The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 695 810 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.55% 9.56% 8.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.83% 48.97% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 421 436
Average daily rate
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£325 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 35
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £17.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1702 1654 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.49% 19.51% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 875 912
Average daily rate £350 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 58 53
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £17.05 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £47.50 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 158 £350 - 90
Surrey 0 119 £330 -12.00% 81
Hampshire -26 105 £350 +7.69% 83
Oxfordshire +9 67 £300 -4.00% 56
Buckinghamshire -16 65 £300 -19.46% 33
Kent -3 43 £275 -14.06% 26
East Sussex -7 38 £238 -34.48% 22
West Sussex -5 34 £314 -9.05% 19
Middlesex +1 17 £363 +18.85% 4
Isle of Wight - 8 £225 - 2
Home Counties -3 7 - -
Sussex -8 2 £370 -1.33%
Thames Valley -1 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 763 (49.58%) .NET
2 730 (47.43%) SQL
3 690 (44.83%) C#
4 483 (31.38%) ASP.NET
5 426 (27.68%) Microsoft
6 425 (27.62%) Windows
7 409 (26.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 305 (19.82%) MVC
9 289 (18.78%) XML
10 288 (18.71%) JavaScript
11 272 (17.67%) Oracle
12 249 (16.18%) T-SQL
13 243 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 242 (15.72%) HTML
15 241 (15.66%) WCF
16 234 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 210 (13.65%) SQL Server 2005
18 209 (13.58%) CSS
19 205 (13.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 201 (13.06%) Visual Studio
21 196 (12.74%) MS Excel
22 190 (12.35%) Web Services
23 183 (11.89%) SQL Server 2012
24 180 (11.70%) jQuery
25 170 (11.05%) Team Foundation Server
26 165 (10.72%) Finance
27 161 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
28 153 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
29 151 (9.81%) SharePoint
30 147 (9.55%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 151 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 118 (7.67%) IIS
3 60 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
4 51 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 35 (2.27%) CMS
6 31 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
7 30 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (1.75%) Apache
9 23 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.36%) SAS
10 21 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.91%) Documentum
12 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.84%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (0.52%) ColdFusion
16 7 (0.45%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 196 (12.74%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.33%) MS Office
3 12 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) MS Project
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.26%) SPSS
7 4 (0.26%) FastStats
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.065%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.39%) Staffware
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
6 5 (0.32%) Magento
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) Exstream
8 2 (0.13%) Agresso
9 1 (0.065%) Tridion
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.065%) Maximo
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.065%) assyst
9 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.88%) Office 365
3 17 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.04%) SaaS
5 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.44%) SAN
2 42 (2.73%) Firewall
3 40 (2.60%) Internet
4 33 (2.14%) DNS
5 32 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.69%) LDAP
7 21 (1.36%) LAN
8 18 (1.17%) VoIP
8 18 (1.17%) WAN
9 17 (1.10%) HTTP
10 14 (0.91%) VPN
11 12 (0.78%) DHCP
12 9 (0.58%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.39%) VLAN
13 6 (0.39%) ISDN
13 6 (0.39%) FTP
14 5 (0.32%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.32%) Intranet
14 5 (0.32%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (26.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 243 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 234 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 210 (13.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 183 (11.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 143 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
7 113 (7.34%) Oracle Database
8 83 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 69 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 66 (4.29%) Relational Database
11 65 (4.22%) MySQL
12 56 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 45 (2.92%) QlikView
14 44 (2.86%) DTS
15 41 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
16 30 (1.95%) MS Access
17 29 (1.88%) OLAP
17 29 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
18 25 (1.62%) DB2
19 24 (1.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 201 (13.06%) Visual Studio
2 170 (11.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 28 (1.82%) NUnit
5 25 (1.62%) Subversion
6 21 (1.36%) Selenium
7 19 (1.23%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.17%) Toad
9 17 (1.10%) SoapUI
10 14 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.91%) JUnit
11 13 (0.84%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.65%) MSTest
12 10 (0.65%) JIRA
12 10 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.65%) Git (software)
13 9 (0.58%) Hudson
13 9 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 165 (10.72%) Finance
2 44 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.27%) Marketing
4 19 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.17%) Retail
6 15 (0.97%) Banking
7 12 (0.78%) Publishing
7 12 (0.78%) Electronics
8 9 (0.58%) Back Office
9 7 (0.45%) Billing
10 6 (0.39%) Games
11 5 (0.32%) Advertising
12 4 (0.26%) Legal
12 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.26%) Automotive
12 4 (0.26%) Military
13 3 (0.19%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.13%) Law
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 791 (51.40%) Developer
2 336 (21.83%) .NET Developer
3 185 (12.02%) Analyst
4 184 (11.96%) C# Developer
5 151 (9.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 141 (9.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 119 (7.73%) DBA
8 102 (6.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 96 (6.24%) SQL Developer
10 92 (5.98%) Consultant
11 75 (4.87%) SQL DBA
12 73 (4.74%) Administrator
13 67 (4.35%) Web Developer
14 57 (3.70%) Architect
15 51 (3.31%) Software Developer
16 47 (3.05%) VB.NET Developer
17 42 (2.73%) Senior Developer
18 38 (2.47%) Support Engineer
19 37 (2.40%) Software Engineer
20 36 (2.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 763 (49.58%) .NET
2 483 (31.38%) ASP.NET
3 289 (18.78%) XML
4 242 (15.72%) HTML
5 241 (15.66%) WCF
6 209 (13.58%) CSS
7 205 (13.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 190 (12.35%) Web Services
9 180 (11.70%) jQuery
10 141 (9.16%) .NET Framework
11 98 (6.37%) WPF
12 84 (5.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 82 (5.33%) Ajax
14 81 (5.26%) LINQ
15 80 (5.20%) REST
16 73 (4.74%) SOAP
17 65 (4.22%) HTML5
18 64 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 53 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 52 (3.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (3.25%) Replication
2 42 (2.73%) NHS
3 40 (2.60%) Clustering
4 31 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.36%) Statistics
8 20 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 20 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.10%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 12 (0.78%) Data Extraction
12 11 (0.71%) Open Source
13 10 (0.65%) DTV
13 10 (0.65%) PKI
14 8 (0.52%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.45%) iPhone
16 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
17 5 (0.32%) CESG
17 5 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 425 (27.62%) Windows
2 119 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (5.46%) UNIX
5 83 (5.39%) Linux
6 72 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 35 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.04%) Solaris
10 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (0.58%) AIX
12 9 (0.58%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.58%) Android
13 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.26%) Debian
14 4 (0.26%) zOS
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (19.82%) MVC
2 161 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (9.55%) Scrum
5 100 (6.50%) ETL
6 94 (6.11%) TDD
7 88 (5.72%) Web Development
8 80 (5.20%) CRM
9 76 (4.94%) ITIL
10 75 (4.87%) SOA
11 74 (4.81%) Unit Testing
12 71 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
13 69 (4.48%) Migration
14 65 (4.22%) Data Modelling
15 64 (4.16%) Software Engineering
16 52 (3.38%) E-Commerce
17 50 (3.25%) OO
18 48 (3.12%) BDD
19 42 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
20 39 (2.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 730 (47.43%) SQL
2 690 (44.83%) C#
3 288 (18.71%) JavaScript
4 249 (16.18%) T-SQL
5 144 (9.36%) VB.NET
6 122 (7.93%) Java
7 89 (5.78%) VB
8 60 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 47 (3.05%) PowerShell
10 46 (2.99%) VB6
11 43 (2.79%) VBScript
12 36 (2.34%) C
13 28 (1.82%) C++
14 27 (1.75%) VBA
14 27 (1.75%) Python
15 24 (1.56%) PHP
16 16 (1.04%) Perl
17 15 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.52%) Korn
19 6 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 147 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 121 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.09%) Degree
4 60 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.69%) ISEB
6 25 (1.62%) MCSE
6 25 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.17%) MCTS
8 14 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.78%) CCNA
10 10 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.45%) OCP
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.39%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.32%) CCVP
15 4 (0.26%) MCSD
15 4 (0.26%) MCSA
16 3 (0.19%) CCNP
16 3 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.57%) QA
2 31 (2.01%) SLA
3 29 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 133 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.34%) Hyper-V
3 34 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.56%) XenApp
5 21 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
5 21 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (1.30%) vSphere
7 15 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.26%) Xen
9 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.13%) UAG
10 2 (0.13%) XenServer
10 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.065%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (3.12%) SCCM
2 34 (2.21%) SCOM
3 29 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 28 (1.82%) WSUS
5 18 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.04%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.65%) SCDPM
8 10 (0.65%) WMI
9 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
10 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.26%) Puppet
11 4 (0.26%) nmon
12 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.19%) Nessus
12 3 (0.19%) OpenView
13 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 426 (27.68%) Microsoft
2 272 (17.67%) Oracle
3 111 (7.21%) VMware
4 55 (3.57%) Cisco
5 47 (3.05%) Citrix
6 39 (2.53%) Informatica
7 34 (2.21%) Business Objects
8 25 (1.62%) HP
9 24 (1.56%) SAP
10 23 (1.49%) IBM
11 17 (1.10%) Cognos
11 17 (1.10%) Telerik
12 14 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 14 (0.91%) Lotus
13 12 (0.78%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.78%) Meridio
13 12 (0.78%) Netezza
14 11 (0.71%) Teradata
15 10 (0.65%) CA
16 9 (0.58%) JBoss
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