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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 690 804 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.16% 7.96% 9.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.60% 44.35% 49.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 516 582
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 11
Median hourly rate £20.21 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £41.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +1.90%
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
1938 1813 1835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 17.96% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1100 1058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 44
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +10 173 £330 -5.71% 83
Surrey -5 123 £411 +13.44% 69
Berkshire -2 120 £400 +4.91% 81
Buckinghamshire -8 83 £390 +13.04% 37
Kent -11 50 £375 +13.20% 22
West Sussex -31 44 £369 -4.22% 10
Oxfordshire -17 35 £373 +9.96% 32
East Sussex -8 34 £375 +15.38% 22
Middlesex +8 14 £400 +3.22% 1
Sussex +2 2 - -
Isle of Wight +2 1 - -
Home Counties -5 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 663 (51.04%) SQL
2 557 (42.88%) .NET
3 494 (38.03%) Microsoft
4 473 (36.41%) C#
5 359 (27.64%) Windows
6 301 (23.17%) JavaScript
7 294 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
8 254 (19.55%) MVC
9 245 (18.86%) Oracle
10 241 (18.55%) HTML
11 240 (18.48%) ASP.NET
12 221 (17.01%) CSS
13 220 (16.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 215 (16.55%) MS Excel
15 212 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 199 (15.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 194 (14.93%) Active Directory
18 187 (14.40%) T-SQL
19 181 (13.93%) jQuery
20 177 (13.63%) Security Cleared
21 168 (12.93%) SharePoint
22 166 (12.78%) Finance
23 162 (12.47%) Windows Server
24 152 (11.70%) Web Services
25 149 (11.47%) XML
25 149 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
26 135 (10.39%) PowerShell
26 135 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
27 134 (10.32%) Visual Studio
28 130 (10.01%) SC Cleared

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
1 168 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 107 (8.24%) IIS
3 61 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 40 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (2.93%) Apache
6 31 (2.39%) JBoss
7 22 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.62%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.39%) CMS
11 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (1.00%) Node.js
14 12 (0.92%) Skype for Business
15 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.77%) SAS
17 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 215 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 66 (5.08%) MS Office
3 14 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.23%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 58 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.077%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.077%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.077%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.077%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.077%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.077%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.077%) Summit
6 1 (0.077%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.077%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.31%) Office 365
3 22 (1.69%) IaaS
4 21 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.39%) PaaS
6 12 (0.92%) SaaS
7 10 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.38%) Boomi
9 4 (0.31%) Scribe Online
10 3 (0.23%) GitHub
11 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.077%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.077%) Force.com
12 1 (0.077%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.077%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.077%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.77%) SAN
2 55 (4.23%) DNS
3 43 (3.31%) DHCP
4 33 (2.54%) Firewall
5 27 (2.08%) SMTP
6 24 (1.85%) Internet
7 23 (1.77%) TCP/IP
8 20 (1.54%) LAN
9 19 (1.46%) LDAP
9 19 (1.46%) WAN
10 18 (1.39%) IPsec
10 18 (1.39%) Network Security
11 16 (1.23%) FTP
11 16 (1.23%) NAS
12 14 (1.08%) HTTP
12 14 (1.08%) SSL
13 13 (1.00%) VPN
14 12 (0.92%) Intranet
15 10 (0.77%) VoIP
16 8 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (16.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 212 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 199 (15.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 119 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 119 (9.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 111 (8.55%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (6.47%) Relational Database
7 83 (6.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 74 (5.70%) Oracle Database
9 71 (5.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 42 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 41 (3.16%) NoSQL
12 40 (3.08%) MySQL
13 37 (2.85%) Big Data
14 34 (2.62%) Hadoop
15 32 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
16 31 (2.39%) MongoDB
17 28 (2.16%) MS Access
18 26 (2.00%) DB2
18 26 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 134 (10.32%) Visual Studio
2 110 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (5.08%) Subversion
4 36 (2.77%) NUnit
5 34 (2.62%) Selenium
6 33 (2.54%) Git (software)
7 27 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.85%) Moq
9 15 (1.15%) TortoiseSVN
10 14 (1.08%) MSBuild
11 13 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.92%) CruiseControl
12 12 (0.92%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.85%) JIRA
13 11 (0.85%) JUnit
14 9 (0.69%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.69%) Maven
15 8 (0.62%) MSTest
General
1 166 (12.78%) Finance
2 40 (3.08%) Banking
3 38 (2.93%) Marketing
4 36 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.23%) Retail
6 16 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.23%) Military
7 12 (0.92%) Law
8 10 (0.77%) Advertising
8 10 (0.77%) Legal
9 9 (0.69%) Back Office
9 9 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.62%) Automotive
11 7 (0.54%) Electronics
12 6 (0.46%) Local Government
12 6 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 613 (47.19%) Developer
2 240 (18.48%) .NET Developer
3 173 (13.32%) SQL Developer
4 159 (12.24%) C# Developer
5 118 (9.08%) Analyst
6 114 (8.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 107 (8.24%) Architect
8 101 (7.78%) DBA
9 83 (6.39%) SQL Server Developer
10 80 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 78 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 76 (5.85%) SQL DBA
13 65 (5.00%) Consultant
14 54 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 46 (3.54%) Senior Developer
16 41 (3.16%) SQL Analyst
17 39 (3.00%) Administrator
18 37 (2.85%) SQL Server DBA
18 37 (2.85%) SSRS Developer
18 37 (2.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (42.88%) .NET
2 241 (18.55%) HTML
3 240 (18.48%) ASP.NET
4 221 (17.01%) CSS
5 181 (13.93%) jQuery
6 152 (11.70%) Web Services
7 149 (11.47%) XML
8 135 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 128 (9.85%) .NET Framework
10 108 (8.31%) AngularJS
11 93 (7.16%) HTML5
12 92 (7.08%) Entity Framework
13 89 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 86 (6.62%) WCF
15 67 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 53 (4.08%) SOAP
17 49 (3.77%) WPF
18 37 (2.85%) CSS3
19 35 (2.69%) Ajax
20 34 (2.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.39%) Clustering
3 42 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 42 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 20 (1.54%) NHS
7 19 (1.46%) Cryptography
7 19 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 19 (1.46%) PKI
7 19 (1.46%) Replication
7 19 (1.46%) Statistics
7 19 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.31%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.23%) Fintech
10 14 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 359 (27.64%) Windows
2 162 (12.47%) Windows Server
3 114 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (6.93%) Linux
5 90 (6.93%) Unix
6 37 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.31%) Solaris
10 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
10 13 (1.00%) zOS
11 10 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.69%) AIX
12 9 (0.69%) HPUX
13 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.38%) Android
14 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.23%) CentOS
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (19.55%) MVC
3 149 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
4 114 (8.78%) Migration
5 108 (8.31%) ITIL
6 101 (7.78%) CRM
7 88 (6.77%) TDD
8 87 (6.70%) Web Development
9 84 (6.47%) Scrum
10 80 (6.16%) ETL
11 78 (6.00%) SDLC
12 72 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
12 72 (5.54%) Project Management
13 59 (4.54%) Unit Testing
14 54 (4.16%) OO
15 49 (3.77%) Data Modelling
15 49 (3.77%) Service Management
16 47 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (3.46%) Analytics
17 45 (3.46%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 663 (51.04%) SQL
2 473 (36.41%) C#
3 301 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 187 (14.40%) T-SQL
5 135 (10.39%) PowerShell
6 122 (9.39%) Java
7 73 (5.62%) VB
8 58 (4.46%) VB.NET
9 54 (4.16%) VBScript
10 38 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 35 (2.69%) PHP
12 31 (2.39%) C++
13 30 (2.31%) C
14 20 (1.54%) VB6
14 20 (1.54%) VBA
15 16 (1.23%) Perl
15 16 (1.23%) Python
16 9 (0.69%) Korn
16 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 177 (13.63%) Security Cleared
2 130 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 86 (6.62%) Degree
4 66 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.77%) MCSE
7 15 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.08%) MCITP
8 14 (1.08%) MCTS
9 13 (1.00%) MCP
10 12 (0.92%) MCSD
11 10 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.69%) CCNA
12 9 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.54%) CISSP
13 7 (0.54%) ISEB
13 7 (0.54%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.38%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.00%) SLA
2 16 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.23%) QA
3 12 (0.92%) FIPS 140-2
4 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.31%) RMADS
7 3 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.077%) TickIT
System Software
1 194 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.77%) XenApp
5 34 (2.62%) vSphere
6 16 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.62%) Sendmail
9 8 (0.62%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.54%) XenServer
11 5 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.23%) Xen
14 2 (0.15%) NFS
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (1.92%) SCCM
2 18 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.23%) Simpana
4 15 (1.15%) Netcool
5 14 (1.08%) SCOM
6 13 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.62%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.54%) vMotion
11 6 (0.46%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.46%) WSUS
12 5 (0.38%) Foglight
12 5 (0.38%) Legato
12 5 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.31%) OpenView
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 494 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 245 (18.86%) Oracle
3 121 (9.31%) VMware
4 76 (5.85%) Citrix
5 70 (5.39%) HP
6 41 (3.16%) SAP
7 38 (2.93%) IBM
8 32 (2.46%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.00%) Cisco
9 26 (2.00%) CommVault
9 26 (2.00%) Tableau
10 22 (1.69%) Sybase
11 21 (1.62%) NetApp
11 21 (1.62%) Remedy
11 21 (1.62%) Sitecore
12 20 (1.54%) Telerik
13 19 (1.46%) Veritas
14 16 (1.23%) Dell
15 15 (1.15%) EMC
16 14 (1.08%) Dell Compellent
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