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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 201 287 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.86% 12.58% 12.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.28% 54.05% 56.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 182 172
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% -2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £23.85 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £62.25 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
499 531 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.51% 23.28% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 323 323
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 16
Average hourly rate £29.09 £33.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.84 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Hertfordshire +4 68 £370 +5.71% 54
Essex -10 41 £338 -4.92% 32
Cambridgeshire -19 37 £400 +11.88% 56
Suffolk 0 28 £375 - 14
Bedfordshire -19 20 £338 +0.74% 25
Norfolk -9 6 £263 -12.50% 11
East Anglia -7 1 £220 -44.30% 2
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 256 (53.78%) SQL
2 196 (41.18%) .NET
3 168 (35.29%) C#
4 143 (30.04%) Microsoft
5 107 (22.48%) ASP.NET
6 102 (21.43%) Oracle
6 102 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 99 (20.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 97 (20.38%) Windows
9 95 (19.96%) T-SQL
10 93 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (17.65%) MVC
13 83 (17.44%) HTML
14 78 (16.39%) JavaScript
15 73 (15.34%) Data Warehouse
16 72 (15.13%) SQL Server 2012
17 68 (14.29%) Finance
18 63 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
19 61 (12.82%) Web Services
20 58 (12.18%) XML
21 57 (11.97%) CSS
22 56 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
23 54 (11.34%) .NET Framework
24 53 (11.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 50 (10.50%) Data Modelling
26 47 (9.87%) ETL
26 47 (9.87%) jQuery
27 44 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
28 40 (8.40%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.04%) IIS
3 19 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.10%) SAS
6 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.47%) Apache
9 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.42%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.42%) CMS
11 2 (0.42%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.21%) Node.js
12 1 (0.21%) Kentico
Applications
1 34 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.36%) MS Office
3 5 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.26%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) Summit
6 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.99%) DHCP
1 19 (3.99%) DNS
2 16 (3.36%) Firewall
3 15 (3.15%) Intranet
4 14 (2.94%) VPN
5 11 (2.31%) Internet
5 11 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.10%) FTP
6 10 (2.10%) MPLS
6 10 (2.10%) SAN
7 8 (1.68%) Extranet
8 7 (1.47%) Wireless
8 7 (1.47%) LDAP
9 6 (1.26%) LAN
9 6 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.26%) VLAN
9 6 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.84%) WAN
11 3 (0.63%) IPsec
11 3 (0.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 99 (20.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (18.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (15.34%) Data Warehouse
5 72 (15.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (11.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (6.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (6.51%) OLAP
8 24 (5.04%) Oracle Database
9 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 22 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (4.20%) DB2
12 15 (3.15%) Relational Database
13 14 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (2.73%) MySQL
14 13 (2.73%) DataStage
15 9 (1.89%) Base SAS
15 9 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
16 8 (1.68%) DTS
16 8 (1.68%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 26 (5.46%) Visual Studio
2 25 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.99%) NUnit
4 10 (2.10%) JIRA
4 10 (2.10%) ReSharper
4 10 (2.10%) Subversion
4 10 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.89%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.89%) Selenium
5 9 (1.89%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 6 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.26%) Moq
7 5 (1.05%) JUnit
8 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.42%) MSI
10 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.21%) Hudson
10 1 (0.21%) MyEclipse
General
1 68 (14.29%) Finance
2 24 (5.04%) Retail
3 17 (3.57%) Banking
4 14 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.26%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 255 (53.57%) Developer
2 78 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 58 (12.18%) Architect
4 53 (11.13%) Analyst
5 41 (8.61%) C# Developer
6 39 (8.19%) SQL Developer
7 32 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (6.30%) DBA
9 26 (5.46%) SQL DBA
10 22 (4.62%) Data Architect
11 21 (4.41%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.57%) Consultant
13 16 (3.36%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 15 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (3.15%) Administrator
14 15 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.73%) ETL Developer
16 11 (2.31%) Web Developer
17 10 (2.10%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (41.18%) .NET
2 107 (22.48%) ASP.NET
3 83 (17.44%) HTML
4 61 (12.82%) Web Services
5 58 (12.18%) XML
6 57 (11.97%) CSS
7 56 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (11.34%) .NET Framework
9 47 (9.87%) jQuery
10 40 (8.40%) WCF
11 31 (6.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 27 (5.67%) HTML5
13 22 (4.62%) LINQ
14 21 (4.41%) J2EE
14 21 (4.41%) CSS3
15 19 (3.99%) Middleware
16 17 (3.57%) ADO.NET
17 16 (3.36%) WinForms
18 15 (3.15%) Castle Windsor
18 15 (3.15%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.83%) Replication
2 23 (4.83%) Data Integration
3 19 (3.99%) Clustering
4 16 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.52%) NHS
6 10 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (1.89%) Data Extraction
7 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.26%) PKI
10 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.84%) Blog
11 4 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.84%) CMDB
12 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.63%) Statistics
12 3 (0.63%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.42%) EMV
13 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 97 (20.38%) Windows
2 23 (4.83%) UNIX
3 22 (4.62%) Linux
4 19 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.68%) AIX
5 8 (1.68%) Solaris
5 8 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.26%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.42%) Debian
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.21%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (17.65%) MVC
3 63 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (10.50%) Data Modelling
5 47 (9.87%) ETL
6 44 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
7 36 (7.56%) E-Commerce
8 35 (7.35%) Migration
9 34 (7.14%) Data Analysis
10 32 (6.72%) TDD
11 29 (6.09%) ITIL
12 28 (5.88%) Data Management
13 25 (5.25%) Master Data Management
14 24 (5.04%) Web Development
15 22 (4.62%) Workflow
15 22 (4.62%) Unit Testing
15 22 (4.62%) Dimensional Modelling
16 21 (4.41%) Project Management
16 21 (4.41%) Data Architecture
17 20 (4.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 256 (53.78%) SQL
2 168 (35.29%) C#
3 95 (19.96%) T-SQL
4 78 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.19%) Java
6 31 (6.51%) VB.NET
7 16 (3.36%) VB
8 10 (2.10%) VBA
9 9 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.89%) SAS Macro
9 9 (1.89%) VBScript
10 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.47%) VB6
11 7 (1.47%) C
12 5 (1.05%) Groovy
12 5 (1.05%) Perl
13 3 (0.63%) C++
14 1 (0.21%) R
14 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (4.62%) Degree
2 16 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.89%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.84%) MCITP
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.42%) ISEB
8 2 (0.42%) CCNA
8 2 (0.42%) MCP
8 2 (0.42%) MCSE
8 2 (0.42%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.94%) QA
2 9 (1.89%) SLA
3 7 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.52%) vSphere
4 8 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 8 (1.68%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.26%) Firmware
6 4 (0.84%) vCloud
6 4 (0.84%) XenApp
7 3 (0.63%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.63%) SRDF
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.63%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.42%) XenServer
9 1 (0.21%) VMFS
9 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (2.10%) Control-M
2 9 (1.89%) SCOM
3 7 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.26%) SCCM
5 5 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.05%) OpenView
6 4 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.21%) Puppet
8 1 (0.21%) Nessus
8 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 143 (30.04%) Microsoft
2 102 (21.43%) Oracle
3 36 (7.56%) VMware
4 24 (5.04%) HP
5 20 (4.20%) Cognos
6 19 (3.99%) Cisco
7 17 (3.57%) Citrix
7 17 (3.57%) IBM
8 16 (3.36%) Business Objects
9 14 (2.94%) Informatica
10 10 (2.10%) EMC
10 10 (2.10%) Sybase
11 9 (1.89%) Ab Initio
11 9 (1.89%) Sun
12 8 (1.68%) SAP
12 8 (1.68%) AccuRev
13 7 (1.47%) NetApp
13 7 (1.47%) Lotus
13 7 (1.47%) Symantec
14 6 (1.26%) Sophos
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