The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4965 4388 4891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.48% 9.99% 8.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.47% 46.01% 44.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3290 2785 2872
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 120 138
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11422 9538 11076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.81% 21.72% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7271 5956 6418
Average daily rate £390 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 197 234
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £29.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £15.31 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -3 2159 £400 -5.88% 788
South East 0 885 £348 +0.72% 498
East of England 0 385 £350 +16.66% 208
Yorkshire +3 378 £300 -3.22% 199
South West -1 335 £338 +3.84% 223
North West -6 293 £325 +3.17% 262
West Midlands -3 243 £325 - 136
East Midlands +1 201 £300 +4.34% 94
North East +6 86 £255 -22.13% 38
Midlands -2 9 £450 +60.71% 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4570 (49.72%) SQL
2 4108 (44.70%) .NET
3 3635 (39.55%) C#
4 2549 (27.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2498 (27.18%) Microsoft
6 2333 (25.38%) ASP.NET
7 1982 (21.56%) Windows
8 1901 (20.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1781 (19.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1748 (19.02%) Finance
11 1635 (17.79%) Oracle
12 1576 (17.15%) JavaScript
13 1551 (16.88%) HTML
14 1529 (16.64%) T-SQL
15 1452 (15.80%) MVC
16 1176 (12.80%) CSS
16 1176 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
17 1153 (12.54%) SQL Server 2005
18 1113 (12.11%) MS Excel
19 1093 (11.89%) jQuery
20 1088 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
21 1085 (11.81%) XML
22 1062 (11.55%) Data Warehouse
23 1025 (11.15%) WCF
24 989 (10.76%) SharePoint
25 945 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
26 941 (10.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 923 (10.04%) Visual Studio
28 912 (9.92%) Web Services
29 892 (9.71%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 989 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 626 (6.81%) IIS
3 348 (3.79%) MS Exchange
4 310 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 301 (3.27%) CMS
6 240 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
7 167 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 159 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 158 (1.72%) Apache
10 155 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 135 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
12 130 (1.41%) Tomcat
13 123 (1.34%) Umbraco
14 99 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
15 95 (1.03%) Node.js
16 84 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
17 81 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
18 70 (0.76%) WebLogic
19 61 (0.66%) SAS
20 57 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 1113 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 344 (3.74%) MS Office
3 73 (0.79%) PowerPivot
4 63 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 52 (0.57%) MS Project
6 48 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 47 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 44 (0.48%) MS Visio
9 22 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 9 (0.098%) SPSS
12 7 (0.076%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.065%) Stata
14 5 (0.054%) Mingle
15 4 (0.044%) FastStats
16 3 (0.033%) ProjectWise
17 2 (0.022%) InDesign
17 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
18 1 (0.011%) CATIA
18 1 (0.011%) Maya
Business Applications
1 206 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 41 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 34 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 31 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 25 (0.27%) Magento
7 22 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 20 (0.22%) Agresso
9 19 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 18 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 18 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 17 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
12 16 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
13 14 (0.15%) Exstream
13 14 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 161 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (0.79%) SaaS
3 58 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 50 (0.54%) Office 365
5 38 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.087%) PaaS
8 6 (0.065%) Trello
8 6 (0.065%) IaaS
9 5 (0.054%) GitHub
10 4 (0.044%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.011%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 263 (2.86%) SAN
2 224 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 212 (2.31%) Firewall
4 200 (2.18%) Internet
5 148 (1.61%) DNS
6 134 (1.46%) LAN
7 126 (1.37%) WAN
8 125 (1.36%) HTTP
9 111 (1.21%) Intranet
10 84 (0.91%) DHCP
11 77 (0.84%) VPN
12 66 (0.72%) LDAP
13 63 (0.69%) NAS
14 54 (0.59%) FTP
15 42 (0.46%) VoIP
15 42 (0.46%) Network Security
16 36 (0.39%) Wireless
17 35 (0.38%) SSL
17 35 (0.38%) SMTP
18 31 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2549 (27.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 1901 (20.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1781 (19.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1153 (12.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1062 (11.55%) Data Warehouse
6 941 (10.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 892 (9.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 586 (6.38%) Relational Database
9 388 (4.22%) MySQL
10 367 (3.99%) Oracle Database
11 266 (2.89%) RDBMS
12 248 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
13 207 (2.25%) OLAP
14 193 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 183 (1.99%) QlikView
16 175 (1.90%) DTS
17 165 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 164 (1.78%) MS Access
19 134 (1.46%) DB2
19 134 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 923 (10.04%) Visual Studio
2 564 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 261 (2.84%) NUnit
4 237 (2.58%) Subversion
5 203 (2.21%) Git (software)
6 164 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 114 (1.24%) JIRA
8 106 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 105 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 93 (1.01%) Selenium
11 91 (0.99%) MSTest
12 80 (0.87%) SpecFlow
13 74 (0.81%) JUnit
14 65 (0.71%) Maven
15 63 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
16 62 (0.67%) Mercurial
17 60 (0.65%) Moq
18 53 (0.58%) Toad
19 52 (0.57%) Eclipse
20 48 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1748 (19.02%) Finance
2 781 (8.50%) Banking
3 295 (3.21%) Investment Banking
4 272 (2.96%) Front Office
5 261 (2.84%) Retail
6 182 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 174 (1.89%) Back Office
8 165 (1.80%) Marketing
9 98 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 86 (0.94%) Legal
11 77 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 66 (0.72%) Publishing
13 52 (0.57%) Law
14 51 (0.55%) Advertising
15 34 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 33 (0.36%) Billing
17 30 (0.33%) Games
17 30 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.28%) Local Government
19 25 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5206 (56.64%) Developer
2 1631 (17.75%) .NET Developer
3 1159 (12.61%) C# Developer
4 1100 (11.97%) Analyst
5 897 (9.76%) SQL Developer
6 705 (7.67%) DBA
7 683 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 570 (6.20%) SQL DBA
9 500 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 493 (5.36%) Architect
11 402 (4.37%) Senior Developer
12 394 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 383 (4.17%) Consultant
14 344 (3.74%) Administrator
14 344 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 322 (3.50%) SQL Server Developer
16 294 (3.20%) SQL Server DBA
17 291 (3.17%) Web Developer
18 226 (2.46%) Software Developer
19 222 (2.42%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4108 (44.70%) .NET
2 2333 (25.38%) ASP.NET
3 1551 (16.88%) HTML
4 1176 (12.80%) CSS
5 1093 (11.89%) jQuery
6 1085 (11.81%) XML
7 1025 (11.15%) WCF
8 945 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 912 (9.92%) Web Services
10 817 (8.89%) .NET Framework
11 552 (6.01%) WPF
12 451 (4.91%) HTML5
13 447 (4.86%) Ajax
14 400 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 350 (3.81%) WinForms
16 320 (3.48%) LINQ
17 319 (3.47%) SOAP
18 307 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 258 (2.81%) XSLT
20 233 (2.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 366 (3.98%) NHS
2 269 (2.93%) Clustering
3 205 (2.23%) Replication
4 189 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 176 (1.91%) Derivative
6 166 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 146 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 137 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 133 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 125 (1.36%) Fixed Income
11 93 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 91 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 70 (0.76%) Statistics
14 69 (0.75%) Open Source
15 68 (0.74%) Equities
16 67 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
17 64 (0.70%) Mathematics
18 56 (0.61%) Hedge funds
19 54 (0.59%) Client/Server
20 49 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1982 (21.56%) Windows
2 594 (6.46%) Linux
3 581 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 465 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 419 (4.56%) UNIX
6 189 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 140 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 128 (1.39%) Solaris
10 103 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (0.52%) AIX
11 48 (0.52%) Android
12 47 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 42 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 31 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 29 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.22%) CentOS
17 19 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1452 (15.80%) MVC
2 1176 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
3 1088 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 878 (9.55%) ETL
5 802 (8.73%) TDD
6 705 (7.67%) Migration
7 653 (7.10%) Scrum
8 511 (5.56%) OO
9 483 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 471 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
11 429 (4.67%) ITIL
12 371 (4.04%) E-Commerce
13 363 (3.95%) CRM
14 361 (3.93%) SOA
15 352 (3.83%) Web Development
16 341 (3.71%) Unit Testing
17 315 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
18 303 (3.30%) Workflow
19 296 (3.22%) Software Engineering
20 274 (2.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4570 (49.72%) SQL
2 3635 (39.55%) C#
3 1576 (17.15%) JavaScript
4 1529 (16.64%) T-SQL
5 773 (8.41%) Java
6 536 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 412 (4.48%) VB
8 323 (3.51%) VBA
9 309 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 256 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 224 (2.44%) C++
12 164 (1.78%) Perl
13 147 (1.60%) VB6
14 145 (1.58%) PHP
15 120 (1.31%) Python
16 118 (1.28%) VBScript
17 115 (1.25%) C
18 79 (0.86%) Shell Script
19 68 (0.74%) Ruby
20 43 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 513 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 455 (4.95%) Degree
3 372 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 270 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 117 (1.27%) MCSE
6 103 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 93 (1.01%) ISEB
8 91 (0.99%) MCITP
9 49 (0.53%) MCTS
10 46 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (0.42%) ISTQB
13 38 (0.41%) CCNA
14 35 (0.38%) MCP
15 28 (0.30%) MCSA
16 25 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
18 21 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
18 21 (0.23%) MCSD
19 20 (0.22%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (2.89%) QA
2 134 (1.46%) SLA
3 73 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 46 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.25%) Basel III
6 19 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 14 (0.15%) HL7
8 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.11%) EMIR
10 9 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.087%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.065%) DICOM
13 4 (0.044%) Basel II
14 3 (0.033%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.033%) WAI
14 3 (0.033%) COBIT
15 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
15 2 (0.022%) GxP
System Software
1 656 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 319 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 143 (1.56%) vSphere
5 129 (1.40%) XenApp
6 71 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 65 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 59 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 57 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
10 47 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (0.33%) ISA Server
12 23 (0.25%) NFS
12 23 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 18 (0.20%) Xen
15 17 (0.18%) SRDF
15 17 (0.18%) UAG
16 14 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.14%) Squid
17 13 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 125 (1.36%) SCCM
2 105 (1.14%) SCOM
3 65 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 50 (0.54%) WSUS
5 46 (0.50%) Puppet
6 37 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 36 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 30 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 29 (0.32%) Tivoli
10 29 (0.32%) Control-M
11 27 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 21 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
14 16 (0.17%) Foglight
15 15 (0.16%) SCVMM
16 14 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 12 (0.13%) MOM
17 12 (0.13%) SCDPM
17 12 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2498 (27.18%) Microsoft
2 1635 (17.79%) Oracle
3 593 (6.45%) VMware
4 292 (3.18%) Citrix
5 239 (2.60%) HP
6 214 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 213 (2.32%) Sybase
8 201 (2.19%) Cisco
9 172 (1.87%) SAP
10 169 (1.84%) Cognos
11 138 (1.50%) IBM
12 129 (1.40%) Sitecore
13 112 (1.22%) Informatica
14 105 (1.14%) NetApp
15 93 (1.01%) TIBCO
16 89 (0.97%) JBoss
17 81 (0.88%) Tableau
18 76 (0.83%) EMC
18 76 (0.83%) Red Hat
19 57 (0.62%) Adobe
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £350 - 450 per day
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Rate: £450 to £500 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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South East
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South Yorkshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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