The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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)
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 20 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 6.29% 6.29% 6.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.56% 31.03% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £325 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £22.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
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 Exeter with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 36 29 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 20.57% 20.28% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 20
Median daily rate £325 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -17.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £340 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £22.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
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 Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter 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 Exeter

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Exeter

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Exeter

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 Exeter region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) .NET
3 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 9 (39.13%) C#
4 9 (39.13%) Perl
4 9 (39.13%) IIS
5 8 (34.78%) ITIL
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
6 7 (30.43%) Domain Models
6 7 (30.43%) GlassFish
6 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) Subversion
6 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
6 7 (30.43%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 7 (30.43%) Ant
6 7 (30.43%) VBScript
6 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
6 7 (30.43%) AIX
7 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter 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 9 (39.13%) IIS
2 7 (30.43%) GlassFish
2 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Kerberos
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) Power BI
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Ant
1 7 (30.43%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) TestRail
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Support
4 5 (21.74%) Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) IT Support
8 1 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (4.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Domain Models
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Database Security
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) Perl
3 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 7 (30.43%) VBScript
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos