Period
to 16 December 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 16 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)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 608 389 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.38% 7.05% 10.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.96% 36.53% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 264 443
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £263
90th Percentile £575 £488 £494
England median daily rate £438 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.53% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 17
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -27.71% -3.49%
10th Percentile £18.83 £22.00 £25.45
90th Percentile £58.70 £58.75 £48.00
England median hourly rate £24.99 £36.31 £28.94
% change year-on-year -31.18% +25.47% +12.52%

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 1,449 1,065 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.36% 19.30% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 674 846
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £277 £263
90th Percentile £575 £529 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 35
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -
10th Percentile £18.59 £13.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.13 £58.75 £46.90
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year -0.76% +18.02% +0.91%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 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
Bristol +3 247 £413 +10.00% 85
Gloucestershire +9 95 £438 +4.48% 41
Wiltshire -12 91 £475 +15.85% 17
Somerset +3 68 £400 +13.64% 18
Devon +10 45 £345 +50.00% 28
Dorset +11 35 £400 +14.29% 45
Cornwall -9 1 £500 +33.33% 9
Avon - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 347 (57.07%) SQL
2 266 (43.75%) .NET
3 217 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (35.36%) C#
5 203 (33.39%) Microsoft
6 162 (26.64%) JavaScript
7 155 (25.49%) Oracle
8 150 (24.67%) ASP.NET
9 149 (24.51%) MVC
10 138 (22.70%) Finance
11 129 (21.22%) Windows
12 127 (20.89%) HTML
13 123 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 121 (19.90%) T-SQL
15 109 (17.93%) CSS
16 108 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
16 108 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 101 (16.61%) PowerShell
18 99 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
19 98 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
20 93 (15.30%) Windows Server
21 90 (14.80%) .NET Framework
22 84 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 82 (13.49%) ASP.NET Web API
24 76 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
25 73 (12.01%) Data Warehouse
25 73 (12.01%) Scrum
26 72 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
27 69 (11.35%) Security Cleared
28 68 (11.18%) jQuery

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 39 (6.41%) IIS
2 24 (3.95%) Confluence
2 24 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.47%) Apache
3 15 (2.47%) CMS
3 15 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.97%) SAS
5 9 (1.48%) Drupal
6 8 (1.32%) ColdFusion
7 7 (1.15%) nginx
8 6 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 123 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.62%) Office 365
4 19 (3.13%) npm
4 19 (3.13%) PaaS
5 17 (2.80%) NuGet
6 13 (2.14%) IaaS
7 8 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.32%) SaaS
8 7 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.49%) Datadog
10 3 (0.49%) GitHub
10 3 (0.49%) Google Play
10 3 (0.49%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.29%) DNS
2 17 (2.80%) HTTP
3 12 (1.97%) VPN
4 11 (1.81%) Firewall
4 11 (1.81%) NetScaler
5 8 (1.32%) SSL
6 7 (1.15%) Internet
6 7 (1.15%) IPsec
7 5 (0.82%) DHCP
7 5 (0.82%) SAN
7 5 (0.82%) Skype
8 4 (0.66%) Network Security
9 3 (0.49%) Intranet
9 3 (0.49%) LAN
9 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.33%) Extranet
10 2 (0.33%) VSAN
10 2 (0.33%) Wireless
11 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 84 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (12.01%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (7.07%) Power BI
5 41 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 41 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (6.41%) MySQL
7 35 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (5.59%) Oracle Database
9 26 (4.28%) RDBMS
10 21 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (3.13%) Big Data
13 16 (2.63%) MS Access
14 15 (2.47%) DB2
14 15 (2.47%) MongoDB
15 13 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (1.97%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 76 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (10.03%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 34 (5.59%) Selenium
5 28 (4.61%) JIRA
6 25 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (3.29%) SpecFlow
8 18 (2.96%) Jenkins
9 15 (2.47%) NUnit
10 14 (2.30%) XMLUnit
11 13 (2.14%) Moq
11 13 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (2.14%) SoapUI
11 13 (2.14%) TeamCity
11 13 (2.14%) xUnit.net
12 9 (1.48%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.99%) ERwin
13 6 (0.99%) MSTest
General
1 138 (22.70%) Finance
2 46 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 44 (7.24%) Manufacturing
4 41 (6.74%) Marketing
5 37 (6.09%) Electronics
6 18 (2.96%) Banking
7 9 (1.48%) Retail
8 7 (1.15%) Legal
9 5 (0.82%) Games
10 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (53.45%) Developer
2 151 (24.84%) .NET Developer
3 59 (9.70%) SQL Developer
4 53 (8.72%) C# Developer
5 48 (7.89%) Architect
6 44 (7.24%) Analyst
7 41 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 41 (6.74%) DBA
8 38 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 37 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 31 (5.10%) .NET Software Developer
11 30 (4.93%) Senior .NET Developer
12 28 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 28 (4.61%) SQL DBA
13 26 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
14 24 (3.95%) Microsoft Developer
15 21 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
16 20 (3.29%) CRM Developer
16 20 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 19 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (43.75%) .NET
2 150 (24.67%) ASP.NET
3 127 (20.89%) HTML
4 109 (17.93%) CSS
5 90 (14.80%) .NET Framework
6 82 (13.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 72 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (11.18%) jQuery
9 63 (10.36%) AngularJS
10 47 (7.73%) XML
11 46 (7.57%) Web Services
12 44 (7.24%) Entity Framework
13 43 (7.07%) REST
14 37 (6.09%) JSON
14 37 (6.09%) SOAP
15 33 (5.43%) .NET Core
16 32 (5.26%) HTML5
16 32 (5.26%) React
17 31 (5.10%) Node.js
18 23 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (3.29%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.63%) Replication
6 15 (2.47%) Clustering
7 8 (1.32%) PKI
8 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.99%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.82%) NHS
10 5 (0.82%) Wiki
11 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.66%) User Experience
12 3 (0.49%) Fintech
12 3 (0.49%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.33%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.33%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 129 (21.22%) Windows
2 93 (15.30%) Windows Server
3 63 (10.36%) Linux
4 40 (6.58%) Unix
5 24 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.64%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.15%) SUSE
9 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.99%) Android
10 6 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.99%) Solaris
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (24.51%) MVC
3 108 (17.76%) Business Intelligence
4 98 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (12.01%) Scrum
6 68 (11.18%) DevOps
7 64 (10.53%) ETL
7 64 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 50 (8.22%) Microservices
9 44 (7.24%) SDLC
10 40 (6.58%) Migration
11 36 (5.92%) Digital Marketing
11 36 (5.92%) Programme Management
12 35 (5.76%) TDD
13 34 (5.59%) CRM
14 32 (5.26%) Data Modelling
15 31 (5.10%) Data Analysis
15 31 (5.10%) Web Development
16 30 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (4.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 347 (57.07%) SQL
2 215 (35.36%) C#
3 162 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 121 (19.90%) T-SQL
5 101 (16.61%) PowerShell
6 28 (4.61%) Shell Script
7 25 (4.11%) VBA
8 21 (3.45%) Java
9 20 (3.29%) PHP
10 18 (2.96%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.63%) Python
12 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.64%) VBScript
14 7 (1.15%) VB
15 6 (0.99%) C
16 5 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.82%) Korn
17 3 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.43%) Degree
4 16 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.81%) ISEB
6 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.66%) CCNA
7 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.66%) MCSE
8 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.33%) MCAD
9 2 (0.33%) MCPD
9 2 (0.33%) MCSA
9 2 (0.33%) MCSD
9 2 (0.33%) MCTS
10 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.13%) QA
3 9 (1.48%) WCAG
4 3 (0.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.58%) Docker
3 17 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.81%) vSphere
6 9 (1.48%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.49%) XenApp
10 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.96%) SCCM
3 13 (2.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 10 (1.64%) Nagios
4 10 (1.64%) WMI
5 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.15%) SCOM
7 6 (0.99%) Ansible
7 6 (0.99%) Puppet
8 5 (0.82%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.66%) Terraform
10 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.49%) Grafana
10 3 (0.49%) Icinga
10 3 (0.49%) Kibana
10 3 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 203 (33.39%) Microsoft
2 155 (25.49%) Oracle
3 39 (6.41%) SAP
4 35 (5.76%) VMware
5 21 (3.45%) HP
5 21 (3.45%) Teradata
6 17 (2.80%) Atlassian
7 16 (2.63%) Citrix
7 16 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.47%) IBM
9 14 (2.30%) Cisco
10 12 (1.97%) Netezza
10 12 (1.97%) Sybase
10 12 (1.97%) Tableau
11 7 (1.15%) Fortinet
11 7 (1.15%) jetNEXUS
11 7 (1.15%) McAfee
11 7 (1.15%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.15%) Zend
12 6 (0.99%) Google