Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 68 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.77% 10.26% 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.77% 47.22% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 60
Somerset median daily rate £400 £352 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +8.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £159 £262
90th Percentile £481 £488 £489
South West median daily rate £416 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +11.00% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £35.75 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.48% -15.38% -
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% -27.71% -3.49%

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 171 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 34.62% 21.73% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 66 74
Somerset median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £224 £275
90th Percentile £600 £494 £496
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 16
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -10.63% +33.33%
10th Percentile £39.50 £25.78 £14.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £46.33 £42.63
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% +1.33%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 0 43 £375 - 9
Taunton -3 7 £415 +18.57% 1
Street - 4 £416 -
Yeovil -4 3 - - 2
Portishead - 1 - - 1
Bridgwater - 1 £325 - 1
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 51 (75.00%) SQL
2 31 (45.59%) T-SQL
2 31 (45.59%) PowerShell
3 29 (42.65%) .NET
3 29 (42.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (38.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 16 (23.53%) C#
8 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (20.59%) Oracle
9 14 (20.59%) Windows
9 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
10 12 (17.65%) MVC
10 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 12 (17.65%) Load Balancing
10 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
11 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (16.18%) HTML
12 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
12 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
12 10 (14.71%) RDBMS
12 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
13 9 (13.24%) IaaS
13 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC

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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.94%) Mule
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.24%) IaaS
2 9 (13.24%) PaaS
3 3 (4.41%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Apigee
4 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) Google Play
5 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) RDBMS
5 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
6 8 (11.76%) Power BI
6 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (10.29%) MySQL
7 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (5.88%) OLAP
9 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.94%) SQLite
10 2 (2.94%) Star Schema
11 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.82%) MSTest
4 6 (8.82%) NUnit
5 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.41%) Selenium
7 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.94%) JMeter
7 2 (2.94%) Maven
7 2 (2.94%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.94%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Electronics
2 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.29%) Marketing
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) DBA
3 13 (19.12%) SQL DBA
4 8 (11.76%) Administrator
4 8 (11.76%) Release Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Configuration Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Release and Configuration Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.41%) CRM Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Data Integration Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) .NET
2 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
3 11 (16.18%) HTML
4 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (13.24%) CSS
6 8 (11.76%) HTML5
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Core
7 5 (7.35%) Web Services
7 5 (7.35%) XML
8 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (5.88%) REST
9 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (4.41%) LINQ
9 3 (4.41%) WCF
10 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.94%) GWT
10 2 (2.94%) JMS
10 2 (2.94%) JSON
10 2 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Fintech
3 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 12 (17.65%) MVC
4 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 8 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 8 (11.76%) DevOps
6 7 (10.29%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (10.29%) Programme Management
6 7 (10.29%) Release Management
7 6 (8.82%) Data Management
7 6 (8.82%) ETL
7 6 (8.82%) Scrum
7 6 (8.82%) SDLC
7 6 (8.82%) Test Management
8 5 (7.35%) Open Source
9 4 (5.88%) BDD
9 4 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (5.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 51 (75.00%) SQL
2 31 (45.59%) PowerShell
2 31 (45.59%) T-SQL
3 16 (23.53%) C#
4 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (4.41%) Java
6 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.94%) Delphi
7 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Kibana
1 2 (2.94%) logstash
2 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) SAP
4 4 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) Apple
5 2 (2.94%) Xamarin