The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 of England 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
30 Jul 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 344 264 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.36% 11.10% 12.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.12% 52.69% 54.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 168 237
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £402 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £24.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
730 501 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.12% 21.06% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 305 398
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 52
Average hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £22.50 £17.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Suffolk +7 85 £375 +11.11% 14
Cambridgeshire +9 84 £325 - 64
Hertfordshire -6 60 £363 +11.53% 36
Bedfordshire -7 49 £280 -21.12% 36
Essex -10 39 £375 +17.18% 28
Norfolk -11 18 £300 -7.69% 9
East Anglia -6 7 - - 1
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 394 (54.72%) .NET
2 328 (45.56%) C#
3 314 (43.61%) SQL
4 245 (34.03%) ASP.NET
5 213 (29.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 196 (27.22%) Microsoft
7 176 (24.44%) HTML
8 171 (23.75%) JavaScript
9 153 (21.25%) MVC
10 151 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 148 (20.56%) Windows
12 135 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 128 (17.78%) Oracle
14 119 (16.53%) jQuery
15 112 (15.56%) CSS
15 112 (15.56%) Visual Studio
16 108 (15.00%) WCF
16 108 (15.00%) Finance
17 103 (14.31%) T-SQL
18 100 (13.89%) XML
19 97 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
20 96 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 88 (12.22%) Web Services
22 81 (11.25%) MS Excel
23 77 (10.69%) TDD
24 76 (10.56%) Migration
25 74 (10.28%) SharePoint
26 73 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
27 72 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
28 70 (9.72%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 74 (10.28%) SharePoint
2 43 (5.97%) IIS
2 43 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 33 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.81%) Apache
9 8 (1.11%) CMS
10 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.56%) Node.js
13 3 (0.42%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.42%) GlassFish
Applications
1 81 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.42%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.81%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.42%) RiskWrite
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.28%) Agresso
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.42%) Office 365
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.19%) Firewall
2 14 (1.94%) Wireless
3 13 (1.81%) SAN
3 13 (1.81%) LAN
3 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.53%) Internet
4 11 (1.53%) DNS
5 10 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.11%) DHCP
6 8 (1.11%) WAN
7 5 (0.69%) IPsec
7 5 (0.69%) Intranet
7 5 (0.69%) VPN
7 5 (0.69%) VLAN
8 4 (0.56%) NAS
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
10 2 (0.28%) VoIP
11 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.14%) IPv4
11 1 (0.14%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (29.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 151 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 135 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 70 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (9.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 44 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (3.61%) MySQL
8 26 (3.61%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (2.36%) DTS
11 16 (2.22%) Data Mart
11 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.81%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.81%) DB2
14 12 (1.67%) Ingres
15 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.11%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 112 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 48 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.64%) Subversion
6 15 (2.08%) JUnit
6 15 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.81%) NUnit
8 11 (1.53%) MSTest
8 11 (1.53%) JIRA
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.69%) Maven
11 4 (0.56%) Selenium
11 4 (0.56%) Ant
11 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.56%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.56%) WiX
11 4 (0.56%) MyEclipse
12 3 (0.42%) NuGet
12 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 108 (15.00%) Finance
2 16 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.08%) Retail
4 6 (0.83%) Banking
4 6 (0.83%) Legal
5 4 (0.56%) Marketing
6 3 (0.42%) Automotive
6 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.42%) Advertising
6 3 (0.42%) Publishing
6 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Electronics
7 1 (0.14%) Front Office
7 1 (0.14%) Back Office
7 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 438 (60.83%) Developer
2 186 (25.83%) .NET Developer
3 120 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 111 (15.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 97 (13.47%) Analyst
6 82 (11.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 72 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (5.56%) Architect
9 39 (5.42%) DBA
9 39 (5.42%) SQL Developer
10 34 (4.72%) SQL DBA
11 29 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 27 (3.75%) Java Developer
13 26 (3.61%) Senior Developer
13 26 (3.61%) Consultant
14 24 (3.33%) Support Analyst
15 22 (3.06%) Web Developer
15 22 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
16 21 (2.92%) CRM Developer
16 21 (2.92%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (54.72%) .NET
2 245 (34.03%) ASP.NET
3 176 (24.44%) HTML
4 119 (16.53%) jQuery
5 112 (15.56%) CSS
6 108 (15.00%) WCF
7 100 (13.89%) XML
8 96 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 88 (12.22%) Web Services
10 67 (9.31%) .NET Framework
11 52 (7.22%) HTML5
12 41 (5.69%) Ajax
13 39 (5.42%) WPF
14 35 (4.86%) XSLT
15 34 (4.72%) LINQ
16 33 (4.58%) SOAP
16 33 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 28 (3.89%) Silverlight
17 28 (3.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 23 (3.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.06%) Data Integration
2 19 (2.64%) Clustering
3 16 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 14 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.81%) NHS
7 12 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.39%) Informatics
8 10 (1.39%) PKI
9 8 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.83%) Kindle
12 5 (0.69%) Open Source
12 5 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.69%) Replication
12 5 (0.69%) Statistics
12 5 (0.69%) RIA
13 4 (0.56%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.42%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 148 (20.56%) Windows
2 48 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (4.31%) Linux
4 30 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 26 (3.61%) UNIX
6 17 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.11%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Android
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.25%) MVC
2 97 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (10.69%) TDD
4 76 (10.56%) Migration
5 72 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (7.78%) CRM
7 54 (7.50%) ETL
8 49 (6.81%) E-Commerce
9 44 (6.11%) Scrum
10 40 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (4.44%) OO
12 31 (4.31%) Workflow
13 30 (4.17%) Data Modelling
13 30 (4.17%) Unit Testing
14 27 (3.75%) Data Migration
14 27 (3.75%) Web Development
15 26 (3.61%) ITIL
16 21 (2.92%) MVVM
16 21 (2.92%) SOA
17 20 (2.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 328 (45.56%) C#
2 314 (43.61%) SQL
3 171 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 103 (14.31%) T-SQL
5 46 (6.39%) Java
6 33 (4.58%) VB
7 26 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 24 (3.33%) VB6
9 16 (2.22%) VBA
9 16 (2.22%) ABAP
10 14 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.81%) XAML
12 11 (1.53%) Python
13 10 (1.39%) PHP
13 10 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.83%) C++
15 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.42%) Ruby
16 3 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (5.14%) Degree
2 34 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.92%) MCITP
5 20 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.67%) MCSE
7 10 (1.39%) MCTS
7 10 (1.39%) Sun Certification
8 8 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.97%) ISEB
9 7 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.69%) VCP5
10 5 (0.69%) MCP
10 5 (0.69%) MCSA
11 2 (0.28%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.28%) CCA
11 2 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.75%) QA
2 7 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) HL7
4 2 (0.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.25%) XenApp
5 7 (0.97%) vSphere
5 7 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.97%) SCOM
2 7 (0.97%) ARCserve
3 5 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 5 (0.69%) WSUS
4 4 (0.56%) Foglight
4 4 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.56%) Puppet
5 3 (0.42%) SCCM
5 3 (0.42%) Control-M
5 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Opsview
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 196 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 128 (17.78%) Oracle
3 34 (4.72%) VMware
4 33 (4.58%) HP
5 24 (3.33%) Cisco
6 22 (3.06%) SAP
7 18 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.81%) Splunk
10 12 (1.67%) Sybase
10 12 (1.67%) Citrix
11 10 (1.39%) JBoss
11 10 (1.39%) Sun
12 8 (1.11%) Business Objects
13 6 (0.83%) Cognos
13 6 (0.83%) Symantec
13 6 (0.83%) Intel
14 5 (0.69%) DevExpress
14 5 (0.69%) webMethods
14 5 (0.69%) CheckPoint
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