The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Home Counties region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.69% 11.90% 19.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.86% 100.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £240 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
7 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 17.95% 11.90% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

SQL Server
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle