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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 13.13% 24.53% 24.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 84.00% 92.86% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 1
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£350 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -8.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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
25 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 15.63% 26.42% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 4
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £301 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £360 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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
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 22 August 2014, 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 43 (72.88%) Security Cleared
2 41 (69.49%) SC Cleared
3 40 (67.80%) SQL
4 29 (49.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (42.37%) Oracle
6 23 (38.98%) T-SQL
7 22 (37.29%) SLA
8 21 (35.59%) .NET
8 21 (35.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database
11 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (25.42%) C#
13 14 (23.73%) Oracle RMAN
13 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
13 14 (23.73%) Data Guard
13 14 (23.73%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (22.03%) Back Office
14 13 (22.03%) Scrum
15 10 (16.95%) Clustering
15 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
16 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
16 9 (15.25%) Windows
17 8 (13.56%) Migration
17 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
18 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 7 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
18 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (8.47%) IIS
1 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) assyst
2 2 (3.39%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (35.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database
5 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (6.78%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.69%) DTS
9 1 (1.69%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) Selenium
General
1 13 (22.03%) Back Office
2 2 (3.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) DBA
2 21 (35.59%) SQL DBA
3 16 (27.12%) Developer
4 15 (25.42%) .NET Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
6 6 (10.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.08%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Support Technician
9 2 (3.39%) Deployment Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Server Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.69%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) .NET
2 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (5.08%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (5.08%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (5.08%) WCF
6 3 (5.08%) WPF
6 3 (5.08%) WF
7 2 (3.39%) CSS
7 2 (3.39%) HTML
7 2 (3.39%) jQuery
7 2 (3.39%) LINQ
7 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.69%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
2 5 (8.47%) Statistics
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.78%) UNIX
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
1 14 (23.73%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (22.03%) Scrum
3 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
4 8 (13.56%) Migration
5 7 (11.86%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) ITIL
6 6 (10.17%) Release Management
7 5 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.78%) SOA
8 4 (6.78%) TDD
9 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.08%) Data Management
9 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.08%) Service Management
9 3 (5.08%) MVC
9 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) SQL
2 23 (38.98%) T-SQL
3 15 (25.42%) C#
4 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.08%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) R
7 1 (1.69%) VB6
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (72.88%) Security Cleared
2 41 (69.49%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.78%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) MCP
3 4 (6.78%) MCITP
4 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.29%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (8.47%) ISA Server
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) Barracuda Networks
4 4 (6.78%) HP
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) Business Objects