The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 622 630 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.37% 6.69% 10.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.02% 37.82% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 381 482
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 25
Average hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £20.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £55.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
SQL Server
England

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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1727 1666 1795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.45% 17.70% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 970 909
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 62
Average hourly rate £37.78 £32.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.23% +41.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.10 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £55.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +5 130 £400 +6.66% 60
Berkshire +1 129 £400 +18.51% 93
Hampshire 0 115 £350 - 84
Buckinghamshire +11 92 £399 +13.92% 52
Oxfordshire +9 49 £350 -4.10% 54
Kent -7 45 £325 -4.41% 27
East Sussex +12 29 £335 -4.28% 18
West Sussex -15 18 £338 -14.55% 22
Middlesex -10 6 £338 -3.57% 1
Sussex -1 2 £430 +1.17%
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 684 (50.63%) SQL
2 620 (45.89%) .NET
3 529 (39.16%) C#
4 515 (38.12%) Microsoft
5 426 (31.53%) Windows
6 303 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
7 278 (20.58%) JavaScript
8 266 (19.69%) ASP.NET
9 262 (19.39%) Oracle
10 255 (18.87%) MVC
11 236 (17.47%) HTML
12 225 (16.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 210 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 209 (15.47%) MS Excel
15 200 (14.80%) CSS
16 198 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 195 (14.43%) Finance
17 195 (14.43%) Windows Server
18 175 (12.95%) T-SQL
19 171 (12.66%) Active Directory
20 166 (12.29%) jQuery
21 156 (11.55%) Web Services
22 154 (11.40%) Security Cleared
23 152 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
24 150 (11.10%) .NET Framework
25 149 (11.03%) SharePoint
26 148 (10.95%) VMware
27 145 (10.73%) Visual Studio
28 138 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
29 136 (10.07%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 149 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 126 (9.33%) IIS
3 60 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 32 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
4 32 (2.37%) JBoss
5 27 (2.00%) CMS
5 27 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.70%) Apache
8 20 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.74%) Node.js
11 10 (0.74%) SAS
12 9 (0.67%) CICS
12 9 (0.67%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 209 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.96%) MS Office
3 14 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.22%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 55 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.30%) HFM
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.074%) FastStats
7 1 (0.074%) Maximo
7 1 (0.074%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.074%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.074%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.074%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.41%) Office 365
3 14 (1.04%) SaaS
4 12 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.37%) IaaS
7 4 (0.30%) PaaS
7 4 (0.30%) Scribe Online
8 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.15%) Boomi
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.074%) GitHub
10 1 (0.074%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.74%) SAN
2 51 (3.77%) DNS
3 48 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 35 (2.59%) Firewall
5 32 (2.37%) DHCP
6 25 (1.85%) LAN
7 22 (1.63%) WAN
8 19 (1.41%) Internet
9 18 (1.33%) ATM
9 18 (1.33%) iSCSI
10 16 (1.18%) FTP
10 16 (1.18%) Network Security
10 16 (1.18%) SMTP
11 14 (1.04%) HTTP
11 14 (1.04%) NAS
12 13 (0.96%) LDAP
12 13 (0.96%) Wireless
13 12 (0.89%) VLAN
14 11 (0.81%) Intranet
15 9 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (16.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 210 (15.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 198 (14.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 114 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
6 104 (7.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 96 (7.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 90 (6.66%) Relational Database
9 64 (4.74%) Oracle Database
10 48 (3.55%) MySQL
10 48 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 45 (3.33%) DB2
12 34 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
13 32 (2.37%) Big Data
14 31 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 29 (2.15%) MS Access
15 29 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (1.78%) Power BI
18 22 (1.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 145 (10.73%) Visual Studio
2 122 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (3.85%) Subversion
4 40 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.74%) NUnit
6 33 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 30 (2.22%) Moq
8 29 (2.15%) Selenium
9 21 (1.55%) Jasmine
10 17 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 16 (1.18%) JIRA
12 14 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.04%) TortoiseSVN
13 11 (0.81%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
15 9 (0.67%) Maven
15 9 (0.67%) MSTest
15 9 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 195 (14.43%) Finance
2 50 (3.70%) Banking
3 48 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 42 (3.11%) Marketing
5 33 (2.44%) Retail
6 20 (1.48%) Military
7 16 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.11%) Automotive
9 10 (0.74%) Advertising
9 10 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.52%) Back Office
12 6 (0.44%) Billing
12 6 (0.44%) Electronics
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
13 5 (0.37%) Law
14 4 (0.30%) Front Office
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
16 1 (0.074%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.074%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 637 (47.15%) Developer
2 271 (20.06%) .NET Developer
3 219 (16.21%) C# Developer
4 186 (13.77%) SQL Developer
5 157 (11.62%) Analyst
6 154 (11.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 136 (10.07%) Architect
8 85 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 80 (5.92%) SQL Server Developer
10 76 (5.63%) DBA
11 72 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 63 (4.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 62 (4.59%) SQL DBA
14 47 (3.48%) Administrator
15 43 (3.18%) Consultant
16 39 (2.89%) Support Engineer
17 38 (2.81%) Data Architect
18 37 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 37 (2.74%) Senior Developer
19 35 (2.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (45.89%) .NET
2 266 (19.69%) ASP.NET
3 236 (17.47%) HTML
4 200 (14.80%) CSS
5 166 (12.29%) jQuery
6 156 (11.55%) Web Services
7 150 (11.10%) .NET Framework
8 136 (10.07%) AngularJS
8 136 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 131 (9.70%) XML
10 119 (8.81%) WCF
11 101 (7.48%) Entity Framework
12 89 (6.59%) HTML5
13 85 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 59 (4.37%) WinForms
15 54 (4.00%) Ajax
15 54 (4.00%) WPF
16 49 (3.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 48 (3.55%) SOAP
18 40 (2.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.48%) Clustering
3 41 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.37%) N-Tier
6 27 (2.00%) Statistics
7 25 (1.85%) NHS
8 24 (1.78%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.70%) Data Integration
10 19 (1.41%) Data Extraction
10 19 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.11%) Fintech
14 14 (1.04%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.96%) User Experience
16 11 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 11 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 426 (31.53%) Windows
2 195 (14.43%) Windows Server
3 119 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (8.44%) Linux
5 112 (8.29%) Unix
6 97 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (3.40%) Windows 7
9 28 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 19 (1.41%) HPUX
12 15 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 13 (0.96%) Solaris
14 11 (0.81%) AIX
15 10 (0.74%) zOS
16 5 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.30%) Android
17 4 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.22%) SUSE
18 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (18.87%) MVC
3 152 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
4 133 (9.84%) Migration
5 128 (9.47%) TDD
6 96 (7.11%) ITIL
7 95 (7.03%) ETL
8 86 (6.37%) CRM
8 86 (6.37%) SDLC
9 73 (5.40%) Scrum
10 72 (5.33%) OO
11 71 (5.26%) Unit Testing
12 65 (4.81%) Project Management
13 64 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
14 61 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
16 51 (3.77%) Analytics
17 49 (3.63%) Software Engineering
18 42 (3.11%) Data Modelling
19 41 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 684 (50.63%) SQL
2 529 (39.16%) C#
3 278 (20.58%) JavaScript
4 175 (12.95%) T-SQL
5 136 (10.07%) PowerShell
6 92 (6.81%) Java
7 51 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 50 (3.70%) C++
9 48 (3.55%) VB
10 29 (2.15%) VBA
11 27 (2.00%) VBScript
12 22 (1.63%) PHP
13 19 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.26%) Python
15 16 (1.18%) C
16 14 (1.04%) COBOL
17 13 (0.96%) Perl
18 10 (0.74%) VB6
19 7 (0.52%) Jython
Qualifications
1 154 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 121 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.85%) Degree
4 66 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.92%) MCSE
6 22 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.04%) MCSD
7 14 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (0.89%) MCP
9 11 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.81%) MCTS
10 10 (0.74%) MCITP
11 9 (0.67%) CCNA
11 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.52%) ISEB
13 6 (0.44%) MCAD
13 6 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.37%) MCSA
14 5 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.66%) SLA
2 20 (1.48%) QA
3 16 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.37%) HL7
7 4 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.22%) Basel II
8 3 (0.22%) TickIT
9 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.074%) SDET
10 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 171 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 98 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.37%) vSphere
5 16 (1.18%) XenApp
6 15 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.15%) Squid
11 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.15%) vCloud
12 1 (0.074%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (2.37%) SCCM
2 13 (0.96%) SCOM
3 12 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.81%) Simpana
4 11 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.74%) WSUS
6 8 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.59%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
8 6 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.44%) Control-M
8 6 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.37%) SCSM
9 5 (0.37%) vMotion
10 4 (0.30%) Netcool
10 4 (0.30%) OpenView
11 3 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 515 (38.12%) Microsoft
2 262 (19.39%) Oracle
3 148 (10.95%) VMware
4 65 (4.81%) Citrix
5 56 (4.15%) HP
6 45 (3.33%) IBM
7 39 (2.89%) SAP
8 33 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 32 (2.37%) Cisco
9 32 (2.37%) Sitecore
10 24 (1.78%) Tableau
11 19 (1.41%) Cognos
12 17 (1.26%) NetApp
12 17 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.26%) Telerik
13 14 (1.04%) Dell
13 14 (1.04%) Sybase
14 13 (0.96%) CommVault
14 13 (0.96%) EMC
14 13 (0.96%) Sun
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bampton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Landesk Software
Rate: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £199 - £251 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 450 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 275-300
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £341 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, England
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago