Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 419 438 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.68% 8.25% 7.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.21% 40.07% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 326 250
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £310 £268 £260
90th Percentile £575 £541 £500
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 18
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -14.62% +30.53%
10th Percentile £21.50 £35.25 £37.18
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.55 £52.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.54 £39.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% -10.03% +38.60%

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 1,157 1,093 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.45% 20.60% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 754 637
South West median daily rate £450 £409 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +5.48% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £262
90th Percentile £599 £542 £521
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 27
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.62% -8.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £10.08 £18.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £43.95 £56.04 £49.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +8.06% +8.77%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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
Wiltshire +6 139 £450 +1.41% 36
Bristol -6 133 £425 +11.11% 66
Gloucestershire -23 49 £425 - 31
Devon +10 48 £369 +15.23% 30
Somerset -6 31 £375 - 18
Dorset -21 10 £350 -3.45% 44
Cornwall +4 3 £400 +10.34% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 203 (48.45%) SQL
2 171 (40.81%) Microsoft
3 156 (37.23%) C#
4 133 (31.74%) .NET
5 123 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 98 (23.39%) Windows
8 96 (22.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 95 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 87 (20.76%) Finance
11 81 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
12 79 (18.85%) Security Cleared
13 78 (18.62%) T-SQL
14 70 (16.71%) Windows Server
15 68 (16.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 65 (15.51%) Oracle
17 64 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
18 62 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
19 61 (14.56%) Active Directory
20 58 (13.84%) Scrum
21 57 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
22 54 (12.89%) PowerShell
23 53 (12.65%) ASP.NET
24 52 (12.41%) JavaScript
25 48 (11.46%) Data Modelling
25 48 (11.46%) Power Platform
25 48 (11.46%) Power BI
26 45 (10.74%) Telecoms
27 44 (10.50%) .NET Core
28 43 (10.26%) SC Cleared

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 31 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.49%) IIS
3 18 (4.30%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.10%) Confluence
4 13 (3.10%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.43%) Apache
5 6 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.95%) CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.48%) Kentico
9 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.24%) Liferay
10 1 (0.24%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 31 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (9.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (4.30%) Elite 3E
3 12 (2.86%) Visualfiles
4 5 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 105 (25.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (11.46%) Power Platform
4 37 (8.83%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (5.25%) Office 365
6 20 (4.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (3.10%) Serverless
8 12 (2.86%) Azure Functions
9 7 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.19%) PaaS
11 4 (0.95%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.95%) GitHub
12 3 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.72%) SaaS
13 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.48%) NuGet
13 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.40%) DNS
2 20 (4.77%) DHCP
3 16 (3.82%) Firewall
4 13 (3.10%) SAN
5 9 (2.15%) Skype
5 9 (2.15%) TETRA
6 7 (1.67%) FTP
6 7 (1.67%) HTTP
6 7 (1.67%) SMTP
6 7 (1.67%) SSH
7 5 (1.19%) IPv4
8 4 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.95%) Network Security
9 3 (0.72%) Internet
9 3 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.72%) SSL
9 3 (0.72%) VoIP
9 3 (0.72%) Wireless
10 2 (0.48%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.48%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (22.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 95 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (14.80%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (11.46%) Power BI
5 32 (7.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (5.97%) MySQL
8 23 (5.49%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (3.58%) MongoDB
13 14 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (2.39%) Big Data
15 10 (2.39%) SQL Server 2017
16 9 (2.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (2.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (7.64%) Visual Studio
2 31 (7.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.34%) JIRA
6 9 (2.15%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.72%) Selenium
8 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.48%) ERwin
9 2 (0.48%) Gradle
9 2 (0.48%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.48%) JUnit
9 2 (0.48%) Maven
9 2 (0.48%) NUnit
9 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.48%) tSQLt
General
1 87 (20.76%) Finance
2 45 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 24 (5.73%) Marketing
5 23 (5.49%) Legal
6 21 (5.01%) Electronics
7 20 (4.77%) Banking
8 8 (1.91%) Local Government
9 7 (1.67%) Retail
10 4 (0.95%) Law
11 3 (0.72%) Automotive
11 3 (0.72%) Back Office
11 3 (0.72%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (47.73%) Developer
2 51 (12.17%) .NET Developer
2 51 (12.17%) C# Developer
3 50 (11.93%) DBA
4 38 (9.07%) SQL Developer
5 36 (8.59%) Administrator
6 35 (8.35%) Analyst
7 33 (7.88%) SQL DBA
8 28 (6.68%) CRM Developer
9 26 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 25 (5.97%) Applications Support
11 24 (5.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (5.73%) Support Engineer
12 20 (4.77%) Applications Engineer
12 20 (4.77%) Applications Support Engineer
13 19 (4.53%) Architect
13 19 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (4.06%) Data Analyst
16 14 (3.34%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (31.74%) .NET
2 68 (16.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 53 (12.65%) ASP.NET
4 44 (10.50%) .NET Core
5 41 (9.79%) .NET Framework
6 36 (8.59%) HTML
7 35 (8.35%) Web Services
8 31 (7.40%) CSS
9 30 (7.16%) REST
10 29 (6.92%) XML
11 28 (6.68%) RESTful
12 24 (5.73%) WCF
13 23 (5.49%) Entity Framework
13 23 (5.49%) jQuery
14 19 (4.53%) AngularJS
15 18 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (3.82%) JSON
17 14 (3.34%) Redux
18 11 (2.63%) XML Schema
19 10 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.82%) Replication
4 15 (3.58%) Clustering
5 13 (3.10%) PKI
6 9 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.67%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.72%) NHS
11 2 (0.48%) CESG
11 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.48%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.24%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.24%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.39%) Windows
2 70 (16.71%) Windows Server
3 38 (9.07%) Windows 10
4 32 (7.64%) Linux
5 27 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.77%) Unix
7 14 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.67%) Solaris
8 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.95%) zOS
11 3 (0.72%) AIX
12 2 (0.48%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (13.84%) Scrum
4 57 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (11.46%) Data Modelling
6 41 (9.79%) CRM
7 40 (9.55%) ETL
7 40 (9.55%) MVC
8 38 (9.07%) DevOps
9 36 (8.59%) ITIL
10 32 (7.64%) Migration
11 29 (6.92%) High Availability
11 29 (6.92%) Microservices
11 29 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (5.49%) Analytics
13 23 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (5.49%) TDD
13 23 (5.49%) Test Automation
14 22 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 203 (48.45%) SQL
2 156 (37.23%) C#
3 78 (18.62%) T-SQL
4 54 (12.89%) PowerShell
5 52 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.58%) C++
6 15 (3.58%) Python
6 15 (3.58%) VB
7 12 (2.86%) Java
7 12 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.63%) ANSI SQL
8 11 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (1.91%) VBA
10 6 (1.43%) PHP
10 6 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.72%) Go
12 3 (0.72%) R
13 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 79 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.40%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.10%) Degree
5 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.15%) MCSA
7 5 (1.19%) MCSE
8 3 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.72%) CCNA
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MCP
10 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.19%) NCSC
3 4 (0.95%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.44%) Docker
3 19 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (2.39%) XenApp
6 7 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.72%) vSphere
9 2 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.48%) Xen
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 20 (4.77%) SCCM
3 11 (2.63%) vCenter Server
4 10 (2.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 8 (1.91%) SCOM
6 7 (1.67%) WSUS
7 6 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.19%) Ansible
8 5 (1.19%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.95%) Puppet
10 3 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 171 (40.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.51%) Oracle
3 41 (9.79%) VMware
4 29 (6.92%) SAP
5 18 (4.30%) HP
6 17 (4.06%) iManage
6 17 (4.06%) LexisNexis
7 13 (3.10%) Cisco
8 10 (2.39%) Citrix
9 7 (1.67%) Gemalto
9 7 (1.67%) Google
9 7 (1.67%) Sybase
9 7 (1.67%) Tableau
9 7 (1.67%) Veeam
10 5 (1.19%) BMC
10 5 (1.19%) Remedy
10 5 (1.19%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.19%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.19%) Teradata
11 4 (0.95%) Intapp