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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / East of England
Rank 17 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 160 182 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.37% 7.86% 8.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.30% 38.40% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 132 146
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.17% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £36.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £58.80 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+21.58% -16.34%

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
397 474 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.29% 20.47% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 294 287
Median daily rate £420 £378 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +32.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £36.50 £20.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.68 £63.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +12 41 £338 +8.87% 27
Essex -15 40 £350 - 15
Hertfordshire -15 26 £375 -9.09% 52
Suffolk -5 23 £350 +7.69% 8
Bedfordshire +2 19 £375 - 19
Norfolk +1 12 £475 +72.72% 13
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 168 (48.98%) SQL
2 144 (41.98%) .NET
2 144 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 117 (34.11%) C#
4 99 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (23.91%) Windows
6 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET
7 77 (22.45%) MVC
7 77 (22.45%) JavaScript
8 65 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 64 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
10 63 (18.37%) HTML
11 58 (16.91%) Oracle
12 52 (15.16%) Web Services
13 50 (14.58%) jQuery
14 49 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 48 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 48 (13.99%) MS Excel
16 47 (13.70%) CSS
16 47 (13.70%) T-SQL
17 44 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
18 41 (11.95%) AngularJS
18 41 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
18 41 (11.95%) IIS
19 40 (11.66%) Finance
19 40 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (11.66%) TDD
20 38 (11.08%) Entity Framework
21 37 (10.79%) SQL Server 2012
21 37 (10.79%) Windows Server

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 41 (11.95%) IIS
2 27 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.46%) SAS
8 4 (1.17%) CMS
8 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.58%) Apache
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.87%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.87%) Unica
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.58%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.58%) Shopify
5 1 (0.29%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.96%) Office 365
3 16 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.21%) Yammer
5 4 (1.17%) Akamai
5 4 (1.17%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.87%) GitHub
6 3 (0.87%) SaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.58%) IaaS
7 2 (0.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) Route 53
8 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.83%) SAN
2 10 (2.92%) NAS
3 8 (2.33%) WAN
4 7 (2.04%) DNS
5 6 (1.75%) LAN
5 6 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.46%) DHCP
7 4 (1.17%) Firewall
7 4 (1.17%) Internet
8 3 (0.87%) LDAP
8 3 (0.87%) SSL
9 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.58%) FTP
9 2 (0.58%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.58%) MPLS
9 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.58%) VoIP
10 1 (0.29%) HSRP
10 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (12.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (10.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (9.91%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (8.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (5.54%) Relational Database
10 16 (4.66%) MySQL
11 13 (3.79%) NoSQL
12 12 (3.50%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (3.21%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.75%) DTS
14 6 (1.75%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.75%) MS Access
14 6 (1.75%) OLAP
14 6 (1.75%) Power BI
14 6 (1.75%) SAP BW
15 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.08%) Selenium
4 13 (3.79%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (2.92%) AccuRev
6 10 (2.92%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.92%) Subversion
7 8 (2.33%) JIRA
7 8 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (2.04%) Moq
8 7 (2.04%) MSBuild
8 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.17%) FxCop
9 4 (1.17%) NUnit
9 4 (1.17%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.17%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.87%) JUnit
10 3 (0.87%) Protractor
General
1 40 (11.66%) Finance
2 17 (4.96%) Advertising
2 17 (4.96%) Retail
3 9 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.75%) Marketing
5 5 (1.46%) Legal
5 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.17%) French Language
7 3 (0.87%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Local Government
8 2 (0.58%) Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (46.94%) Developer
2 78 (22.74%) .NET Developer
3 52 (15.16%) C# Developer
4 44 (12.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (11.66%) Analyst
6 32 (9.33%) Architect
7 31 (9.04%) DBA
8 28 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.16%) SQL DBA
9 26 (7.58%) SQL Developer
10 23 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 20 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
11 20 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (5.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (5.25%) Consultant
14 14 (4.08%) Java Developer
14 14 (4.08%) Senior Developer
15 13 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
16 11 (3.21%) Release Manager
17 10 (2.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (41.98%) .NET
2 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET
3 63 (18.37%) HTML
4 52 (15.16%) Web Services
5 50 (14.58%) jQuery
6 49 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 47 (13.70%) CSS
8 41 (11.95%) AngularJS
9 38 (11.08%) Entity Framework
10 36 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (9.04%) XML
12 27 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (6.12%) HTML5
13 21 (6.12%) REST
14 20 (5.83%) LINQ
14 20 (5.83%) WCF
15 17 (4.96%) JSON
15 17 (4.96%) SOAP
16 15 (4.37%) RESTful
17 13 (3.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.58%) Clustering
2 24 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.21%) Replication
5 9 (2.62%) Linked Data
6 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.75%) Data Extraction
7 6 (1.75%) NHS
8 5 (1.46%) Blockchain
8 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.46%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.17%) Contactless
9 4 (1.17%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.17%) EMV
10 3 (0.87%) Life Science
10 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 82 (23.91%) Windows
2 37 (10.79%) Windows Server
3 32 (9.33%) Linux
4 19 (5.54%) Unix
5 11 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.75%) Solaris
8 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.87%) Android
10 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.45%) MVC
3 64 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (11.66%) TDD
5 34 (9.91%) ETL
5 34 (9.91%) Scrum
6 25 (7.29%) Migration
6 25 (7.29%) Web Development
7 23 (6.71%) ITIL
8 22 (6.41%) CRM
9 20 (5.83%) High Availability
10 19 (5.54%) E-Commerce
11 17 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (4.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (4.37%) OO
14 14 (4.08%) BDD
14 14 (4.08%) Data Management
14 14 (4.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (48.98%) SQL
2 117 (34.11%) C#
3 77 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.70%) T-SQL
5 26 (7.58%) Java
6 22 (6.41%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.21%) PHP
8 9 (2.62%) Delphi
9 8 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.75%) Python
11 5 (1.46%) VBScript
12 4 (1.17%) C++
12 4 (1.17%) VBA
13 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.58%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.58%) C
14 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.58%) Ruby
14 2 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (7.00%) Degree
2 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.33%) MCSE
3 8 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.75%) CISA
4 6 (1.75%) CISM
4 6 (1.75%) CISSP
5 5 (1.46%) MCSA
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) MCITP
7 2 (0.58%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.58%) MOS
7 2 (0.58%) OCP
7 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CCSP
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
1 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (2.62%) XenApp
5 3 (0.87%) Firmware
5 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 2 (0.58%) Docker
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.58%) XenServer
7 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (2.04%) SCCM
3 4 (1.17%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.17%) SCOM
4 3 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.58%) Simpana
6 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.29%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 144 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.91%) Oracle
3 34 (9.91%) VMware
4 25 (7.29%) SAP
5 19 (5.54%) Citrix
6 12 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.21%) Infor
8 10 (2.92%) NetApp
8 10 (2.92%) Teradata
9 9 (2.62%) Borland
9 9 (2.62%) Embarcadero
9 9 (2.62%) IBM
10 6 (1.75%) HP
10 6 (1.75%) Tableau
11 5 (1.46%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.17%) Sybase
13 3 (0.87%) Adobe
13 3 (0.87%) Cisco
13 3 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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