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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.02% 7.37% 6.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.46% 63.64% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£450 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £292 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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
13 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 15.66% 11.58% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 16
Average daily rate £438 £320 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.71% -28.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £283 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £510 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 4 (44.44%) NUnit
5 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) WF
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) OOD
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) MFC
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) VC++
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
1 4 (44.44%) NUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) WF
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) MFC
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
5 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (11.11%) LINQ
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) VC++
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle