The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 July 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 South East 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 662 811 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.42% 9.66% 8.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.37% 49.66% 49.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 419 438
Average daily rate
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£325 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 45 35
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £15.20 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £30.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +4.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1640 1633 1771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.37% 19.45% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 866 896
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 56
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.60 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -35.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £17.04 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Berkshire -2 160 £350 - 98
Surrey 0 112 £360 -4.00% 81
Hampshire -24 109 £350 +3.70% 77
Buckinghamshire -19 64 £300 -16.95% 33
Oxfordshire +7 59 £300 -4.00% 49
Kent -2 42 £275 -14.06% 19
East Sussex -8 32 £213 -41.37% 24
West Sussex -11 26 £313 -13.19% 26
Middlesex +1 15 £350 +40.00% 6
Isle of Wight - 8 £225 - 2
Home Counties 0 4 - -
Sussex -7 2 £370 -1.33%
Thames Valley -2 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 756 (49.35%) .NET
2 714 (46.61%) SQL
3 682 (44.52%) C#
4 475 (31.01%) ASP.NET
5 428 (27.94%) Windows
6 421 (27.48%) Microsoft
7 390 (25.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 293 (19.13%) XML
9 290 (18.93%) MVC
10 282 (18.41%) JavaScript
11 270 (17.62%) Oracle
12 250 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 238 (15.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 237 (15.47%) HTML
14 237 (15.47%) T-SQL
15 231 (15.08%) WCF
16 207 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
17 201 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
17 201 (13.12%) CSS
18 196 (12.79%) MS Excel
19 194 (12.66%) Visual Studio
20 183 (11.95%) Web Services
21 181 (11.81%) jQuery
22 180 (11.75%) SQL Server 2012
23 171 (11.16%) Finance
24 162 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
25 156 (10.18%) Security Cleared
26 155 (10.12%) SharePoint
26 155 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
27 152 (9.92%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 155 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 117 (7.64%) IIS
3 58 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
3 58 (3.79%) MS Exchange
4 32 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
5 31 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 31 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.02%) CMS
6 27 (1.76%) Apache
7 24 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.04%) SAS
10 15 (0.98%) Documentum
10 15 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.85%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (0.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 196 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 91 (5.94%) MS Office
3 12 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) MS Project
6 5 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.065%) SPSS
9 1 (0.065%) Maya
9 1 (0.065%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 48 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.39%) Staffware
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.33%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Exstream
7 2 (0.13%) Agresso
8 1 (0.065%) Tridion
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.065%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.96%) Office 365
3 16 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.98%) SaaS
5 9 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.52%) SAN
2 45 (2.94%) Firewall
3 37 (2.42%) Internet
4 32 (2.09%) DNS
5 31 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.70%) LDAP
7 23 (1.50%) LAN
8 18 (1.17%) VoIP
8 18 (1.17%) WAN
9 17 (1.11%) HTTP
10 14 (0.91%) VPN
11 11 (0.72%) DHCP
12 9 (0.59%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.39%) VLAN
13 6 (0.39%) FTP
14 5 (0.33%) ISDN
14 5 (0.33%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.33%) Intranet
14 5 (0.33%) RTP
14 5 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (25.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 250 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 238 (15.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 207 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 180 (11.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 138 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
7 106 (6.92%) Oracle Database
8 85 (5.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 65 (4.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 64 (4.18%) Relational Database
11 62 (4.05%) MySQL
12 53 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 44 (2.87%) DTS
14 43 (2.81%) QlikView
15 38 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
16 31 (2.02%) MS Access
17 30 (1.96%) OLAP
18 29 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
19 24 (1.57%) DB2
20 23 (1.50%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 194 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 162 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 34 (2.22%) NUnit
5 24 (1.57%) Subversion
6 23 (1.50%) Selenium
7 21 (1.37%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.17%) SoapUI
9 17 (1.11%) Toad
9 17 (1.11%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.91%) JUnit
11 13 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.85%) MSTest
12 12 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.72%) Hudson
13 11 (0.72%) JIRA
14 10 (0.65%) Git (software)
14 10 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.52%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 171 (11.16%) Finance
2 43 (2.81%) Telecoms
3 30 (1.96%) Marketing
4 18 (1.17%) Retail
4 18 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.04%) Banking
6 11 (0.72%) Publishing
7 9 (0.59%) Electronics
7 9 (0.59%) Back Office
8 7 (0.46%) Billing
9 6 (0.39%) Games
10 5 (0.33%) Advertising
10 5 (0.33%) Military
11 4 (0.26%) Legal
11 4 (0.26%) Automotive
11 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 776 (50.65%) Developer
2 333 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 185 (12.08%) Analyst
4 171 (11.16%) C# Developer
5 139 (9.07%) ASP.NET Developer
6 138 (9.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 111 (7.25%) DBA
8 96 (6.27%) Consultant
9 94 (6.14%) SQL Developer
10 93 (6.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 72 (4.70%) SQL DBA
12 71 (4.63%) Administrator
13 62 (4.05%) Web Developer
14 55 (3.59%) Software Developer
15 53 (3.46%) Architect
16 49 (3.20%) VB.NET Developer
17 45 (2.94%) Senior Developer
18 40 (2.61%) Test Analyst
19 38 (2.48%) Support Analyst
19 38 (2.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (49.35%) .NET
2 475 (31.01%) ASP.NET
3 293 (19.13%) XML
4 237 (15.47%) HTML
5 231 (15.08%) WCF
6 201 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 201 (13.12%) CSS
7 183 (11.95%) Web Services
8 181 (11.81%) jQuery
9 132 (8.62%) .NET Framework
10 95 (6.20%) WPF
11 80 (5.22%) LINQ
12 79 (5.16%) Ajax
12 79 (5.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 76 (4.96%) REST
14 74 (4.83%) SOAP
15 66 (4.31%) HTML5
16 60 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 55 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 51 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (3.20%) Replication
2 42 (2.74%) NHS
3 35 (2.28%) Clustering
4 29 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 29 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 15 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 15 (0.98%) Statistics
9 14 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.78%) Data Extraction
11 10 (0.65%) Open Source
12 9 (0.59%) DTV
12 9 (0.59%) PKI
13 7 (0.46%) iPhone
13 7 (0.46%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 428 (27.94%) Windows
2 128 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 126 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (5.48%) UNIX
5 82 (5.35%) Linux
6 76 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 40 (2.61%) Windows XP
9 15 (0.98%) Solaris
9 15 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (0.59%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.52%) Android
12 8 (0.52%) AIX
13 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.26%) Debian
14 4 (0.26%) zOS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (18.93%) MVC
2 155 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
3 152 (9.92%) Scrum
4 149 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (6.27%) ETL
5 96 (6.27%) TDD
6 89 (5.81%) Web Development
7 83 (5.42%) CRM
8 77 (5.03%) SOA
9 76 (4.96%) ITIL
10 74 (4.83%) Unit Testing
11 72 (4.70%) Migration
12 63 (4.11%) Data Modelling
13 62 (4.05%) Software Engineering
14 61 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
15 50 (3.26%) E-Commerce
16 49 (3.20%) BDD
17 47 (3.07%) OO
18 45 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (2.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 714 (46.61%) SQL
2 682 (44.52%) C#
3 282 (18.41%) JavaScript
4 237 (15.47%) T-SQL
5 143 (9.33%) VB.NET
6 124 (8.09%) Java
7 93 (6.07%) VB
8 57 (3.72%) PL/SQL
9 50 (3.26%) VB6
10 44 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 39 (2.55%) VBScript
12 36 (2.35%) C
13 28 (1.83%) Python
13 28 (1.83%) C++
14 26 (1.70%) VBA
15 23 (1.50%) PHP
16 16 (1.04%) Perl
17 15 (0.98%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.52%) Korn
19 5 (0.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 156 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 129 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 60 (3.92%) Degree
3 60 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.76%) ISEB
5 25 (1.63%) MCSE
5 25 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.11%) MCTS
7 15 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.85%) CCNA
9 11 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.46%) OCP
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.39%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.33%) MCSA
13 5 (0.33%) CCVP
14 4 (0.26%) MCSD
15 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.52%) QA
2 30 (1.96%) SLA
3 29 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 148 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.76%) XenApp
5 20 (1.31%) vSphere
5 20 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.26%) Xen
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
11 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.065%) RHEV
12 1 (0.065%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (3.26%) SCCM
2 32 (2.09%) WSUS
3 31 (2.02%) SCOM
4 29 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 19 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.98%) Data Guard
7 14 (0.91%) SCVMM
8 11 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.65%) SCDPM
10 9 (0.59%) WMI
11 7 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
13 5 (0.33%) Puppet
14 4 (0.26%) nmon
15 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 3 (0.20%) OpenView
15 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 421 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 270 (17.62%) Oracle
3 125 (8.16%) VMware
4 56 (3.66%) Cisco
5 50 (3.26%) Citrix
6 36 (2.35%) Business Objects
7 35 (2.28%) Informatica
8 32 (2.09%) HP
9 23 (1.50%) SAP
10 22 (1.44%) IBM
11 21 (1.37%) Cognos
12 14 (0.91%) Telerik
12 14 (0.91%) Lotus
12 14 (0.91%) CA
13 13 (0.85%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.78%) Netezza
14 12 (0.78%) Meridio
15 11 (0.72%) Dell
16 10 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 9 (0.59%) TIBCO
Weybridge, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Santander
Rate: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago