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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 29 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.26% 7.38% 10.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.40% 42.11% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
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£350 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £125 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £321 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
63 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.76% 17.54% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 21
Average daily rate £349 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £201 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) .NET
3 15 (42.86%) C#
4 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) Java
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle
9 9 (25.71%) Scrum
9 9 (25.71%) Replication
9 9 (25.71%) Degree
9 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
11 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (20.00%) ETL
11 7 (20.00%) ISO 9001
11 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (20.00%) C
11 7 (20.00%) VB
11 7 (20.00%) MySQL
11 7 (20.00%) ITIL
11 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (17.14%) PHP
12 6 (17.14%) HTML
12 6 (17.14%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) DMZ
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) VLAN
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (34.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (2.86%) QlikView
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) NUnit
2 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) DBA
3 9 (25.71%) SQL DBA
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Administrator
5 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Report Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Digital Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Network Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
2 14 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 4 (11.43%) Ajax
4 4 (11.43%) SOAP
4 4 (11.43%) XML
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (8.57%) Flash
5 3 (8.57%) Struts
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) JSP
5 3 (8.57%) Servlets
5 3 (8.57%) Spring
6 2 (5.71%) WCF
6 2 (5.71%) jQuery
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) CSS3
7 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Replication
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (25.71%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) ETL
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.14%) Web Application Development
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) MVC
7 3 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (8.57%) CRM
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.71%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) OO
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 10 (28.57%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) C
4 7 (20.00%) VB
5 6 (17.14%) PHP
6 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) MCTS
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.57%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Sun
4 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.71%) webMethods
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) BT
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
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