Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 280 561 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.80% 8.91% 6.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.46% 40.95% 34.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 391 249
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £268
90th Percentile £549 £575 £488
England median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 10
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +39.13% -30.72%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.59 £21.48
90th Percentile £41.95 £59.00 £58.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.81% -18.57% +12.00%

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 890 1,370 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.27% 21.76% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 917 680
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +12.16%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £281
90th Percentile £638 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £484 £473
% change year-on-year -1.86% +2.43% +9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £18.59 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £65.25 £57.55
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.23
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.07% +13.56%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 -12 131 £418 -1.76% 55
Wiltshire -16 70 £433 -3.89% 23
Somerset -13 30 £475 +18.75% 20
Devon -12 20 £363 +3.57% 31
Gloucestershire -38 13 £375 -14.29% 29
Dorset -12 12 £425 +3.03% 35
Cornwall +6 1 - - 8
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 120 (42.86%) SQL
2 114 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 106 (37.86%) Azure
4 104 (37.14%) .NET
5 94 (33.57%) C#
6 84 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 73 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (21.43%) Windows
9 53 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 52 (18.57%) JavaScript
11 49 (17.50%) DevOps
12 48 (17.14%) Security Cleared
13 45 (16.07%) Active Directory
13 45 (16.07%) Migration
14 44 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (15.36%) ASP.NET
16 41 (14.64%) T-SQL
17 39 (13.93%) Oracle
18 38 (13.57%) Windows Server
19 37 (13.21%) Public Sector
19 37 (13.21%) MVC
19 37 (13.21%) SC Cleared
19 37 (13.21%) .NET Framework
20 35 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (12.50%) Power BI
20 35 (12.50%) Power Platform
21 34 (12.14%) CSS
22 33 (11.79%) SharePoint
23 32 (11.43%) HTML
24 29 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel

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 33 (11.79%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.93%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.21%) Confluence
4 9 (3.21%) IIS
5 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.50%) JBoss
7 4 (1.43%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.43%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.43%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.71%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.36%) Mule
10 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (6.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 106 (37.86%) Azure
2 35 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 24 (8.57%) AWS
4 20 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (7.14%) Office 365
5 19 (6.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (6.43%) Azure Functions
6 18 (6.43%) Serverless
7 17 (6.07%) Microsoft Flow
7 17 (6.07%) PowerApps
8 15 (5.36%) SaaS
9 13 (4.64%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (3.21%) GCP
11 8 (2.86%) PaaS
12 6 (2.14%) Azure Stack
13 5 (1.79%) npm
14 4 (1.43%) NuGet
15 2 (0.71%) GitHub
15 2 (0.71%) IaaS
15 2 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.14%) DHCP
2 19 (6.79%) DNS
3 11 (3.93%) Skype
4 9 (3.21%) Firewall
4 9 (3.21%) HTTP
4 9 (3.21%) SSL
5 7 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.14%) TETRA
7 5 (1.79%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.43%) WAN
9 3 (1.07%) LAN
10 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.71%) SAN
11 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.36%) DSL
11 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.36%) Internet
11 1 (0.36%) Intranet
11 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 53 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (12.50%) Power BI
4 25 (8.93%) MySQL
4 25 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (3.93%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.21%) DB2
9 8 (2.86%) MS Access
10 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.14%) Infinispan
11 6 (2.14%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 18 (6.43%) JIRA
3 15 (5.36%) Selenium
3 15 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.57%) JUnit
4 10 (3.57%) Moq
4 10 (3.57%) NUnit
5 7 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.14%) Ant
6 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.79%) Zephyr
8 4 (1.43%) JMeter
8 4 (1.43%) Maven
9 3 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.07%) Mockito
General
1 37 (13.21%) Public Sector
2 16 (5.71%) Finance
3 13 (4.64%) Marketing
4 9 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.21%) Retail
5 8 (2.86%) Electronics
5 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.14%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Avionics
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (46.07%) Developer
2 69 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 34 (12.14%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.36%) Analyst
4 29 (10.36%) Architect
4 29 (10.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (7.86%) SQL Developer
6 17 (6.07%) DBA
6 17 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.71%) Azure Developer
7 16 (5.71%) SQL DBA
8 13 (4.64%) C# WPF Developer
8 13 (4.64%) WPF Developer
9 12 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (4.29%) Data Engineer
10 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 11 (3.93%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.93%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (37.14%) .NET
2 43 (15.36%) ASP.NET
3 37 (13.21%) .NET Framework
4 34 (12.14%) CSS
5 32 (11.43%) HTML
6 28 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 24 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 22 (7.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (7.50%) XML
10 20 (7.14%) REST
11 18 (6.43%) .NET Core
11 18 (6.43%) RESTful
11 18 (6.43%) Web Services
12 17 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (6.07%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (5.71%) JSON
14 15 (5.36%) WPF
15 8 (2.86%) LINQ
16 6 (2.14%) HTML5
16 6 (2.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.86%) NHS
4 7 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.43%) Clustering
6 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.07%) AS400
7 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) PKI
8 2 (0.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) Blog
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) RIA
9 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.43%) Windows
2 38 (13.57%) Windows Server
3 26 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.00%) Linux
5 14 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.93%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.86%) Unix
8 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.43%) zOS
10 3 (1.07%) AIX
10 3 (1.07%) Android
10 3 (1.07%) Solaris
11 2 (0.71%) VMS
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.50%) DevOps
3 45 (16.07%) Migration
4 44 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (13.21%) MVC
6 25 (8.93%) CRM
7 23 (8.21%) ETL
8 18 (6.43%) MVVM
9 17 (6.07%) ArchiMate
9 17 (6.07%) B2C
9 17 (6.07%) Multithreading
9 17 (6.07%) Open Source
10 16 (5.71%) Multithreaded Programming
10 16 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.00%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.00%) Scrum
12 13 (4.64%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.64%) ITIL
12 13 (4.64%) Microservices
13 12 (4.29%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 120 (42.86%) SQL
2 94 (33.57%) C#
3 52 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.64%) T-SQL
5 29 (10.36%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.14%) Java
7 10 (3.57%) C++
8 9 (3.21%) VBA
9 8 (2.86%) Python
10 7 (2.50%) C
11 6 (2.14%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.14%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.79%) VB
13 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.07%) VB6
14 1 (0.36%) PHP
14 1 (0.36%) R
14 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.00%) Degree
4 9 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.43%) HND
5 4 (1.43%) ISEB
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) HNC
8 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.43%) QA
3 3 (1.07%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.43%) XenApp
3 16 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 13 (4.64%) vSphere
5 8 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (1.43%) Docker
7 4 (1.43%) Xen
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.29%) SCCM
2 4 (1.43%) Ansible
2 4 (1.43%) SCVMM
2 4 (1.43%) ThinApp
3 3 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (0.71%) Terraform
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.36%) MIIS
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 114 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.93%) Oracle
3 25 (8.93%) VMware
4 20 (7.14%) Citrix
5 17 (6.07%) Sparx
6 12 (4.29%) SAP
7 10 (3.57%) Tableau
8 9 (3.21%) Google
9 8 (2.86%) Databricks
10 7 (2.50%) IBM
10 7 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.79%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.79%) Sony
12 4 (1.43%) BT
12 4 (1.43%) Dell
12 4 (1.43%) Informatica
12 4 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.07%) MAPICS
13 3 (1.07%) NetIQ