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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 72 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.88% 14.78% 11.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.78% 61.54% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 32
Average daily rate
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£369 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.41 £34.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% -19.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
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
138 117 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.40% 24.02% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 59 53
Average daily rate £425 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 29
Average hourly rate £29.36 £25.50 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.14% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.10 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.64 £27.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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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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
Colchester -5 5 £403 - 2
Brentwood - 5 - - 2
Chelmsford +3 2 £388 +154.09%
Basildon 0 1 - - 4
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - - 1
Halstead - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Hockley - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 9
Wickford - - - - 1
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 62 (60.19%) SQL
2 48 (46.60%) .NET
3 45 (43.69%) Microsoft
4 43 (41.75%) C#
5 34 (33.01%) JavaScript
6 31 (30.10%) HTML
7 30 (29.13%) CSS
8 28 (27.18%) Finance
8 28 (27.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (25.24%) ASP.NET
10 25 (24.27%) Windows
10 25 (24.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (22.33%) MVC
13 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
14 20 (19.42%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (18.45%) TDD
15 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (17.48%) Oracle
17 17 (16.50%) T-SQL
17 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
18 16 (15.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (14.56%) jQuery
20 14 (13.59%) Unit Testing
20 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2005
21 13 (12.62%) VB
22 12 (11.65%) XML
22 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
22 12 (11.65%) Windows 7
22 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.77%) IIS
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.91%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.91%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.94%) Apache
6 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.94%) CMS
6 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.97%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.97%) CICS
7 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.94%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Summit
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Office 365
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) Firewall
2 4 (3.88%) Wireless
3 3 (2.91%) Broadband
3 3 (2.91%) DHCP
3 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.91%) DNS
3 3 (2.91%) Internet
4 2 (1.94%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
5 1 (0.97%) VPN
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (24.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (15.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.80%) DTS
7 7 (6.80%) Ingres
7 7 (6.80%) DB2
7 7 (6.80%) Data Mart
7 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.88%) WebFOCUS
9 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.94%) MS Access
10 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.97%) IDMS
11 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.83%) NUnit
3 5 (4.85%) Selenium
3 5 (4.85%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.94%) VisualVM
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.94%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) Maven
7 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.97%) MSTest
7 1 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.97%) Moq
7 1 (0.97%) WiX
7 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.97%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.97%) Ant
7 1 (0.97%) JUnit
7 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (60.19%) Developer
2 20 (19.42%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Architect
6 7 (6.80%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.85%) VB Developer
7 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.85%) DBA
7 5 (4.85%) Programmer
7 5 (4.85%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Business Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Administrator
9 3 (2.91%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (46.60%) .NET
2 31 (30.10%) HTML
3 30 (29.13%) CSS
4 26 (25.24%) ASP.NET
5 17 (16.50%) .NET Framework
6 15 (14.56%) jQuery
7 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (11.65%) XML
8 11 (10.68%) WCF
9 10 (9.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (9.71%) LINQ
10 9 (8.74%) WPF
11 8 (7.77%) Web Services
11 8 (7.77%) CSS3
12 6 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (5.83%) Silverlight
13 5 (4.85%) JSON
13 5 (4.85%) Ajax
13 5 (4.85%) LINQ to SQL
13 5 (4.85%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) Clustering
1 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.97%) iPad
5 1 (0.97%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Handset
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) GIS
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.97%) iPhone
5 1 (0.97%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.27%) Windows
2 12 (11.65%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (8.74%) Windows XP
4 7 (6.80%) Linux
5 4 (3.88%) AIX
5 4 (3.88%) Solaris
6 3 (2.91%) UNIX
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.97%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) MVC
3 20 (19.42%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (18.45%) TDD
5 14 (13.59%) Unit Testing
6 11 (10.68%) Migration
7 9 (8.74%) Project Management
7 9 (8.74%) Dimensional Modelling
8 7 (6.80%) ITIL
9 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.85%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Change Control
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.88%) ERP
10 4 (3.88%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.88%) ETL
10 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.88%) Regression Testing
11 3 (2.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (60.19%) SQL
2 43 (41.75%) C#
3 34 (33.01%) JavaScript
4 17 (16.50%) T-SQL
5 13 (12.62%) VB
6 11 (10.68%) VBA
7 9 (8.74%) VB6
8 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.85%) Java
9 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.85%) XAML
9 5 (4.85%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.88%) ABAP
10 4 (3.88%) PHP
11 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.97%) Python
12 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.91%) Degree
3 3 (2.91%) MCSE
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.97%) MCITP
4 1 (0.97%) MCSA
4 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.91%) XenApp
3 3 (2.91%) MetaFrame
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Opsview
2 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (43.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.48%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) VMware
4 4 (3.88%) HP
4 4 (3.88%) Teradata
4 4 (3.88%) IBM
4 4 (3.88%) EMC
4 4 (3.88%) Citrix
5 3 (2.91%) SAP
5 3 (2.91%) JBoss
5 3 (2.91%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.94%) Splunk
6 2 (1.94%) Twitter
6 2 (1.94%) Dell
6 2 (1.94%) Cadence
6 2 (1.94%) Cognos
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco
6 2 (1.94%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.94%) Actuate
6 2 (1.94%) webMethods
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