Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 372 575 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.74% 9.11% 7.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.32% 40.87% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 406 290
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £269
90th Percentile £519 £575 £488
England median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £40.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.69% -1.22% +21.48%
10th Percentile £19.75 £20.76 £23.05
90th Percentile £45.85 £57.31 £58.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £36.31
% change year-on-year +15.38% -28.39% +24.39%

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 1,084 1,407 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.74% 22.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 963 705
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +8.47%
10th Percentile £312 £306 £281
90th Percentile £618 £575 £535
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 28
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +29.63%
10th Percentile £10.00 £18.59 £14.55
90th Percentile £42.00 £60.63 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.54 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -7.03% +10.24% +13.39%

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 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -10 128 £418 -1.76% 75
Wiltshire -1 112 £433 -8.95% 19
Somerset -10 42 £463 +17.46% 15
Devon -4 37 £363 +13.28% 24
Gloucestershire -34 33 £388 -11.43% 36
Dorset -7 16 £425 +3.03% 40
Cornwall +10 1 £363 - 11
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 180 (48.39%) SQL
2 141 (37.90%) Microsoft
3 126 (33.87%) C#
4 122 (32.80%) .NET
5 103 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (27.42%) Azure
7 81 (21.77%) Windows
8 79 (21.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (20.16%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (19.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 63 (16.94%) Security Cleared
12 62 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 56 (15.05%) ASP.NET
14 55 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
15 54 (14.52%) Oracle
16 49 (13.17%) T-SQL
17 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
17 44 (11.83%) Windows Server
18 43 (11.56%) SC Cleared
19 42 (11.29%) Active Directory
20 41 (11.02%) Power BI
20 41 (11.02%) Power Platform
21 40 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 39 (10.48%) MVC
23 36 (9.68%) MySQL
24 35 (9.41%) CSS
24 35 (9.41%) SharePoint
24 35 (9.41%) VMware
24 35 (9.41%) Finance
25 34 (9.14%) HTML

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 35 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.57%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.03%) IIS
3 15 (4.03%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.69%) Confluence
4 10 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.88%) JBoss
6 4 (1.08%) CMS
6 4 (1.08%) ColdFusion
6 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.27%) Kentico
9 1 (0.27%) Liferay
9 1 (0.27%) Mule
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 26 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.42%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.08%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.81%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 102 (27.42%) Azure
2 41 (11.02%) Power Platform
3 32 (8.60%) AWS
4 31 (8.33%) Office 365
5 19 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (4.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 12 (3.23%) GCP
8 7 (1.88%) Azure Stack
9 6 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.61%) PaaS
10 5 (1.34%) GitHub
10 5 (1.34%) SaaS
11 4 (1.08%) Serverless
12 3 (0.81%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.54%) npm
13 2 (0.54%) NuGet
13 2 (0.54%) Slack
14 1 (0.27%) Azure LUIS
14 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.99%) DNS
2 25 (6.72%) DHCP
3 14 (3.76%) Skype
4 12 (3.23%) TETRA
5 11 (2.96%) Firewall
6 9 (2.42%) SSL
7 8 (2.15%) HTTP
7 8 (2.15%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.88%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.88%) SAN
9 2 (0.54%) Internet
9 2 (0.54%) VoIP
10 1 (0.27%) Intranet
10 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.27%) LAN
10 1 (0.27%) NAS
10 1 (0.27%) Network Security
10 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.27%) WAN
10 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 74 (19.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (11.02%) Power BI
5 40 (10.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 36 (9.68%) MySQL
7 20 (5.38%) Oracle Database
8 19 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (4.30%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.42%) MS Access
11 9 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.15%) Big Data
12 8 (2.15%) DB2
13 7 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.61%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 25 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.91%) JIRA
3 20 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 17 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (4.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (3.49%) Selenium
7 10 (2.69%) JUnit
7 10 (2.69%) NUnit
8 8 (2.15%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.88%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.88%) Moq
10 6 (1.61%) Ant
10 6 (1.61%) Zephyr
11 4 (1.08%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.08%) JMeter
11 4 (1.08%) Maven
12 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.81%) ERwin
12 3 (0.81%) Mockito
12 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (9.41%) Finance
2 31 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 15 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.49%) Legal
5 11 (2.96%) Marketing
5 11 (2.96%) Retail
6 8 (2.15%) Law
7 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.34%) Electronics
9 4 (1.08%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Automotive
10 2 (0.54%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (50.27%) Developer
2 72 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 44 (11.83%) Analyst
3 44 (11.83%) C# Developer
4 37 (9.95%) SQL Developer
5 29 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (6.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 24 (6.45%) DBA
8 21 (5.65%) Administrator
9 17 (4.57%) Azure Developer
10 15 (4.03%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
11 14 (3.76%) Architect
11 14 (3.76%) Data Analyst
11 14 (3.76%) Power BI Developer
12 13 (3.49%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (3.49%) SQL DBA
12 13 (3.49%) WPF Developer
13 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (32.80%) .NET
2 56 (15.05%) ASP.NET
3 35 (9.41%) CSS
4 34 (9.14%) .NET Framework
4 34 (9.14%) HTML
5 30 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (7.53%) REST
7 27 (7.26%) XML
8 26 (6.99%) Web Services
9 25 (6.72%) Entity Framework
10 24 (6.45%) AngularJS
11 22 (5.91%) RESTful
12 21 (5.65%) JSON
13 20 (5.38%) .NET Core
14 19 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (4.30%) WPF
16 14 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (3.23%) jQuery
18 9 (2.42%) WCF
19 8 (2.15%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.30%) Clustering
4 11 (2.96%) Replication
5 10 (2.69%) NHS
6 7 (1.88%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.81%) AS400
8 3 (0.81%) PKI
8 3 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.54%) RIA
10 1 (0.27%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.27%) Blog
10 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.27%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (21.77%) Windows
2 44 (11.83%) Windows Server
3 32 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (7.53%) Linux
4 28 (7.53%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.91%) Unix
6 19 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.30%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.08%) AIX
10 4 (1.08%) zOS
11 3 (0.81%) Android
11 3 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.16%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (10.48%) MVC
4 33 (8.87%) Data Modelling
4 33 (8.87%) Migration
5 31 (8.33%) ETL
6 29 (7.80%) ITIL
7 27 (7.26%) CRM
7 27 (7.26%) DevOps
8 26 (6.99%) Scrum
9 21 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (5.65%) Unit Testing
10 18 (4.84%) Analytics
10 18 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (4.57%) Multithreading
11 17 (4.57%) Software Engineering
12 16 (4.30%) Multithreaded Programming
12 16 (4.30%) MVVM
12 16 (4.30%) Test Automation
13 15 (4.03%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 180 (48.39%) SQL
2 126 (33.87%) C#
3 62 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.17%) T-SQL
5 44 (11.83%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.30%) C++
6 16 (4.30%) Java
7 12 (3.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 11 (2.96%) VB
9 10 (2.69%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.69%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.42%) Python
11 8 (2.15%) C
11 8 (2.15%) VBA
12 7 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.08%) VB6
14 3 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
14 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.30%) Degree
4 11 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.08%) HND
5 4 (1.08%) ISEB
6 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) CCA
7 1 (0.27%) CCNA
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCP
7 1 (0.27%) MCSA
7 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.34%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.54%) GDPR
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.18%) XenApp
2 23 (6.18%) XenDesktop
3 16 (4.30%) vSphere
4 9 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (1.34%) Xen
7 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.81%) Docker
8 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.11%) SCCM
2 10 (2.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 7 (1.88%) Ansible
4 6 (1.61%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.08%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.81%) Puppet
8 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 2 (0.54%) Terraform
8 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.27%) Control-M
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.27%) vRealize
9 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.52%) Oracle
3 35 (9.41%) VMware
4 25 (6.72%) Citrix
5 12 (3.23%) Google
5 12 (3.23%) SAP
6 11 (2.96%) Tableau
7 10 (2.69%) Databricks
7 10 (2.69%) HP
7 10 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.42%) iManage
8 9 (2.42%) LexisNexis
9 7 (1.88%) Ivanti
9 7 (1.88%) Sony
10 6 (1.61%) Sybase
11 5 (1.34%) Cisco
11 5 (1.34%) Dell
11 5 (1.34%) IBM
11 5 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.08%) Talend