Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 4 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 47 64 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.98% 14.45% 7.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.52% 64.65% 54.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 26
Southampton median daily rate £400 £380 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.72% -2.57%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £211
90th Percentile £738 £525 £454
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.70% +7.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% +20.75%
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -10.00%

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 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 122 99 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 25.90% 22.35% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 58 51
Southampton median daily rate £450 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +4.03% -0.67%
10th Percentile £328 £316 £213
90th Percentile £554 £527 £510
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £31.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.76% +8.57%
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 26 (55.32%) C#
2 25 (53.19%) SQL
3 22 (46.81%) MVC
4 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (40.43%) .NET
6 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
7 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
8 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
10 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
10 10 (21.28%) Docker
10 10 (21.28%) Kubernetes
11 9 (19.15%) HTML
11 9 (19.15%) CSS
12 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (17.02%) jQuery
12 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
12 8 (17.02%) Web Services
12 8 (17.02%) Java
12 8 (17.02%) HDInsight
12 8 (17.02%) Azure Machine Learning
12 8 (17.02%) Apache Spark
12 8 (17.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (17.02%) Entity Framework

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 8 (17.02%) Apache Spark
2 6 (12.77%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) Azure Functions
2 8 (17.02%) Azure Machine Learning
2 8 (17.02%) Data Lake Analytics
2 8 (17.02%) Serverless
3 3 (6.38%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (17.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (17.02%) Cosmos DB
2 8 (17.02%) Data Lake
2 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
2 8 (17.02%) HDInsight
2 8 (17.02%) Neo4j
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (14.89%) Big Data
3 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Power BI
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
3 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) ETL Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) HTML
4 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (17.02%) Entity Framework
4 8 (17.02%) jQuery
4 8 (17.02%) Web Services
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (12.77%) HTML5
5 6 (12.77%) WCF
6 5 (10.64%) Angular 2
6 5 (10.64%) CSS3
6 5 (10.64%) WinForms
6 5 (10.64%) XML
7 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.38%) RESTful
8 3 (6.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.38%) Life Science
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) MVC
2 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (17.02%) Analytics
4 8 (17.02%) Deep Learning
4 8 (17.02%) Machine Learning
4 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.77%) Migration
5 6 (12.77%) OO
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 4 (8.51%) ETL
7 4 (8.51%) Iteration Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 4 (8.51%) SOA
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
7 4 (8.51%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Cryptography
8 3 (6.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) C#
2 25 (53.19%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
5 8 (17.02%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) U-SQL
6 5 (10.64%) Python
6 5 (10.64%) Scala
6 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Databricks
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Sage
5 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.13%) Talend
5 1 (2.13%) VMware