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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.09% 14.81% 8.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.29% 56.41% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 11
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£275 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
68 78 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.37% 26.26% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 26
Average daily rate £350 £325 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
West Malling -3 3 £375 +3.44% 1
Rochester - 3 - -
Maidstone +2 2 £350 +16.66% 3
Chatham - 1 £215 -
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 2
Dover - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Margate - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 4
Canterbury - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (75.28%) C#
2 65 (73.03%) .NET
3 56 (62.92%) ASP.NET
4 53 (59.55%) MVC
5 34 (38.20%) SQL
6 25 (28.09%) Web Development
7 22 (24.72%) Oracle
8 20 (22.47%) VB.NET
9 19 (21.35%) XML
9 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (20.22%) T-SQL
10 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
11 17 (19.10%) JSON
12 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (16.85%) HTML
14 14 (15.73%) CSS
14 14 (15.73%) WCF
14 14 (15.73%) Oracle Database
15 12 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (13.48%) REST
15 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
16 11 (12.36%) OOP
16 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
17 10 (11.24%) Windows
18 9 (10.11%) Web Services
18 9 (10.11%) HTML5
19 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 8 (8.99%) PHP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) HTTP
1 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (15.73%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.25%) QlikView
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) Ingres
7 1 (1.12%) DTS
7 1 (1.12%) MS Access
7 1 (1.12%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.12%) StreamInsight
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (82.02%) Developer
2 41 (46.07%) C# Developer
3 38 (42.70%) .NET Developer
4 35 (39.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (37.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 33 (37.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (15.73%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.62%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.49%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.49%) DBA
8 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Graduate
9 3 (3.37%) IT Graduate
9 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.25%) QlikView Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (73.03%) .NET
2 56 (62.92%) ASP.NET
3 19 (21.35%) XML
3 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (19.10%) JSON
5 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 15 (16.85%) HTML
7 14 (15.73%) CSS
7 14 (15.73%) WCF
8 12 (13.48%) REST
9 9 (10.11%) Web Services
9 9 (10.11%) HTML5
10 6 (6.74%) jQuery
11 4 (4.49%) WPF
12 3 (3.37%) Ajax
13 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (2.25%) JMS
13 2 (2.25%) LINQ
13 2 (2.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 2 (2.25%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) NHS
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.25%) Clustering
3 2 (2.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.12%) Replication
4 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.12%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) UNIX
5 1 (1.12%) Debian
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) MVC
2 25 (28.09%) Web Development
3 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
4 11 (12.36%) OOP
4 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
5 6 (6.74%) TDD
5 6 (6.74%) Automation Testing
6 5 (5.62%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.37%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.37%) Scrum
8 2 (2.25%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (2.25%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.25%) OO
8 2 (2.25%) SOA
8 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.25%) Project Management
9 1 (1.12%) BCP
9 1 (1.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 67 (75.28%) C#
2 34 (38.20%) SQL
3 20 (22.47%) VB.NET
4 18 (20.22%) T-SQL
4 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.99%) PHP
6 3 (3.37%) VB
7 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.25%) Java
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) VBA
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) SCOM
2 1 (1.12%) Nagios
2 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) DevExpress
3 5 (5.62%) Telerik
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Software AG
5 2 (2.25%) webMethods
6 1 (1.12%) Sophos
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.12%) Nintex
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