Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 26 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 26 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.72% 4.98% 18.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.92% 25.24% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 64
Devon median daily rate £345 £230 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -23.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £291 £125 £205
90th Percentile £407 £425 £493
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +11.33% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Devon median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -37.50% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £27.50 £42.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £32.50 £50.16
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% -27.71% -3.49%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 98 103 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 21.17% 19.73% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 97
Devon median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £274 £205 £211
90th Percentile £509 £499 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Devon median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -27.08% +10.34%
10th Percentile £37.50 £29.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.75 £50.16
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% +1.33%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Devon

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Devon

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Devon over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Devon

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Devon

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Devon region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +5 27 £340 +11.02% 22
Plymouth +16 15 £290 +28.89% 5
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 20 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 20 (44.44%) .NET
3 20 (44.44%) C#
4 19 (42.22%) Windows
4 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
5 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
6 13 (28.89%) MVC
7 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (24.44%) TDD
8 11 (24.44%) Degree
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (22.22%) Workflow
9 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 10 (22.22%) Coaching
10 9 (20.00%) NUnit
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.78%) BDD
11 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
12 7 (15.56%) Entity Framework
12 7 (15.56%) nginx
12 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
12 7 (15.56%) vSphere
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.56%) Apache
1 7 (15.56%) IIS
1 7 (15.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) NuGet
2 4 (8.89%) SaaS
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
1 7 (15.56%) IPsec
1 7 (15.56%) SSL
1 7 (15.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (8.89%) Power BI
5 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
5 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.67%) Big Data
7 2 (4.44%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (4.44%) QlikView
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) NUnit
2 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.67%) JMeter
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior IT Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Database Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Database Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Junior
10 1 (2.22%) Junior Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) SQL DBA
10 1 (2.22%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
4 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
4 7 (15.56%) Entity Framework
5 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Core
7 4 (8.89%) CSS
7 4 (8.89%) HTML
7 4 (8.89%) NHibernate
7 4 (8.89%) RESTful
7 4 (8.89%) Web Services
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.67%) jQuery
8 3 (6.67%) Sass
9 2 (4.44%) ADO.NET
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.44%) HTML5
9 2 (4.44%) WCF
9 2 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.33%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
1 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) MVC
3 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (24.44%) TDD
5 10 (22.22%) Coaching
5 10 (22.22%) Workflow
6 8 (17.78%) BDD
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
7 7 (15.56%) Security Management
7 7 (15.56%) Service Management
8 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 5 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.67%) ETL
12 2 (4.44%) Balanced Scorecard
12 2 (4.44%) Statistics
12 2 (4.44%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 20 (44.44%) C#
2 20 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.67%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) vSphere
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Nagios
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco
2 7 (15.56%) Fortinet
2 7 (15.56%) HP
2 7 (15.56%) jetNEXUS
2 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Sage