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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3956 4545 4588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.83% 9.61% 10.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.44% 42.10% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2774 2874 2890
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 132 131
Average hourly rate £26.75 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%
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
10566 10795 9995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.91% 22.82% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 6796 6229
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 254 248
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £14.60 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 1865 £425 - 649
South East -17 638 £350 - 368
North West -1 300 £300 - 231
South West -8 261 £350 +7.69% 193
East of England -11 242 £375 +15.38% 171
Yorkshire -4 239 £325 +8.33% 202
West Midlands -2 207 £350 +9.37% 160
East Midlands -10 109 £325 +8.33% 73
North East +1 75 £330 +8.64% 32
Midlands +3 14 £350 -30.00% 2
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4119 (50.95%) SQL
2 3483 (43.09%) .NET
3 3072 (38.00%) C#
4 2514 (31.10%) Microsoft
5 1983 (24.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1914 (23.68%) ASP.NET
7 1753 (21.68%) Windows
8 1678 (20.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1616 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
10 1529 (18.91%) JavaScript
11 1475 (18.25%) Oracle
12 1466 (18.13%) HTML
13 1458 (18.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1422 (17.59%) MVC
15 1415 (17.50%) Finance
16 1384 (17.12%) T-SQL
17 1212 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
18 1154 (14.28%) MS Excel
19 1152 (14.25%) CSS
20 956 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
21 905 (11.19%) jQuery
22 883 (10.92%) SQL Server 2012
23 870 (10.76%) WCF
24 855 (10.58%) .NET Framework
25 826 (10.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 824 (10.19%) ETL
27 822 (10.17%) XML
27 822 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
28 808 (10.00%) SharePoint
29 807 (9.98%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 808 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 609 (7.53%) IIS
3 267 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 256 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
5 244 (3.02%) CMS
6 232 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 189 (2.34%) Apache
8 172 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 125 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 120 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 119 (1.47%) Umbraco
12 110 (1.36%) Tomcat
13 92 (1.14%) JBoss
14 90 (1.11%) SAS
15 88 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
16 74 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 74 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
17 70 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
18 66 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
19 53 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 1154 (14.28%) MS Excel
2 320 (3.96%) MS Office
3 92 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 79 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 59 (0.73%) PowerPivot
6 51 (0.63%) MS Project
7 49 (0.61%) InfoPath
8 35 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.27%) SPSS
11 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.087%) Mingle
13 6 (0.074%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.062%) FastStats
15 4 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.049%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.037%) DOC1
17 2 (0.025%) InDesign
18 1 (0.012%) GIMP
18 1 (0.012%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 280 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 57 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 36 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 32 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 27 (0.33%) Agresso
9 21 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 16 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
10 16 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 15 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 13 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
14 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
14 10 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
15 9 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
16 8 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
16 8 (0.099%) Oracle Assets
16 8 (0.099%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 203 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (0.69%) Office 365
3 54 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (0.66%) PaaS
5 36 (0.45%) SaaS
6 20 (0.25%) GitHub
7 17 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.14%) IaaS
10 5 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.049%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.025%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.012%) Force.com
13 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.012%) Heroku
13 1 (0.012%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.012%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.012%) Route 53
13 1 (0.012%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 280 (3.46%) SAN
2 249 (3.08%) Firewall
3 233 (2.88%) DNS
4 178 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 155 (1.92%) Internet
6 129 (1.60%) LAN
6 129 (1.60%) WAN
7 127 (1.57%) DHCP
8 111 (1.37%) VPN
9 110 (1.36%) HTTP
10 95 (1.18%) NAS
11 85 (1.05%) VLAN
12 84 (1.04%) Intranet
13 70 (0.87%) FTP
14 57 (0.71%) SSL
15 53 (0.66%) LDAP
16 46 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (0.54%) VoIP
18 40 (0.49%) NetScaler
18 40 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1983 (24.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1678 (20.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1458 (18.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 956 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
5 883 (10.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 826 (10.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 700 (8.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 525 (6.49%) Relational Database
9 363 (4.49%) Oracle Database
10 333 (4.12%) MySQL
11 229 (2.83%) OLAP
12 220 (2.72%) QlikView
13 207 (2.56%) RDBMS
14 205 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
15 201 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 163 (2.02%) DB2
17 150 (1.86%) MS Access
18 143 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
19 121 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
20 97 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 748 (9.25%) Visual Studio
2 601 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 250 (3.09%) NUnit
4 192 (2.38%) Subversion
5 139 (1.72%) JIRA
6 131 (1.62%) Git (software)
6 131 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 90 (1.11%) Selenium
8 85 (1.05%) MSTest
9 83 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 81 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 81 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
11 74 (0.92%) Moq
12 72 (0.89%) Maven
13 69 (0.85%) Jenkins
14 63 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 59 (0.73%) JUnit
16 50 (0.62%) Toad
17 42 (0.52%) Eclipse
18 35 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 1415 (17.50%) Finance
2 660 (8.16%) Banking
3 266 (3.29%) Investment Banking
4 223 (2.76%) Retail
5 213 (2.63%) Front Office
6 180 (2.23%) Marketing
7 172 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 151 (1.87%) Back Office
9 87 (1.08%) Legal
10 80 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 79 (0.98%) Advertising
12 51 (0.63%) Publishing
13 41 (0.51%) Law
14 34 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.41%) Electronics
16 28 (0.35%) Billing
17 20 (0.25%) Games
18 18 (0.22%) Local Government
19 15 (0.19%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4346 (53.76%) Developer
2 1361 (16.84%) .NET Developer
3 1061 (13.12%) Analyst
4 813 (10.06%) C# Developer
5 729 (9.02%) SQL Developer
6 522 (6.46%) Architect
7 511 (6.32%) DBA
8 498 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 422 (5.22%) SQL DBA
10 376 (4.65%) Consultant
11 340 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
12 313 (3.87%) Senior Developer
13 312 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 271 (3.35%) Web Developer
15 260 (3.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 232 (2.87%) Administrator
17 199 (2.46%) Data Analyst
18 198 (2.45%) Applications Support
19 194 (2.40%) Support Analyst
20 184 (2.28%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3483 (43.09%) .NET
2 1914 (23.68%) ASP.NET
3 1466 (18.13%) HTML
4 1152 (14.25%) CSS
5 905 (11.19%) jQuery
6 870 (10.76%) WCF
7 855 (10.58%) .NET Framework
8 822 (10.17%) XML
8 822 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 807 (9.98%) Web Services
10 461 (5.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 444 (5.49%) HTML5
12 349 (4.32%) Ajax
13 338 (4.18%) WPF
14 249 (3.08%) LINQ
15 226 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 225 (2.78%) XSLT
17 220 (2.72%) CSS3
18 210 (2.60%) WinForms
19 206 (2.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 591 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (3.59%) NHS
3 282 (3.49%) Clustering
4 196 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 192 (2.38%) Replication
7 152 (1.88%) Data Integration
8 125 (1.55%) Visualisation
9 118 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 113 (1.40%) N-Tier
11 111 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 108 (1.34%) Open Source
13 88 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 87 (1.08%) Derivative
15 79 (0.98%) User Experience
16 75 (0.93%) Mobile App
17 67 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
18 59 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 54 (0.67%) Statistics
19 54 (0.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1753 (21.68%) Windows
2 563 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 464 (5.74%) Linux
4 381 (4.71%) UNIX
5 369 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 266 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 106 (1.31%) Windows XP
9 87 (1.08%) Solaris
10 84 (1.04%) AIX
11 83 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 51 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 48 (0.59%) Android
14 46 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 40 (0.49%) SUSE
16 28 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 25 (0.31%) CentOS
18 21 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.26%) HPUX
18 21 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1616 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1422 (17.59%) MVC
3 1212 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
4 824 (10.19%) ETL
5 691 (8.55%) TDD
6 687 (8.50%) Migration
7 612 (7.57%) Scrum
8 537 (6.64%) Data Modelling
9 443 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
10 440 (5.44%) CRM
11 412 (5.10%) OO
12 393 (4.86%) ITIL
13 323 (4.00%) Web Development
14 307 (3.80%) Unit Testing
15 287 (3.55%) Data Migration
16 284 (3.51%) E-Commerce
17 259 (3.20%) SOA
18 253 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
18 253 (3.13%) Analytics
19 246 (3.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4119 (50.95%) SQL
2 3072 (38.00%) C#
3 1529 (18.91%) JavaScript
4 1384 (17.12%) T-SQL
5 574 (7.10%) Java
6 419 (5.18%) VB.NET
7 323 (4.00%) VB
8 317 (3.92%) VBA
9 312 (3.86%) PowerShell
10 303 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 180 (2.23%) C++
12 158 (1.95%) VBScript
13 140 (1.73%) PHP
14 137 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 128 (1.58%) Python
16 102 (1.26%) VB6
17 98 (1.21%) Perl
18 92 (1.14%) C
19 64 (0.79%) Ruby
20 47 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 405 (5.01%) Degree
2 403 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 268 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 264 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 120 (1.48%) MCSE
6 73 (0.90%) MCITP
7 69 (0.85%) MCTS
8 61 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 58 (0.72%) ISEB
10 47 (0.58%) ISTQB
11 36 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (0.45%) MCP
12 34 (0.42%) CCNA
13 31 (0.38%) MCSA
14 27 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.20%) Sun Certification
17 15 (0.19%) PMI Certification
18 14 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 10 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (2.80%) QA
2 100 (1.24%) SLA
3 63 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 20 (0.25%) HL7
6 19 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.074%) EMIR
8 6 (0.074%) WCAG
9 5 (0.062%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.062%) MiFID
10 4 (0.049%) COBIT
10 4 (0.049%) WAI
10 4 (0.049%) Basel III
11 3 (0.037%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.025%) COREP
12 2 (0.025%) FINREP
12 2 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 567 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 316 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (2.04%) vSphere
4 161 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 108 (1.34%) VMware ESX
6 79 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
7 78 (0.96%) XenApp
8 48 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 46 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 27 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (0.32%) UAG
13 21 (0.26%) NFS
14 20 (0.25%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.25%) XenServer
15 19 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 18 (0.22%) vCloud
16 18 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
17 17 (0.21%) FreeRADIUS
17 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 161 (1.99%) SCCM
2 135 (1.67%) SCOM
3 71 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 57 (0.71%) Puppet
5 56 (0.69%) Control-M
5 56 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 44 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 42 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 37 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 21 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 21 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 20 (0.25%) WSUS
13 17 (0.21%) SCVMM
13 17 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
14 16 (0.20%) OpenView
15 15 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.16%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2514 (31.10%) Microsoft
2 1475 (18.25%) Oracle
3 557 (6.89%) VMware
4 259 (3.20%) HP
5 248 (3.07%) Citrix
6 231 (2.86%) Cisco
7 222 (2.75%) Business Objects
8 214 (2.65%) IBM
9 207 (2.56%) Sybase
10 189 (2.34%) SAP
11 146 (1.81%) Cognos
12 139 (1.72%) Informatica
13 130 (1.61%) Tableau
14 109 (1.35%) Sitecore
15 100 (1.24%) Red Hat
16 88 (1.09%) EMC
17 83 (1.03%) NetApp
18 81 (1.00%) Symantec
19 75 (0.93%) TIBCO
20 70 (0.87%) Teradata
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