Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 395 392 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.86% 7.47% 8.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.87% 39.80% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 249 397
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £274 £249 £263
90th Percentile £550 £505 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 14
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +47.83% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35.25 £37.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £49.25 £45.13
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -2.67% +31.58% +14.00%

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 1,043 985 1,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.75% 18.78% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 635 856
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 18
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +20.30% +52.87%
10th Percentile £16.90 £12.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £48.75 £47.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £32.20
% change year-on-year +23.89% -12.27% +28.80%

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 21 June 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
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 21 June 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 +1 146 £375 +0.81% 67
Wiltshire +13 76 £488 +39.29% 30
Gloucestershire +3 57 £413 +17.86% 39
Somerset -3 41 £366 +4.64% 23
Dorset +5 35 £350 -6.67% 42
Devon -5 23 £303 -13.57% 16
Cornwall -1 4 £363 +11.54% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 236 (59.75%) .NET
2 225 (56.96%) C#
3 153 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (35.70%) SQL
5 139 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 136 (34.43%) ASP.NET
7 134 (33.92%) MVC
8 115 (29.11%) JavaScript
9 106 (26.84%) HTML
10 98 (24.81%) CSS
11 94 (23.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 90 (22.78%) Finance
13 77 (19.49%) .NET Framework
14 75 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
15 68 (17.22%) jQuery
15 68 (17.22%) AngularJS
16 64 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
17 63 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 63 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
18 57 (14.43%) Windows
19 56 (14.18%) Oracle
20 55 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 53 (13.42%) Scrum
22 52 (13.16%) T-SQL
23 50 (12.66%) DevOps
24 48 (12.15%) .NET Core
25 45 (11.39%) Security Cleared
26 42 (10.63%) Web Services
27 39 (9.87%) Visual Studio
27 39 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 29 (7.34%) Confluence
2 25 (6.33%) IIS
3 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.28%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.27%) Kentico
6 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.01%) CMS
7 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.76%) Apache
8 3 (0.76%) SAS
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.51%) SPSS
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Endur
4 1 (0.25%) Findur
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.28%) Office 365
4 8 (2.03%) PaaS
4 8 (2.03%) SaaS
5 5 (1.27%) GitHub
5 5 (1.27%) IaaS
6 4 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.25%) npm
9 1 (0.25%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) SAN
2 7 (1.77%) DNS
3 5 (1.27%) Skype
4 4 (1.01%) Firewall
4 4 (1.01%) Internet
4 4 (1.01%) NAS
4 4 (1.01%) VoIP
5 3 (0.76%) DDNS
5 3 (0.76%) Intranet
5 3 (0.76%) LAN
5 3 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.51%) DHCP
6 2 (0.51%) HTTP
6 2 (0.51%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) Extranet
7 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.25%) IPsec
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (5.06%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (4.81%) Power BI
7 17 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.04%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.03%) MySQL
11 7 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.01%) Big Data
13 4 (1.01%) MS Access
13 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (9.87%) JIRA
1 39 (9.87%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.33%) NUnit
2 25 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.03%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.27%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.01%) Moq
7 4 (1.01%) MSTest
7 4 (1.01%) Selenium
8 3 (0.76%) Ant
9 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.51%) Gradle
9 2 (0.51%) Subversion
10 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 90 (22.78%) Finance
2 16 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.54%) Banking
5 12 (3.04%) Marketing
6 11 (2.78%) Electronics
7 6 (1.52%) Retail
8 5 (1.27%) Advertising
9 4 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.76%) Automotive
10 3 (0.76%) Back Office
10 3 (0.76%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (60.00%) Developer
2 121 (30.63%) .NET Developer
3 68 (17.22%) C# Developer
4 47 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (11.14%) Architect
6 32 (8.10%) .NET Architect
6 32 (8.10%) Analyst
7 31 (7.85%) SQL Developer
8 30 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 22 (5.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 18 (4.56%) Software Developer
13 16 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 16 (4.05%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.54%) DBA
15 12 (3.04%) .NET Software Developer
15 12 (3.04%) Administrator
15 12 (3.04%) SQL DBA
16 11 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (59.75%) .NET
2 136 (34.43%) ASP.NET
3 106 (26.84%) HTML
4 98 (24.81%) CSS
5 94 (23.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 77 (19.49%) .NET Framework
7 68 (17.22%) AngularJS
7 68 (17.22%) jQuery
8 63 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (12.15%) .NET Core
10 42 (10.63%) Web Services
11 29 (7.34%) Entity Framework
11 29 (7.34%) REST
12 28 (7.09%) HTML5
13 22 (5.57%) RESTful
14 21 (5.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (5.32%) WCF
15 19 (4.81%) JSON
15 19 (4.81%) React
15 19 (4.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.32%) iPad
3 12 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.28%) User Experience
5 8 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.27%) PKI
7 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.76%) Clustering
7 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.76%) Robotics
8 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.51%) Fintech
8 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.51%) Social Media
8 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.43%) Windows
2 31 (7.85%) Windows Server
3 28 (7.09%) Linux
4 15 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.29%) Unix
5 13 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) VMS
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (33.92%) MVC
3 63 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
4 53 (13.42%) Scrum
5 50 (12.66%) DevOps
6 39 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 37 (9.37%) Microservices
9 36 (9.11%) TDD
10 35 (8.86%) ETL
10 35 (8.86%) Web Development
11 32 (8.10%) Unit Testing
12 31 (7.85%) OO
13 30 (7.59%) Migration
14 29 (7.34%) E-Commerce
15 28 (7.09%) Mentoring
16 27 (6.84%) Integration Testing
17 24 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (4.30%) Analytics
18 17 (4.30%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 225 (56.96%) C#
2 141 (35.70%) SQL
3 115 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 52 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 33 (8.35%) PowerShell
6 26 (6.58%) Java
7 19 (4.81%) TypeScript
8 11 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.78%) Python
9 9 (2.28%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.77%) VBA
11 4 (1.01%) C
11 4 (1.01%) Perl
12 3 (0.76%) C++
12 3 (0.76%) Ruby
13 2 (0.51%) PHP
13 2 (0.51%) R
14 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.27%) ISEB
4 5 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (1.01%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.80%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) GDPR
3 2 (0.51%) GxP
4 1 (0.25%) Basel II
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) RMADS
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 38 (9.62%) Docker
2 30 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.77%) vSphere
5 6 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (8.35%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.53%) SCCM
3 8 (2.03%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.01%) SCOM
4 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.76%) Puppet
5 3 (0.76%) WSUS
6 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.51%) Netcool
6 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.51%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 139 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.18%) Oracle
3 25 (6.33%) Atlassian
4 18 (4.56%) VMware
5 14 (3.54%) SAP
6 8 (2.03%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.03%) Teradata
7 6 (1.52%) Citrix
8 5 (1.27%) Guidewire
8 5 (1.27%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.27%) Tableau
9 4 (1.01%) Cisco
9 4 (1.01%) EMC
9 4 (1.01%) Google
9 4 (1.01%) HP
9 4 (1.01%) IBM
9 4 (1.01%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.01%) Telerik
10 3 (0.76%) Capita
10 3 (0.76%) Red Hat