The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Anglia region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 11.11% 20.00% 20.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%
SQL Server
East of England

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 East Anglia region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East Anglia
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Anglia 11.11% 40.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £375 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in East Anglia

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in East Anglia

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

SQL Server
Top 20 Related IT Skills in East Anglia

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Anglia 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 (87.50%) Migration
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) ETL
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in East Anglia by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Anglia 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP