The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.59% 8.14% 13.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.50% 60.87% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 10
Average daily rate £375 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £638 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
SQL Server
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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 Luton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
16 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.94% 13.37% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 13
Average daily rate £413 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Luton region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Luton region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Luton region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) Data Transformation
6 6 (30.00%) REST
6 6 (30.00%) Confluence
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (30.00%) JIRA
6 6 (30.00%) WCF
6 6 (30.00%) SOAP
6 6 (30.00%) MSMQ
6 6 (30.00%) SOA
7 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) Low Latency
8 4 (20.00%) Apache Camel
8 4 (20.00%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (20.00%) WSO2
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Mule
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
8 4 (20.00%) AOP
8 4 (20.00%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (30.00%) Confluence
2 4 (20.00%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (20.00%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (15.00%) FogBugz
3 2 (10.00%) NUnit
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Architect
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Architect
4 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell Developer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) MSMQ
2 6 (30.00%) REST
2 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 6 (30.00%) WCF
3 4 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Data Transformation
2 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 5 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) AOP
4 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) Open Source
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Microservices
5 3 (15.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) WSO2
3 2 (10.00%) hybris
3 2 (10.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle