Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 35 5
Rank change year-on-year +21 -30 +21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 24 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.58% 4.26% 16.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.51% 21.62% 58.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 54
Devon median daily rate £320 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.91% +14.58% -2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £151 £185
90th Percentile £380 £425 £393
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Devon median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -37.50% +140.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £27.50 £37.70
90th Percentile £42.50 £32.50 £51.24
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -7.32% +5.81% -6.63%

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 101 111 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 21.81% 19.72% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 87
Devon median daily rate £345 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +26.98% -15.55%
10th Percentile £213 £258 £197
90th Percentile £499 £488 £496
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £351
% change year-on-year +6.25% +13.88% -6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Devon median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -23.91% +130.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £29.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.75 £51.18
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% +7.69% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 31 £320 -6.91% 22
Plymouth +25 17 £290 +28.89% 6
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 34 (69.39%) SQL
2 26 (53.06%) T-SQL
3 25 (51.02%) C#
3 25 (51.02%) .NET
4 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
5 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
5 19 (38.78%) Windows
5 19 (38.78%) MVC
5 19 (38.78%) Windows Server
6 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (26.53%) Degree
8 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
9 12 (24.49%) TDD
10 10 (20.41%) Workflow
10 10 (20.41%) Coaching
11 9 (18.37%) CSS
11 9 (18.37%) HTML
11 9 (18.37%) NUnit
11 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (18.37%) BDD
12 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
12 8 (16.33%) SCCM
12 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (16.33%) Office 365
13 7 (14.29%) Entity Framework

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 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) nginx
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) NuGet
3 4 (8.16%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) DNS
1 4 (8.16%) IPsec
1 4 (8.16%) SSL
1 4 (8.16%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.16%) Power BI
6 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
6 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.08%) Big Data
7 2 (4.08%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (4.08%) QlikView
8 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) NUnit
2 6 (12.24%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.12%) JMeter
4 3 (6.12%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 20 (40.82%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.41%) IT Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Senior IT Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) SQL Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Database Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Database Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Sage 200 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.37%) CSS
3 9 (18.37%) HTML
4 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 7 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 7 (14.29%) HTML5
6 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.20%) CSS3
7 5 (10.20%) RESTful
7 5 (10.20%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) .NET Core
8 4 (8.16%) NHibernate
9 3 (6.12%) jQuery
9 3 (6.12%) Sass
10 2 (4.08%) WCF
10 2 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
1 19 (38.78%) Windows Server
2 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) MVC
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (24.49%) TDD
4 10 (20.41%) Coaching
4 10 (20.41%) Workflow
5 9 (18.37%) BDD
6 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.20%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.16%) ITIL
9 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
9 4 (8.16%) Security Management
9 4 (8.16%) Service Management
9 4 (8.16%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) ETL
10 3 (6.12%) Web Design
11 2 (4.08%) Balanced Scorecard
11 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) SQL
2 26 (53.06%) T-SQL
3 25 (51.02%) C#
4 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.12%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) vSphere
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) Fortinet
3 4 (8.16%) HP
3 4 (8.16%) jetNEXUS
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.04%) Sage