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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 241 218 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.47% 9.85% 11.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.44% 42.25% 52.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 158 210
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.15 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.16% +35.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
611 516 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.93% 23.32% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 346 401
Average daily rate £350 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.51% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -5 56 £325 - 48
Wiltshire -14 49 £300 -4.00% 22
Somerset -6 48 £346 +2.00% 15
Gloucestershire -6 38 £350 -4.43% 27
Devon 0 17 £325 +36.84% 8
Dorset -11 10 £393 +1.29% 15
Cornwall -2 1 £275 -
Avon - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 260 (49.90%) SQL
2 257 (49.33%) .NET
3 201 (38.58%) C#
4 177 (33.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 165 (31.67%) ASP.NET
6 118 (22.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 114 (21.88%) T-SQL
8 113 (21.69%) Security Cleared
9 98 (18.81%) Microsoft
10 96 (18.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 92 (17.66%) HTML
12 90 (17.27%) JavaScript
13 87 (16.70%) SC Cleared
14 85 (16.31%) Finance
15 83 (15.93%) Oracle
16 79 (15.16%) Scrum
17 78 (14.97%) CSS
18 76 (14.59%) SQL Server 2005
19 74 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
20 73 (14.01%) MVC
21 71 (13.63%) SQL Server 2012
22 66 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC
22 66 (12.67%) MS Excel
23 61 (11.71%) Windows
24 56 (10.75%) XML
24 56 (10.75%) SharePoint
25 54 (10.36%) Migration
26 53 (10.17%) Unit Testing
27 52 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 52 (9.98%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (10.75%) SharePoint
2 44 (8.45%) IIS
3 20 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 20 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 17 (3.26%) CMS
5 16 (3.07%) Apache
5 16 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.30%) Umbraco
7 11 (2.11%) K2 blackpearl
8 10 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.73%) SAS
10 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.34%) Node.js
11 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 66 (12.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.15%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) GIMP
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.58%) assyst
4 2 (0.38%) Summit
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) Office 365
4 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.92%) DNS
3 8 (1.54%) Firewall
4 7 (1.34%) LDAP
4 7 (1.34%) SNMP
4 7 (1.34%) SMTP
5 6 (1.15%) Intranet
6 5 (0.96%) SAN
7 4 (0.77%) HTTP
7 4 (0.77%) Internet
8 3 (0.58%) LAN
8 3 (0.58%) WAN
9 2 (0.38%) VPN
9 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.38%) SSH
9 2 (0.38%) Network Security
9 2 (0.38%) MVNO
10 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.19%) NAS
10 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (33.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 118 (22.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (18.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (14.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 71 (13.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 52 (9.98%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (7.29%) MySQL
7 38 (7.29%) Relational Database
8 28 (5.37%) Oracle Database
9 24 (4.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (3.84%) OLAP
12 17 (3.26%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (1.92%) QlikView
16 8 (1.54%) MS Access
17 7 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.54%) Selenium
4 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.96%) Subversion
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.58%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.58%) NUnit
6 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.38%) JUnit
7 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.38%) JMeter
7 2 (0.38%) JIRA
7 2 (0.38%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.38%) MSTest
7 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.38%) Moq
7 2 (0.38%) NuGet
8 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.19%) xUnit.net
General
1 85 (16.31%) Finance
2 45 (8.64%) Back Office
3 24 (4.61%) Marketing
4 18 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.50%) Banking
7 12 (2.30%) Electronics
8 7 (1.34%) Retail
9 3 (0.58%) Military
10 2 (0.38%) Front Office
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 291 (55.85%) Developer
2 118 (22.65%) .NET Developer
3 78 (14.97%) SQL Developer
4 60 (11.52%) Analyst
5 43 (8.25%) DBA
6 40 (7.68%) SQL DBA
7 38 (7.29%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.80%) Architect
9 24 (4.61%) Administrator
10 23 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
13 19 (3.65%) SQL Server Developer
14 18 (3.45%) Consultant
15 16 (3.07%) Programmer
16 15 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (2.88%) SQL Server DBA
17 13 (2.50%) Senior Developer
17 13 (2.50%) Web Developer
17 13 (2.50%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (49.33%) .NET
2 165 (31.67%) ASP.NET
3 92 (17.66%) HTML
4 78 (14.97%) CSS
5 66 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 56 (10.75%) XML
7 52 (9.98%) .NET Framework
8 47 (9.02%) jQuery
9 32 (6.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 31 (5.95%) HTML5
11 30 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 30 (5.76%) WCF
12 25 (4.80%) Web Services
13 21 (4.03%) XSLT
14 19 (3.65%) CSS3
15 16 (3.07%) JSON
16 14 (2.69%) Ajax
17 12 (2.30%) REST
18 11 (2.11%) XHTML
19 10 (1.92%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.80%) NHS
2 20 (3.84%) Clustering
3 12 (2.30%) DTV
4 10 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.73%) GIS
6 8 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.34%) Informatics
7 7 (1.34%) Statistics
8 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.15%) Open Source
9 5 (0.96%) Replication
10 4 (0.77%) Economics
10 4 (0.77%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.58%) SCADA
11 3 (0.58%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.19%) Social Media
13 1 (0.19%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.19%) iPhone
13 1 (0.19%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.71%) Windows
2 19 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (3.26%) Linux
4 16 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.30%) UNIX
6 9 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.54%) CentOS
7 8 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.34%) Android
9 6 (1.15%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.16%) Scrum
2 74 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (14.01%) MVC
4 54 (10.36%) Migration
5 53 (10.17%) Unit Testing
6 50 (9.60%) ETL
7 34 (6.53%) TDD
8 30 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (4.99%) Automated Testing
10 25 (4.80%) Data Migration
11 22 (4.22%) Project Management
11 22 (4.22%) ITIL
12 21 (4.03%) Business Analysis
13 20 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (3.65%) SOA
15 16 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (2.88%) OO
17 14 (2.69%) Data Analysis
18 13 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
18 13 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (49.90%) SQL
2 201 (38.58%) C#
3 114 (21.88%) T-SQL
4 90 (17.27%) JavaScript
5 42 (8.06%) VB.NET
6 21 (4.03%) Java
7 18 (3.45%) VBA
8 17 (3.26%) VB
9 16 (3.07%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.50%) PHP
11 11 (2.11%) Perl
12 10 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.73%) Ruby
13 9 (1.73%) C++
14 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.15%) VB6
16 3 (0.58%) C
16 3 (0.58%) Python
17 2 (0.38%) COBOL
17 2 (0.38%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 113 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 87 (16.70%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.03%) Degree
4 11 (2.11%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.73%) MCSE
6 5 (0.96%) MCP
7 4 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.77%) MCITP
8 3 (0.58%) HNC
8 3 (0.58%) HND
9 2 (0.38%) ISEB
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.38%) VCP5
10 1 (0.19%) MCTS
10 1 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) OCP
10 1 (0.19%) OCA
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.72%) SLA
2 19 (3.65%) QA
3 8 (1.54%) HL7
4 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (3.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 14 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.54%) NFS
4 8 (1.54%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.34%) qmail
5 7 (1.34%) Squid
6 5 (0.96%) vSphere
7 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.58%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.38%) RACF
9 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) Postfix
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (3.65%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.15%) SCCM
3 4 (0.77%) Netcool
3 4 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.38%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.19%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 98 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 83 (15.93%) Oracle
3 22 (4.22%) Business Objects
4 21 (4.03%) SAP
5 20 (3.84%) Sitecore
6 18 (3.45%) VMware
7 14 (2.69%) Cisco
8 11 (2.11%) Citrix
9 9 (1.73%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.73%) HP
10 8 (1.54%) NetApp
11 6 (1.15%) JBoss
11 6 (1.15%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.96%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (0.96%) Google
13 4 (0.77%) Cognos
13 4 (0.77%) Remedy
13 4 (0.77%) EMC
14 3 (0.58%) Altiris
14 3 (0.58%) CA
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