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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 175 300 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.92% 10.84% 12.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.70% 48.23% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 190 227
Median daily rate £355 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +13.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 10
Median hourly rate £34.75 £38.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% +65.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £18.17 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.00 £35.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
430 622 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.00% 22.48% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 382 412
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.76 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Essex +2 65 £310 -4.61% 10
Cambridgeshire -2 38 £350 +7.69% 29
Hertfordshire -15 33 £400 -8.57% 25
Suffolk -16 20 £375 -21.05% 14
Bedfordshire -5 10 £408 -15.97% 24
Norfolk -10 7 £390 -37.60% 4
East Anglia +1 2 £344 -14.06%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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.

1 201 (55.52%) SQL
2 128 (35.36%) .NET
3 126 (34.81%) Microsoft
4 110 (30.39%) C#
5 107 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (25.97%) Windows
7 83 (22.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (19.61%) ASP.NET
9 70 (19.34%) Finance
10 68 (18.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 66 (18.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 66 (18.23%) HTML
11 66 (18.23%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (17.13%) ETL
13 61 (16.85%) T-SQL
13 61 (16.85%) Web Services
14 59 (16.30%) JavaScript
15 53 (14.64%) MVC
16 52 (14.36%) Windows Server
17 51 (14.09%) TDD
18 50 (13.81%) .NET Framework
18 50 (13.81%) Oracle
18 50 (13.81%) MS Excel
19 49 (13.54%) XML
20 48 (13.26%) Java
21 42 (11.60%) CSS
21 42 (11.60%) SOAP
21 42 (11.60%) VMware
22 40 (11.05%) Scrum
23 39 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 28 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.63%) IIS
3 21 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.87%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.93%) Node.js
6 6 (1.66%) CMS
6 6 (1.66%) Confluence
6 6 (1.66%) SAS
6 6 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.55%) Documentum
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) Apache
11 1 (0.28%) JBoss
11 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 50 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.83%) Maximo
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.28%) AWD
4 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.59%) SaaS
2 12 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.49%) Office 365
5 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (1.38%) IaaS
7 3 (0.83%) PaaS
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.55%) GitHub
8 2 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.70%) SAN
2 12 (3.31%) DNS
3 11 (3.04%) WAN
4 10 (2.76%) Firewall
4 10 (2.76%) LAN
5 8 (2.21%) DHCP
6 7 (1.93%) Network Security
7 6 (1.66%) FTP
7 6 (1.66%) NAS
8 5 (1.38%) VoIP
9 4 (1.10%) Intranet
10 2 (0.55%) Internet
10 2 (0.55%) LDAP
10 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.55%) SSL
10 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.55%) Wireless
11 1 (0.28%) ATM
11 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 68 (18.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (18.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (10.50%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (8.01%) DB2
8 24 (6.63%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (3.31%) MySQL
12 11 (3.04%) RDBMS
13 9 (2.49%) SAP Data Services
14 8 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (2.21%) Oracle Database
14 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (1.93%) DataStage
15 7 (1.93%) Power BI
16 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.87%) NUnit
3 13 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.31%) AccuRev
5 11 (3.04%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.04%) Selenium
6 10 (2.76%) Subversion
7 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.49%) JUnit
8 8 (2.21%) HP UFT
9 6 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.66%) JIRA
9 6 (1.66%) Maven
9 6 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.66%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.10%) RSpec
10 4 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.83%) Ant
11 3 (0.83%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 70 (19.34%) Finance
2 18 (4.97%) Retail
3 10 (2.76%) Advertising
3 10 (2.76%) Banking
4 8 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.66%) Automotive
5 6 (1.66%) Marketing
6 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 166 (45.86%) Developer
2 59 (16.30%) .NET Developer
3 51 (14.09%) SQL Developer
4 40 (11.05%) Architect
4 40 (11.05%) C# Developer
5 39 (10.77%) Analyst
6 37 (10.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (7.46%) SQL Server Developer
8 26 (7.18%) DBA
9 24 (6.63%) SQL DBA
10 22 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (6.08%) Java Developer
11 21 (5.80%) Administrator
11 21 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (5.25%) J2EE Developer
12 19 (5.25%) SSIS Developer
13 18 (4.97%) Applications Support
14 17 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (4.42%) Project Manager
16 15 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (35.36%) .NET
2 71 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 66 (18.23%) HTML
4 61 (16.85%) Web Services
5 50 (13.81%) .NET Framework
6 49 (13.54%) XML
7 42 (11.60%) CSS
7 42 (11.60%) SOAP
8 38 (10.50%) jQuery
9 36 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (9.67%) REST
11 31 (8.56%) J2EE
12 29 (8.01%) HTML5
13 28 (7.73%) WCF
14 27 (7.46%) AngularJS
15 25 (6.91%) Entity Framework
16 22 (6.08%) RESTful
17 15 (4.14%) Middleware
18 14 (3.87%) JSF
18 14 (3.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.70%) Data Integration
2 16 (4.42%) Clustering
3 12 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.66%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.38%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.38%) User Experience
8 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.10%) iPad
8 4 (1.10%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.83%) Replication
10 2 (0.55%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 94 (25.97%) Windows
2 52 (14.36%) Windows Server
3 25 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.97%) Linux
6 17 (4.70%) Unix
7 11 (3.04%) zOS
8 10 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.23%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (17.13%) ETL
4 53 (14.64%) MVC
5 51 (14.09%) TDD
6 40 (11.05%) Scrum
7 25 (6.91%) Web Development
8 24 (6.63%) Migration
9 23 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.08%) SOA
10 22 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (5.80%) Project Management
11 21 (5.80%) SDLC
12 17 (4.70%) ITIL
13 15 (4.14%) DevOps
13 15 (4.14%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (3.87%) CRM
14 14 (3.87%) High Availability
14 14 (3.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 201 (55.52%) SQL
2 110 (30.39%) C#
3 61 (16.85%) T-SQL
4 59 (16.30%) JavaScript
5 48 (13.26%) Java
6 11 (3.04%) VB.NET
7 10 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.93%) PHP
8 7 (1.93%) Ruby
9 5 (1.38%) C++
9 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.10%) Python
10 4 (1.10%) X++
11 3 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (0.83%) VB
11 3 (0.83%) VBA
12 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.55%) SQR
12 2 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.31%) Degree
2 11 (3.04%) ISEB
3 7 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (1.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.10%) MCSA
5 4 (1.10%) MCSE
5 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.55%) VCP5
7 1 (0.28%) CISA
7 1 (0.28%) CISM
7 1 (0.28%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) MCITP
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.97%) QA
2 14 (3.87%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.66%) SLA
4 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.10%) COBIT
5 4 (1.10%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (7.18%) Active Directory
1 26 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.93%) XenApp
3 5 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.10%) vSphere
5 3 (0.83%) NFS
5 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) SCOM
2 7 (1.93%) SCCM
3 6 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Bacula
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 126 (34.81%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.81%) Oracle
3 42 (11.60%) VMware
4 29 (8.01%) HP
5 15 (4.14%) Cisco
6 14 (3.87%) Citrix
6 14 (3.87%) SAP
7 11 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.49%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.21%) NetApp
10 7 (1.93%) Teradata
11 6 (1.66%) IBM
12 5 (1.38%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.38%) RedGate
12 5 (1.38%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.10%) Cognos
13 4 (1.10%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.10%) SunGard
13 4 (1.10%) Tableau
14 3 (0.83%) JDA
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 - £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £425 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Ipswich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago