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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3870 4380 4206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.13% 9.57% 10.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.35% 43.03% 46.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2777 2580
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 90 136
Average hourly rate £32.10 £31.75 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +14.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
10090 10180 9142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.19% 22.25% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6588 6296 5611
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 173 211
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 1761 £425 +6.25% 764
South East -13 614 £350 - 417
North West +3 318 £325 +1.56% 332
South West -2 292 £360 +9.09% 199
Yorkshire -4 259 £310 -1.74% 248
West Midlands 0 227 £360 +10.76% 197
East of England -10 224 £370 +5.71% 168
East Midlands -2 131 £325 +3.50% 127
North East -14 45 £300 +22.44% 40
Midlands -5 5 £273 -45.50%
South Coast - 2 £385 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3914 (50.69%) SQL
2 3296 (42.69%) .NET
3 2825 (36.59%) C#
4 2480 (32.12%) Microsoft
5 1779 (23.04%) Windows
6 1770 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1739 (22.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 1733 (22.45%) ASP.NET
9 1604 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
10 1494 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1452 (18.81%) JavaScript
12 1450 (18.78%) Oracle
13 1418 (18.37%) Finance
14 1348 (17.46%) HTML
15 1304 (16.89%) T-SQL
16 1291 (16.72%) MVC
17 1218 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
18 1076 (13.94%) CSS
19 1024 (13.26%) MS Excel
20 904 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
21 898 (11.63%) jQuery
22 860 (11.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 853 (11.05%) SQL Server 2012
24 826 (10.70%) .NET Framework
25 794 (10.28%) ETL
26 766 (9.92%) XML
27 759 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
28 757 (9.80%) SharePoint
29 754 (9.77%) Web Services
30 734 (9.51%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 757 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 559 (7.24%) IIS
3 313 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 243 (3.15%) CMS
5 237 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
6 172 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 153 (1.98%) Apache
8 133 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 131 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 113 (1.46%) WebSphere
11 98 (1.27%) Umbraco
12 87 (1.13%) Tomcat
13 81 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
14 74 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
15 72 (0.93%) JBoss
16 66 (0.85%) WebLogic
17 62 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
18 61 (0.79%) Lync
19 56 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
20 54 (0.70%) Kentico
Applications
1 1024 (13.26%) MS Excel
2 302 (3.91%) MS Office
3 100 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 98 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (0.80%) PowerPivot
6 54 (0.70%) MS Project
7 31 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 24 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 23 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.17%) SPSS
11 12 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.12%) Mingle
13 6 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.065%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.039%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.039%) DOC1
16 2 (0.026%) InDesign
17 1 (0.013%) PrintSoft PReS
17 1 (0.013%) FastStats
17 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 280 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 66 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 35 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 30 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.31%) thinkFolio
9 22 (0.28%) SAP BPC
10 18 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
10 18 (0.23%) RMDS
10 18 (0.23%) Agresso
11 16 (0.21%) ION MarketView
12 14 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
13 12 (0.16%) SAP SRM
14 11 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (0.14%) ResourceLink
15 10 (0.13%) LatentZero
16 8 (0.10%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 199 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (0.62%) Office 365
3 47 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (0.47%) PaaS
5 35 (0.45%) SaaS
6 27 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.19%) IaaS
9 12 (0.16%) GitHub
10 8 (0.10%) CloudFront
10 8 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.078%) Yammer
12 4 (0.052%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.052%) ElastiCache
12 4 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.026%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.026%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.013%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 280 (3.63%) SAN
2 278 (3.60%) Firewall
3 208 (2.69%) DNS
4 149 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 141 (1.83%) LAN
6 138 (1.79%) Internet
7 137 (1.77%) WAN
8 121 (1.57%) VPN
9 119 (1.54%) DHCP
10 118 (1.53%) HTTP
11 100 (1.30%) NAS
12 77 (1.00%) VLAN
13 68 (0.88%) Intranet
14 64 (0.83%) FTP
15 56 (0.73%) LDAP
16 45 (0.58%) MPLS
17 42 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (0.51%) SSL
19 35 (0.45%) Wireless
20 34 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1770 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1739 (22.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1494 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 904 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
5 860 (11.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 853 (11.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 580 (7.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 449 (5.82%) Relational Database
9 350 (4.53%) Oracle Database
10 295 (3.82%) MySQL
11 210 (2.72%) OLAP
12 203 (2.63%) QlikView
13 197 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 179 (2.32%) RDBMS
15 176 (2.28%) SQL Server 2000
16 151 (1.96%) MS Access
17 123 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
18 119 (1.54%) DB2
19 107 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
20 100 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 716 (9.27%) Visual Studio
2 551 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 259 (3.35%) NUnit
4 189 (2.45%) Subversion
5 151 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 142 (1.84%) JIRA
7 128 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 106 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 78 (1.01%) Selenium
10 77 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
10 77 (1.00%) Moq
10 77 (1.00%) MSTest
10 77 (1.00%) Maven
10 77 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 75 (0.97%) TeamCity
12 64 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 55 (0.71%) Ant
14 54 (0.70%) JUnit
15 47 (0.61%) Eclipse
16 44 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 1418 (18.37%) Finance
2 615 (7.97%) Banking
3 255 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 226 (2.93%) Front Office
5 207 (2.68%) Retail
6 168 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 152 (1.97%) Back Office
8 136 (1.76%) Marketing
9 98 (1.27%) Legal
10 94 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 50 (0.65%) Advertising
12 39 (0.51%) Law
13 31 (0.40%) Electronics
14 30 (0.39%) Billing
14 30 (0.39%) Publishing
15 25 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.25%) Games
18 15 (0.19%) Military
18 15 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4028 (52.17%) Developer
2 1222 (15.83%) .NET Developer
3 1011 (13.09%) Analyst
4 718 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 710 (9.20%) SQL Developer
6 585 (7.58%) Architect
7 529 (6.85%) DBA
8 443 (5.74%) SQL DBA
9 435 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
10 331 (4.29%) Consultant
11 313 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 296 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 287 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
14 223 (2.89%) Administrator
15 220 (2.85%) Web Developer
16 214 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 196 (2.54%) Support Analyst
18 183 (2.37%) Applications Support
18 183 (2.37%) SQL Server DBA
19 165 (2.14%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3296 (42.69%) .NET
2 1733 (22.45%) ASP.NET
3 1348 (17.46%) HTML
4 1076 (13.94%) CSS
5 898 (11.63%) jQuery
6 826 (10.70%) .NET Framework
7 766 (9.92%) XML
8 759 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 754 (9.77%) Web Services
10 734 (9.51%) WCF
11 467 (6.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 414 (5.36%) HTML5
13 335 (4.34%) WPF
14 286 (3.70%) Ajax
15 227 (2.94%) LINQ
16 218 (2.82%) CSS3
16 218 (2.82%) AngularJS
17 216 (2.80%) REST
18 214 (2.77%) XSLT
19 202 (2.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 575 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (3.55%) Clustering
3 252 (3.26%) NHS
4 185 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 182 (2.36%) Replication
6 179 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 137 (1.77%) Fixed Income
8 113 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 111 (1.44%) Data Integration
10 109 (1.41%) Derivative
11 100 (1.30%) Open Source
12 98 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 96 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 82 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 71 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 70 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
17 67 (0.87%) User Experience
18 64 (0.83%) Data Extraction
19 62 (0.80%) Equities
20 60 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1779 (23.04%) Windows
2 573 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 500 (6.48%) Linux
4 395 (5.12%) UNIX
5 337 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 333 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 132 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 97 (1.26%) Solaris
9 95 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 80 (1.04%) AIX
11 76 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (0.88%) Android
13 63 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 31 (0.40%) CentOS
16 28 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 28 (0.36%) SUSE
17 20 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.23%) Windows 2000
19 17 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1604 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1291 (16.72%) MVC
3 1218 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
4 794 (10.28%) ETL
5 687 (8.90%) TDD
6 645 (8.35%) Migration
7 582 (7.54%) Scrum
8 518 (6.71%) Data Modelling
9 427 (5.53%) CRM
10 417 (5.40%) OO
11 413 (5.35%) ITIL
12 402 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
13 300 (3.89%) SOA
14 284 (3.68%) Unit Testing
15 264 (3.42%) Web Development
15 264 (3.42%) E-Commerce
16 250 (3.24%) Data Migration
17 248 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
18 240 (3.11%) Analytics
18 240 (3.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3914 (50.69%) SQL
2 2825 (36.59%) C#
3 1452 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 1304 (16.89%) T-SQL
5 672 (8.70%) Java
6 352 (4.56%) VB.NET
7 341 (4.42%) VBA
8 282 (3.65%) VB
9 262 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 217 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 167 (2.16%) C++
12 151 (1.96%) Python
13 134 (1.74%) PHP
14 130 (1.68%) Perl
15 128 (1.66%) VBScript
16 122 (1.58%) Shell Script
17 85 (1.10%) VB6
18 77 (1.00%) C
19 74 (0.96%) Ruby
20 56 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 473 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 367 (4.75%) Degree
3 311 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 232 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 131 (1.70%) VCP4
6 101 (1.31%) MCSE
7 84 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 63 (0.82%) MCITP
9 47 (0.61%) MCTS
10 45 (0.58%) ISEB
11 42 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (0.48%) CCNA
13 36 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 31 (0.40%) MCP
15 28 (0.36%) MCSA
16 21 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (0.25%) Sun Certification
18 17 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 16 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
20 14 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (2.34%) QA
2 99 (1.28%) SLA
3 50 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.16%) HL7
7 10 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.065%) COBIT
9 5 (0.065%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.052%) WCAG
10 4 (0.052%) WAI
11 3 (0.039%) EMIR
12 2 (0.026%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.026%) MiFID
12 2 (0.026%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.026%) FATCA
13 1 (0.013%) DICOM
13 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 605 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 349 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (2.15%) vSphere
4 152 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 102 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 69 (0.89%) XenApp
7 51 (0.66%) Terminal Services
8 43 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 33 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 24 (0.31%) vCloud
12 22 (0.28%) Firmware
13 20 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 18 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.21%) NFS
16 15 (0.19%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.19%) UAG
17 14 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 14 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 136 (1.76%) SCCM
2 105 (1.36%) SCOM
3 88 (1.14%) Puppet
4 57 (0.74%) Control-M
5 56 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 56 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 49 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 30 (0.39%) WSUS
9 27 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
11 24 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 23 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.22%) SCVMM
14 16 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.16%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 11 (0.14%) ARCserve
16 11 (0.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2480 (32.12%) Microsoft
2 1450 (18.78%) Oracle
3 558 (7.23%) VMware
4 247 (3.20%) Citrix
5 236 (3.06%) HP
6 232 (3.00%) Cisco
7 210 (2.72%) Sybase
8 208 (2.69%) IBM
9 192 (2.49%) Business Objects
10 187 (2.42%) SAP
11 137 (1.77%) Tableau
12 136 (1.76%) Cognos
13 106 (1.37%) Informatica
14 101 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 97 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 95 (1.23%) EMC
17 93 (1.20%) TIBCO
18 75 (0.97%) NetApp
19 74 (0.96%) Symantec
20 73 (0.95%) Telerik
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