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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.89% 13.77% 6.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.73% 50.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
Average daily rate £431 £345 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £303 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £420 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +1.90%
SQL Server
London

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
44 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 17.12% 27.54% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 12
Average daily rate £414 £353 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -10.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) CentOS
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 5 (33.33%) Puppet
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (20.00%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (33.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) CouchDB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) HBase
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
2 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Service Support Manager
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Support Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Sybase DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) CentOS
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) API Development
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
1 5 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) Sybase