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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4454 4193 4313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.96% 8.76% 9.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.64% 40.97% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3075 2762 2646
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 74 127
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £37.45 £42.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
11236 10235 9690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.60% 21.37% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7476 6463 5945
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 154 215
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.87 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +5 2032 £425 +3.65% 741
South East +1 722 £350 - 413
Yorkshire +3 399 £325 +6.55% 220
South West 0 301 £338 +3.84% 196
East of England -2 282 £350 - 159
North West -8 255 £339 +4.23% 301
West Midlands 0 230 £338 +3.84% 197
East Midlands -2 146 £310 +3.33% 93
North East +1 74 £300 - 41
Midlands -3 10 £325 -7.14% 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 4654 (51.93%) SQL
2 3637 (40.58%) .NET
3 3113 (34.74%) C#
4 2833 (31.61%) Microsoft
5 2151 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2080 (23.21%) Windows
7 2041 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
8 1925 (21.48%) ASP.NET
9 1867 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1796 (20.04%) Finance
11 1716 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 1683 (18.78%) T-SQL
13 1672 (18.66%) Oracle
14 1603 (17.89%) JavaScript
15 1462 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
16 1422 (15.87%) HTML
17 1408 (15.71%) MVC
18 1225 (13.67%) MS Excel
19 1166 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
20 1152 (12.85%) CSS
21 1137 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
22 1068 (11.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 1009 (11.26%) ETL
24 992 (11.07%) .NET Framework
25 942 (10.51%) jQuery
25 942 (10.51%) Web Services
26 888 (9.91%) SharePoint
27 885 (9.88%) XML
28 853 (9.52%) WCF
29 836 (9.33%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 888 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 726 (8.10%) IIS
3 353 (3.94%) MS Exchange
4 328 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
5 248 (2.77%) CMS
6 157 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 150 (1.67%) Apache
7 150 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 149 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 138 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 123 (1.37%) JBoss
11 108 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 104 (1.16%) Umbraco
13 98 (1.09%) Lync
14 90 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
15 73 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
15 73 (0.81%) SAS
16 71 (0.79%) Node.js
17 67 (0.75%) WebLogic
18 54 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1225 (13.67%) MS Excel
2 306 (3.41%) MS Office
3 94 (1.05%) PowerPivot
4 79 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 79 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.66%) MS Project
6 28 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.12%) SPSS
10 5 (0.056%) Mingle
11 4 (0.045%) FastStats
12 3 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 243 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 23 (0.26%) RMDS
7 21 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 17 (0.19%) Maximo
8 17 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 15 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 15 (0.17%) Tridion
10 14 (0.16%) Endur
11 13 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 10 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
13 10 (0.11%) ION MarketView
13 10 (0.11%) thinkFolio
13 10 (0.11%) Global One
14 9 (0.10%) Agresso
14 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 224 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (0.91%) Office 365
4 72 (0.80%) SaaS
5 35 (0.39%) GitHub
6 31 (0.35%) PaaS
7 30 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.23%) IaaS
9 16 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.12%) Boomi
11 11 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.089%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.045%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.045%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 359 (4.01%) SAN
2 321 (3.58%) Firewall
3 284 (3.17%) DNS
4 189 (2.11%) DHCP
5 156 (1.74%) Internet
6 155 (1.73%) WAN
7 148 (1.65%) LAN
8 136 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 119 (1.33%) VPN
10 117 (1.31%) HTTP
11 114 (1.27%) LDAP
12 107 (1.19%) NAS
13 86 (0.96%) Intranet
14 62 (0.69%) VLAN
15 58 (0.65%) FTP
16 53 (0.59%) SSL
17 41 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (0.45%) Wireless
19 34 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
20 33 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2151 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1867 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1716 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1166 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1137 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1068 (11.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 570 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 541 (6.04%) Relational Database
9 436 (4.86%) Oracle Database
10 400 (4.46%) MySQL
11 212 (2.37%) QlikView
12 211 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 211 (2.35%) OLAP
13 208 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 205 (2.29%) MS Access
15 179 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
16 176 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
17 143 (1.60%) DB2
18 134 (1.50%) MongoDB
19 127 (1.42%) DTS
Development Applications
1 799 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 670 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 293 (3.27%) Git (software)
4 282 (3.15%) Subversion
5 252 (2.81%) NUnit
6 192 (2.14%) JIRA
7 171 (1.91%) Jenkins
8 156 (1.74%) Selenium
9 152 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 119 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 92 (1.03%) Maven
12 81 (0.90%) SpecFlow
13 65 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
14 64 (0.71%) MSTest
15 63 (0.70%) JUnit
16 60 (0.67%) MSBuild
17 59 (0.66%) Toad
17 59 (0.66%) Moq
18 57 (0.64%) ReSharper
19 52 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 1796 (20.04%) Finance
2 719 (8.02%) Banking
3 290 (3.24%) Retail
4 285 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 263 (2.93%) Front Office
6 179 (2.00%) Marketing
7 155 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 153 (1.71%) Back Office
9 143 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 121 (1.35%) Legal
11 82 (0.91%) Law
12 69 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 65 (0.73%) Advertising
14 46 (0.51%) Publishing
15 39 (0.44%) Electronics
16 31 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.31%) Automotive
18 26 (0.29%) Billing
19 22 (0.25%) Retail Banking
19 22 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 4838 (53.98%) Developer
2 1369 (15.28%) .NET Developer
3 1125 (12.55%) Analyst
4 899 (10.03%) SQL Developer
5 802 (8.95%) C# Developer
6 624 (6.96%) DBA
7 584 (6.52%) Architect
8 479 (5.34%) SQL DBA
8 479 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 471 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 372 (4.15%) Senior Developer
11 320 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
12 300 (3.35%) Consultant
13 294 (3.28%) Administrator
14 238 (2.66%) Java Developer
15 227 (2.53%) Web Developer
16 221 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 209 (2.33%) SQL Server DBA
18 206 (2.30%) SQL Server Developer
19 201 (2.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3637 (40.58%) .NET
2 1925 (21.48%) ASP.NET
3 1422 (15.87%) HTML
4 1152 (12.85%) CSS
5 992 (11.07%) .NET Framework
6 942 (10.51%) jQuery
6 942 (10.51%) Web Services
7 885 (9.88%) XML
8 853 (9.52%) WCF
9 825 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 540 (6.03%) Entity Framework
11 514 (5.74%) HTML5
12 408 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 380 (4.24%) WPF
14 357 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 334 (3.73%) SOAP
16 322 (3.59%) Ajax
17 273 (3.05%) REST
18 271 (3.02%) CSS3
19 263 (2.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 597 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (3.05%) Clustering
3 251 (2.80%) NHS
4 199 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 185 (2.06%) Replication
5 185 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 178 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 144 (1.61%) Fixed Income
8 136 (1.52%) Derivative
9 130 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 124 (1.38%) Data Structures
10 124 (1.38%) Visualisation
11 109 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 108 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 106 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 93 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 88 (0.98%) Mobile App
16 74 (0.83%) Equities
17 67 (0.75%) Data Extraction
18 63 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2080 (23.21%) Windows
2 722 (8.06%) Linux
3 621 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 485 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 458 (5.11%) UNIX
6 381 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 168 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 128 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 106 (1.18%) Solaris
10 89 (0.99%) Android
11 69 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 60 (0.67%) AIX
13 59 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 54 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 44 (0.49%) Debian
16 36 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 31 (0.35%) CentOS
18 17 (0.19%) Windows 2000
19 16 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2041 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1462 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
3 1408 (15.71%) MVC
4 1009 (11.26%) ETL
5 810 (9.04%) TDD
6 713 (7.96%) Scrum
7 708 (7.90%) Migration
8 554 (6.18%) Data Modelling
9 549 (6.13%) ITIL
10 470 (5.24%) OO
11 467 (5.21%) CRM
12 451 (5.03%) SDLC
13 442 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
14 431 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
15 422 (4.71%) Unit Testing
16 383 (4.27%) E-Commerce
17 335 (3.74%) SOA
18 328 (3.66%) Web Development
19 307 (3.43%) Project Management
20 274 (3.06%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4654 (51.93%) SQL
2 3113 (34.74%) C#
3 1683 (18.78%) T-SQL
4 1603 (17.89%) JavaScript
5 836 (9.33%) Java
6 490 (5.47%) PowerShell
7 385 (4.30%) VB.NET
8 365 (4.07%) VB
9 344 (3.84%) VBA
10 248 (2.77%) PL/SQL
11 232 (2.59%) Perl
11 232 (2.59%) Python
12 205 (2.29%) C++
13 159 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 146 (1.63%) PHP
15 134 (1.50%) VBScript
16 123 (1.37%) VB6
17 84 (0.94%) Ruby
18 69 (0.77%) Bash Shell
19 68 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 488 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 466 (5.20%) Degree
3 344 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 259 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 114 (1.27%) MCSE
6 86 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 56 (0.62%) ISEB
8 54 (0.60%) MCSA
9 51 (0.57%) MCITP
10 48 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 43 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (0.41%) MCP
14 34 (0.38%) MCTS
15 32 (0.36%) CCNA
15 32 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (0.30%) CISSP
17 19 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
18 17 (0.19%) MCDBA
18 17 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (2.30%) QA
2 103 (1.15%) SLA
3 71 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 19 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.16%) HL7
9 8 (0.089%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.056%) Basel II
11 4 (0.045%) COBIT
11 4 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.045%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.022%) COREP
12 2 (0.022%) FINREP
12 2 (0.022%) EMIR
12 2 (0.022%) MiFID
12 2 (0.022%) GAAP
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 739 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 443 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (1.92%) vSphere
4 170 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 111 (1.24%) XenApp
6 85 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 54 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 40 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
10 31 (0.35%) NFS
11 30 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 30 (0.33%) vCloud
12 26 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 20 (0.22%) Xen
14 19 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 19 (0.21%) HDFS
15 18 (0.20%) Docker
16 16 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
17 15 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 137 (1.53%) SCCM
2 115 (1.28%) Puppet
3 95 (1.06%) SCOM
4 68 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (0.40%) WSUS
7 35 (0.39%) Control-M
8 33 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
9 32 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 31 (0.35%) BladeLogic
11 27 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
11 27 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 26 (0.29%) Data Guard
13 23 (0.26%) ARCserve
14 20 (0.22%) NetBackup
14 20 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 19 (0.21%) Nagios
15 19 (0.21%) Vagrant
16 15 (0.17%) Backup Exec
16 15 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2833 (31.61%) Microsoft
2 1672 (18.66%) Oracle
3 706 (7.88%) VMware
4 290 (3.24%) Citrix
5 265 (2.96%) HP
6 259 (2.89%) IBM
7 236 (2.63%) Cisco
8 223 (2.49%) Sybase
9 207 (2.31%) Business Objects
10 192 (2.14%) SAP
11 177 (1.98%) Tableau
12 158 (1.76%) Red Hat
13 146 (1.63%) Cognos
14 129 (1.44%) Sitecore
15 114 (1.27%) NetApp
16 113 (1.26%) TIBCO
17 98 (1.09%) Informatica
18 94 (1.05%) EMC
19 66 (0.74%) Teradata
20 64 (0.71%) EPiServer
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + £Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Taunton, Somerset
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Rate: From £31,342 to £36,309 per annum + £4,452 London weighting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 275 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £NEG
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: 3 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ITecopeople
Rate: £395 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
First Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago