The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 16 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 35 32 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.61% 7.10% 13.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.95% 36.36% 46.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 45
Median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £272 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 73 88 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 22.12% 19.51% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 98
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Gloucestershire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Gloucester +6 15 £400 +6.66% 2
Cirencester +1 6 £275 -15.38% 3
Cheltenham +5 3 £120 - 2
SQL Server
South West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 31 (40.79%) C#
2 31 (40.79%) .NET
3 28 (36.84%) Oracle
4 27 (35.53%) SQL
4 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
4 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
5 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 16 (21.05%) HTML
6 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 15 (19.74%) T-SQL
7 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
7 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
7 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (18.42%) CSS
8 14 (18.42%) Scrum
9 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
9 13 (17.11%) jQuery
9 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
10 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
10 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.79%) VB.NET
11 11 (14.47%) Python
11 11 (14.47%) Linux
11 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (14.47%) SDLC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (11.84%) IIS
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.26%) Apache
4 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.95%) SAS
6 2 (2.63%) Anypoint
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.63%) Confluence
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.63%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.63%) JBoss
6 2 (2.63%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.63%) Mule
6 2 (2.63%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Office 365
3 2 (2.63%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DHCP
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
1 2 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (9.21%) DTS
5 6 (7.89%) MySQL
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 4 (5.26%) MS Access
7 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (2.63%) DB2
9 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 8 (10.53%) Selenium
2 6 (7.89%) Subversion
3 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) WiX
6 2 (2.63%) Ant
6 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.63%) Gradle
6 2 (2.63%) Hudson
6 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
6 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Local Government
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Developer
2 23 (30.26%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.11%) C# Developer
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.84%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) T-SQL Developer
8 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Build Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.95%) DBA
10 3 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.79%) .NET
2 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 16 (21.05%) HTML
3 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
4 14 (18.42%) CSS
5 13 (17.11%) jQuery
6 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.53%) Silverlight
6 8 (10.53%) XML
7 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
7 7 (9.21%) HTML5
7 7 (9.21%) JSON
8 6 (7.89%) WCF
8 6 (7.89%) Web Services
9 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (6.58%) LINQ
9 5 (6.58%) SOAP
10 4 (5.26%) Ninject
10 4 (5.26%) Node.js
10 4 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.95%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (14.47%) Linux
5 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.89%) Unix
8 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.42%) Scrum
3 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
4 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.47%) SDLC
6 10 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.84%) Integration Testing
7 9 (11.84%) MVC
7 9 (11.84%) System Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (10.53%) DevOps
8 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.53%) V-Model
8 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) C#
2 27 (35.53%) SQL
3 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 15 (19.74%) T-SQL
5 12 (15.79%) VB.NET
6 11 (14.47%) Python
7 10 (13.16%) Perl
8 8 (10.53%) C
8 8 (10.53%) Java
9 7 (9.21%) PL/SQL
9 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.95%) C++
11 3 (3.95%) VC++
12 2 (2.63%) Groovy
12 2 (2.63%) R
12 2 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) ISEB
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.63%) Basel II
2 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.63%) CloudHub
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.63%) Netcool
1 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.63%) Unicenter
1 2 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Oracle
2 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) Xamarin
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) Symantec
6 3 (3.95%) IBM
6 3 (3.95%) Teradata
7 2 (2.63%) Capita
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) EMC
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Meridio
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.63%) Veritas