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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3686 4157 4229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.94% 9.45% 10.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.85% 42.50% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2577 2617 2615
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 98 138
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% +6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.85 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
9739 9781 9167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.97% 22.24% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6432 6097 5685
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 192 210
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 1761 £425 +3.65% 783
South East -15 562 £350 - 411
North West +1 274 £301 +0.41% 311
South West -3 259 £350 +6.06% 221
Yorkshire -5 246 £320 +1.58% 275
West Midlands +1 207 £338 +2.50% 176
East of England -11 201 £355 +1.42% 197
East Midlands -10 100 £336 +8.46% 116
North East +3 60 £319 +15.90% 36
Midlands +1 6 £325 -35.00% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3900 (51.20%) SQL
2 3249 (42.65%) .NET
3 2816 (36.97%) C#
4 2470 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 1778 (23.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1756 (23.05%) ASP.NET
7 1724 (22.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1704 (22.37%) Windows
9 1554 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
10 1470 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1446 (18.98%) JavaScript
12 1413 (18.55%) Oracle
13 1360 (17.85%) HTML
14 1354 (17.78%) Finance
15 1331 (17.47%) T-SQL
16 1315 (17.26%) MVC
17 1184 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
18 1087 (14.27%) MS Excel
19 1062 (13.94%) CSS
20 899 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
21 885 (11.62%) jQuery
22 866 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 822 (10.79%) SQL Server 2012
24 803 (10.54%) SharePoint
25 797 (10.46%) .NET Framework
26 778 (10.21%) XML
27 770 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
28 767 (10.07%) ETL
29 753 (9.89%) Web Services
30 747 (9.81%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 803 (10.54%) SharePoint
2 549 (7.21%) IIS
3 283 (3.72%) MS Exchange
4 243 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
5 240 (3.15%) CMS
6 207 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 164 (2.15%) Apache
8 146 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 126 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 109 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 106 (1.39%) Umbraco
12 93 (1.22%) Tomcat
13 85 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
14 82 (1.08%) JBoss
15 69 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
16 64 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
17 61 (0.80%) WebLogic
18 59 (0.77%) SAS
19 55 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
19 55 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 1087 (14.27%) MS Excel
2 313 (4.11%) MS Office
3 103 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 93 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 58 (0.76%) PowerPivot
6 52 (0.68%) MS Project
7 34 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 27 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.25%) SPSS
11 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.12%) Mingle
13 6 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.066%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.039%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.039%) DOC1
16 2 (0.026%) InDesign
17 1 (0.013%) S-PLUS
17 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.013%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 297 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.96%) Markit EDM
3 69 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 38 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 37 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 31 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.29%) SAP BPC
9 20 (0.26%) Agresso
10 19 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
11 17 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
12 15 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
13 14 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
13 14 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.16%) SAP SRM
14 12 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
15 11 (0.14%) ResourceLink
16 10 (0.13%) LatentZero
17 9 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
17 9 (0.12%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 205 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (0.63%) Office 365
4 46 (0.60%) PaaS
5 34 (0.45%) SaaS
6 24 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.18%) IaaS
8 14 (0.18%) GitHub
9 6 (0.079%) Yammer
9 6 (0.079%) CloudFront
9 6 (0.079%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.026%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.026%) ElastiCache
11 2 (0.026%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.026%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.013%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.013%) Force.com
12 1 (0.013%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 269 (3.53%) SAN
2 259 (3.40%) Firewall
3 213 (2.80%) DNS
4 161 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 143 (1.88%) Internet
6 129 (1.69%) LAN
7 127 (1.67%) WAN
8 121 (1.59%) DHCP
9 118 (1.55%) VPN
10 113 (1.48%) HTTP
11 84 (1.10%) NAS
12 79 (1.04%) VLAN
13 73 (0.96%) Intranet
14 64 (0.84%) FTP
15 58 (0.76%) LDAP
16 48 (0.63%) SSL
17 39 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (0.49%) MPLS
19 35 (0.46%) Network Security
20 34 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1778 (23.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 1724 (22.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1470 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 899 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
5 866 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 822 (10.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 595 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 457 (6.00%) Relational Database
9 336 (4.41%) Oracle Database
10 298 (3.91%) MySQL
11 219 (2.88%) OLAP
12 203 (2.67%) QlikView
13 199 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 183 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 179 (2.35%) RDBMS
16 146 (1.92%) DB2
17 137 (1.80%) MS Access
18 130 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
19 109 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
20 88 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 697 (9.15%) Visual Studio
2 562 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 258 (3.39%) NUnit
4 172 (2.26%) Subversion
5 133 (1.75%) JIRA
6 129 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 124 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 89 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
9 88 (1.16%) Selenium
10 86 (1.13%) SpecFlow
11 84 (1.10%) Jenkins
12 78 (1.02%) Moq
13 76 (1.00%) MSTest
14 67 (0.88%) TeamCity
15 66 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 60 (0.79%) Maven
17 53 (0.70%) JUnit
18 44 (0.58%) Toad
19 40 (0.53%) Ant
20 38 (0.50%) Eclipse
General
1 1354 (17.78%) Finance
2 596 (7.82%) Banking
3 240 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 214 (2.81%) Retail
5 212 (2.78%) Front Office
6 180 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 150 (1.97%) Marketing
8 145 (1.90%) Back Office
9 91 (1.19%) Legal
10 78 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 63 (0.83%) Advertising
12 40 (0.53%) Publishing
13 31 (0.41%) Law
14 29 (0.38%) Electronics
15 27 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.35%) Billing
16 22 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.24%) Local Government
18 17 (0.22%) Games
19 16 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4017 (52.74%) Developer
2 1227 (16.11%) .NET Developer
3 993 (13.04%) Analyst
4 712 (9.35%) SQL Developer
5 706 (9.27%) C# Developer
6 555 (7.29%) Architect
7 485 (6.37%) DBA
8 431 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 411 (5.40%) SQL DBA
10 353 (4.63%) Consultant
11 304 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 296 (3.89%) Senior Developer
12 296 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
13 227 (2.98%) Administrator
13 227 (2.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 218 (2.86%) Web Developer
15 187 (2.46%) Support Analyst
16 181 (2.38%) Applications Support
17 173 (2.27%) SQL Server DBA
18 171 (2.24%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3249 (42.65%) .NET
2 1756 (23.05%) ASP.NET
3 1360 (17.85%) HTML
4 1062 (13.94%) CSS
5 885 (11.62%) jQuery
6 797 (10.46%) .NET Framework
7 778 (10.21%) XML
8 770 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 753 (9.89%) Web Services
10 747 (9.81%) WCF
11 448 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 424 (5.57%) HTML5
13 310 (4.07%) WPF
14 308 (4.04%) Ajax
15 226 (2.97%) LINQ
16 210 (2.76%) CSS3
17 208 (2.73%) AngularJS
18 203 (2.67%) XSLT
19 201 (2.64%) REST
20 188 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 574 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (3.48%) Clustering
3 262 (3.44%) NHS
4 189 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 183 (2.40%) Replication
6 167 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 126 (1.65%) Data Integration
8 117 (1.54%) Visualisation
9 111 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 102 (1.34%) Derivative
10 102 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 99 (1.30%) Open Source
12 97 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 84 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 73 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
15 65 (0.85%) Data Structures
16 64 (0.84%) User Experience
17 57 (0.75%) Equities
18 56 (0.74%) Data Extraction
19 51 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1704 (22.37%) Windows
2 559 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 461 (6.05%) Linux
4 355 (4.66%) UNIX
5 345 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 283 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 133 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 105 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 90 (1.18%) AIX
10 77 (1.01%) Solaris
11 74 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 59 (0.77%) Android
13 56 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 42 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 33 (0.43%) CentOS
16 32 (0.42%) SUSE
17 27 (0.35%) Windows Vista
18 23 (0.30%) Windows 2000
18 23 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
19 19 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1554 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1315 (17.26%) MVC
3 1184 (15.54%) Business Intelligence
4 767 (10.07%) ETL
5 676 (8.87%) TDD
6 644 (8.45%) Migration
7 591 (7.76%) Scrum
8 508 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 442 (5.80%) CRM
10 406 (5.33%) OO
10 406 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
11 385 (5.05%) ITIL
12 288 (3.78%) Web Development
13 275 (3.61%) Unit Testing
14 274 (3.60%) E-Commerce
15 268 (3.52%) Data Migration
16 265 (3.48%) SOA
17 240 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
18 223 (2.93%) Analytics
19 222 (2.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3900 (51.20%) SQL
2 2816 (36.97%) C#
3 1446 (18.98%) JavaScript
4 1331 (17.47%) T-SQL
5 606 (7.96%) Java
6 360 (4.73%) VB.NET
7 325 (4.27%) VBA
8 291 (3.82%) VB
9 276 (3.62%) PowerShell
10 253 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 158 (2.07%) C++
12 145 (1.90%) VBScript
13 138 (1.81%) PHP
14 131 (1.72%) Python
15 123 (1.61%) Perl
16 119 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 86 (1.13%) VB6
18 85 (1.12%) C
19 72 (0.95%) Ruby
20 58 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 394 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 367 (4.82%) Degree
3 244 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 229 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (1.35%) MCSE
6 70 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 62 (0.81%) MCITP
8 53 (0.70%) MCTS
9 47 (0.62%) ISEB
10 44 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (0.53%) CCNA
12 34 (0.45%) ISTQB
13 30 (0.39%) MCP
14 27 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (0.32%) MCSA
16 20 (0.26%) Sun Certification
17 17 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 15 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (0.17%) PMI Certification
20 12 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (2.70%) QA
2 95 (1.25%) SLA
3 53 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.17%) HL7
7 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.092%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.079%) EMIR
9 6 (0.079%) WCAG
10 5 (0.066%) MiFID
10 5 (0.066%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.053%) COBIT
11 4 (0.053%) WAI
12 3 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.026%) GxP
14 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.013%) DICOM
14 1 (0.013%) FATCA
System Software
1 575 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 318 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (2.21%) vSphere
4 145 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 68 (0.89%) XenApp
7 56 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 46 (0.60%) Terminal Services
9 37 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 30 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 29 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
12 26 (0.34%) UAG
13 23 (0.30%) Firmware
13 23 (0.30%) vCloud
14 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 18 (0.24%) NFS
15 17 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
16 15 (0.20%) ISA Server
16 15 (0.20%) XenServer
16 15 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 151 (1.98%) SCCM
2 125 (1.64%) SCOM
3 69 (0.91%) Puppet
4 61 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 61 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 57 (0.75%) Control-M
6 46 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 29 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 28 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 26 (0.34%) WSUS
11 22 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 17 (0.22%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.17%) Tivoli
13 13 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.17%) SCOrch
13 13 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
14 12 (0.16%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2470 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 1413 (18.55%) Oracle
3 547 (7.18%) VMware
4 240 (3.15%) Citrix
5 237 (3.11%) HP
6 216 (2.84%) Cisco
7 210 (2.76%) Sybase
8 199 (2.61%) Business Objects
9 190 (2.49%) IBM
10 172 (2.26%) SAP
11 146 (1.92%) Cognos
12 134 (1.76%) Informatica
13 123 (1.61%) Tableau
14 102 (1.34%) Sitecore
15 93 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 93 (1.22%) EMC
16 81 (1.06%) NetApp
17 75 (0.98%) Symantec
18 69 (0.91%) TIBCO
19 62 (0.81%) Telerik
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vadis People
Rate: c£430-£450 per day (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £250 per day based on a 7 hour day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday