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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.00% 14.58% 9.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.81% 52.50% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 10
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£275 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.29% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £183 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
74 80 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.67% 27.78% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 27
Average daily rate £350 £335 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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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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 -2 4 £350 +204.34% 6
West Malling +1 3 £375 +3.44% 2
Dartford - 2 - - 1
Rochester - 1 - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 4
Dover - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Margate - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chatham - - - - 2
Cranbrook - - - - 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 65 (69.89%) .NET
2 61 (65.59%) C#
3 52 (55.91%) ASP.NET
4 48 (51.61%) MVC
5 47 (50.54%) SQL
6 26 (27.96%) T-SQL
7 25 (26.88%) VB.NET
7 25 (26.88%) JavaScript
8 22 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (21.51%) Web Development
10 19 (20.43%) XML
10 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (19.35%) Oracle
12 17 (18.28%) JSON
13 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (16.13%) HTML
15 14 (15.05%) CSS
15 14 (15.05%) WCF
16 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
17 12 (12.90%) REST
17 12 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
18 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
18 11 (11.83%) OOP
18 11 (11.83%) Windows
18 11 (11.83%) Unit Testing
19 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
20 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
20 9 (9.68%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.53%) IIS
3 5 (5.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) HTTP
1 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.15%) QlikView
8 2 (2.15%) Big Data
9 1 (1.08%) StreamInsight
9 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.08%) DTS
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.08%) MS Access
9 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (78.49%) Developer
2 36 (38.71%) C# Developer
3 33 (35.48%) .NET Developer
4 30 (32.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (30.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 28 (30.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (15.05%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.38%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.38%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.38%) Consultant
7 5 (5.38%) DBA
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (2.15%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.15%) Tester
10 2 (2.15%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (69.89%) .NET
2 52 (55.91%) ASP.NET
3 19 (20.43%) XML
3 19 (20.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (18.28%) JSON
5 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 15 (16.13%) HTML
7 14 (15.05%) CSS
7 14 (15.05%) WCF
8 12 (12.90%) REST
9 9 (9.68%) Web Services
9 9 (9.68%) HTML5
10 6 (6.45%) jQuery
11 5 (5.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 4 (4.30%) WPF
13 3 (3.23%) Ajax
14 2 (2.15%) JDBC
14 2 (2.15%) SOAP
14 2 (2.15%) XSLT
14 2 (2.15%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) NHS
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.15%) UNIX
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Debian
5 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.61%) MVC
2 20 (21.51%) Web Development
3 12 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.83%) OOP
4 11 (11.83%) Unit Testing
5 6 (6.45%) TDD
5 6 (6.45%) Automation Testing
6 5 (5.38%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.23%) High Availability
8 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.23%) Scrum
8 3 (3.23%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.15%) OO
9 2 (2.15%) Project Management
9 2 (2.15%) SOA
9 2 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (65.59%) C#
2 47 (50.54%) SQL
3 26 (27.96%) T-SQL
4 25 (26.88%) VB.NET
4 25 (26.88%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.60%) PHP
6 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.15%) Java
8 1 (1.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.08%) VBA
8 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCOM
2 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) Oracle
2 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) VMware
4 5 (5.38%) DevExpress
4 5 (5.38%) Telerik
5 3 (3.23%) Nintex
5 3 (3.23%) webMethods
6 2 (2.15%) Software AG
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.08%) Sophos
Chatham, Kent
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