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 3 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
3 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 778 695 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.17% 7.55% 9.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.75% 39.97% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 402 421
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.28 £13.03 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £48.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.27%
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
2008 1739 1675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.09% 18.89% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 994 881
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 58
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £13.32 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +18 169 £350 - 93
Surrey +4 157 £350 +6.06% 69
Berkshire -7 132 £363 +3.57% 89
Buckinghamshire +5 85 £338 +12.50% 38
Oxfordshire -4 83 £400 +33.33% 41
West Sussex +4 56 £325 +3.58% 16
East Sussex +2 50 £375 +57.89% 21
Kent -1 43 £338 +22.72% 38
Middlesex -6 8 £400 +10.34% 2
Home Counties +4 3 £350 -
Sussex +4 2 £375 +1.35% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 739 (50.00%) SQL
2 571 (38.63%) .NET
3 489 (33.09%) C#
4 455 (30.78%) Microsoft
5 398 (26.93%) Windows
6 318 (21.52%) ASP.NET
7 300 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
8 298 (20.16%) JavaScript
9 295 (19.96%) Oracle
10 279 (18.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 273 (18.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 271 (18.34%) HTML
12 271 (18.34%) T-SQL
13 270 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 236 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
14 236 (15.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 235 (15.90%) MVC
16 227 (15.36%) CSS
17 225 (15.22%) MS Excel
18 214 (14.48%) Finance
19 193 (13.06%) VMware
20 183 (12.38%) jQuery
21 168 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 168 (11.37%) Active Directory
22 166 (11.23%) Data Warehouse
23 157 (10.62%) Visual Studio
24 151 (10.22%) SharePoint
25 150 (10.15%) Web Services
26 146 (9.88%) .NET Framework
27 144 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 151 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 123 (8.32%) IIS
3 99 (6.70%) MS Exchange
4 58 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 34 (2.30%) CMS
8 30 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.96%) Apache
10 26 (1.76%) JBoss
11 25 (1.69%) Tomcat
12 24 (1.62%) Lync
13 16 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.08%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
15 14 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 225 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 83 (5.62%) MS Office
3 18 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.81%) PowerPivot
6 8 (0.54%) MS Project
7 6 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.34%) Maximo
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) Primavera
6 3 (0.20%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.14%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
7 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.14%) AWD
7 2 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.14%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.14%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.74%) SaaS
3 11 (0.74%) Office 365
3 11 (0.74%) Boomi
4 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.068%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.07%) DNS
2 74 (5.01%) SAN
3 53 (3.59%) DHCP
4 52 (3.52%) Firewall
5 37 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 30 (2.03%) LAN
6 30 (2.03%) WAN
6 30 (2.03%) Intranet
7 23 (1.56%) Internet
8 19 (1.29%) VPN
9 17 (1.15%) HTTP
10 14 (0.95%) NAS
11 9 (0.61%) Wireshark
11 9 (0.61%) ATM
12 8 (0.54%) SMTP
13 7 (0.47%) SSL
13 7 (0.47%) VLAN
13 7 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.47%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (18.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 273 (18.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 270 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 236 (15.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 168 (11.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 166 (11.23%) Data Warehouse
7 110 (7.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 83 (5.62%) MySQL
9 79 (5.35%) Relational Database
10 78 (5.28%) Oracle Database
11 35 (2.37%) DB2
11 35 (2.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 34 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 33 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (2.10%) QlikView
16 30 (2.03%) Big Data
17 27 (1.83%) OLAP
18 26 (1.76%) MS Access
19 21 (1.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 157 (10.62%) Visual Studio
2 121 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.10%) Subversion
6 30 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.76%) SoapUI
8 25 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 24 (1.62%) Selenium
10 22 (1.49%) JIRA
11 15 (1.01%) Fiddler
12 13 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.88%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.81%) ReSharper
13 12 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.74%) NUnit
15 10 (0.68%) Maven
15 10 (0.68%) LoadUI
16 7 (0.47%) JUnit
16 7 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 214 (14.48%) Finance
2 47 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.11%) Banking
4 21 (1.42%) Retail
4 21 (1.42%) Marketing
5 14 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 14 (0.95%) Legal
5 14 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.74%) Publishing
6 11 (0.74%) Military
7 9 (0.61%) Automotive
8 8 (0.54%) Back Office
8 8 (0.54%) Electronics
9 7 (0.47%) Games
10 6 (0.41%) Advertising
11 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.27%) Law
12 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 676 (45.74%) Developer
2 242 (16.37%) .NET Developer
3 198 (13.40%) Analyst
4 141 (9.54%) C# Developer
5 133 (9.00%) DBA
6 124 (8.39%) Architect
7 119 (8.05%) SQL Developer
8 104 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 101 (6.83%) SQL DBA
10 63 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 61 (4.13%) Administrator
12 56 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
13 55 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
13 55 (3.72%) Consultant
14 47 (3.18%) Business Analyst
15 40 (2.71%) Senior Developer
16 39 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 39 (2.64%) Data Architect
16 39 (2.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 37 (2.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (38.63%) .NET
2 318 (21.52%) ASP.NET
3 271 (18.34%) HTML
4 227 (15.36%) CSS
5 183 (12.38%) jQuery
6 150 (10.15%) Web Services
7 146 (9.88%) .NET Framework
8 144 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 127 (8.59%) XML
10 125 (8.46%) WCF
11 112 (7.58%) AngularJS
12 102 (6.90%) HTML5
13 71 (4.80%) CSS3
14 69 (4.67%) WPF
15 68 (4.60%) Entity Framework
16 63 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 56 (3.79%) REST
17 56 (3.79%) SOAP
18 55 (3.72%) Ajax
19 52 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.07%) Clustering
3 48 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.50%) Replication
6 28 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 26 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.69%) NHS
9 22 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 18 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.15%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.01%) Visualisation
13 13 (0.88%) Statistics
14 12 (0.81%) Social Media
15 11 (0.74%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.74%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.74%) Reference Data
16 10 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
16 10 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 398 (26.93%) Windows
2 143 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 138 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (5.75%) Linux
5 78 (5.28%) UNIX
6 76 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.22%) Solaris
9 17 (1.15%) AIX
10 16 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.88%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.74%) zOS
14 9 (0.61%) HPUX
14 9 (0.61%) Android
15 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
3 235 (15.90%) MVC
4 135 (9.13%) ETL
5 127 (8.59%) Migration
6 109 (7.37%) TDD
7 106 (7.17%) CRM
8 103 (6.97%) Scrum
9 99 (6.70%) ITIL
10 94 (6.36%) Data Modelling
11 91 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
12 75 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (4.40%) Web Development
13 65 (4.40%) OO
14 63 (4.26%) Project Management
15 60 (4.06%) SDLC
16 53 (3.59%) E-Commerce
17 52 (3.52%) Data Migration
18 51 (3.45%) SOA
18 51 (3.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 739 (50.00%) SQL
2 489 (33.09%) C#
3 298 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 271 (18.34%) T-SQL
5 123 (8.32%) Java
6 91 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 49 (3.32%) VB
8 46 (3.11%) C++
9 44 (2.98%) VB.NET
10 34 (2.30%) Perl
11 33 (2.23%) VBScript
12 32 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.17%) Python
13 28 (1.89%) PHP
14 27 (1.83%) VBA
15 19 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.08%) VB6
17 13 (0.88%) C
18 12 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 9 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 115 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 70 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (3.99%) Degree
5 27 (1.83%) MCSE
6 18 (1.22%) MCSA
6 18 (1.22%) MCTS
7 16 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.74%) MCP
9 11 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.68%) MCITP
11 8 (0.54%) ISEB
12 7 (0.47%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.41%) CISSP
13 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.41%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.34%) CCNA
14 5 (0.34%) CISM
14 5 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.76%) QA
2 19 (1.29%) SLA
3 18 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.068%) TickIT
8 1 (0.068%) PMBOK
System Software
1 168 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 119 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.71%) vSphere
5 34 (2.30%) XenApp
6 26 (1.76%) XenDesktop
7 22 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.47%) Docker
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.34%) HDFS
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.27%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.27%) NFS
13 4 (0.27%) Samba
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (3.59%) SCCM
2 33 (2.23%) SCOM
3 16 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.81%) Puppet
6 10 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.54%) OVSD
8 8 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.47%) WSUS
10 6 (0.41%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.41%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.41%) SCSM
11 5 (0.34%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 455 (30.78%) Microsoft
2 295 (19.96%) Oracle
3 193 (13.06%) VMware
4 69 (4.67%) Citrix
5 46 (3.11%) HP
5 46 (3.11%) IBM
6 40 (2.71%) Cisco
7 38 (2.57%) SAP
8 33 (2.23%) Cognos
9 30 (2.03%) Informatica
10 24 (1.62%) Symantec
10 24 (1.62%) Telerik
11 19 (1.29%) Teradata
11 19 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.15%) Tableau
13 16 (1.08%) NetApp
14 15 (1.01%) Remedy
14 15 (1.01%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.95%) EMC
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: Market related
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Hampshire
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