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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
Rank 19 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3096 3777 4101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.37% 8.02% 8.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.87% 35.67% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2285 2662 2791
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 62 68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.27% -24.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £47.83 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.41% -24.93%

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
9419 10588 10606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.41% 22.49% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6451 7213 6911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 175 151
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £60.62 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 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
London 0 1405 £450 +5.88% 552
South East 0 538 £390 +11.03% 326
North West +7 245 £350 +7.69% 212
South West -7 203 £350 - 98
Yorkshire -2 190 £350 +4.47% 129
West Midlands -8 170 £336 -3.92% 146
East Midlands -1 146 £310 -1.19% 87
East of England -5 140 £363 +3.94% 116
North East -32 39 £333 +2.30% 21
Midlands +5 7 £420 -1.17% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3479 (53.27%) SQL
2 2658 (40.70%) .NET
3 2479 (37.96%) Microsoft
4 2439 (37.34%) C#
5 1695 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
6 1549 (23.72%) Windows
7 1434 (21.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1350 (20.67%) JavaScript
9 1321 (20.23%) ASP.NET
10 1289 (19.74%) Oracle
11 1274 (19.51%) Finance
12 1246 (19.08%) MVC
13 1194 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
14 1152 (17.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1117 (17.10%) HTML
15 1117 (17.10%) T-SQL
16 956 (14.64%) MS Excel
17 910 (13.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 897 (13.73%) SQL Server 2012
19 855 (13.09%) CSS
20 803 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
21 781 (11.96%) ETL
22 721 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
23 700 (10.72%) Web Services
24 684 (10.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 659 (10.09%) .NET Framework
25 659 (10.09%) Java
26 649 (9.94%) XML
27 648 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
28 631 (9.66%) TDD

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
1 530 (8.12%) SharePoint
2 453 (6.94%) IIS
3 235 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
4 177 (2.71%) MS Exchange
5 158 (2.42%) CMS
6 119 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 114 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 112 (1.71%) Apache
9 100 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 94 (1.44%) Confluence
11 81 (1.24%) SAS
12 80 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 80 (1.22%) Tomcat
13 79 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 78 (1.19%) JBoss
14 78 (1.19%) Umbraco
15 66 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 65 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
16 65 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
17 64 (0.98%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 956 (14.64%) MS Excel
2 206 (3.15%) MS Office
3 46 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.47%) MS Project
6 23 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.31%) SPSS
8 14 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.031%) Weka
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.015%) FreeHand
12 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 318 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 108 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 35 (0.54%) RMDS
5 34 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 29 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
7 18 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
8 15 (0.23%) SAP BPC
9 13 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
12 10 (0.15%) FastStats
13 9 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 9 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
13 9 (0.14%) NetSuite
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
15 7 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
15 7 (0.11%) Demantra
15 7 (0.11%) Markit EDM
15 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 721 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 367 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 218 (3.34%) Office 365
4 154 (2.36%) IaaS
5 139 (2.13%) PaaS
6 98 (1.50%) SaaS
7 72 (1.10%) GitHub
8 45 (0.69%) Yammer
9 44 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (0.38%) Boomi
13 25 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
14 20 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 16 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.18%) CloudFront
17 11 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 10 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 10 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 208 (3.18%) Firewall
2 206 (3.15%) DNS
3 174 (2.66%) SAN
4 138 (2.11%) DHCP
5 121 (1.85%) LAN
6 119 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 115 (1.76%) Internet
8 111 (1.70%) WAN
9 101 (1.55%) HTTP
10 76 (1.16%) VPN
11 65 (1.00%) NAS
12 63 (0.96%) SSL
13 59 (0.90%) Intranet
14 53 (0.81%) Skype
15 50 (0.77%) LDAP
16 45 (0.69%) FTP
17 37 (0.57%) Network Security
18 34 (0.52%) SMTP
19 28 (0.43%) HTTPS
20 27 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1434 (21.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1152 (17.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 910 (13.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 897 (13.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 803 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
6 684 (10.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 505 (7.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 475 (7.27%) Relational Database
9 327 (5.01%) MySQL
10 277 (4.24%) Oracle Database
11 275 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 271 (4.15%) NoSQL
13 220 (3.37%) Big Data
14 213 (3.26%) Power BI
15 208 (3.18%) MongoDB
16 204 (3.12%) Hadoop
17 187 (2.86%) QlikView
18 163 (2.50%) RDBMS
19 152 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
20 140 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 648 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 473 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 363 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 255 (3.90%) JIRA
5 190 (2.91%) Subversion
6 188 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 144 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 114 (1.75%) NUnit
9 98 (1.50%) Selenium
10 88 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 76 (1.16%) SpecFlow
12 66 (1.01%) Eclipse
12 66 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 62 (0.95%) MSTest
14 60 (0.92%) Maven
15 54 (0.83%) Cucumber
15 54 (0.83%) JUnit
16 49 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
17 48 (0.73%) Moq
18 47 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1274 (19.51%) Finance
2 521 (7.98%) Banking
3 229 (3.51%) Retail
4 202 (3.09%) Advertising
5 174 (2.66%) Front Office
6 155 (2.37%) Marketing
7 114 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 114 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 112 (1.71%) Back Office
9 91 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 73 (1.12%) Legal
11 51 (0.78%) Publishing
12 46 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.52%) Law
14 33 (0.51%) Electronics
15 27 (0.41%) Local Government
16 24 (0.37%) Games
17 21 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
19 14 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3473 (53.18%) Developer
2 1258 (19.26%) .NET Developer
3 893 (13.67%) C# Developer
4 831 (12.72%) SQL Developer
5 650 (9.95%) Analyst
6 615 (9.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 502 (7.69%) Architect
8 462 (7.07%) DBA
9 360 (5.51%) SQL DBA
10 347 (5.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 340 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
12 315 (4.82%) Senior Developer
13 312 (4.78%) Consultant
14 291 (4.46%) SQL Server Developer
15 255 (3.90%) SSIS Developer
16 241 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 241 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 227 (3.48%) Java Developer
18 213 (3.26%) Administrator
19 171 (2.62%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2658 (40.70%) .NET
2 1321 (20.23%) ASP.NET
3 1117 (17.10%) HTML
4 855 (13.09%) CSS
5 700 (10.72%) Web Services
6 659 (10.09%) .NET Framework
7 649 (9.94%) XML
8 618 (9.46%) jQuery
9 595 (9.11%) AngularJS
10 586 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 528 (8.08%) WCF
12 451 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 395 (6.05%) Entity Framework
14 392 (6.00%) HTML5
15 302 (4.62%) WPF
16 279 (4.27%) REST
17 233 (3.57%) JSON
18 228 (3.49%) SOAP
19 184 (2.82%) Ajax
19 184 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 469 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 176 (2.69%) Clustering
4 129 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 128 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 122 (1.87%) Replication
7 119 (1.82%) User Experience
8 107 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 89 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 88 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 86 (1.32%) NHS
12 84 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 72 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 70 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 60 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 53 (0.81%) N-Tier
17 52 (0.80%) Fintech
18 51 (0.78%) Equities
19 50 (0.77%) Derivative
20 47 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1549 (23.72%) Windows
2 626 (9.59%) Linux
3 620 (9.49%) Windows Server
4 339 (5.19%) Unix
5 317 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 315 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 102 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 73 (1.12%) AIX
10 73 (1.12%) Android
11 71 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 61 (0.93%) Solaris
13 58 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 48 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.46%) CentOS
16 25 (0.38%) HPUX
17 22 (0.34%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1695 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1246 (19.08%) MVC
3 1194 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
4 781 (11.96%) ETL
5 631 (9.66%) TDD
6 585 (8.96%) Scrum
7 583 (8.93%) Migration
8 442 (6.77%) Data Modelling
9 439 (6.72%) CRM
10 360 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
11 348 (5.33%) DevOps
12 338 (5.18%) OO
13 331 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
14 328 (5.02%) Analytics
15 316 (4.84%) ITIL
16 314 (4.81%) Web Development
17 279 (4.27%) SDLC
18 254 (3.89%) Unit Testing
19 253 (3.87%) Data Management
20 239 (3.66%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3479 (53.27%) SQL
2 2439 (37.34%) C#
3 1350 (20.67%) JavaScript
4 1117 (17.10%) T-SQL
5 659 (10.09%) Java
6 485 (7.43%) PowerShell
7 292 (4.47%) Python
8 277 (4.24%) VB.NET
9 197 (3.02%) VB
10 186 (2.85%) VBA
11 165 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 145 (2.22%) C
13 127 (1.94%) Perl
14 119 (1.82%) C++
15 108 (1.65%) PHP
16 84 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 77 (1.18%) Scala
18 75 (1.15%) Ruby
19 74 (1.13%) VBScript
20 70 (1.07%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 451 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 352 (5.39%) Degree
3 255 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 164 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 81 (1.24%) MCSE
6 50 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (0.75%) MCITP
8 42 (0.64%) MCSA
9 41 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 28 (0.43%) CCNA
11 28 (0.43%) ISEB
12 26 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (0.38%) CISSP
14 22 (0.34%) CCNP
15 19 (0.29%) MCTS
16 18 (0.28%) CCIE
16 18 (0.28%) MCP
17 17 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (2.88%) QA
2 129 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 53 (0.81%) SLA
4 32 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 32 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.17%) IFRS
6 11 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.17%) MiFID
6 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.15%) IFRS 9
7 10 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.14%) PMO
9 7 (0.11%) EMIR
10 6 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.077%) Basel III
11 5 (0.077%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.077%) HL7
12 4 (0.061%) GDPR
12 4 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 576 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 266 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 103 (1.58%) Docker
5 71 (1.09%) vSphere
6 66 (1.01%) XenApp
7 51 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 45 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 41 (0.63%) VMware ESX
12 29 (0.44%) Apache Flume
13 28 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 19 (0.29%) Xen
16 18 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
17 15 (0.23%) HDFS
17 15 (0.23%) NFS
18 14 (0.21%) KVM
18 14 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 133 (2.04%) SCCM
2 105 (1.61%) Puppet
3 102 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (1.42%) SCOM
5 79 (1.21%) Ansible
6 46 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 41 (0.63%) Nagios
8 37 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 35 (0.54%) Data Guard
10 31 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
10 31 (0.47%) Oozie
11 27 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 25 (0.38%) WSUS
13 22 (0.34%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.32%) WMI
15 19 (0.29%) Backup Exec
16 18 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 16 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2479 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 1289 (19.74%) Oracle
3 454 (6.95%) VMware
4 258 (3.95%) SAP
5 230 (3.52%) Tableau
6 189 (2.89%) Citrix
7 175 (2.68%) Cisco
8 172 (2.63%) Sybase
9 149 (2.28%) HP
10 144 (2.20%) IBM
11 106 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
12 93 (1.42%) Red Hat
13 84 (1.29%) NetApp
14 81 (1.24%) TIBCO
15 78 (1.19%) Dell
15 78 (1.19%) Teradata
16 76 (1.16%) Cognos
17 68 (1.04%) Sitecore
18 55 (0.84%) EMC
19 53 (0.81%) Adobe
London
Source Technology
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Difrent
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £550 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £340 per day 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £9999 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Hainton
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago