The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 29 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)
Somerset > Taunton
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 9.26% 4.88% 12.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.13% 28.57% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
Taunton median daily rate £395 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.79% +2.30%  
10th Percentile £333 £253 £280
90th Percentile £411 £418 £355
Somerset median daily rate £400 £400 £339
% change year-on-year - +18.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +22.58% -  

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 Taunton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 31 7 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 57.41% 17.07% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 7 56
Taunton median daily rate £423 £426 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.70% +19.85%  
10th Percentile £363 £327 £306
90th Percentile £575 £601 £545
Somerset median daily rate £423 £389 £350
% change year-on-year +8.68% +11.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +29.16%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Taunton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Taunton

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Taunton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Taunton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) Back Office
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VBA

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft