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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 682 830 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.73% 8.71% 7.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.92% 39.50% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 528 424
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.28 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £48.30 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+41.30% +1.09%
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
1847 2101 1807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.94% 22.04% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1307 1027
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 26 40
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £18.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £28.13 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Surrey -1 158 £425 +21.42% 45
Hampshire -4 156 £350 - 82
Berkshire -10 116 £375 +3.44% 54
Buckinghamshire +2 90 £388 +12.72% 21
Oxfordshire -20 45 £363 -9.37% 35
West Sussex -7 44 £350 +7.69% 12
Kent +3 34 £418 +23.70% 20
East Sussex -20 14 £413 +17.85% 18
Middlesex -3 10 £360 -10.00% 2
Sussex +3 7 £238 -36.66%
Isle of Wight - 3 £263 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 749 (54.59%) SQL
2 573 (41.76%) .NET
3 524 (38.19%) C#
4 511 (37.24%) Microsoft
5 367 (26.75%) Windows
6 344 (25.07%) JavaScript
7 310 (22.59%) ASP.NET
8 308 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
9 295 (21.50%) MVC
10 280 (20.41%) HTML
11 270 (19.68%) Oracle
12 269 (19.61%) CSS
13 260 (18.95%) T-SQL
14 232 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 219 (15.96%) SQL Server 2008
16 207 (15.09%) jQuery
17 206 (15.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 203 (14.80%) Finance
19 201 (14.65%) MS Excel
20 200 (14.58%) Active Directory
21 186 (13.56%) Security Cleared
22 185 (13.48%) Windows Server
23 180 (13.12%) XML
24 175 (12.76%) Web Services
25 167 (12.17%) ASP.NET MVC
26 165 (12.03%) Visual Studio
27 164 (11.95%) PowerShell
28 161 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
29 160 (11.66%) SharePoint
30 157 (11.44%) Business Intelligence

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
1 160 (11.66%) SharePoint
2 135 (9.84%) IIS
3 65 (4.74%) MS Exchange
4 45 (3.28%) CMS
5 34 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 32 (2.33%) Apache
7 28 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.60%) Skype for Business
10 19 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
11 18 (1.31%) JBoss
12 17 (1.24%) Apache Spark
12 17 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (1.17%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (0.73%) EPiServer CMS
18 9 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 201 (14.65%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.45%) MS Office
3 8 (0.58%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.22%) InDesign
7 2 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 48 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.29%) SAP APO
4 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
5 3 (0.22%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.15%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.073%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.073%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Magento
7 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.073%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 129 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.62%) Office 365
4 35 (2.55%) IaaS
5 28 (2.04%) PaaS
6 16 (1.17%) Boomi
7 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.22%) GitHub
10 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.15%) Force.com
11 2 (0.15%) SaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Yammer
12 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.073%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.63%) SAN
2 62 (4.52%) DNS
3 52 (3.79%) Firewall
4 46 (3.35%) DHCP
5 35 (2.55%) Internet
6 27 (1.97%) FTP
6 27 (1.97%) SMTP
7 26 (1.90%) TCP/IP
8 25 (1.82%) LAN
8 25 (1.82%) WAN
9 24 (1.75%) IPsec
10 23 (1.68%) SNMP
11 19 (1.38%) SSL
12 17 (1.24%) HTTP
12 17 (1.24%) Network Security
13 16 (1.17%) VPN
14 15 (1.09%) Intranet
14 15 (1.09%) VoIP
15 14 (1.02%) NAS
15 14 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 219 (15.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 206 (15.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 143 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 134 (9.77%) Data Warehouse
6 123 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 85 (6.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 81 (5.90%) Oracle Database
9 76 (5.54%) Relational Database
10 70 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (3.35%) MongoDB
12 41 (2.99%) MS Access
12 41 (2.99%) NoSQL
13 39 (2.84%) Big Data
14 37 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
15 36 (2.62%) Hadoop
16 35 (2.55%) MySQL
17 33 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 30 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
19 29 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 165 (12.03%) Visual Studio
2 161 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (4.52%) Subversion
4 58 (4.23%) Git (software)
5 36 (2.62%) NUnit
6 35 (2.55%) Selenium
7 22 (1.60%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.38%) SpecFlow
8 19 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 18 (1.31%) JIRA
9 18 (1.31%) Moq
10 14 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.87%) JUnit
12 11 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.73%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.73%) LSMW
13 10 (0.73%) MSI
13 10 (0.73%) TortoiseSVN
14 9 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 8 (0.58%) MSBuild
General
1 203 (14.80%) Finance
2 40 (2.92%) Banking
3 29 (2.11%) Marketing
4 21 (1.53%) Advertising
5 17 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.09%) Retail
7 14 (1.02%) Back Office
8 13 (0.95%) Military
9 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.66%) Law
11 7 (0.51%) Electronics
11 7 (0.51%) Legal
11 7 (0.51%) Local Government
12 6 (0.44%) Front Office
12 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.073%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.073%) Games
Job Titles
1 689 (50.22%) Developer
2 255 (18.59%) .NET Developer
3 192 (13.99%) C# Developer
4 165 (12.03%) SQL Developer
5 135 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 110 (8.02%) Analyst
7 109 (7.94%) DBA
8 83 (6.05%) SQL DBA
9 80 (5.83%) SQL Server Developer
10 77 (5.61%) ASP.NET Developer
10 77 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 67 (4.88%) Consultant
12 60 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 59 (4.30%) Architect
14 50 (3.64%) SSIS Developer
15 44 (3.21%) SQL Analyst
15 44 (3.21%) Support Engineer
16 42 (3.06%) SQL Server DBA
17 41 (2.99%) Senior Developer
18 38 (2.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (41.76%) .NET
2 310 (22.59%) ASP.NET
3 280 (20.41%) HTML
4 269 (19.61%) CSS
5 207 (15.09%) jQuery
6 180 (13.12%) XML
7 175 (12.76%) Web Services
8 167 (12.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 120 (8.75%) .NET Framework
10 105 (7.65%) AngularJS
11 101 (7.36%) HTML5
12 98 (7.14%) WCF
13 88 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 88 (6.41%) Entity Framework
14 76 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (3.94%) WPF
16 47 (3.43%) SOAP
17 46 (3.35%) CSS3
18 45 (3.28%) REST
19 39 (2.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.32%) Clustering
3 52 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.77%) Replication
6 29 (2.11%) N-Tier
7 28 (2.04%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.90%) Cryptography
9 25 (1.82%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.60%) Statistics
12 20 (1.46%) PKI
13 19 (1.38%) Smart Meter
14 18 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.17%) Algorithms
15 16 (1.17%) Public Cloud
16 15 (1.09%) CESG
17 13 (0.95%) NHS
18 12 (0.87%) Data Extraction
18 12 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 367 (26.75%) Windows
2 185 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 123 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (7.22%) Linux
5 97 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (5.61%) Unix
7 41 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 20 (1.46%) Windows Vista
11 18 (1.31%) Solaris
12 17 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.58%) zOS
14 7 (0.51%) Android
15 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.36%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.29%) HPUX
18 3 (0.22%) CentOS
18 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (21.50%) MVC
3 157 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
4 128 (9.33%) ETL
5 122 (8.89%) Migration
6 119 (8.67%) Scrum
7 116 (8.45%) Web Development
8 108 (7.87%) ITIL
9 94 (6.85%) CRM
10 77 (5.61%) SDLC
11 69 (5.03%) TDD
12 67 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
13 62 (4.52%) Project Management
14 60 (4.37%) Data Modelling
15 57 (4.15%) Data Migration
16 51 (3.72%) DevOps
17 48 (3.50%) SOA
18 44 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (3.21%) Kanban
18 44 (3.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 749 (54.59%) SQL
2 524 (38.19%) C#
3 344 (25.07%) JavaScript
4 260 (18.95%) T-SQL
5 164 (11.95%) PowerShell
6 142 (10.35%) Java
7 101 (7.36%) VB
8 64 (4.66%) PL/SQL
9 56 (4.08%) VBScript
10 51 (3.72%) VB.NET
11 37 (2.70%) C
12 34 (2.48%) PHP
12 34 (2.48%) VB6
12 34 (2.48%) VBA
13 32 (2.33%) Perl
14 29 (2.11%) Python
15 27 (1.97%) C++
16 19 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.09%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 186 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 128 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 104 (7.58%) Degree
4 62 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 47 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.53%) MCSE
7 15 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (1.09%) CISSP
8 13 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (0.87%) MCITP
10 10 (0.73%) CEH
10 10 (0.73%) MCTS
11 9 (0.66%) MCP
12 8 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.44%) ISEB
13 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.36%) MCSD
15 4 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.84%) SLA
2 24 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.87%) RMADS
4 11 (0.80%) FIPS 140-2
4 11 (0.80%) QA
5 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.29%) GxP
6 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.073%) SDET
System Software
1 200 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 81 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.13%) vSphere
4 40 (2.92%) XenApp
5 36 (2.62%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.95%) Sendmail
9 13 (0.95%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.66%) XenServer
12 7 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.29%) HDFS
14 4 (0.29%) Xen
15 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (2.26%) SCCM
2 27 (1.97%) NetBackup
2 27 (1.97%) SCOM
3 25 (1.82%) Netcool
4 23 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
7 15 (1.09%) Puppet
8 13 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.80%) Simpana
10 10 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.58%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.58%) Unicenter
12 8 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (0.51%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 511 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 270 (19.68%) Oracle
3 122 (8.89%) VMware
4 89 (6.49%) Citrix
5 66 (4.81%) HP
6 45 (3.28%) SAP
7 33 (2.41%) Cisco
8 31 (2.26%) IBM
9 30 (2.19%) EMC
9 30 (2.19%) EPiServer
10 29 (2.11%) Sitecore
11 23 (1.68%) Cognos
11 23 (1.68%) Dell
11 23 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.68%) Veritas
12 22 (1.60%) CommVault
12 22 (1.60%) Remedy
12 22 (1.60%) Sybase
13 20 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.38%) Tableau
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Havant, Hampshire
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