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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 580 809 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.92% 8.15% 8.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.37% 36.94% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 485 433
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.19 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.94% +41.15%
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
1738 2190 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.74% 22.07% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 1308 944
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 37
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +41.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 131 £365 +5.03% 60
Surrey +1 115 £419 +19.64% 48
Berkshire -16 109 £375 -2.59% 51
Buckinghamshire +5 76 £375 +15.38% 32
West Sussex +5 47 £375 +16.27% 19
Kent +2 36 £350 +3.70% 21
Oxfordshire -42 28 £350 -10.25% 40
East Sussex -12 25 £430 +31.29% 17
Middlesex +3 7 £425 +21.42% 4
Sussex +4 2 £400 +23.07% 1
M4 Corridor -8 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 679 (54.80%) SQL
2 549 (44.31%) .NET
3 518 (41.81%) C#
4 431 (34.79%) Microsoft
5 341 (27.52%) ASP.NET
6 319 (25.75%) Windows
7 301 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
8 299 (24.13%) JavaScript
9 296 (23.89%) MVC
10 255 (20.58%) HTML
11 253 (20.42%) T-SQL
12 241 (19.45%) CSS
13 239 (19.29%) Oracle
14 212 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 194 (15.66%) SQL Server 2008
16 187 (15.09%) Web Services
17 179 (14.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 178 (14.37%) jQuery
19 175 (14.12%) XML
20 167 (13.48%) Finance
21 163 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
22 161 (12.99%) Security Cleared
23 160 (12.91%) SQL Server 2012
24 158 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
25 157 (12.67%) Visual Studio
25 157 (12.67%) Windows Server
26 154 (12.43%) MS Excel
27 139 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
27 139 (11.22%) Active Directory
28 138 (11.14%) SharePoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 138 (11.14%) SharePoint
2 125 (10.09%) IIS
3 73 (5.89%) MS Exchange
4 57 (4.60%) CMS
5 31 (2.50%) Apache
6 30 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (2.02%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.94%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (1.21%) Apache Pig
14 15 (1.21%) JBoss
15 14 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.97%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 154 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.55%) MS Office
3 7 (0.56%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.24%) InDesign
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.32%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.24%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.081%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.081%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.081%) Magento
10 1 (0.081%) Staffware
10 1 (0.081%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 133 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.34%) Office 365
4 27 (2.18%) IaaS
5 23 (1.86%) PaaS
6 15 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.13%) Boomi
8 6 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.32%) SaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.24%) GitHub
10 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.16%) Force.com
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.081%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.081%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.92%) DNS
2 58 (4.68%) SAN
3 39 (3.15%) DHCP
4 38 (3.07%) Firewall
4 38 (3.07%) Internet
5 32 (2.58%) LAN
6 31 (2.50%) FTP
7 30 (2.42%) WAN
8 28 (2.26%) SMTP
9 21 (1.69%) SNMP
9 21 (1.69%) TCP/IP
10 20 (1.61%) HTTP
11 19 (1.53%) Kerberos
12 18 (1.45%) IPsec
12 18 (1.45%) SSH
13 14 (1.13%) NAS
13 14 (1.13%) Network Security
13 14 (1.13%) Skype
13 14 (1.13%) SSL
14 12 (0.97%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 194 (15.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 179 (14.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (12.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 122 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
6 105 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 79 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 70 (5.65%) Relational Database
9 66 (5.33%) Oracle Database
10 45 (3.63%) MySQL
11 44 (3.55%) MS Access
11 44 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 42 (3.39%) MongoDB
13 38 (3.07%) Big Data
14 36 (2.91%) Hadoop
15 33 (2.66%) NoSQL
16 32 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (1.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 163 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 157 (12.67%) Visual Studio
3 64 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 50 (4.04%) Subversion
5 42 (3.39%) Selenium
6 32 (2.58%) NUnit
7 25 (2.02%) SpecFlow
8 21 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.53%) JIRA
9 19 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 17 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.05%) LSMW
12 11 (0.89%) Moq
12 11 (0.89%) MSI
12 11 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
12 11 (0.89%) WiX
13 10 (0.81%) JUnit
14 9 (0.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 9 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.73%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 167 (13.48%) Finance
2 32 (2.58%) Advertising
3 30 (2.42%) Marketing
4 29 (2.34%) Banking
5 26 (2.10%) Retail
6 20 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.37%) Back Office
8 13 (1.05%) Electronics
8 13 (1.05%) Military
9 12 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.73%) Law
11 6 (0.48%) Front Office
11 6 (0.48%) Legal
12 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Local Government
12 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.081%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.081%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.081%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 681 (54.96%) Developer
2 269 (21.71%) .NET Developer
3 182 (14.69%) C# Developer
4 152 (12.27%) SQL Developer
5 129 (10.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 95 (7.67%) Analyst
7 74 (5.97%) DBA
8 69 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 69 (5.57%) SQL Server Developer
9 67 (5.41%) SSIS Developer
10 58 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 57 (4.60%) Consultant
11 57 (4.60%) SQL DBA
12 52 (4.20%) Architect
13 47 (3.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 42 (3.39%) Senior Developer
15 38 (3.07%) Administrator
15 38 (3.07%) SSRS Developer
16 34 (2.74%) Data Analyst
16 34 (2.74%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 549 (44.31%) .NET
2 341 (27.52%) ASP.NET
3 255 (20.58%) HTML
4 241 (19.45%) CSS
5 187 (15.09%) Web Services
6 178 (14.37%) jQuery
7 175 (14.12%) XML
8 158 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 121 (9.77%) WCF
10 118 (9.52%) .NET Framework
11 98 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 94 (7.59%) AngularJS
13 88 (7.10%) Entity Framework
13 88 (7.10%) HTML5
14 64 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 55 (4.44%) Ajax
16 47 (3.79%) LINQ
16 47 (3.79%) SOAP
17 45 (3.63%) KnockoutJS
18 43 (3.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.07%) Clustering
4 35 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 35 (2.82%) N-Tier
5 34 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.26%) Replication
7 24 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.86%) Cryptography
9 22 (1.78%) Mathematics
10 20 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.61%) Statistics
11 18 (1.45%) CESG
12 17 (1.37%) Smart Meter
13 15 (1.21%) Data Extraction
13 15 (1.21%) Visualisation
14 14 (1.13%) PKI
15 12 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.89%) Data Conversion
16 11 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 319 (25.75%) Windows
2 157 (12.67%) Windows Server
3 87 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (6.21%) Linux
5 70 (5.65%) Unix
6 60 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 28 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.53%) Windows Vista
10 19 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 13 (1.05%) Android
12 8 (0.65%) Solaris
13 7 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.16%) CentOS
16 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (23.89%) MVC
3 139 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
4 132 (10.65%) Scrum
5 125 (10.09%) ETL
6 118 (9.52%) Migration
7 115 (9.28%) Web Development
8 81 (6.54%) CRM
9 77 (6.21%) TDD
10 65 (5.25%) ITIL
11 60 (4.84%) Project Management
12 58 (4.68%) Data Migration
13 55 (4.44%) Data Modelling
13 55 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 54 (4.36%) SDLC
15 50 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (3.95%) Kanban
17 48 (3.87%) SOA
18 47 (3.79%) OOP
19 46 (3.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 679 (54.80%) SQL
2 518 (41.81%) C#
3 299 (24.13%) JavaScript
4 253 (20.42%) T-SQL
5 128 (10.33%) PowerShell
6 118 (9.52%) Java
7 89 (7.18%) VB
8 56 (4.52%) PL/SQL
8 56 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 34 (2.74%) PHP
10 33 (2.66%) VBA
11 31 (2.50%) VBScript
12 30 (2.42%) C++
13 29 (2.34%) C
14 27 (2.18%) Perl
14 27 (2.18%) Python
14 27 (2.18%) VB6
15 25 (2.02%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 161 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 113 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 86 (6.94%) Degree
4 47 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 46 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.78%) MCSE
7 18 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (1.45%) CISSP
8 12 (0.97%) CEH
9 11 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.81%) MCP
10 10 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.56%) CCIE
11 7 (0.56%) CCNP
11 7 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.56%) MCITP
12 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.48%) MCTS
13 5 (0.40%) ISEB
13 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.78%) QA
3 21 (1.69%) SLA
4 13 (1.05%) RMADS
5 5 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.40%) FIPS 140-2
5 5 (0.40%) GxP
5 5 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.081%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.081%) SDET
7 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 139 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 68 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.58%) vSphere
4 27 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.94%) XenApp
6 23 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.13%) Sendmail
9 12 (0.97%) Apache Flume
9 12 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.89%) HDFS
10 11 (0.89%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.56%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.24%) Xen
14 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (2.66%) NetBackup
2 26 (2.10%) SCOM
3 25 (2.02%) SCCM
4 19 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.37%) Netcool
6 16 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (1.13%) Puppet
8 13 (1.05%) WSUS
9 11 (0.89%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.65%) Oozie
11 8 (0.65%) Unicenter
11 8 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.56%) Ambari
12 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 431 (34.79%) Microsoft
2 239 (19.29%) Oracle
3 108 (8.72%) VMware
4 64 (5.17%) Citrix
5 55 (4.44%) HP
6 42 (3.39%) Cisco
7 41 (3.31%) SAP
8 39 (3.15%) Sitecore
9 31 (2.50%) EPiServer
10 27 (2.18%) EMC
11 23 (1.86%) Cognos
11 23 (1.86%) Dell
12 22 (1.78%) Remedy
13 21 (1.69%) Tableau
14 20 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.61%) Symantec
15 18 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (1.37%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.29%) F5
17 16 (1.29%) IBM
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
TOTO energy
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day then up to £60,000 perm after 6 months
Posted: 16 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 22 days ago