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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4097 4763 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.81% 9.89% 9.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.97% 43.73% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 3093 3067
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 116 170
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
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
10790 10891 11300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.57% 22.61% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6921 6911 6565
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 314
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.44 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £46.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -3 1875 £425 - 670
South East -6 708 £348 -0.57% 393
North West -2 328 £323 +7.41% 284
East of England -2 300 £350 +1.44% 158
Yorkshire -2 246 £320 +6.66% 244
West Midlands -3 240 £325 +0.77% 178
South West -14 209 £330 +1.53% 153
East Midlands -6 124 £310 +12.72% 101
North East -5 56 £325 +13.33% 43
Midlands -3 9 £375 -16.66% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4041 (47.46%) SQL
2 3851 (45.23%) .NET
3 3421 (40.18%) C#
4 2346 (27.55%) Microsoft
5 2231 (26.20%) ASP.NET
6 2209 (25.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1905 (22.37%) Windows
8 1699 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
9 1653 (19.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1577 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 1572 (18.46%) Oracle
12 1562 (18.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1547 (18.17%) MVC
14 1536 (18.04%) Finance
15 1504 (17.66%) HTML
16 1398 (16.42%) T-SQL
17 1213 (14.25%) Business Intelligence
18 1193 (14.01%) MS Excel
19 1188 (13.95%) CSS
20 1022 (12.00%) WCF
21 954 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
22 950 (11.16%) SharePoint
23 940 (11.04%) XML
24 937 (11.00%) jQuery
25 898 (10.55%) SQL Server 2012
26 896 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
27 887 (10.42%) .NET Framework
28 884 (10.38%) Web Services
29 855 (10.04%) SQL Server 2005
30 838 (9.84%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 950 (11.16%) SharePoint
2 645 (7.57%) IIS
3 293 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 291 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 286 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
6 258 (3.03%) CMS
7 176 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 164 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 158 (1.86%) Apache
10 148 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 148 (1.74%) Umbraco
11 134 (1.57%) Tomcat
12 108 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
13 100 (1.17%) SAS
14 92 (1.08%) WebLogic
15 88 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
16 86 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
17 80 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
18 59 (0.69%) Lync
19 57 (0.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1193 (14.01%) MS Excel
2 295 (3.46%) MS Office
3 70 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 63 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 52 (0.61%) MS Project
6 52 (0.61%) PowerPivot
7 44 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.28%) SPSS
10 8 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.059%) Stata
12 4 (0.047%) FastStats
12 4 (0.047%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.023%) GIMP
14 1 (0.012%) Maya
Business Applications
1 233 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 52 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 38 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 37 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 34 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
8 33 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
9 32 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 31 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
11 30 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
12 29 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
12 29 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
13 28 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
14 27 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 26 (0.31%) Agresso
16 14 (0.16%) SAP SD
17 10 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
17 10 (0.12%) RMDS
17 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 208 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (1.08%) Office 365
3 55 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (0.47%) SaaS
5 36 (0.42%) PaaS
6 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.21%) GitHub
9 6 (0.070%) IaaS
10 2 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.023%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.023%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.023%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.023%) Heroku
11 1 (0.012%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.012%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 256 (3.01%) SAN
2 244 (2.87%) DNS
3 228 (2.68%) Firewall
4 182 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 181 (2.13%) Internet
6 132 (1.55%) DHCP
7 123 (1.44%) HTTP
8 95 (1.12%) WAN
9 93 (1.09%) LAN
10 92 (1.08%) LDAP
11 88 (1.03%) VPN
12 87 (1.02%) Intranet
13 61 (0.72%) VLAN
14 55 (0.65%) FTP
15 54 (0.63%) NAS
16 47 (0.55%) Extranet
17 46 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
18 45 (0.53%) Network Security
19 40 (0.47%) VoIP
20 39 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2209 (25.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1653 (19.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1562 (18.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 954 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
5 898 (10.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 855 (10.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 781 (9.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 533 (6.26%) Relational Database
9 425 (4.99%) Oracle Database
10 381 (4.47%) MySQL
11 229 (2.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 216 (2.54%) OLAP
13 206 (2.42%) QlikView
14 204 (2.40%) RDBMS
15 187 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 174 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 169 (1.98%) DB2
18 159 (1.87%) MS Access
19 145 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
20 138 (1.62%) DTS
Development Applications
1 803 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 608 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 205 (2.41%) NUnit
4 190 (2.23%) Subversion
5 157 (1.84%) Git (software)
6 137 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 131 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 119 (1.40%) JIRA
9 95 (1.12%) Selenium
10 91 (1.07%) SpecFlow
11 78 (0.92%) MSTest
12 75 (0.88%) Maven
13 69 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
14 62 (0.73%) JUnit
15 60 (0.70%) Toad
16 59 (0.69%) Jenkins
17 47 (0.55%) Eclipse
18 46 (0.54%) Moq
19 42 (0.49%) MSBuild
20 36 (0.42%) Mercurial
General
1 1536 (18.04%) Finance
2 675 (7.93%) Banking
3 270 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 257 (3.02%) Retail
5 212 (2.49%) Front Office
5 212 (2.49%) Marketing
6 186 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 171 (2.01%) Back Office
8 109 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 80 (0.94%) Advertising
10 79 (0.93%) Legal
11 60 (0.70%) Publishing
11 60 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 54 (0.63%) Electronics
13 42 (0.49%) Law
14 38 (0.45%) Billing
15 27 (0.32%) Games
16 26 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 21 (0.25%) General Ledger
18 20 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4638 (54.47%) Developer
2 1606 (18.86%) .NET Developer
3 1144 (13.44%) Analyst
4 1034 (12.14%) C# Developer
5 683 (8.02%) SQL Developer
6 658 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 565 (6.64%) DBA
8 447 (5.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 420 (4.93%) Architect
10 417 (4.90%) SQL DBA
11 395 (4.64%) Consultant
12 359 (4.22%) Senior Developer
13 353 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 331 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 267 (3.14%) Web Developer
16 252 (2.96%) Administrator
17 216 (2.54%) Data Analyst
18 206 (2.42%) Support Analyst
19 204 (2.40%) SQL Server Developer
20 201 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3851 (45.23%) .NET
2 2231 (26.20%) ASP.NET
3 1504 (17.66%) HTML
4 1188 (13.95%) CSS
5 1022 (12.00%) WCF
6 940 (11.04%) XML
7 937 (11.00%) jQuery
8 896 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 887 (10.42%) .NET Framework
10 884 (10.38%) Web Services
11 465 (5.46%) HTML5
12 451 (5.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 410 (4.82%) WPF
14 398 (4.67%) Ajax
15 294 (3.45%) LINQ
16 259 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 255 (2.99%) XSLT
18 250 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 238 (2.80%) CSS3
20 236 (2.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 599 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 309 (3.63%) NHS
3 266 (3.12%) Clustering
4 189 (2.22%) Replication
5 184 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 170 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 145 (1.70%) Data Integration
8 120 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 119 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 108 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 106 (1.24%) Fixed Income
12 90 (1.06%) Derivative
13 85 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 78 (0.92%) Open Source
15 63 (0.74%) User Experience
16 61 (0.72%) Statistics
17 57 (0.67%) Data Extraction
18 53 (0.62%) Client/Server
19 49 (0.58%) Credit Risk
20 48 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1905 (22.37%) Windows
2 602 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 481 (5.65%) Linux
4 423 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 387 (4.54%) UNIX
6 261 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 186 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 121 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 103 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (1.01%) Solaris
11 64 (0.75%) AIX
12 61 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 45 (0.53%) Android
14 42 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 34 (0.40%) Windows 2000
16 27 (0.32%) SUSE
17 24 (0.28%) HPUX
18 22 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
19 19 (0.22%) CentOS
20 18 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1699 (19.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1547 (18.17%) MVC
3 1213 (14.25%) Business Intelligence
4 838 (9.84%) ETL
5 747 (8.77%) TDD
6 682 (8.01%) Migration
7 620 (7.28%) Scrum
8 493 (5.79%) Data Modelling
9 449 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
10 442 (5.19%) OO
11 421 (4.94%) ITIL
12 411 (4.83%) CRM
13 356 (4.18%) Web Development
14 354 (4.16%) Unit Testing
15 342 (4.02%) E-Commerce
16 283 (3.32%) SOA
17 277 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
18 268 (3.15%) Data Migration
19 260 (3.05%) Project Management
20 255 (2.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4041 (47.46%) SQL
2 3421 (40.18%) C#
3 1577 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 1398 (16.42%) T-SQL
5 572 (6.72%) Java
6 463 (5.44%) VB.NET
7 342 (4.02%) PowerShell
8 334 (3.92%) VB
9 294 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 270 (3.17%) VBA
11 182 (2.14%) C++
12 163 (1.91%) VBScript
13 130 (1.53%) Perl
13 130 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 129 (1.51%) Python
15 128 (1.50%) VB6
15 128 (1.50%) PHP
16 109 (1.28%) C
17 51 (0.60%) Ruby
18 38 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 488 (5.73%) Degree
2 441 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 324 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 313 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 140 (1.64%) MCSE
6 108 (1.27%) MCITP
7 87 (1.02%) MCTS
8 73 (0.86%) ISEB
9 60 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 50 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 46 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (0.42%) MCP
14 33 (0.39%) CCNA
15 32 (0.38%) MCSA
16 21 (0.25%) MCDBA
17 18 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
18 17 (0.20%) MCSD
19 15 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (3.25%) QA
2 126 (1.48%) SLA
3 53 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.27%) HL7
6 18 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.18%) Basel III
8 14 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.11%) EMIR
10 6 (0.070%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.070%) MiFID
11 5 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.047%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.035%) WCAG
13 3 (0.035%) COREP
14 2 (0.023%) FINREP
14 2 (0.023%) COBIT
14 2 (0.023%) Basel II
14 2 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 597 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 271 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (1.70%) vSphere
4 139 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 106 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
6 89 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 83 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 83 (0.97%) XenApp
8 41 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 39 (0.46%) ISA Server
10 33 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.32%) XenServer
13 23 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (0.26%) UAG
15 20 (0.23%) vCloud
15 20 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (0.21%) Xen
16 18 (0.21%) NFS
16 18 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 143 (1.68%) SCCM
2 119 (1.40%) SCOM
3 85 (1.00%) Data Guard
4 53 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 48 (0.56%) Control-M
6 43 (0.50%) Puppet
7 37 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 36 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 34 (0.40%) WSUS
9 34 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 34 (0.40%) Tivoli
10 28 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (0.21%) OpenView
13 16 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 16 (0.19%) WMI
14 15 (0.18%) ARCserve
15 13 (0.15%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.14%) BladeLogic
16 12 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2346 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 1572 (18.46%) Oracle
3 535 (6.28%) VMware
4 254 (2.98%) Citrix
5 249 (2.92%) HP
6 239 (2.81%) Business Objects
7 218 (2.56%) Sybase
8 214 (2.51%) Cisco
9 188 (2.21%) SAP
10 185 (2.17%) IBM
11 158 (1.86%) Informatica
12 150 (1.76%) Cognos
13 121 (1.42%) Sitecore
14 110 (1.29%) Tableau
15 107 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 100 (1.17%) JBoss
17 75 (0.88%) NetApp
18 71 (0.83%) Teradata
19 67 (0.79%) TIBCO
20 65 (0.76%) EMC
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