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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 276 345 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.04% 11.40% 11.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.47% 46.62% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 233 167
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 15
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.95 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
682 740 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.33% 24.45% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 461 307
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 29
Average hourly rate £23.50 £31.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.19% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Cambridgeshire +1 97 £350 +7.69% 38
Essex +6 65 £350 -6.66% 30
Bedfordshire +3 34 £372 +32.76% 14
Hertfordshire -21 32 £338 -6.89% 33
Suffolk -10 27 £383 +2.00% 7
Norfolk 0 19 £275 -8.33% 3
East Anglia +8 2 £250 - 1
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 225 (40.18%) SQL
2 204 (36.43%) .NET
3 165 (29.46%) Microsoft
4 159 (28.39%) Windows
5 151 (26.96%) C#
6 105 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 95 (16.96%) Oracle
8 94 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (16.43%) ASP.NET
10 90 (16.07%) Web Services
10 90 (16.07%) SharePoint
11 89 (15.89%) XML
12 84 (15.00%) HTML
12 84 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 81 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (14.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 78 (13.93%) Finance
16 74 (13.21%) VMware
17 69 (12.32%) T-SQL
18 66 (11.79%) SOAP
19 65 (11.61%) JavaScript
20 64 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 59 (10.54%) MVC
21 59 (10.54%) SQL Server 2012
22 56 (10.00%) IIS
22 56 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
23 53 (9.46%) .NET Framework
24 51 (9.11%) Java
24 51 (9.11%) Linux
25 50 (8.93%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 90 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 56 (10.00%) IIS
3 43 (7.68%) BizTalk Server
4 42 (7.50%) MS Exchange
5 26 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (3.93%) CMS
7 21 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.96%) Apache Pig
10 10 (1.79%) JBoss
10 10 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.43%) Documentum
12 8 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.43%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.25%) GlassFish
14 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) Tridion
2 11 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.79%) Maximo
4 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.07%) SunGard AvantGard
6 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.54%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.54%) Movex
8 3 (0.54%) Lawson
8 3 (0.54%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.14%) SaaS
3 11 (1.96%) PaaS
4 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
6 4 (0.71%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.32%) Firewall
2 38 (6.79%) DNS
3 33 (5.89%) DHCP
4 32 (5.71%) SAN
5 20 (3.57%) WAN
5 20 (3.57%) LDAP
5 20 (3.57%) LAN
6 15 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.32%) FTP
9 11 (1.96%) Internet
10 9 (1.61%) Wireless
11 8 (1.43%) VLAN
11 8 (1.43%) Intranet
12 7 (1.25%) VPN
13 6 (1.07%) NAS
14 5 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (0.89%) IPv4
14 5 (0.89%) MPLS
14 5 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 79 (14.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (10.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 50 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (4.64%) MySQL
8 23 (4.11%) Hadoop
8 23 (4.11%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.04%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (2.50%) DTS
12 13 (2.32%) Big Data
13 12 (2.14%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.96%) OLAP
14 11 (1.96%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.61%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (6.61%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (2.32%) Subversion
6 12 (2.14%) JIRA
7 11 (1.96%) AccuRev
7 11 (1.96%) Selenium
8 10 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (1.79%) NUnit
8 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.89%) JUnit
9 5 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 4 (0.71%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.71%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (13.93%) Finance
2 22 (3.93%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.21%) Retail
4 11 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.07%) Legal
6 5 (0.89%) Banking
7 4 (0.71%) Automotive
8 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Publishing
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 235 (41.96%) Developer
2 100 (17.86%) Analyst
3 79 (14.11%) Architect
4 67 (11.96%) .NET Developer
5 40 (7.14%) DBA
6 34 (6.07%) C# Developer
7 32 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (5.18%) Java Developer
9 28 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 28 (5.00%) SQL DBA
10 26 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.11%) Data Analyst
12 21 (3.75%) Administrator
12 21 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 19 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (3.21%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.86%) Web Developer
15 16 (2.86%) Consultant
15 16 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (36.43%) .NET
2 92 (16.43%) ASP.NET
3 90 (16.07%) Web Services
4 89 (15.89%) XML
5 84 (15.00%) HTML
6 66 (11.79%) SOAP
7 53 (9.46%) .NET Framework
8 45 (8.04%) WCF
9 43 (7.68%) CSS
9 43 (7.68%) J2EE
10 42 (7.50%) jQuery
11 41 (7.32%) HTML5
12 38 (6.79%) REST
13 35 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (4.11%) JSF
15 22 (3.93%) Middleware
15 22 (3.93%) Hibernate
16 21 (3.75%) TopLink
17 18 (3.21%) XSLT
17 18 (3.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 19 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.32%) N-Tier
6 12 (2.14%) HP Storage
7 11 (1.96%) Replication
7 11 (1.96%) Clustering
8 10 (1.79%) GIS
9 9 (1.61%) PKI
9 9 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.43%) NHS
11 7 (1.25%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.25%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.89%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.71%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 159 (28.39%) Windows
2 51 (9.11%) Linux
3 43 (7.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (3.39%) UNIX
7 18 (3.21%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.14%) Debian
10 11 (1.96%) Android
11 9 (1.61%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.25%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.07%) Solaris
14 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.54%) Fedora
16 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
3 59 (10.54%) MVC
4 50 (8.93%) ETL
5 42 (7.50%) SOA
6 40 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 37 (6.61%) ITIL
7 37 (6.61%) TDD
8 35 (6.25%) Migration
9 31 (5.54%) Data Modelling
9 31 (5.54%) Project Management
10 27 (4.82%) UML
11 26 (4.64%) TOGAF
12 25 (4.46%) Service Delivery
12 25 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (4.29%) SDLC
14 23 (4.11%) Analytics
15 20 (3.57%) Change Control
16 19 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (3.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 225 (40.18%) SQL
2 151 (26.96%) C#
3 69 (12.32%) T-SQL
4 65 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 51 (9.11%) Java
6 38 (6.79%) PowerShell
7 27 (4.82%) VBA
8 26 (4.64%) VB.NET
9 25 (4.46%) VB
10 11 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.61%) Perl
12 8 (1.43%) Python
13 6 (1.07%) Delphi
13 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.07%) Pascal
14 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.89%) Korn
14 5 (0.89%) XMLA
14 5 (0.89%) C++
15 4 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (4.29%) Degree
2 23 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.43%) CISSP
3 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.43%) MCSE
3 8 (1.43%) MCPD
4 7 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (1.25%) CCNA
5 6 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.89%) MCP
7 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.54%) MCSA
8 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.36%) GIAC
9 2 (0.36%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) MCSD
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.61%) SLA
2 5 (0.89%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.75%) vSphere
5 13 (2.32%) XenApp
5 13 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.61%) Terminal Server
7 7 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.07%) XenServer
9 5 (0.89%) vCloud
10 4 (0.71%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.71%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.36%) Varnish
12 2 (0.36%) Xen
12 2 (0.36%) HDFS
13 1 (0.18%) ACF2
13 1 (0.18%) RACF
13 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.96%) ARCserve
2 6 (1.07%) SCOM
3 5 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.71%) SCCM
5 3 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) MOM
6 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 165 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 95 (16.96%) Oracle
3 74 (13.21%) VMware
4 46 (8.21%) HP
5 43 (7.68%) Citrix
6 33 (5.89%) Cisco
7 21 (3.75%) IBM
7 21 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.04%) Cognos
9 16 (2.86%) Sitecore
10 14 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.50%) EMC
11 13 (2.32%) Dell
12 12 (2.14%) SAP
12 12 (2.14%) CODA
13 11 (1.96%) Symantec
14 10 (1.79%) ESRI
14 10 (1.79%) SunGard
15 9 (1.61%) Kofax
15 9 (1.61%) Tableau
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Rate: £100-£120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 3 days ago
East Anglia
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Rate: From £25,050 to £29,937 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
TRG
Rate: 330-390 Per Day 12 Month Rolling Contract (36 Month potential)
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £325.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago