The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.64% 8.15% 1.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.00% 37.50% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
Average daily rate £338 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £281 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £350 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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 Middlesex region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
35 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.18% 21.74% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £281 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Pattern Recognition
5 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) Toad
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Data Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Data Migration Manager
1 3 (25.00%) DBA
1 3 (25.00%) Migration Manager
1 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Cutover Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Database Architect
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Support
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Strategy Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Teradata Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Pattern Recognition
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Northgate
4 1 (8.33%) Orchard
4 1 (8.33%) Teradata