The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 36 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.65% 10.70% 7.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.32% 50.79% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 8
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £169 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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 Southampton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
37 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.91% 21.07% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 22
Average daily rate £380 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
7 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) MVC
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) HTML
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) CRM
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (16.67%) jQuery
9 4 (16.67%) Back Office
9 4 (16.67%) MCTS
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (16.67%) WCF
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) ADSL
2 1 (4.17%) Broadband
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) 3G
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.17%) QlikView
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) NUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (16.67%) Back Office
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Report Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
5 4 (16.67%) WCF
5 4 (16.67%) CSS
5 4 (16.67%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (8.33%) CSS3
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.17%) WPF
8 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.17%) Django
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) XHTML
8 1 (4.17%) EDI
8 1 (4.17%) Ajax
8 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
3 5 (20.83%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Delphi
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) MCTS
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Sun
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik
4 1 (4.17%) Endeca
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) BT
4 1 (4.17%) Wyse
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe