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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 242 305 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.52% 12.58% 13.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.45% 55.76% 60.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 182 233
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 10
Average hourly rate £33.09 £32.10 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £18.95 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.18 £45.79 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
557 547 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.62% 22.56% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 313 388
Average daily rate £398 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.65% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 23
Average hourly rate £26.00 £33.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £14.50 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.87 £50.15 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Hertfordshire +4 65 £353 +0.78% 51
Essex -12 56 £375 +25.00% 28
Suffolk +6 41 £375 - 12
Cambridgeshire -9 41 £375 +8.69% 43
Bedfordshire -20 25 £325 +16.07% 19
Norfolk -2 13 £290 -5.30% 13
East Anglia -3 1 £375 -11.76%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 294 (54.14%) SQL
2 242 (44.57%) .NET
3 213 (39.23%) C#
4 161 (29.65%) Microsoft
5 127 (23.39%) ASP.NET
6 119 (21.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 116 (21.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 110 (20.26%) Windows
8 110 (20.26%) Oracle
9 109 (20.07%) MVC
10 108 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 103 (18.97%) T-SQL
12 96 (17.68%) JavaScript
13 92 (16.94%) HTML
14 88 (16.21%) Data Warehouse
15 80 (14.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (14.00%) Finance
17 74 (13.63%) CSS
18 70 (12.89%) Web Services
18 70 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
19 62 (11.42%) ETL
19 62 (11.42%) .NET Framework
19 62 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
20 59 (10.87%) XML
21 56 (10.31%) jQuery
22 53 (9.76%) WCF
23 52 (9.58%) Data Modelling
24 49 (9.02%) Performance Tuning
25 48 (8.84%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 43 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.71%) IIS
3 22 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.68%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.84%) SAS
7 10 (1.84%) Apache
7 10 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.29%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.55%) Node.js
13 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.55%) CMS
14 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.37%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.95%) MS Office
3 5 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) SAP SD
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.87%) DNS
1 21 (3.87%) DHCP
2 19 (3.50%) Firewall
3 16 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.58%) VPN
5 12 (2.21%) Internet
6 11 (2.03%) LAN
6 11 (2.03%) Intranet
6 11 (2.03%) SAN
7 10 (1.84%) FTP
8 9 (1.66%) VLAN
9 8 (1.47%) Extranet
10 7 (1.29%) MPLS
10 7 (1.29%) Wireless
11 6 (1.10%) IPsec
11 6 (1.10%) LDAP
11 6 (1.10%) WAN
12 5 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.55%) VoIP
13 3 (0.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (21.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 116 (21.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (16.21%) Data Warehouse
5 80 (14.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 46 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (5.16%) OLAP
9 25 (4.60%) Oracle Database
10 23 (4.24%) DB2
11 21 (3.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 21 (3.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 20 (3.68%) MySQL
13 19 (3.50%) Relational Database
14 13 (2.39%) DataStage
14 13 (2.39%) Data Mart
14 13 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.66%) Base SAS
15 9 (1.66%) DTS
16 7 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 41 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (4.42%) NUnit
4 14 (2.58%) JIRA
5 13 (2.39%) Subversion
5 13 (2.39%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.84%) ReSharper
6 10 (1.84%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.84%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.84%) Selenium
7 9 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 7 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (1.10%) Moq
11 5 (0.92%) JUnit
12 4 (0.74%) Maven
13 3 (0.55%) MSTest
13 3 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.55%) MSI
13 3 (0.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 76 (14.00%) Finance
2 18 (3.31%) Banking
3 16 (2.95%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.95%) Retail
4 7 (1.29%) Marketing
5 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.37%) Billing
7 2 (0.37%) Local Government
7 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.18%) Automotive
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 315 (58.01%) Developer
2 102 (18.78%) .NET Developer
3 57 (10.50%) Analyst
4 55 (10.13%) C# Developer
5 49 (9.02%) Architect
6 45 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 44 (8.10%) SQL Developer
8 40 (7.37%) DBA
9 37 (6.81%) SQL DBA
10 27 (4.97%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.60%) Software Developer
12 22 (4.05%) Data Architect
12 22 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (3.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (3.50%) Consultant
15 18 (3.31%) Administrator
16 17 (3.13%) Web Developer
16 17 (3.13%) ETL Developer
16 17 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 17 (3.13%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (44.57%) .NET
2 127 (23.39%) ASP.NET
3 92 (16.94%) HTML
4 74 (13.63%) CSS
5 70 (12.89%) Web Services
6 62 (11.42%) .NET Framework
6 62 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 59 (10.87%) XML
8 56 (10.31%) jQuery
9 53 (9.76%) WCF
10 32 (5.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (4.05%) LINQ
12 21 (3.87%) Middleware
12 21 (3.87%) CSS3
13 19 (3.50%) SOAP
14 17 (3.13%) HTML5
15 16 (2.95%) J2EE
16 15 (2.76%) ADO.NET
16 15 (2.76%) Castle Windsor
16 15 (2.76%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.16%) Data Integration
3 23 (4.24%) Clustering
4 21 (3.87%) Replication
5 17 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.03%) NHS
8 10 (1.84%) PKI
9 9 (1.66%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.74%) Blog
12 4 (0.74%) CMDB
12 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.74%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.55%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.55%) Kindle
13 3 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.26%) Windows
2 25 (4.60%) UNIX
3 21 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (3.50%) Linux
5 18 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.03%) Solaris
7 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.92%) AIX
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.55%) Debian
11 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (20.07%) MVC
2 108 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (11.42%) ETL
5 52 (9.58%) Data Modelling
6 49 (9.02%) Performance Tuning
7 44 (8.10%) TDD
7 44 (8.10%) Migration
8 39 (7.18%) E-Commerce
9 35 (6.45%) CRM
10 34 (6.26%) Data Analysis
11 32 (5.89%) Workflow
12 31 (5.71%) Scrum
12 31 (5.71%) Data Management
13 29 (5.34%) Web Development
14 26 (4.79%) Data Migration
14 26 (4.79%) Unit Testing
15 25 (4.60%) Master Data Management
16 22 (4.05%) Dimensional Modelling
17 21 (3.87%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 294 (54.14%) SQL
2 213 (39.23%) C#
3 103 (18.97%) T-SQL
4 96 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.45%) Java
5 35 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 20 (3.68%) VB
7 13 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.84%) VBA
10 9 (1.66%) SAS Macro
10 9 (1.66%) VBScript
11 7 (1.29%) C
11 7 (1.29%) VB6
12 5 (0.92%) Groovy
12 5 (0.92%) PHP
13 4 (0.74%) ABAP
14 3 (0.55%) C++
14 3 (0.55%) Python
15 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (4.97%) Degree
2 23 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.21%) MCITP
6 9 (1.66%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.10%) ISEB
8 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.74%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.37%) CCNA
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.37%) MCSE
11 2 (0.37%) MCP
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.95%) QA
2 8 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.47%) SLA
3 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.58%) vSphere
4 10 (1.84%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.92%) vCloud
6 5 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.55%) XenApp
8 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.55%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.37%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.18%) VMFS
10 1 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (1.84%) Control-M
2 9 (1.66%) SCOM
2 9 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.10%) OpenView
4 6 (1.10%) SCCM
5 5 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.37%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.37%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.18%) Opsview
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 161 (29.65%) Microsoft
2 110 (20.26%) Oracle
3 40 (7.37%) VMware
4 34 (6.26%) HP
5 22 (4.05%) Cisco
6 20 (3.68%) Cognos
7 18 (3.31%) Citrix
8 16 (2.95%) Business Objects
9 15 (2.76%) SAP
10 14 (2.58%) IBM
10 14 (2.58%) Informatica
11 9 (1.66%) Sybase
11 9 (1.66%) Sun
11 9 (1.66%) Ab Initio
12 8 (1.47%) Symantec
12 8 (1.47%) Lotus
12 8 (1.47%) Splunk
13 7 (1.29%) EMC
13 7 (1.29%) Sophos
14 6 (1.10%) Veritas
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Colchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £420 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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