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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.42% 8.51% 6.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.08% 41.18% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 10
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£300 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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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
52 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.43% 20.67% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 35
Average daily rate £325 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £20.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) .NET
4 9 (24.32%) C#
4 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (24.32%) CSS
4 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (21.62%) Windows
5 8 (21.62%) HTML
5 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
6 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
6 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
6 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (18.92%) ETL
6 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (18.92%) jQuery
6 7 (18.92%) Content Management
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (16.22%) Kimball Methodology

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (24.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 3 (8.11%) CMS
3 3 (8.11%) Umbraco
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.70%) DNN
5 1 (2.70%) Drupal
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Immediacy CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Node.js
5 1 (2.70%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.70%) Kentico
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) InfoPath
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.41%) FCoE
3 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) Extranet
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) SMS
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (13.51%) OLAP
6 5 (13.51%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (5.41%) MySQL
9 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Legal
1 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Database Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) DBA
8 1 (2.70%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
1 9 (24.32%) CSS
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.92%) jQuery
4 4 (10.81%) XHTML
5 3 (8.11%) HTML5
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.70%) MDX
7 1 (2.70%) WCF
7 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.70%) Ninject
7 1 (2.70%) CSS3
7 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Streaming Music
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.92%) ETL
3 7 (18.92%) Content Management
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (16.22%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 5 (13.51%) MVC
6 4 (10.81%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) Workflow
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) VBScript
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) MCTS
3 6 (16.22%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) VCP4
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.41%) vSphere
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) vMotion
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Telerik
4 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
4 2 (5.41%) Nintex
4 2 (5.41%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Cognos
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) Sun
5 1 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Alterian
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
5 1 (2.70%) Ektron
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.70%) Infor
5 1 (2.70%) EPiServer