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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4497 4220 4513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.70% 8.54% 9.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.76% 39.47% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 2731 2848
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 80 133
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £39.70 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.63 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -16.36%
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
11602 10691 10215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.45% 21.65% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7728 6727 6358
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 162 218
Average hourly rate £27.78 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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
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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 +2 2010 £425 +2.40% 656
South East +1 755 £350 +7.69% 390
Yorkshire +2 400 £325 +4.00% 213
South West +1 313 £338 +3.84% 186
East of England 0 287 £350 - 144
North West -13 248 £350 +7.69% 288
West Midlands +1 233 £350 +9.37% 181
East Midlands -2 159 £318 +5.83% 92
North East -1 76 £300 -7.69% 32
Midlands -2 11 £500 +42.85% 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 4679 (52.22%) SQL
2 3643 (40.66%) .NET
3 3119 (34.81%) C#
4 2816 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 2119 (23.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2056 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
7 2055 (22.94%) Windows
8 1899 (21.19%) ASP.NET
9 1866 (20.83%) Finance
10 1853 (20.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1737 (19.39%) T-SQL
12 1715 (19.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 1681 (18.76%) Oracle
14 1584 (17.68%) JavaScript
15 1489 (16.62%) Business Intelligence
16 1406 (15.69%) HTML
17 1400 (15.63%) MVC
18 1231 (13.74%) MS Excel
19 1219 (13.60%) SQL Server 2012
20 1152 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
21 1135 (12.67%) CSS
22 1096 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 1015 (11.33%) ETL
24 983 (10.97%) .NET Framework
25 930 (10.38%) Web Services
26 926 (10.33%) jQuery
27 859 (9.59%) XML
28 856 (9.55%) SharePoint
29 824 (9.20%) WCF
30 822 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 856 (9.55%) SharePoint
2 736 (8.21%) IIS
3 334 (3.73%) MS Exchange
4 324 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
5 242 (2.70%) CMS
6 160 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 152 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 148 (1.65%) Apache
9 143 (1.60%) Tomcat
10 130 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 119 (1.33%) JBoss
12 113 (1.26%) WebSphere
13 102 (1.14%) Umbraco
14 91 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
15 86 (0.96%) Lync
16 85 (0.95%) SAS
17 77 (0.86%) WebLogic
17 77 (0.86%) Node.js
18 73 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
19 53 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1231 (13.74%) MS Excel
2 305 (3.40%) MS Office
3 90 (1.00%) PowerPivot
4 79 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 57 (0.64%) MS Project
7 23 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 20 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.11%) SPSS
11 6 (0.067%) Mingle
12 4 (0.045%) FastStats
13 3 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.022%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 221 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 35 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 23 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 22 (0.25%) RMDS
7 17 (0.19%) Maximo
8 16 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 15 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 15 (0.17%) Tridion
10 13 (0.15%) Endur
11 10 (0.11%) Agresso
11 10 (0.11%) Global One
11 10 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 10 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
12 8 (0.089%) ResourceLink
13 7 (0.078%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.078%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 214 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (0.86%) Office 365
4 73 (0.81%) SaaS
5 33 (0.37%) GitHub
6 28 (0.31%) PaaS
7 26 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.18%) IaaS
8 16 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.17%) Boomi
10 12 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.045%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.045%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.022%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.022%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 352 (3.93%) SAN
2 312 (3.48%) Firewall
3 283 (3.16%) DNS
4 193 (2.15%) DHCP
5 156 (1.74%) WAN
6 155 (1.73%) Internet
7 146 (1.63%) LAN
8 134 (1.50%) TCP/IP
9 105 (1.17%) VPN
9 105 (1.17%) NAS
10 101 (1.13%) LDAP
11 98 (1.09%) HTTP
12 87 (0.97%) Intranet
13 61 (0.68%) FTP
14 59 (0.66%) VLAN
15 52 (0.58%) SSL
16 43 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (0.40%) Wireless
18 33 (0.37%) SMTP
18 33 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2119 (23.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1853 (20.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1715 (19.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1219 (13.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1152 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1096 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 589 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 564 (6.29%) Relational Database
9 464 (5.18%) Oracle Database
10 406 (4.53%) MySQL
11 216 (2.41%) OLAP
11 216 (2.41%) RDBMS
12 215 (2.40%) QlikView
13 211 (2.35%) MS Access
14 209 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 204 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
16 192 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
17 168 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
18 154 (1.72%) DB2
19 153 (1.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 800 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 678 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 296 (3.30%) Subversion
4 295 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 249 (2.78%) NUnit
6 193 (2.15%) JIRA
7 167 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 164 (1.83%) Jenkins
9 161 (1.80%) Selenium
10 125 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 92 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 89 (0.99%) Maven
13 72 (0.80%) MSBuild
14 66 (0.74%) Toad
15 65 (0.73%) ReSharper
16 61 (0.68%) MSTest
17 59 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
17 59 (0.66%) Moq
18 56 (0.63%) JUnit
19 46 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 1866 (20.83%) Finance
2 741 (8.27%) Banking
3 297 (3.31%) Investment Banking
4 286 (3.19%) Retail
5 257 (2.87%) Front Office
6 180 (2.01%) Marketing
7 153 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 151 (1.69%) Back Office
9 127 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 124 (1.38%) Legal
11 86 (0.96%) Law
12 76 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 70 (0.78%) Advertising
14 55 (0.61%) Publishing
15 37 (0.41%) Electronics
16 30 (0.33%) Automotive
17 25 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.26%) Games
18 23 (0.26%) Billing
19 20 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4864 (54.29%) Developer
2 1383 (15.44%) .NET Developer
3 1128 (12.59%) Analyst
4 902 (10.07%) SQL Developer
5 795 (8.87%) C# Developer
6 663 (7.40%) DBA
7 544 (6.07%) Architect
8 499 (5.57%) SQL DBA
9 496 (5.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 467 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 382 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 308 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
13 291 (3.25%) Administrator
14 278 (3.10%) Consultant
15 230 (2.57%) Java Developer
16 225 (2.51%) SQL Server DBA
17 223 (2.49%) Web Developer
18 210 (2.34%) SQL Server Developer
19 209 (2.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 200 (2.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3643 (40.66%) .NET
2 1899 (21.19%) ASP.NET
3 1406 (15.69%) HTML
4 1135 (12.67%) CSS
5 983 (10.97%) .NET Framework
6 930 (10.38%) Web Services
7 926 (10.33%) jQuery
8 859 (9.59%) XML
9 824 (9.20%) WCF
10 822 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 513 (5.73%) HTML5
12 512 (5.71%) Entity Framework
13 432 (4.82%) AngularJS
14 384 (4.29%) WPF
15 360 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 348 (3.88%) SOAP
17 323 (3.60%) Ajax
18 272 (3.04%) CSS3
19 270 (3.01%) REST
20 256 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 601 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 277 (3.09%) Clustering
3 257 (2.87%) NHS
4 199 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 190 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 188 (2.10%) Replication
7 169 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 142 (1.58%) Fixed Income
9 135 (1.51%) N-Tier
10 132 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 126 (1.41%) Visualisation
12 125 (1.40%) Derivative
13 108 (1.21%) Data Integration
14 107 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 107 (1.19%) Client/Server
15 88 (0.98%) Hedge funds
16 87 (0.97%) Mobile App
17 65 (0.73%) Equities
18 63 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 63 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2055 (22.94%) Windows
2 736 (8.21%) Linux
3 597 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 494 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 460 (5.13%) UNIX
6 373 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 176 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 137 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 104 (1.16%) Solaris
10 86 (0.96%) Android
11 69 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 68 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 52 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 48 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 47 (0.52%) AIX
16 42 (0.47%) Debian
17 32 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (0.27%) CentOS
19 17 (0.19%) SUSE
20 16 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2056 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1489 (16.62%) Business Intelligence
3 1400 (15.63%) MVC
4 1015 (11.33%) ETL
5 822 (9.17%) TDD
6 712 (7.95%) Scrum
7 701 (7.82%) Migration
8 559 (6.24%) ITIL
9 548 (6.12%) Data Modelling
10 469 (5.23%) SDLC
11 456 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
12 455 (5.08%) CRM
13 450 (5.02%) OO
14 448 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
15 435 (4.85%) Unit Testing
16 388 (4.33%) E-Commerce
17 337 (3.76%) Web Development
18 329 (3.67%) SOA
19 319 (3.56%) Project Management
20 290 (3.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4679 (52.22%) SQL
2 3119 (34.81%) C#
3 1737 (19.39%) T-SQL
4 1584 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 809 (9.03%) Java
6 505 (5.64%) PowerShell
7 397 (4.43%) VB.NET
8 385 (4.30%) VB
9 335 (3.74%) VBA
10 257 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 227 (2.53%) Python
12 226 (2.52%) C++
13 220 (2.46%) Perl
14 152 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 146 (1.63%) PHP
16 129 (1.44%) VBScript
17 127 (1.42%) VB6
18 82 (0.92%) Ruby
19 72 (0.80%) C
20 66 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 484 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 461 (5.15%) Degree
3 346 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 265 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 118 (1.32%) MCSE
6 83 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 63 (0.70%) MCSA
8 51 (0.57%) ISEB
9 50 (0.56%) MCITP
10 45 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 43 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 36 (0.40%) MCTS
14 34 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (0.37%) MCP
16 28 (0.31%) CISSP
17 27 (0.30%) CCNA
18 21 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
19 20 (0.22%) PMI Certification
20 17 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (2.41%) QA
2 104 (1.16%) SLA
3 68 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 30 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 19 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.16%) HL7
8 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.10%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.056%) Basel II
11 4 (0.045%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.033%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.033%) COBIT
13 2 (0.022%) MiFID
13 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.022%) GAAP
13 2 (0.022%) COREP
13 2 (0.022%) FINREP
13 2 (0.022%) EMIR
System Software
1 704 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 425 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (1.86%) Hyper-V
3 167 (1.86%) vSphere
4 117 (1.31%) XenApp
5 82 (0.92%) VMware ESX
6 54 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
8 45 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 31 (0.35%) NFS
11 30 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 23 (0.26%) vCloud
14 21 (0.23%) Docker
14 21 (0.23%) HDFS
15 20 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 18 (0.20%) Xen
17 16 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
18 14 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 134 (1.50%) SCCM
2 110 (1.23%) Puppet
3 90 (1.00%) SCOM
4 64 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (0.44%) BladeLogic
6 38 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 36 (0.40%) Control-M
7 36 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 35 (0.39%) WSUS
9 34 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 34 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
10 26 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 23 (0.26%) ARCserve
12 22 (0.25%) ZABBIX
12 22 (0.25%) Ansible
12 22 (0.25%) Vagrant
13 20 (0.22%) Nagios
14 19 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2816 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 1681 (18.76%) Oracle
3 689 (7.69%) VMware
4 283 (3.16%) Citrix
5 264 (2.95%) IBM
6 259 (2.89%) HP
7 232 (2.59%) Cisco
8 215 (2.40%) Sybase
9 188 (2.10%) SAP
10 175 (1.95%) Tableau
11 162 (1.81%) Red Hat
12 145 (1.62%) Cognos
13 133 (1.48%) Sitecore
14 115 (1.28%) TIBCO
15 106 (1.18%) NetApp
16 91 (1.02%) EMC
16 91 (1.02%) Informatica
17 63 (0.70%) Telerik
18 59 (0.66%) Teradata
19 58 (0.65%) EPiServer
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