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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
Rank 19 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3137 3826 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.57% 8.38% 8.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.08% 36.38% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2241 2664 2613
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 75 73
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.48% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.73 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.00%

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
9206 10517 9954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 23.03% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6218 7124 6606
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 196 149
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £56.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -3 1405 £450 +5.88% 475
South East -9 474 £400 +6.66% 329
South West -2 258 £350 -3.44% 101
North West +4 238 £350 - 196
Yorkshire +4 219 £350 +7.69% 136
West Midlands -9 172 £350 - 140
East of England -4 164 £375 +7.14% 117
East Midlands -3 149 £325 - 93
North East -28 50 £370 +5.71% 14
Midlands +2 5 £420 +1.81% 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 3650 (53.25%) SQL
2 2852 (41.61%) .NET
3 2613 (38.12%) C#
4 2475 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 1725 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1670 (24.37%) Windows
7 1495 (21.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1453 (21.20%) ASP.NET
9 1432 (20.89%) JavaScript
10 1357 (19.80%) MVC
11 1325 (19.33%) Oracle
12 1296 (18.91%) Finance
13 1229 (17.93%) T-SQL
14 1224 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
15 1216 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1204 (17.57%) HTML
17 966 (14.09%) MS Excel
18 940 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
19 917 (13.38%) CSS
19 917 (13.38%) SQL Server 2012
20 827 (12.07%) ETL
21 820 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
22 726 (10.59%) XML
23 723 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 723 (10.55%) .NET Framework
24 721 (10.52%) Web Services
25 693 (10.11%) TDD
26 691 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
27 685 (9.99%) jQuery
28 679 (9.91%) Windows Server

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
1 568 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 485 (7.08%) IIS
3 227 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
4 194 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 165 (2.41%) CMS
6 126 (1.84%) WebSphere
7 118 (1.72%) Apache
8 116 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 111 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 108 (1.58%) Skype for Business
11 93 (1.36%) JBoss
12 89 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 86 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 86 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 85 (1.24%) Confluence
14 85 (1.24%) SAS
15 77 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
16 76 (1.11%) Umbraco
17 64 (0.93%) Apache Spark
18 63 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 966 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 192 (2.80%) MS Office
3 59 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.50%) MS Project
7 25 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 17 (0.25%) SPSS
9 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.044%) InDesign
12 3 (0.044%) Windchill
13 1 (0.015%) CATIA
13 1 (0.015%) FreeHand
13 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.015%) Mingle
13 1 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 286 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.51%) RMDS
4 34 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 33 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
7 28 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 13 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 12 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
10 11 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 10 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
12 9 (0.13%) Markit EDM
12 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.10%) SAP MDM
14 6 (0.088%) SAP CRM
14 6 (0.088%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 691 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 355 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 214 (3.12%) Office 365
4 126 (1.84%) IaaS
5 113 (1.65%) PaaS
6 80 (1.17%) SaaS
7 66 (0.96%) GitHub
8 47 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (0.57%) Yammer
10 37 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 33 (0.48%) Boomi
13 29 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
14 21 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 19 (0.28%) Google Analytics
16 13 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.18%) CloudFront
18 11 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
19 10 (0.15%) Akamai
19 10 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 230 (3.36%) DNS
2 208 (3.03%) SAN
3 198 (2.89%) Firewall
4 163 (2.38%) DHCP
5 145 (2.12%) LAN
6 142 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 139 (2.03%) WAN
8 106 (1.55%) Internet
9 101 (1.47%) HTTP
10 76 (1.11%) VPN
11 72 (1.05%) NAS
12 59 (0.86%) Intranet
13 57 (0.83%) LDAP
13 57 (0.83%) SSL
14 54 (0.79%) FTP
15 47 (0.69%) Skype
16 44 (0.64%) Network Security
17 42 (0.61%) SMTP
18 36 (0.53%) VLAN
19 35 (0.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1495 (21.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1216 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 940 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 917 (13.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 820 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
6 723 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 511 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 499 (7.28%) Relational Database
9 322 (4.70%) MySQL
10 307 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 275 (4.01%) Oracle Database
12 264 (3.85%) NoSQL
13 232 (3.38%) MongoDB
14 217 (3.17%) Power BI
15 213 (3.11%) Big Data
16 205 (2.99%) Hadoop
17 180 (2.63%) RDBMS
18 164 (2.39%) QlikView
19 150 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
20 136 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 655 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 518 (7.56%) Visual Studio
3 343 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 224 (3.27%) JIRA
5 191 (2.79%) Subversion
6 167 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 147 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 113 (1.65%) NUnit
9 106 (1.55%) Selenium
10 83 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 71 (1.04%) SpecFlow
12 65 (0.95%) Eclipse
13 63 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 60 (0.88%) MSTest
15 54 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 54 (0.79%) JUnit
16 47 (0.69%) Maven
17 44 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
18 43 (0.63%) Moq
19 42 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1296 (18.91%) Finance
2 534 (7.79%) Banking
3 236 (3.44%) Retail
4 203 (2.96%) Advertising
5 177 (2.58%) Marketing
6 172 (2.51%) Front Office
7 137 (2.00%) Back Office
8 125 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 120 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 96 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 81 (1.18%) Legal
12 65 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 43 (0.63%) Electronics
14 39 (0.57%) Publishing
15 38 (0.55%) Law
16 24 (0.35%) Games
16 24 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.32%) Local Government
18 21 (0.31%) Billing
19 20 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3666 (53.49%) Developer
2 1369 (19.97%) .NET Developer
3 990 (14.44%) C# Developer
4 919 (13.41%) SQL Developer
5 690 (10.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 670 (9.78%) Analyst
7 493 (7.19%) Architect
8 473 (6.90%) DBA
9 375 (5.47%) SQL DBA
10 364 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 338 (4.93%) Consultant
12 329 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 329 (4.80%) Senior Developer
13 315 (4.60%) SQL Server Developer
14 293 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 267 (3.90%) SSIS Developer
16 266 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 228 (3.33%) Administrator
18 219 (3.20%) Java Developer
19 184 (2.68%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2852 (41.61%) .NET
2 1453 (21.20%) ASP.NET
3 1204 (17.57%) HTML
4 917 (13.38%) CSS
5 726 (10.59%) XML
6 723 (10.55%) .NET Framework
7 721 (10.52%) Web Services
8 685 (9.99%) jQuery
9 660 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 594 (8.67%) AngularJS
11 568 (8.29%) WCF
12 456 (6.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 433 (6.32%) Entity Framework
14 401 (5.85%) HTML5
15 289 (4.22%) WPF
16 236 (3.44%) REST
17 232 (3.38%) SOAP
18 227 (3.31%) JSON
19 206 (3.01%) RESTful
20 199 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 490 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 182 (2.66%) Visualisation
4 175 (2.55%) Clustering
5 152 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 139 (2.03%) Replication
7 134 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 113 (1.65%) Fixed Income
9 109 (1.59%) User Experience
10 102 (1.49%) Data Structures
11 93 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.27%) Data Integration
13 84 (1.23%) NHS
14 82 (1.20%) Mobile App
15 78 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 74 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 68 (0.99%) N-Tier
18 59 (0.86%) Mathematics
19 58 (0.85%) Data Extraction
20 56 (0.82%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1670 (24.37%) Windows
2 679 (9.91%) Windows Server
3 650 (9.48%) Linux
4 376 (5.49%) Unix
5 331 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 324 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 100 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 87 (1.27%) Android
11 70 (1.02%) Solaris
12 68 (0.99%) AIX
13 67 (0.98%) Windows 10
14 58 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 52 (0.76%) Windows XP
16 33 (0.48%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.41%) HPUX
18 23 (0.34%) CentOS
19 21 (0.31%) Windows Vista
20 15 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1725 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1357 (19.80%) MVC
3 1224 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 827 (12.07%) ETL
5 693 (10.11%) TDD
6 597 (8.71%) Migration
7 560 (8.17%) Scrum
8 439 (6.41%) CRM
9 421 (6.14%) Data Modelling
10 379 (5.53%) Web Development
11 362 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
12 350 (5.11%) OO
13 346 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
14 311 (4.54%) ITIL
15 310 (4.52%) DevOps
16 306 (4.46%) Analytics
17 295 (4.30%) SDLC
18 279 (4.07%) Unit Testing
19 257 (3.75%) Project Management
20 254 (3.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3650 (53.25%) SQL
2 2613 (38.12%) C#
3 1432 (20.89%) JavaScript
4 1229 (17.93%) T-SQL
5 666 (9.72%) Java
6 473 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 326 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 276 (4.03%) Python
9 227 (3.31%) VB
10 192 (2.80%) VBA
11 172 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 164 (2.39%) C
13 141 (2.06%) PHP
14 133 (1.94%) C++
15 130 (1.90%) Perl
16 96 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 80 (1.17%) Ruby
18 76 (1.11%) Scala
19 65 (0.95%) VB6
20 64 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 458 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 372 (5.43%) Degree
3 263 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 160 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 84 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 84 (1.23%) MCSE
6 45 (0.66%) MCSA
7 43 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 39 (0.57%) MCITP
10 37 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 34 (0.50%) ISEB
13 33 (0.48%) CISSP
14 26 (0.38%) CCNA
15 22 (0.32%) CCNP
16 20 (0.29%) MCTS
17 19 (0.28%) CISM
17 19 (0.28%) MCP
17 19 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (2.95%) QA
2 124 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 68 (0.99%) SLA
4 39 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 30 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.13%) MiFID
9 6 (0.088%) Basel III
9 6 (0.088%) EMIR
9 6 (0.088%) RMADS
9 6 (0.088%) WCAG
10 5 (0.073%) CRD IV
10 5 (0.073%) GxP
11 4 (0.058%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.044%) GAAP
12 3 (0.044%) HL7
12 3 (0.044%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 636 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 279 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 82 (1.20%) Docker
5 79 (1.15%) vSphere
5 79 (1.15%) XenApp
6 51 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 50 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 50 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 46 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (0.39%) Apache Flume
10 27 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 26 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 25 (0.36%) Xen
13 23 (0.34%) NFS
14 21 (0.31%) HDFS
15 20 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (0.26%) KVM
17 16 (0.23%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 144 (2.10%) SCCM
2 107 (1.56%) SCOM
3 93 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (1.21%) Puppet
5 59 (0.86%) Ansible
6 42 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 38 (0.55%) Nagios
8 37 (0.54%) WSUS
9 36 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 33 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
11 31 (0.45%) Oozie
12 30 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
13 29 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
14 26 (0.38%) Data Guard
15 22 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
16 21 (0.31%) WMI
17 20 (0.29%) Tivoli
18 19 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
19 17 (0.25%) Backup Exec
19 17 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2475 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 1325 (19.33%) Oracle
3 517 (7.54%) VMware
4 261 (3.81%) SAP
5 226 (3.30%) Tableau
6 210 (3.06%) Citrix
7 185 (2.70%) Cisco
8 182 (2.66%) Sybase
9 174 (2.54%) HP
10 145 (2.12%) IBM
11 104 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 99 (1.44%) Cognos
13 95 (1.39%) Sitecore
14 92 (1.34%) NetApp
15 87 (1.27%) Teradata
16 86 (1.25%) Dell
17 81 (1.18%) Red Hat
18 67 (0.98%) TIBCO
19 66 (0.96%) EMC
20 63 (0.92%) Adobe
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £382 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £255.75 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 1 hour ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day + expenses (accommodation) 3 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago