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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 11 19 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.52% 7.22% 4.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.33% 44.44% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 16
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £297 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £396 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year - +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year +79.51% -35.35%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 45 45 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.86% 16.25% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 55
Median daily rate £363 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £565 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Southampton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 28 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) .NET
3 14 (33.33%) C#
4 13 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle
5 12 (28.57%) ETL
6 10 (23.81%) Data Integration
7 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 8 (19.05%) XML
9 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 7 (16.67%) MVC
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (14.29%) REST
10 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (14.29%) VB.NET
10 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.29%) Migration
11 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
11 5 (11.90%) Data Management
11 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) ERD
11 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Data Management
11 5 (11.90%) HTML
11 5 (11.90%) SAP
11 5 (11.90%) Windows
11 5 (11.90%) UML

SQL Server
Top Related 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 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) SaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (11.90%) Big Data
3 5 (11.90%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (11.90%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.90%) Power BI
4 4 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) ERwin
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 4 (9.52%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) DBA
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Data Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Data Architect
4 5 (11.90%) ETL Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
5 4 (9.52%) Geospatial Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Junior DBA
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (19.05%) XML
4 6 (14.29%) REST
5 5 (11.90%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) PostGIS
6 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.52%) CSS
6 4 (9.52%) SOAP
7 3 (7.14%) Web Services
8 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.76%) COM
8 2 (4.76%) Ember.js
8 2 (4.76%) HTML5
8 2 (4.76%) jQuery
8 2 (4.76%) XSLT
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) iSeries
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (28.57%) ETL
2 10 (23.81%) Data Integration
3 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (16.67%) MVC
5 6 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Data Governance
6 5 (11.90%) Data Management
6 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Data Management
6 5 (11.90%) ERD
6 5 (11.90%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) Metadata Management
6 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.90%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) Conceptual Models
7 4 (9.52%) Logical Data Model
7 4 (9.52%) Master Data Management
7 4 (9.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) ESRI
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) Informatica
3 5 (11.90%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) Tableau
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Cognos
5 1 (2.38%) IFS
5 1 (2.38%) MapR
5 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto