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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 266 300 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.25% 12.29% 13.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.42% 52.72% 57.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 174 230
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 10
Average hourly rate £13.10 £33.05 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £18.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.66 £46.81 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +6.66%
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
627 569 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.79% 23.30% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 310 392
Average daily rate £391 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 36 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +41.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £50.45 £34.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +6 81 £343 -3.18% 44
Essex -11 58 £400 +14.28% 33
Suffolk +3 39 £425 +12.58% 10
Cambridgeshire -12 37 £353 +10.15% 45
Bedfordshire -21 26 £325 +12.06% 17
Norfolk -3 20 £288 -6.12% 10
East Anglia -5 4 £288 -30.30%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 306 (51.95%) SQL
2 278 (47.20%) .NET
3 236 (40.07%) C#
4 174 (29.54%) Microsoft
5 141 (23.94%) ASP.NET
6 140 (23.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 126 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (20.88%) Windows
9 120 (20.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 116 (19.69%) MVC
11 114 (19.35%) Oracle
12 113 (19.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 102 (17.32%) JavaScript
14 99 (16.81%) T-SQL
15 96 (16.30%) HTML
16 92 (15.62%) Data Warehouse
17 89 (15.11%) Finance
18 84 (14.26%) SQL Server 2012
19 80 (13.58%) CSS
20 73 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
21 72 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
22 69 (11.71%) WCF
23 68 (11.54%) jQuery
24 64 (10.87%) .NET Framework
25 62 (10.53%) Web Services
26 60 (10.19%) ETL
27 57 (9.68%) XML
27 57 (9.68%) Migration
28 56 (9.51%) CRM
28 56 (9.51%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 54 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.45%) IIS
3 33 (5.60%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.87%) Apache
8 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.53%) SAS
10 8 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.19%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.85%) JBoss
13 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.68%) CMS
15 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.04%) MS Office
3 5 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.21%) SAP SD
3 6 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Summit
7 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) IaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.74%) Firewall
2 20 (3.40%) DNS
3 19 (3.23%) DHCP
4 15 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.21%) Internet
6 12 (2.04%) SAN
7 11 (1.87%) VPN
8 9 (1.53%) LAN
8 9 (1.53%) Intranet
8 9 (1.53%) Wireless
9 8 (1.36%) Extranet
10 7 (1.19%) MPLS
10 7 (1.19%) WAN
10 7 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.02%) VLAN
11 6 (1.02%) LDAP
12 3 (0.51%) Broadband
12 3 (0.51%) VoIP
12 3 (0.51%) IPsec
12 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 120 (20.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 113 (19.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (15.62%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (14.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (6.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (4.07%) Oracle Database
8 24 (4.07%) DB2
9 20 (3.40%) OLAP
10 18 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 18 (3.06%) Relational Database
11 16 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (2.72%) MySQL
12 14 (2.38%) Data Mart
13 13 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (2.21%) DataStage
14 10 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (1.53%) Sybase ASE
15 9 (1.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 47 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.72%) NUnit
4 12 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.70%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.70%) JIRA
5 10 (1.70%) Selenium
6 9 (1.53%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.36%) Subversion
8 6 (1.02%) Maven
8 6 (1.02%) JUnit
8 6 (1.02%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.02%) Moq
9 4 (0.68%) MSTest
9 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 3 (0.51%) MSI
10 3 (0.51%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.51%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.34%) MyEclipse
General
1 89 (15.11%) Finance
2 21 (3.57%) Banking
3 18 (3.06%) Retail
4 16 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.19%) Marketing
6 4 (0.68%) Advertising
7 3 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) Automotive
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Billing
8 2 (0.34%) Local Government
8 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Front Office
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 341 (57.89%) Developer
2 114 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 68 (11.54%) Analyst
4 63 (10.70%) C# Developer
5 52 (8.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 47 (7.98%) Architect
7 46 (7.81%) SQL Developer
8 37 (6.28%) DBA
9 34 (5.77%) SQL DBA
10 31 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (3.90%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.74%) Data Architect
13 22 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (3.57%) Consultant
14 21 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
14 21 (3.57%) CRM Developer
15 19 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 18 (3.06%) Test Analyst
16 18 (3.06%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (47.20%) .NET
2 141 (23.94%) ASP.NET
3 96 (16.30%) HTML
4 80 (13.58%) CSS
5 72 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (11.71%) WCF
7 68 (11.54%) jQuery
8 64 (10.87%) .NET Framework
9 62 (10.53%) Web Services
10 57 (9.68%) XML
11 34 (5.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 25 (4.24%) LINQ
13 23 (3.90%) CSS3
13 23 (3.90%) SOAP
14 21 (3.57%) HTML5
15 19 (3.23%) Silverlight
16 18 (3.06%) AngularJS
17 16 (2.72%) Middleware
18 15 (2.55%) J2EE
18 15 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.75%) Data Integration
3 24 (4.07%) Clustering
4 19 (3.23%) Replication
5 18 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.70%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.53%) NHS
8 8 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.19%) PKI
10 6 (1.02%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.02%) Kindle
10 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.85%) Statistics
12 4 (0.68%) CMDB
12 4 (0.68%) Blog
12 4 (0.68%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.88%) Windows
2 28 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (4.07%) UNIX
4 23 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (2.89%) Linux
6 12 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.36%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.36%) Solaris
9 5 (0.85%) AIX
9 5 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.51%) Debian
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.34%) Android
11 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (19.69%) MVC
3 73 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (10.19%) ETL
5 57 (9.68%) Migration
6 56 (9.51%) CRM
7 54 (9.17%) TDD
8 51 (8.66%) Data Modelling
9 40 (6.79%) E-Commerce
10 39 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (6.11%) Scrum
12 35 (5.94%) Workflow
13 34 (5.77%) Data Analysis
14 31 (5.26%) Data Management
14 31 (5.26%) Data Migration
15 29 (4.92%) Web Development
16 28 (4.75%) Unit Testing
17 25 (4.24%) Master Data Management
18 24 (4.07%) ITIL
19 23 (3.90%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 306 (51.95%) SQL
2 236 (40.07%) C#
3 102 (17.32%) JavaScript
4 99 (16.81%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 28 (4.75%) Java
7 20 (3.40%) VB
8 15 (2.55%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.21%) ABAP
10 10 (1.70%) VBA
11 9 (1.53%) SAS Macro
12 7 (1.19%) C
13 6 (1.02%) Python
13 6 (1.02%) VB6
14 5 (0.85%) Groovy
14 5 (0.85%) C++
14 5 (0.85%) PHP
15 4 (0.68%) VBScript
16 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (6.45%) Degree
2 29 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.57%) MCITP
5 8 (1.36%) ISEB
6 7 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.19%) MCTS
6 7 (1.19%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.02%) MCSE
8 4 (0.68%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.51%) MCSA
9 3 (0.51%) MCP
9 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.34%) CCNA
10 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.34%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.40%) QA
2 8 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.85%) SLA
3 5 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.55%) vSphere
4 11 (1.87%) Terminal Services
5 10 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.85%) vCloud
8 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.51%) MetaFrame
9 3 (0.51%) XenApp
9 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.34%) XenServer
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.70%) Control-M
2 9 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.36%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.02%) OpenView
4 6 (1.02%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.68%) SCCM
7 3 (0.51%) SCOM
7 3 (0.51%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.34%) Opsview
8 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 174 (29.54%) Microsoft
2 114 (19.35%) Oracle
3 39 (6.62%) VMware
4 35 (5.94%) HP
5 22 (3.74%) SAP
6 20 (3.40%) Cognos
7 19 (3.23%) Cisco
8 18 (3.06%) Citrix
9 15 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.38%) Informatica
11 13 (2.21%) IBM
12 12 (2.04%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.87%) Sybase
14 9 (1.53%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.53%) Splunk
14 9 (1.53%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.36%) Symantec
15 8 (1.36%) Teradata
15 8 (1.36%) Lotus
16 7 (1.19%) Sun
Essex
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Rate: £375 - £399 per day
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Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stevenage
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 days ago