The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.40% 11.43% 9.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 43.80% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 35
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Median hourly rate £34.50 £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% +46.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.60 £30.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +23.00%
SQL Server
East of England

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 Essex region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
124 137 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.59% 26.10% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 64 90
Median daily rate £324 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £573 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 4
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +34.20%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Essex region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Essex region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Brentwood +4 8 £625 +112.76% 9
Chelmsford - 5 £400 - 1
Harlow - 2 £375 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £326 -
Witham - 2 £363 - 1
Billericay 0 1 - - 1
Colchester -4 1 - - 2
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 47 (46.08%) SQL
2 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 33 (32.35%) J2EE
5 30 (29.41%) Web Services
6 29 (28.43%) Java
7 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
8 26 (25.49%) Windows
8 26 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (22.55%) SOAP
10 22 (21.57%) HTML
11 20 (19.61%) XML
11 20 (19.61%) HTML5
11 20 (19.61%) REST
12 19 (18.63%) .NET
12 19 (18.63%) Oracle
13 18 (17.65%) Finance
13 18 (17.65%) TDD
13 18 (17.65%) AngularJS
13 18 (17.65%) AccuRev
14 17 (16.67%) JSF
14 17 (16.67%) WebSphere
14 17 (16.67%) SAP
14 17 (16.67%) CRM
14 17 (16.67%) SharePoint
15 16 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (15.69%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
15 16 (15.69%) Infor
15 16 (15.69%) TopLink

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 17 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 17 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (13.73%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.88%) IIS
5 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.98%) Gentran
6 1 (0.98%) JBoss
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.98%) AWD
3 1 (0.98%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.98%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (15.69%) Office 365
2 14 (13.73%) Yammer
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (1.96%) Firewall
1 2 (1.96%) PBX
1 2 (1.96%) SAN
1 2 (1.96%) VoIP
2 1 (0.98%) Extranet
2 1 (0.98%) FTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) Network Security
2 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (12.75%) DB2
3 10 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (5.88%) QlikView
8 5 (4.90%) PowerPivot
8 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.94%) Power BI
9 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.96%) Essbase
10 2 (1.96%) MS Access
11 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.98%) GIS
11 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) AccuRev
2 3 (2.94%) Subversion
3 2 (1.96%) Selenium
3 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.98%) Ant
4 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) JIRA
4 1 (0.98%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) NUnit
4 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.98%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Retail
3 9 (8.82%) Automotive
4 6 (5.88%) Marketing
5 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.92%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.98%) Banking
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Local Government
8 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (54.90%) Developer
2 24 (23.53%) J2EE Developer
3 23 (22.55%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.69%) Analyst
4 16 (15.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 12 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Angular Developer
6 7 (6.86%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (5.88%) DBA
7 6 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 6 (5.88%) QlikView Developer
7 6 (5.88%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.90%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Architect
10 3 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) J2EE
2 30 (29.41%) Web Services
3 23 (22.55%) SOAP
4 22 (21.57%) HTML
5 20 (19.61%) HTML5
5 20 (19.61%) REST
5 20 (19.61%) XML
6 19 (18.63%) .NET
7 18 (17.65%) AngularJS
8 17 (16.67%) JSF
9 16 (15.69%) TopLink
10 15 (14.71%) COM
11 13 (12.75%) PrimeFaces
12 10 (9.80%) Java EE
13 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
13 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
14 5 (4.90%) JPA
15 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (3.92%) JAX-WS
15 4 (3.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Statistics
3 4 (3.92%) Clustering
4 3 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
5 2 (1.96%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.49%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) zOS
3 7 (6.86%) Linux
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.96%) Unix
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (17.65%) TDD
4 17 (16.67%) CRM
5 14 (13.73%) Case Management
5 14 (13.73%) Data Management
5 14 (13.73%) Document Management
6 10 (9.80%) ITIL
7 6 (5.88%) MVC
7 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.88%) Project Management
8 5 (4.90%) Database Mirroring
9 4 (3.92%) B2C
9 4 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (3.92%) ETL
9 4 (3.92%) High Availability
9 4 (3.92%) ITSM
9 4 (3.92%) Time Management
9 4 (3.92%) User Stories
10 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (46.08%) SQL
2 29 (28.43%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) C#
4 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.88%) VBA
6 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.92%) VB
8 2 (1.96%) COBOL
8 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.96%) SQR
8 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.98%) Groovy
9 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) CISA
2 3 (2.94%) CISM
2 3 (2.94%) CISSP
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.96%) CCNA
3 2 (1.96%) CCNP
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.98%) CCDA
4 1 (0.98%) GSEC
4 1 (0.98%) HND
4 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.98%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 17 (16.67%) SAP
4 16 (15.69%) Infor
4 16 (15.69%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (6.86%) Cisco
6 5 (4.90%) IBM
7 4 (3.92%) VMware
8 2 (1.96%) Dell
8 2 (1.96%) MKS
8 2 (1.96%) Sage
8 2 (1.96%) Samsung
8 2 (1.96%) Tandberg
9 1 (0.98%) Altiris
9 1 (0.98%) CA
9 1 (0.98%) CODA
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.98%) NetApp
9 1 (0.98%) Rally
9 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow