Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 422 594 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.51% 10.23% 10.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.54% 47.86% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 451 554
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £263
90th Percentile £488 £494 £450
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 21
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.48% -21.51% +79.17%
10th Percentile £23.05 £23.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £48.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.94 £27.24
% change year-on-year +19.09% +9.91% +19.74%

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 1095 1241 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.49% 21.37% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 860 1146
South West median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £281 £257 £263
90th Percentile £530 £525 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 38
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -18.80% +11.76%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.75 £56.53
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -3 172 £372 -0.80% 28
Wiltshire +1 90 £400 +14.29% 10
Somerset -5 55 £375 +7.14% 9
Gloucestershire -6 46 £400 +6.67% 8
Devon -25 28 £269 -10.42% 1
Dorset -10 19 £375 +15.38% 8
Cornwall -14 4 £375 +11.11% 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 204 (48.34%) SQL
2 175 (41.47%) .NET
3 170 (40.28%) C#
4 150 (35.55%) Microsoft
5 128 (30.33%) MVC
6 120 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (27.25%) ASP.NET
8 104 (24.64%) JavaScript
9 91 (21.56%) Finance
10 90 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 85 (20.14%) HTML
12 84 (19.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 81 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (17.77%) CSS
15 73 (17.30%) Oracle
16 72 (17.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 69 (16.35%) AngularJS
18 66 (15.64%) Scrum
18 66 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 57 (13.51%) Windows
19 57 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
20 54 (12.80%) jQuery
20 54 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 52 (12.32%) SQL Server 2012
22 51 (12.09%) Migration
23 46 (10.90%) ETL
23 46 (10.90%) Security Cleared
24 44 (10.43%) Visual Studio
25 43 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
26 40 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.61%) IIS
4 10 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.66%) CMS
5 7 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.95%) Confluence
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.95%) SAS
8 4 (0.95%) Sitefinity
8 4 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.71%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.47%) Kentico
10 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.24%) Liferay
Applications
1 25 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Actimize
1 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Maximo
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.24%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.84%) GitHub
4 7 (1.66%) Office 365
5 6 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.47%) IaaS
8 2 (0.47%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.24%) Route 53
9 1 (0.24%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.08%) Firewall
1 13 (3.08%) LAN
2 9 (2.13%) DHCP
3 7 (1.66%) SAN
3 7 (1.66%) VPN
3 7 (1.66%) WAN
4 6 (1.42%) DNS
4 6 (1.42%) Intranet
5 5 (1.18%) Internet
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.95%) Extranet
6 4 (0.95%) VoIP
7 3 (0.71%) HTTP
7 3 (0.71%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.71%) NAS
7 3 (0.71%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.71%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.71%) SSL
7 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.71%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 57 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (12.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (8.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (7.82%) Oracle Database
7 33 (7.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (5.92%) Power BI
9 19 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (3.79%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (3.55%) Relational Database
12 14 (3.32%) MS Access
13 13 (3.08%) MySQL
14 10 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (1.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.90%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.90%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 44 (10.43%) Visual Studio
2 40 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (6.16%) Git (software)
4 22 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 15 (3.55%) JIRA
6 13 (3.08%) Subversion
7 9 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.90%) Maven
9 7 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.42%) Ant
10 6 (1.42%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.42%) Selenium
11 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.18%) ScriptRunner
12 4 (0.95%) ERwin
12 4 (0.95%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.71%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.71%) Toad
General
1 91 (21.56%) Finance
2 25 (5.92%) Marketing
3 22 (5.21%) Banking
4 20 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.27%) Electronics
6 7 (1.66%) Back Office
7 5 (1.18%) Retail
8 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 255 (60.43%) Developer
2 116 (27.49%) .NET Developer
3 66 (15.64%) C# Developer
4 49 (11.61%) Analyst
5 42 (9.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (9.95%) SQL Developer
6 33 (7.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 26 (6.16%) Software Developer
10 22 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (4.98%) Architect
12 20 (4.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (4.74%) DBA
12 20 (4.74%) SSIS Developer
13 19 (4.50%) Data Analyst
14 18 (4.27%) C# Software Developer
15 17 (4.03%) Agile .NET Developer
15 17 (4.03%) Agile C# Developer
15 17 (4.03%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (41.47%) .NET
2 115 (27.25%) ASP.NET
3 85 (20.14%) HTML
4 84 (19.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 75 (17.77%) CSS
6 72 (17.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 69 (16.35%) AngularJS
8 54 (12.80%) jQuery
9 38 (9.00%) .NET Framework
9 38 (9.00%) JSON
10 35 (8.29%) REST
11 34 (8.06%) Entity Framework
11 34 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 30 (7.11%) SOAP
13 27 (6.40%) WCF
14 23 (5.45%) XML
15 21 (4.98%) HTML5
16 17 (4.03%) Web Services
17 15 (3.55%) React
18 14 (3.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.37%) User Experience
4 9 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 8 (1.90%) Blog
6 6 (1.42%) Replication
6 6 (1.42%) RIA
6 6 (1.42%) VAX
7 5 (1.18%) Clustering
7 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.18%) NHS
8 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.95%) Social Media
9 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.51%) Windows
2 31 (7.35%) Linux
3 25 (5.92%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.08%) Unix
5 10 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.18%) CentOS
9 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.47%) Android
10 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.47%) VMS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (30.33%) MVC
2 120 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (15.64%) Scrum
5 51 (12.09%) Migration
6 46 (10.90%) ETL
7 39 (9.24%) Data Modelling
8 34 (8.06%) TDD
9 32 (7.58%) DevOps
10 30 (7.11%) Data Migration
11 29 (6.87%) Test Automation
12 28 (6.64%) Unit Testing
13 27 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (6.16%) Data Analysis
14 26 (6.16%) OO
15 24 (5.69%) OOD
16 22 (5.21%) Programme Management
17 21 (4.98%) Web Development
18 19 (4.50%) Digital Marketing
18 19 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (48.34%) SQL
2 170 (40.28%) C#
3 104 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 27 (6.40%) VBA
6 23 (5.45%) Java
7 18 (4.27%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.08%) Python
9 12 (2.84%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.90%) Scala
11 5 (1.18%) Delphi
11 5 (1.18%) Groovy
11 5 (1.18%) PHP
11 5 (1.18%) Ruby
11 5 (1.18%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.95%) XAML
13 3 (0.71%) F#
13 3 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.84%) Degree
4 6 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.47%) ISEB
7 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.47%) MCSA
7 2 (0.47%) MCSE
7 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) MCP
8 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.61%) QA
3 6 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) PMO
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.71%) RMADS
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 31 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.32%) Docker
3 12 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.90%) vSphere
6 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.95%) Xen
8 3 (0.71%) LXC
8 3 (0.71%) Samba
8 3 (0.71%) Squid
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.71%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.13%) WSUS
2 7 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.18%) Puppet
4 4 (0.95%) Nagios
4 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.71%) Webmin
5 3 (0.71%) Xymon
6 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.47%) SCCM
6 2 (0.47%) vRealize
7 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.24%) Nessus
7 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.24%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 150 (35.55%) Microsoft
2 73 (17.30%) Oracle
3 24 (5.69%) SAP
3 24 (5.69%) VMware
4 19 (4.50%) Citrix
5 14 (3.32%) Teradata
6 9 (2.13%) Tableau
7 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.66%) Cisco
9 6 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.42%) Google
9 6 (1.42%) HP
9 6 (1.42%) Sun
10 5 (1.18%) IBM
11 4 (0.95%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.71%) EMC
12 3 (0.71%) ESRI
12 3 (0.71%) McAfee
12 3 (0.71%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.71%) Sybase