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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 34 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.01% 14.86% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.67% 49.44% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 12
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£329 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £485 £418
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 £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
60 89 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.20% 30.07% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 30
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Rochester - 3 - -
West Malling - 3 £375 -
Maidstone -1 2 £350 +14.28% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - - 3
Chatham - 1 £215 -
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 4
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 1
Gravesend - - - - 1
Margate - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 60 (75.00%) C#
2 57 (71.25%) .NET
3 51 (63.75%) ASP.NET
4 46 (57.50%) MVC
5 33 (41.25%) SQL
6 25 (31.25%) Web Development
7 19 (23.75%) VB.NET
8 18 (22.50%) T-SQL
8 18 (22.50%) Oracle
8 18 (22.50%) XML
8 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (21.25%) JSON
10 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 15 (18.75%) HTML
12 14 (17.50%) CSS
12 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (16.25%) WCF
14 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
14 12 (15.00%) REST
15 11 (13.75%) OOP
15 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
16 10 (12.50%) Windows
17 9 (11.25%) HTML5
17 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
18 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 8 (10.00%) Finance
18 8 (10.00%) Web Services
18 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
5 2 (2.50%) QlikView
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.25%) Ingres
6 1 (1.25%) DTS
6 1 (1.25%) MS Access
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.25%) StreamInsight
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (82.50%) Developer
2 34 (42.50%) C# Developer
3 33 (41.25%) .NET Developer
4 30 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (35.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 28 (35.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (17.50%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.00%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) DBA
9 3 (3.75%) Graduate
9 3 (3.75%) IT Graduate
9 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.50%) QlikView Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Technical Manager
10 2 (2.50%) GIS Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (71.25%) .NET
2 51 (63.75%) ASP.NET
3 18 (22.50%) XML
3 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (21.25%) JSON
5 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 15 (18.75%) HTML
7 14 (17.50%) CSS
8 13 (16.25%) WCF
9 12 (15.00%) REST
10 9 (11.25%) HTML5
11 8 (10.00%) Web Services
12 5 (6.25%) jQuery
13 4 (5.00%) WPF
14 3 (3.75%) Ajax
15 2 (2.50%) LINQ
15 2 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 2 (2.50%) SOAP
15 2 (2.50%) XSLT
16 1 (1.25%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) NHS
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (57.50%) MVC
2 25 (31.25%) Web Development
3 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (13.75%) OOP
4 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
5 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.50%) Automation Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.00%) TDD
9 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.50%) Automated Testing
10 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.50%) Scrum
10 2 (2.50%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (2.50%) OO
10 2 (2.50%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.50%) Project Management
11 1 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (1.25%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 60 (75.00%) C#
2 33 (41.25%) SQL
3 19 (23.75%) VB.NET
4 18 (22.50%) T-SQL
5 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.75%) PHP
7 3 (3.75%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCOM
2 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Oracle
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) DevExpress
3 5 (6.25%) Telerik
4 4 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.25%) webMethods
5 1 (1.25%) Sophos
5 1 (1.25%) Software AG
5 1 (1.25%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.25%) Nintex
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