The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 31.25% 25.33% 21.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 88.24% 79.17% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 5
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£388 £355 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% +14.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £177 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £399 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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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 Taunton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 35.42% 32.00% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 14
Average daily rate £375 £360 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 24 (61.54%) .NET
3 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
4 20 (51.28%) C#
5 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
5 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 10 (25.64%) Back Office
7 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
8 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
10 7 (17.95%) Web Services
10 7 (17.95%) CRM
10 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
10 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.82%) Web Accessibility
13 4 (10.26%) Scala
13 4 (10.26%) Scrum
13 4 (10.26%) Finance
13 4 (10.26%) VB
13 4 (10.26%) Java
14 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (7.69%) SAP
14 3 (7.69%) ITIL
14 3 (7.69%) Migration

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP HR
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (25.64%) Back Office
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Database Developer
4 9 (23.08%) DBA
5 8 (20.51%) Administrator
6 7 (17.95%) SQL DBA
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.13%) Data Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Server Administrator
8 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Data Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.56%) SQL Database Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
2 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.95%) CRM
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Web Accessibility
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.13%) Data Reconciliation
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) Code Coverage
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 20 (51.28%) C#
3 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.26%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) Java
4 4 (10.26%) Scala
5 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix