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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 11 7 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 11.11% 11.76% 8.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.44% 50.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Median daily rate £296 £338 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +1.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £273 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £438 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 9 8 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 25.00% 23.53% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 52
Median daily rate £400 £375 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -27.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Taunton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Taunton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) Scrum
3 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Kanban
6 8 (53.33%) BDD
6 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) QA
8 6 (40.00%) WPF
8 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 5 (33.33%) TDD
9 5 (33.33%) MVC
9 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
10 4 (26.67%) Web Development
10 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
10 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
10 4 (26.67%) Line Management
10 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (26.67%) NServiceBus
11 3 (20.00%) Gherkin

SQL Server
Top Related 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 4 (26.67%) NServiceBus
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) NUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) WPF
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) WF
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Kanban
5 8 (53.33%) BDD
5 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (33.33%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (26.67%) Line Management
7 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
7 4 (26.67%) Web Development
8 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft