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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3650 4777 4705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.29% 9.53% 9.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.44% 41.18% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 3281 3168
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 78 77
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.14 £41.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -27.58%
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
10914 11601 10833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.81% 23.14% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7485 7684 7009
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 163 186
Median hourly rate £31.90 £22.84 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% -28.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.30 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 28 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 1494 £425 - 584
South East -7 671 £388 +10.71% 360
Yorkshire -7 276 £363 +11.53% 141
South West -5 260 £350 - 123
North West -6 257 £350 +6.87% 229
West Midlands -12 212 £375 +11.11% 130
East of England -8 196 £375 +3.09% 117
North East -5 146 £314 +4.58% 38
East Midlands -8 118 £325 +1.56% 84
Midlands -3 12 £475 +35.71% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3991 (53.77%) SQL
2 3032 (40.85%) .NET
3 2676 (36.05%) C#
4 2639 (35.56%) Microsoft
5 1882 (25.36%) Windows
6 1786 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
7 1523 (20.52%) Oracle
8 1484 (19.99%) JavaScript
9 1465 (19.74%) ASP.NET
10 1454 (19.59%) Finance
11 1400 (18.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1324 (17.84%) MVC
13 1290 (17.38%) T-SQL
14 1230 (16.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1227 (16.53%) HTML
16 1136 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
17 1132 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 1085 (14.62%) MS Excel
19 1015 (13.68%) CSS
20 910 (12.26%) SQL Server 2012
21 838 (11.29%) Windows Server
22 801 (10.79%) ETL
23 794 (10.70%) jQuery
24 771 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 766 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
26 761 (10.25%) Java
26 761 (10.25%) Active Directory
27 746 (10.05%) .NET Framework
28 743 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
28 743 (10.01%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 666 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 564 (7.60%) IIS
3 234 (3.15%) MS Exchange
4 174 (2.34%) CMS
5 159 (2.14%) Apache
6 154 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 154 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 145 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 125 (1.68%) Node.js
8 125 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 105 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 99 (1.33%) JBoss
11 85 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 77 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 76 (1.02%) Skype for Business
14 65 (0.88%) Confluence
15 50 (0.67%) Umbraco
16 49 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
17 46 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
18 45 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 1085 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 287 (3.87%) MS Office
3 73 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 60 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 42 (0.57%) MS Project
7 30 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.11%) SPSS
10 3 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.040%) Mingle
11 2 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.027%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.027%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.027%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.027%) Windchill
12 1 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 271 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.44%) RMDS
3 32 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 28 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.31%) Endur
7 20 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 15 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 14 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
14 7 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
14 7 (0.094%) Global One
14 7 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
15 6 (0.081%) Maximo
15 6 (0.081%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 455 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 218 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (2.33%) Office 365
4 87 (1.17%) IaaS
5 78 (1.05%) SaaS
6 71 (0.96%) PaaS
7 45 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (0.54%) GitHub
9 29 (0.39%) Yammer
10 24 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (0.20%) Boomi
13 12 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.13%) OneDrive
16 9 (0.12%) Force.com
17 8 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.11%) Google Analytics
18 6 (0.081%) Amazon Kinesis
19 5 (0.067%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 289 (3.89%) SAN
2 249 (3.35%) DNS
3 233 (3.14%) Firewall
4 165 (2.22%) Internet
5 159 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 131 (1.77%) DHCP
7 128 (1.72%) HTTP
8 124 (1.67%) WAN
9 122 (1.64%) LAN
10 97 (1.31%) Network Security
11 71 (0.96%) Intranet
12 67 (0.90%) VPN
13 66 (0.89%) NAS
14 60 (0.81%) FTP
15 58 (0.78%) LDAP
16 56 (0.75%) SSL
17 43 (0.58%) SMTP
18 35 (0.47%) Wireless
19 34 (0.46%) VoIP
20 31 (0.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1400 (18.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1230 (16.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1132 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 910 (12.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 771 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 766 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
7 533 (7.18%) Relational Database
8 423 (5.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 388 (5.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 365 (4.92%) Oracle Database
11 285 (3.84%) MySQL
12 223 (3.00%) RDBMS
13 211 (2.84%) MongoDB
14 199 (2.68%) DB2
15 186 (2.51%) NoSQL
16 171 (2.30%) QlikView
17 163 (2.20%) MS Access
18 154 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
19 150 (2.02%) Big Data
20 145 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 634 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 559 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 272 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 236 (3.18%) Subversion
5 210 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 202 (2.72%) NUnit
7 159 (2.14%) JIRA
8 142 (1.91%) Selenium
9 136 (1.83%) TeamCity
10 92 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 83 (1.12%) Maven
12 79 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
13 77 (1.04%) JUnit
14 74 (1.00%) SpecFlow
15 69 (0.93%) Eclipse
15 69 (0.93%) Moq
16 58 (0.78%) MSTest
17 55 (0.74%) ERwin
18 53 (0.71%) Cucumber
19 43 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 1454 (19.59%) Finance
2 629 (8.47%) Banking
3 243 (3.27%) Front Office
4 190 (2.56%) Retail
5 173 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 152 (2.05%) Marketing
7 144 (1.94%) Back Office
8 111 (1.50%) Legal
9 98 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 96 (1.29%) Law
11 94 (1.27%) Telecoms
12 93 (1.25%) Advertising
13 43 (0.58%) Publishing
14 41 (0.55%) Billing
15 39 (0.53%) Electronics
16 37 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 28 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.35%) Local Government
19 25 (0.34%) Games
20 24 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3966 (53.44%) Developer
2 1349 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 1099 (14.81%) SQL Developer
4 1055 (14.21%) C# Developer
5 746 (10.05%) Analyst
6 687 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 544 (7.33%) DBA
8 457 (6.16%) SQL Server Developer
9 452 (6.09%) Architect
10 438 (5.90%) ASP.NET Developer
11 420 (5.66%) SQL DBA
12 378 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 371 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 316 (4.26%) Consultant
15 310 (4.18%) SSIS Developer
16 299 (4.03%) Senior Developer
17 296 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 262 (3.53%) Java Developer
19 247 (3.33%) Administrator
20 222 (2.99%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3032 (40.85%) .NET
2 1465 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 1227 (16.53%) HTML
4 1015 (13.68%) CSS
5 794 (10.70%) jQuery
6 746 (10.05%) .NET Framework
7 743 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 743 (10.01%) Web Services
8 696 (9.38%) XML
9 574 (7.73%) AngularJS
10 503 (6.78%) WCF
11 487 (6.56%) HTML5
12 396 (5.34%) Entity Framework
13 365 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 273 (3.68%) WPF
15 256 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 246 (3.31%) SOAP
17 236 (3.18%) REST
18 204 (2.75%) Ajax
19 194 (2.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 518 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (3.88%) Clustering
3 204 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 201 (2.71%) Replication
5 191 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 189 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 143 (1.93%) NHS
8 122 (1.64%) Visualisation
9 109 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 106 (1.43%) User Experience
11 103 (1.39%) Data Integration
12 97 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 87 (1.17%) Derivative
14 84 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 83 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 82 (1.10%) Hedge funds
17 71 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 70 (0.94%) Data Extraction
18 70 (0.94%) N-Tier
19 62 (0.84%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1882 (25.36%) Windows
2 838 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 700 (9.43%) Linux
4 473 (6.37%) Unix
5 425 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 368 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 153 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 101 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 90 (1.21%) Solaris
11 48 (0.65%) AIX
11 48 (0.65%) Android
12 36 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 33 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 31 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 29 (0.39%) CentOS
16 27 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 27 (0.36%) zOS
17 26 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 21 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1786 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1324 (17.84%) MVC
3 1136 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
4 801 (10.79%) ETL
5 726 (9.78%) TDD
6 638 (8.60%) Migration
7 533 (7.18%) Scrum
8 496 (6.68%) Web Development
9 491 (6.62%) ITIL
10 455 (6.13%) CRM
11 430 (5.79%) Data Modelling
11 430 (5.79%) OO
11 430 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
12 385 (5.19%) SDLC
13 370 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
14 326 (4.39%) Project Management
15 305 (4.11%) Unit Testing
16 267 (3.60%) High Availability
17 264 (3.56%) BDD
18 257 (3.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3991 (53.77%) SQL
2 2676 (36.05%) C#
3 1484 (19.99%) JavaScript
4 1290 (17.38%) T-SQL
5 761 (10.25%) Java
6 598 (8.06%) PowerShell
7 338 (4.55%) VB
8 311 (4.19%) VB.NET
9 274 (3.69%) VBA
10 241 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 225 (3.03%) Python
12 180 (2.43%) C++
13 175 (2.36%) Perl
14 171 (2.30%) PHP
15 167 (2.25%) VBScript
16 160 (2.16%) Shell Script
17 131 (1.77%) C
18 91 (1.23%) Ruby
19 77 (1.04%) VB6
20 70 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 534 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 434 (5.85%) Degree
3 350 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 228 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 118 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 100 (1.35%) ISEB
6 100 (1.35%) MCSE
7 74 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 56 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 49 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 41 (0.55%) MCITP
12 36 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.46%) CCNA
13 34 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 34 (0.46%) MCTS
14 32 (0.43%) MCSA
15 30 (0.40%) MCP
16 27 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
17 25 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (2.71%) QA
2 138 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 128 (1.72%) SLA
4 42 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 22 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
8 14 (0.19%) HL7
9 11 (0.15%) COBIT
9 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.12%) RMADS
10 9 (0.12%) WCAG
11 7 (0.094%) MiFID
11 7 (0.094%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.054%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.054%) ISO20022
12 4 (0.054%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 761 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 375 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 103 (1.39%) XenApp
5 95 (1.28%) vSphere
6 48 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 45 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 45 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (0.49%) Docker
10 35 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 29 (0.39%) Xen
12 26 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.31%) NFS
14 22 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (0.30%) KVM
15 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 16 (0.22%) Sendmail
16 16 (0.22%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 136 (1.83%) SCCM
2 106 (1.43%) Puppet
3 92 (1.24%) SCOM
4 80 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 58 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 52 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 42 (0.57%) Nagios
8 41 (0.55%) Ansible
8 41 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 41 (0.55%) WSUS
9 36 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 29 (0.39%) MOM
11 27 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
11 27 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 26 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 24 (0.32%) Data Guard
14 22 (0.30%) Netcool
14 22 (0.30%) Perfmon
14 22 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2639 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 1523 (20.52%) Oracle
3 580 (7.81%) VMware
4 349 (4.70%) HP
5 300 (4.04%) Citrix
6 265 (3.57%) IBM
7 209 (2.82%) Sybase
8 180 (2.43%) SAP
9 163 (2.20%) Red Hat
10 162 (2.18%) Cisco
11 156 (2.10%) Tableau
12 105 (1.41%) Informatica
13 102 (1.37%) Cognos
14 96 (1.29%) EMC
15 95 (1.28%) Sitecore
16 86 (1.16%) NetApp
17 80 (1.08%) TIBCO
18 79 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
18 79 (1.06%) ServiceNow
19 63 (0.85%) Veritas
Central London / West End
Oxbridge Answers
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £151 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent and Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago