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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 285 366 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.32% 12.15% 10.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.66% 50.07% 52.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 221 151
Average daily rate
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£400 £351 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 6
Average hourly rate £38.00 £23.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £18.90 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.14 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.10 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.90% +14.54%
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
598 731 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.65% 24.27% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 390 251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 33
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 £20.40 £21.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 -3 83 £335 -8.21% 20
Suffolk +3 59 £475 +11.76% 15
Hertfordshire -4 55 £438 +21.52% 42
Cambridgeshire -14 55 £325 +8.33% 55
Bedfordshire -13 20 £549 +46.33% 34
Norfolk -10 9 £638 +131.81% 14
East Anglia +6 3 £400 -5.88%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 205 (42.01%) .NET
2 201 (41.19%) SQL
3 150 (30.74%) Microsoft
4 148 (30.33%) C#
5 134 (27.46%) Windows
6 93 (19.06%) Oracle
7 90 (18.44%) ASP.NET
7 90 (18.44%) HTML
7 90 (18.44%) Web Services
8 89 (18.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 88 (18.03%) XML
10 84 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (14.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 68 (13.93%) T-SQL
13 64 (13.11%) Java
13 64 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 63 (12.91%) SharePoint
15 62 (12.70%) MVC
16 59 (12.09%) Finance
16 59 (12.09%) Active Directory
17 57 (11.68%) .NET Framework
18 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
19 51 (10.45%) WCF
20 49 (10.04%) VMware
21 48 (9.84%) J2EE
22 47 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
23 46 (9.43%) SOAP
23 46 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
24 45 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
24 45 (9.22%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 63 (12.91%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.22%) IIS
3 34 (6.97%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (4.10%) MS Exchange
5 16 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (2.46%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.64%) Documentum
9 7 (1.43%) JBoss
9 7 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.43%) GlassFish
9 7 (1.43%) CMS
9 7 (1.43%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.02%) WildFly
11 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.61%) ArchestrA
13 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.46%) Tridion
2 7 (1.43%) Maximo
2 7 (1.43%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.41%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.84%) SaaS
5 8 (1.64%) PaaS
6 5 (1.02%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.61%) Office 365
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.30%) Firewall
1 21 (4.30%) DNS
2 19 (3.89%) DHCP
3 17 (3.48%) FTP
4 15 (3.07%) SAN
5 14 (2.87%) LAN
6 13 (2.66%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.46%) LDAP
8 11 (2.25%) WAN
8 11 (2.25%) VPN
8 11 (2.25%) Intranet
9 8 (1.64%) Internet
9 8 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.43%) MPLS
11 6 (1.23%) Wireless
11 6 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.02%) NAS
12 5 (1.02%) VLAN
13 4 (0.82%) Network Security
14 3 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 73 (14.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (4.92%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.10%) Relational Database
10 17 (3.48%) MySQL
11 16 (3.28%) OLAP
12 15 (3.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (2.46%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (1.84%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.64%) DTS
15 8 (1.64%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.64%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.64%) Big Data
16 7 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
17 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.48%) Subversion
4 15 (3.07%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.07%) AccuRev
4 15 (3.07%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.66%) JIRA
6 12 (2.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 12 (2.46%) NUnit
7 10 (2.05%) JUnit
8 8 (1.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 8 (1.64%) ReSharper
9 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.02%) Moq
11 4 (0.82%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.82%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.61%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.61%) Selenium
13 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 59 (12.09%) Finance
2 27 (5.53%) Retail
3 22 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.02%) Legal
6 4 (0.82%) Automotive
6 4 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.20%) Front Office
7 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 191 (39.14%) Developer
2 98 (20.08%) Architect
3 63 (12.91%) Analyst
3 63 (12.91%) .NET Developer
4 39 (7.99%) C# Developer
4 39 (7.99%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 30 (6.15%) DBA
7 22 (4.51%) Consultant
8 21 (4.30%) Administrator
9 20 (4.10%) SQL DBA
10 19 (3.89%) Technical Architect
11 18 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 15 (3.07%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.07%) Applications Architect
14 13 (2.66%) Software Developer
15 12 (2.46%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (42.01%) .NET
2 90 (18.44%) HTML
2 90 (18.44%) ASP.NET
2 90 (18.44%) Web Services
3 88 (18.03%) XML
4 57 (11.68%) .NET Framework
5 51 (10.45%) WCF
6 48 (9.84%) J2EE
7 46 (9.43%) SOAP
8 45 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (9.02%) HTML5
10 43 (8.81%) jQuery
11 37 (7.58%) CSS
12 32 (6.56%) REST
13 28 (5.74%) TopLink
14 26 (5.33%) Middleware
15 24 (4.92%) JSF
15 24 (4.92%) KnockoutJS
16 20 (4.10%) Hibernate
17 16 (3.28%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.48%) Data Integration
4 13 (2.66%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.25%) NHS
6 9 (1.84%) Replication
6 9 (1.84%) Clustering
6 9 (1.84%) PKI
7 8 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.43%) Data Extraction
8 7 (1.43%) GIS
8 7 (1.43%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.82%) LIMS
12 3 (0.61%) Kindle
12 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 134 (27.46%) Windows
2 40 (8.20%) Linux
3 32 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.89%) UNIX
7 13 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.84%) Android
10 8 (1.64%) Solaris
11 7 (1.43%) Debian
12 4 (0.82%) AIX
12 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.61%) Fedora
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) zOS
15 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (12.70%) MVC
3 47 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (9.02%) SOA
5 35 (7.17%) ITIL
5 35 (7.17%) E-Commerce
6 34 (6.97%) Migration
7 33 (6.76%) ETL
8 32 (6.56%) Project Management
9 29 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (5.74%) UML
11 27 (5.53%) Data Modelling
12 26 (5.33%) TDD
13 25 (5.12%) Service Delivery
14 23 (4.71%) TOGAF
15 18 (3.69%) Web Development
15 18 (3.69%) Workflow
16 16 (3.28%) Zachman Framework
16 16 (3.28%) Data Analysis
17 15 (3.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 201 (41.19%) SQL
2 148 (30.33%) C#
3 68 (13.93%) T-SQL
4 64 (13.11%) Java
5 56 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 33 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 25 (5.12%) VB.NET
8 22 (4.51%) VB
9 13 (2.66%) VBA
10 9 (1.84%) Perl
11 8 (1.64%) VBScript
12 5 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.02%) Groovy
12 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.02%) Korn
13 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.82%) Python
14 3 (0.61%) VB6
15 2 (0.41%) Ruby
16 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (4.30%) Degree
2 8 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 8 (1.64%) MCPD
2 8 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.23%) Sun Certification
4 4 (0.82%) MCP
4 4 (0.82%) MCSE
5 3 (0.61%) CISSP
5 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.41%) OCP
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.41%) CCNA
6 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.20%) MCSA
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.84%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.66%) vSphere
5 8 (1.64%) XenApp
6 7 (1.43%) Firmware
6 7 (1.43%) Terminal Server
6 7 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.82%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.82%) vCloud
8 3 (0.61%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.61%) XenServer
8 3 (0.61%) SRDF
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.20%) RACF
10 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.20%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 12 (2.46%) SCOM
2 6 (1.23%) SCCM
3 5 (1.02%) ARCserve
4 3 (0.61%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) Nmap
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 150 (30.74%) Microsoft
2 93 (19.06%) Oracle
3 49 (10.04%) VMware
4 30 (6.15%) HP
5 25 (5.12%) Citrix
6 21 (4.30%) Cisco
6 21 (4.30%) IBM
7 16 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.87%) Business Objects
9 11 (2.25%) EMC
10 10 (2.05%) SAP
11 9 (1.84%) ESRI
11 9 (1.84%) Kofax
12 8 (1.64%) NetApp
13 7 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.43%) Symantec
14 6 (1.23%) Sun
14 6 (1.23%) Dell
14 6 (1.23%) Splunk
14 6 (1.23%) Nintex
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