Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 6 months to 20 August 2019 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 23 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 251 284 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 7.05% 7.66% 7.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.01% 33.85% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 184 172
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.32%
10th Percentile £310 £298 £241
90th Percentile £600 £488 £472
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
Hampshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.80% -10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £43.45 £21.60 £41.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £44.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £47.85 £40.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +18.87% -5.29% +6.25%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 738 839 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.72% 22.64% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 518 436
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £427 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% +10.06% +6.90%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £528
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 25
Hampshire median hourly rate £51.25 £41.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.49% -4.60% +2.35%
10th Percentile £23.25 £21.25 £16.30
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.25 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year +18.75% +105.37% -45.13%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Hampshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Hampshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Hampshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Hampshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Hampshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth +4 57 £425 +17.24% 19
Farnborough -3 40 £425 +6.25% 14
Southampton -10 31 £366 -13.82% 29
Basingstoke -14 27 £400 -5.88% 20
Winchester +17 14 £490 +15.29% 4
Fleet +6 11 £383 -4.38% 4
Fareham -3 10 - - 8
Andover -6 8 £210 -44.81% 4
Aldershot - 5 £513 - 4
Havant +3 4 £385 -14.44% 1
Eastleigh +1 4 £400 - 5
Hook -7 4 £475 +46.15% 2
Gosport - 1 - -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 128 (51.00%) C#
2 118 (47.01%) SQL
3 115 (45.82%) .NET
4 114 (45.42%) Microsoft
5 83 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (31.08%) Windows
7 77 (30.68%) JavaScript
8 71 (28.29%) ASP.NET
9 70 (27.89%) CSS
10 69 (27.49%) MVC
11 63 (25.10%) HTML
12 48 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
13 47 (18.73%) Oracle
14 44 (17.53%) TDD
15 41 (16.33%) Web Services
16 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
17 38 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (14.74%) Migration
18 37 (14.74%) jQuery
19 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
19 35 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 35 (13.94%) Active Directory
20 34 (13.55%) VMware
20 34 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
21 32 (12.75%) Windows Server
22 29 (11.55%) .NET Framework
22 29 (11.55%) Visual Studio
23 27 (10.76%) Linux
23 27 (10.76%) SOLID
24 26 (10.36%) Finance

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 18 (7.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.18%) IIS
4 11 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.59%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.19%) Apache
7 4 (1.59%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.20%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.20%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.20%) SAS
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.80%) Confluence
9 2 (0.80%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.80%) nginx
9 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.98%) Power Platform
3 14 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (3.19%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.79%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (2.39%) Office 365
8 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.20%) PaaS
8 3 (1.20%) SaaS
9 2 (0.80%) IaaS
9 2 (0.80%) Serverless
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.18%) LAN
2 11 (4.38%) Firewall
3 9 (3.59%) SAN
3 9 (3.59%) WAN
4 8 (3.19%) DNS
5 4 (1.59%) DHCP
5 4 (1.59%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.59%) Multicast
5 4 (1.59%) SSL
6 3 (1.20%) Skype
6 3 (1.20%) VLAN
6 3 (1.20%) VPN
6 3 (1.20%) VSAN
7 2 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.40%) FCoE
8 1 (0.40%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) RS-232
8 1 (0.40%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (10.36%) Relational Database
3 25 (9.96%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (7.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (7.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (6.37%) Big Data
8 14 (5.58%) MySQL
8 14 (5.58%) Power BI
9 13 (5.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (5.18%) MongoDB
9 13 (5.18%) Oracle Database
10 12 (4.78%) Data Lake
11 11 (4.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 11 (4.38%) Hadoop
12 10 (3.98%) NoSQL
12 10 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (3.59%) HDInsight
13 9 (3.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (11.55%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (7.17%) Bitbucket
3 18 (7.17%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.98%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.79%) JIRA
6 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.80%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.80%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.80%) Subversion
7 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) ERwin
8 1 (0.40%) FishEye
8 1 (0.40%) Gitweb
8 1 (0.40%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) MSTest
8 1 (0.40%) NUnit
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (10.36%) Finance
2 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.59%) Retail
3 6 (2.39%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.99%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.59%) Local Government
5 4 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.80%) Law
6 2 (0.80%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.40%) Avionics
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 127 (50.60%) Developer
2 55 (21.91%) .NET Developer
3 34 (13.55%) C# Developer
4 27 (10.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (7.57%) Software Developer
6 17 (6.77%) Consultant
7 14 (5.58%) Architect
7 14 (5.58%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.18%) WinForms Developer
9 11 (4.38%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (3.98%) Analyst
10 10 (3.98%) C# WPF Developer
10 10 (3.98%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.98%) WPF Developer
11 9 (3.59%) DBA
11 9 (3.59%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 9 (3.59%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (45.82%) .NET
2 71 (28.29%) ASP.NET
3 70 (27.89%) CSS
4 63 (25.10%) HTML
5 41 (16.33%) Web Services
6 37 (14.74%) jQuery
7 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (11.55%) .NET Framework
9 25 (9.96%) .NET Core
10 23 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (8.76%) REST
12 21 (8.37%) Entity Framework
12 21 (8.37%) XML
13 20 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 19 (7.57%) AngularJS
14 19 (7.57%) JSON
15 17 (6.77%) WinForms
15 17 (6.77%) WPF
16 16 (6.37%) Ajax
17 15 (5.98%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.78%) Clustering
4 11 (4.38%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (3.19%) Replication
5 8 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.99%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.59%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.80%) Life Science
9 2 (0.80%) User Experience
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.08%) Windows
2 32 (12.75%) Windows Server
3 27 (10.76%) Linux
4 18 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.19%) AIX
6 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.79%) Unix
8 5 (1.99%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.20%) Android
9 3 (1.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.49%) MVC
3 44 (17.53%) TDD
4 38 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (14.74%) Migration
6 34 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (10.76%) SOLID
8 25 (9.96%) ETL
9 21 (8.37%) DevOps
10 20 (7.97%) Analytics
11 18 (7.17%) Web Development
12 16 (6.37%) OOP
13 15 (5.98%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (5.58%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (5.58%) Dependency Injection
14 14 (5.58%) ITIL
14 14 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.18%) Data Modelling
16 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (4.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 128 (51.00%) C#
2 118 (47.01%) SQL
3 77 (30.68%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.76%) T-SQL
5 21 (8.37%) TypeScript
6 20 (7.97%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.77%) Python
8 15 (5.98%) R
9 9 (3.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (3.59%) Ruby
10 7 (2.79%) Java
10 7 (2.79%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.79%) U-SQL
11 6 (2.39%) Perl
11 6 (2.39%) VB
12 4 (1.59%) C
13 3 (1.20%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.20%) VBScript
14 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.57%) DV Cleared
3 18 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.19%) Degree
5 7 (2.79%) MCSE
5 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.99%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.59%) CISA
7 4 (1.59%) CISSP
7 4 (1.59%) ISACA
7 4 (1.59%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) ITGC
1 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (13.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.77%) Docker
2 17 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.59%) vSphere
4 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.99%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.59%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.20%) vCloud
7 3 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (5.18%) SCCM
2 12 (4.78%) SCOM
3 8 (3.19%) Ansible
4 6 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.39%) Puppet
5 5 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.99%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.59%) Consul
6 4 (1.59%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.59%) Mesos
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.59%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.59%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.59%) WSUS
7 3 (1.20%) Kibana
7 3 (1.20%) Oozie
7 3 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.20%) vRealize
8 2 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 114 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.73%) Oracle
3 34 (13.55%) VMware
4 19 (7.57%) Telerik
5 15 (5.98%) SAP
6 12 (4.78%) NetApp
7 11 (4.38%) Citrix
8 8 (3.19%) EMC
8 8 (3.19%) Splunk
9 7 (2.79%) Databricks
9 7 (2.79%) IBM
10 6 (2.39%) Cisco
10 6 (2.39%) Veritas
11 4 (1.59%) Avaya
11 4 (1.59%) Meraki
12 3 (1.20%) Mitel
12 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.20%) Sage
12 3 (1.20%) StreamSets
12 3 (1.20%) Symantec