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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 182 238 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.64% 9.30% 12.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.65% 46.58% 50.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 153 190
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.59 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +3.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £29.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.80 £43.50 £62.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
459 511 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.26% 19.97% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 293 349
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 20
Average hourly rate £47.00 £35.59 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.06% +3.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £20.98 £25.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £45.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Essex +3 64 £350 +8.52% 20
Hertfordshire -9 36 £400 +6.66% 32
Cambridgeshire -5 27 £286 -28.43% 29
Bedfordshire +4 22 £385 +6.20% 25
Norfolk -3 18 £288 -19.58% 5
Suffolk -5 16 £331 -11.66% 4
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 222 (51.75%) SQL
2 158 (36.83%) .NET
3 136 (31.70%) Microsoft
4 134 (31.24%) C#
5 106 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (22.84%) Windows
7 95 (22.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 84 (19.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (19.35%) Web Services
9 83 (19.35%) ASP.NET
10 75 (17.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 73 (17.02%) Finance
12 70 (16.32%) ETL
13 66 (15.38%) HTML
13 66 (15.38%) T-SQL
13 66 (15.38%) SOAP
14 65 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 63 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
16 62 (14.45%) MVC
17 57 (13.29%) XML
18 56 (13.05%) Oracle
19 55 (12.82%) JavaScript
19 55 (12.82%) TDD
19 55 (12.82%) WCF
20 53 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 52 (12.12%) .NET Framework
22 49 (11.42%) VMware
22 49 (11.42%) Windows Server
23 47 (10.96%) REST
24 45 (10.49%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 43 (10.02%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.29%) IIS
3 19 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (3.03%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.86%) Confluence
7 7 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.40%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (1.40%) Mule
9 5 (1.17%) CMS
9 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.93%) JBoss
11 3 (0.70%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) Node.js
12 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.40%) Maximo
3 4 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.66%) SaaS
2 14 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.80%) Office 365
4 11 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.10%) IaaS
5 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.20%) DNS
2 13 (3.03%) WAN
3 12 (2.80%) DHCP
3 12 (2.80%) LAN
4 11 (2.56%) Firewall
5 10 (2.33%) FTP
6 9 (2.10%) SAN
7 7 (1.63%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.70%) Internet
8 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.70%) SSL
8 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.70%) VoIP
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.47%) HTTP
9 2 (0.47%) LDAP
9 2 (0.47%) Wireless
10 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 84 (19.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (17.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (12.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 42 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (4.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (3.73%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.50%) DB2
11 12 (2.80%) Big Data
11 12 (2.80%) OLAP
12 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.86%) OLAP Cube
14 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.63%) DataStage
16 6 (1.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.20%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.26%) AccuRev
4 13 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.33%) JIRA
6 8 (1.86%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.63%) JUnit
7 7 (1.63%) NUnit
7 7 (1.63%) Selenium
8 5 (1.17%) Maven
8 5 (1.17%) Subversion
8 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.70%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.70%) FogBugz
11 2 (0.47%) DbUnit
11 2 (0.47%) Protractor
11 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (17.02%) Finance
2 12 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.56%) Advertising
4 10 (2.33%) Banking
4 10 (2.33%) Retail
4 10 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.10%) Automotive
6 5 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 196 (45.69%) Developer
2 73 (17.02%) .NET Developer
3 64 (14.92%) SQL Developer
4 58 (13.52%) Architect
5 48 (11.19%) Analyst
5 48 (11.19%) C# Developer
6 41 (9.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
8 27 (6.29%) DBA
9 25 (5.83%) Consultant
10 24 (5.59%) SQL DBA
11 22 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (4.90%) Administrator
13 20 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 20 (4.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (4.66%) Support Analyst
14 18 (4.20%) Applications Support
14 18 (4.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (36.83%) .NET
2 83 (19.35%) ASP.NET
2 83 (19.35%) Web Services
3 66 (15.38%) HTML
3 66 (15.38%) SOAP
4 57 (13.29%) XML
5 55 (12.82%) WCF
6 52 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 47 (10.96%) REST
8 40 (9.32%) jQuery
9 36 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (8.16%) RESTful
11 31 (7.23%) CSS
12 29 (6.76%) Entity Framework
12 29 (6.76%) HTML5
12 29 (6.76%) J2EE
13 20 (4.66%) MDX
14 17 (3.96%) AngularJS
14 17 (3.96%) JSF
15 16 (3.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.53%) Clustering
2 23 (5.36%) Data Integration
3 19 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.40%) HP Storage
8 6 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.40%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.70%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.70%) User Experience
11 2 (0.47%) iPad
11 2 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 98 (22.84%) Windows
2 49 (11.42%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (5.13%) Linux
7 14 (3.26%) Unix
8 5 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.32%) ETL
3 63 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (14.45%) MVC
5 55 (12.82%) TDD
6 45 (10.49%) SOA
7 37 (8.62%) Migration
8 36 (8.39%) Scrum
9 22 (5.13%) Data Modelling
10 21 (4.90%) High Availability
11 20 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (4.66%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.43%) CRM
12 19 (4.43%) Data Migration
12 19 (4.43%) SDLC
13 18 (4.20%) ITIL
13 18 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (3.73%) DevOps
15 16 (3.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 222 (51.75%) SQL
2 134 (31.24%) C#
3 66 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 55 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.49%) Java
6 28 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 12 (2.80%) VBScript
9 8 (1.86%) VB
10 7 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.40%) VBA
12 3 (0.70%) ABAP
12 3 (0.70%) C
13 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.23%) C++
14 1 (0.23%) C-shell
14 1 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) VB6
14 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (3.50%) Degree
2 14 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.33%) ISEB
4 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.86%) MCSE
6 7 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.93%) MCSA
8 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.70%) MCP
9 2 (0.47%) VCP5
10 1 (0.23%) CCA
10 1 (0.23%) CCEE
10 1 (0.23%) CCIE
10 1 (0.23%) CISA
10 1 (0.23%) CISM
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.26%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.56%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.17%) SLA
4 4 (0.93%) COBIT
4 4 (0.93%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 32 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.59%) XenApp
3 18 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.26%) vSphere
5 8 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.86%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.93%) XenServer
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (2.80%) SCOM
2 6 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.93%) SCCM
4 3 (0.70%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.23%) Bacula
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 136 (31.70%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.05%) Oracle
3 49 (11.42%) VMware
4 29 (6.76%) Citrix
5 25 (5.83%) HP
6 12 (2.80%) Cisco
7 11 (2.56%) SAP
8 9 (2.10%) 3PAR
8 9 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.86%) Tableau
9 8 (1.86%) Teradata
10 7 (1.63%) Cognos
10 7 (1.63%) EMC
10 7 (1.63%) NetApp
11 6 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.40%) ESRI
11 6 (1.40%) IBM
11 6 (1.40%) WSO2
12 5 (1.17%) Avaya
12 5 (1.17%) Sitecore
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £360 - 420 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 28 days ago