The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 329 252 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.89% 10.71% 10.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.35% 47.01% 48.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 151 213
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +41.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.60 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
759 536 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.82% 22.79% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 331 433
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £24.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -2 77 £375 +16.27% 35
Somerset +3 70 £363 +16.93% 42
Bristol -14 65 £325 +4.41% 83
Gloucestershire +6 41 £325 -13.33% 23
Dorset +6 36 £463 +26.71% 28
Devon -15 13 £295 -6.71% 17
Cornwall - - - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 285 (45.89%) .NET
2 264 (42.51%) SQL
3 259 (41.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 231 (37.20%) C#
5 200 (32.21%) Microsoft
6 178 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 163 (26.25%) ASP.NET
8 142 (22.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 130 (20.93%) MVC
10 119 (19.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 116 (18.68%) Security Cleared
12 109 (17.55%) JavaScript
13 104 (16.75%) HTML
13 104 (16.75%) CSS
14 102 (16.43%) Oracle
15 100 (16.10%) SharePoint
15 100 (16.10%) SC Cleared
16 96 (15.46%) Finance
17 95 (15.30%) T-SQL
18 93 (14.98%) Windows
19 83 (13.37%) SQL Server 2012
20 82 (13.20%) ASP.NET MVC
21 80 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
22 79 (12.72%) jQuery
23 77 (12.40%) MS Excel
24 71 (11.43%) XML
25 70 (11.27%) Scrum
25 70 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 66 (10.63%) Migration
27 64 (10.31%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 100 (16.10%) SharePoint
2 56 (9.02%) IIS
2 56 (9.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 32 (5.15%) MS Exchange
4 31 (4.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 28 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (4.35%) CMS
7 24 (3.86%) Node.js
8 17 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (1.93%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (1.61%) MS Project Server
11 9 (1.45%) Apache
12 8 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.29%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.13%) SAS
14 6 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 77 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.77%) MS Office
3 7 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.81%) MS Project
4 5 (0.81%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.48%) SPSS
6 2 (0.32%) FastStats
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.81%) Trello
2 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.35%) Firewall
2 11 (1.77%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.77%) DNS
3 10 (1.61%) SAN
4 8 (1.29%) SSH
4 8 (1.29%) iSCSI
4 8 (1.29%) NAS
5 7 (1.13%) Network Security
6 6 (0.97%) Internet
7 5 (0.81%) DHCP
8 4 (0.64%) LAN
8 4 (0.64%) WAN
8 4 (0.64%) Intranet
8 4 (0.64%) HTTP
9 2 (0.32%) RFID
9 2 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.32%) FTP
10 1 (0.16%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (41.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 178 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 142 (22.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (19.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 83 (13.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 70 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 55 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (7.57%) Relational Database
9 35 (5.64%) Oracle Database
10 29 (4.67%) RDBMS
11 26 (4.19%) MySQL
12 22 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (3.54%) MongoDB
12 22 (3.54%) NoSQL
13 19 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.61%) OLAP
15 9 (1.45%) QlikView
15 9 (1.45%) MS Access
16 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (9.34%) Visual Studio
2 53 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.61%) Selenium
5 9 (1.45%) NUnit
6 8 (1.29%) JBehave
6 8 (1.29%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.29%) FitNesse
6 8 (1.29%) JUnit
7 7 (1.13%) MSTest
8 5 (0.81%) Subversion
8 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.64%) Maven
9 4 (0.64%) jMock
9 4 (0.64%) PhoneGap
10 3 (0.48%) Hudson
10 3 (0.48%) Moq
10 3 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (15.46%) Finance
2 20 (3.22%) Banking
3 19 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.58%) Marketing
5 9 (1.45%) Publishing
6 8 (1.29%) Back Office
7 5 (0.81%) Legal
8 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.64%) Retail
9 3 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 345 (55.56%) Developer
2 93 (14.98%) .NET Developer
3 76 (12.24%) Analyst
4 53 (8.53%) SQL Developer
5 51 (8.21%) DBA
6 48 (7.73%) SharePoint Developer
7 47 (7.57%) SQL DBA
8 45 (7.25%) Administrator
9 42 (6.76%) C# Developer
10 33 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 32 (5.15%) Architect
12 28 (4.51%) Web Developer
13 27 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
13 27 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 24 (3.86%) SQL Server DBA
15 23 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
16 22 (3.54%) Senior Developer
17 20 (3.22%) Applications Developer
18 19 (3.06%) Web Applications Developer
18 19 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (45.89%) .NET
2 163 (26.25%) ASP.NET
3 104 (16.75%) CSS
3 104 (16.75%) HTML
4 82 (13.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (12.72%) jQuery
6 71 (11.43%) XML
7 64 (10.31%) .NET Framework
8 53 (8.53%) WCF
9 37 (5.96%) Web Services
10 33 (5.31%) HTML5
11 31 (4.99%) XSLT
12 29 (4.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 27 (4.35%) JSF
14 25 (4.03%) Ajax
14 25 (4.03%) Backbone.js
15 19 (3.06%) MDX
15 19 (3.06%) REST
16 17 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 15 (2.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.38%) NHS
1 21 (3.38%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.90%) Clustering
4 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.77%) Replication
4 11 (1.77%) iPhone
5 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.13%) Open Source
7 6 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.81%) iPad
9 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (0.64%) Statistics
10 3 (0.48%) DTV
10 3 (0.48%) GIS
10 3 (0.48%) Data Conversion
11 2 (0.32%) CCTV
11 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.98%) Windows
2 42 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (3.70%) UNIX
5 17 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.58%) Android
6 16 (2.58%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.25%) Linux
8 12 (1.93%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.81%) Solaris
10 3 (0.48%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (20.93%) MVC
2 80 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
3 70 (11.27%) Scrum
4 66 (10.63%) Migration
5 60 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (9.66%) ETL
6 42 (6.76%) Web Development
7 40 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (4.51%) Incident Management
8 28 (4.51%) ITIL
9 26 (4.19%) TDD
10 17 (2.74%) Data Modelling
10 17 (2.74%) Unit Testing
11 16 (2.58%) Data Analysis
11 16 (2.58%) OO
11 16 (2.58%) E-Commerce
11 16 (2.58%) Workflow
12 15 (2.42%) UML
13 14 (2.25%) OOP
13 14 (2.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (42.51%) SQL
2 231 (37.20%) C#
3 109 (17.55%) JavaScript
4 95 (15.30%) T-SQL
5 53 (8.53%) PowerShell
6 44 (7.09%) VB.NET
7 35 (5.64%) Java
8 25 (4.03%) VBA
9 19 (3.06%) VB
10 12 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.29%) PHP
11 8 (1.29%) C++
11 8 (1.29%) VB6
12 6 (0.97%) Perl
12 6 (0.97%) VBScript
13 5 (0.81%) C
13 5 (0.81%) Scala
14 4 (0.64%) Delphi
14 4 (0.64%) XQuery
15 3 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 116 (18.68%) Security Cleared
2 100 (16.10%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.09%) Degree
4 13 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (1.45%) MCSE
7 7 (1.13%) CCNA
8 5 (0.81%) MCP
8 5 (0.81%) MCTS
9 4 (0.64%) MCITP
9 4 (0.64%) NCDA
10 3 (0.48%) ISEB
10 3 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.32%) MCDST
11 2 (0.32%) CCENT
11 2 (0.32%) VCP5
11 2 (0.32%) MCSM
11 2 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.86%) SLA
2 15 (2.42%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.32%) Basel III
5 2 (0.32%) COREP
5 2 (0.32%) FINREP
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 31 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (2.09%) ISA Server
5 9 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 9 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.97%) NFS
7 4 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.48%) XenApp
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.48%) vSphere
8 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (3.06%) SCCM
2 14 (2.25%) WSUS
3 13 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.09%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.81%) SCOM
5 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.48%) SCSM
7 2 (0.32%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.32%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 200 (32.21%) Microsoft
2 102 (16.43%) Oracle
3 30 (4.83%) VMware
4 16 (2.58%) Citrix
5 13 (2.09%) Business Objects
5 13 (2.09%) Barracuda Networks
6 12 (1.93%) Sitecore
7 10 (1.61%) SAP
7 10 (1.61%) JBoss
7 10 (1.61%) Cisco
8 9 (1.45%) HP
9 7 (1.13%) Telerik
10 6 (0.97%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.64%) NetApp
11 4 (0.64%) Sun
11 4 (0.64%) IBM
11 4 (0.64%) Sybase
11 4 (0.64%) Google
12 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.48%) Tableau
Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 260 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35-50 Per Hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago