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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3835 4903 4361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.75% 9.27% 8.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.14% 39.31% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3356 2846
Median daily rate £380 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 100 89
Median hourly rate £28.25 £28.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.19 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £30.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +36.66%
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
11234 12473 11374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.70% 23.58% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7537 8273 7133
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 178
Median hourly rate £29.88 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 1508 £450 +5.88% 438
South East -5 646 £375 +7.14% 318
North West +8 322 £338 -10.00% 230
Yorkshire -5 322 £345 +1.47% 148
South West -3 277 £350 - 139
West Midlands -3 275 £350 -3.44% 133
East of England +1 234 £375 +7.14% 118
North East -8 119 £320 +5.64% 46
East Midlands -9 101 £338 +3.84% 87
Midlands +1 16 £450 -10.00% 5
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4005 (53.52%) SQL
2 2997 (40.05%) .NET
3 2714 (36.27%) C#
4 2582 (34.50%) Microsoft
5 1922 (25.68%) Windows
6 1841 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
7 1615 (21.58%) ASP.NET
8 1609 (21.50%) JavaScript
9 1557 (20.81%) Oracle
10 1472 (19.67%) MVC
11 1408 (18.82%) Finance
12 1378 (18.42%) HTML
13 1363 (18.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1279 (17.09%) T-SQL
15 1198 (16.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1157 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
17 1072 (14.33%) CSS
18 1047 (13.99%) MS Excel
19 1006 (13.44%) SQL Server 2008
20 906 (12.11%) Windows Server
21 874 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
22 868 (11.60%) ETL
23 853 (11.40%) Active Directory
24 840 (11.23%) jQuery
25 828 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
26 805 (10.76%) Web Services
27 795 (10.62%) Java
28 758 (10.13%) TDD
29 751 (10.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 742 (9.92%) 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
1 728 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 530 (7.08%) IIS
3 267 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 215 (2.87%) CMS
5 184 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
6 167 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 165 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 162 (2.16%) Apache
9 156 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 139 (1.86%) Skype for Business
11 124 (1.66%) JBoss
12 121 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 106 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
14 98 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
15 94 (1.26%) WebLogic
16 82 (1.10%) Confluence
17 74 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
18 73 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
19 72 (0.96%) SAS
20 67 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1047 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 243 (3.25%) MS Office
3 57 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 39 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.51%) MS Project
7 25 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.13%) Windchill
9 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.080%) SPSS
11 4 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.053%) InDesign
11 4 (0.053%) Mingle
12 3 (0.040%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.027%) InVision
13 2 (0.027%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.027%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 282 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.47%) RMDS
4 33 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 32 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 17 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 14 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 12 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
11 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 10 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
12 9 (0.12%) SAP CRM
13 8 (0.11%) Beauchamp
13 8 (0.11%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.094%) OpenText MBPM
14 7 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
15 6 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
15 6 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 582 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 316 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (2.93%) Office 365
4 92 (1.23%) IaaS
5 80 (1.07%) PaaS
6 55 (0.73%) SaaS
7 52 (0.69%) GitHub
8 49 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 44 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (0.49%) Yammer
11 27 (0.36%) Boomi
12 24 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.13%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.12%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.080%) Force.com
18 5 (0.067%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 333 (4.45%) SAN
2 302 (4.04%) DNS
3 286 (3.82%) Firewall
4 188 (2.51%) DHCP
5 183 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 179 (2.39%) WAN
7 176 (2.35%) LAN
8 164 (2.19%) Internet
9 146 (1.95%) HTTP
10 111 (1.48%) Network Security
11 84 (1.12%) LDAP
11 84 (1.12%) NAS
12 75 (1.00%) VPN
13 71 (0.95%) Intranet
14 67 (0.90%) SSL
15 65 (0.87%) FTP
16 53 (0.71%) Skype
17 48 (0.64%) VoIP
18 47 (0.63%) Wireless
19 46 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1363 (18.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1198 (16.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1006 (13.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 874 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 751 (10.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 742 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
7 500 (6.68%) Relational Database
8 433 (5.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 355 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 352 (4.70%) Oracle Database
11 316 (4.22%) MySQL
12 290 (3.88%) MongoDB
13 215 (2.87%) NoSQL
14 213 (2.85%) Hadoop
15 205 (2.74%) DB2
16 201 (2.69%) RDBMS
17 181 (2.42%) Big Data
18 159 (2.12%) Power BI
19 153 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
19 153 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 662 (8.85%) Visual Studio
2 632 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 303 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 239 (3.19%) Subversion
5 211 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 182 (2.43%) TeamCity
7 175 (2.34%) JIRA
8 174 (2.33%) NUnit
9 129 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 113 (1.51%) Selenium
11 106 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 84 (1.12%) SpecFlow
13 76 (1.02%) JUnit
14 72 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 70 (0.94%) Maven
16 47 (0.63%) Moq
17 43 (0.57%) Cucumber
18 39 (0.52%) MSTest
19 36 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 36 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 1408 (18.82%) Finance
2 564 (7.54%) Banking
3 245 (3.27%) Retail
4 185 (2.47%) Marketing
5 169 (2.26%) Back Office
6 166 (2.22%) Front Office
7 134 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 123 (1.64%) Advertising
9 115 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 105 (1.40%) Legal
11 98 (1.31%) Law
12 91 (1.22%) Telecoms
13 70 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.67%) Electronics
15 37 (0.49%) Publishing
16 35 (0.47%) Billing
17 22 (0.29%) Games
18 18 (0.24%) Automotive
18 18 (0.24%) Military
18 18 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3949 (52.77%) Developer
2 1417 (18.94%) .NET Developer
3 1046 (13.98%) SQL Developer
4 1037 (13.86%) C# Developer
5 702 (9.38%) Analyst
6 691 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 533 (7.12%) DBA
8 432 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
9 417 (5.57%) Architect
10 401 (5.36%) SQL DBA
11 352 (4.70%) Consultant
12 351 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 351 (4.69%) SQL Server Developer
13 329 (4.40%) Senior Developer
14 303 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 294 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 294 (3.93%) SSIS Developer
16 262 (3.50%) Java Developer
17 253 (3.38%) Administrator
18 191 (2.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2997 (40.05%) .NET
2 1615 (21.58%) ASP.NET
3 1378 (18.42%) HTML
4 1072 (14.33%) CSS
5 840 (11.23%) jQuery
6 828 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 805 (10.76%) Web Services
8 730 (9.76%) XML
9 708 (9.46%) .NET Framework
10 625 (8.35%) AngularJS
11 544 (7.27%) WCF
12 519 (6.94%) HTML5
13 447 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
14 431 (5.76%) Entity Framework
15 272 (3.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 266 (3.55%) REST
17 252 (3.37%) SOAP
18 249 (3.33%) JSON
19 243 (3.25%) WPF
20 228 (3.05%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 501 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (4.05%) Clustering
3 225 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 222 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 196 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 178 (2.38%) Replication
7 115 (1.54%) User Experience
8 113 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 106 (1.42%) NHS
9 106 (1.42%) Visualisation
10 98 (1.31%) Fixed Income
11 92 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 89 (1.19%) N-Tier
13 88 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 78 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 77 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 70 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 70 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
16 70 (0.94%) Mathematics
17 67 (0.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1922 (25.68%) Windows
2 906 (12.11%) Windows Server
3 705 (9.42%) Linux
4 469 (6.27%) Unix
5 410 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 379 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 187 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 119 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 107 (1.43%) Windows 7
10 101 (1.35%) Solaris
11 68 (0.91%) Android
12 48 (0.64%) Windows 10
13 46 (0.61%) AIX
14 45 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 39 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 37 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 35 (0.47%) CentOS
18 33 (0.44%) Windows Vista
18 33 (0.44%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1841 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1472 (19.67%) MVC
3 1157 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
4 868 (11.60%) ETL
5 758 (10.13%) TDD
6 628 (8.39%) Migration
7 594 (7.94%) Scrum
8 528 (7.06%) ITIL
9 509 (6.80%) Web Development
10 506 (6.76%) CRM
11 414 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
12 397 (5.31%) Data Modelling
13 384 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
14 375 (5.01%) OO
15 332 (4.44%) SDLC
16 318 (4.25%) Unit Testing
17 314 (4.20%) Project Management
18 310 (4.14%) High Availability
19 303 (4.05%) DevOps
20 296 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4005 (53.52%) SQL
2 2714 (36.27%) C#
3 1609 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 1279 (17.09%) T-SQL
5 795 (10.62%) Java
6 616 (8.23%) PowerShell
7 325 (4.34%) VB
8 309 (4.13%) VB.NET
9 239 (3.19%) PL/SQL
10 236 (3.15%) Python
11 222 (2.97%) VBA
12 210 (2.81%) Perl
13 200 (2.67%) PHP
14 165 (2.20%) Shell Script
15 158 (2.11%) C++
16 138 (1.84%) C
17 132 (1.76%) VBScript
18 99 (1.32%) Ruby
19 75 (1.00%) VB6
20 72 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 649 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 436 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 414 (5.53%) Degree
4 279 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 140 (1.87%) MCSE
6 131 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 67 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 62 (0.83%) MCSA
9 61 (0.82%) ISEB
10 54 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 54 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 53 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 49 (0.65%) MCITP
13 41 (0.55%) CCNA
13 41 (0.55%) MCTS
14 40 (0.53%) CISSP
15 36 (0.48%) MCP
16 30 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
18 27 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (2.73%) QA
2 138 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 121 (1.62%) SLA
4 43 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.20%) RMADS
7 12 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.15%) HL7
8 11 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
9 9 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.12%) WCAG
10 8 (0.11%) GxP
11 6 (0.080%) MiFID
12 5 (0.067%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.053%) COBIT
13 4 (0.053%) GAAP
14 3 (0.040%) ISO15022
14 3 (0.040%) ISO20022
System Software
1 853 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 429 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 131 (1.75%) XenApp
5 111 (1.48%) vSphere
6 73 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 71 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 61 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 55 (0.73%) VMware ESX
11 51 (0.68%) Docker
12 43 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
13 40 (0.53%) Xen
14 38 (0.51%) NFS
15 37 (0.49%) XenDesktop
16 32 (0.43%) KVM
17 26 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.35%) SRDF
18 22 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 166 (2.22%) SCCM
2 129 (1.72%) SCOM
3 113 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (1.39%) Puppet
5 93 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 69 (0.92%) Tivoli
7 62 (0.83%) Ansible
8 52 (0.69%) MOM
9 51 (0.68%) NetBackup
10 50 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
11 48 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
12 46 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
13 39 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 38 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
15 37 (0.49%) Perfmon
16 36 (0.48%) Nagios
17 35 (0.47%) WSUS
18 29 (0.39%) Backup Exec
19 24 (0.32%) Control-M
19 24 (0.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2582 (34.50%) Microsoft
2 1557 (20.81%) Oracle
3 682 (9.11%) VMware
4 367 (4.90%) Citrix
5 366 (4.89%) HP
6 283 (3.78%) IBM
7 216 (2.89%) Cisco
8 213 (2.85%) SAP
9 195 (2.61%) Sybase
10 160 (2.14%) Tableau
11 119 (1.59%) Cognos
12 116 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 116 (1.55%) Sitecore
13 112 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 102 (1.36%) NetApp
15 94 (1.26%) EMC
16 93 (1.24%) Informatica
17 88 (1.18%) ServiceNow
18 85 (1.14%) Dell
19 77 (1.03%) TIBCO
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £26 - £29 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £180 to £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day + Long term contracts
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum £25,000 per annum Fixed-Term salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £265 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago