The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3772 4761 5094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.40% 9.40% 10.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.71% 40.95% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2640 3208 3406
Median daily rate £390 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 84
Median hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.71 £40.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +1.90%
SQL Server
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11191 11626 11556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.96% 22.95% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7653 7609 7400
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 160 202
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.35 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £46.09 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the England region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the England region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -12 1614 £425 - 498
South East -7 697 £375 +7.14% 326
Yorkshire -4 276 £375 +20.00% 138
North West -9 268 £340 +3.81% 182
South West -2 259 £350 -3.11% 120
West Midlands -6 233 £375 +7.14% 131
East of England -11 172 £350 -12.50% 100
East Midlands -8 123 £325 - 64
North East -5 118 £320 +8.47% 26
Midlands -8 8 £425 +21.42% 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4121 (54.42%) SQL
2 3153 (41.64%) .NET
3 2788 (36.82%) C#
4 2630 (34.73%) Microsoft
5 1846 (24.38%) Windows
6 1831 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1527 (20.17%) Oracle
8 1510 (19.94%) ASP.NET
9 1492 (19.70%) JavaScript
10 1485 (19.61%) Finance
11 1460 (19.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1351 (17.84%) MVC
13 1318 (17.41%) T-SQL
14 1300 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1229 (16.23%) HTML
16 1189 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
17 1146 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
18 1108 (14.63%) MS Excel
19 1019 (13.46%) CSS
20 953 (12.59%) SQL Server 2012
21 841 (11.11%) Windows Server
22 818 (10.80%) ETL
23 810 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 796 (10.51%) Data Warehouse
25 794 (10.49%) .NET Framework
26 775 (10.24%) jQuery
26 775 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
27 738 (9.75%) Web Services
28 724 (9.56%) TDD
29 723 (9.55%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 668 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 573 (7.57%) IIS
3 235 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 164 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 157 (2.07%) CMS
6 156 (2.06%) Apache
7 144 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 138 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 124 (1.64%) Node.js
9 124 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 105 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 96 (1.27%) JBoss
12 86 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 72 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 69 (0.91%) Confluence
15 64 (0.85%) Skype for Business
16 54 (0.71%) Umbraco
17 52 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 47 (0.62%) SAS
19 46 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1108 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 286 (3.78%) MS Office
3 86 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 68 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 40 (0.53%) MS Project
7 34 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.12%) SPSS
10 6 (0.079%) ArcView
11 4 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.053%) Mingle
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.026%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.026%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 266 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 28 (0.37%) RMDS
5 27 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 24 (0.32%) Endur
7 23 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 16 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 14 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 14 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
10 13 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
12 11 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
14 9 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
15 7 (0.092%) Global One
15 7 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
15 7 (0.092%) Teamcenter
16 6 (0.079%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 447 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 206 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (2.10%) Office 365
4 82 (1.08%) IaaS
5 77 (1.02%) SaaS
6 70 (0.92%) PaaS
7 49 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (0.46%) GitHub
9 23 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.28%) Yammer
11 13 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.16%) Force.com
13 11 (0.15%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.092%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.079%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.066%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.066%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 268 (3.54%) SAN
2 223 (2.95%) DNS
3 196 (2.59%) Firewall
4 172 (2.27%) Internet
5 169 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 115 (1.52%) DHCP
7 110 (1.45%) HTTP
8 100 (1.32%) WAN
9 98 (1.29%) LAN
10 85 (1.12%) Network Security
11 66 (0.87%) VPN
12 64 (0.85%) Intranet
13 54 (0.71%) NAS
14 50 (0.66%) LDAP
15 49 (0.65%) FTP
16 48 (0.63%) SSL
17 45 (0.59%) SMTP
18 35 (0.46%) Wireless
19 31 (0.41%) VoIP
20 28 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1460 (19.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1300 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1189 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 953 (12.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 810 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 796 (10.51%) Data Warehouse
7 580 (7.66%) Relational Database
8 434 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 388 (5.12%) Oracle Database
10 383 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 299 (3.95%) MySQL
12 229 (3.02%) RDBMS
13 202 (2.67%) MongoDB
14 194 (2.56%) NoSQL
15 175 (2.31%) DB2
16 168 (2.22%) Big Data
17 167 (2.21%) MS Access
18 161 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 159 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
20 157 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 653 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 595 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 294 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 239 (3.16%) Subversion
5 216 (2.85%) NUnit
6 191 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 168 (2.22%) JIRA
8 151 (1.99%) Selenium
9 138 (1.82%) TeamCity
10 89 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 87 (1.15%) SpecFlow
12 82 (1.08%) Moq
13 79 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
14 78 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 78 (1.03%) JUnit
15 72 (0.95%) Maven
16 65 (0.86%) Eclipse
17 59 (0.78%) ERwin
17 59 (0.78%) MSTest
18 48 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 1485 (19.61%) Finance
2 663 (8.76%) Banking
3 251 (3.31%) Front Office
4 197 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 190 (2.51%) Retail
6 170 (2.25%) Marketing
7 145 (1.91%) Back Office
8 105 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 101 (1.33%) Legal
10 100 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 94 (1.24%) Advertising
12 81 (1.07%) Law
13 44 (0.58%) Billing
14 37 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 34 (0.45%) Publishing
16 32 (0.42%) Electronics
17 31 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.34%) Games
19 23 (0.30%) Local Government
20 20 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4061 (53.63%) Developer
2 1394 (18.41%) .NET Developer
3 1168 (15.43%) SQL Developer
4 1117 (14.75%) C# Developer
5 802 (10.59%) Analyst
6 719 (9.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 557 (7.36%) DBA
8 486 (6.42%) SQL Server Developer
9 464 (6.13%) Architect
10 440 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
11 437 (5.77%) SQL DBA
12 376 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 366 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 340 (4.49%) SSIS Developer
15 328 (4.33%) Consultant
16 306 (4.04%) Senior Developer
17 290 (3.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 265 (3.50%) Java Developer
19 242 (3.20%) SSRS Developer
20 241 (3.18%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3153 (41.64%) .NET
2 1510 (19.94%) ASP.NET
3 1229 (16.23%) HTML
4 1019 (13.46%) CSS
5 794 (10.49%) .NET Framework
6 775 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 775 (10.24%) jQuery
7 738 (9.75%) Web Services
8 678 (8.95%) XML
9 581 (7.67%) AngularJS
10 508 (6.71%) WCF
11 487 (6.43%) HTML5
12 414 (5.47%) Entity Framework
13 340 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 269 (3.55%) WPF
15 250 (3.30%) SOAP
16 234 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 229 (3.02%) REST
18 201 (2.65%) Ajax
18 201 (2.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 531 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (3.58%) Clustering
3 206 (2.72%) Replication
4 192 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 188 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 186 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 147 (1.94%) NHS
8 122 (1.61%) Visualisation
9 116 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 114 (1.51%) Data Integration
11 112 (1.48%) User Experience
12 101 (1.33%) Derivative
13 88 (1.16%) Client/Server
14 83 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 82 (1.08%) Mobile App
16 80 (1.06%) Hedge funds
17 76 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 72 (0.95%) Data Extraction
18 72 (0.95%) Mathematics
19 65 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1846 (24.38%) Windows
2 841 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 640 (8.45%) Linux
4 480 (6.34%) Unix
5 443 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 397 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 208 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 136 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 111 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 79 (1.04%) Solaris
11 49 (0.65%) AIX
12 48 (0.63%) Android
13 33 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 31 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 29 (0.38%) Windows 10
15 29 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 28 (0.37%) zOS
17 25 (0.33%) CentOS
18 24 (0.32%) Windows Phone
19 23 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1831 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1351 (17.84%) MVC
3 1146 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
4 818 (10.80%) ETL
5 724 (9.56%) TDD
6 673 (8.89%) Migration
7 568 (7.50%) Scrum
8 525 (6.93%) Web Development
9 469 (6.19%) ITIL
10 459 (6.06%) CRM
11 449 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
12 448 (5.92%) Data Modelling
13 421 (5.56%) OO
14 390 (5.15%) SDLC
15 358 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
16 320 (4.23%) Project Management
17 310 (4.09%) Unit Testing
18 281 (3.71%) BDD
19 280 (3.70%) High Availability
20 264 (3.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4121 (54.42%) SQL
2 2788 (36.82%) C#
3 1492 (19.70%) JavaScript
4 1318 (17.41%) T-SQL
5 723 (9.55%) Java
6 587 (7.75%) PowerShell
7 327 (4.32%) VB.NET
8 318 (4.20%) VB
9 296 (3.91%) VBA
10 232 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 222 (2.93%) Python
12 189 (2.50%) C++
13 169 (2.23%) VBScript
14 162 (2.14%) Perl
15 155 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 141 (1.86%) PHP
17 121 (1.60%) C
18 99 (1.31%) Ruby
19 70 (0.92%) XAML
20 69 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 495 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 449 (5.93%) Degree
3 334 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 196 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (1.40%) ISEB
6 103 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 81 (1.07%) MCSE
8 74 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 60 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 42 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 41 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.49%) MCITP
13 33 (0.44%) MCTS
14 31 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (0.38%) CCNA
16 27 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
17 25 (0.33%) MCP
17 25 (0.33%) MCSD
17 25 (0.33%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (3.02%) QA
2 169 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 129 (1.70%) SLA
4 42 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 22 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 20 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
8 11 (0.15%) COBIT
8 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.11%) HL7
9 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.092%) MiFID
11 6 (0.079%) WCAG
12 5 (0.066%) RMADS
13 4 (0.053%) Basel III
13 4 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.053%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.053%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.053%) ISO27002
System Software
1 683 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 332 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 99 (1.31%) XenApp
5 90 (1.19%) vSphere
6 43 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 39 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (0.42%) Terminal Services
9 31 (0.41%) VMware ESX
10 29 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 27 (0.36%) Docker
12 26 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.34%) NFS
13 20 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.21%) HDFS
16 15 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 15 (0.20%) KVM
16 15 (0.20%) Xen
17 13 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 122 (1.61%) SCCM
2 101 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 101 (1.33%) Puppet
3 85 (1.12%) SCOM
4 61 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 54 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 50 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (0.54%) WSUS
8 38 (0.50%) Nagios
9 36 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 34 (0.45%) Data Guard
11 33 (0.44%) Ansible
12 25 (0.33%) Control-M
12 25 (0.33%) NetBackup
13 23 (0.30%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.29%) ZABBIX
15 21 (0.28%) MOM
15 21 (0.28%) Simpana
16 20 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
17 19 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2630 (34.73%) Microsoft
2 1527 (20.17%) Oracle
3 536 (7.08%) VMware
4 309 (4.08%) HP
5 253 (3.34%) Citrix
6 246 (3.25%) IBM
7 202 (2.67%) Sybase
8 180 (2.38%) SAP
9 158 (2.09%) Tableau
10 154 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 141 (1.86%) Cisco
12 111 (1.47%) Cognos
13 106 (1.40%) Informatica
14 104 (1.37%) EMC
15 90 (1.19%) Sitecore
16 79 (1.04%) NetApp
17 77 (1.02%) ServiceNow
18 74 (0.98%) TIBCO
19 65 (0.86%) Telerik
20 64 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
Yorkshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: Up to £500pd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: Circa £400-450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Orleston Associates Ltd
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: Great day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intech 7
Rate: strong salary and benefits from top employer
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £30.00 - £40.00 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: 3 days ago