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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 282 358 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.16% 12.21% 10.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.85% 51.66% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 224 145
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£389 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £18.90 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.20 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.58% +16.00%
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
615 693 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.15% 23.63% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 390 250
Average daily rate £400 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 28
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.76 £21.80 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Cambridgeshire -3 77 £325 +4.00% 38
Essex 0 75 £350 -6.66% 19
Hertfordshire -4 55 £438 +19.04% 47
Suffolk +1 47 £513 +27.32% 7
Bedfordshire -15 18 £410 +9.33% 21
Norfolk -14 6 £300 - 13
East Anglia +8 3 £400 -5.88%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 208 (41.43%) SQL
2 200 (39.84%) .NET
3 161 (32.07%) Microsoft
4 148 (29.48%) C#
5 144 (28.69%) Windows
6 96 (19.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 92 (18.33%) Web Services
8 88 (17.53%) HTML
8 88 (17.53%) ASP.NET
8 88 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (17.33%) XML
10 86 (17.13%) Oracle
11 79 (15.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 69 (13.75%) Active Directory
13 68 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 67 (13.35%) T-SQL
15 65 (12.95%) SharePoint
16 64 (12.75%) Finance
17 59 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
18 58 (11.55%) Java
19 57 (11.35%) VMware
20 56 (11.16%) MVC
20 56 (11.16%) .NET Framework
21 55 (10.96%) JavaScript
22 50 (9.96%) IIS
23 49 (9.76%) SOAP
23 49 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 46 (9.16%) WCF
24 46 (9.16%) J2EE
24 46 (9.16%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (12.95%) SharePoint
2 50 (9.96%) IIS
3 37 (7.37%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (5.18%) MS Exchange
5 18 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.39%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.79%) CMS
8 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.59%) Documentum
10 7 (1.39%) JBoss
10 7 (1.39%) GlassFish
10 7 (1.39%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.39%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.39%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.00%) WildFly
11 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.59%) Tridion
2 8 (1.59%) Maximo
3 7 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.60%) SunGard AvantGard
7 2 (0.40%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.99%) SaaS
5 9 (1.79%) PaaS
6 5 (1.00%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.60%) Office 365
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.38%) Firewall
2 25 (4.98%) DNS
3 23 (4.58%) DHCP
3 23 (4.58%) SAN
4 17 (3.39%) LDAP
5 16 (3.19%) LAN
5 16 (3.19%) FTP
6 13 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.59%) WAN
7 11 (2.19%) Intranet
8 10 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.79%) VPN
9 9 (1.79%) Internet
10 8 (1.59%) Wireless
11 7 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.20%) MPLS
13 5 (1.00%) VLAN
13 5 (1.00%) NAS
14 4 (0.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (19.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 79 (15.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 46 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (3.98%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.59%) MySQL
10 17 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 16 (3.19%) Hadoop
12 13 (2.59%) OLAP
12 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (2.19%) DTS
14 10 (1.99%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.59%) Big Data
15 8 (1.59%) MongoDB
16 7 (1.39%) Apache Hive
17 6 (1.20%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 45 (8.96%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.78%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.19%) Subversion
5 15 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.79%) AccuRev
6 14 (2.79%) JIRA
7 13 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (2.59%) NUnit
8 12 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.39%) JUnit
9 7 (1.39%) ReSharper
10 6 (1.20%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.00%) Selenium
11 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 4 (0.80%) PowerBuilder
12 4 (0.80%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (12.75%) Finance
2 29 (5.78%) Retail
3 23 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.00%) Legal
5 5 (1.00%) Banking
6 4 (0.80%) Automotive
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 199 (39.64%) Developer
2 90 (17.93%) Architect
3 80 (15.94%) Analyst
4 61 (12.15%) .NET Developer
5 39 (7.77%) Solutions Architect
6 33 (6.57%) DBA
6 33 (6.57%) C# Developer
7 30 (5.98%) Java Developer
8 25 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 23 (4.58%) SQL DBA
10 20 (3.98%) Administrator
10 20 (3.98%) Technical Architect
11 18 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 18 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (3.39%) Consultant
13 16 (3.19%) Data Analyst
13 16 (3.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 15 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (2.99%) SQL Developer
15 14 (2.79%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (39.84%) .NET
2 92 (18.33%) Web Services
3 88 (17.53%) HTML
3 88 (17.53%) ASP.NET
4 87 (17.33%) XML
5 56 (11.16%) .NET Framework
6 49 (9.76%) SOAP
7 46 (9.16%) J2EE
7 46 (9.16%) WCF
8 44 (8.76%) HTML5
9 41 (8.17%) jQuery
10 38 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (6.77%) CSS
12 32 (6.37%) REST
13 27 (5.38%) TopLink
14 25 (4.98%) JSF
15 24 (4.78%) Middleware
16 23 (4.58%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (3.59%) Hibernate
18 16 (3.19%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.78%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.39%) Data Integration
4 13 (2.59%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.19%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.19%) NHS
6 10 (1.99%) PKI
7 9 (1.79%) Replication
8 8 (1.59%) Clustering
8 8 (1.59%) GIS
8 8 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.39%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.80%) LIMS
12 4 (0.80%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.60%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 144 (28.69%) Windows
2 45 (8.96%) Linux
3 36 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.78%) UNIX
7 15 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.19%) Debian
10 8 (1.59%) Solaris
10 8 (1.59%) Android
11 4 (0.80%) AIX
11 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.60%) Fedora
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.20%) zOS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (11.16%) MVC
4 46 (9.16%) SOA
5 44 (8.76%) ITIL
6 43 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 38 (7.57%) ETL
8 36 (7.17%) Migration
9 33 (6.57%) Project Management
10 29 (5.78%) TDD
11 28 (5.58%) UML
12 26 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
13 25 (4.98%) Data Modelling
13 25 (4.98%) Service Delivery
14 24 (4.78%) TOGAF
15 23 (4.58%) SDLC
16 20 (3.98%) Workflow
17 17 (3.39%) Change Control
18 16 (3.19%) Zachman Framework
19 15 (2.99%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 208 (41.43%) SQL
2 148 (29.48%) C#
3 67 (13.35%) T-SQL
4 58 (11.55%) Java
5 55 (10.96%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.97%) PowerShell
7 28 (5.58%) VB.NET
8 24 (4.78%) VB
9 19 (3.78%) VBA
10 9 (1.79%) Perl
11 8 (1.59%) VBScript
12 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.00%) Korn
12 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.80%) VB6
13 4 (0.80%) Python
14 2 (0.40%) Pascal
14 2 (0.40%) C++
14 2 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (3.78%) Degree
3 8 (1.59%) MCPD
4 7 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.20%) MCSE
5 6 (1.20%) CCNA
6 5 (1.00%) MCP
6 5 (1.00%) CISSP
6 5 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.60%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.40%) OCP
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.40%) MCSA
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.99%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 69 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.19%) vSphere
5 9 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 8 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.59%) XenApp
7 7 (1.39%) Firmware
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.80%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.80%) vCloud
9 3 (0.60%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.60%) XenServer
9 3 (0.60%) SRDF
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) RACF
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
11 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (1.99%) SCOM
2 7 (1.39%) ARCserve
3 5 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.80%) SCCM
5 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.20%) Nmap
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 161 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 86 (17.13%) Oracle
3 57 (11.35%) VMware
4 36 (7.17%) HP
5 29 (5.78%) Citrix
6 27 (5.38%) Cisco
7 22 (4.38%) IBM
8 20 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.99%) EMC
10 13 (2.59%) Business Objects
11 11 (2.19%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.99%) ESRI
12 10 (1.99%) Dell
13 9 (1.79%) Kofax
13 9 (1.79%) NetApp
14 8 (1.59%) Symantec
14 8 (1.59%) SAP
14 8 (1.59%) Cognos
15 7 (1.39%) Sitecore
16 6 (1.20%) Splunk
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Essex
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