Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 16.21% 6.99% 9.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 75.49% 46.15% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 37
Southampton median daily rate £363 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £241 £213 £299
90th Percentile £438 £473 £417
Hampshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £26.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +42.22% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.95% +87.48%

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 Southampton with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 102 78 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 21.47% 15.15% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 57 118
Southampton median daily rate £365 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% +9.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £241 £281 £290
90th Percentile £600 £546 £529
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +2.65% +0.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Southampton median hourly rate £31.25 £38.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.76% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £20.03 £38.00 £14.51
90th Percentile £42.28 £38.00 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.95% +4.99%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Southampton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Southampton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Southampton

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 33 (42.86%) Windows
3 26 (33.77%) C#
4 25 (32.47%) SQL
4 25 (32.47%) .NET
5 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
8 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (20.78%) Python
9 15 (19.48%) XML
9 15 (19.48%) Multithreading
10 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
11 12 (15.58%) WCF
11 12 (15.58%) OOD
11 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
11 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
12 11 (14.29%) VMware
13 10 (12.99%) Network Security
13 10 (12.99%) OWASP
13 10 (12.99%) WiX
13 10 (12.99%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (11.69%) C++
15 8 (10.39%) HTML
15 8 (10.39%) VB.NET
15 8 (10.39%) CTI
16 7 (9.09%) MVC
16 7 (9.09%) Migration
16 7 (9.09%) Refactoring
17 6 (7.79%) WPF

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 10 (12.99%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.19%) Apache
3 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.60%) CMS
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.99%) Network Security
3 8 (10.39%) CTI
4 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.90%) Kalido
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.60%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Power BI
4 1 (1.30%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.99%) WiX
4 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.19%) Subversion
5 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Azure Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) C# Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.79%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) C# Application Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Real Time Developer
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) .NET
2 15 (19.48%) XML
3 12 (15.58%) WCF
4 8 (10.39%) HTML
5 6 (7.79%) CSS
5 6 (7.79%) Web Services
5 6 (7.79%) WPF
6 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.19%) Ajax
7 4 (5.19%) HTML5
7 4 (5.19%) jQuery
7 4 (5.19%) LAMP
8 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.90%) WinForms
9 2 (2.60%) JSON
9 2 (2.60%) Redux
9 2 (2.60%) REST
9 2 (2.60%) SOAP
10 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.60%) EPoS
1 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.30%) Fintech
2 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.48%) Multithreading
3 12 (15.58%) OOD
4 10 (12.99%) OWASP
5 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 7 (9.09%) MVC
5 7 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 6 (7.79%) ETL
6 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.49%) ITIL
7 5 (6.49%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (6.49%) SDLC
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.19%) OO
8 4 (5.19%) Post-Production
8 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.90%) Analytics
9 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.90%) MVVM
9 3 (3.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) C#
2 25 (32.47%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) PowerShell
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 9 (11.69%) C++
6 8 (10.39%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) Java
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) CCDP
2 2 (2.60%) CCNA
2 2 (2.60%) CCNP
2 2 (2.60%) CCSA
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.60%) MCSE
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Veeam
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.60%) Informatica
5 2 (2.60%) NetApp
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.60%) Telerik
6 1 (1.30%) Acme Packet
6 1 (1.30%) Sonus