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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Devon / Exeter
Rank 15 7 20
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 8.11% 14.47% 3.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.00% 78.57% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £335 £300 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £341 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

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 25 14 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 16.89% 18.42% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Median daily rate £475 £338 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £365 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Exeter over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Exeter

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Exeter

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 26 (60.47%) Oracle
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (46.51%) Oracle Database
3 19 (44.19%) SQL
4 17 (39.53%) .NET
5 14 (32.56%) Linux
6 13 (30.23%) ITIL
7 11 (25.58%) IIS
7 11 (25.58%) C#
7 11 (25.58%) Perl
8 10 (23.26%) Subversion
8 10 (23.26%) WebSphere
8 10 (23.26%) GlassFish
8 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (23.26%) VBScript
8 10 (23.26%) Ant
8 10 (23.26%) AIX
8 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
8 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
8 10 (23.26%) Kerberos
8 10 (23.26%) IBM
8 10 (23.26%) Domain Models
9 9 (20.93%) Scrum
9 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
11 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
11 7 (16.28%) Back Office
11 7 (16.28%) MVC
11 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 11g

SQL Server
Top Related 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 11 (25.58%) IIS
2 10 (23.26%) GlassFish
2 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 10 (23.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) Oracle Database
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.33%) GIS
6 1 (2.33%) OLTP
6 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Ant
1 10 (23.26%) Subversion
2 6 (13.95%) Toad
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 7 (16.28%) Back Office
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Applications Support
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.95%) DBA
5 6 (13.95%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (13.95%) SQL DBA
6 5 (11.63%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) IT Support
8 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Consultant
9 2 (4.65%) Administrator
9 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) jQuery
2 4 (9.30%) JSON
2 4 (9.30%) REST
3 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
3 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (6.98%) WCF
4 1 (2.33%) Cocoon
4 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) AIX
2 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Domain Models
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
5 7 (16.28%) MVC
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) OO
7 3 (6.98%) OOD
8 2 (4.65%) CRM
8 2 (4.65%) High Availability
9 1 (2.33%) BDD
9 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.33%) Data Management
9 1 (2.33%) DevOps
9 1 (2.33%) ETL
9 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.33%) Release Management
9 1 (2.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) C#
2 11 (25.58%) Perl
3 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
3 10 (23.26%) VBScript
4 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) Java
6 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
1 26 (60.47%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) IBM
2 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Sophos
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Xamarin