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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3403 4125 4173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.42% 8.19% 8.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.16% 35.51% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2389 2861 2893
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 80 82
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.99 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -12.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.27 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.75% +2.08%
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
10263 11615 10992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.38% 23.06% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6873 7826 7384
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 176 172
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 1482 £450 +4.52% 421
South East -4 492 £400 +6.66% 311
North West +7 310 £350 +3.70% 179
South West +1 291 £350 - 120
Yorkshire +3 215 £350 +3.32% 132
East of England -5 185 £375 - 103
West Midlands -14 181 £350 -2.09% 112
East Midlands -4 147 £350 +7.69% 90
North East -11 101 £373 +8.36% 11
Midlands +1 4 £475 +32.86% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3898 (54.22%) SQL
2 2993 (41.63%) .NET
3 2718 (37.81%) C#
4 2578 (35.86%) Microsoft
5 1869 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1699 (23.63%) Windows
7 1581 (21.99%) ASP.NET
8 1517 (21.10%) JavaScript
9 1514 (21.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1439 (20.02%) MVC
11 1426 (19.84%) Oracle
12 1327 (18.46%) HTML
13 1306 (18.17%) T-SQL
14 1293 (17.99%) Finance
15 1258 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
16 1256 (17.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 1027 (14.29%) MS Excel
18 1024 (14.24%) CSS
19 932 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
20 929 (12.92%) SQL Server 2012
21 887 (12.34%) ETL
22 863 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
23 817 (11.36%) Web Services
24 803 (11.17%) XML
25 769 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 764 (10.63%) .NET Framework
27 761 (10.59%) jQuery
28 741 (10.31%) Java
29 734 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
30 726 (10.10%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 599 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 501 (6.97%) IIS
3 223 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
4 214 (2.98%) MS Exchange
5 195 (2.71%) CMS
6 152 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 148 (2.06%) Apache
8 136 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 133 (1.85%) Skype for Business
10 129 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 117 (1.63%) JBoss
12 104 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
13 101 (1.40%) WebLogic
14 98 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
15 90 (1.25%) Confluence
15 90 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 79 (1.10%) SAS
17 78 (1.08%) Apache Spark
17 78 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
18 75 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1027 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 208 (2.89%) MS Office
3 61 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.51%) MS Project
6 36 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.15%) SPSS
9 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.070%) Windchill
13 4 (0.056%) InDesign
14 2 (0.028%) Mingle
15 1 (0.014%) FreeHand
15 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
15 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 264 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 102 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 32 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 29 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 29 (0.40%) RMDS
5 28 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
6 20 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.097%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.097%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.097%) SAP MDM
10 7 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
11 6 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.083%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 653 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 363 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 225 (3.13%) Office 365
4 86 (1.20%) IaaS
5 74 (1.03%) PaaS
6 68 (0.95%) SaaS
7 64 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 58 (0.81%) GitHub
9 50 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (0.60%) Yammer
11 36 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (0.39%) Boomi
14 23 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
15 20 (0.28%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.19%) CloudFront
17 11 (0.15%) OneDrive
17 11 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
18 10 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 10 (0.14%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 251 (3.49%) DNS
2 238 (3.31%) SAN
3 211 (2.94%) Firewall
4 181 (2.52%) DHCP
5 160 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 142 (1.98%) LAN
7 136 (1.89%) WAN
8 124 (1.72%) HTTP
9 111 (1.54%) Internet
10 81 (1.13%) NAS
11 80 (1.11%) VPN
12 67 (0.93%) SSL
13 58 (0.81%) Intranet
14 57 (0.79%) LDAP
15 56 (0.78%) Network Security
16 55 (0.77%) FTP
17 54 (0.75%) iSCSI
18 47 (0.65%) Skype
19 41 (0.57%) SMTP
20 38 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1514 (21.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1256 (17.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 932 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 929 (12.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 863 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 769 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 540 (7.51%) Relational Database
8 486 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 371 (5.16%) MySQL
10 303 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 293 (4.08%) Oracle Database
12 272 (3.78%) MongoDB
13 261 (3.63%) NoSQL
14 249 (3.46%) Hadoop
15 221 (3.07%) Big Data
16 206 (2.87%) Power BI
17 198 (2.75%) RDBMS
18 163 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
19 154 (2.14%) QlikView
20 148 (2.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 688 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 602 (8.37%) Visual Studio
3 363 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 215 (2.99%) Subversion
5 208 (2.89%) JIRA
6 180 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 167 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 115 (1.60%) NUnit
9 105 (1.46%) Selenium
10 97 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 91 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 79 (1.10%) Eclipse
13 64 (0.89%) JUnit
13 64 (0.89%) SpecFlow
14 56 (0.78%) MSTest
15 52 (0.72%) Cucumber
16 49 (0.68%) Maven
17 46 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 43 (0.60%) Moq
19 42 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 1293 (17.99%) Finance
2 520 (7.23%) Banking
3 256 (3.56%) Retail
4 204 (2.84%) Advertising
5 186 (2.59%) Marketing
6 157 (2.18%) Back Office
7 148 (2.06%) Front Office
8 135 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 116 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 103 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 85 (1.18%) Legal
12 78 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 53 (0.74%) Law
14 44 (0.61%) Electronics
15 36 (0.50%) Publishing
16 25 (0.35%) Billing
17 22 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 21 (0.29%) Local Government
19 19 (0.26%) Games
20 18 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3848 (53.53%) Developer
2 1436 (19.97%) .NET Developer
3 1008 (14.02%) C# Developer
4 987 (13.73%) SQL Developer
5 711 (9.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 679 (9.44%) Analyst
7 489 (6.80%) Architect
8 488 (6.79%) DBA
9 398 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
10 378 (5.26%) SQL DBA
11 339 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 335 (4.66%) Consultant
13 331 (4.60%) Senior Developer
14 318 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 313 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
16 286 (3.98%) SSIS Developer
17 276 (3.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 263 (3.66%) Java Developer
19 245 (3.41%) Administrator
20 173 (2.41%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2993 (41.63%) .NET
2 1581 (21.99%) ASP.NET
3 1327 (18.46%) HTML
4 1024 (14.24%) CSS
5 817 (11.36%) Web Services
6 803 (11.17%) XML
7 764 (10.63%) .NET Framework
8 761 (10.59%) jQuery
9 734 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 641 (8.92%) AngularJS
11 598 (8.32%) WCF
12 468 (6.51%) Entity Framework
13 463 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 450 (6.26%) HTML5
15 261 (3.63%) SOAP
16 260 (3.62%) JSON
17 259 (3.60%) WPF
18 256 (3.56%) REST
19 229 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 225 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 519 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 210 (2.92%) Clustering
4 177 (2.46%) Visualisation
5 176 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 155 (2.16%) Replication
7 151 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 127 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 104 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 104 (1.45%) User Experience
10 103 (1.43%) Fixed Income
11 92 (1.28%) Data Integration
12 90 (1.25%) NHS
13 82 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 81 (1.13%) N-Tier
15 80 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 74 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 62 (0.86%) Mathematics
17 62 (0.86%) Public Cloud
18 61 (0.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1699 (23.63%) Windows
2 726 (10.10%) Windows Server
3 678 (9.43%) Linux
4 393 (5.47%) Unix
5 355 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 330 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 140 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 100 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 84 (1.17%) Android
11 77 (1.07%) Solaris
12 59 (0.82%) AIX
12 59 (0.82%) Windows 10
13 57 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 48 (0.67%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.61%) Windows 8
16 28 (0.39%) Windows Vista
17 27 (0.38%) CentOS
18 25 (0.35%) HPUX
19 24 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1869 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1439 (20.02%) MVC
3 1258 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
4 887 (12.34%) ETL
5 716 (9.96%) TDD
6 626 (8.71%) Migration
7 610 (8.49%) Scrum
8 444 (6.18%) CRM
9 432 (6.01%) Data Modelling
10 428 (5.95%) Web Development
11 381 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
12 377 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
13 359 (4.99%) OO
14 355 (4.94%) ITIL
15 318 (4.42%) Unit Testing
16 317 (4.41%) DevOps
17 316 (4.40%) Analytics
18 302 (4.20%) SDLC
19 289 (4.02%) Project Management
20 288 (4.01%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3898 (54.22%) SQL
2 2718 (37.81%) C#
3 1517 (21.10%) JavaScript
4 1306 (18.17%) T-SQL
5 741 (10.31%) Java
6 487 (6.77%) PowerShell
7 339 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 276 (3.84%) Python
9 230 (3.20%) VB
10 200 (2.78%) VBA
11 195 (2.71%) PL/SQL
12 175 (2.43%) C
13 147 (2.04%) Perl
14 144 (2.00%) PHP
15 140 (1.95%) C++
16 121 (1.68%) Shell Script
17 94 (1.31%) Scala
18 88 (1.22%) Ruby
19 75 (1.04%) VBScript
20 61 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 541 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 379 (5.27%) Degree
3 324 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 197 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 108 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 104 (1.45%) MCSE
7 59 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 59 (0.82%) MCSA
8 52 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (0.54%) MCITP
10 35 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 34 (0.47%) CISSP
11 34 (0.47%) ISEB
12 33 (0.46%) MCTS
13 31 (0.43%) CCNA
13 31 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (0.42%) CCNP
15 24 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
16 22 (0.31%) MCP
16 22 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (2.78%) QA
2 134 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 85 (1.18%) SLA
4 44 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 25 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.13%) MiFID
9 8 (0.11%) GxP
9 8 (0.11%) RMADS
10 7 (0.097%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.083%) Basel III
11 6 (0.083%) EMIR
11 6 (0.083%) WCAG
12 5 (0.070%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.056%) GAAP
13 4 (0.056%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.042%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.028%) COBIT
System Software
1 722 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 330 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 103 (1.43%) XenApp
5 98 (1.36%) vSphere
6 79 (1.10%) Docker
7 70 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 68 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
9 58 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (0.61%) VMware ESX
12 40 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 35 (0.49%) Xen
14 33 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (0.46%) XenDesktop
15 32 (0.45%) NFS
16 26 (0.36%) KVM
16 26 (0.36%) Terminal Services
17 25 (0.35%) SRDF
18 22 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 154 (2.14%) SCCM
2 125 (1.74%) SCOM
3 119 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (1.13%) Puppet
5 70 (0.97%) Ansible
6 54 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 39 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 36 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 35 (0.49%) WSUS
10 34 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
11 32 (0.45%) Nagios
12 31 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 28 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (0.33%) Data Guard
14 24 (0.33%) MOM
15 23 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
15 23 (0.32%) Oozie
16 22 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (0.28%) Control-M
18 19 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2578 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 1426 (19.84%) Oracle
3 571 (7.94%) VMware
4 267 (3.71%) SAP
5 242 (3.37%) Citrix
6 212 (2.95%) Tableau
7 204 (2.84%) HP
7 204 (2.84%) Sybase
8 197 (2.74%) Cisco
9 179 (2.49%) IBM
10 116 (1.61%) Sitecore
11 114 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 108 (1.50%) NetApp
13 100 (1.39%) Cognos
14 92 (1.28%) Dell
15 84 (1.17%) Teradata
16 82 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 74 (1.03%) EMC
18 64 (0.89%) Adobe
19 62 (0.86%) TIBCO
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Monarch Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago