The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.97% 2.01% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.00% 14.81% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate £294 £300 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% -30.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
25 27 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.92% 13.57% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 17
Average daily rate £350 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
4 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) SAP
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Web Services
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) Solaris
7 2 (11.76%) CISM
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) SAP Web AS
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.76%) Information Security
7 2 (11.76%) Apache
7 2 (11.76%) ETL
7 2 (11.76%) CISSP
7 2 (11.76%) SAN

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SAP Web AS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) DBA
1 4 (23.53%) SQL DBA
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Architect
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) MDX
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
1 1 (5.88%) Online Games
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Data Transformation
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.88%) Content Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Process Management
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) SQR
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CISM
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Manugistics
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Teradata
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix