Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 367 593 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.96% 11.07% 10.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.24% 48.81% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 442 525
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £396 £380
% change year-on-year +7.46% +4.08% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 16
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £41.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.72% -5.68% +83.33%
10th Percentile £21.48 £25.45 £32.13
90th Percentile £58.83 £48.00 £78.27
England median hourly rate £35.66 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +16.90% +15.09% -

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 1,072 1,215 1,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.34% 22.68% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 854 1,093
South West median daily rate £415 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £470 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +9.94% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 32
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -3.61% +36.07%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.55 £47.05 £56.53
England median hourly rate £31.31 £27.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +12.83% -9.02% +6.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -7 143 £375 - 80
Wiltshire +11 77 £425 +21.43% 25
Somerset -2 51 £364 +11.85% 37
Gloucestershire -9 34 £400 +21.21% 37
Devon -22 25 £230 -23.33% 19
Dorset -10 23 £363 +3.57% 63
Cornwall -11 4 £375 +11.11% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 161 (43.87%) SQL
2 154 (41.96%) .NET
3 139 (37.87%) C#
4 135 (36.78%) Microsoft
5 110 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (29.43%) MVC
7 96 (26.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (23.71%) ASP.NET
9 84 (22.89%) JavaScript
10 81 (22.07%) Finance
11 80 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
12 79 (21.53%) HTML
13 71 (19.35%) CSS
14 60 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (15.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 55 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
16 55 (14.99%) Scrum
17 52 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 50 (13.62%) AngularJS
19 49 (13.35%) jQuery
20 48 (13.08%) Oracle
21 45 (12.26%) Windows
22 44 (11.99%) Migration
23 42 (11.44%) Visual Studio
24 38 (10.35%) SQL Server 2012
25 36 (9.81%) SQL Server 2008
25 36 (9.81%) ETL
26 35 (9.54%) T-SQL
26 35 (9.54%) SQL Server Analysis 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 15 (4.09%) IIS
2 12 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.91%) CMS
4 7 (1.91%) Confluence
5 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.36%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.09%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.82%) SAS
8 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.54%) Kentico
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.27%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Actimize
1 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.72%) GitHub
4 8 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.18%) IaaS
4 8 (2.18%) PaaS
5 7 (1.91%) Office 365
6 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) npm
9 1 (0.27%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.27%) Serverless
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.45%) Firewall
2 7 (1.91%) SAN
3 5 (1.36%) DNS
4 4 (1.09%) Skype
4 4 (1.09%) VoIP
5 3 (0.82%) Intranet
5 3 (0.82%) SSL
6 2 (0.54%) DHCP
6 2 (0.54%) HTTP
6 2 (0.54%) Internet
6 2 (0.54%) LDAP
6 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) IPsec
7 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.27%) SMS
7 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.27%) VLAN
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (26.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (14.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (10.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (9.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (9.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (8.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (6.54%) Oracle Database
9 20 (5.45%) Power BI
10 19 (5.18%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (3.27%) MS Access
11 12 (3.27%) NoSQL
12 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
14 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 8 (2.18%) Hadoop
15 8 (2.18%) MySQL
16 7 (1.91%) RDBMS
17 6 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (11.44%) Visual Studio
2 23 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.45%) JIRA
4 19 (5.18%) Git (software)
5 18 (4.90%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.54%) Subversion
7 7 (1.91%) NUnit
8 6 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.63%) Maven
9 5 (1.36%) Ant
9 5 (1.36%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.36%) MSTest
9 5 (1.36%) ScriptRunner
10 4 (1.09%) Selenium
11 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.82%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 81 (22.07%) Finance
2 22 (5.99%) Banking
3 21 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.63%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.63%) Marketing
5 13 (3.54%) Electronics
6 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Retail
8 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 214 (58.31%) Developer
2 89 (24.25%) .NET Developer
3 51 (13.90%) Analyst
4 40 (10.90%) C# Developer
5 33 (8.99%) SQL Developer
6 25 (6.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 23 (6.27%) Architect
9 21 (5.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (5.45%) DBA
11 19 (5.18%) Data Analyst
12 18 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (4.90%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.90%) SSIS Developer
13 17 (4.63%) SQL DBA
14 15 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 15 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 15 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (3.81%) SQL Server Developer
16 12 (3.27%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (41.96%) .NET
2 87 (23.71%) ASP.NET
3 79 (21.53%) HTML
4 71 (19.35%) CSS
5 60 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 58 (15.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 50 (13.62%) AngularJS
8 49 (13.35%) jQuery
9 35 (9.54%) .NET Framework
10 32 (8.72%) Entity Framework
11 30 (8.17%) JSON
12 27 (7.36%) REST
13 21 (5.72%) SOAP
13 21 (5.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (5.45%) HTML5
15 19 (5.18%) WCF
15 19 (5.18%) Web Services
16 16 (4.36%) XML
17 11 (3.00%) .NET Core
17 11 (3.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.91%) Replication
5 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.63%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.63%) User Experience
6 5 (1.36%) Blog
6 5 (1.36%) Social Media
7 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.54%) NHS
9 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.26%) Windows
2 29 (7.90%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.81%) Linux
4 13 (3.54%) Windows 10
4 13 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.18%) Unix
7 8 (2.18%) VMS
8 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
10 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (29.43%) MVC
3 80 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (14.99%) Scrum
5 44 (11.99%) Migration
6 36 (9.81%) ETL
7 33 (8.99%) Data Modelling
8 29 (7.90%) DevOps
9 27 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.81%) Data Migration
11 24 (6.54%) Unit Testing
12 23 (6.27%) OO
13 19 (5.18%) Data Analysis
13 19 (5.18%) Kimball Methodology
14 18 (4.90%) TDD
14 18 (4.90%) Test Automation
15 17 (4.63%) Integration Testing
15 17 (4.63%) Kanban
15 17 (4.63%) OOD
15 17 (4.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (43.87%) SQL
2 139 (37.87%) C#
3 84 (22.89%) JavaScript
4 35 (9.54%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.27%) VBA
6 19 (5.18%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.81%) Java
8 12 (3.27%) Python
9 10 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.36%) Delphi
11 5 (1.36%) Groovy
12 4 (1.09%) R
12 4 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.82%) PHP
14 2 (0.54%) C++
14 2 (0.54%) Perl
14 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.54%) Uniface
14 2 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.54%) Degree
4 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.45%) MCSE
6 8 (2.18%) MCSA
7 7 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.09%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.00%) QA
3 4 (1.09%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.00%) Docker
3 7 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.36%) vSphere
5 3 (0.82%) Xen
6 1 (0.27%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.18%) Kubernetes
1 8 (2.18%) SCCM
2 7 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.91%) Puppet
3 4 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.09%) SCOM
4 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.54%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 135 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.08%) Oracle
3 23 (6.27%) SAP
4 17 (4.63%) VMware
5 12 (3.27%) Citrix
5 12 (3.27%) Tableau
6 11 (3.00%) Teradata
7 10 (2.72%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.91%) EMC
9 4 (1.09%) Google
9 4 (1.09%) IBM
9 4 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.09%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.82%) Adobe
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco
10 3 (0.82%) McAfee
10 3 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.82%) Sybase
11 2 (0.54%) Cognos
11 2 (0.54%) HP