The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 127 203 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.32% 12.24% 9.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.05% 53.70% 48.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 121 66
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
SQL Server
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 Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
295 378 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.33% 22.80% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 199 130
Average daily rate £338 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -1 34 £308 +2.50% 18
Nottinghamshire -7 25 £331 +16.22% 17
Derbyshire -7 20 £300 +20.00% 20
Northamptonshire -6 17 £300 +20.00% 24
Lincolnshire -2 10 £288 +27.77% 8
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 162 (51.10%) .NET
2 143 (45.11%) C#
3 134 (42.27%) SQL
4 89 (28.08%) ASP.NET
5 83 (26.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 74 (23.34%) JavaScript
7 62 (19.56%) MVC
8 60 (18.93%) HTML
9 53 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (16.72%) Microsoft
10 52 (16.40%) Windows
10 52 (16.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (14.51%) CSS
12 45 (14.20%) WCF
13 44 (13.88%) jQuery
13 44 (13.88%) T-SQL
13 44 (13.88%) Web Services
14 39 (12.30%) XML
14 39 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 39 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (11.99%) Oracle
16 36 (11.36%) Visual Studio
17 34 (10.73%) Finance
18 31 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 30 (9.46%) MS Excel
20 29 (9.15%) .NET Framework
21 26 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
21 26 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 24 (7.57%) VB.NET
22 24 (7.57%) Active Directory

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 18 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.73%) IIS
3 11 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.95%) Lync
7 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.63%) CICS
7 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) DNN
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) Kentico
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 30 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.89%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.63%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.58%) Agresso
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.26%) Office 365
3 3 (0.95%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) PaaS
4 2 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.89%) DNS
2 6 (1.89%) DHCP
2 6 (1.89%) Internet
3 4 (1.26%) Firewall
3 4 (1.26%) HTTP
3 4 (1.26%) Intranet
3 4 (1.26%) VoIP
4 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.63%) WAN
5 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.63%) Modbus
5 2 (0.63%) DMZ
6 1 (0.32%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (26.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 52 (16.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (6.94%) Relational Database
7 13 (4.10%) OLAP
8 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.26%) DB2
10 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.95%) QlikView
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.95%) MySQL
11 3 (0.95%) DTS
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.79%) NUnit
3 11 (3.47%) Selenium
4 8 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.52%) MSTest
5 7 (2.21%) JUnit
6 6 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.58%) Moq
8 3 (0.95%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.95%) JIRA
9 2 (0.63%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.63%) Toad
9 2 (0.63%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.63%) Subversion
9 2 (0.63%) Maven
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (10.73%) Finance
2 22 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.10%) Retail
4 10 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.84%) Marketing
6 8 (2.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 214 (67.51%) Developer
2 84 (26.50%) C# Developer
3 76 (23.97%) .NET Developer
4 54 (17.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (15.14%) Analyst
6 33 (10.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (9.78%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.83%) SQL Developer
9 18 (5.68%) DBA
9 18 (5.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (4.73%) SQL DBA
11 14 (4.42%) Information Analyst
11 14 (4.42%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.10%) Administrator
13 11 (3.47%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.15%) SQL Server DBA
14 10 (3.15%) Java Developer
15 9 (2.84%) VB.NET Developer
15 9 (2.84%) Excel Developer
15 9 (2.84%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (51.10%) .NET
2 89 (28.08%) ASP.NET
3 60 (18.93%) HTML
4 46 (14.51%) CSS
5 45 (14.20%) WCF
6 44 (13.88%) Web Services
6 44 (13.88%) jQuery
7 39 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (12.30%) XML
8 29 (9.15%) .NET Framework
9 20 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 19 (5.99%) Ajax
11 18 (5.68%) WPF
12 16 (5.05%) HTML5
13 15 (4.73%) WinForms
14 14 (4.42%) NHibernate
14 14 (4.42%) JSON
14 14 (4.42%) LINQ
15 13 (4.10%) CSS3
16 12 (3.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.94%) NHS
2 8 (2.52%) DTV
2 8 (2.52%) Statistics
2 8 (2.52%) Data Extraction
3 6 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.58%) Informatics
4 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.95%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.95%) Open Source
5 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.95%) AS400
6 2 (0.63%) RIA
6 2 (0.63%) Clustering
6 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.40%) Windows
2 14 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (3.79%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.15%) Linux
5 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.21%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.21%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.58%) UNIX
9 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.63%) SUSE
9 2 (0.63%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.56%) MVC
2 53 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (6.31%) Unit Testing
5 19 (5.99%) Migration
6 17 (5.36%) ETL
7 14 (4.42%) OO
7 14 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (3.79%) OOP
8 12 (3.79%) SOA
9 10 (3.15%) Data Modelling
10 9 (2.84%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (2.84%) TDD
11 8 (2.52%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (2.52%) Scrum
11 8 (2.52%) Programme Management
12 7 (2.21%) Workflow
12 7 (2.21%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.21%) E-Commerce
12 7 (2.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 143 (45.11%) C#
2 134 (42.27%) SQL
3 74 (23.34%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.88%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.57%) VB.NET
6 18 (5.68%) Java
7 12 (3.79%) VBA
8 9 (2.84%) VB
9 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.58%) C++
10 4 (1.26%) C
11 3 (0.95%) PHP
11 3 (0.95%) VB6
11 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.63%) Delphi
12 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.63%) Python
13 1 (0.32%) Pascal
13 1 (0.32%) VBScript
13 1 (0.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.99%) Degree
3 12 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.21%) BC Cleared
5 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.58%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.63%) MCSE
7 2 (0.63%) ISEB
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) MCSA
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
8 1 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.47%) QA
System Software
1 24 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.95%) XenApp
2 3 (0.95%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.26%) SCCM
2 2 (0.63%) SCOM
2 2 (0.63%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.63%) Puppet
2 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.99%) Oracle
3 14 (4.42%) SAP
4 10 (3.15%) HP
5 6 (1.89%) Citrix
5 6 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 6 (1.89%) Tableau
6 5 (1.58%) VMware
6 5 (1.58%) Sun
7 4 (1.26%) Sage
8 3 (0.95%) Remedy
8 3 (0.95%) BMC
8 3 (0.95%) Cisco
8 3 (0.95%) IBM
9 2 (0.63%) Software AG
9 2 (0.63%) Intel
9 2 (0.63%) Siemens
9 2 (0.63%) Informatica
9 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.63%) Northgate
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