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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3741 4719 4336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.55% 8.96% 8.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.18% 38.63% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 3263 2864
Median daily rate £375 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
- +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 87 91
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.53 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% +39.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.02 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.60 £31.51 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+25.67% +32.67%
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
11276 12217 11275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 23.21% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7533 8170 7268
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 180 177
Median hourly rate £39.20 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -13 1458 £436 +2.64% 458
South East -8 569 £375 +7.14% 280
North West +10 356 £350 -6.66% 231
South West +2 315 £350 -3.44% 131
Yorkshire -5 281 £345 -1.42% 139
West Midlands -1 278 £350 - 126
East of England -2 206 £350 - 121
North East -2 138 £344 -15.58% 29
East Midlands -4 120 £350 - 74
Midlands +1 10 £450 -10.00%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3941 (53.52%) SQL
2 2991 (40.62%) .NET
3 2749 (37.34%) C#
4 2535 (34.43%) Microsoft
5 1890 (25.67%) Windows
6 1852 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
7 1628 (22.11%) ASP.NET
8 1596 (21.68%) JavaScript
9 1518 (20.62%) Oracle
10 1468 (19.94%) MVC
11 1389 (18.86%) HTML
12 1361 (18.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1323 (17.97%) Finance
14 1264 (17.17%) T-SQL
15 1187 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1143 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
17 1041 (14.14%) CSS
18 1024 (13.91%) MS Excel
19 986 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
20 886 (12.03%) Web Services
21 885 (12.02%) SQL Server 2012
22 870 (11.82%) Windows Server
23 865 (11.75%) Active Directory
24 844 (11.46%) ETL
25 812 (11.03%) jQuery
26 811 (11.01%) Java
27 809 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
28 781 (10.61%) XML
29 750 (10.19%) .NET Framework
30 745 (10.12%) Data Warehouse

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
1 691 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 524 (7.12%) IIS
3 262 (3.56%) MS Exchange
4 209 (2.84%) CMS
5 196 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 176 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 157 (2.13%) Apache
8 156 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 149 (2.02%) Tomcat
10 143 (1.94%) Skype for Business
11 128 (1.74%) JBoss
12 117 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 112 (1.52%) WebLogic
14 110 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
15 101 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
16 76 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
17 73 (0.99%) Confluence
18 70 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
18 70 (0.95%) Umbraco
19 69 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1024 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 214 (2.91%) MS Office
3 56 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.50%) MS Project
5 36 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 28 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.15%) SPSS
9 10 (0.14%) Windchill
10 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.054%) InDesign
12 4 (0.054%) Mingle
13 2 (0.027%) InVision
13 2 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 279 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.57%) RMDS
4 34 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 32 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 23 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 14 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
10 13 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 10 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
13 8 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
14 7 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 7 (0.095%) SAP CRM
15 6 (0.081%) Beauchamp
15 6 (0.081%) OpenText MBPM
15 6 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 587 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (3.00%) Office 365
4 90 (1.22%) IaaS
5 77 (1.05%) PaaS
6 76 (1.03%) SaaS
7 58 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (0.76%) GitHub
9 49 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 42 (0.57%) Yammer
11 32 (0.43%) Boomi
12 24 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.15%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
16 10 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.14%) CloudFront
16 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.095%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 311 (4.22%) SAN
2 302 (4.10%) DNS
3 281 (3.82%) Firewall
4 205 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 186 (2.53%) DHCP
6 182 (2.47%) WAN
7 180 (2.44%) LAN
8 160 (2.17%) HTTP
9 147 (2.00%) Internet
10 96 (1.30%) Network Security
11 93 (1.26%) NAS
12 86 (1.17%) LDAP
13 77 (1.05%) SSL
14 68 (0.92%) FTP
15 66 (0.90%) Intranet
16 65 (0.88%) VPN
17 54 (0.73%) Skype
18 48 (0.65%) iSCSI
18 48 (0.65%) Unified Communications
19 42 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1361 (18.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1187 (16.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 986 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 885 (12.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 745 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
6 729 (9.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 495 (6.72%) Relational Database
8 437 (5.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 342 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 339 (4.60%) Oracle Database
11 330 (4.48%) MySQL
12 283 (3.84%) MongoDB
13 224 (3.04%) Hadoop
13 224 (3.04%) NoSQL
14 197 (2.68%) DB2
15 195 (2.65%) Big Data
16 188 (2.55%) RDBMS
17 165 (2.24%) Power BI
18 157 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
19 139 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 652 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 622 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 299 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 224 (3.04%) Subversion
5 196 (2.66%) Jenkins
6 184 (2.50%) JIRA
7 174 (2.36%) TeamCity
8 148 (2.01%) NUnit
9 125 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 115 (1.56%) Selenium
11 95 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 78 (1.06%) Eclipse
13 73 (0.99%) SpecFlow
14 70 (0.95%) JUnit
15 63 (0.86%) Maven
16 53 (0.72%) Cucumber
17 44 (0.60%) Moq
18 42 (0.57%) MSTest
19 41 (0.56%) MSI
20 35 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 1323 (17.97%) Finance
2 514 (6.98%) Banking
3 244 (3.31%) Retail
4 172 (2.34%) Marketing
5 167 (2.27%) Back Office
6 155 (2.11%) Front Office
7 140 (1.90%) Advertising
8 124 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 117 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 93 (1.26%) Legal
12 90 (1.22%) Law
13 76 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.67%) Electronics
15 34 (0.46%) Billing
16 32 (0.43%) Publishing
17 20 (0.27%) Local Government
18 19 (0.26%) Automotive
18 19 (0.26%) Military
19 15 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3861 (52.44%) Developer
2 1434 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 1026 (13.93%) C# Developer
4 989 (13.43%) SQL Developer
5 704 (9.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 687 (9.33%) Analyst
7 523 (7.10%) DBA
8 449 (6.10%) Architect
9 434 (5.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 399 (5.42%) SQL DBA
11 340 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 325 (4.41%) Senior Developer
13 319 (4.33%) Consultant
14 317 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
15 301 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 290 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 279 (3.79%) SSIS Developer
18 272 (3.69%) Java Developer
19 261 (3.54%) Administrator
20 185 (2.51%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2991 (40.62%) .NET
2 1628 (22.11%) ASP.NET
3 1389 (18.86%) HTML
4 1041 (14.14%) CSS
5 886 (12.03%) Web Services
6 812 (11.03%) jQuery
7 809 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 781 (10.61%) XML
9 750 (10.19%) .NET Framework
10 618 (8.39%) AngularJS
11 592 (8.04%) WCF
12 504 (6.85%) HTML5
13 455 (6.18%) Entity Framework
14 452 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 295 (4.01%) SOAP
16 276 (3.75%) REST
17 264 (3.59%) JSON
17 264 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 237 (3.22%) WPF
19 219 (2.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 488 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 290 (3.94%) Clustering
3 225 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 215 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 192 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 168 (2.28%) Replication
7 126 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 125 (1.70%) Visualisation
9 120 (1.63%) NHS
10 110 (1.49%) Fixed Income
11 102 (1.39%) User Experience
12 98 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 91 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 91 (1.24%) N-Tier
14 76 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 74 (1.01%) Public Cloud
16 70 (0.95%) Mathematics
17 68 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 67 (0.91%) Data Integration
19 65 (0.88%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1890 (25.67%) Windows
2 870 (11.82%) Windows Server
3 740 (10.05%) Linux
4 474 (6.44%) Unix
5 393 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 367 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 191 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 123 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 100 (1.36%) Solaris
11 76 (1.03%) Android
12 50 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 49 (0.67%) AIX
14 42 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 42 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 39 (0.53%) Windows 10
16 38 (0.52%) Windows Phone
17 29 (0.39%) Windows Vista
18 27 (0.37%) CentOS
19 24 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1852 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1468 (19.94%) MVC
3 1143 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
4 844 (11.46%) ETL
5 734 (9.97%) TDD
6 598 (8.12%) Scrum
7 588 (7.99%) Migration
8 529 (7.18%) ITIL
9 498 (6.76%) CRM
10 484 (6.57%) Web Development
11 428 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
12 388 (5.27%) OO
13 379 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
14 376 (5.11%) Data Modelling
15 316 (4.29%) SDLC
16 313 (4.25%) Project Management
17 311 (4.22%) High Availability
18 306 (4.16%) Unit Testing
19 295 (4.01%) BDD
20 286 (3.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3941 (53.52%) SQL
2 2749 (37.34%) C#
3 1596 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 1264 (17.17%) T-SQL
5 811 (11.01%) Java
6 554 (7.52%) PowerShell
7 321 (4.36%) VB.NET
8 306 (4.16%) VB
9 263 (3.57%) Python
10 212 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 207 (2.81%) VBA
12 202 (2.74%) Perl
13 197 (2.68%) PHP
14 164 (2.23%) C
15 160 (2.17%) Shell Script
16 139 (1.89%) C++
17 110 (1.49%) VBScript
18 88 (1.20%) Ruby
19 66 (0.90%) VB6
20 63 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 664 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 433 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 424 (5.76%) Degree
4 289 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 149 (2.02%) MCSE
6 135 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 81 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 72 (0.98%) MCSA
9 65 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (0.65%) MCITP
10 48 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (0.60%) CCNA
11 44 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 44 (0.60%) MCTS
12 43 (0.58%) CISSP
12 43 (0.58%) ISEB
13 36 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (0.48%) CCNP
15 34 (0.46%) MCP
16 33 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (2.88%) QA
2 134 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 113 (1.53%) SLA
4 46 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 22 (0.30%) Solvency II
6 14 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.15%) RMADS
10 9 (0.12%) HL7
10 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.12%) MiFID
10 9 (0.12%) WCAG
11 8 (0.11%) GxP
12 5 (0.068%) FIPS 140-2
12 5 (0.068%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.054%) EMIR
13 4 (0.054%) GAAP
14 3 (0.041%) COBIT
14 3 (0.041%) ISO20022
System Software
1 865 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 424 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 114 (1.55%) XenApp
5 112 (1.52%) vSphere
6 84 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
7 63 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 62 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 58 (0.79%) VMware ESX
10 53 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 52 (0.71%) Docker
11 52 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 43 (0.58%) Xen
14 36 (0.49%) NFS
15 35 (0.48%) XenDesktop
16 31 (0.42%) KVM
17 28 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 26 (0.35%) SRDF
19 24 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 162 (2.20%) SCCM
2 131 (1.78%) SCOM
3 112 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 84 (1.14%) Puppet
6 64 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 63 (0.86%) Ansible
8 61 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 55 (0.75%) MOM
10 52 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
11 46 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
12 40 (0.54%) WSUS
13 39 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 38 (0.52%) Perfmon
15 33 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
15 33 (0.45%) Nagios
16 31 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
17 30 (0.41%) Backup Exec
18 25 (0.34%) Control-M
19 24 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2535 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 1518 (20.62%) Oracle
3 684 (9.29%) VMware
4 349 (4.74%) Citrix
5 336 (4.56%) HP
6 245 (3.33%) IBM
7 232 (3.15%) SAP
8 222 (3.02%) Cisco
9 194 (2.63%) Sybase
10 173 (2.35%) Tableau
11 120 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 116 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 110 (1.49%) Sitecore
14 107 (1.45%) Cognos
15 106 (1.44%) NetApp
16 103 (1.40%) Dell
17 93 (1.26%) EMC
18 78 (1.06%) ServiceNow
19 77 (1.05%) CA
20 76 (1.03%) EPiServer
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