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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4612 4193 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.70% 8.20% 9.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.21% 38.04% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3153 2717 3106
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 126
Average hourly rate £32.25 £27.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.76 £13.02 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -4.16%
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
12070 11022 11000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.78% 21.54% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8052 6954 6930
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 160 199
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.91 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.61 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 2032 £425 - 606
South East -1 797 £350 +6.06% 493
Yorkshire +3 425 £350 +9.37% 174
North West -14 331 £375 +15.38% 304
South West +6 310 £350 +7.69% 220
East of England -2 261 £350 - 110
West Midlands +1 199 £354 +9.00% 186
East Midlands -5 135 £330 +10.00% 127
North East +4 118 £325 -1.48% 53
Midlands +2 5 £525 +50.00%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4862 (53.49%) SQL
2 3634 (39.98%) .NET
3 3179 (34.98%) C#
4 2945 (32.40%) Microsoft
5 2149 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2096 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2082 (22.91%) Windows
8 1990 (21.89%) Finance
9 1921 (21.14%) T-SQL
10 1902 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1878 (20.66%) ASP.NET
12 1698 (18.68%) Oracle
13 1692 (18.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 1606 (17.67%) JavaScript
15 1551 (17.06%) Business Intelligence
16 1432 (15.76%) HTML
17 1428 (15.71%) MVC
18 1265 (13.92%) MS Excel
19 1226 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
20 1225 (13.48%) SQL Server 2012
21 1167 (12.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 1148 (12.63%) CSS
23 1057 (11.63%) ETL
24 962 (10.58%) .NET Framework
25 955 (10.51%) Web Services
26 916 (10.08%) jQuery
27 900 (9.90%) SharePoint
28 886 (9.75%) TDD
29 874 (9.62%) WCF
30 839 (9.23%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 900 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 743 (8.17%) IIS
3 318 (3.50%) MS Exchange
4 300 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
5 214 (2.35%) CMS
6 176 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 176 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 139 (1.53%) JBoss
8 136 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 130 (1.43%) Apache
9 130 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 103 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 99 (1.09%) Umbraco
12 91 (1.00%) Lync
13 87 (0.96%) Node.js
14 86 (0.95%) SAS
15 85 (0.94%) WebLogic
16 82 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
17 71 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
18 52 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1265 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 327 (3.60%) MS Office
3 86 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 81 (0.89%) PowerPivot
5 64 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 46 (0.51%) MS Project
7 26 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 21 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.088%) SPSS
10 7 (0.077%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.066%) Mingle
12 5 (0.055%) FastStats
13 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.022%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.011%) Revit
Business Applications
1 226 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 87 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 30 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 23 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 20 (0.22%) Maximo
8 17 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
11 12 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
12 11 (0.12%) Agresso
12 11 (0.12%) Tridion
13 10 (0.11%) Global One
14 9 (0.099%) RMDS
15 7 (0.077%) SAP HR
15 7 (0.077%) Endur
15 7 (0.077%) thinkFolio
16 6 (0.066%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 229 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (1.02%) Office 365
4 80 (0.88%) SaaS
5 44 (0.48%) GitHub
6 37 (0.41%) PaaS
7 30 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.26%) IaaS
9 18 (0.20%) Boomi
10 14 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
12 5 (0.055%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.033%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.022%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.022%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.022%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.022%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 315 (3.47%) SAN
2 294 (3.23%) DNS
3 278 (3.06%) Firewall
4 197 (2.17%) DHCP
5 157 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 151 (1.66%) Internet
7 148 (1.63%) WAN
8 138 (1.52%) LAN
9 97 (1.07%) LDAP
10 95 (1.05%) VPN
11 91 (1.00%) HTTP
12 79 (0.87%) Intranet
13 76 (0.84%) NAS
14 74 (0.81%) FTP
15 53 (0.58%) VLAN
16 48 (0.53%) SSL
17 36 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (0.37%) Wireless
19 33 (0.36%) SMTP
20 32 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2149 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1902 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1692 (18.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1226 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1225 (13.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1167 (12.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 600 (6.60%) Relational Database
8 587 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 461 (5.07%) Oracle Database
10 401 (4.41%) MySQL
11 231 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 224 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 223 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
14 220 (2.42%) OLAP
15 204 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
16 202 (2.22%) QlikView
17 191 (2.10%) MS Access
18 174 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
19 165 (1.82%) DB2
20 154 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 793 (8.72%) Visual Studio
2 776 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 323 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 286 (3.15%) Subversion
5 264 (2.90%) NUnit
6 194 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 190 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 178 (1.96%) JIRA
9 165 (1.82%) Selenium
10 138 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 94 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 91 (1.00%) Maven
13 67 (0.74%) ERwin
14 66 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
15 59 (0.65%) JUnit
15 59 (0.65%) Toad
15 59 (0.65%) MSBuild
16 58 (0.64%) ReSharper
17 55 (0.61%) Eclipse
17 55 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1990 (21.89%) Finance
2 763 (8.39%) Banking
3 305 (3.36%) Investment Banking
4 283 (3.11%) Retail
5 254 (2.79%) Front Office
6 171 (1.88%) Marketing
7 145 (1.60%) Back Office
7 145 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 133 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 125 (1.38%) Legal
10 88 (0.97%) Advertising
11 85 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 79 (0.87%) Law
13 65 (0.72%) Publishing
14 35 (0.39%) Automotive
15 31 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.33%) Electronics
17 27 (0.30%) Billing
18 22 (0.24%) Games
19 18 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4891 (53.81%) Developer
2 1349 (14.84%) .NET Developer
3 1218 (13.40%) Analyst
4 874 (9.62%) SQL Developer
5 796 (8.76%) C# Developer
6 671 (7.38%) DBA
7 541 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 511 (5.62%) SQL DBA
9 506 (5.57%) Architect
10 431 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 389 (4.28%) Senior Developer
12 324 (3.56%) Consultant
13 310 (3.41%) Administrator
14 269 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
15 250 (2.75%) Java Developer
16 231 (2.54%) SQL Server DBA
16 231 (2.54%) Data Analyst
17 223 (2.45%) Applications Support
18 207 (2.28%) Support Analyst
18 207 (2.28%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3634 (39.98%) .NET
2 1878 (20.66%) ASP.NET
3 1432 (15.76%) HTML
4 1148 (12.63%) CSS
5 962 (10.58%) .NET Framework
6 955 (10.51%) Web Services
7 916 (10.08%) jQuery
8 874 (9.62%) WCF
9 839 (9.23%) XML
10 809 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 554 (6.10%) HTML5
12 487 (5.36%) Entity Framework
13 485 (5.34%) AngularJS
14 396 (4.36%) WPF
15 382 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 341 (3.75%) SOAP
17 316 (3.48%) Ajax
18 275 (3.03%) REST
19 271 (2.98%) MDX
20 253 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 621 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (3.03%) Clustering
3 245 (2.70%) NHS
4 206 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 186 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 184 (2.02%) Replication
7 179 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 166 (1.83%) N-Tier
9 137 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 126 (1.39%) Derivative
11 121 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 116 (1.28%) Fixed Income
13 115 (1.27%) Client/Server
14 114 (1.25%) Data Integration
15 110 (1.21%) Visualisation
16 88 (0.97%) Hedge funds
17 79 (0.87%) Credit Risk
18 76 (0.84%) Mobile App
19 68 (0.75%) Market Risk
19 68 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2082 (22.91%) Windows
2 735 (8.09%) Linux
3 581 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 481 (5.29%) UNIX
5 477 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 348 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 183 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 130 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (0.92%) Solaris
10 82 (0.90%) Android
11 73 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 69 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 60 (0.66%) AIX
14 51 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 49 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 37 (0.41%) Debian
17 27 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.25%) HPUX
19 18 (0.20%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2096 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1551 (17.06%) Business Intelligence
3 1428 (15.71%) MVC
4 1057 (11.63%) ETL
5 886 (9.75%) TDD
6 709 (7.80%) Scrum
7 694 (7.64%) Migration
8 556 (6.12%) ITIL
9 551 (6.06%) Data Modelling
10 500 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
11 490 (5.39%) SDLC
12 472 (5.19%) OO
13 457 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
14 454 (5.00%) Unit Testing
15 445 (4.90%) CRM
16 388 (4.27%) E-Commerce
17 352 (3.87%) Web Development
18 333 (3.66%) SOA
19 323 (3.55%) Project Management
20 321 (3.53%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4862 (53.49%) SQL
2 3179 (34.98%) C#
3 1921 (21.14%) T-SQL
4 1606 (17.67%) JavaScript
5 789 (8.68%) Java
6 578 (6.36%) PowerShell
7 418 (4.60%) VB
8 391 (4.30%) VB.NET
9 341 (3.75%) VBA
10 312 (3.43%) PL/SQL
11 285 (3.14%) C++
12 211 (2.32%) Python
13 201 (2.21%) Perl
14 164 (1.80%) PHP
14 164 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 137 (1.51%) VBScript
16 123 (1.35%) VB6
17 86 (0.95%) Ruby
17 86 (0.95%) C
18 60 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 489 (5.38%) Degree
2 430 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 288 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 239 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (1.17%) MCSE
6 71 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 64 (0.70%) MCSA
8 53 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (0.53%) ISEB
10 39 (0.43%) MCITP
11 38 (0.42%) MCTS
12 34 (0.37%) ISTQB
13 30 (0.33%) CCNA
14 29 (0.32%) MCP
14 29 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.30%) CISSP
15 27 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
16 20 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (2.83%) QA
2 103 (1.13%) SLA
3 78 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 21 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.22%) HL7
8 13 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.099%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.055%) Basel II
11 4 (0.044%) COBIT
11 4 (0.044%) TickIT
12 3 (0.033%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.033%) GxP
12 3 (0.033%) Basel III
12 3 (0.033%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.022%) COREP
13 2 (0.022%) FINREP
13 2 (0.022%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 693 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 402 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (1.87%) vSphere
4 155 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 123 (1.35%) XenApp
6 75 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 64 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 50 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 48 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (0.30%) NFS
12 26 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 26 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 24 (0.26%) Docker
14 23 (0.25%) HDFS
15 20 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 18 (0.20%) vCloud
17 16 (0.18%) Xen
18 15 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
19 13 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 125 (1.38%) SCCM
2 97 (1.07%) SCOM
3 80 (0.88%) Puppet
4 63 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 38 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 38 (0.42%) BladeLogic
7 36 (0.40%) Control-M
8 34 (0.37%) WSUS
9 32 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 27 (0.30%) Data Guard
11 26 (0.29%) Nagios
11 26 (0.29%) Ansible
12 22 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 22 (0.24%) Vagrant
13 21 (0.23%) ARCserve
13 21 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 19 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2945 (32.40%) Microsoft
2 1698 (18.68%) Oracle
3 703 (7.73%) VMware
4 298 (3.28%) Citrix
5 252 (2.77%) HP
6 244 (2.68%) IBM
7 232 (2.55%) Sybase
8 218 (2.40%) Cisco
9 189 (2.08%) SAP
10 165 (1.82%) Tableau
11 157 (1.73%) Red Hat
12 155 (1.71%) Cognos
13 152 (1.67%) Informatica
14 121 (1.33%) Sitecore
15 107 (1.18%) NetApp
16 93 (1.02%) TIBCO
17 89 (0.98%) EMC
18 65 (0.72%) Teradata
19 60 (0.66%) Remedy
20 59 (0.65%) Dell
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