Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 38 28
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.22% 4.52% 5.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.56% 21.10% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 12
Devon median daily rate £363 £303 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.83% -10.37% +3.85%
10th Percentile £177 £266 £132
90th Percentile £470 £365 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -14.12% +47.83%

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 146 109 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 24.50% 21.41% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 76 65
Devon median daily rate £435 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £205
90th Percentile £538 £544 £506
South West median daily rate £450 £415 £385
% change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Devon median hourly rate £39.25 £140.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.96% - -
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.29% -8.75% +17.65%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +11 30 £360 +10.09% 12
Dawlish - 1 £170 -
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (36.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (34.69%) Windows
4 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
5 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
6 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (24.49%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
10 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (22.45%) Power BI
10 11 (22.45%) Power Platform
11 10 (20.41%) C#
12 9 (18.37%) .NET
12 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
12 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2017
13 8 (16.33%) ITIL
13 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
13 8 (16.33%) SCCM
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (14.29%) Change Management
14 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning

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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (22.45%) Power Platform
3 6 (12.24%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.12%) Office 365
5 2 (4.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.04%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) DHCP
1 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 18 (36.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (24.49%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (22.45%) Power BI
3 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2017
5 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (10.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (2.04%) Data Lake
10 1 (2.04%) MySQL
10 1 (2.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) Gradle
1 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.08%) JUnit
1 2 (4.08%) Maven
1 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
1 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Local Government
3 5 (10.20%) Finance
4 4 (8.16%) Marketing
5 3 (6.12%) Electronics
5 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.08%) Banking
7 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) DBA
2 15 (30.61%) SQL DBA
3 9 (18.37%) Administrator
3 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.33%) SQL Developer
5 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Power BI Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Report Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) .NET Software Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Core
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.08%) Redux
4 2 (4.08%) REST
4 2 (4.08%) Software Packaging
4 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) Zuul
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Digital Media
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
1 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (16.33%) ITIL
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
3 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (12.24%) CRM
4 6 (12.24%) High Availability
4 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
5 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
6 4 (8.16%) Microservices
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Data Management
7 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
4 10 (20.41%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) Go
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
6 2 (4.08%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) XenApp
3 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (4.08%) Docker
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Xen
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Citrix
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 4 (8.16%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Talend