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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4356 4404 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.95% 9.26% 9.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.15% 43.07% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3013 2960 2423
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 72 121
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.65 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
10848 10226 8792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.28% 21.50% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7237 6585 5404
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 164 207
Average hourly rate £25.66 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 1955 £425 +6.25% 740
South East -3 680 £350 - 485
Yorkshire +1 405 £325 +8.33% 222
South West +3 301 £339 +3.43% 215
East of England 0 280 £373 +5.72% 151
West Midlands 0 256 £338 +5.88% 181
North West -9 240 £328 -3.67% 321
East Midlands 0 172 £315 +5.00% 123
North East -3 61 £300 +13.20% 40
Midlands +6 11 £350 -20.00% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4247 (51.62%) SQL
2 3399 (41.31%) .NET
3 2950 (35.85%) C#
4 2602 (31.62%) Microsoft
5 1953 (23.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1895 (23.03%) Windows
7 1859 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1751 (21.28%) ASP.NET
9 1698 (20.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1612 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 1586 (19.28%) Finance
12 1543 (18.75%) Oracle
13 1524 (18.52%) T-SQL
14 1462 (17.77%) JavaScript
15 1342 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
16 1326 (16.12%) HTML
17 1296 (15.75%) MVC
18 1104 (13.42%) MS Excel
19 1043 (12.68%) CSS
20 1037 (12.60%) SQL Server 2012
21 1021 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
22 983 (11.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 939 (11.41%) ETL
24 920 (11.18%) .NET Framework
25 878 (10.67%) jQuery
26 858 (10.43%) XML
27 856 (10.40%) Web Services
28 821 (9.98%) WCF
29 778 (9.46%) SharePoint
30 770 (9.36%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 778 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 632 (7.68%) IIS
3 331 (4.02%) MS Exchange
4 315 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
5 252 (3.06%) CMS
6 133 (1.62%) Apache
6 133 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 130 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 128 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 114 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 108 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 102 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 97 (1.18%) JBoss
13 90 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
14 89 (1.08%) Lync
15 68 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
16 65 (0.79%) Node.js
16 65 (0.79%) SAS
17 57 (0.69%) WebLogic
18 54 (0.66%) Kentico
Applications
1 1104 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 275 (3.34%) MS Office
3 91 (1.11%) PowerPivot
4 73 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 70 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.57%) MS Project
7 22 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 19 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.15%) SPSS
11 6 (0.073%) Mingle
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.024%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 243 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 61 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 29 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 24 (0.29%) RMDS
7 22 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 18 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
9 16 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 15 (0.18%) Tridion
11 14 (0.17%) Maximo
12 13 (0.16%) SAP SRM
12 13 (0.16%) ResourceLink
12 13 (0.16%) thinkFolio
12 13 (0.16%) Endur
13 12 (0.15%) ION MarketView
14 11 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
15 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
16 9 (0.11%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 198 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (0.88%) Office 365
4 55 (0.67%) SaaS
5 29 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.32%) PaaS
6 26 (0.32%) GitHub
7 17 (0.21%) IaaS
7 17 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.097%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.073%) Boomi
12 5 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
12 5 (0.061%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.049%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.049%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 319 (3.88%) SAN
2 287 (3.49%) Firewall
3 243 (2.95%) DNS
4 160 (1.94%) DHCP
5 139 (1.69%) WAN
6 137 (1.67%) Internet
7 135 (1.64%) LAN
8 122 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 112 (1.36%) VPN
10 109 (1.32%) HTTP
11 94 (1.14%) NAS
11 94 (1.14%) LDAP
12 70 (0.85%) Intranet
13 65 (0.79%) FTP
14 59 (0.72%) VLAN
15 50 (0.61%) SSL
16 40 (0.49%) Wireless
17 33 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
18 30 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1953 (23.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1698 (20.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1612 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1037 (12.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1021 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
6 983 (11.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 516 (6.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 468 (5.69%) Relational Database
9 400 (4.86%) Oracle Database
10 332 (4.04%) MySQL
11 209 (2.54%) QlikView
12 207 (2.52%) OLAP
13 200 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 176 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 174 (2.11%) MS Access
16 172 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
17 151 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
18 139 (1.69%) DB2
19 130 (1.58%) MongoDB
20 114 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 770 (9.36%) Visual Studio
2 596 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 254 (3.09%) NUnit
4 245 (2.98%) Subversion
5 238 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 172 (2.09%) JIRA
7 148 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 129 (1.57%) Selenium
9 123 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 115 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 90 (1.09%) Maven
12 69 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 68 (0.83%) MSTest
14 62 (0.75%) Moq
15 61 (0.74%) JUnit
15 61 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
16 58 (0.70%) Ant
16 58 (0.70%) Toad
17 57 (0.69%) ReSharper
18 48 (0.58%) MSBuild
General
1 1586 (19.28%) Finance
2 651 (7.91%) Banking
3 263 (3.20%) Investment Banking
4 251 (3.05%) Retail
5 242 (2.94%) Front Office
6 165 (2.01%) Marketing
7 152 (1.85%) Back Office
8 145 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 143 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 100 (1.22%) Legal
11 61 (0.74%) Advertising
12 60 (0.73%) Law
13 51 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 39 (0.47%) Electronics
15 37 (0.45%) Publishing
16 26 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.32%) Automotive
17 24 (0.29%) Billing
18 20 (0.24%) Games
19 16 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4476 (54.40%) Developer
2 1272 (15.46%) .NET Developer
3 1016 (12.35%) Analyst
4 853 (10.37%) SQL Developer
5 767 (9.32%) C# Developer
6 559 (6.79%) Architect
7 548 (6.66%) DBA
8 451 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 446 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 425 (5.17%) SQL DBA
11 354 (4.30%) Senior Developer
12 294 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
13 276 (3.35%) Consultant
14 250 (3.04%) Administrator
15 222 (2.70%) Web Developer
16 197 (2.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 193 (2.35%) Java Developer
18 189 (2.30%) SQL Server Developer
19 185 (2.25%) SQL Server DBA
20 179 (2.18%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3399 (41.31%) .NET
2 1751 (21.28%) ASP.NET
3 1326 (16.12%) HTML
4 1043 (12.68%) CSS
5 920 (11.18%) .NET Framework
6 878 (10.67%) jQuery
7 858 (10.43%) XML
8 856 (10.40%) Web Services
9 821 (9.98%) WCF
10 749 (9.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 486 (5.91%) Entity Framework
12 457 (5.55%) HTML5
13 364 (4.42%) WPF
14 329 (4.00%) AngularJS
15 307 (3.73%) Ajax
16 302 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 293 (3.56%) SOAP
18 247 (3.00%) REST
19 237 (2.88%) CSS3
20 236 (2.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 579 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (3.04%) Clustering
3 247 (3.00%) NHS
4 193 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 175 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 168 (2.04%) Replication
7 159 (1.93%) Data Centre
8 134 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 127 (1.54%) Visualisation
10 120 (1.46%) N-Tier
10 120 (1.46%) Derivative
11 103 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 101 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 98 (1.19%) Data Integration
14 93 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
15 91 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 88 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 71 (0.86%) Equities
18 64 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
19 59 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1895 (23.03%) Windows
2 631 (7.67%) Linux
3 545 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 415 (5.04%) UNIX
5 413 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 345 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 142 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 110 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 99 (1.20%) Solaris
10 93 (1.13%) Android
11 68 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 57 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 55 (0.67%) AIX
14 44 (0.53%) Debian
14 44 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 38 (0.46%) Ubuntu
16 34 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 25 (0.30%) CentOS
18 18 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1859 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1342 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
3 1296 (15.75%) MVC
4 939 (11.41%) ETL
5 741 (9.01%) TDD
6 672 (8.17%) Scrum
7 635 (7.72%) Migration
8 516 (6.27%) Data Modelling
9 479 (5.82%) ITIL
10 478 (5.81%) OO
11 435 (5.29%) CRM
12 396 (4.81%) SDLC
13 381 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
14 378 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
15 369 (4.48%) Unit Testing
16 347 (4.22%) SOA
17 346 (4.21%) E-Commerce
18 280 (3.40%) Web Development
19 274 (3.33%) Project Management
20 251 (3.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4247 (51.62%) SQL
2 2950 (35.85%) C#
3 1524 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 1462 (17.77%) JavaScript
5 765 (9.30%) Java
6 420 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 363 (4.41%) VB.NET
8 349 (4.24%) VB
9 324 (3.94%) VBA
10 236 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 215 (2.61%) Python
12 205 (2.49%) Perl
13 160 (1.94%) C++
14 145 (1.76%) VBScript
15 138 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 122 (1.48%) PHP
17 116 (1.41%) VB6
18 92 (1.12%) Ruby
19 64 (0.78%) C
20 51 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 480 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 438 (5.32%) Degree
3 340 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 237 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 105 (1.28%) MCSE
6 88 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 57 (0.69%) MCITP
8 52 (0.63%) ISEB
9 46 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (0.53%) MCSA
11 37 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 37 (0.45%) MCP
12 32 (0.39%) CCNA
12 32 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (0.38%) MCTS
14 23 (0.28%) CISSP
15 21 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.22%) MCDBA
17 15 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (2.30%) QA
2 78 (0.95%) SLA
3 66 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 17 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.17%) HL7
8 6 (0.073%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.061%) COBIT
10 4 (0.049%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.024%) Basel II
11 2 (0.024%) GAAP
11 2 (0.024%) FATCA
11 2 (0.024%) MiFID
11 2 (0.024%) EMIR
11 2 (0.024%) COREP
11 2 (0.024%) FINREP
System Software
1 650 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 393 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 150 (1.82%) vSphere
5 92 (1.12%) XenApp
6 81 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 48 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.38%) vCloud
10 30 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 29 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.29%) NFS
12 24 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (0.21%) Xen
14 17 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 17 (0.21%) Samba
15 16 (0.19%) HDFS
16 14 (0.17%) Firmware
17 13 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 133 (1.62%) SCCM
2 99 (1.20%) SCOM
3 98 (1.19%) Puppet
4 58 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 37 (0.45%) WSUS
7 33 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
7 33 (0.40%) Control-M
8 27 (0.33%) ZABBIX
9 25 (0.30%) BladeLogic
9 25 (0.30%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 20 (0.24%) ARCserve
12 19 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
13 17 (0.21%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.21%) Nagios
14 16 (0.19%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 14 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 13 (0.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2602 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 1543 (18.75%) Oracle
3 621 (7.55%) VMware
4 253 (3.07%) Citrix
5 236 (2.87%) HP
6 230 (2.80%) IBM
7 218 (2.65%) Cisco
8 216 (2.63%) Sybase
9 201 (2.44%) Business Objects
10 171 (2.08%) SAP
11 159 (1.93%) Tableau
12 136 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 128 (1.56%) Cognos
14 126 (1.53%) Sitecore
15 112 (1.36%) TIBCO
16 102 (1.24%) NetApp
17 90 (1.09%) Informatica
18 78 (0.95%) EMC
19 70 (0.85%) Telerik
20 58 (0.70%) EPiServer
South East
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Rate: £1 - 340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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City, London
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Senitor Associates
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Venturi
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East London
Venturi
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Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
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London
Avance Consulting
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Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Brighton, Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates
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Brighton, East Sussex
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