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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 232 344 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.12% 13.09% 11.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.36% 51.11% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 216 162
Average daily rate
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£373 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.90 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £28.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £73.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
523 673 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.57% 25.62% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 381 295
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 24
Average hourly rate £32.10 £35.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £25.80 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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
Essex -2 59 £300 -20.00% 34
Hertfordshire +4 58 £381 +8.92% 38
Suffolk +4 43 £375 - 26
Cambridgeshire -19 37 £350 +9.37% 38
Bedfordshire -13 23 £419 +21.81% 19
Norfolk -9 10 £358 +30.00% 14
East Anglia -9 1 £220 -44.30%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 249 (52.31%) SQL
2 204 (42.86%) .NET
3 158 (33.19%) C#
4 137 (28.78%) Microsoft
5 106 (22.27%) Oracle
6 104 (21.85%) ASP.NET
7 100 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 97 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (20.17%) Windows
10 89 (18.70%) T-SQL
10 89 (18.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 85 (17.86%) HTML
12 79 (16.60%) MVC
12 79 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (15.13%) Web Services
14 69 (14.50%) JavaScript
15 66 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 65 (13.66%) XML
16 65 (13.66%) Finance
17 58 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
18 57 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 52 (10.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (10.92%) CSS
20 51 (10.71%) .NET Framework
21 49 (10.29%) Data Modelling
22 47 (9.87%) SharePoint
22 47 (9.87%) Java
22 47 (9.87%) jQuery
23 45 (9.45%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 47 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.46%) IIS
3 17 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.47%) Apache
8 5 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.05%) CMS
8 5 (1.05%) SAS
8 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.84%) WildFly
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.63%) WorkSite
10 3 (0.63%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.36%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.84%) Tridion
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.21%) Summit
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.20%) Firewall
2 17 (3.57%) DHCP
2 17 (3.57%) DNS
3 14 (2.94%) VPN
4 13 (2.73%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.52%) SAN
6 11 (2.31%) Intranet
6 11 (2.31%) MPLS
6 11 (2.31%) LAN
7 10 (2.10%) FTP
8 9 (1.89%) WAN
8 9 (1.89%) Internet
9 7 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.26%) Wireless
10 6 (1.26%) LDAP
10 6 (1.26%) VLAN
11 3 (0.63%) Network Security
11 3 (0.63%) IPsec
11 3 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 89 (18.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (10.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (5.67%) Oracle Database
6 27 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (5.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 23 (4.83%) OLAP
9 19 (3.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (3.36%) DB2
11 15 (3.15%) MySQL
12 11 (2.31%) Relational Database
12 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.10%) DataStage
14 9 (1.89%) Data Mart
14 9 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
15 7 (1.47%) DTS
16 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 25 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.78%) NUnit
4 14 (2.94%) AccuRev
4 14 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.73%) Subversion
6 12 (2.52%) JIRA
7 11 (2.31%) Git (software)
8 10 (2.10%) ReSharper
9 9 (1.89%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 8 (1.68%) Selenium
10 8 (1.68%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.47%) JUnit
11 7 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (1.26%) Moq
13 2 (0.42%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.42%) MSI
14 1 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 65 (13.66%) Finance
2 25 (5.25%) Retail
3 17 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.94%) Banking
5 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.42%) Advertising
6 2 (0.42%) Legal
6 2 (0.42%) Billing
6 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 233 (48.95%) Developer
2 80 (16.81%) .NET Developer
3 67 (14.08%) Analyst
4 66 (13.87%) Architect
5 47 (9.87%) C# Developer
6 38 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (6.93%) SQL Developer
8 25 (5.25%) DBA
9 23 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.41%) SQL DBA
11 20 (4.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (3.99%) Consultant
12 19 (3.99%) Data Architect
13 17 (3.57%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 14 (2.94%) Data Analyst
15 14 (2.94%) Administrator
16 12 (2.52%) Test Analyst
16 12 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (42.86%) .NET
2 104 (21.85%) ASP.NET
3 85 (17.86%) HTML
4 72 (15.13%) Web Services
5 65 (13.66%) XML
6 57 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 52 (10.92%) CSS
8 51 (10.71%) .NET Framework
9 47 (9.87%) jQuery
10 41 (8.61%) WCF
11 33 (6.93%) HTML5
11 33 (6.93%) J2EE
12 27 (5.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 24 (5.04%) Middleware
14 22 (4.62%) SOAP
15 19 (3.99%) LINQ
16 18 (3.78%) CSS3
16 18 (3.78%) TopLink
17 17 (3.57%) WinForms
17 17 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.57%) Replication
3 17 (3.57%) Clustering
4 16 (3.36%) Data Integration
5 11 (2.31%) NHS
6 10 (2.10%) Data Extraction
6 10 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.84%) PKI
9 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.84%) CMDB
9 4 (0.84%) Blog
10 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.63%) Kindle
10 3 (0.63%) Statistics
10 3 (0.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 96 (20.17%) Windows
2 28 (5.88%) Linux
3 26 (5.46%) UNIX
4 20 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.31%) Solaris
7 8 (1.68%) AIX
8 7 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.42%) Android
11 2 (0.42%) Debian
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.21%) zOS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (16.60%) MVC
3 58 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (10.29%) Data Modelling
5 45 (9.45%) ETL
6 36 (7.56%) Data Analysis
7 35 (7.35%) Migration
7 35 (7.35%) E-Commerce
8 32 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
9 31 (6.51%) TDD
10 28 (5.88%) ITIL
11 27 (5.67%) SOA
12 24 (5.04%) Project Management
12 24 (5.04%) Workflow
12 24 (5.04%) Data Management
13 20 (4.20%) Master Data Management
13 20 (4.20%) Unit Testing
14 19 (3.99%) Analytics
15 18 (3.78%) Data Architecture
15 18 (3.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 249 (52.31%) SQL
2 158 (33.19%) C#
3 89 (18.70%) T-SQL
4 69 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 47 (9.87%) Java
6 31 (6.51%) VB.NET
7 14 (2.94%) VB
7 14 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.10%) VBA
9 8 (1.68%) VBScript
10 7 (1.47%) VB6
11 5 (1.05%) Groovy
11 5 (1.05%) C
12 4 (0.84%) Perl
12 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.84%) SAS Macro
13 3 (0.63%) Python
13 3 (0.63%) C++
14 2 (0.42%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (5.04%) Degree
2 15 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.89%) Sun Certification
6 7 (1.47%) VCP4
7 4 (0.84%) MCSE
8 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.63%) MCITP
8 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.63%) MCPD
9 2 (0.42%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.42%) CCNA
9 2 (0.42%) ISEB
9 2 (0.42%) MCP
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.52%) QA
2 11 (2.31%) SLA
3 10 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.10%) vSphere
4 9 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.68%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.47%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.47%) Firmware
7 6 (1.26%) XenApp
7 6 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.63%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.63%) SRDF
8 3 (0.63%) XenServer
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.63%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
9 2 (0.42%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.21%) Nmap
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.10%) Control-M
2 9 (1.89%) SCOM
3 6 (1.26%) SCCM
4 4 (0.84%) OpenView
4 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Nessus
7 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.21%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 137 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 106 (22.27%) Oracle
3 36 (7.56%) VMware
4 23 (4.83%) HP
5 21 (4.41%) Cisco
6 18 (3.78%) Citrix
7 17 (3.57%) Business Objects
8 12 (2.52%) IBM
9 11 (2.31%) Cognos
10 9 (1.89%) Sun
10 9 (1.89%) SAP
11 8 (1.68%) Sybase
11 8 (1.68%) EMC
11 8 (1.68%) NetApp
11 8 (1.68%) Symantec
12 7 (1.47%) Sophos
12 7 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.47%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.26%) Informatica
13 6 (1.26%) JDA
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