The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.73% 16.67% 6.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.75% 75.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
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£400 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +5.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
16 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 15.38% 22.22% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 4
Average daily rate £425 £408 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +31.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £625 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
4 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 7 (36.84%) MVC
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 4 (21.05%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) NUnit
7 4 (21.05%) WinForms
7 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (21.05%) WCF
8 3 (15.79%) WF
8 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) DSL
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) NUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (5.26%) Introscope
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Account Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ColdFusion Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) WinForms
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (21.05%) WCF
5 3 (15.79%) WF
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (5.26%) XSLT
7 1 (5.26%) Middleware
7 1 (5.26%) HTML5
7 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (5.26%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) OOD
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 2 (10.53%) VBA
7 1 (5.26%) VB6
7 1 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenServer
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Metastorm
4 1 (5.26%) Open Text
4 1 (5.26%) Siebel
4 1 (5.26%) Vignette
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) F5