The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 27 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 11 24
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 2.27% 11.56% 3.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.54% 39.53% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £185 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £465 £408
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 £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -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 Guildford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26 43 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 19.70% 29.25% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 12
Median daily rate £438 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +46.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £375
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 £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Guildford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Guildford

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Guildford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Designer
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft