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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 8.16% 5.61% 8.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.55% 42.86% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
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£413 £375 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £362 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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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
22 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.97% 13.08% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 14
Average daily rate £438 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £347 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

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
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 31 October 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 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) NUnit
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) WF
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) OOD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) ColdFusion
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
4 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) DSL
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) SSL
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Account Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ColdFusion Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Account Manager
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) WinForms
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) WCF
3 3 (23.08%) WF
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) OOD
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp