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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.77% 7.36% 4.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 35.42% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £341 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £50.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.27%
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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 Middlesex region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
32 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.09% 20.78% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 19
Average daily rate £316 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £50.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% +68.33%
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 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
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 3 August 2015, 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%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) Data Quality

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Moodle
2 1 (8.33%) Kentico
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Log4Net
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Database Architect
4 1 (8.33%) CMS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Moodle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) SOAP
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (8.33%) WCF
6 1 (8.33%) ELMAH
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) VLE
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) CRM
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Greenplum
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau