Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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)
England > South West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 491 434 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.01% 7.92% 8.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.61% 40.83% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 278 399
South West median daily rate £375 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +5.29% -
10th Percentile £266 £264 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £523
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £43.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.12% +32.31% -16.67%
10th Percentile £28.01 £32.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.92 £53.50 £43.90
England median hourly rate £29.75 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -20.67% +22.95% +22.00%

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 1,180 1,063 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.66% 19.39% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 664 831
South West median daily rate £415 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 24
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.59% +21.54% +4.84%
10th Percentile £17.42 £13.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.83 £49.00 £44.95
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +14.00%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Bristol +4 214 £380 +4.83% 80
Gloucestershire +7 73 £413 +6.45% 33
Wiltshire -2 67 £425 +18.88% 46
Somerset +5 56 £388 -1.90% 12
Devon +11 34 £320 -8.57% 24
Dorset +4 31 £375 +5.26% 34
Cornwall -6 4 £363 +11.54% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 268 (54.58%) .NET
2 238 (48.47%) C#
3 224 (45.62%) SQL
4 204 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (32.38%) Microsoft
6 157 (31.98%) MVC
7 144 (29.33%) ASP.NET
8 143 (29.12%) JavaScript
9 128 (26.07%) HTML
10 110 (22.40%) Finance
11 108 (22.00%) Oracle
12 106 (21.59%) CSS
12 106 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
13 92 (18.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 90 (18.33%) T-SQL
15 88 (17.92%) .NET Framework
16 84 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
17 81 (16.50%) Windows
18 80 (16.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 73 (14.87%) jQuery
20 72 (14.66%) Scrum
20 72 (14.66%) AngularJS
21 69 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
21 69 (14.05%) Test Automation
22 68 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
23 67 (13.65%) PowerShell
24 64 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
26 55 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 52 (10.59%) DevOps

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 24 (4.89%) IIS
2 23 (4.68%) Confluence
3 15 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.85%) CMS
5 10 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.83%) Drupal
7 7 (1.43%) SAS
8 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.22%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.02%) Kentico
9 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.81%) Apache
11 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.41%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.41%) Maximo
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Endur
4 1 (0.20%) Findur
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 106 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.87%) npm
4 16 (3.26%) NuGet
5 15 (3.05%) Office 365
6 13 (2.65%) PaaS
6 13 (2.65%) SaaS
7 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.43%) IaaS
8 5 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.05%) HTTP
2 9 (1.83%) DNS
2 9 (1.83%) SAN
3 5 (1.02%) Internet
4 4 (0.81%) NAS
4 4 (0.81%) Network Security
5 3 (0.61%) DDNS
5 3 (0.61%) Firewall
5 3 (0.61%) Intranet
5 3 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.61%) Skype
6 2 (0.41%) DHCP
7 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.20%) IPsec
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (11.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (5.70%) Power BI
5 26 (5.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 25 (5.09%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (4.28%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (3.67%) MySQL
11 17 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (3.05%) RDBMS
13 12 (2.44%) MS Access
14 10 (2.04%) DataStage
14 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
15 9 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (1.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (8.35%) Visual Studio
4 32 (6.52%) Selenium
5 30 (6.11%) JIRA
6 25 (5.09%) NUnit
7 21 (4.28%) SpecFlow
8 20 (4.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.65%) Moq
9 13 (2.65%) XMLUnit
9 13 (2.65%) xUnit.net
10 11 (2.24%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.24%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.83%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.22%) MSTest
14 4 (0.81%) ERwin
14 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 110 (22.40%) Finance
2 31 (6.31%) Manufacturing
2 31 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.09%) Marketing
4 23 (4.68%) Electronics
5 14 (2.85%) Banking
6 9 (1.83%) Retail
7 5 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
8 4 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 293 (59.67%) Developer
2 141 (28.72%) .NET Developer
3 73 (14.87%) C# Developer
4 51 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (8.76%) SQL Developer
6 39 (7.94%) Analyst
6 39 (7.94%) Architect
7 31 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (5.70%) Software Developer
9 24 (4.89%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 21 (4.28%) DBA
12 20 (4.07%) .NET Software Developer
12 20 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (4.07%) SQL DBA
13 19 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (3.87%) SQL Server Developer
14 18 (3.67%) .NET Architect
15 17 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (54.58%) .NET
2 144 (29.33%) ASP.NET
3 128 (26.07%) HTML
4 106 (21.59%) CSS
5 92 (18.74%) ASP.NET Web API
6 88 (17.92%) .NET Framework
7 73 (14.87%) jQuery
8 72 (14.66%) AngularJS
9 68 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (8.15%) JSON
11 38 (7.74%) Web Services
12 36 (7.33%) Entity Framework
12 36 (7.33%) REST
13 34 (6.92%) XML
14 32 (6.52%) .NET Core
15 30 (6.11%) SOAP
16 27 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (4.68%) HTML5
17 23 (4.68%) RESTful
18 21 (4.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.44%) iPad
3 12 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.04%) User Experience
5 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.22%) Clustering
7 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.02%) PKI
8 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.61%) Fintech
9 3 (0.61%) Robotics
10 2 (0.41%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) NHS
10 2 (0.41%) Replication
10 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (16.50%) Windows
2 46 (9.37%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.31%) Linux
4 15 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.24%) Unix
7 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) Android
8 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (31.98%) MVC
3 84 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (14.66%) Scrum
5 69 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (14.05%) Test Automation
6 52 (10.59%) DevOps
7 47 (9.57%) ETL
8 44 (8.96%) Microservices
9 43 (8.76%) Web Development
10 39 (7.94%) Unit Testing
11 36 (7.33%) Migration
11 36 (7.33%) TDD
12 30 (6.11%) SDLC
13 27 (5.50%) CRM
13 27 (5.50%) E-Commerce
13 27 (5.50%) OO
14 25 (5.09%) BDD
14 25 (5.09%) Data Modelling
14 25 (5.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 238 (48.47%) C#
2 224 (45.62%) SQL
3 143 (29.12%) JavaScript
4 90 (18.33%) T-SQL
5 67 (13.65%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.89%) Java
7 16 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 15 (3.05%) VB.NET
9 14 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.65%) VBA
11 11 (2.24%) Python
11 11 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.04%) VBScript
13 9 (1.83%) PHP
14 6 (1.22%) C
15 4 (0.81%) C++
16 2 (0.41%) Java 8
16 2 (0.41%) R
16 2 (0.41%) VB
17 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.07%) Degree
4 13 (2.65%) ISEB
5 5 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.28%) QA
2 13 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.83%) WCAG
4 3 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (7.54%) Docker
2 36 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.22%) vSphere
5 5 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (5.09%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.05%) SCCM
3 10 (2.04%) WMI
4 8 (1.63%) SCOM
5 5 (1.02%) WSUS
6 4 (0.81%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.41%) Netcool
7 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.41%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 159 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 108 (22.00%) Oracle
3 25 (5.09%) SAP
4 23 (4.68%) VMware
5 18 (3.67%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.44%) Teradata
7 9 (1.83%) IBM
8 8 (1.63%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.43%) Citrix
9 7 (1.43%) Netezza
9 7 (1.43%) Zend
10 5 (1.02%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.02%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.81%) Capita
11 4 (0.81%) EMC
11 4 (0.81%) HP
11 4 (0.81%) McAfee
11 4 (0.81%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.81%) Tableau
12 3 (0.61%) Google