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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3786 3982 4599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 8.46% 10.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.96% 38.78% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2653 2747 2889
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 102
Average hourly rate £20.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.14% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.70 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
10528 10268 10541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.31% 21.81% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 6733 6520
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 163 222
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £51.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 10 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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 -6 1597 £425 - 642
South East +3 631 £375 +6.99% 379
North West -3 320 £325 +3.17% 260
South West +1 303 £350 -0.70% 184
West Midlands -2 259 £350 - 188
Yorkshire -5 254 £325 +1.56% 185
East of England -1 182 £350 -2.77% 115
East Midlands +7 168 £300 -7.69% 100
North East -13 71 £325 - 35
Midlands -4 2 £413 +22.22% 1
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4587 (55.63%) SQL
2 3487 (42.29%) .NET
3 3131 (37.97%) C#
4 2865 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 1971 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 1932 (23.43%) Windows
7 1772 (21.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1755 (21.29%) ASP.NET
9 1721 (20.87%) Finance
10 1596 (19.36%) JavaScript
11 1576 (19.11%) Oracle
12 1524 (18.48%) T-SQL
13 1518 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 1509 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1463 (17.74%) MVC
16 1377 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
17 1375 (16.68%) HTML
18 1156 (14.02%) SQL Server 2012
19 1099 (13.33%) MS Excel
20 1074 (13.03%) CSS
21 988 (11.98%) ETL
22 979 (11.87%) Data Warehouse
23 978 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 952 (11.55%) .NET Framework
25 874 (10.60%) Windows Server
26 853 (10.35%) TDD
27 838 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
28 827 (10.03%) jQuery
29 826 (10.02%) Web Services
30 792 (9.61%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 697 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 628 (7.62%) IIS
3 241 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 181 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 179 (2.17%) CMS
6 128 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 118 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 108 (1.31%) Node.js
9 107 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 105 (1.27%) JBoss
11 102 (1.24%) Apache
12 100 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 100 (1.21%) Tomcat
13 75 (0.91%) Umbraco
14 69 (0.84%) WebLogic
15 67 (0.81%) Skype for Business
16 59 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
17 51 (0.62%) Confluence
18 50 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
19 48 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 1099 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 278 (3.37%) MS Office
3 93 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 67 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 42 (0.51%) MS Project
7 26 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.061%) ArcView
9 5 (0.061%) SPSS
10 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.024%) CATIA
12 2 (0.024%) Mingle
12 2 (0.024%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.024%) Simulink
12 2 (0.024%) Windchill
13 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.012%) Revit
13 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 228 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 36 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 23 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 22 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 21 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 19 (0.23%) Endur
8 19 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 17 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
10 14 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.16%) RMDS
12 10 (0.12%) Workday HCM
13 9 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
13 9 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 9 (0.11%) Teamcenter
14 8 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
14 8 (0.097%) Maximo
15 7 (0.085%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 345 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 130 (1.58%) Office 365
4 86 (1.04%) SaaS
5 51 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (0.59%) GitHub
7 44 (0.53%) IaaS
8 43 (0.52%) PaaS
9 23 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.16%) Yammer
12 11 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.097%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.097%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.085%) Force.com
15 5 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.049%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.049%) Rackspace Cloud
16 4 (0.049%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 215 (2.61%) DNS
2 210 (2.55%) SAN
3 193 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 176 (2.13%) Firewall
5 159 (1.93%) Internet
6 116 (1.41%) DHCP
7 103 (1.25%) WAN
8 99 (1.20%) LAN
9 93 (1.13%) HTTP
10 76 (0.92%) FTP
11 65 (0.79%) Intranet
12 53 (0.64%) SSL
13 49 (0.59%) VPN
14 47 (0.57%) Network Security
15 44 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (0.47%) VoIP
17 37 (0.45%) LDAP
17 37 (0.45%) NAS
17 37 (0.45%) Wireless
18 34 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1772 (21.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1518 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1509 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1156 (14.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 979 (11.87%) Data Warehouse
6 978 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 598 (7.25%) Relational Database
8 553 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 397 (4.82%) Oracle Database
10 343 (4.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 303 (3.67%) MySQL
12 220 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
13 212 (2.57%) RDBMS
14 198 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 196 (2.38%) MS Access
16 182 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
17 173 (2.10%) Big Data
18 164 (1.99%) OLAP
18 164 (1.99%) QlikView
19 158 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 792 (9.61%) Visual Studio
2 730 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 323 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 234 (2.84%) Subversion
5 221 (2.68%) NUnit
6 178 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 170 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 158 (1.92%) Selenium
9 157 (1.90%) JIRA
10 111 (1.35%) SpecFlow
10 111 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 89 (1.08%) Moq
12 86 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 83 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 80 (0.97%) ERwin
15 70 (0.85%) MSTest
16 68 (0.82%) Maven
17 62 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
18 54 (0.65%) JUnit
19 49 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 1721 (20.87%) Finance
2 700 (8.49%) Banking
3 260 (3.15%) Front Office
4 253 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 212 (2.57%) Retail
6 156 (1.89%) Marketing
7 155 (1.88%) Back Office
8 128 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 124 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 114 (1.38%) Advertising
11 85 (1.03%) Legal
12 62 (0.75%) Law
13 50 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.49%) Billing
15 38 (0.46%) Electronics
15 38 (0.46%) Publishing
16 36 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 35 (0.42%) Automotive
18 30 (0.36%) Games
19 23 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 4450 (53.97%) Developer
2 1568 (19.02%) .NET Developer
3 1287 (15.61%) SQL Developer
4 1272 (15.43%) C# Developer
5 1019 (12.36%) Analyst
6 825 (10.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 627 (7.60%) DBA
8 533 (6.46%) Architect
9 511 (6.20%) SQL DBA
10 507 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 495 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
12 446 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
13 387 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 337 (4.09%) Senior Developer
15 317 (3.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 315 (3.82%) Consultant
17 270 (3.27%) Administrator
18 268 (3.25%) SQL Server DBA
19 246 (2.98%) SQL Analyst
20 241 (2.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3487 (42.29%) .NET
2 1755 (21.29%) ASP.NET
3 1375 (16.68%) HTML
4 1074 (13.03%) CSS
5 952 (11.55%) .NET Framework
6 838 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 827 (10.03%) jQuery
8 826 (10.02%) Web Services
9 696 (8.44%) WCF
10 695 (8.43%) XML
11 601 (7.29%) AngularJS
11 601 (7.29%) HTML5
12 489 (5.93%) Entity Framework
13 353 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 318 (3.86%) WPF
15 308 (3.74%) SOAP
16 280 (3.40%) REST
17 262 (3.18%) MDX
18 240 (2.91%) WinForms
19 220 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 587 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (3.19%) Clustering
3 216 (2.62%) Replication
4 201 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 200 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 192 (2.33%) NHS
7 162 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 128 (1.55%) Fixed Income
9 127 (1.54%) Visualisation
10 124 (1.50%) Data Integration
11 114 (1.38%) Derivative
12 110 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 105 (1.27%) User Experience
14 96 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 86 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 84 (1.02%) Client/Server
17 83 (1.01%) Data Structures
17 83 (1.01%) Mathematics
18 80 (0.97%) Data Extraction
19 76 (0.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1932 (23.43%) Windows
2 874 (10.60%) Windows Server
3 669 (8.11%) Linux
4 502 (6.09%) Unix
5 486 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 422 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 284 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 141 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 113 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 79 (0.96%) Solaris
11 54 (0.65%) AIX
11 54 (0.65%) Android
12 51 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 44 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 43 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 41 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 25 (0.30%) HPUX
17 19 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 17 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 16 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1971 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1463 (17.74%) MVC
3 1377 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
4 988 (11.98%) ETL
5 853 (10.35%) TDD
6 678 (8.22%) Migration
7 622 (7.54%) Scrum
8 502 (6.09%) Data Modelling
9 464 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
10 443 (5.37%) ITIL
10 443 (5.37%) OO
11 424 (5.14%) SDLC
12 400 (4.85%) CRM
13 360 (4.37%) Unit Testing
14 357 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
15 335 (4.06%) Web Development
16 318 (3.86%) Project Management
17 309 (3.75%) SOA
18 297 (3.60%) E-Commerce
19 294 (3.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4587 (55.63%) SQL
2 3131 (37.97%) C#
3 1596 (19.36%) JavaScript
4 1524 (18.48%) T-SQL
5 637 (7.73%) Java
6 582 (7.06%) PowerShell
7 341 (4.14%) VBA
8 332 (4.03%) VB.NET
9 322 (3.91%) VB
10 250 (3.03%) C++
11 227 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 214 (2.60%) Python
13 156 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 143 (1.73%) VBScript
15 133 (1.61%) Perl
16 128 (1.55%) PHP
17 100 (1.21%) C
18 95 (1.15%) Ruby
19 67 (0.81%) XAML
20 65 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 508 (6.16%) Degree
2 460 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 328 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 180 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (1.32%) ISEB
6 78 (0.95%) MCSE
7 68 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 65 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 50 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 45 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 34 (0.41%) CCNA
14 31 (0.38%) MCP
14 31 (0.38%) MCSA
15 28 (0.34%) MCITP
16 22 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
16 22 (0.27%) MCTS
17 21 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
18 19 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (3.08%) QA
2 213 (2.58%) Data Quality
3 122 (1.48%) SLA
4 56 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 27 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 24 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.17%) COBIT
10 12 (0.15%) HL7
11 8 (0.097%) Basel II
11 8 (0.097%) WCAG
12 7 (0.085%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.073%) Basel III
14 5 (0.061%) TickIT
15 4 (0.049%) FIPS 140-2
15 4 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.049%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.049%) ISO 8583
15 4 (0.049%) ISO27002
System Software
1 614 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 307 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 113 (1.37%) vSphere
5 87 (1.06%) XenApp
6 61 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 46 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 25 (0.30%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 15 (0.18%) NFS
13 13 (0.16%) HDFS
13 13 (0.16%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.15%) vCloud
15 10 (0.12%) Docker
15 10 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
16 9 (0.11%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.097%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 109 (1.32%) SCCM
2 87 (1.06%) SCOM
3 79 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (0.82%) Puppet
5 53 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 44 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 40 (0.49%) WSUS
9 39 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 33 (0.40%) Nagios
11 30 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 27 (0.33%) Control-M
13 22 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
14 21 (0.25%) NetBackup
15 20 (0.24%) Tivoli
16 18 (0.22%) Ansible
17 17 (0.21%) Backup Exec
17 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 15 (0.18%) Simpana
19 14 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2865 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 1576 (19.11%) Oracle
3 533 (6.46%) VMware
4 244 (2.96%) Citrix
5 232 (2.81%) Sybase
6 219 (2.66%) HP
7 213 (2.58%) SAP
8 199 (2.41%) IBM
9 187 (2.27%) Tableau
10 167 (2.03%) Cisco
11 163 (1.98%) Informatica
12 142 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 128 (1.55%) Cognos
14 106 (1.29%) EMC
15 89 (1.08%) Sitecore
16 81 (0.98%) NetApp
17 77 (0.93%) Teradata
18 65 (0.79%) Telerik
19 60 (0.73%) TIBCO
20 55 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
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