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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / East of England
Rank 24 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 137 172 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.53% 7.28% 9.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.85% 39.63% 44.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 126 151
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £37.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £59.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.27% -24.86%

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
362 434 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.25% 18.37% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 266 322
Median daily rate £410 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 24
Median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +41.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £38.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £63.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +15 35 £360 +25.76% 30
Essex -18 32 £350 - 21
Hertfordshire +1 30 £325 -18.75% 42
Suffolk -2 19 £325 -3.70% 6
Bedfordshire +1 16 £381 +0.32% 13
Norfolk -5 5 £475 +58.33% 11
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 164 (51.25%) SQL
2 134 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 133 (41.56%) .NET
4 110 (34.38%) C#
5 95 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (23.75%) MVC
7 75 (23.44%) ASP.NET
8 74 (23.13%) Windows
9 72 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 61 (19.06%) HTML
11 60 (18.75%) Oracle
12 57 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (15.31%) .NET Framework
15 48 (15.00%) CSS
16 47 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 44 (13.75%) jQuery
17 44 (13.75%) Web Services
17 44 (13.75%) T-SQL
18 43 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 42 (13.13%) MS Excel
20 41 (12.81%) Entity Framework
21 40 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
21 40 (12.50%) AngularJS
21 40 (12.50%) TDD
22 37 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
23 36 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
24 35 (10.94%) Windows Server
24 35 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
24 35 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (9.69%) IIS
2 22 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.44%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.25%) SAS
7 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.94%) CMS
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.63%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.19%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.19%) SAP BPC
3 5 (1.56%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (1.56%) Unica
4 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.94%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.63%) Shopify
7 1 (0.31%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.69%) Office 365
3 12 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.44%) Yammer
5 4 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.94%) Akamai
6 3 (0.94%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.94%) GitHub
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.63%) IaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.25%) SAN
2 12 (3.75%) NAS
3 9 (2.81%) WAN
4 8 (2.50%) LAN
5 7 (2.19%) Firewall
6 6 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.25%) DNS
8 3 (0.94%) Internet
8 3 (0.94%) SSL
9 2 (0.63%) DHCP
9 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.63%) VoIP
10 1 (0.31%) HSRP
10 1 (0.31%) Intranet
10 1 (0.31%) LDAP
10 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.31%) Network Security
10 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (8.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (5.94%) Relational Database
10 15 (4.69%) MySQL
11 13 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (3.75%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.81%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.19%) DB2
14 7 (2.19%) SAP BW
15 6 (1.88%) DTS
15 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (6.88%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.38%) Selenium
5 12 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 11 (3.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (3.44%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.81%) AccuRev
8 8 (2.50%) JIRA
8 8 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.50%) Subversion
9 7 (2.19%) Moq
9 7 (2.19%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.25%) FxCop
10 4 (1.25%) NUnit
10 4 (1.25%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.25%) StyleCop
11 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 32 (10.00%) Finance
2 16 (5.00%) Retail
3 13 (4.06%) Advertising
4 10 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.88%) Marketing
6 4 (1.25%) Banking
6 4 (1.25%) French Language
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
6 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.94%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Local Government
8 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 157 (49.06%) Developer
2 74 (23.13%) .NET Developer
3 47 (14.69%) C# Developer
4 36 (11.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (10.00%) DBA
6 31 (9.69%) Analyst
7 28 (8.75%) SQL DBA
8 26 (8.13%) SQL Developer
9 25 (7.81%) Architect
10 22 (6.88%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 16 (5.00%) Consultant
12 16 (5.00%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.44%) Administrator
15 10 (3.13%) Release Manager
15 10 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (41.56%) .NET
2 75 (23.44%) ASP.NET
3 61 (19.06%) HTML
4 49 (15.31%) .NET Framework
5 48 (15.00%) CSS
6 44 (13.75%) jQuery
6 44 (13.75%) Web Services
7 41 (12.81%) Entity Framework
8 40 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 35 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (9.69%) XML
11 29 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (7.50%) WCF
13 22 (6.88%) LINQ
14 21 (6.56%) JSON
15 20 (6.25%) HTML5
16 19 (5.94%) REST
17 17 (5.31%) RESTful
17 17 (5.31%) SOAP
18 14 (4.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.81%) Clustering
2 23 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.81%) NHS
5 7 (2.19%) Replication
6 5 (1.56%) Linked Data
6 5 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.56%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.25%) Contactless
7 4 (1.25%) EMV
8 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.94%) Life Science
8 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) FMCG
9 2 (0.63%) iPhone
9 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (23.13%) Windows
2 35 (10.94%) Windows Server
3 22 (6.88%) Linux
4 18 (5.63%) Unix
5 12 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.25%) Solaris
8 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.63%) Android
9 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.75%) MVC
3 57 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (12.50%) TDD
5 37 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.31%) Scrum
7 27 (8.44%) ETL
7 27 (8.44%) ITIL
8 26 (8.13%) Migration
9 24 (7.50%) High Availability
10 18 (5.63%) CRM
10 18 (5.63%) OO
10 18 (5.63%) Web Development
11 17 (5.31%) BDD
12 16 (5.00%) Data Management
13 14 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (4.06%) Document Management
15 12 (3.75%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (3.44%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 164 (51.25%) SQL
2 110 (34.38%) C#
3 72 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.75%) T-SQL
5 32 (10.00%) Java
6 25 (7.81%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.75%) PHP
7 12 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.81%) Delphi
9 7 (2.19%) VBScript
10 4 (1.25%) Python
11 3 (0.94%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.63%) C
12 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.63%) VBA
13 1 (0.31%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.38%) Degree
3 9 (2.81%) MCSE
4 6 (1.88%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.25%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.25%) CISA
5 4 (1.25%) CISM
5 4 (1.25%) CISSP
5 4 (1.25%) MCITP
5 4 (1.25%) MCSA
6 3 (0.94%) MCDBA
6 3 (0.94%) OCP
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) MOS
8 1 (0.31%) CCIP
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) CCSP
8 1 (0.31%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.88%) Data Quality
1 6 (1.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.88%) XenApp
5 5 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.63%) Docker
7 2 (0.63%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (1.88%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) OpenView
6 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.31%) Simpana
6 1 (0.31%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 134 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.75%) Oracle
3 28 (8.75%) VMware
4 25 (7.81%) SAP
5 16 (5.00%) Citrix
6 12 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.44%) Infor
8 10 (3.13%) IBM
9 9 (2.81%) Borland
9 9 (2.81%) Embarcadero
9 9 (2.81%) Teradata
10 5 (1.56%) Adobe
10 5 (1.56%) NetApp
11 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.25%) Cisco
11 4 (1.25%) HP
11 4 (1.25%) Sybase
12 3 (0.94%) Intel Security
12 3 (0.94%) Tableau
13 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds
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