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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 43 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.43% 14.72% 13.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.09% 57.89% 54.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 29
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£338 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
81 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.18% 25.42% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 49
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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 +5 11 £344 -1.78% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £350 - 6
Canterbury - 3 £325 - 1
Tonbridge - 3 £363 - 1
Dover - 2 £338 -
Dartford -2 1 £215 - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £325 -
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 58 (72.50%) .NET
2 50 (62.50%) C#
3 40 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 38 (47.50%) MVC
5 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
5 34 (42.50%) SQL
6 33 (41.25%) HTML
7 30 (37.50%) AngularJS
8 29 (36.25%) .NET Framework
9 25 (31.25%) Entity Framework
10 23 (28.75%) jQuery
11 22 (27.50%) CSS
12 19 (23.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (23.75%) TDD
13 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (20.00%) HTML5
14 16 (20.00%) CSS3
15 14 (17.50%) Oracle
16 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
16 12 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (13.75%) TeamCity
17 11 (13.75%) ReSharper
18 10 (12.50%) Windows
18 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 9 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
19 9 (11.25%) MVVM
19 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
19 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.50%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.50%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) OLAP
6 2 (2.50%) MS Access
6 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (13.75%) ReSharper
2 11 (13.75%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) NCover
5 1 (1.25%) Moq
5 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Advertising
2 1 (1.25%) Marketing
2 1 (1.25%) Electronics
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (67.50%) Developer
2 43 (53.75%) .NET Developer
3 24 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 24 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 20 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (10.00%) DBA
6 8 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 7 (8.75%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (7.50%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Administrator
10 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (72.50%) .NET
2 40 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 33 (41.25%) HTML
4 30 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 29 (36.25%) .NET Framework
6 25 (31.25%) Entity Framework
7 23 (28.75%) jQuery
8 22 (27.50%) CSS
9 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (20.00%) HTML5
10 16 (20.00%) CSS3
11 12 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (8.75%) WCF
15 6 (7.50%) LINQ
16 4 (5.00%) WPF
16 4 (5.00%) Backbone.js
16 4 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
17 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) W3C
2 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (1.25%) Tandem
3 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.25%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.25%) DTV
3 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) MVC
2 19 (23.75%) TDD
3 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.25%) MVVM
4 9 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (10.00%) Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.50%) OO
7 6 (7.50%) OOD
7 6 (7.50%) Web Development
8 5 (6.25%) Software Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (5.00%) BDD
9 4 (5.00%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (62.50%) C#
2 34 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 34 (42.50%) SQL
3 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.50%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.00%) VB
6 3 (3.75%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) ISEB
1 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) ESRI
4 1 (1.25%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix