Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 21 January 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)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 11.09% 8.87% 8.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.96% 53.19% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 6
Portsmouth median daily rate £363 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £287 £308 £274
90th Percentile £500 £422 £489
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.01% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Portsmouth median hourly rate £53.79 £30.88 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.20% -28.20% -10.10%
10th Percentile £25.85 £19.24 £41.50
90th Percentile £60.14 £42.21 £45.55
Hampshire median hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -28.89% +5.88% -5.56%

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 159 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 32.65% 16.67% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 25 22
Portsmouth median daily rate £475 £390 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +17.74% -5.36%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £228
90th Percentile £538 £525 £425
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Portsmouth median hourly rate £48.14 £45.60 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +6.03% +47.44%
10th Percentile £28.68 £29.44 £23.80
90th Percentile £79.39 £47.10 £45.40
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Portsmouth

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 33 (61.11%) .NET
2 31 (57.41%) C#
3 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (40.74%) SQL
4 22 (40.74%) .NET Framework
4 22 (40.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
6 20 (37.04%) MVC
7 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
8 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (31.48%) Visual Studio
10 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (24.07%) LINQ
11 13 (24.07%) Web Services
11 13 (24.07%) Entity Framework
12 12 (22.22%) WCF
12 12 (22.22%) TDD
13 11 (20.37%) XML
14 10 (18.52%) Oracle
14 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
14 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 9 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (16.67%) API Development
15 9 (16.67%) HTML
15 9 (16.67%) CSS
15 9 (16.67%) Windows
15 9 (16.67%) OO
16 8 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
16 8 (14.81%) SOAP

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 4 (7.41%) IIS
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) Boomi
2 1 (1.85%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) IMAP
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) SMTP
3 3 (5.56%) HTTP
4 2 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (9.26%) SAP HANA
5 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) OLAP
7 1 (1.85%) Power BI
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) InstallShield
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 22 (40.74%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Integration Developer
6 4 (7.41%) SAP Developer
6 4 (7.41%) SAP PI Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.56%) DBA
7 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (61.11%) .NET
2 22 (40.74%) .NET Framework
2 22 (40.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (24.07%) Entity Framework
5 13 (24.07%) LINQ
5 13 (24.07%) Web Services
6 12 (22.22%) WCF
7 11 (20.37%) XML
8 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 9 (16.67%) CSS
8 9 (16.67%) HTML
9 8 (14.81%) .NET Core
9 8 (14.81%) SOAP
10 7 (12.96%) jQuery
10 7 (12.96%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (12.96%) RequireJS
11 5 (9.26%) Ajax
11 5 (9.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) MVC
2 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) TDD
4 9 (16.67%) API Development
4 9 (16.67%) OO
5 8 (14.81%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (9.26%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) EAI
8 4 (7.41%) ERP
8 4 (7.41%) Information Management
8 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (7.41%) Line Management
8 4 (7.41%) Scorecard
8 4 (7.41%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (57.41%) C#
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.11%) Java
6 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.41%) ABAP
8 2 (3.70%) C
8 2 (3.70%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) MCSA
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PMO
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) MOM
1 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) SAP
4 4 (7.41%) Remedy
5 3 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.85%) Xamarin