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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4480 4758 4241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.86% 9.58% 9.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.27% 43.66% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 3199 2659
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 £538 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 79 120
Average hourly rate £32.10 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £15.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +15.45%
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
11126 10897 9289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.00% 21.94% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7332 7009 5728
Average daily rate £400 £397 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 176 199
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 2031 £425 +6.25% 841
South East -4 723 £350 - 430
Yorkshire -1 390 £315 +5.00% 248
North West -4 288 £326 +0.38% 324
South West -1 283 £360 +6.66% 169
East of England -3 269 £400 +11.11% 173
West Midlands +1 257 £350 +7.69% 190
East Midlands 0 185 £325 +8.33% 106
North East -7 60 £288 +16.86% 46
Midlands +4 10 £350 -22.22% 4
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4140 (51.09%) SQL
2 3403 (41.99%) .NET
3 2968 (36.62%) C#
4 2605 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 1920 (23.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1839 (22.69%) Windows
7 1759 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
8 1734 (21.40%) ASP.NET
9 1731 (21.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 1688 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1541 (19.02%) Finance
12 1522 (18.78%) Oracle
13 1494 (18.44%) JavaScript
14 1430 (17.65%) T-SQL
15 1367 (16.87%) HTML
16 1304 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
17 1264 (15.60%) MVC
18 1077 (13.29%) MS Excel
19 1063 (13.12%) CSS
20 1014 (12.51%) Data Warehouse
21 984 (12.14%) SQL Server 2012
22 932 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 915 (11.29%) .NET Framework
24 900 (11.11%) jQuery
25 888 (10.96%) ETL
26 885 (10.92%) XML
27 848 (10.46%) WCF
28 846 (10.44%) Web Services
29 797 (9.83%) Visual Studio
30 778 (9.60%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 751 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 608 (7.50%) IIS
3 305 (3.76%) MS Exchange
4 303 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
5 261 (3.22%) CMS
6 135 (1.67%) Apache
7 134 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 121 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 120 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 119 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 109 (1.35%) Umbraco
12 99 (1.22%) Tomcat
13 97 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 84 (1.04%) JBoss
15 73 (0.90%) Lync
16 63 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
17 61 (0.75%) WebLogic
18 60 (0.74%) Node.js
19 58 (0.72%) Kentico
20 51 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1077 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 274 (3.38%) MS Office
3 83 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 82 (1.01%) PowerPivot
5 81 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.63%) MS Project
7 28 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.15%) SPSS
11 6 (0.074%) Mingle
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.037%) FastStats
14 2 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 251 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 72 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 36 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 30 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 27 (0.33%) thinkFolio
7 25 (0.31%) RMDS
8 21 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 16 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
11 15 (0.19%) Maximo
12 14 (0.17%) Tridion
13 13 (0.16%) SAP SRM
14 12 (0.15%) ION MarketView
15 11 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
15 11 (0.14%) LatentZero
15 11 (0.14%) ResourceLink
16 10 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
16 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 213 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (0.80%) Office 365
4 51 (0.63%) SaaS
5 30 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.30%) PaaS
7 21 (0.26%) GitHub
8 19 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.21%) IaaS
10 13 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.099%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.086%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.062%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.062%) IBM SmartCloud
15 4 (0.049%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.049%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.049%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.037%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 298 (3.68%) Firewall
2 290 (3.58%) SAN
3 213 (2.63%) DNS
4 138 (1.70%) LAN
5 135 (1.67%) WAN
5 135 (1.67%) Internet
6 126 (1.55%) DHCP
7 124 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 121 (1.49%) VPN
9 118 (1.46%) HTTP
10 93 (1.15%) NAS
11 75 (0.93%) FTP
12 71 (0.88%) VLAN
13 65 (0.80%) Intranet
14 64 (0.79%) LDAP
15 46 (0.57%) SSL
16 41 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
17 37 (0.46%) MPLS
18 36 (0.44%) Wireless
19 32 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1920 (23.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1731 (21.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1688 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1014 (12.51%) Data Warehouse
5 984 (12.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 932 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 556 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 462 (5.70%) Relational Database
9 383 (4.73%) Oracle Database
10 317 (3.91%) MySQL
11 223 (2.75%) OLAP
12 222 (2.74%) QlikView
13 186 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 185 (2.28%) SQL Server 2000
15 184 (2.27%) RDBMS
16 169 (2.09%) MS Access
17 137 (1.69%) MongoDB
18 136 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
19 123 (1.52%) DB2
20 110 (1.36%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 797 (9.83%) Visual Studio
2 585 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 231 (2.85%) NUnit
4 213 (2.63%) Subversion
5 180 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 157 (1.94%) JIRA
7 124 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 123 (1.52%) Jenkins
9 91 (1.12%) Selenium
10 87 (1.07%) Maven
11 84 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 78 (0.96%) MSTest
13 66 (0.81%) Moq
14 63 (0.78%) SpecFlow
15 60 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
15 60 (0.74%) Ant
16 59 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 55 (0.68%) JUnit
18 49 (0.60%) Toad
19 48 (0.59%) ReSharper
General
1 1541 (19.02%) Finance
2 653 (8.06%) Banking
3 261 (3.22%) Investment Banking
4 254 (3.13%) Front Office
5 227 (2.80%) Retail
6 157 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 156 (1.92%) Back Office
8 146 (1.80%) Marketing
9 129 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 99 (1.22%) Legal
11 63 (0.78%) Advertising
12 49 (0.60%) Law
13 38 (0.47%) Electronics
14 32 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 32 (0.39%) Publishing
15 29 (0.36%) Billing
16 25 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.30%) Automotive
18 16 (0.20%) Games
19 15 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4367 (53.89%) Developer
2 1253 (15.46%) .NET Developer
3 995 (12.28%) Analyst
4 814 (10.04%) SQL Developer
5 777 (9.59%) C# Developer
6 604 (7.45%) Architect
7 563 (6.95%) DBA
8 460 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 444 (5.48%) SQL DBA
10 403 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 333 (4.11%) Senior Developer
12 280 (3.46%) Consultant
13 275 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
14 253 (3.12%) Administrator
15 219 (2.70%) Web Developer
16 207 (2.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 192 (2.37%) Java Developer
18 190 (2.34%) SQL Server DBA
19 182 (2.25%) Applications Support
20 178 (2.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3403 (41.99%) .NET
2 1734 (21.40%) ASP.NET
3 1367 (16.87%) HTML
4 1063 (13.12%) CSS
5 915 (11.29%) .NET Framework
6 900 (11.11%) jQuery
7 885 (10.92%) XML
8 848 (10.46%) WCF
9 846 (10.44%) Web Services
10 744 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 482 (5.95%) Entity Framework
12 464 (5.73%) HTML5
13 372 (4.59%) WPF
14 315 (3.89%) Ajax
15 289 (3.57%) AngularJS
16 265 (3.27%) SOAP
17 257 (3.17%) LINQ
17 257 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 240 (2.96%) CSS3
19 239 (2.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 579 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (3.07%) NHS
3 237 (2.92%) Clustering
4 192 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 183 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 164 (2.02%) Replication
7 145 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 126 (1.55%) Visualisation
9 123 (1.52%) Open Source
10 121 (1.49%) N-Tier
11 119 (1.47%) Derivative
12 115 (1.42%) Data Integration
13 94 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 91 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 88 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 87 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 84 (1.04%) Client/Server
18 74 (0.91%) Equities
19 69 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
19 69 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1839 (22.69%) Windows
2 573 (7.07%) Linux
3 544 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 399 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 385 (4.75%) UNIX
6 326 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 123 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 97 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (1.18%) Solaris
10 90 (1.11%) Android
11 68 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 68 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 62 (0.77%) AIX
13 39 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 32 (0.39%) CentOS
15 29 (0.36%) SUSE
16 24 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 23 (0.28%) Debian
18 20 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1759 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1264 (15.60%) MVC
4 888 (10.96%) ETL
5 689 (8.50%) TDD
6 634 (7.82%) Scrum
7 604 (7.45%) Migration
8 523 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 468 (5.77%) OO
10 439 (5.42%) ITIL
11 428 (5.28%) CRM
12 409 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
13 351 (4.33%) SOA
14 343 (4.23%) Unit Testing
15 309 (3.81%) Web Development
16 304 (3.75%) E-Commerce
17 298 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
18 275 (3.39%) Project Management
19 251 (3.10%) Analytics
20 239 (2.95%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4140 (51.09%) SQL
2 2968 (36.62%) C#
3 1494 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 1430 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 778 (9.60%) Java
6 389 (4.80%) VB.NET
7 361 (4.45%) VB
8 354 (4.37%) VBA
9 330 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 217 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 185 (2.28%) Python
12 177 (2.18%) Perl
13 168 (2.07%) C++
14 137 (1.69%) PHP
15 135 (1.67%) VBScript
16 124 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 117 (1.44%) VB6
18 90 (1.11%) Ruby
19 72 (0.89%) C
20 59 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 457 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 411 (5.07%) Degree
3 317 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 217 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 89 (1.10%) MCSE
6 81 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 56 (0.69%) MCITP
8 53 (0.65%) ISEB
9 41 (0.51%) MCSA
10 40 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 35 (0.43%) MCTS
13 30 (0.37%) CCNA
14 29 (0.36%) MCP
14 29 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.21%) MCDBA
16 17 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 16 (0.20%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (2.30%) QA
2 68 (0.84%) SLA
3 62 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.21%) HL7
6 15 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 13 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.062%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.049%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.049%) COBIT
11 3 (0.037%) EMIR
12 2 (0.025%) COREP
12 2 (0.025%) FINREP
12 2 (0.025%) MiFID
12 2 (0.025%) FATCA
12 2 (0.025%) GAAP
12 2 (0.025%) WCAG
12 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 639 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 353 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 147 (1.81%) vSphere
5 72 (0.89%) XenApp
6 71 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 38 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 38 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 32 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 31 (0.38%) vCloud
11 24 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 23 (0.28%) Xen
13 22 (0.27%) NFS
14 17 (0.21%) Samba
14 17 (0.21%) VMware Server
14 17 (0.21%) SRDF
15 16 (0.20%) Firmware
15 16 (0.20%) KVM
16 14 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 126 (1.55%) SCCM
2 88 (1.09%) Puppet
3 80 (0.99%) SCOM
4 48 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (0.47%) Control-M
7 37 (0.46%) WSUS
8 33 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
9 28 (0.35%) Data Guard
10 24 (0.30%) ZABBIX
11 23 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 21 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 20 (0.25%) BladeLogic
14 17 (0.21%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.20%) Nagios
15 16 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 15 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 14 (0.17%) Tivoli
18 13 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 13 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2605 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 1522 (18.78%) Oracle
3 567 (7.00%) VMware
4 231 (2.85%) Citrix
5 223 (2.75%) IBM
6 218 (2.69%) Cisco
7 214 (2.64%) Sybase
8 204 (2.52%) HP
9 194 (2.39%) Business Objects
10 176 (2.17%) SAP
11 168 (2.07%) Tableau
12 131 (1.62%) Sitecore
13 121 (1.49%) Cognos
14 120 (1.48%) Red Hat
15 115 (1.42%) TIBCO
16 101 (1.25%) NetApp
17 100 (1.23%) Informatica
18 79 (0.97%) EMC
19 66 (0.81%) Telerik
20 64 (0.79%) Teradata
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