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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 196 311 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.82% 11.20% 12.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.33% 47.63% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 194 229
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 10
Median hourly rate £31.14 £38.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.06% +65.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £18.17 £19.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -27.58%
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
486 653 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.40% 23.51% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 375 407
Median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 29
Median hourly rate £31.90 £25.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.60% -33.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.85 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex 0 74 £306 -12.71% 16
Cambridgeshire -10 44 £350 +7.69% 30
Hertfordshire -9 38 £425 -2.85% 35
Suffolk -9 23 £550 +7.31% 7
Bedfordshire -9 9 £405 -3.57% 25
Norfolk -19 6 £390 +122.85% 4
East Anglia 0 2 £344 -14.06%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 189 (53.54%) SQL
2 134 (37.96%) Microsoft
3 127 (35.98%) .NET
4 116 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (31.73%) C#
6 91 (25.78%) Windows
7 76 (21.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (20.11%) ASP.NET
9 68 (19.26%) HTML
10 67 (18.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 65 (18.41%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (18.13%) JavaScript
12 64 (18.13%) Finance
13 63 (17.85%) T-SQL
14 60 (17.00%) Web Services
15 58 (16.43%) XML
16 57 (16.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 54 (15.30%) MS Excel
18 53 (15.01%) Java
19 52 (14.73%) SOAP
19 52 (14.73%) MVC
20 51 (14.45%) ETL
20 51 (14.45%) TDD
21 49 (13.88%) Oracle
22 48 (13.60%) .NET Framework
22 48 (13.60%) Windows Server
23 47 (13.31%) Scrum
24 44 (12.46%) REST
25 42 (11.90%) CSS
26 41 (11.61%) VMware

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.65%) IIS
3 22 (6.23%) MS Exchange
4 18 (5.10%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.55%) Node.js
7 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.98%) Confluence
9 6 (1.70%) CMS
9 6 (1.70%) SAS
10 5 (1.42%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.57%) Apache
13 2 (0.57%) Documentum
13 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (15.30%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) Maximo
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.28%) AWD
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.97%) SaaS
2 11 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.83%) Office 365
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.42%) IaaS
6 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Yammer
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.82%) SAN
2 15 (4.25%) WAN
3 14 (3.97%) LAN
4 13 (3.68%) DNS
5 10 (2.83%) DHCP
6 9 (2.55%) NAS
6 9 (2.55%) Network Security
7 8 (2.27%) Firewall
8 6 (1.70%) FTP
9 4 (1.13%) Intranet
10 3 (0.85%) ATM
10 3 (0.85%) Internet
11 2 (0.57%) LDAP
11 2 (0.57%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.57%) VoIP
12 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.28%) SSL
12 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (21.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 67 (18.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (16.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (7.65%) DB2
7 24 (6.80%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (4.25%) MySQL
9 15 (4.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (3.12%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.55%) SAP Data Services
12 8 (2.27%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.98%) Power BI
14 6 (1.70%) PowerPivot
14 6 (1.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.53%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.97%) AccuRev
3 14 (3.97%) NUnit
4 12 (3.40%) Selenium
4 12 (3.40%) Subversion
5 11 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.55%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.55%) JUnit
7 8 (2.27%) HP UFT
7 8 (2.27%) Maven
7 8 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.98%) JIRA
9 6 (1.70%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.13%) RSpec
11 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.13%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (18.13%) Finance
2 21 (5.95%) Retail
3 9 (2.55%) Advertising
3 9 (2.55%) Banking
4 8 (2.27%) Automotive
4 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.57%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (45.89%) Developer
2 57 (16.15%) .NET Developer
3 44 (12.46%) SQL Developer
4 40 (11.33%) Analyst
5 37 (10.48%) Architect
6 31 (8.78%) C# Developer
7 30 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 27 (7.65%) Java Developer
9 24 (6.80%) J2EE Developer
10 22 (6.23%) SQL Server Developer
11 21 (5.95%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (5.95%) DBA
11 21 (5.95%) SQL DBA
12 20 (5.67%) Administrator
12 20 (5.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.53%) Applications Support
13 16 (4.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 15 (4.25%) Project Manager
14 15 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (35.98%) .NET
2 71 (20.11%) ASP.NET
3 68 (19.26%) HTML
4 60 (17.00%) Web Services
5 58 (16.43%) XML
6 52 (14.73%) SOAP
7 48 (13.60%) .NET Framework
8 44 (12.46%) REST
9 42 (11.90%) CSS
10 40 (11.33%) jQuery
11 36 (10.20%) J2EE
12 34 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (9.35%) AngularJS
14 32 (9.07%) HTML5
15 26 (7.37%) WCF
16 20 (5.67%) RESTful
17 19 (5.38%) Entity Framework
18 18 (5.10%) JSF
19 17 (4.82%) Middleware
19 17 (4.82%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.82%) Clustering
3 14 (3.97%) Data Integration
4 11 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.70%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.70%) User Experience
8 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.13%) iPad
9 4 (1.13%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.13%) Replication
10 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.57%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.57%) EPoS
11 2 (0.57%) NHS
11 2 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.78%) Windows
2 48 (13.60%) Windows Server
3 22 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.68%) Linux
5 13 (3.68%) Unix
6 11 (3.12%) zOS
7 10 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.41%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (14.73%) MVC
4 51 (14.45%) ETL
4 51 (14.45%) TDD
5 47 (13.31%) Scrum
6 25 (7.08%) SDLC
6 25 (7.08%) SOA
7 24 (6.80%) Web Development
8 22 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (5.67%) Migration
10 19 (5.38%) High Availability
10 19 (5.38%) ITIL
11 18 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.82%) CRM
12 17 (4.82%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.82%) Project Management
13 16 (4.53%) OO
14 13 (3.68%) DevOps
15 12 (3.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 189 (53.54%) SQL
2 112 (31.73%) C#
3 64 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 63 (17.85%) T-SQL
5 53 (15.01%) Java
6 11 (3.12%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.12%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.98%) PHP
7 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.98%) Ruby
7 7 (1.98%) VBA
8 5 (1.42%) C++
8 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.13%) Python
9 4 (1.13%) X++
10 3 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.57%) C
11 2 (0.57%) SQR
11 2 (0.57%) VB
11 2 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (5.10%) Degree
2 11 (3.12%) ISEB
3 8 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.70%) MCSA
6 5 (1.42%) MCSE
7 4 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.85%) CCNA
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.57%) CISA
9 2 (0.57%) CISM
9 2 (0.57%) CISSP
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.57%) MCP
9 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.82%) QA
2 8 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.27%) SLA
3 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.13%) COBIT
4 4 (1.13%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (8.22%) Active Directory
1 29 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.42%) XenApp
3 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) NFS
4 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.55%) SCCM
2 8 (2.27%) SCOM
3 6 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Bacula
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 134 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.88%) Oracle
3 41 (11.61%) VMware
4 28 (7.93%) HP
5 19 (5.38%) Citrix
6 16 (4.53%) SAP
7 15 (4.25%) Cisco
8 10 (2.83%) IBM
8 10 (2.83%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.55%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.70%) Cognos
10 6 (1.70%) NetApp
10 6 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.70%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.42%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.42%) Infor
11 5 (1.42%) RedGate
11 5 (1.42%) Teradata
12 4 (1.13%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.13%) Tableau
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