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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South West
Rank 21 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 169 259 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.60% 9.03% 8.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.81% 42.67% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 193 197
Median daily rate £350 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £289 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.53% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £14.15 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.35 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 447 607 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.47% 21.16% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 438 515
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -35.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £15.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.90 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -11 45 £375 - 50
Gloucestershire +2 33 £390 -13.33% 8
Somerset +1 30 £350 -11.11% 15
Wiltshire -23 20 £315 -18.70% 7
Devon -8 16 £425 +36.00% 11
Dorset -3 3 £225 -33.33% 13
Cornwall -8 2 £325 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 230 (50.33%) SQL
2 219 (47.92%) .NET
3 200 (43.76%) Microsoft
4 189 (41.36%) C#
5 124 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (26.91%) ASP.NET
7 110 (24.07%) JavaScript
8 107 (23.41%) Oracle
9 104 (22.76%) MVC
10 100 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 98 (21.44%) T-SQL
12 94 (20.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 90 (19.69%) HTML
14 89 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 88 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
15 88 (19.26%) MS Excel
16 85 (18.60%) Windows
17 84 (18.38%) Scrum
17 84 (18.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 75 (16.41%) CSS
19 68 (14.88%) Finance
19 68 (14.88%) Security Cleared
20 66 (14.44%) AngularJS
21 62 (13.57%) ASP.NET MVC
22 58 (12.69%) Team Foundation Server
23 55 (12.04%) jQuery
24 54 (11.82%) Linux
25 51 (11.16%) Visual Studio
26 50 (10.94%) SharePoint
26 50 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Top Related 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 50 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.22%) IIS
3 21 (4.60%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (3.06%) GlassFish
6 10 (2.19%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.97%) CMS
8 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.53%) Apache
9 7 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.31%) Confluence
10 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.09%) NServiceBus
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.88%) JBoss
12 4 (0.88%) SAS
12 4 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 88 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.94%) MS Office
3 5 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (3.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.88%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Maximo
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.97%) Office 365
4 6 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.88%) Route 53
5 4 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) Boomi
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Slack
8 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.19%) Firewall
1 10 (2.19%) Kerberos
1 10 (2.19%) SAN
2 8 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.31%) DNS
4 5 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.88%) HTTP
5 4 (0.88%) Network Security
5 4 (0.88%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.88%) SSL
5 4 (0.88%) VPN
5 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.88%) WinSCP
6 3 (0.66%) Internet
6 3 (0.66%) LAN
6 3 (0.66%) LDAP
6 3 (0.66%) WAN
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.44%) DHCP
7 2 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 94 (20.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 89 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (18.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 49 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (10.72%) Oracle Database
5 49 (10.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (8.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 37 (8.10%) MySQL
8 22 (4.81%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (3.94%) MS Access
11 17 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (3.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (3.06%) Big Data
14 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
14 13 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (2.63%) Power BI
16 11 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (12.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (11.16%) Visual Studio
3 24 (5.25%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.60%) Subversion
5 20 (4.38%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.50%) Ant
6 16 (3.50%) Selenium
7 12 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.41%) Toad
9 10 (2.19%) JIRA
9 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.53%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.31%) HP UFT
12 6 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.09%) NUnit
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (14.88%) Finance
2 26 (5.69%) Advertising
3 23 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.16%) Electronics
5 19 (4.16%) Marketing
6 8 (1.75%) Back Office
7 7 (1.53%) Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Retail
9 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 264 (57.77%) Developer
2 124 (27.13%) .NET Developer
3 65 (14.22%) C# Developer
4 57 (12.47%) SQL Developer
5 49 (10.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 49 (10.72%) DBA
6 38 (8.32%) SQL DBA
7 36 (7.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 29 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (6.13%) Analyst
11 26 (5.69%) SSIS Developer
12 22 (4.81%) Administrator
13 21 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 21 (4.60%) Senior Developer
14 19 (4.16%) Consultant
14 19 (4.16%) SQL Server Developer
15 17 (3.72%) SSRS Developer
16 16 (3.50%) Software Developer
17 15 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (47.92%) .NET
2 123 (26.91%) ASP.NET
3 90 (19.69%) HTML
4 75 (16.41%) CSS
5 66 (14.44%) AngularJS
6 62 (13.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 55 (12.04%) jQuery
8 48 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 47 (10.28%) .NET Framework
10 44 (9.63%) WCF
11 38 (8.32%) HTML5
12 36 (7.88%) JSON
12 36 (7.88%) XML
13 29 (6.35%) SOAP
14 28 (6.13%) REST
15 26 (5.69%) Entity Framework
16 24 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (5.25%) Web Services
17 19 (4.16%) Ajax
18 17 (3.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.28%) Clustering
3 14 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.75%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.75%) User Experience
6 6 (1.31%) Replication
7 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.66%) Blog
8 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.66%) NHS
8 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.44%) FMCG
9 2 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.60%) Windows
2 54 (11.82%) Linux
3 41 (8.97%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (5.69%) Unix
5 23 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.19%) AIX
7 10 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.31%) CentOS
9 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.88%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (22.76%) MVC
3 88 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
4 84 (18.38%) Scrum
5 43 (9.41%) Migration
6 40 (8.75%) ETL
7 38 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (8.32%) Software Engineering
8 37 (8.10%) TDD
9 30 (6.56%) High Availability
10 27 (5.91%) DevOps
11 25 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (5.47%) Web Development
12 24 (5.25%) SDLC
13 23 (5.03%) Data Modelling
13 23 (5.03%) ITIL
13 23 (5.03%) Unit Testing
14 22 (4.81%) Data Migration
15 20 (4.38%) Integration Testing
15 20 (4.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 230 (50.33%) SQL
2 189 (41.36%) C#
3 110 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 98 (21.44%) T-SQL
5 34 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 33 (7.22%) Java
7 28 (6.13%) VB.NET
8 25 (5.47%) PL/SQL
9 24 (5.25%) Perl
9 24 (5.25%) Python
10 17 (3.72%) PHP
11 16 (3.50%) VBScript
12 11 (2.41%) VBA
13 10 (2.19%) C
13 10 (2.19%) Ruby
13 10 (2.19%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.97%) C++
15 8 (1.75%) VB
15 8 (1.75%) VC++
16 7 (1.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.50%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.84%) ISEB
5 11 (2.41%) Degree
5 11 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.66%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (0.66%) CISM
6 3 (0.66%) CREST Certified
6 3 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.44%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.44%) MCSA
7 2 (0.44%) MCSD
7 2 (0.44%) MCSE
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.72%) QA
2 6 (1.31%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.66%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) Basel II
4 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.41%) Docker
4 9 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.75%) LXC
6 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.09%) Snort
7 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.88%) vSphere
8 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (0.88%) Ansible
3 4 (0.88%) Nagios
3 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.88%) OSSEC
3 4 (0.88%) Terraform
3 4 (0.88%) vRealize
4 3 (0.66%) SCCM
5 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.44%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.44%) Netcool
5 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.44%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 200 (43.76%) Microsoft
2 107 (23.41%) Oracle
3 28 (6.13%) SAP
4 24 (5.25%) VMware
5 21 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 17 (3.72%) IBM
6 17 (3.72%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.75%) HP
8 5 (1.09%) Citrix
8 5 (1.09%) Sourcefire
9 4 (0.88%) Cisco
9 4 (0.88%) New Relic
9 4 (0.88%) Pegasus
9 4 (0.88%) QAD
9 4 (0.88%) Sybase
9 4 (0.88%) Symantec
9 4 (0.88%) Tableau
10 3 (0.66%) Dell
10 3 (0.66%) Sophos
10 3 (0.66%) Teradata
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