The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 329 269 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.46% 11.17% 11.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.34% 52.44% 51.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 152 217
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£350 £343 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.46 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.49% -18.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £23.75 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £95.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +17.56%
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 of England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
777 513 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.70% 21.30% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 291 383
Average daily rate £363 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 44
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.41 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% -16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 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
Hertfordshire -6 80 £350 - 44
Suffolk +5 70 £375 - 14
Cambridgeshire +8 68 £325 -4.41% 47
Essex -9 45 £356 +3.26% 22
Bedfordshire -12 31 £300 -7.69% 28
Norfolk -9 26 £284 -9.20% 9
East Anglia -8 6 £200 -51.51% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 360 (53.81%) .NET
2 305 (45.59%) SQL
3 304 (45.44%) C#
4 210 (31.39%) ASP.NET
5 188 (28.10%) Microsoft
6 186 (27.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (22.12%) HTML
8 146 (21.82%) JavaScript
9 144 (21.52%) MVC
10 143 (21.38%) Windows
11 135 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 127 (18.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 110 (16.44%) Finance
14 108 (16.14%) Oracle
15 99 (14.80%) CSS
15 99 (14.80%) WCF
16 97 (14.50%) jQuery
17 96 (14.35%) T-SQL
18 89 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
19 87 (13.00%) Visual Studio
20 86 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
21 81 (12.11%) Data Warehouse
22 80 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
23 78 (11.66%) TDD
24 77 (11.51%) MS Excel
25 75 (11.21%) Web Services
26 73 (10.91%) XML
27 72 (10.76%) Migration
28 68 (10.16%) SharePoint
29 65 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 68 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 46 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.68%) IIS
4 34 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.05%) Apache
12 6 (0.90%) CMS
12 6 (0.90%) SAS
13 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.60%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.64%) MS Office
3 7 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.94%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.30%) Agresso
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.30%) SaaS
3 2 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.44%) Firewall
2 16 (2.39%) DNS
3 15 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.09%) SAN
4 14 (2.09%) Wireless
5 13 (1.94%) DHCP
6 12 (1.79%) LAN
6 12 (1.79%) Internet
7 11 (1.64%) Intranet
8 10 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.05%) Extranet
9 7 (1.05%) WAN
10 6 (0.90%) VPN
10 6 (0.90%) VLAN
11 5 (0.75%) IPsec
12 3 (0.45%) Network Security
12 3 (0.45%) NAS
13 2 (0.30%) VoIP
13 2 (0.30%) LDAP
13 2 (0.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (27.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 135 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 127 (18.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (12.11%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 54 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.99%) Data Mart
10 19 (2.84%) MySQL
11 16 (2.39%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (2.39%) Oracle Database
12 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 14 (2.09%) DB2
14 13 (1.94%) DTS
14 13 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (1.79%) OLAP
16 11 (1.64%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.05%) Ingres
18 6 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 87 (13.00%) Visual Studio
2 45 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.64%) JIRA
5 11 (1.64%) NUnit
5 11 (1.64%) Subversion
5 11 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.20%) JUnit
6 8 (1.20%) MSTest
7 5 (0.75%) Selenium
7 5 (0.75%) Maven
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.60%) MyEclipse
8 4 (0.60%) WiX
8 4 (0.60%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.30%) Jasmine
General
1 110 (16.44%) Finance
2 18 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.64%) Banking
4 10 (1.49%) Retail
5 9 (1.35%) Marketing
6 5 (0.75%) Legal
7 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 409 (61.14%) Developer
2 155 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 95 (14.20%) C# Developer
4 92 (13.75%) Analyst
5 85 (12.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 52 (7.77%) ASP.NET Developer
7 48 (7.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 38 (5.68%) SQL Developer
8 38 (5.68%) Architect
9 32 (4.78%) DBA
10 31 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 30 (4.48%) SQL DBA
12 26 (3.89%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.74%) Consultant
13 25 (3.74%) Java Developer
14 24 (3.59%) Web Developer
15 23 (3.44%) Support Analyst
15 23 (3.44%) Senior .NET Developer
16 22 (3.29%) Test Analyst
17 21 (3.14%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (53.81%) .NET
2 210 (31.39%) ASP.NET
3 148 (22.12%) HTML
4 99 (14.80%) CSS
4 99 (14.80%) WCF
5 97 (14.50%) jQuery
6 89 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 75 (11.21%) Web Services
8 73 (10.91%) XML
9 63 (9.42%) .NET Framework
10 44 (6.58%) HTML5
11 34 (5.08%) LINQ
12 33 (4.93%) WPF
13 32 (4.78%) Ajax
14 29 (4.33%) Silverlight
14 29 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 26 (3.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 26 (3.89%) SOAP
16 23 (3.44%) XSLT
17 21 (3.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.04%) Data Integration
2 17 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.24%) Clustering
4 13 (1.94%) NHS
5 12 (1.79%) PKI
5 12 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.49%) Replication
6 10 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.90%) Kindle
10 5 (0.75%) Informatics
11 4 (0.60%) RIA
12 3 (0.45%) Statistics
12 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 143 (21.38%) Windows
2 45 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (3.89%) Linux
5 24 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.99%) UNIX
7 16 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.64%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.90%) Solaris
10 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.45%) Android
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.15%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (21.52%) MVC
2 86 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
4 78 (11.66%) TDD
5 72 (10.76%) Migration
6 55 (8.22%) CRM
6 55 (8.22%) ETL
7 50 (7.47%) E-Commerce
8 41 (6.13%) Scrum
9 35 (5.23%) Data Modelling
10 34 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (4.93%) Workflow
12 32 (4.78%) Data Migration
13 31 (4.63%) Web Development
14 28 (4.19%) Unit Testing
14 28 (4.19%) ITIL
14 28 (4.19%) OO
15 25 (3.74%) Software Engineering
15 25 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (3.44%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 305 (45.59%) SQL
2 304 (45.44%) C#
3 146 (21.82%) JavaScript
4 96 (14.35%) T-SQL
5 40 (5.98%) Java
6 34 (5.08%) VB
7 30 (4.48%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.69%) VB6
9 16 (2.39%) ABAP
10 15 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.94%) XAML
13 10 (1.49%) PHP
13 10 (1.49%) VBA
14 9 (1.35%) Python
15 6 (0.90%) C++
15 6 (0.90%) SAS Macro
16 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.45%) C
17 3 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 34 (5.08%) Degree
2 26 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.29%) MCITP
4 21 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.79%) MCSE
6 10 (1.49%) MCTS
7 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.05%) Sun Certification
8 7 (1.05%) ISEB
9 5 (0.75%) MCSA
9 5 (0.75%) MCP
9 5 (0.75%) VCP5
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) CCA
10 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.74%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.45%) HL7
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.69%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.79%) vSphere
5 9 (1.35%) XenApp
6 7 (1.05%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.45%) vCloud
8 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.05%) ARCserve
3 7 (1.05%) SCOM
4 5 (0.75%) WSUS
4 5 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.45%) SCCM
6 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.30%) OpenView
7 2 (0.30%) Opsview
8 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.15%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 188 (28.10%) Microsoft
2 108 (16.14%) Oracle
3 35 (5.23%) HP
4 32 (4.78%) VMware
5 24 (3.59%) SAP
5 24 (3.59%) Cisco
6 17 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.39%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.39%) Cognos
8 15 (2.24%) Citrix
9 13 (1.94%) Splunk
10 11 (1.64%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.49%) Sybase
12 9 (1.35%) Informatica
13 8 (1.20%) Symantec
13 8 (1.20%) IBM
14 7 (1.05%) JBoss
14 7 (1.05%) Sun
14 7 (1.05%) Teradata
15 6 (0.90%) Ab Initio
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