The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the East Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 202 155 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.59% 11.98% 9.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.60% 57.20% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 82 76
Average daily rate £300 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £17.00 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £34.75 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
384 271 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.94% 20.94% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 162 146
Average daily rate £320 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £17.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +2 77 £300 +2.12% 23
Northamptonshire +5 34 £300 +15.38% 19
Nottinghamshire -10 34 £320 +8.47% 33
Derbyshire 0 27 £290 +1.75% 21
Lincolnshire -8 4 £265 +8.71% 8
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 221 (59.89%) .NET
2 188 (50.95%) C#
3 172 (46.61%) SQL
4 153 (41.46%) ASP.NET
5 119 (32.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 100 (27.10%) JavaScript
7 94 (25.47%) HTML
8 87 (23.58%) MVC
9 81 (21.95%) CSS
10 79 (21.41%) jQuery
11 77 (20.87%) Microsoft
12 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 63 (17.07%) T-SQL
14 55 (14.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 54 (14.63%) Windows
16 49 (13.28%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (12.74%) Visual Studio
18 46 (12.47%) .NET Framework
19 44 (11.92%) Ajax
20 42 (11.38%) HTML5
21 41 (11.11%) XML
22 39 (10.57%) Oracle
23 38 (10.30%) SQL Server 2005
24 37 (10.03%) SQL Server 2012
24 37 (10.03%) VB.NET
25 35 (9.49%) Web Services
25 35 (9.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 29 (7.86%) TDD
27 27 (7.32%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (6.23%) SharePoint
1 23 (6.23%) IIS
2 9 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.63%) CMS
5 5 (1.36%) Commerce Server
5 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.81%) DNN
7 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.54%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) AutoCAD
3 5 (1.36%) MS Office
4 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.36%) Agresso
3 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) PaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.63%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.63%) Intranet
2 6 (1.63%) Modbus
3 5 (1.36%) Internet
3 5 (1.36%) DNS
3 5 (1.36%) SAN
4 4 (1.08%) DHCP
4 4 (1.08%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.54%) 3G
5 2 (0.54%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) Wireless
6 1 (0.27%) LTE
6 1 (0.27%) DMZ
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) LAN
6 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (32.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 63 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (14.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (10.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (10.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (9.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (7.32%) Relational Database
7 27 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.88%) DTS
9 17 (4.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (3.25%) OLAP
11 9 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.08%) SQLite
15 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.81%) MS Access
15 3 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.81%) MySQL
16 2 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 47 (12.74%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.79%) Selenium
4 13 (3.52%) NUnit
5 12 (3.25%) Subversion
6 8 (2.17%) Moq
7 7 (1.90%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.36%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.81%) MSTest
12 2 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.54%) JIRA
12 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.27%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (6.23%) Finance
2 22 (5.96%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.15%) Retail
4 8 (2.17%) Electronics
5 7 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.81%) Legal
6 3 (0.81%) Local Government
6 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 271 (73.44%) Developer
2 121 (32.79%) .NET Developer
3 95 (25.75%) C# Developer
4 74 (20.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (17.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 50 (13.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 48 (13.01%) SQL Developer
8 33 (8.94%) Analyst
9 25 (6.78%) SQL Server Developer
10 22 (5.96%) Web Developer
11 20 (5.42%) Software Developer
12 18 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
13 17 (4.61%) DBA
14 16 (4.34%) SQL DBA
15 12 (3.25%) SQL Server DBA
15 12 (3.25%) SharePoint Developer
16 11 (2.98%) .NET Web Developer
16 11 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
16 11 (2.98%) Administrator
17 9 (2.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (59.89%) .NET
2 153 (41.46%) ASP.NET
3 94 (25.47%) HTML
4 81 (21.95%) CSS
5 79 (21.41%) jQuery
6 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (12.47%) .NET Framework
8 44 (11.92%) Ajax
9 42 (11.38%) HTML5
10 41 (11.11%) XML
11 35 (9.49%) Web Services
12 24 (6.50%) WCF
13 23 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 20 (5.42%) WinForms
15 19 (5.15%) LINQ
16 17 (4.61%) MDX
17 14 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 13 (3.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 13 (3.52%) WPF
19 12 (3.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.15%) NHS
2 10 (2.71%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.90%) DTV
4 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.63%) AS400
4 6 (1.63%) Clustering
5 5 (1.36%) GIS
6 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.81%) Statistics
7 3 (0.81%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.81%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.54%) Open Source
8 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.54%) LLPG
8 2 (0.54%) Informatics
8 2 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.63%) Windows
2 17 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.17%) Linux
5 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) UNIX
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.58%) MVC
2 49 (13.28%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (7.86%) TDD
4 23 (6.23%) ETL
4 23 (6.23%) E-Commerce
5 22 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.42%) OO
7 19 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (4.07%) Workflow
9 14 (3.79%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.52%) Logistics
11 12 (3.25%) Scrum
11 12 (3.25%) SOA
12 11 (2.98%) OOP
12 11 (2.98%) Dependency Injection
13 10 (2.71%) Multithreading
13 10 (2.71%) System Testing
13 10 (2.71%) Web Design
14 8 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (2.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 188 (50.95%) C#
2 172 (46.61%) SQL
3 100 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 63 (17.07%) T-SQL
5 37 (10.03%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.15%) VBA
6 19 (5.15%) VB
7 12 (3.25%) VB6
8 11 (2.98%) Java
9 10 (2.71%) C++
10 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.36%) XPath
12 4 (1.08%) VBScript
13 3 (0.81%) C
14 2 (0.54%) PHP
15 1 (0.27%) Delphi
15 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.27%) Ruby
15 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (3.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.90%) Degree
4 6 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.63%) MCSE
5 3 (0.81%) MCTS
6 2 (0.54%) MCITP
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB
6 2 (0.54%) MCP
6 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.36%) vSphere
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (2.17%) SCOM
2 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.54%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 77 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.57%) Oracle
3 12 (3.25%) Siemens
4 11 (2.98%) VMware
5 10 (2.71%) SAP
6 8 (2.17%) Citrix
7 7 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 7 (1.90%) Telerik
8 5 (1.36%) HP
8 5 (1.36%) Dell
8 5 (1.36%) Sage
9 4 (1.08%) NetApp
9 4 (1.08%) Altiris
9 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.81%) Remedy
10 3 (0.81%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.81%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.81%) Tableau
10 3 (0.81%) InterSystems
10 3 (0.81%) IBM
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