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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.48% 8.64% 9.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.59% 38.00% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 12
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £186 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £363 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 61 50 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 18.21% 22.73% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 27
Median daily rate £350 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £187 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £363 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £49.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +2 11 £325 +18.18% 5
Plymouth -24 1 - - 2
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) .NET
3 16 (51.61%) Oracle
4 15 (48.39%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) IBM
5 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
6 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (29.03%) Perl
6 9 (29.03%) IIS
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) MVC
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
8 7 (22.58%) GlassFish
8 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
8 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (22.58%) Subversion
8 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
8 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
8 7 (22.58%) Ant
8 7 (22.58%) VBScript
8 7 (22.58%) AIX
8 7 (22.58%) Kerberos
8 7 (22.58%) Domain Models
9 6 (19.35%) Windows
9 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 6 (19.35%) CSS
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (29.03%) IIS
3 7 (22.58%) GlassFish
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Kerberos
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.68%) Power BI
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Ant
1 7 (22.58%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) TestRail
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 2 (6.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Applications Support
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (19.35%) CSS
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.90%) XML
6 3 (9.68%) HTML5
6 3 (9.68%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (9.68%) jQuery
6 3 (9.68%) JSON
6 3 (9.68%) SOAP
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.23%) WCF
8 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) AIX
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows
4 4 (12.90%) Unix
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) MVC
2 7 (22.58%) Domain Models
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Content Management
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Web Design
4 3 (9.68%) Web Development
5 2 (6.45%) Database Security
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Test Management
6 1 (3.23%) High Availability
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) C#
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) Perl
4 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
4 7 (22.58%) VBScript
5 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Oracle
3 10 (32.26%) IBM
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos