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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 244 296 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.62% 12.20% 13.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.92% 52.67% 57.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 176 226
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £17.90 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.18 £45.60 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
582 562 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.57% 23.16% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 313 392
Average daily rate £400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 26
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £15.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.11 £50.00 £34.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +5 69 £350 -1.06% 37
Essex -13 56 £400 +17.21% 37
Cambridgeshire -16 37 £375 +17.18% 42
Suffolk +3 36 £425 +12.58% 10
Bedfordshire -17 27 £325 +17.11% 14
Norfolk -10 15 £288 -8.73% 12
East Anglia -4 3 £375 -9.09%
SQL Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 302 (52.34%) SQL
2 271 (46.97%) .NET
3 231 (40.03%) C#
4 170 (29.46%) Microsoft
5 139 (24.09%) ASP.NET
6 136 (23.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 124 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (20.62%) Windows
9 117 (20.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 114 (19.76%) MVC
10 114 (19.76%) Oracle
11 113 (19.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 100 (17.33%) JavaScript
13 96 (16.64%) T-SQL
14 93 (16.12%) HTML
15 92 (15.94%) Data Warehouse
16 86 (14.90%) Finance
17 84 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
18 77 (13.34%) CSS
19 72 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
19 72 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 69 (11.96%) WCF
21 67 (11.61%) jQuery
22 65 (11.27%) Web Services
23 62 (10.75%) .NET Framework
24 60 (10.40%) ETL
25 58 (10.05%) XML
26 56 (9.71%) MS Excel
26 56 (9.71%) Migration
27 55 (9.53%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 53 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 37 (6.41%) IIS
3 29 (5.03%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.91%) Apache
10 9 (1.56%) SAS
11 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.39%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.21%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.87%) JBoss
14 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.69%) CMS
16 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.52%) GlassFish
17 2 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 56 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.91%) MS Office
3 5 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.91%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Summit
7 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.64%) Firewall
2 20 (3.47%) DNS
3 19 (3.29%) DHCP
4 14 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.25%) Internet
6 11 (1.91%) VPN
6 11 (1.91%) SAN
7 9 (1.56%) Intranet
8 8 (1.39%) Extranet
8 8 (1.39%) LAN
8 8 (1.39%) Wireless
9 7 (1.21%) MPLS
10 6 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.04%) WAN
10 6 (1.04%) LDAP
10 6 (1.04%) VLAN
11 3 (0.52%) IPsec
11 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.52%) VoIP
11 3 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (23.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 117 (20.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 113 (19.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (15.94%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (6.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (4.16%) Oracle Database
7 24 (4.16%) DB2
8 22 (3.81%) OLAP
9 18 (3.12%) Relational Database
9 18 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (2.77%) MySQL
11 14 (2.43%) Data Mart
12 13 (2.25%) DataStage
12 13 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (1.56%) Base SAS
14 8 (1.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 42 (7.28%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.77%) NUnit
4 12 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.73%) Selenium
6 9 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.39%) JIRA
8 7 (1.21%) Subversion
8 7 (1.21%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 6 (1.04%) Moq
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (0.87%) JUnit
10 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.69%) MSTest
12 3 (0.52%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.52%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.52%) MSI
13 2 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.35%) VisualVM
General
1 86 (14.90%) Finance
2 20 (3.47%) Banking
3 18 (3.12%) Retail
4 15 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.21%) Marketing
6 4 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.35%) Billing
8 2 (0.35%) Local Government
8 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Front Office
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 340 (58.93%) Developer
2 113 (19.58%) .NET Developer
3 64 (11.09%) Analyst
4 63 (10.92%) C# Developer
5 52 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (7.97%) SQL Developer
7 44 (7.63%) Architect
8 38 (6.59%) DBA
9 35 (6.07%) SQL DBA
10 31 (5.37%) ASP.NET Developer
11 27 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (3.99%) Consultant
12 23 (3.99%) Software Developer
13 22 (3.81%) CRM Developer
13 22 (3.81%) Data Architect
13 22 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
15 20 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 19 (3.29%) Administrator
17 18 (3.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (46.97%) .NET
2 139 (24.09%) ASP.NET
3 93 (16.12%) HTML
4 77 (13.34%) CSS
5 72 (12.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 69 (11.96%) WCF
7 67 (11.61%) jQuery
8 65 (11.27%) Web Services
9 62 (10.75%) .NET Framework
10 58 (10.05%) XML
11 34 (5.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 25 (4.33%) LINQ
13 23 (3.99%) SOAP
13 23 (3.99%) CSS3
14 21 (3.64%) HTML5
15 19 (3.29%) Silverlight
16 18 (3.12%) Middleware
17 17 (2.95%) J2EE
18 16 (2.77%) AngularJS
19 15 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.85%) Data Integration
3 24 (4.16%) Clustering
4 19 (3.29%) Replication
5 18 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.77%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.73%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.39%) NHS
9 7 (1.21%) PKI
10 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.87%) Statistics
11 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.87%) Kindle
11 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.69%) Blog
12 4 (0.69%) CMDB
12 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 119 (20.62%) Windows
2 24 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (4.16%) UNIX
3 19 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (2.95%) Linux
5 10 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.39%) Windows XP
6 8 (1.39%) Solaris
7 5 (0.87%) AIX
7 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.52%) Debian
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.17%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (19.76%) MVC
3 72 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (10.40%) ETL
5 56 (9.71%) Migration
6 55 (9.53%) CRM
7 53 (9.19%) TDD
8 51 (8.84%) Data Modelling
9 41 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
10 38 (6.59%) E-Commerce
11 35 (6.07%) Workflow
12 34 (5.89%) Scrum
12 34 (5.89%) Data Analysis
13 32 (5.55%) Web Development
14 31 (5.37%) Data Management
14 31 (5.37%) Data Migration
15 27 (4.68%) Unit Testing
16 25 (4.33%) Master Data Management
17 23 (3.99%) Dimensional Modelling
18 22 (3.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 302 (52.34%) SQL
2 231 (40.03%) C#
3 100 (17.33%) JavaScript
4 96 (16.64%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.37%) Java
5 31 (5.37%) VB.NET
6 19 (3.29%) VB
7 15 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.73%) VBA
9 10 (1.73%) ABAP
10 9 (1.56%) SAS Macro
11 7 (1.21%) C
12 6 (1.04%) VB6
13 5 (0.87%) C++
13 5 (0.87%) PHP
13 5 (0.87%) Python
13 5 (0.87%) Groovy
14 4 (0.69%) VBScript
15 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (6.24%) Degree
2 28 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.47%) MCITP
6 9 (1.56%) Sun Certification
7 8 (1.39%) ISEB
8 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.04%) MCTS
10 4 (0.69%) MCSE
10 4 (0.69%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.35%) CCNA
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.47%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.87%) SLA
3 5 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.43%) vSphere
4 10 (1.73%) Terminal Services
5 9 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.87%) vCloud
7 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.52%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.52%) XenApp
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) XenServer
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.73%) Control-M
2 9 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.04%) OpenView
4 6 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.69%) SCCM
6 4 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.52%) SCOM
8 2 (0.35%) Opsview
8 2 (0.35%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 170 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 114 (19.76%) Oracle
3 37 (6.41%) VMware
4 34 (5.89%) HP
5 20 (3.47%) SAP
6 19 (3.29%) Cognos
7 18 (3.12%) Citrix
7 18 (3.12%) Cisco
8 14 (2.43%) Informatica
9 13 (2.25%) IBM
9 13 (2.25%) Business Objects
9 13 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.73%) Sybase
11 9 (1.56%) Ab Initio
11 9 (1.56%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.56%) Sun
12 8 (1.39%) Splunk
12 8 (1.39%) Symantec
12 8 (1.39%) Lotus
12 8 (1.39%) Teradata
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