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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 301 268 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.79% 11.29% 11.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.51% 50.38% 52.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 153 193
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£350 £348 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 18
Average hourly rate £21.75 £27.41 £32.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.64% -15.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £26.00 £16.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
743 532 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.18% 22.42% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 296 346
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 £215 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.40 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.73 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -1 86 £350 - 33
Cambridgeshire +8 57 £325 - 48
Suffolk +3 51 £400 +6.66% 15
Essex -11 48 £369 +1.02% 27
Bedfordshire -15 24 £350 +27.27% 19
Norfolk -11 22 £281 -10.00% 13
East Anglia -6 7 £200 -51.51% 1
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 348 (51.86%) .NET
2 307 (45.75%) SQL
3 295 (43.96%) C#
4 199 (29.66%) ASP.NET
5 194 (28.91%) Microsoft
6 184 (27.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 151 (22.50%) Windows
8 146 (21.76%) MVC
9 143 (21.31%) HTML
9 143 (21.31%) JavaScript
10 141 (21.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 139 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 131 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
13 115 (17.14%) Finance
14 108 (16.10%) Oracle
15 103 (15.35%) T-SQL
16 100 (14.90%) CSS
17 94 (14.01%) jQuery
18 92 (13.71%) WCF
19 88 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
19 88 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
20 87 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
21 81 (12.07%) MS Excel
22 77 (11.48%) Visual Studio
23 73 (10.88%) Web Services
24 72 (10.73%) Migration
25 68 (10.13%) TDD
26 67 (9.99%) XML
27 66 (9.84%) .NET Framework
28 65 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 48 (7.15%) MS Exchange
3 39 (5.81%) IIS
4 34 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.19%) SAS
12 7 (1.04%) Apache
12 7 (1.04%) CMS
13 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.60%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 81 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.79%) MS Office
3 6 (0.89%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.94%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.30%) Agresso
7 1 (0.15%) Summit
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.45%) Office 365
4 2 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.87%) Firewall
2 20 (2.98%) DNS
3 18 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.53%) DHCP
5 16 (2.38%) Wireless
6 15 (2.24%) Internet
7 14 (2.09%) SAN
8 13 (1.94%) LAN
9 12 (1.79%) Intranet
10 10 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.19%) Extranet
11 8 (1.19%) WAN
12 6 (0.89%) VLAN
12 6 (0.89%) VPN
13 5 (0.75%) IPsec
14 4 (0.60%) Broadband
15 3 (0.45%) LDAP
15 3 (0.45%) Network Security
16 2 (0.30%) NAS
16 2 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (27.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 141 (21.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 139 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (3.43%) Relational Database
9 22 (3.28%) Data Mart
10 20 (2.98%) MySQL
11 19 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (2.53%) DB2
12 17 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database
13 16 (2.38%) OLAP
14 12 (1.79%) DTS
15 9 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.19%) Base SAS
16 8 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 77 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.83%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.79%) NUnit
5 12 (1.79%) JIRA
5 12 (1.79%) Eclipse
6 9 (1.34%) Subversion
7 8 (1.19%) Selenium
8 7 (1.04%) JUnit
9 6 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.89%) Maven
10 5 (0.75%) MSTest
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.60%) MyEclipse
11 4 (0.60%) WiX
11 4 (0.60%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.30%) VisualVM
General
1 115 (17.14%) Finance
2 22 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.79%) Banking
4 11 (1.64%) Retail
5 9 (1.34%) Marketing
6 5 (0.75%) Legal
7 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 411 (61.25%) Developer
2 148 (22.06%) .NET Developer
3 90 (13.41%) C# Developer
4 89 (13.26%) Analyst
5 80 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 50 (7.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (6.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 42 (6.26%) SQL Developer
9 39 (5.81%) Architect
10 32 (4.77%) DBA
10 32 (4.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 29 (4.32%) SQL DBA
12 26 (3.87%) Senior Developer
12 26 (3.87%) Web Developer
12 26 (3.87%) Java Developer
13 24 (3.58%) Consultant
14 22 (3.28%) Software Developer
14 22 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
15 21 (3.13%) CRM Developer
16 20 (2.98%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (51.86%) .NET
2 199 (29.66%) ASP.NET
3 143 (21.31%) HTML
4 100 (14.90%) CSS
5 94 (14.01%) jQuery
6 92 (13.71%) WCF
7 87 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (10.88%) Web Services
9 67 (9.99%) XML
10 66 (9.84%) .NET Framework
11 38 (5.66%) HTML5
12 28 (4.17%) LINQ
12 28 (4.17%) Silverlight
12 28 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 28 (4.17%) Ajax
13 27 (4.02%) WPF
13 27 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 23 (3.43%) Spring
14 23 (3.43%) SOAP
15 22 (3.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.62%) Data Integration
2 25 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.13%) Clustering
4 19 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.24%) NHS
7 12 (1.79%) Replication
8 11 (1.64%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.49%) PKI
10 8 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.89%) Kindle
11 6 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.75%) Informatics
13 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.45%) GIS
14 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.45%) Statistics
14 3 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 151 (22.50%) Windows
2 46 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (4.02%) Linux
5 26 (3.87%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.13%) UNIX
7 19 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.34%) Solaris
11 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.60%) AIX
13 3 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.30%) Android
14 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.15%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (21.76%) MVC
2 131 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (10.73%) Migration
5 68 (10.13%) TDD
6 61 (9.09%) ETL
7 57 (8.49%) CRM
8 46 (6.86%) E-Commerce
9 43 (6.41%) Scrum
10 37 (5.51%) Data Modelling
11 35 (5.22%) Data Migration
12 32 (4.77%) Workflow
13 31 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (4.47%) Data Analysis
14 30 (4.47%) Web Development
15 29 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (4.32%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.17%) ITIL
17 24 (3.58%) Software Engineering
18 23 (3.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 307 (45.75%) SQL
2 295 (43.96%) C#
3 143 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 103 (15.35%) T-SQL
5 36 (5.37%) Java
6 32 (4.77%) VB
7 30 (4.47%) VB.NET
8 17 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.38%) ABAP
9 16 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.24%) VB6
11 12 (1.79%) VBA
12 9 (1.34%) Python
12 9 (1.34%) XAML
13 8 (1.19%) SAS Macro
14 6 (0.89%) PHP
15 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.60%) C
15 4 (0.60%) C++
16 3 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (5.37%) Degree
2 35 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.43%) MCITP
6 13 (1.94%) MCSE
7 10 (1.49%) MCTS
8 8 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.04%) ISEB
9 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.89%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.75%) MCP
11 5 (0.75%) MCSA
11 5 (0.75%) VCP5
12 3 (0.45%) CCNA
12 3 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.87%) QA
2 7 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.45%) HL7
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (9.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.24%) vSphere
5 9 (1.34%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.19%) XenApp
6 8 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.75%) vCloud
7 5 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.45%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.30%) XenServer
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.15%) VMFS
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.34%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.04%) ARCserve
3 7 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.75%) SCOM
5 4 (0.60%) SCCM
6 3 (0.45%) WSUS
7 2 (0.30%) Opsview
7 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.30%) OpenView
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.15%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 194 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 108 (16.10%) Oracle
3 39 (5.81%) VMware
3 39 (5.81%) HP
4 25 (3.73%) Cisco
5 24 (3.58%) SAP
6 21 (3.13%) Cognos
7 18 (2.68%) Citrix
8 16 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.09%) IBM
10 13 (1.94%) Business Objects
10 13 (1.94%) Informatica
10 13 (1.94%) Splunk
11 12 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.64%) Sybase
13 9 (1.34%) Symantec
13 9 (1.34%) Teradata
14 8 (1.19%) Ab Initio
15 7 (1.04%) JBoss
15 7 (1.04%) CheckPoint
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