The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4172 4525 5074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.45% 9.71% 9.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.49% 44.73% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2702 2862 3083
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 130 159
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £25.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £49.75 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10564 10117 11079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.39% 21.71% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6309 6649
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 209 278
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
SQL Server
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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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 1888 £414 -2.64% 689
South East -5 690 £325 -9.72% 417
East of England +1 351 £350 +7.69% 193
South West +1 297 £325 - 159
North West 0 296 £325 +8.33% 265
Yorkshire 0 233 £313 +4.16% 226
West Midlands -3 230 £320 -1.53% 157
East Midlands -4 144 £300 +9.09% 131
North East +1 44 £325 +8.33% 48
Midlands -4 11 £350 -22.22% 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4264 (47.67%) SQL
2 4022 (44.96%) .NET
3 3587 (40.10%) C#
4 2412 (26.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 2357 (26.35%) Microsoft
6 2350 (26.27%) ASP.NET
7 1904 (21.29%) Windows
8 1799 (20.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1722 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1652 (18.47%) Oracle
11 1635 (18.28%) Finance
12 1627 (18.19%) JavaScript
13 1566 (17.51%) HTML
14 1513 (16.91%) MVC
15 1440 (16.10%) T-SQL
16 1239 (13.85%) CSS
17 1215 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
18 1158 (12.95%) MS Excel
19 1057 (11.82%) WCF
20 1036 (11.58%) jQuery
21 1019 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
22 1008 (11.27%) XML
23 994 (11.11%) SharePoint
24 991 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
25 942 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
26 930 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
27 929 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
28 923 (10.32%) Web Services
29 881 (9.85%) .NET Framework
30 873 (9.76%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 994 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 618 (6.91%) IIS
3 310 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 300 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 282 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
6 281 (3.14%) CMS
7 170 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 160 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 153 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 147 (1.64%) Umbraco
11 127 (1.42%) Apache
12 118 (1.32%) Tomcat
13 111 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
14 98 (1.10%) SAS
15 95 (1.06%) WebLogic
16 94 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
17 93 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
18 83 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
19 66 (0.74%) Lync
20 58 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 1158 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 319 (3.57%) MS Office
3 85 (0.95%) InfoPath
4 69 (0.77%) PowerPivot
5 49 (0.55%) MS Project
6 48 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 41 (0.46%) MS Visio
8 38 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 32 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.16%) SPSS
12 6 (0.067%) Stata
13 4 (0.045%) FastStats
13 4 (0.045%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.034%) ProjectWise
15 2 (0.022%) GIMP
15 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.011%) Maya
Business Applications
1 232 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 46 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 43 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 32 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 29 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 28 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 27 (0.30%) Agresso
9 27 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 27 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 26 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 26 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
11 25 (0.28%) Magento
12 23 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
13 22 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
14 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
15 13 (0.15%) SAP SD
16 12 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
16 12 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 199 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (0.96%) Office 365
3 51 (0.57%) SaaS
4 50 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.20%) PaaS
8 14 (0.16%) GitHub
9 9 (0.10%) IaaS
10 2 (0.022%) Trello
10 2 (0.022%) Heroku
10 2 (0.022%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.011%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.011%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.011%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.011%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 245 (2.74%) SAN
2 205 (2.29%) Firewall
3 197 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 182 (2.03%) DNS
5 164 (1.83%) Internet
6 113 (1.26%) HTTP
7 110 (1.23%) LAN
8 102 (1.14%) WAN
9 99 (1.11%) DHCP
10 86 (0.96%) VPN
11 80 (0.89%) Intranet
11 80 (0.89%) LDAP
12 73 (0.82%) NAS
13 52 (0.58%) FTP
14 48 (0.54%) VoIP
14 48 (0.54%) VLAN
15 38 (0.42%) Network Security
16 35 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (0.39%) Wireless
17 27 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2412 (26.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1799 (20.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1722 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1019 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 991 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
6 942 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 866 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 591 (6.61%) Relational Database
9 446 (4.99%) Oracle Database
10 384 (4.29%) MySQL
11 273 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
12 256 (2.86%) RDBMS
13 211 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 201 (2.25%) OLAP
15 200 (2.24%) QlikView
16 184 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 178 (1.99%) DTS
18 153 (1.71%) MS Access
19 149 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
20 134 (1.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 873 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 604 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 213 (2.38%) NUnit
4 189 (2.11%) Subversion
5 182 (2.03%) Git (software)
6 164 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 135 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 114 (1.27%) JIRA
9 89 (0.99%) MSTest
10 87 (0.97%) Selenium
11 86 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 82 (0.92%) JUnit
13 67 (0.75%) Maven
13 67 (0.75%) Jenkins
14 55 (0.61%) Mercurial
15 53 (0.59%) Toad
16 52 (0.58%) Eclipse
17 50 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
18 45 (0.50%) Moq
19 38 (0.42%) MSBuild
General
1 1635 (18.28%) Finance
2 687 (7.68%) Banking
3 270 (3.02%) Retail
4 268 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 230 (2.57%) Front Office
6 194 (2.17%) Marketing
7 187 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 182 (2.03%) Back Office
9 126 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 75 (0.84%) Legal
11 72 (0.80%) Advertising
12 63 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 61 (0.68%) Publishing
14 52 (0.58%) Billing
15 47 (0.53%) Electronics
16 35 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.36%) Law
18 28 (0.31%) Games
19 22 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4950 (55.34%) Developer
2 1700 (19.01%) .NET Developer
3 1171 (13.09%) Analyst
4 1161 (12.98%) C# Developer
5 751 (8.40%) SQL Developer
6 730 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 643 (7.19%) DBA
8 527 (5.89%) ASP.NET Developer
9 487 (5.44%) SQL DBA
10 437 (4.89%) Architect
11 397 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 390 (4.36%) Consultant
13 380 (4.25%) Senior Developer
14 372 (4.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 289 (3.23%) Web Developer
16 287 (3.21%) Administrator
17 247 (2.76%) SQL Server Developer
18 238 (2.66%) SQL Server DBA
19 214 (2.39%) Data Analyst
20 211 (2.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4022 (44.96%) .NET
2 2350 (26.27%) ASP.NET
3 1566 (17.51%) HTML
4 1239 (13.85%) CSS
5 1057 (11.82%) WCF
6 1036 (11.58%) jQuery
7 1008 (11.27%) XML
8 930 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 923 (10.32%) Web Services
10 881 (9.85%) .NET Framework
11 491 (5.49%) WPF
12 480 (5.37%) HTML5
13 445 (4.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 417 (4.66%) Ajax
15 303 (3.39%) LINQ
16 278 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 276 (3.09%) WinForms
18 272 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 265 (2.96%) CSS3
20 260 (2.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 346 (3.87%) NHS
2 272 (3.04%) Clustering
3 212 (2.37%) Replication
4 184 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 180 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 138 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 127 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 123 (1.38%) Derivative
9 119 (1.33%) N-Tier
9 119 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 81 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 81 (0.91%) Statistics
11 73 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 71 (0.79%) Open Source
13 61 (0.68%) Data Extraction
13 61 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 61 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 59 (0.66%) Blackberry
15 53 (0.59%) Equities
16 51 (0.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1904 (21.29%) Windows
2 583 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 477 (5.33%) Linux
4 430 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 424 (4.74%) UNIX
6 223 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 191 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 129 (1.44%) Windows XP
9 110 (1.23%) Solaris
10 108 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 54 (0.60%) Android
13 50 (0.56%) AIX
14 44 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 24 (0.27%) HPUX
17 21 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.22%) SUSE
19 15 (0.17%) Windows Vista
20 11 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (16.91%) MVC
2 1215 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
3 929 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 860 (9.61%) ETL
5 800 (8.94%) TDD
6 680 (7.60%) Migration
7 624 (6.98%) Scrum
8 492 (5.50%) Data Modelling
9 465 (5.20%) OO
10 463 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
11 426 (4.76%) ITIL
12 400 (4.47%) CRM
12 400 (4.47%) Web Development
13 396 (4.43%) Unit Testing
14 368 (4.11%) E-Commerce
15 332 (3.71%) SOA
16 300 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
17 287 (3.21%) Analytics
18 278 (3.11%) Project Management
19 273 (3.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4264 (47.67%) SQL
2 3587 (40.10%) C#
3 1627 (18.19%) JavaScript
4 1440 (16.10%) T-SQL
5 624 (6.98%) Java
6 529 (5.91%) VB.NET
7 370 (4.14%) VB
8 310 (3.47%) VBA
9 297 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 276 (3.09%) PL/SQL
11 192 (2.15%) C++
12 157 (1.76%) Perl
13 150 (1.68%) VB6
14 137 (1.53%) VBScript
15 135 (1.51%) Python
16 129 (1.44%) PHP
17 121 (1.35%) Shell Script
18 108 (1.21%) C
19 45 (0.50%) Ruby
20 39 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 514 (5.75%) Degree
2 508 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 371 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 281 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 115 (1.29%) MCSE
6 100 (1.12%) MCITP
7 91 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 88 (0.98%) ISEB
9 78 (0.87%) MCTS
10 45 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 41 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (0.39%) MCP
13 28 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (0.30%) MCDBA
15 25 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
16 23 (0.26%) CCNA
16 23 (0.26%) OCP
16 23 (0.26%) MCSA
17 22 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (3.07%) QA
2 132 (1.48%) SLA
3 75 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 69 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 25 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (0.28%) HL7
6 19 (0.21%) Basel III
7 16 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.067%) EMIR
10 6 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.056%) COREP
12 4 (0.045%) FINREP
13 3 (0.034%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.034%) COBIT
14 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
14 2 (0.022%) Basel II
15 1 (0.011%) TickIT
15 1 (0.011%) WCAG
System Software
1 620 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 265 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 111 (1.24%) vSphere
5 93 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 91 (1.02%) XenApp
7 88 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
8 83 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 35 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 31 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 24 (0.27%) XenServer
12 24 (0.27%) Xen
13 23 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 23 (0.26%) NFS
14 21 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 16 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.17%) vCloud
17 9 (0.10%) Squid
17 9 (0.10%) qmail
Systems Management
1 118 (1.32%) SCCM
2 99 (1.11%) SCOM
3 88 (0.98%) Data Guard
4 51 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 50 (0.56%) WSUS
6 43 (0.48%) Control-M
7 41 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 40 (0.45%) Puppet
9 37 (0.41%) Tivoli
10 29 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.18%) WMI
12 16 (0.18%) SCVMM
12 16 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.16%) OpenView
14 14 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 13 (0.15%) ARCserve
15 13 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2357 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 1652 (18.47%) Oracle
3 525 (5.87%) VMware
4 246 (2.75%) Citrix
5 229 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 214 (2.39%) Sybase
7 212 (2.37%) Cisco
8 204 (2.28%) HP
9 190 (2.12%) SAP
10 155 (1.73%) Cognos
11 138 (1.54%) IBM
12 136 (1.52%) Informatica
13 124 (1.39%) Sitecore
14 103 (1.15%) Tableau
15 101 (1.13%) TIBCO
16 97 (1.08%) Red Hat
17 74 (0.83%) NetApp
17 74 (0.83%) JBoss
18 68 (0.76%) Google
19 53 (0.59%) Teradata
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