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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4177 4709 5158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.21% 9.83% 9.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.53% 44.55% 45.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 3020 3096
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 114 159
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £17.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £48.75 £43.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
10842 10571 11274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.31% 22.07% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6818 6665 6707
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 186 279
Average hourly rate £28.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £51.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 -2 1875 £425 - 789
South East -4 724 £335 -4.28% 395
North West +1 325 £325 +5.69% 276
East of England 0 323 £350 +3.70% 167
South West -4 255 £325 - 136
Yorkshire +1 247 £320 +6.66% 221
West Midlands -4 242 £325 +1.56% 160
East Midlands -5 127 £300 +9.09% 118
North East +6 54 £325 +10.63% 47
Midlands -3 9 £278 -38.33% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4158 (47.74%) SQL
2 3928 (45.10%) .NET
3 3495 (40.13%) C#
4 2356 (27.05%) Microsoft
5 2308 (26.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2290 (26.29%) ASP.NET
7 1865 (21.41%) Windows
8 1735 (19.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1649 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1593 (18.29%) JavaScript
11 1590 (18.26%) Oracle
12 1553 (17.83%) Finance
13 1546 (17.75%) MVC
14 1518 (17.43%) HTML
15 1437 (16.50%) T-SQL
16 1205 (13.84%) MS Excel
17 1197 (13.74%) CSS
18 1186 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
19 1048 (12.03%) WCF
20 984 (11.30%) XML
21 975 (11.20%) SharePoint
21 975 (11.20%) jQuery
22 970 (11.14%) Data Warehouse
23 941 (10.80%) SQL Server 2005
24 925 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
25 921 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
26 920 (10.56%) Web Services
27 902 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
28 888 (10.20%) .NET Framework
29 851 (9.77%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 975 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 622 (7.14%) IIS
3 293 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
4 287 (3.30%) MS Exchange
5 284 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 281 (3.23%) CMS
7 163 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 163 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 146 (1.68%) Umbraco
9 139 (1.60%) WebSphere
10 135 (1.55%) Apache
11 123 (1.41%) Tomcat
12 102 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
13 100 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 100 (1.15%) SAS
14 95 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 81 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 77 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
17 66 (0.76%) Lync
18 64 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 1205 (13.84%) MS Excel
2 295 (3.39%) MS Office
3 78 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 64 (0.73%) PowerPivot
5 52 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.60%) MS Project
6 50 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 45 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 38 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.23%) SPSS
10 6 (0.069%) Stata
11 5 (0.057%) FastStats
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.034%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.023%) GIMP
15 1 (0.011%) Maya
15 1 (0.011%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 228 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 65 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 53 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 36 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 35 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 34 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 34 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 32 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 30 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
10 29 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
10 29 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 28 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
12 27 (0.31%) Agresso
13 26 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
14 22 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 14 (0.16%) SAP SD
16 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
17 10 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
17 10 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 209 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (1.04%) Office 365
3 52 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (0.54%) SaaS
5 33 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.32%) PaaS
7 24 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.17%) GitHub
9 9 (0.10%) IaaS
10 2 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.023%) Heroku
10 2 (0.023%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.011%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 241 (2.77%) SAN
2 204 (2.34%) DNS
2 204 (2.34%) Firewall
3 180 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 177 (2.03%) Internet
5 117 (1.34%) HTTP
6 113 (1.30%) DHCP
7 97 (1.11%) WAN
8 95 (1.09%) LAN
9 90 (1.03%) VPN
10 84 (0.96%) LDAP
11 83 (0.95%) Intranet
12 53 (0.61%) NAS
13 51 (0.59%) VLAN
14 46 (0.53%) FTP
15 45 (0.52%) VoIP
16 41 (0.47%) Network Security
17 39 (0.45%) Extranet
18 37 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2308 (26.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1735 (19.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1649 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 970 (11.14%) Data Warehouse
5 941 (10.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 921 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 829 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 565 (6.49%) Relational Database
9 441 (5.06%) Oracle Database
10 372 (4.27%) MySQL
11 248 (2.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 227 (2.61%) RDBMS
13 208 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 207 (2.38%) QlikView
15 196 (2.25%) OLAP
16 180 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 159 (1.83%) DTS
18 157 (1.80%) DB2
19 153 (1.76%) MS Access
20 142 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 817 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 597 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 201 (2.31%) NUnit
4 197 (2.26%) Subversion
5 169 (1.94%) Git (software)
6 139 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 131 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 117 (1.34%) JIRA
9 90 (1.03%) Selenium
10 87 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 82 (0.94%) MSTest
12 74 (0.85%) JUnit
13 70 (0.80%) Maven
14 61 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
15 57 (0.65%) Jenkins
15 57 (0.65%) Toad
16 44 (0.51%) Moq
17 43 (0.49%) MSBuild
18 42 (0.48%) Eclipse
19 40 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 1553 (17.83%) Finance
2 677 (7.77%) Banking
3 277 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 264 (3.03%) Retail
5 224 (2.57%) Front Office
6 215 (2.47%) Marketing
7 182 (2.09%) Back Office
7 182 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 116 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 79 (0.91%) Advertising
10 71 (0.82%) Legal
11 59 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 57 (0.65%) Publishing
13 55 (0.63%) Electronics
14 45 (0.52%) Billing
15 31 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 30 (0.34%) Law
17 27 (0.31%) Games
18 23 (0.26%) General Ledger
19 22 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4806 (55.18%) Developer
2 1668 (19.15%) .NET Developer
3 1133 (13.01%) Analyst
4 1092 (12.54%) C# Developer
5 733 (8.42%) SQL Developer
6 692 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 614 (7.05%) DBA
8 480 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 463 (5.32%) SQL DBA
10 412 (4.73%) Architect
11 391 (4.49%) Consultant
12 373 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 368 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 354 (4.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 275 (3.16%) Web Developer
16 264 (3.03%) Administrator
17 219 (2.51%) SQL Server Developer
18 217 (2.49%) SQL Server DBA
19 215 (2.47%) Data Analyst
20 201 (2.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3928 (45.10%) .NET
2 2290 (26.29%) ASP.NET
3 1518 (17.43%) HTML
4 1197 (13.74%) CSS
5 1048 (12.03%) WCF
6 984 (11.30%) XML
7 975 (11.20%) jQuery
8 925 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 920 (10.56%) Web Services
10 888 (10.20%) .NET Framework
11 469 (5.39%) HTML5
12 463 (5.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 450 (5.17%) WPF
14 402 (4.62%) Ajax
15 301 (3.46%) LINQ
16 285 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 269 (3.09%) WinForms
18 260 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 254 (2.92%) CSS3
20 249 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 327 (3.75%) NHS
2 269 (3.09%) Clustering
3 205 (2.35%) Replication
4 186 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 171 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 127 (1.46%) Data Integration
7 123 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 118 (1.35%) Fixed Income
8 118 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 112 (1.29%) Derivative
10 106 (1.22%) Visualisation
11 79 (0.91%) Statistics
12 77 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 75 (0.86%) Open Source
14 58 (0.67%) Data Extraction
15 56 (0.64%) Credit Risk
15 56 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 55 (0.63%) Blackberry
17 50 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 49 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1865 (21.41%) Windows
2 582 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 446 (5.12%) Linux
4 408 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 377 (4.33%) UNIX
6 232 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 123 (1.41%) Windows XP
9 107 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (1.01%) Solaris
11 58 (0.67%) AIX
12 55 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 49 (0.56%) Android
14 42 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 32 (0.37%) Windows 2000
16 27 (0.31%) HPUX
16 27 (0.31%) SUSE
17 20 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
19 16 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1546 (17.75%) MVC
2 1186 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
3 902 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
4 851 (9.77%) ETL
5 789 (9.06%) TDD
6 678 (7.79%) Migration
7 613 (7.04%) Scrum
8 494 (5.67%) Data Modelling
9 455 (5.22%) OO
10 445 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
11 413 (4.74%) ITIL
12 396 (4.55%) CRM
13 390 (4.48%) Unit Testing
14 373 (4.28%) Web Development
15 349 (4.01%) E-Commerce
16 304 (3.49%) SOA
17 290 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
18 278 (3.19%) Data Migration
19 271 (3.11%) Project Management
20 269 (3.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4158 (47.74%) SQL
2 3495 (40.13%) C#
3 1593 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 1437 (16.50%) T-SQL
5 598 (6.87%) Java
6 491 (5.64%) VB.NET
7 369 (4.24%) VB
8 318 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 299 (3.43%) VBA
10 292 (3.35%) PL/SQL
11 191 (2.19%) C++
12 157 (1.80%) VBScript
13 147 (1.69%) VB6
14 140 (1.61%) Perl
15 134 (1.54%) Python
16 119 (1.37%) PHP
17 117 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 109 (1.25%) C
19 49 (0.56%) Ruby
20 43 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 500 (5.74%) Degree
2 454 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 335 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 296 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 127 (1.46%) MCSE
6 109 (1.25%) MCITP
7 84 (0.96%) MCTS
8 82 (0.94%) ISEB
9 71 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 49 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 45 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.42%) MCP
13 36 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (0.32%) CCNA
15 28 (0.32%) MCSA
16 24 (0.28%) MCDBA
17 18 (0.21%) MCSD
17 18 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
18 17 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (3.26%) QA
2 123 (1.41%) SLA
3 63 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 62 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 25 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.24%) HL7
7 19 (0.22%) Basel III
8 14 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.13%) EMIR
11 9 (0.10%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.069%) MiFID
14 4 (0.046%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.034%) WCAG
15 3 (0.034%) COBIT
15 3 (0.034%) COREP
16 2 (0.023%) FINREP
16 2 (0.023%) ISO 9002
16 2 (0.023%) Basel II
System Software
1 597 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 246 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 122 (1.40%) vSphere
5 96 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
6 80 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 78 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
8 75 (0.86%) XenApp
9 35 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 33 (0.38%) ISA Server
11 32 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.28%) XenServer
13 23 (0.26%) Xen
13 23 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 20 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 18 (0.21%) vCloud
16 17 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (0.18%) NFS
18 11 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
18 11 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 123 (1.41%) SCCM
2 113 (1.30%) SCOM
3 81 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 51 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 39 (0.45%) Control-M
6 38 (0.44%) Puppet
7 37 (0.42%) Tivoli
8 36 (0.41%) WSUS
9 33 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 27 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 20 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 17 (0.20%) WMI
14 14 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 14 (0.16%) OpenView
15 13 (0.15%) ARCserve
16 12 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (0.14%) BladeLogic
17 11 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 11 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2356 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 1590 (18.26%) Oracle
3 491 (5.64%) VMware
4 235 (2.70%) Business Objects
5 228 (2.62%) Citrix
6 218 (2.50%) Sybase
7 206 (2.37%) HP
8 204 (2.34%) Cisco
9 196 (2.25%) SAP
10 155 (1.78%) IBM
11 147 (1.69%) Informatica
12 133 (1.53%) Sitecore
13 124 (1.42%) Cognos
14 112 (1.29%) Tableau
15 105 (1.21%) Red Hat
16 85 (0.98%) JBoss
17 81 (0.93%) TIBCO
18 73 (0.84%) NetApp
19 59 (0.68%) Teradata
20 53 (0.61%) EPiServer
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