The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 28 June 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)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 13 3
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 22 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.05% 9.13% 19.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.94% 47.83% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 45
Median daily rate £400 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £320 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 68 46 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 32.38% 19.09% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 62 167
Median daily rate £423 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £331 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £462 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Somerset

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Somerset

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Somerset over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Somerset

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Somerset

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Bath +2 6 £200 -48.71% 6
Yeovil +2 5 - - 1
Taunton -7 5 £395 +18.79%
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 30 (61.22%) SQL
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.86%) .NET
4 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
7 14 (28.57%) C#
7 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
8 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
9 12 (24.49%) Web Development
9 12 (24.49%) Scrum
10 11 (22.45%) Finance
10 11 (22.45%) Windows
10 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (20.41%) Linux
11 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (20.41%) MVC
11 10 (20.41%) VMware
12 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
12 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 7 (14.29%) Test Management

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.20%) Office 365
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DHCP
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
1 5 (10.20%) Extranet
1 5 (10.20%) Intranet
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (12.24%) MySQL
6 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (4.08%) Power BI
7 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.08%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.04%) PowerPivot
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) MSTest
3 3 (6.12%) NUnit
3 3 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.12%) Electronics
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.24%) SSIS Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.20%) DBA
4 5 (10.20%) SharePoint Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) SSRS Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (6.12%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.12%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) CRM Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
3 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.20%) CSS
5 5 (10.20%) WPF
6 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.16%) HTML
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (6.12%) jQuery
7 3 (6.12%) WCF
8 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.04%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.04%) Angular 2
9 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.04%) Ext JS
9 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (2.04%) HTML5
9 1 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) RIA
2 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) CentOS
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Unix
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Scrum
2 12 (24.49%) Web Development
3 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (20.41%) MVC
4 7 (14.29%) Test Management
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) Migration
6 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
6 5 (10.20%) Release Management
6 5 (10.20%) SDLC
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
7 4 (8.16%) ETL
7 4 (8.16%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) C#
3 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
4 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.24%) PHP
6 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.12%) Python
7 3 (6.12%) Ruby
8 2 (4.08%) VBA
9 1 (2.04%) Java
9 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.20%) Samba
2 5 (10.20%) Squid
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Nagios
1 5 (10.20%) Webmin
1 5 (10.20%) Xymon
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Citrix
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.20%) Veeam
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 3 (6.12%) Sybase
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Telerik
Bath
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