Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.04% 10.40% 12.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.67% 46.67% 62.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 56
Somerset median daily rate £385 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £277 £200 £266
90th Percentile £446 £550 £469
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Somerset median hourly rate - £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.58% -
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -7.32% +5.81% -6.63%

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 Somerset with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 150 105 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 29.18% 22.29% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 68 77
Somerset median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £306 £275
90th Percentile £538 £586 £480
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +22.58% +29.17%
10th Percentile £39.00 £46.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £40.20 £49.63 £41.00
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% +14.75% -6.15%

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Bath +8 41 £375 -6.25% 11
Taunton -5 10 £406 +15.74% 1
Street - 5 £400 -
Bridgwater - 1 £325 - 3
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 54 (80.60%) SQL
2 33 (49.25%) T-SQL
3 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (41.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (41.79%) PowerShell
4 27 (40.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (40.30%) .NET
5 26 (38.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (23.88%) Oracle
8 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
9 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
9 14 (20.90%) C#
10 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
10 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
11 10 (14.93%) Relational Database
11 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (14.93%) RDBMS
11 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
11 10 (14.93%) ETL
11 10 (14.93%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.43%) Finance
12 9 (13.43%) PaaS
12 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (11.94%) IaaS

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 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.99%) Mule
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.43%) PaaS
3 8 (11.94%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Apigee
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.99%) Google Play
4 2 (2.99%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) SMS
1 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (38.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (14.93%) RDBMS
4 10 (14.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (11.94%) Power BI
6 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (10.45%) MySQL
7 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (5.97%) OLAP
10 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.99%) MS Access
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.99%) SQLite
10 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
11 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 27 (40.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
3 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (8.96%) MSTest
4 6 (8.96%) NUnit
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.99%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.99%) Selenium
7 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Electronics
2 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.96%) Marketing
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) DBA
2 13 (19.40%) SQL DBA
3 8 (11.94%) Release Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (10.45%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Configuration Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Release and Configuration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Azure Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Integration Developer
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) SQL BI Developer
8 3 (4.48%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) .NET
2 14 (20.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 5 (7.46%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.97%) Web Services
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.48%) HTML5
5 3 (4.48%) REST
6 2 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.99%) JPA
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) Sass
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Spring Batch
6 2 (2.99%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
1 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (22.39%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
3 10 (14.93%) ETL
3 10 (14.93%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.94%) Data Analysis
4 8 (11.94%) MVC
4 8 (11.94%) Scrum
5 7 (10.45%) DevOps
5 7 (10.45%) Release Management
6 6 (8.96%) BDD
6 6 (8.96%) Data Management
6 6 (8.96%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.96%) Test Management
7 5 (7.46%) Open Source
7 5 (7.46%) SDLC
8 4 (5.97%) Data Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 54 (80.60%) SQL
2 33 (49.25%) T-SQL
3 28 (41.79%) PowerShell
4 14 (20.90%) C#
5 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.46%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.99%) VB
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
10 1 (1.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Kibana
1 2 (2.99%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.88%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 4 (5.97%) Google
5 2 (2.99%) Apple
5 2 (2.99%) Xamarin