Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 25 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 147 412 480
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 5.74% 6.54% 8.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.53% 35.89% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 310 364
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £334 £310 £275
90th Percentile £519 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.27% -2.74% -15.12%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.88 £28.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.25 £47.92
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 354 1,148 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.83% 18.22% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 808 801
Median daily rate £455 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £326 £312 £288
90th Percentile £613 £600 £538
England median daily rate £500 £476 £475
% change year-on-year +4.99% +0.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -47.26% -8.75%
10th Percentile £33.21 £10.18 £17.42
90th Percentile £48.13 £43.65 £54.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +5.79%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South West.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the South West

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in the South West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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
Wiltshire 0 45 £450 - 13
Somerset +13 34 £421 -0.94% 20
Devon -6 25 £481 +32.16% 18
Bristol -28 24 £410 -3.53% 19
Gloucestershire +4 10 £475 +11.76% 14
Dorset +16 7 £425 +21.43% 14
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 72 (48.98%) SQL
2 66 (44.90%) Security Cleared
3 59 (40.14%) Microsoft
4 58 (39.46%) Windows
5 56 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 53 (36.05%) Azure
6 53 (36.05%) C#
7 52 (35.37%) .NET
8 42 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (23.81%) Oracle
10 32 (21.77%) Active Directory
11 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
11 31 (21.09%) Windows Server
12 30 (20.41%) DevOps
13 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
14 26 (17.69%) Web Services
15 25 (17.01%) Scrum
15 25 (17.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (16.33%) T-SQL
17 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET
17 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (14.97%) .NET Framework
18 22 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (13.61%) HTML
20 20 (13.61%) MVC
20 20 (13.61%) VMware
20 20 (13.61%) Migration
21 19 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
22 18 (12.24%) ETL

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 15 (10.20%) IIS
2 10 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.40%) GeoServer
5 4 (2.72%) Moodle
6 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.04%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.36%) CMS
7 2 (1.36%) Confluence
7 2 (1.36%) DNN
7 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.36%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (36.05%) Azure
2 12 (8.16%) Office 365
3 11 (7.48%) AWS
3 11 (7.48%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.72%) GitHub
6 3 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.04%) GCP
6 3 (2.04%) PaaS
6 3 (2.04%) SaaS
7 2 (1.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.36%) Datadog
7 2 (1.36%) Heroku
7 2 (1.36%) Logic Apps
7 2 (1.36%) NuGet
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) DNS
2 5 (3.40%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) Skype
3 2 (1.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) DHCP
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) PABX
4 1 (0.68%) SMTP
4 1 (0.68%) SNMP
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
6 11 (7.48%) Power BI
7 10 (6.80%) GIS
7 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
7 10 (6.80%) QGIS
8 8 (5.44%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.72%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (2.72%) MS Access
11 4 (2.72%) SAP HANA
11 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.12%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.40%) JMeter
6 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.72%) LSMW
6 4 (2.72%) MSTest
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.72%) Selenium
6 4 (2.72%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.04%) JIRA
7 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.36%) CF BOSH
8 2 (1.36%) Postman
9 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (11.56%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.40%) Back Office
4 3 (2.04%) Electronics
4 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.36%) German Language
5 2 (1.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (42.86%) Developer
2 27 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.61%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (12.93%) C# Developer
5 17 (11.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (10.20%) Administrator
6 15 (10.20%) SQL Developer
7 14 (9.52%) Data Engineer
8 12 (8.16%) Analyst
8 12 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (6.80%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (6.80%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 10 (6.80%) Windows Administrator
10 10 (6.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (6.12%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) Architect
12 7 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (35.37%) .NET
2 26 (17.69%) Web Services
3 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET
4 22 (14.97%) .NET Framework
5 20 (13.61%) HTML
6 18 (12.24%) JSON
7 17 (11.56%) .NET Core
8 16 (10.88%) CSS
9 14 (9.52%) AngularJS
9 14 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (8.84%) RESTful
11 12 (8.16%) jQuery
12 11 (7.48%) PostGIS
12 11 (7.48%) REST
13 10 (6.80%) Entity Framework
13 10 (6.80%) SOAP
14 9 (6.12%) React
15 8 (5.44%) XML
16 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.44%) User Experience
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.08%) Clustering
4 5 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (39.46%) Windows
2 31 (21.09%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (6.12%) Linux
6 8 (5.44%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.40%) Unix
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.04%) CentOS
10 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.41%) DevOps
3 25 (17.01%) Scrum
4 21 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (13.61%) Migration
5 20 (13.61%) MVC
6 18 (12.24%) ETL
7 17 (11.56%) Kanban
8 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.52%) ITIL
9 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (8.16%) Application Packaging
10 12 (8.16%) ERP
10 12 (8.16%) Load Balancing
10 12 (8.16%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.80%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (6.80%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.80%) Microservices
11 10 (6.80%) SDLC
12 9 (6.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 72 (48.98%) SQL
2 53 (36.05%) C#
3 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 24 (16.33%) T-SQL
6 18 (12.24%) Java
7 14 (9.52%) Python
8 12 (8.16%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.80%) VB
10 7 (4.76%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.40%) C++
12 4 (2.72%) ABAP
12 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.72%) VBA
13 3 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (1.36%) VB6
15 1 (0.68%) AWK
15 1 (0.68%) Jython
Qualifications
1 66 (44.90%) Security Cleared
2 56 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.04%) MCSE
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 32 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.56%) XenApp
3 14 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.84%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.48%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (3.40%) Docker
6 5 (3.40%) GeoWebCache
6 5 (3.40%) vSphere
6 5 (3.40%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.68%) NFS
7 1 (0.68%) Squid
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) SCCM
2 7 (4.76%) Puppet
3 5 (3.40%) Ansible
3 5 (3.40%) Terraform
4 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.36%) Cacti
6 2 (1.36%) Ganglia
6 2 (1.36%) Graphite
6 2 (1.36%) logstash
6 2 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.36%) MIIS
6 2 (1.36%) Nagios
6 2 (1.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.68%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (40.14%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.81%) Oracle
3 20 (13.61%) VMware
4 17 (11.56%) Citrix
5 11 (7.48%) Veeam
6 10 (6.80%) ESRI
6 10 (6.80%) HP
7 9 (6.12%) SAP
8 7 (4.76%) Telerik
9 5 (3.40%) Dell
9 5 (3.40%) F5
10 4 (2.72%) Google
10 4 (2.72%) IFS
10 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.04%) Embarcadero
11 3 (2.04%) Talend
12 2 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 2 (1.36%) New Relic
12 2 (1.36%) Splunk
12 2 (1.36%) Tableau