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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 795 734 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.02% 8.03% 9.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.41% 42.09% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 434 435
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.44 £13.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £32.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
2125 1744 1764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.44% 19.07% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1007 946
Average daily rate £375 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.04 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Hampshire +8 168 £350 - 81
Surrey -3 148 £350 - 66
Berkshire -5 146 £375 - 90
Buckinghamshire +5 92 £338 +12.50% 55
Oxfordshire 0 80 £395 +31.66% 54
East Sussex +3 60 £338 +28.57% 16
West Sussex +1 54 £325 +4.00% 18
Kent +2 43 £338 +22.72% 28
Middlesex -7 4 £400 +6.66%
Sussex +4 3 £325 -12.16% 1
Home Counties 0 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 753 (50.47%) SQL
2 571 (38.27%) .NET
3 479 (32.10%) C#
4 459 (30.76%) Microsoft
5 442 (29.62%) Windows
6 332 (22.25%) Oracle
7 302 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
8 301 (20.17%) ASP.NET
9 290 (19.44%) JavaScript
10 278 (18.63%) T-SQL
10 278 (18.63%) HTML
11 274 (18.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 272 (18.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 271 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 234 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
15 231 (15.48%) MS Excel
16 225 (15.08%) CSS
17 223 (14.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 221 (14.81%) MVC
19 212 (14.21%) Finance
20 202 (13.54%) VMware
21 179 (12.00%) Active Directory
22 178 (11.93%) jQuery
23 165 (11.06%) SharePoint
24 162 (10.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 160 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
26 157 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
27 147 (9.85%) IIS
28 145 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
29 144 (9.65%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 165 (11.06%) SharePoint
2 147 (9.85%) IIS
3 92 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 55 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
5 40 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (2.14%) Apache
8 30 (2.01%) Lync
9 29 (1.94%) CMS
10 28 (1.88%) JBoss
11 26 (1.74%) Tomcat
12 24 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 18 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.07%) SAS
15 12 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.74%) Confluence
16 11 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 231 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 80 (5.36%) MS Office
3 15 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.74%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.40%) MS Project
7 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.34%) Maximo
4 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) Academy Housing
6 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.13%) AWD
7 2 (0.13%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.13%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.13%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.13%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.13%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.067%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.87%) SaaS
4 11 (0.74%) Boomi
5 9 (0.60%) Office 365
6 7 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.067%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.56%) DNS
2 69 (4.62%) SAN
3 60 (4.02%) Firewall
4 52 (3.49%) DHCP
5 34 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 34 (2.28%) WAN
6 33 (2.21%) LAN
7 29 (1.94%) Internet
8 27 (1.81%) Intranet
9 20 (1.34%) VPN
10 16 (1.07%) HTTP
11 13 (0.87%) NAS
12 12 (0.80%) Wireshark
12 12 (0.80%) ATM
13 11 (0.74%) Wireless
14 9 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
15 8 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.54%) VLAN
16 7 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (18.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 272 (18.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 271 (18.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 223 (14.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 162 (10.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 160 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
7 115 (7.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 89 (5.97%) Oracle Database
9 85 (5.70%) Relational Database
10 81 (5.43%) MySQL
11 45 (3.02%) DB2
12 44 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
13 41 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 34 (2.28%) RDBMS
15 33 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 31 (2.08%) Big Data
17 29 (1.94%) QlikView
18 28 (1.88%) OLAP
19 26 (1.74%) MS Access
20 21 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 142 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 126 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 47 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 31 (2.08%) Subversion
6 25 (1.68%) SoapUI
7 23 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 22 (1.47%) Selenium
9 21 (1.41%) JIRA
10 18 (1.21%) Fiddler
10 18 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (0.87%) Maven
11 13 (0.87%) MSBuild
12 12 (0.80%) ReSharper
13 11 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.74%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.67%) JUnit
14 10 (0.67%) NUnit
15 8 (0.54%) ERwin
General
1 212 (14.21%) Finance
2 52 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 44 (2.95%) Banking
4 30 (2.01%) Retail
5 17 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.07%) Marketing
7 15 (1.01%) Legal
8 10 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.60%) Publishing
9 9 (0.60%) Military
9 9 (0.60%) Automotive
10 8 (0.54%) Back Office
10 8 (0.54%) Advertising
11 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.34%) Electronics
12 5 (0.34%) Law
13 4 (0.27%) Games
13 4 (0.27%) Billing
14 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 655 (43.90%) Developer
2 232 (15.55%) .NET Developer
3 217 (14.54%) Analyst
4 138 (9.25%) DBA
5 133 (8.91%) C# Developer
6 121 (8.11%) Architect
7 112 (7.51%) SQL Developer
8 105 (7.04%) SQL DBA
9 96 (6.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 66 (4.42%) Administrator
11 63 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 61 (4.09%) Consultant
13 53 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
14 51 (3.42%) SQL Server DBA
15 49 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 48 (3.22%) Business Analyst
17 46 (3.08%) Data Analyst
18 43 (2.88%) Programmer
19 40 (2.68%) Senior Developer
19 40 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (38.27%) .NET
2 301 (20.17%) ASP.NET
3 278 (18.63%) HTML
4 225 (15.08%) CSS
5 178 (11.93%) jQuery
6 144 (9.65%) Web Services
7 135 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 129 (8.65%) .NET Framework
9 120 (8.04%) XML
10 118 (7.91%) WCF
11 114 (7.64%) HTML5
12 112 (7.51%) AngularJS
13 70 (4.69%) CSS3
14 65 (4.36%) Entity Framework
15 63 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 58 (3.89%) Ajax
18 52 (3.49%) WPF
19 51 (3.42%) RESTful
19 51 (3.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.29%) Clustering
3 55 (3.69%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.35%) Replication
6 27 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 25 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.61%) N-Tier
9 21 (1.41%) NHS
10 20 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.27%) Statistics
12 18 (1.21%) Computer Science
13 15 (1.01%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.01%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.87%) Data Extraction
14 13 (0.87%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.74%) iSeries
15 11 (0.74%) User Experience
15 11 (0.74%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.60%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 442 (29.62%) Windows
2 157 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 110 (7.37%) Linux
5 99 (6.64%) UNIX
6 70 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 20 (1.34%) Solaris
9 18 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.14%) HPUX
11 16 (1.07%) AIX
12 15 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.74%) zOS
14 6 (0.40%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.40%) Android
15 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
3 221 (14.81%) MVC
4 129 (8.65%) Migration
5 119 (7.98%) ETL
6 116 (7.77%) TDD
7 100 (6.70%) CRM
8 98 (6.57%) ITIL
9 96 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
10 91 (6.10%) Scrum
11 75 (5.03%) Data Modelling
11 75 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
12 69 (4.62%) Web Development
13 67 (4.49%) Project Management
14 66 (4.42%) SDLC
15 62 (4.16%) OO
16 58 (3.89%) Data Migration
17 57 (3.82%) SOA
17 57 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (3.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 753 (50.47%) SQL
2 479 (32.10%) C#
3 290 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 278 (18.63%) T-SQL
5 123 (8.24%) Java
6 107 (7.17%) PowerShell
7 52 (3.49%) VB
8 50 (3.35%) VB.NET
8 50 (3.35%) C++
9 39 (2.61%) Python
10 36 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 35 (2.35%) VBScript
12 33 (2.21%) Perl
13 26 (1.74%) PHP
14 24 (1.61%) VBA
14 24 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.01%) VB6
16 14 (0.94%) C
17 12 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (0.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 124 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 91 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (4.16%) Degree
5 26 (1.74%) MCSE
6 24 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.34%) MCTS
8 19 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.14%) MCSA
10 16 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.67%) MCITP
11 10 (0.67%) CCNA
12 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.40%) ISEB
13 6 (0.40%) MCP
13 6 (0.40%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.27%) VCP4
15 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.27%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.88%) QA
2 20 (1.34%) SLA
3 16 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) GxP
6 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.13%) TickIT
8 1 (0.067%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.067%) PMBOK
System Software
1 179 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 119 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.68%) vSphere
5 38 (2.55%) XenApp
6 27 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.47%) Docker
10 7 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.34%) HDFS
13 4 (0.27%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.27%) NFS
13 4 (0.27%) Samba
14 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 54 (3.62%) SCCM
2 35 (2.35%) SCOM
3 19 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 15 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.67%) Puppet
7 9 (0.60%) WSUS
7 9 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.54%) OVSD
8 8 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.40%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 459 (30.76%) Microsoft
2 332 (22.25%) Oracle
3 202 (13.54%) VMware
4 78 (5.23%) Citrix
5 49 (3.28%) SAP
5 49 (3.28%) IBM
6 41 (2.75%) Cisco
7 39 (2.61%) HP
8 37 (2.48%) Cognos
9 32 (2.14%) Informatica
10 29 (1.94%) Telerik
11 24 (1.61%) Symantec
12 23 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.41%) Teradata
14 19 (1.27%) NetApp
15 17 (1.14%) EMC
15 17 (1.14%) Tableau
16 15 (1.01%) Remedy
17 13 (0.87%) OpenText
17 13 (0.87%) Google
Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £750 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aquent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per annum
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Reading, Berkshire
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