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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South West / Somerset
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 14.62% 10.57% 13.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.58% 62.22% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 28
Median daily rate £350 £375 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £635 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +24.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.50 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £35.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 48 45 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 22.64% 16.98% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 75
Median daily rate £350 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +2.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £1,846 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +4 18 £350 -11.11% 11
Taunton -5 4 £296 -12.22% 4
Yeovil +8 3 - -
Clevedon - 1 - -
SQL Server
South West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 42 (59.15%) .NET
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (54.93%) SQL
4 36 (50.70%) C#
5 27 (38.03%) Scrum
6 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
7 24 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (32.39%) ASP.NET
9 20 (28.17%) MVC
9 20 (28.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (28.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (26.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (23.94%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (21.13%) HTML
12 15 (21.13%) Finance
13 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
13 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
13 13 (18.31%) Web Development
13 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
13 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (16.90%) HTML5
14 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
14 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
15 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
16 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (14.08%) Kanban
16 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
17 9 (12.68%) CSS
17 9 (12.68%) WPF

SQL Server
Top Related 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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) NServiceBus
3 3 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.41%) Magento
2 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 20 (28.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (28.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (26.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.63%) PowerPivot
6 4 (5.63%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.23%) MySQL
7 3 (4.23%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.82%) Power BI
8 2 (2.82%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.41%) Big Data
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
3 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.45%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.23%) NUnit
6 3 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.82%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.82%) MSTest
8 1 (1.41%) NuGet
8 1 (1.41%) Selenium
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Developer
2 20 (28.17%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.94%) C# Developer
4 13 (18.31%) SQL Developer
5 11 (15.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (14.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (12.68%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (8.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (8.45%) HTML Developer
9 6 (8.45%) SSRS Developer
10 5 (7.04%) DBA
10 5 (7.04%) SQL BI Developer
11 4 (5.63%) Administrator
11 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Test Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Tester
12 3 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (59.15%) .NET
2 23 (32.39%) ASP.NET
3 15 (21.13%) HTML
4 13 (18.31%) .NET Framework
5 12 (16.90%) HTML5
6 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (12.68%) CSS
7 9 (12.68%) WPF
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 6 (8.45%) jQuery
8 6 (8.45%) LINQ
9 5 (7.04%) Entity Framework
9 5 (7.04%) XML
10 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (4.23%) Ext JS
10 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.82%) Apache Flex
11 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
1 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.41%) User Experience
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.03%) Scrum
3 20 (28.17%) MVC
4 17 (23.94%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (18.31%) Web Development
6 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.08%) Kanban
9 8 (11.27%) BDD
10 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.04%) DevOps
11 5 (7.04%) ITIL
11 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Pair Programming
11 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.04%) Release Management
11 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.04%) TDD
11 5 (7.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.93%) SQL
2 36 (50.70%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) Java
7 1 (1.41%) Perl
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.41%) VBA
7 1 (1.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) ISEB
3 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) VMware
4 4 (5.63%) Sybase
5 3 (4.23%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.41%) ATG
7 1 (1.41%) BEA
7 1 (1.41%) Tableau
7 1 (1.41%) VeriFone
7 1 (1.41%) WorldPay
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