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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.14% 15.44% 14.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.73% 65.63% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 25
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£338 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £365 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
88 64 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 29.63% 23.53% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 54
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 14 £350 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £350 - 2
Canterbury - 2 £298 - 2
Dover - 2 £400 - 1
Dartford 0 1 £215 - 3
Tonbridge - 1 £325 - 1
Chatham - 1 £600 -
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (73.03%) .NET
2 56 (62.92%) C#
3 44 (49.44%) SQL
4 42 (47.19%) ASP.NET
5 37 (41.57%) AngularJS
6 35 (39.33%) MVC
7 34 (38.20%) .NET Framework
8 32 (35.96%) HTML
8 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
9 25 (28.09%) Entity Framework
10 22 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (24.72%) CSS
11 21 (23.60%) jQuery
12 20 (22.47%) TDD
12 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
13 17 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (17.98%) Oracle
14 16 (17.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (16.85%) CSS3
15 15 (16.85%) HTML5
15 15 (16.85%) T-SQL
16 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
16 14 (15.73%) MVVM
17 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (14.61%) WCF
18 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
19 11 (12.36%) TeamCity
19 11 (12.36%) Performance Tuning
19 11 (12.36%) ReSharper
19 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.99%) CMS
2 5 (5.62%) IIS
3 4 (4.49%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.12%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.62%) OLAP
5 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.25%) MS Access
6 2 (2.25%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.36%) ReSharper
2 11 (12.36%) TeamCity
3 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.12%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.12%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (1.12%) NUnit
5 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
5 1 (1.12%) NCover
5 1 (1.12%) Moq
5 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.12%) Advertising
2 1 (1.12%) Marketing
2 1 (1.12%) Electronics
2 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (69.66%) Developer
2 49 (55.06%) .NET Developer
3 34 (38.20%) C# Developer
4 33 (37.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (25.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (11.24%) SQL DBA
7 10 (11.24%) DBA
8 9 (10.11%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (6.74%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) VB.NET Developer
9 6 (6.74%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Administrator
9 6 (6.74%) Architect
9 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Server Administrator
10 5 (5.62%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (73.03%) .NET
2 42 (47.19%) ASP.NET
3 37 (41.57%) AngularJS
4 34 (38.20%) .NET Framework
5 32 (35.96%) HTML
6 25 (28.09%) Entity Framework
7 22 (24.72%) CSS
8 21 (23.60%) jQuery
9 16 (17.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (16.85%) HTML5
10 15 (16.85%) CSS3
11 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (14.61%) WCF
12 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (10.11%) WPF
14 8 (8.99%) Razor View Engine
15 6 (6.74%) LINQ
16 5 (5.62%) KnockoutJS
17 4 (4.49%) Backbone.js
18 3 (3.37%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) W3C
1 4 (4.49%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) DTV
3 1 (1.12%) GIS
3 1 (1.12%) Tandem
3 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.12%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Android
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) MVC
2 20 (22.47%) TDD
3 17 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.73%) MVVM
5 11 (12.36%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (11.24%) OOD
7 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (10.11%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (7.87%) OO
8 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.74%) ETL
10 5 (5.62%) Web Development
10 5 (5.62%) Scrum
10 5 (5.62%) OOP
10 5 (5.62%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.62%) SDLC
11 4 (4.49%) ETL Development
11 4 (4.49%) Analytics
11 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.92%) C#
2 44 (49.44%) SQL
3 32 (35.96%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.85%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.74%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.62%) VB
7 3 (3.37%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) VB6
9 1 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.12%) Java
9 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) ISEB
1 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) VMware
4 2 (2.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.12%) Juniper
5 1 (1.12%) ESRI
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) HP
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