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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 241 340 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.00% 10.81% 10.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.17% 48.99% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 259 212
Median daily rate £348 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Median hourly rate £36.63 £20.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.50% -11.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £19.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £78.30 £84.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+38.95% -3.58%
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
600 694 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.91% 22.06% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 517 477
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.60 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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
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statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire +6 61 £350 +3.70% 11
Bristol -9 59 £338 -3.57% 42
Gloucestershire -7 37 £393 +12.14% 10
Somerset -8 23 £400 +18.08% 16
Devon -3 18 £300 - 5
Dorset -16 8 £263 -19.84% 17
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 247 (49.20%) SQL
2 226 (45.02%) Microsoft
3 209 (41.63%) .NET
4 169 (33.67%) C#
5 126 (25.10%) Windows
6 120 (23.90%) MVC
7 118 (23.51%) JavaScript
8 115 (22.91%) ASP.NET
9 110 (21.91%) HTML
10 97 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
11 93 (18.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 90 (17.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 88 (17.53%) CSS
14 85 (16.93%) Security Cleared
15 78 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 77 (15.34%) Finance
17 76 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
18 74 (14.74%) Oracle
19 71 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
20 69 (13.75%) MS Excel
21 67 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 63 (12.55%) SharePoint
23 60 (11.95%) jQuery
24 59 (11.75%) Web Services
25 56 (11.16%) T-SQL
25 56 (11.16%) Scrum
25 56 (11.16%) .NET Framework
26 54 (10.76%) Active Directory
27 53 (10.56%) Visual Studio
28 52 (10.36%) WCF

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 63 (12.55%) SharePoint
2 43 (8.57%) IIS
3 24 (4.78%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (3.59%) JBoss
4 18 (3.59%) WebLogic
5 17 (3.39%) MS Exchange
5 17 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.79%) GlassFish
6 14 (2.79%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.79%) CMS
8 8 (1.59%) Apache
8 8 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.39%) Confluence
9 7 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.20%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.60%) Mule
Applications
1 69 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.79%) MS Office
3 11 (2.19%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.40%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.20%) BASE24
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.39%) Office 365
4 8 (1.59%) GitHub
5 5 (1.00%) SaaS
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.18%) SAN
2 17 (3.39%) DNS
3 15 (2.99%) Firewall
4 13 (2.59%) Internet
5 12 (2.39%) HTTP
6 11 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.59%) LAN
7 8 (1.59%) SSL
8 7 (1.39%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.39%) WAN
9 6 (1.20%) IP Telephony
9 6 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.80%) DHCP
10 4 (0.80%) VLAN
11 3 (0.60%) Intranet
11 3 (0.60%) Skype
12 2 (0.40%) VPN
13 1 (0.20%) ATM
13 1 (0.20%) Broadband
13 1 (0.20%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (18.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 90 (17.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (9.56%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (7.97%) Relational Database
7 38 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (6.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (3.98%) MySQL
10 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database
11 17 (3.39%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.19%) Ingres
12 11 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.99%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.99%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.79%) MS Access
14 9 (1.79%) QlikView
15 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (10.56%) Visual Studio
2 34 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (4.18%) Eclipse
4 17 (3.39%) Maven
5 16 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.79%) Eclipse RCP
7 13 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (2.19%) JUnit
9 10 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (1.79%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.79%) Selenium
10 9 (1.79%) Subversion
11 7 (1.39%) Hudson
11 7 (1.39%) JIRA
12 6 (1.20%) ERwin
13 5 (1.00%) NUnit
13 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.60%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.60%) NuGet
General
1 77 (15.34%) Finance
2 21 (4.18%) Marketing
3 20 (3.98%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.78%) Electronics
5 16 (3.19%) Banking
6 10 (1.99%) Advertising
7 7 (1.39%) Retail
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 290 (57.77%) Developer
2 125 (24.90%) .NET Developer
3 69 (13.75%) SQL Developer
4 61 (12.15%) C# Developer
5 59 (11.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 54 (10.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 40 (7.97%) Architect
8 40 (7.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 38 (7.57%) Analyst
9 38 (7.57%) DBA
10 32 (6.37%) Java Developer
11 29 (5.78%) SQL DBA
12 27 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 26 (5.18%) Software Developer
14 25 (4.98%) Consultant
15 20 (3.98%) Administrator
15 20 (3.98%) SSIS Developer
16 19 (3.78%) Support Engineer
17 18 (3.59%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (41.63%) .NET
2 115 (22.91%) ASP.NET
3 110 (21.91%) HTML
4 88 (17.53%) CSS
5 71 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (11.95%) jQuery
7 59 (11.75%) Web Services
8 56 (11.16%) .NET Framework
9 52 (10.36%) WCF
10 46 (9.16%) AngularJS
11 44 (8.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (8.17%) XML
13 32 (6.37%) JSON
14 31 (6.18%) Entity Framework
14 31 (6.18%) REST
15 27 (5.38%) J2EE
15 27 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (5.18%) HTML5
17 19 (3.78%) RESTful
17 19 (3.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.98%) Clustering
3 16 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.59%) NHS
5 10 (1.99%) User Experience
6 9 (1.79%) Replication
7 7 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.80%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.80%) Economics
10 4 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.80%) VLE
11 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.60%) Blog
11 3 (0.60%) iPhone
11 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.40%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 126 (25.10%) Windows
2 48 (9.56%) Windows Server
3 36 (7.17%) Linux
4 33 (6.57%) Unix
5 28 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.39%) Android
9 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (23.90%) MVC
2 97 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (11.16%) Scrum
5 49 (9.76%) Migration
6 48 (9.56%) TDD
7 41 (8.17%) ETL
8 38 (7.57%) OO
9 32 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (5.18%) SDLC
11 25 (4.98%) Data Modelling
12 24 (4.78%) Software Engineering
13 23 (4.58%) SOA
14 22 (4.38%) ITIL
14 22 (4.38%) OOD
14 22 (4.38%) Programme Management
15 21 (4.18%) CRM
16 20 (3.98%) Data Migration
16 20 (3.98%) Digital Marketing
17 19 (3.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 247 (49.20%) SQL
2 169 (33.67%) C#
3 118 (23.51%) JavaScript
4 56 (11.16%) T-SQL
5 49 (9.76%) Java
6 35 (6.97%) PowerShell
7 30 (5.98%) VB.NET
8 25 (4.98%) VBA
9 19 (3.78%) VB
10 15 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.79%) C
11 14 (2.79%) PHP
12 11 (2.19%) Perl
12 11 (2.19%) VBScript
13 10 (1.99%) Python
14 9 (1.79%) C++
14 9 (1.79%) Ruby
15 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.80%) VC++
16 3 (0.60%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 85 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.37%) DV Cleared
4 20 (3.98%) Degree
5 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.20%) MCITP
6 6 (1.20%) MCTS
7 5 (1.00%) MCAD
7 5 (1.00%) MCSD
8 4 (0.80%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB
9 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.40%) MCSE
10 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.20%) HND
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.39%) HL7
2 4 (0.80%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.60%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) Basel II
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 54 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.19%) vSphere
6 8 (1.59%) Xen
7 6 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) Firmware
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (6.18%) SCCM
2 18 (3.59%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (1.59%) WSUS
4 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.00%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Control-M
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) DBAmp
9 1 (0.20%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 226 (45.02%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.74%) Oracle
3 40 (7.97%) VMware
4 21 (4.18%) SAP
5 17 (3.39%) Sybase
6 14 (2.79%) Citrix
7 11 (2.19%) Cisco
8 8 (1.59%) Nintex
8 8 (1.59%) Sun
8 8 (1.59%) Twitter
9 7 (1.39%) IBM
9 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.39%) RedGate
10 6 (1.20%) Remedy
10 6 (1.20%) Tableau
11 5 (1.00%) HP
11 5 (1.00%) NetApp
11 5 (1.00%) Teradata
12 4 (0.80%) BMC
12 4 (0.80%) Sitecore
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