Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 March 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)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 489 393 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.81% 7.57% 8.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.17% 35.63% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 263 312
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £488 £502
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 13
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -27.71% +277.27%
10th Percentile £20.76 £25.15 £27.10
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.85 £43.60
England median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -26.88% +33.33% +36.44%

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 the South West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,281 1,103 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.47% 21.25% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 705 711
South West median daily rate £450 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £283 £258
90th Percentile £600 £539 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 32
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -9.38% +126.47%
10th Percentile £11.85 £23.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.70 £59.23 £43.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -1.73%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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
Bristol -2 165 £425 +13.33% 74
Wiltshire -17 125 £450 +5.88% 35
Gloucestershire -1 65 £425 +3.03% 32
Devon +19 43 £360 +33.95% 40
Somerset -4 39 £375 +3.81% 14
Dorset +5 28 £400 +18.52% 52
Cornwall -3 3 £400 +6.67% 12
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 272 (55.62%) SQL
2 202 (41.31%) .NET
3 187 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 173 (35.38%) C#
5 132 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (25.97%) Finance
7 125 (25.56%) Windows
8 119 (24.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 105 (21.47%) Windows Server
10 98 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
11 94 (19.22%) JavaScript
11 94 (19.22%) ASP.NET
12 92 (18.81%) Oracle
13 91 (18.61%) T-SQL
14 88 (18.00%) MVC
15 87 (17.79%) Security Cleared
16 82 (16.77%) ASP.NET Web API
17 81 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 72 (14.72%) PowerShell
18 72 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (14.31%) HTML
20 69 (14.11%) CSS
20 69 (14.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 68 (13.91%) Active Directory
22 67 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
23 66 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
24 63 (12.88%) VMware
25 62 (12.68%) .NET Framework
26 59 (12.07%) SC Cleared
27 54 (11.04%) .NET Core

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 50 (10.22%) IIS
2 25 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.50%) Confluence
5 16 (3.27%) Apache
6 15 (3.07%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.43%) nginx
9 6 (1.23%) SAS
9 6 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.82%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.61%) Mule
11 3 (0.61%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (6.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 119 (24.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.54%) Office 365
4 23 (4.70%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.84%) PaaS
7 7 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (1.23%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.23%) Serverless
9 5 (1.02%) IaaS
9 5 (1.02%) SaaS
10 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.61%) Datadog
11 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.36%) DNS
2 24 (4.91%) Firewall
3 14 (2.86%) VPN
4 12 (2.45%) DHCP
4 12 (2.45%) SAN
5 11 (2.25%) HTTP
5 11 (2.25%) SSL
6 10 (2.04%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.84%) Skype
8 8 (1.64%) FTP
8 8 (1.64%) SMTP
8 8 (1.64%) SSH
9 7 (1.43%) IPsec
10 6 (1.23%) IPv4
11 5 (1.02%) Internet
12 4 (0.82%) LAN
13 3 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.61%) VSAN
13 3 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 69 (14.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (9.82%) Power BI
5 39 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (6.13%) Oracle Database
7 26 (5.32%) MySQL
7 26 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (3.48%) Big Data
10 17 (3.48%) MongoDB
10 17 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (3.07%) Relational Database
12 13 (2.66%) DB2
12 13 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (2.66%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (5.11%) Visual Studio
5 19 (3.89%) JIRA
6 10 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.82%) Gradle
9 4 (0.82%) Ranorex
9 4 (0.82%) Selenium
10 3 (0.61%) ERwin
10 3 (0.61%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.41%) JUnit
11 2 (0.41%) Maven
11 2 (0.41%) NUnit
11 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 127 (25.97%) Finance
2 40 (8.18%) Manufacturing
3 37 (7.57%) Marketing
4 36 (7.36%) Telecoms
5 35 (7.16%) Electronics
6 28 (5.73%) Banking
7 8 (1.64%) Legal
8 6 (1.23%) Retail
9 5 (1.02%) Local Government
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 4 (0.82%) Games
11 3 (0.61%) Automotive
11 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 234 (47.85%) Developer
2 101 (20.65%) .NET Developer
3 52 (10.63%) DBA
4 48 (9.82%) SQL Developer
5 46 (9.41%) C# Developer
6 40 (8.18%) Architect
7 34 (6.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (6.54%) SQL DBA
9 31 (6.34%) Administrator
10 29 (5.93%) .NET Software Developer
11 28 (5.73%) Software Developer
12 27 (5.52%) CRM Developer
12 27 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 25 (5.11%) Analyst
14 23 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 22 (4.50%) C# Software Developer
15 22 (4.50%) Consultant
15 22 (4.50%) Microsoft Developer
16 16 (3.27%) .NET Architect
16 16 (3.27%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (41.31%) .NET
2 94 (19.22%) ASP.NET
3 82 (16.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 70 (14.31%) HTML
5 69 (14.11%) CSS
6 62 (12.68%) .NET Framework
7 54 (11.04%) .NET Core
8 47 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (9.41%) Web Services
10 41 (8.38%) jQuery
11 38 (7.77%) AngularJS
12 34 (6.95%) REST
13 24 (4.91%) Entity Framework
13 24 (4.91%) XML
14 23 (4.70%) HTML5
14 23 (4.70%) WCF
15 22 (4.50%) Redux
16 21 (4.29%) React
17 17 (3.48%) RESTful
18 15 (3.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (4.50%) Replication
5 15 (3.07%) Clustering
5 15 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.86%) PKI
7 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.82%) NHS
11 3 (0.61%) Fintech
12 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.41%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 125 (25.56%) Windows
2 105 (21.47%) Windows Server
3 52 (10.63%) Linux
4 42 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (6.54%) Unix
6 29 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (5.73%) Windows 10
8 23 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.25%) Solaris
10 8 (1.64%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.43%) SUSE
12 4 (0.82%) Android
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.82%) zOS
13 3 (0.61%) AIX
14 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.41%) CentOS
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (20.04%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (18.00%) MVC
4 72 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (10.63%) ETL
6 49 (10.02%) Scrum
7 46 (9.41%) DevOps
7 46 (9.41%) Microservices
8 38 (7.77%) CRM
9 34 (6.95%) Digital Marketing
9 34 (6.95%) Programme Management
10 30 (6.13%) Migration
11 28 (5.73%) ITIL
11 28 (5.73%) OO
12 27 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (5.32%) Waterfall
14 25 (5.11%) High Availability
15 24 (4.91%) TDD
16 23 (4.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 272 (55.62%) SQL
2 173 (35.38%) C#
3 94 (19.22%) JavaScript
4 91 (18.61%) T-SQL
5 72 (14.72%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.73%) Java
7 17 (3.48%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.27%) Python
9 11 (2.25%) PHP
9 11 (2.25%) VBA
10 7 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.82%) VB
12 4 (0.82%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.61%) C
13 3 (0.61%) Ruby
14 2 (0.41%) Delphi
14 2 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 87 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.32%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.48%) Degree
5 15 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.84%) MCSA
7 8 (1.64%) MCSE
8 7 (1.43%) CCNA
8 7 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.41%) MCAD
10 2 (0.41%) MCPD
10 2 (0.41%) MCSD
10 2 (0.41%) MCTS
11 1 (0.20%) CISSP
11 1 (0.20%) GIAC
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.02%) GDPR
3 4 (0.82%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (13.91%) Active Directory
2 40 (8.18%) Docker
3 30 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.66%) vSphere
6 9 (1.84%) XenApp
7 7 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.41%) UAG
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.41%) Xen
11 2 (0.41%) XenServer
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.29%) SCCM
3 15 (3.07%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 11 (2.25%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.04%) Nagios
6 7 (1.43%) Terraform
7 6 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.02%) Ansible
8 5 (1.02%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.82%) SCOM
10 3 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.61%) Grafana
10 3 (0.61%) Icinga
11 2 (0.41%) Puppet
11 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.41%) WSUS
12 1 (0.20%) Nessus
12 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 187 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 92 (18.81%) Oracle
3 63 (12.88%) VMware
4 38 (7.77%) SAP
5 23 (4.70%) HP
6 19 (3.89%) Citrix
7 18 (3.68%) Cisco
8 15 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 15 (3.07%) Teradata
9 13 (2.66%) SolarWinds
9 13 (2.66%) Sybase
10 10 (2.04%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.64%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.64%) McAfee
11 8 (1.64%) Tableau
12 7 (1.43%) IBM
12 7 (1.43%) jetNEXUS
12 7 (1.43%) Veeam
13 6 (1.23%) BMC
13 6 (1.23%) Netezza