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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 21.74% 16.13% 15.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.33% 75.76% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 6
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£350 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
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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
24 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 26.09% 21.29% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 7
Average daily rate £328 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £224 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £380 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 25 (80.65%) SQL
2 24 (77.42%) .NET
3 22 (70.97%) C#
4 21 (67.74%) ASP.NET
4 21 (67.74%) Unit Testing
5 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (54.84%) Oracle
7 14 (45.16%) Scrum
7 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
8 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
8 13 (41.94%) .NET Framework
9 12 (38.71%) IIS
9 12 (38.71%) HTML
9 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
9 12 (38.71%) Windows
9 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
10 11 (35.48%) Back Office
10 11 (35.48%) C++
11 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (32.26%) UML
11 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
11 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (25.81%) Refactoring
12 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
12 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
12 8 (25.81%) ITIL
13 6 (19.35%) K2 blackpearl
14 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
14 5 (16.13%) MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (38.71%) IIS
1 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.23%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (35.48%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 21 (67.74%) .NET Developer
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.90%) SQL DBA
4 4 (12.90%) DBA
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (77.42%) .NET
2 21 (67.74%) ASP.NET
3 13 (41.94%) .NET Framework
4 12 (38.71%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (12.90%) Entity Framework
7 3 (9.68%) WPF
8 2 (6.45%) WF
9 1 (3.23%) REST
9 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.23%) SOAP
9 1 (3.23%) Web Services
9 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Unit Testing
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Scrum
4 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
5 10 (32.26%) UML
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
6 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
6 8 (25.81%) Refactoring
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.68%) Database Security
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) Line Management
9 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.45%) BDD
10 1 (3.23%) Change Control
10 1 (3.23%) Information Security
10 1 (3.23%) TDD
10 1 (3.23%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) C#
3 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (35.48%) C++
5 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) ESRI
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft