9.87%) Scrum
5 43 (9.03%) ETL
6 38 (7.98%) Migration
7 35 (7.35%) Unit Testing
8 31 (6.51%) ITIL
9 27 (5.67%) TDD
9 27 (5.67%) Automated Testing
10 25 (5.25%) Data Migration
11 22 (4.62%) Data Analysis
12 20 (4.20%) CRM
13 16 (3.36%) Release Management
14 15 (3.15%) Test Scripting
15 14 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (2.94%) Kimball Methodology
16 13 (2.73%) Analytics
16 13 (2.73%) Waterfall
17 12 (2.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 265 (55.67%) SQL
2 182 (38.24%) C#
3 107 (22.48%) T-SQL
4 93 (19.54%) JavaScript
5 48 (10.08%) VB.NET
6 25 (5.25%) Java
7 22 (4.62%) VB
8 14 (2.94%) PHP
9 13 (2.73%) VBA
10 10 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.10%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.68%) Scala
12 6 (1.26%) VBScript
12 6 (1.26%) C++
12 6 (1.26%) VB6
13 5 (1.05%) Ruby
13 5 (1.05%) Perl
14 4 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 63 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.73%) MCSE
5 11 (2.31%) Degree
6 6 (1.26%) MCITP
6 6 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.05%) MCP
8 4 (0.84%) ISEB
9 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.42%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) HNC
11 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.10%) QA
2 7 (1.47%) SLA
3 5 (1.05%) HL7
4 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.42%) WCAG
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.84%) NFS
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.63%) qmail
5 3 (0.63%) Squid
6 2 (0.42%) RACF
6 2 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) Postfix
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 14 (2.94%) SCCM
2 8 (1.68%) SCOM
3 5 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.84%) WSUS
5 2 (0.42%) Netcool
5 2 (0.42%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.21%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 147 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.03%) Oracle
3 20 (4.20%) Business Objects
4 17 (3.57%) SAP
5 15 (3.15%) VMware
6 10 (2.10%) HP
7 9 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.89%) Citrix
8 8 (1.68%) Cisco
9 7 (1.47%) Remedy
10 5 (1.05%) McAfee
10 5 (1.05%) NetApp
10 5 (1.05%) IBM
11 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.84%) Tableau
12 3 (0.63%) Telerik
12 3 (0.63%) Teradata
12 3 (0.63%) Adobe
12 3 (0.63%) Cognos
13 2 (0.42%) Sybase
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