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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 280 329 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.98% 10.49% 11.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.17% 42.18% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 235 147
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Average hourly rate £31.76 £23.75 £27.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% -13.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.68 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £34.30 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
664 780 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.29% 24.86% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 506 286
Average daily rate £350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 26
Average hourly rate £34.34 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £20.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Essex +8 74 £350 -1.75% 17
Cambridgeshire -2 74 £350 +7.69% 42
Hertfordshire -12 51 £375 +7.14% 49
Bedfordshire +11 35 £353 +17.66% 14
Suffolk -10 30 £363 -3.33% 2
Norfolk +4 16 £275 -4.34% 5
East Anglia +3 1 £250 +25.00%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 235 (41.89%) SQL
2 189 (33.69%) .NET
3 165 (29.41%) Windows
4 160 (28.52%) Microsoft
5 151 (26.92%) C#
6 115 (20.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 98 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (16.58%) Web Services
9 92 (16.40%) Oracle
10 89 (15.86%) XML
11 86 (15.33%) ASP.NET
12 84 (14.97%) Active Directory
12 84 (14.97%) SharePoint
13 83 (14.80%) VMware
14 81 (14.44%) HTML
14 81 (14.44%) Finance
15 75 (13.37%) JavaScript
16 74 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (12.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 69 (12.30%) T-SQL
19 68 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 66 (11.76%) SOAP
21 61 (10.87%) .NET Framework
21 61 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
22 60 (10.70%) MVC
23 58 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
24 55 (9.80%) IIS
25 51 (9.09%) WCF
25 51 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 49 (8.73%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 84 (14.97%) SharePoint
2 55 (9.80%) IIS
3 44 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (7.66%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (4.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (3.21%) CMS
8 14 (2.50%) JBoss
9 13 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.96%) Apache Pig
11 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.43%) Documentum
12 8 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (1.25%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.25%) GlassFish
13 7 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.14%) Maximo
2 10 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.60%) Tridion
4 8 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.07%) SunGard AvantGard
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.53%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.53%) Lawson
7 3 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.53%) Movex
8 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.85%) SaaS
4 13 (2.32%) PaaS
5 7 (1.25%) Office 365
6 5 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.77%) DNS
2 36 (6.42%) Firewall
3 33 (5.88%) DHCP
4 31 (5.53%) SAN
5 20 (3.57%) WAN
6 19 (3.39%) LDAP
6 19 (3.39%) LAN
7 15 (2.67%) FTP
7 15 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (2.14%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.60%) Internet
9 9 (1.60%) Wireless
10 7 (1.25%) VLAN
11 6 (1.07%) VPN
12 5 (0.89%) Intranet
12 5 (0.89%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (0.89%) IPv4
13 4 (0.71%) HTTP
13 4 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 70 (12.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 58 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 51 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.63%) MySQL
9 25 (4.46%) Hadoop
9 25 (4.46%) Relational Database
10 23 (4.10%) Oracle Database
11 18 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (2.50%) DTS
12 14 (2.50%) OLAP
12 14 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.32%) Big Data
14 11 (1.96%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.78%) MS Access
16 9 (1.60%) Data Mining
16 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (6.24%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (2.32%) Selenium
6 12 (2.14%) JIRA
6 12 (2.14%) NUnit
7 10 (1.78%) Subversion
7 10 (1.78%) AccuRev
8 9 (1.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 9 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.25%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.07%) JUnit
11 4 (0.71%) Maven
11 4 (0.71%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 81 (14.44%) Finance
2 17 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.50%) Retail
4 12 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.43%) Automotive
6 7 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Advertising
7 5 (0.89%) Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 242 (43.14%) Developer
2 91 (16.22%) Analyst
3 70 (12.48%) Architect
4 67 (11.94%) .NET Developer
5 48 (8.56%) DBA
6 35 (6.24%) SQL DBA
7 31 (5.53%) Support Analyst
8 27 (4.81%) Java Developer
8 27 (4.81%) C# Developer
8 27 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (4.28%) Administrator
10 21 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 19 (3.39%) SQL Developer
12 18 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (3.03%) Data Analyst
13 17 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
14 16 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (2.85%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 15 (2.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (33.69%) .NET
2 93 (16.58%) Web Services
3 89 (15.86%) XML
4 86 (15.33%) ASP.NET
5 81 (14.44%) HTML
6 66 (11.76%) SOAP
7 61 (10.87%) .NET Framework
8 51 (9.09%) WCF
9 48 (8.56%) CSS
10 41 (7.31%) jQuery
11 38 (6.77%) REST
12 37 (6.60%) J2EE
13 32 (5.70%) HTML5
14 27 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (4.28%) XSLT
15 24 (4.28%) Entity Framework
16 22 (3.92%) Hibernate
16 22 (3.92%) Middleware
17 19 (3.39%) AngularJS
18 18 (3.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.46%) Data Integration
2 22 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.39%) Clustering
4 17 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 17 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 14 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.32%) Replication
6 13 (2.32%) HP Storage
7 12 (2.14%) GIS
8 9 (1.60%) PKI
8 9 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.07%) NHS
12 5 (0.89%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.89%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.53%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 165 (29.41%) Windows
2 49 (8.73%) Linux
3 46 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.74%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.03%) UNIX
8 13 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.96%) Debian
10 10 (1.78%) Android
11 8 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.25%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.53%) Solaris
14 3 (0.53%) Fedora
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
3 60 (10.70%) MVC
4 49 (8.73%) ETL
5 41 (7.31%) SOA
6 39 (6.95%) TDD
7 38 (6.77%) E-Commerce
8 37 (6.60%) ITIL
9 34 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (5.88%) Migration
11 27 (4.81%) UML
11 27 (4.81%) Project Management
12 25 (4.46%) Data Modelling
12 25 (4.46%) Web Development
13 24 (4.28%) TOGAF
14 23 (4.10%) SDLC
15 22 (3.92%) Analytics
15 22 (3.92%) Change Control
16 21 (3.74%) Service Delivery
17 20 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 235 (41.89%) SQL
2 151 (26.92%) C#
3 75 (13.37%) JavaScript
4 69 (12.30%) T-SQL
5 48 (8.56%) Java
6 42 (7.49%) PowerShell
7 28 (4.99%) VBA
8 22 (3.92%) VB.NET
9 21 (3.74%) VB
10 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.60%) Perl
12 7 (1.25%) Delphi
12 7 (1.25%) Pascal
13 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.07%) Python
14 5 (0.89%) C++
14 5 (0.89%) Korn
15 4 (0.71%) VB6
15 4 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (3.92%) Degree
2 20 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.43%) CISSP
5 8 (1.43%) MCSE
6 7 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.07%) CCNA
8 5 (0.89%) MCP
8 5 (0.89%) MCPD
9 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.53%) MCSA
11 2 (0.36%) CCA
11 2 (0.36%) GIAC
12 1 (0.18%) MOS
12 1 (0.18%) CEH
12 1 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.96%) SLA
2 7 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (14.97%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.92%) vSphere
5 19 (3.39%) XenApp
6 12 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.78%) XenServer
8 8 (1.43%) Terminal Server
8 8 (1.43%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.89%) vCloud
11 4 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.36%) Xen
13 2 (0.36%) Varnish
13 2 (0.36%) HDFS
14 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.96%) SCOM
2 10 (1.78%) ARCserve
3 5 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.71%) SCCM
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.53%) MOM
5 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.53%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) WMI
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 160 (28.52%) Microsoft
2 92 (16.40%) Oracle
3 83 (14.80%) VMware
4 46 (8.20%) HP
5 45 (8.02%) Citrix
6 32 (5.70%) Cisco
7 22 (3.92%) IBM
8 20 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 19 (3.39%) Cognos
10 15 (2.67%) EMC
10 15 (2.67%) Sitecore
11 14 (2.50%) CODA
12 12 (2.14%) ESRI
12 12 (2.14%) Dell
13 11 (1.96%) SunGard
13 11 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.78%) Tableau
15 9 (1.60%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.60%) Kofax
15 9 (1.60%) SAP
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