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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 18 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 219 236 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.17% 8.00% 11.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.01% 41.40% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 186 262
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.63 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.69% +76.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £42.70 £78.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 534 570 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.93% 19.33% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 405 509
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 +3 85 £350 +3.70% 43
Wiltshire +1 50 £350 +1.81% 15
Gloucestershire +5 26 £344 -14.06% 15
Somerset -7 19 £400 - 6
Devon -7 15 £338 +12.50% 7
Dorset +15 14 £388 +47.61% 24
Cornwall - 1 - - 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 200 (50.76%) SQL
2 190 (48.22%) .NET
3 172 (43.65%) Microsoft
4 171 (43.40%) C#
5 105 (26.65%) MVC
5 105 (26.65%) ASP.NET
5 105 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (25.13%) Oracle
7 98 (24.87%) JavaScript
8 93 (23.60%) Windows
9 79 (20.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 76 (19.29%) Security Cleared
11 69 (17.51%) HTML
12 68 (17.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 67 (17.01%) Scrum
14 65 (16.50%) AngularJS
15 64 (16.24%) Finance
15 64 (16.24%) CSS
15 64 (16.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
16 62 (15.74%) T-SQL
17 61 (15.48%) Linux
17 61 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 59 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 58 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
20 57 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
21 54 (13.71%) SC Cleared
22 53 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
23 49 (12.44%) Windows Server
24 46 (11.68%) .NET Framework

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 30 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.60%) IIS
3 22 (5.58%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.30%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.05%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.28%) Apache
7 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.28%) GlassFish
8 8 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.27%) NServiceBus
12 4 (1.02%) CMS
12 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.76%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.54%) Maximo
3 7 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.02%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.03%) GitHub
3 8 (2.03%) Office 365
4 6 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.55%) LAN
2 13 (3.30%) Firewall
3 12 (3.05%) DHCP
3 12 (3.05%) SAN
4 11 (2.79%) DNS
5 10 (2.54%) PuTTY
5 10 (2.54%) WinSCP
6 8 (2.03%) WAN
7 7 (1.78%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.52%) Internet
9 5 (1.27%) Extranet
9 5 (1.27%) Intranet
9 5 (1.27%) LDAP
9 5 (1.27%) NAS
9 5 (1.27%) VPN
10 4 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.76%) HTTP
11 3 (0.76%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (20.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 68 (17.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (16.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (9.64%) Oracle Database
6 32 (8.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (7.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (5.58%) MySQL
9 21 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (5.08%) Relational Database
11 16 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (3.55%) MS Access
13 14 (3.55%) Power BI
14 13 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (2.28%) Hadoop
17 8 (2.03%) NoSQL
17 8 (2.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (9.39%) Visual Studio
3 22 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.58%) TeamCity
4 18 (4.57%) Selenium
5 17 (4.31%) Ant
6 16 (4.06%) Git (software)
7 12 (3.05%) HP UFT
7 12 (3.05%) Subversion
8 11 (2.79%) Eclipse
8 11 (2.79%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (2.54%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (2.28%) Toad
11 8 (2.03%) SoapUI
11 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (2.03%) TestNG
12 6 (1.52%) JIRA
12 6 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.02%) NUnit
General
1 64 (16.24%) Finance
2 19 (4.82%) Marketing
3 18 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.81%) Electronics
6 8 (2.03%) Back Office
7 7 (1.78%) Advertising
8 5 (1.27%) Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 223 (56.60%) Developer
2 110 (27.92%) .NET Developer
3 71 (18.02%) C# Developer
4 46 (11.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (8.63%) Analyst
6 33 (8.38%) SQL Developer
7 30 (7.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (7.36%) DBA
9 25 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (5.58%) SQL DBA
11 19 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 18 (4.57%) Software Developer
13 15 (3.81%) SSIS Developer
13 15 (3.81%) Tester
14 14 (3.55%) Applications Support
14 14 (3.55%) Consultant
14 14 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
15 13 (3.30%) C# Software Developer
15 13 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (48.22%) .NET
2 105 (26.65%) ASP.NET
3 69 (17.51%) HTML
4 65 (16.50%) AngularJS
5 64 (16.24%) CSS
6 61 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 46 (11.68%) .NET Framework
8 46 (11.68%) WCF
9 43 (10.91%) jQuery
10 35 (8.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 33 (8.38%) Web Services
12 30 (7.61%) Entity Framework
12 30 (7.61%) REST
13 29 (7.36%) HTML5
13 29 (7.36%) XML
14 28 (7.11%) WPF
15 26 (6.60%) JSON
16 25 (6.35%) SOAP
17 16 (4.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (3.30%) User Experience
4 9 (2.28%) RIA
5 8 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.78%) Clustering
7 6 (1.52%) Blog
7 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.52%) VAX
8 5 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.76%) NHS
11 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Replication
11 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.60%) Windows
2 61 (15.48%) Linux
3 49 (12.44%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (7.11%) Unix
6 24 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.05%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.03%) CentOS
9 7 (1.78%) AIX
10 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
1 105 (26.65%) MVC
2 67 (17.01%) Scrum
3 58 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (10.91%) TDD
5 40 (10.15%) Test Automation
6 39 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.64%) Migration
8 34 (8.63%) DevOps
8 34 (8.63%) ETL
9 26 (6.60%) Web Development
10 25 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (6.35%) Unit Testing
11 22 (5.58%) BDD
12 21 (5.33%) SDLC
13 19 (4.82%) Data Migration
13 19 (4.82%) Integration Testing
13 19 (4.82%) OO
13 19 (4.82%) Software Engineering
14 18 (4.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 200 (50.76%) SQL
2 171 (43.40%) C#
3 98 (24.87%) JavaScript
4 62 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 43 (10.91%) PowerShell
6 30 (7.61%) Java
7 22 (5.58%) Python
8 19 (4.82%) Perl
9 16 (4.06%) PHP
9 16 (4.06%) VB.NET
10 12 (3.05%) Scala
10 12 (3.05%) VBScript
11 10 (2.54%) F#
11 10 (2.54%) Ruby
12 9 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.03%) VBA
14 7 (1.78%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.78%) VB
15 6 (1.52%) C
16 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (19.29%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.55%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.03%) Degree
4 8 (2.03%) ISEB
5 6 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.02%) GDPR
3 4 (1.02%) SLA
4 3 (0.76%) RMADS
5 2 (0.51%) HL7
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.25%) Basel II
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.30%) vSphere
4 10 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.03%) Docker
7 5 (1.27%) Samba
7 5 (1.27%) Squid
8 4 (1.02%) LXC
8 4 (1.02%) Xen
9 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.51%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (2.54%) vRealize
2 8 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.03%) WSUS
3 6 (1.52%) Puppet
4 5 (1.27%) Nagios
4 5 (1.27%) Webmin
4 5 (1.27%) Xymon
5 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.51%) Netcool
7 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.51%) SCCM
7 2 (0.51%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 172 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 99 (25.13%) Oracle
3 40 (10.15%) VMware
4 29 (7.36%) Red Hat
5 19 (4.82%) HP
5 19 (4.82%) SAP
6 14 (3.55%) IBM
7 11 (2.79%) Citrix
8 10 (2.54%) Xamarin
9 9 (2.28%) Cisco
10 6 (1.52%) Sun
11 5 (1.27%) Google
11 5 (1.27%) Tableau
11 5 (1.27%) Veeam
12 4 (1.02%) Pegasus
12 4 (1.02%) QAD
12 4 (1.02%) Telerik
12 4 (1.02%) Twitter
13 3 (0.76%) Dell
13 3 (0.76%) McAfee
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