The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.73% 17.09% 16.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.60% 68.12% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 20
Average daily rate £313 £338 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £464 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.18% -4.36%
SQL Server
South East

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 Kent region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
83 69 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.12% 25.09% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 33 29
Average daily rate £328 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Kent region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Maidstone -3 7 £285 -16.17% 1
Tunbridge Wells -10 2 £325 -18.81% 9
Folkestone +1 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 £415 - 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 42 (52.50%) SQL
2 40 (50.00%) .NET
3 39 (48.75%) C#
4 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 26 (32.50%) AngularJS
6 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 24 (30.00%) Entity Framework
7 23 (28.75%) .NET Framework
8 22 (27.50%) MVC
8 22 (27.50%) HTML
8 22 (27.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (23.75%) CSS
9 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
10 18 (22.50%) Oracle
11 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (20.00%) jQuery
12 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (18.75%) Migration
13 15 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
14 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (15.00%) WCF
16 10 (12.50%) Subversion
16 10 (12.50%) XML
17 9 (11.25%) Java
17 9 (11.25%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 7 (8.75%) JBoss
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.25%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.25%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
1 4 (5.00%) SMTP
1 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (10.00%) MySQL
6 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.50%) MS Access
9 2 (2.50%) OLTP
10 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.25%) DTS
10 1 (1.25%) GIS
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.25%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Subversion
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.50%) Selenium
4 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.25%) Moq
5 1 (1.25%) MSTest
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (83.75%) Developer
2 30 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 25 (31.25%) SQL Developer
4 23 (28.75%) C# Developer
5 20 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Developer
7 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (11.25%) HTML CSS Developer
9 9 (11.25%) HTML Developer
10 7 (8.75%) Java Developer
11 6 (7.50%) WPF Developer
12 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
13 4 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (3.75%) DBA
14 3 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
14 3 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
14 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (50.00%) .NET
2 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 26 (32.50%) AngularJS
4 24 (30.00%) Entity Framework
5 23 (28.75%) .NET Framework
6 22 (27.50%) HTML
7 19 (23.75%) CSS
8 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (20.00%) jQuery
9 12 (15.00%) WCF
10 10 (12.50%) XML
11 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (8.75%) Hibernate
12 7 (8.75%) PrimeFaces
12 7 (8.75%) WPF
13 6 (7.50%) JSF
14 5 (6.25%) CSS3
14 5 (6.25%) HTML5
14 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (3.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Clustering
2 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) MVC
2 15 (18.75%) Migration
3 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) ETL
5 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (10.00%) Scrum
6 6 (7.50%) Front End Development
7 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (3.75%) Process Improvement
9 2 (2.50%) Analytics
9 2 (2.50%) BDD
9 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.50%) ETL Development
9 2 (2.50%) MVVM
9 2 (2.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.50%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.50%) Web Development
9 2 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) SQL
2 39 (48.75%) C#
3 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.25%) Java
6 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.25%) VB
7 3 (3.75%) VBScript
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) Delphi
9 1 (1.25%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ISEB
2 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos
4 1 (1.25%) ESRI
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Lotus
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Telerik