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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 92 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.79% 13.92% 13.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.58% 40.71% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 61 23
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£300 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.19 £27.70 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £75.82 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
119 226 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 27.80% 34.19% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 136 28
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 18
Average hourly rate £32.10 £33.88 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +23.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.28 £27.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.58 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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
Brentwood +3 14 £255 -38.92% 7
Basildon +5 4 - - 2
Chelmsford -4 3 £225 -30.76% 2
Southend-on-Sea +1 2 £320 -24.70% 3
Colchester -5 2 £398 +6.00% 5
Harlow - - - - 1
Harwich - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Wickford - - - - 1
Witham - - - - 1
Billericay - - - - 1
Braintree - - - - 2
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 73 (63.48%) SQL
2 44 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (37.39%) HTML
4 40 (34.78%) .NET
5 37 (32.17%) C#
6 34 (29.57%) Web Services
7 31 (26.96%) XML
7 31 (26.96%) Java
8 30 (26.09%) Oracle
9 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
10 25 (21.74%) J2EE
11 23 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 20 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
13 19 (16.52%) Finance
14 18 (15.65%) MVC
14 18 (15.65%) TopLink
14 18 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (15.65%) .NET Framework
15 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (14.78%) TDD
15 17 (14.78%) CSS
16 16 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (13.91%) HTML5
17 15 (13.04%) Data Modelling
17 15 (13.04%) UNIX
18 14 (12.17%) DB2
18 14 (12.17%) AccuRev
19 13 (11.30%) JSF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.48%) WildFly
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Office
2 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.87%) Summit
2 1 (0.87%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.87%) PaaS
1 1 (0.87%) Office 365
1 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Wireless
2 2 (1.74%) Network Security
2 2 (1.74%) NAS
2 2 (1.74%) Broadband
2 2 (1.74%) DHCP
2 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.74%) SAN
2 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) MPLS
3 1 (0.87%) Firewall
3 1 (0.87%) SNMP
3 1 (0.87%) LAN
3 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (14.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (12.17%) DB2
5 11 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (6.96%) DataStage
7 5 (4.35%) MySQL
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.48%) WebFOCUS
8 4 (3.48%) Ingres
8 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) AccuRev
2 9 (7.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 8 (6.96%) NUnit
4 7 (6.09%) Selenium
4 7 (6.09%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.61%) JUnit
8 1 (0.87%) Subversion
8 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 19 (16.52%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Front Office
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Billing
6 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (65.22%) Developer
2 18 (15.65%) Analyst
2 18 (15.65%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.30%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.57%) ETL Developer
5 10 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
6 9 (7.83%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Architect
6 9 (7.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (4.35%) Programmer
9 5 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.48%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (3.48%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.48%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.39%) HTML
2 40 (34.78%) .NET
3 34 (29.57%) Web Services
4 31 (26.96%) XML
5 25 (21.74%) J2EE
6 23 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (15.65%) TopLink
7 18 (15.65%) .NET Framework
8 17 (14.78%) CSS
9 16 (13.91%) HTML5
10 13 (11.30%) JSF
10 13 (11.30%) SOAP
11 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (9.57%) REST
12 11 (9.57%) PrimeFaces
13 9 (7.83%) CSS3
13 9 (7.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (7.83%) JAXB
14 8 (6.96%) jQuery
15 7 (6.09%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.35%) Clustering
3 5 (4.35%) NHS
4 4 (3.48%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.48%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.74%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.87%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.87%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.04%) UNIX
2 10 (8.70%) Windows
2 10 (8.70%) Linux
3 7 (6.09%) Solaris
4 3 (2.61%) AIX
4 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.65%) MVC
3 17 (14.78%) TDD
4 16 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 13 (11.30%) ETL
7 12 (10.43%) Web Development
8 11 (9.57%) Migration
9 10 (8.70%) Information Management
10 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.09%) UML
12 6 (5.22%) OOD
13 5 (4.35%) Dependency Management
13 5 (4.35%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
13 5 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
14 4 (3.48%) Data Transformation
14 4 (3.48%) Configuration Management
14 4 (3.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 73 (63.48%) SQL
2 37 (32.17%) C#
3 31 (26.96%) Java
4 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.30%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.83%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.09%) VBA
8 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.87%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.87%) XQuery
9 1 (0.87%) VB6
9 1 (0.87%) XPath
9 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Sun Certification
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) VCP4
3 1 (0.87%) PMP
3 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.87%) MCITP
3 1 (0.87%) MCP
3 1 (0.87%) MCSE
3 1 (0.87%) ISEB
3 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.87%) OCP
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) MetaFrame
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.74%) XenApp
3 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) Control-M
2 2 (1.74%) SCOM
2 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.83%) Sun
3 9 (7.83%) VMware
4 6 (5.22%) Citrix
5 4 (3.48%) HP
5 4 (3.48%) EMC
5 4 (3.48%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.48%) SAP
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco
5 4 (3.48%) IBM
6 3 (2.61%) NetApp
6 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.74%) McAfee
7 2 (1.74%) Veeam
7 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.87%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.87%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.87%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.87%) Sophos
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