The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 37 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.69% 6.34% 13.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.68% 27.42% 83.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 15
Average daily rate £315 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £399 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £170.00 £30.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+466.66% +16.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
73 62 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 19.11% 23.13% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 42 17
Average daily rate £315 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £513 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £107.50 £23.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+367.39% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £23.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £157.50 £28.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Hampshire

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Southampton region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Southampton region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 38 (59.38%) SQL
2 29 (45.31%) .NET
3 25 (39.06%) C#
4 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
5 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
5 17 (26.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (25.00%) HTML
7 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
7 15 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
8 13 (20.31%) Windows
8 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
8 13 (20.31%) VB
8 13 (20.31%) CSS
8 13 (20.31%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (20.31%) jQuery
9 12 (18.75%) Replication
9 12 (18.75%) ITIL
10 11 (17.19%) C
10 11 (17.19%) Java
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (15.63%) PRINCE2
11 10 (15.63%) ISO 9001
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (14.06%) PHP
12 9 (14.06%) MySQL
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle
13 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
13 8 (12.50%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) WordPress
2 4 (6.25%) IIS
3 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) PowerPivot
2 4 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Internet
2 4 (6.25%) Network Security
2 4 (6.25%) CTI
2 4 (6.25%) SAN
2 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 3 (4.69%) DHCP
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) LDAP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (14.06%) MySQL
5 7 (10.94%) QlikView
6 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (6.25%) MS Access
7 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.13%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Moq
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) DBA
3 10 (15.63%) Administrator
3 10 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.94%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Report Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.69%) IT Support
9 2 (3.13%) Automated Test Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) .NET
2 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
3 16 (25.00%) HTML
4 13 (20.31%) CSS
4 13 (20.31%) jQuery
5 6 (9.38%) XML
6 5 (7.81%) SOAP
6 5 (7.81%) COM
6 5 (7.81%) LINQ
6 5 (7.81%) CSS3
7 4 (6.25%) Sass
7 4 (6.25%) HTML5
7 4 (6.25%) WinForms
7 4 (6.25%) Ajax
7 4 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (4.69%) Web Services
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (3.13%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Replication
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) DTV
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (18.75%) ITIL
3 10 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.50%) ETL
4 8 (12.50%) Migration
4 8 (12.50%) Scrum
5 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.81%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.81%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.81%) Web Application Development
7 4 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (6.25%) SEO
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.25%) OO
7 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.69%) MVC
8 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) SQL
2 25 (39.06%) C#
3 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.31%) VB
4 11 (17.19%) C
4 11 (17.19%) Java
5 9 (14.06%) PHP
6 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.38%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.81%) C++
9 1 (1.56%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Degree
3 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Adobe
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.56%) webMethods
5 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
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