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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 708 827 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.67% 9.51% 8.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.92% 44.68% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 452 396
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £45.00 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
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
1612 1851 1870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.46% 21.29% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 998 890
Average daily rate £360 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 49
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.88 £45.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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
Berkshire -7 170 £370 +5.71% 73
Surrey +6 140 £375 - 75
Hampshire -23 113 £363 +11.53% 94
Oxfordshire +7 64 £300 -7.69% 37
East Sussex +2 59 £298 -15.00% 23
Buckinghamshire -25 54 £300 -14.28% 36
Kent +1 40 £294 -11.65% 22
West Sussex -4 30 £314 -11.61% 17
Middlesex +1 12 £500 +13.63% 6
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 3
Thames Valley 0 1 £450 -
Sussex -8 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 729 (50.52%) .NET
2 662 (45.88%) SQL
3 655 (45.39%) C#
4 448 (31.05%) ASP.NET
5 436 (30.21%) Windows
6 387 (26.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 377 (26.13%) Microsoft
8 334 (23.15%) MVC
9 312 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
10 300 (20.79%) JavaScript
11 254 (17.60%) XML
12 250 (17.33%) HTML
13 247 (17.12%) Oracle
14 238 (16.49%) T-SQL
15 228 (15.80%) WCF
16 222 (15.38%) CSS
17 207 (14.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 205 (14.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 203 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
20 195 (13.51%) Web Services
21 184 (12.75%) Visual Studio
22 181 (12.54%) jQuery
23 177 (12.27%) MS Excel
24 172 (11.92%) SQL Server 2005
25 170 (11.78%) SQL Server 2012
26 160 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
27 155 (10.74%) Finance
27 155 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
28 147 (10.19%) .NET Framework
29 141 (9.77%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 141 (9.77%) IIS
2 138 (9.56%) SharePoint
3 59 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 37 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
6 33 (2.29%) Apache
7 31 (2.15%) CMS
8 28 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.11%) SAS
11 15 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.97%) Documentum
12 14 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.83%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.76%) ColdFusion
14 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.62%) Node.js
15 9 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 177 (12.27%) MS Excel
2 60 (4.16%) MS Office
3 9 (0.62%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) SPSS
6 3 (0.21%) FastStats
6 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.14%) MS Project
8 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.069%) Maya
Business Applications
1 51 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
5 6 (0.42%) Staffware
5 6 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.21%) Maximo
8 2 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Exstream
8 2 (0.14%) Agresso
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.069%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.069%) Tridion
9 1 (0.069%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.069%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.43%) Office 365
3 20 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.97%) SaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.78%) SAN
2 49 (3.40%) DNS
3 46 (3.19%) Internet
4 33 (2.29%) Firewall
5 26 (1.80%) LDAP
6 22 (1.52%) DHCP
7 21 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.18%) HTTP
8 17 (1.18%) LAN
9 14 (0.97%) WAN
10 10 (0.69%) SSL
11 9 (0.62%) VPN
11 9 (0.62%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.55%) FTP
12 8 (0.55%) VoIP
13 7 (0.49%) ISDN
13 7 (0.49%) Intranet
14 6 (0.42%) RTP
14 6 (0.42%) SMTP
14 6 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (26.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 207 (14.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 205 (14.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 172 (11.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 170 (11.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 122 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
7 100 (6.93%) Oracle Database
8 81 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 66 (4.57%) MySQL
9 66 (4.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 62 (4.30%) Relational Database
11 40 (2.77%) DTS
12 39 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (2.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 34 (2.36%) QlikView
15 28 (1.94%) OLAP
16 20 (1.39%) DB2
17 19 (1.32%) RDBMS
18 18 (1.25%) MS Access
19 17 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 184 (12.75%) Visual Studio
2 155 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 27 (1.87%) Subversion
5 21 (1.46%) NUnit
6 16 (1.11%) Toad
6 16 (1.11%) Selenium
6 16 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 14 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.90%) JUnit
9 12 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 11 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.69%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.42%) Moq
13 6 (0.42%) JIRA
14 5 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 155 (10.74%) Finance
2 59 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.43%) Marketing
4 21 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.04%) Banking
5 15 (1.04%) Electronics
5 15 (1.04%) Publishing
6 11 (0.76%) Back Office
7 10 (0.69%) Retail
8 7 (0.49%) Billing
8 7 (0.49%) Advertising
9 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.28%) Legal
12 3 (0.21%) Local Government
12 3 (0.21%) Automotive
12 3 (0.21%) Military
12 3 (0.21%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.14%) German Language
13 2 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 768 (53.22%) Developer
2 328 (22.73%) .NET Developer
3 196 (13.58%) C# Developer
4 168 (11.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 159 (11.02%) Analyst
6 144 (9.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 116 (8.04%) DBA
8 111 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 89 (6.17%) SQL Developer
10 88 (6.10%) Consultant
11 80 (5.54%) Web Developer
11 80 (5.54%) SQL DBA
12 69 (4.78%) Administrator
13 53 (3.67%) Architect
14 46 (3.19%) Software Developer
15 41 (2.84%) Senior Developer
16 39 (2.70%) VB.NET Developer
17 37 (2.56%) SQL Server DBA
17 37 (2.56%) Software Engineer
18 35 (2.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 729 (50.52%) .NET
2 448 (31.05%) ASP.NET
3 254 (17.60%) XML
4 250 (17.33%) HTML
5 228 (15.80%) WCF
6 222 (15.38%) CSS
7 203 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 195 (13.51%) Web Services
9 181 (12.54%) jQuery
10 147 (10.19%) .NET Framework
11 97 (6.72%) Ajax
12 89 (6.17%) WPF
13 87 (6.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 84 (5.82%) LINQ
15 73 (5.06%) SOAP
16 71 (4.92%) REST
17 62 (4.30%) HTML5
18 58 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 50 (3.47%) XSLT
20 45 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.88%) Clustering
3 41 (2.84%) NHS
4 40 (2.77%) Replication
5 28 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 18 (1.25%) Statistics
10 17 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 16 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.90%) Open Source
12 13 (0.90%) DTV
13 12 (0.83%) Blackberry
14 10 (0.69%) GIS
14 10 (0.69%) PKI
14 10 (0.69%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
16 7 (0.49%) Data Conversion
16 7 (0.49%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 436 (30.21%) Windows
2 125 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 86 (5.96%) Linux
5 80 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (5.20%) UNIX
7 31 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.59%) Windows XP
9 22 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.97%) Windows 2000
10 14 (0.97%) Solaris
11 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (0.76%) AIX
13 10 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.55%) Debian
14 8 (0.55%) Android
15 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.28%) zOS
17 3 (0.21%) SUSE
18 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (23.15%) MVC
2 312 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
4 138 (9.56%) Scrum
5 108 (7.48%) ETL
6 87 (6.03%) TDD
7 83 (5.75%) CRM
8 76 (5.27%) Web Development
9 73 (5.06%) Migration
10 72 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
11 66 (4.57%) Software Engineering
11 66 (4.57%) SOA
12 63 (4.37%) Data Modelling
13 62 (4.30%) ITIL
13 62 (4.30%) Unit Testing
14 54 (3.74%) OO
15 49 (3.40%) E-Commerce
16 40 (2.77%) BDD
17 39 (2.70%) Data Analysis
17 39 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 662 (45.88%) SQL
2 655 (45.39%) C#
3 300 (20.79%) JavaScript
4 238 (16.49%) T-SQL
5 119 (8.25%) Java
6 118 (8.18%) VB.NET
7 67 (4.64%) VB
8 60 (4.16%) PowerShell
9 50 (3.47%) PL/SQL
10 43 (2.98%) VBScript
11 36 (2.49%) VB6
12 30 (2.08%) C
13 27 (1.87%) PHP
14 21 (1.46%) C++
15 20 (1.39%) Python
16 17 (1.18%) VBA
17 16 (1.11%) Perl
18 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.42%) Korn
19 6 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 134 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 113 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.37%) Degree
4 62 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.73%) MCTS
6 23 (1.59%) ISEB
7 22 (1.52%) MCSE
8 17 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.62%) CCNA
11 8 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.49%) MCSA
13 5 (0.35%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.35%) CCVP
14 4 (0.28%) PMP
14 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.88%) QA
2 32 (2.22%) SLA
3 14 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) WCAG
6 1 (0.069%) DICOM
6 1 (0.069%) GxP
6 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 125 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.94%) vSphere
5 23 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 21 (1.46%) XenApp
6 21 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 14 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.83%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (0.69%) UAG
11 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.35%) vCloud
13 4 (0.28%) Xen
13 4 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 42 (2.91%) SCOM
2 41 (2.84%) SCCM
3 24 (1.66%) WSUS
4 21 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.83%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.69%) WMI
9 9 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.42%) TIBCO Hawk
12 5 (0.35%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.21%) Nessus
14 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 377 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 247 (17.12%) Oracle
3 123 (8.52%) VMware
4 48 (3.33%) Cisco
5 46 (3.19%) Citrix
6 37 (2.56%) Informatica
7 33 (2.29%) IBM
8 32 (2.22%) SAP
9 30 (2.08%) HP
10 24 (1.66%) EMC
10 24 (1.66%) Symantec
11 23 (1.59%) Business Objects
12 22 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.39%) Teradata
14 18 (1.25%) Cognos
15 13 (0.90%) CA
16 12 (0.83%) Adobe
16 12 (0.83%) F5
17 11 (0.76%) Telerik
17 11 (0.76%) Meridio
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application - Fixed Term
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago