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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 47 9
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -38
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.51% 1.88% 10.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.30% 13.73% 53.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 19
Average daily rate £350 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
Hampshire

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
46 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.18% 13.67% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 35
Average daily rate £413 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.67% +81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 (44.68%) Microsoft
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) .NET
3 17 (36.17%) C#
3 17 (36.17%) Windows
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
5 12 (25.53%) CSS
5 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
5 12 (25.53%) OOD
6 11 (23.40%) HTML
7 9 (19.15%) Moq
7 9 (19.15%) Office 365
7 9 (19.15%) Jasmine
8 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) jQuery
8 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
8 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
9 7 (14.89%) REST
10 6 (12.77%) Network Security
10 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
10 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (12.77%) C++
10 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (12.77%) OO
10 6 (12.77%) XML
10 6 (12.77%) SOAP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.77%) CTI
2 6 (12.77%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.64%) QlikView
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.26%) Power BI
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Jasmine
1 9 (19.15%) Moq
2 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.38%) NUnit
General
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.64%) DBA
4 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.51%) Development Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 8 (17.02%) jQuery
5 7 (14.89%) REST
6 6 (12.77%) COM
6 6 (12.77%) LINQ
6 6 (12.77%) NHibernate
6 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 6 (12.77%) STL
6 6 (12.77%) WCF
6 6 (12.77%) XML
7 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.38%) Ajax
10 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.26%) Web Services
10 2 (4.26%) WinForms
10 2 (4.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Statistics
3 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) OOD
3 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
5 6 (12.77%) MVC
5 6 (12.77%) OO
6 5 (10.64%) Line Management
6 5 (10.64%) Service Management
6 5 (10.64%) Software Licensing
6 5 (10.64%) System Testing
6 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
7 4 (8.51%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Content Management
8 3 (6.38%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) C#
2 13 (27.66%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VB6
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
1 2 (4.26%) WSUS
2 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Ektron
3 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) IFS
3 1 (2.13%) NICE Systems
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat