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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 291 370 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.69% 12.75% 11.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.05% 50.82% 52.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 233 163
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£353 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
676 728 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.52% 25.09% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 423 289
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
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 £20.99 £22.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.80
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +1 100 £350 +3.70% 61
Essex +5 75 £350 - 26
Hertfordshire -16 46 £400 +14.28% 41
Bedfordshire -6 28 £381 +27.08% 22
Suffolk -5 26 £525 +30.84% 6
Norfolk -11 14 £194 -35.41% 8
East Anglia +8 2 - -
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 220 (39.86%) SQL
2 201 (36.41%) .NET
3 172 (31.16%) Microsoft
4 161 (29.17%) Windows
5 145 (26.27%) C#
6 100 (18.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 96 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 95 (17.21%) Oracle
9 94 (17.03%) Web Services
9 94 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
10 89 (16.12%) XML
11 87 (15.76%) SharePoint
12 85 (15.40%) HTML
13 83 (15.04%) Finance
13 83 (15.04%) Active Directory
14 80 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 76 (13.77%) VMware
16 75 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
17 67 (12.14%) T-SQL
17 67 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 63 (11.41%) SOAP
19 61 (11.05%) JavaScript
20 59 (10.69%) Java
21 55 (9.96%) MVC
22 54 (9.78%) IIS
22 54 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
23 53 (9.60%) Linux
24 51 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
24 51 (9.24%) .NET Framework
25 50 (9.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 87 (15.76%) SharePoint
2 54 (9.78%) IIS
3 39 (7.07%) BizTalk Server
4 38 (6.88%) MS Exchange
5 26 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (3.44%) CMS
8 12 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.99%) Apache Pig
10 10 (1.81%) JBoss
10 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (1.45%) Documentum
12 8 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.27%) GlassFish
13 7 (1.27%) Apache Solr
14 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Tridion
2 10 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.81%) Maximo
3 7 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (1.09%) SunGard AvantGard
5 4 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.54%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.18%) Movex
8 1 (0.18%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.17%) SaaS
5 11 (1.99%) PaaS
6 5 (0.91%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.72%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.07%) Firewall
2 33 (5.98%) DNS
3 32 (5.80%) SAN
4 30 (5.43%) DHCP
5 21 (3.80%) LDAP
6 17 (3.08%) LAN
6 17 (3.08%) WAN
6 17 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (2.36%) Internet
8 12 (2.17%) FTP
8 12 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.99%) Intranet
10 10 (1.81%) Wireless
11 8 (1.45%) VLAN
12 7 (1.27%) VPN
12 7 (1.27%) NAS
13 6 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.09%) MPLS
14 5 (0.91%) Network Security
14 5 (0.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (18.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 80 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (9.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (8.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (4.89%) MySQL
9 21 (3.80%) Oracle Database
10 20 (3.62%) Relational Database
11 19 (3.44%) Hadoop
12 15 (2.72%) DTS
13 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (2.17%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.99%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.99%) Big Data
17 10 (1.81%) OLAP
18 9 (1.63%) MS Access
18 9 (1.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (2.17%) AccuRev
6 11 (1.99%) Subversion
6 11 (1.99%) JIRA
7 10 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (1.63%) Selenium
8 9 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.09%) JUnit
9 6 (1.09%) NUnit
10 5 (0.91%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.72%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
12 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 83 (15.04%) Finance
2 26 (4.71%) Retail
3 22 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.09%) Legal
6 5 (0.91%) Banking
7 4 (0.72%) Automotive
8 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 223 (40.40%) Developer
2 102 (18.48%) Analyst
3 85 (15.40%) Architect
4 67 (12.14%) .NET Developer
5 36 (6.52%) DBA
5 36 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 33 (5.98%) Java Developer
7 30 (5.43%) C# Developer
7 30 (5.43%) Support Analyst
8 25 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (4.35%) SQL DBA
10 23 (4.17%) Data Analyst
11 21 (3.80%) Administrator
12 20 (3.62%) Technical Architect
12 20 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 18 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (2.90%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 15 (2.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (36.41%) .NET
2 96 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 94 (17.03%) Web Services
4 89 (16.12%) XML
5 85 (15.40%) HTML
6 63 (11.41%) SOAP
7 51 (9.24%) .NET Framework
8 47 (8.51%) J2EE
9 46 (8.33%) WCF
9 46 (8.33%) HTML5
10 41 (7.43%) jQuery
10 41 (7.43%) REST
11 38 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (6.70%) CSS
13 26 (4.71%) JSF
14 25 (4.53%) TopLink
15 22 (3.99%) Middleware
16 21 (3.80%) Hibernate
17 20 (3.62%) KnockoutJS
18 18 (3.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 15 (2.72%) Replication
5 14 (2.54%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.36%) HP Storage
7 12 (2.17%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.81%) GIS
8 10 (1.81%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.63%) Data Extraction
9 9 (1.63%) NHS
9 9 (1.63%) Clustering
10 8 (1.45%) PKI
11 7 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.27%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.91%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 161 (29.17%) Windows
2 53 (9.60%) Linux
3 43 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.62%) UNIX
6 19 (3.44%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.17%) Debian
9 11 (1.99%) Android
10 8 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.09%) Solaris
13 4 (0.72%) AIX
13 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.54%) Fedora
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
3 55 (9.96%) MVC
4 47 (8.51%) ETL
5 45 (8.15%) ITIL
5 45 (8.15%) E-Commerce
6 42 (7.61%) SOA
7 38 (6.88%) Migration
8 35 (6.34%) TDD
9 32 (5.80%) Project Management
10 29 (5.25%) Data Modelling
11 27 (4.89%) UML
12 26 (4.71%) TOGAF
13 25 (4.53%) Service Delivery
14 24 (4.35%) SDLC
15 20 (3.62%) Analytics
15 20 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (3.62%) Change Control
15 20 (3.62%) Web Development
16 19 (3.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 220 (39.86%) SQL
2 145 (26.27%) C#
3 67 (12.14%) T-SQL
4 61 (11.05%) JavaScript
5 59 (10.69%) Java
6 38 (6.88%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.71%) VBA
8 25 (4.53%) VB
8 25 (4.53%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.17%) Perl
10 10 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.45%) Python
12 6 (1.09%) C++
12 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.91%) Korn
13 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.91%) XMLA
13 5 (0.91%) PHP
14 4 (0.72%) VB6
15 3 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (4.35%) Degree
3 9 (1.63%) MCSE
4 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.45%) MCPD
5 7 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (1.27%) CISSP
5 7 (1.27%) CCNA
6 6 (1.09%) MCP
6 6 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.09%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.54%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.18%) CCIE
9 1 (0.18%) MCSD
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.63%) SLA
2 7 (1.27%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 83 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.62%) vSphere
5 12 (2.17%) XenApp
6 11 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.99%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 7 (1.27%) Firmware
9 5 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.91%) vCloud
10 4 (0.72%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.72%) XenServer
11 3 (0.54%) SRDF
11 3 (0.54%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.36%) HDFS
12 2 (0.36%) Varnish
12 2 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (1.81%) ARCserve
2 5 (0.91%) SCOM
2 5 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.54%) SCCM
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) MOM
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 172 (31.16%) Microsoft
2 95 (17.21%) Oracle
3 76 (13.77%) VMware
4 45 (8.15%) HP
5 40 (7.25%) Citrix
6 34 (6.16%) Cisco
7 24 (4.35%) IBM
8 22 (3.99%) Red Hat
9 17 (3.08%) Cognos
9 17 (3.08%) EMC
10 13 (2.36%) Dell
10 13 (2.36%) Sitecore
11 12 (2.17%) SAP
11 12 (2.17%) CODA
11 12 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.17%) ESRI
12 10 (1.81%) Symantec
12 10 (1.81%) SunGard
12 10 (1.81%) NetApp
13 9 (1.63%) Kofax
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EU-Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago
Witham
360 Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridgeshire
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day + DOE
Posted: 23 days ago