Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 561 414 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.18% 7.52% 10.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.44% 38.16% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 280 444
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £488 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 19
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +5.81% -6.63%
10th Percentile £21.00 £24.13 £25.10
90th Percentile £66.21 £58.75 £48.60
England median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.30% +1.54% +35.42%

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 1,322 1,085 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.64% 19.71% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 690 872
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.88% -6.33%
10th Percentile £298 £288 £257
90th Percentile £550 £538 £522
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 29
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £17.16 £14.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 0 222 £405 +12.50% 76
Wiltshire -8 86 £500 +28.21% 30
Gloucestershire +14 82 £438 +9.38% 27
Somerset +5 67 £385 -2.53% 21
Devon +23 48 £320 -6.91% 34
Dorset +11 33 £451 +20.20% 54
Cornwall -4 3 £363 - 9
Avon - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 305 (54.37%) SQL
2 269 (47.95%) .NET
3 225 (40.11%) C#
4 200 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (32.44%) Microsoft
6 152 (27.09%) JavaScript
6 152 (27.09%) MVC
7 143 (25.49%) Oracle
8 141 (25.13%) ASP.NET
9 128 (22.82%) HTML
10 123 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
11 119 (21.21%) Finance
12 115 (20.50%) T-SQL
12 115 (20.50%) Windows
13 108 (19.25%) CSS
14 97 (17.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 95 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (16.58%) .NET Framework
17 82 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
18 81 (14.44%) PowerShell
19 79 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
20 78 (13.90%) Windows Server
21 75 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 71 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
23 69 (12.30%) jQuery
23 69 (12.30%) Scrum
24 68 (12.12%) Test Automation
25 67 (11.94%) AngularJS
25 67 (11.94%) DevOps
26 65 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC

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 36 (6.42%) IIS
2 19 (3.39%) Confluence
3 17 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.50%) CMS
5 12 (2.14%) Apache
6 10 (1.78%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.60%) Drupal
8 8 (1.43%) ColdFusion
8 8 (1.43%) SAS
9 7 (1.25%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.89%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.71%) Kentico
12 4 (0.71%) nginx
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.18%) Findur
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 123 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.74%) Office 365
4 19 (3.39%) npm
5 17 (3.03%) NuGet
5 17 (3.03%) PaaS
6 11 (1.96%) IaaS
7 9 (1.60%) SaaS
8 7 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.53%) GitHub
11 3 (0.53%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.36%) Apigee
12 2 (0.36%) Google Play
12 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.67%) HTTP
2 14 (2.50%) DNS
3 9 (1.60%) Internet
4 7 (1.25%) Firewall
5 6 (1.07%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.89%) SSL
6 5 (0.89%) VPN
7 4 (0.71%) IPsec
7 4 (0.71%) Network Security
7 4 (0.71%) SAN
7 4 (0.71%) Skype
8 3 (0.53%) DHCP
8 3 (0.53%) Intranet
9 2 (0.36%) Extranet
9 2 (0.36%) LAN
9 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.18%) SMS
10 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (17.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 75 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 38 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (6.06%) Power BI
6 31 (5.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (5.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 28 (4.99%) MySQL
9 23 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 23 (4.10%) RDBMS
10 20 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (3.03%) MS Access
13 16 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (1.78%) DB2
16 9 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (1.43%) DataStage
17 8 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 61 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (7.13%) Visual Studio
4 34 (6.06%) Selenium
5 25 (4.46%) JIRA
6 23 (4.10%) SpecFlow
7 18 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (3.03%) NUnit
9 14 (2.50%) XMLUnit
10 13 (2.32%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.32%) Moq
10 13 (2.32%) xUnit.net
11 12 (2.14%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.60%) WebDriver
15 8 (1.43%) Bitbucket
16 6 (1.07%) MSTest
17 5 (0.89%) JMeter
General
1 119 (21.21%) Finance
2 37 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.42%) Manufacturing
4 31 (5.53%) Marketing
5 27 (4.81%) Electronics
6 14 (2.50%) Banking
7 8 (1.43%) Retail
8 5 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.89%) Back Office
8 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.71%) Games
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (53.83%) Developer
2 147 (26.20%) .NET Developer
3 58 (10.34%) C# Developer
4 51 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 46 (8.20%) Architect
6 45 (8.02%) Analyst
7 44 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 35 (6.24%) Senior Developer
9 31 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
10 29 (5.17%) Software Developer
11 28 (4.99%) DBA
12 26 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
12 26 (4.63%) SQL DBA
13 21 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
13 21 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 19 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.39%) Microsoft Developer
14 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Developer
15 18 (3.21%) Web Developer
16 17 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (47.95%) .NET
2 141 (25.13%) ASP.NET
3 128 (22.82%) HTML
4 108 (19.25%) CSS
5 93 (16.58%) .NET Framework
6 71 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 69 (12.30%) jQuery
8 67 (11.94%) AngularJS
9 65 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (7.84%) XML
11 43 (7.66%) Entity Framework
11 43 (7.66%) Web Services
12 37 (6.60%) JSON
13 36 (6.42%) REST
14 33 (5.88%) SOAP
15 31 (5.53%) Node.js
16 29 (5.17%) .NET Core
16 29 (5.17%) React
17 27 (4.81%) HTML5
18 21 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.43%) PKI
7 6 (1.07%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.89%) User Experience
8 5 (0.89%) Wiki
9 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.71%) Fintech
9 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) NHS
10 3 (0.53%) Clustering
10 3 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.53%) Replication
11 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 115 (20.50%) Windows
2 78 (13.90%) Windows Server
3 43 (7.66%) Linux
4 24 (4.28%) Unix
5 18 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.43%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.89%) Android
9 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.89%) Solaris
10 4 (0.71%) SUSE
11 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (27.09%) MVC
3 95 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
4 79 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (12.30%) Scrum
6 68 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 67 (11.94%) DevOps
8 61 (10.87%) ETL
9 46 (8.20%) Microservices
10 43 (7.66%) Migration
11 39 (6.95%) Web Development
12 34 (6.06%) SDLC
13 31 (5.53%) CRM
13 31 (5.53%) Data Modelling
14 30 (5.35%) Data Analysis
15 28 (4.99%) TDD
16 27 (4.81%) Digital Marketing
16 27 (4.81%) Programme Management
16 27 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 27 (4.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 305 (54.37%) SQL
2 225 (40.11%) C#
3 152 (27.09%) JavaScript
4 115 (20.50%) T-SQL
5 81 (14.44%) PowerShell
6 26 (4.63%) Java
7 22 (3.92%) VBA
8 20 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 18 (3.21%) PHP
10 15 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.50%) Python
12 13 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.14%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.78%) VBScript
15 8 (1.43%) C
16 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.89%) Korn
17 5 (0.89%) VB
18 4 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.53%) Degree
4 11 (1.96%) ISEB
5 7 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.07%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.53%) CCNA
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) MCSE
8 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.18%) GIAC
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) SSCP
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.57%) QA
2 16 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.60%) WCAG
4 3 (0.53%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.60%) Docker
3 11 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.60%) vSphere
5 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.21%) SCCM
3 10 (1.78%) WMI
4 7 (1.25%) SCOM
5 6 (1.07%) Puppet
6 5 (0.89%) Ansible
6 5 (0.89%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.71%) Nagios
7 4 (0.71%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.53%) Kibana
8 3 (0.53%) WSUS
9 2 (0.36%) logstash
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.36%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 182 (32.44%) Microsoft
2 143 (25.49%) Oracle
3 30 (5.35%) SAP
4 24 (4.28%) VMware
5 13 (2.32%) Teradata
6 12 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.60%) Citrix
7 9 (1.60%) IBM
7 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.43%) Cisco
8 8 (1.43%) Tableau
9 7 (1.25%) HP
9 7 (1.25%) Netezza
9 7 (1.25%) Zend
10 6 (1.07%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.89%) Google
11 5 (0.89%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.71%) Adobe
12 4 (0.71%) Fortinet