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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 862 770 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.90% 9.20% 8.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.45% 48.52% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 409 377
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 32
Average hourly rate £28.00 £33.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.55 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1779 1587 1989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.37% 18.96% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 851 953
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 58 46
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.25 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 204 £350 - 113
Hampshire -8 174 £320 -8.57% 82
Surrey +3 159 £375 +7.14% 90
Buckinghamshire -2 83 £306 +12.38% 45
Oxfordshire +9 59 £325 -18.75% 77
Kent +4 41 £425 +41.66% 46
East Sussex -4 40 £325 -13.33% 15
West Sussex +2 37 £313 -13.19% 19
Thames Valley - 11 £450 -
Middlesex +2 10 £294 -2.16% 4
Home Counties -2 3 £240 -
Isle of Wight - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 862 (51.93%) SQL
2 755 (45.48%) .NET
3 650 (39.16%) C#
4 492 (29.64%) Microsoft
5 452 (27.23%) Windows
6 423 (25.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 421 (25.36%) ASP.NET
8 297 (17.89%) XML
9 288 (17.35%) JavaScript
10 283 (17.05%) T-SQL
11 280 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 276 (16.63%) Oracle
13 275 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 254 (15.30%) HTML
15 229 (13.80%) MS Excel
16 219 (13.19%) MVC
16 219 (13.19%) SQL Server 2005
17 211 (12.71%) Visual Studio
18 205 (12.35%) WCF
19 189 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
20 186 (11.20%) SQL Server 2012
21 180 (10.84%) Finance
22 172 (10.36%) Active Directory
22 172 (10.36%) Web Services
23 171 (10.30%) SharePoint
24 170 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
25 169 (10.18%) jQuery
25 169 (10.18%) Security Cleared
25 169 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
26 167 (10.06%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 171 (10.30%) SharePoint
2 119 (7.17%) IIS
3 76 (4.58%) MS Exchange
4 65 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
5 50 (3.01%) WebSphere
6 47 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 41 (2.47%) CMS
8 39 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
9 37 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (1.39%) Apache
11 22 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.02%) SAS
13 16 (0.96%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.96%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
16 11 (0.66%) MS Project Server
16 11 (0.66%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.42%) Kentico
18 6 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 229 (13.80%) MS Excel
2 108 (6.51%) MS Office
3 14 (0.84%) MS Project
4 11 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.060%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 44 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.36%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.36%) SAP SD
3 6 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.30%) Magento
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.12%) Exstream
7 1 (0.060%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.14%) Office 365
3 17 (1.02%) SaaS
4 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.18%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.43%) SAN
2 48 (2.89%) Firewall
3 47 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 37 (2.23%) DNS
4 37 (2.23%) Internet
5 35 (2.11%) LAN
6 25 (1.51%) LDAP
7 24 (1.45%) DHCP
8 23 (1.39%) WAN
9 19 (1.14%) VoIP
9 19 (1.14%) HTTP
10 15 (0.90%) Network Security
11 12 (0.72%) VPN
12 11 (0.66%) Intranet
13 9 (0.54%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.42%) FTP
15 6 (0.36%) CTI
15 6 (0.36%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.36%) SSL
16 5 (0.30%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (25.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 280 (16.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 275 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 219 (13.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 186 (11.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 170 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
7 103 (6.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 90 (5.42%) Oracle Database
9 75 (4.52%) Relational Database
10 64 (3.86%) MySQL
11 51 (3.07%) MS Access
12 50 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 41 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
14 37 (2.23%) QlikView
15 36 (2.17%) OLAP
16 35 (2.11%) RDBMS
17 34 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
17 34 (2.05%) DTS
18 30 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
19 28 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 211 (12.71%) Visual Studio
2 156 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (2.59%) NUnit
4 27 (1.63%) Subversion
4 27 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 25 (1.51%) Selenium
5 25 (1.51%) SpecFlow
6 22 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 21 (1.27%) Toad
7 21 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.14%) Hudson
9 15 (0.90%) MSTest
9 15 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.60%) Moq
13 9 (0.54%) JIRA
14 8 (0.48%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 180 (10.84%) Finance
2 37 (2.23%) Telecoms
3 30 (1.81%) Retail
4 28 (1.69%) Marketing
5 19 (1.14%) Banking
6 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.66%) Publishing
7 11 (0.66%) Games
8 10 (0.60%) Military
9 6 (0.36%) Advertising
10 5 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.30%) Legal
11 4 (0.24%) Back Office
11 4 (0.24%) Automotive
11 4 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.24%) Billing
12 3 (0.18%) Law
12 3 (0.18%) Electronics
12 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 811 (48.86%) Developer
2 315 (18.98%) .NET Developer
3 199 (11.99%) Analyst
4 163 (9.82%) C# Developer
5 135 (8.13%) Consultant
6 134 (8.07%) DBA
7 126 (7.59%) SQL Developer
8 119 (7.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 105 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 103 (6.20%) SQL DBA
11 68 (4.10%) Architect
12 67 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 65 (3.92%) Administrator
14 57 (3.43%) Software Developer
15 52 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 49 (2.95%) Programmer
17 48 (2.89%) Support Engineer
17 48 (2.89%) Software Engineer
18 47 (2.83%) SQL Server DBA
18 47 (2.83%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 755 (45.48%) .NET
2 421 (25.36%) ASP.NET
3 297 (17.89%) XML
4 254 (15.30%) HTML
5 205 (12.35%) WCF
6 172 (10.36%) Web Services
7 169 (10.18%) jQuery
8 167 (10.06%) CSS
9 148 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 132 (7.95%) .NET Framework
11 94 (5.66%) WPF
12 87 (5.24%) LINQ
13 83 (5.00%) Ajax
14 73 (4.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 72 (4.34%) SOAP
16 65 (3.92%) HTML5
17 56 (3.37%) REST
18 51 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 48 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 47 (2.83%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.31%) Replication
2 46 (2.77%) NHS
3 31 (1.87%) Clustering
4 24 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 21 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.14%) Data Integration
8 11 (0.66%) Statistics
8 11 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 10 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 10 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 9 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (0.54%) iSeries
11 6 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.36%) Data Conversion
11 6 (0.36%) CESG
12 5 (0.30%) FMCG
12 5 (0.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 452 (27.23%) Windows
2 141 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (5.06%) Linux
5 75 (4.52%) UNIX
6 72 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 46 (2.77%) Windows XP
9 24 (1.45%) Solaris
10 14 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 13 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (0.78%) AIX
12 12 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.42%) Android
15 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.36%) LynxOS
16 5 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.18%) CentOS
18 2 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (13.19%) MVC
2 189 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
3 169 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (9.94%) Scrum
5 155 (9.34%) ETL
6 115 (6.93%) TDD
7 96 (5.78%) Migration
8 92 (5.54%) CRM
9 87 (5.24%) SOA
10 85 (5.12%) ITIL
11 80 (4.82%) Data Modelling
12 77 (4.64%) Software Engineering
13 72 (4.34%) Web Development
14 70 (4.22%) Unit Testing
15 65 (3.92%) OO
16 59 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
17 56 (3.37%) E-Commerce
18 54 (3.25%) Test Scripting
18 54 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (2.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 862 (51.93%) SQL
2 650 (39.16%) C#
3 288 (17.35%) JavaScript
4 283 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 123 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 107 (6.45%) Java
7 89 (5.36%) VB
8 61 (3.67%) PL/SQL
9 56 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 46 (2.77%) VBA
11 44 (2.65%) C++
12 38 (2.29%) C
13 37 (2.23%) VB6
14 31 (1.87%) VBScript
15 23 (1.39%) Perl
15 23 (1.39%) PHP
16 22 (1.33%) Python
17 10 (0.60%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.54%) Ruby
19 6 (0.36%) RPG
Qualifications
1 169 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 143 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (3.25%) Degree
5 33 (1.99%) MCSE
6 27 (1.63%) ISEB
7 21 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.90%) CCNA
10 13 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.78%) MCITP
11 10 (0.60%) MCTS
12 8 (0.48%) MCSD
12 8 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.42%) VCDX
13 7 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.36%) OCP
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.24%) VCAP
15 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.86%) QA
2 26 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 22 (1.33%) SLA
4 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.36%) DICOM
6 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.060%) HL7
8 1 (0.060%) GxP
System Software
1 172 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 82 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.71%) vSphere
4 39 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.20%) XenApp
6 16 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.72%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.12%) XenServer
15 1 (0.060%) Squid
15 1 (0.060%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.060%) UAG
Systems Management
1 44 (2.65%) SCCM
2 33 (1.99%) SCOM
3 21 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 20 (1.20%) WSUS
5 16 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.78%) Data Guard
6 13 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 11 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.60%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.24%) Puppet
11 4 (0.24%) nmon
11 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.18%) OpenView
13 2 (0.12%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.12%) MOM
13 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 492 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 276 (16.63%) Oracle
3 157 (9.46%) VMware
4 46 (2.77%) Citrix
5 43 (2.59%) Cisco
6 42 (2.53%) Business Objects
7 38 (2.29%) HP
7 38 (2.29%) Cognos
8 31 (1.87%) Informatica
9 30 (1.81%) SAP
10 25 (1.51%) IBM
11 23 (1.39%) JBoss
12 18 (1.08%) NetApp
13 17 (1.02%) Symantec
14 15 (0.90%) CA
15 14 (0.84%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.84%) Netezza
15 14 (0.84%) Telerik
16 13 (0.78%) Dell
16 13 (0.78%) Lumension
Newbury, Berkshire
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Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
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Rate: Up to £370 per day
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Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Interactive Intelligence
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Vertical IT
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: Unspecified Market rate
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