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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 593 759 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.27% 8.72% 9.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.20% 46.77% 49.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 467 351
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 44
Average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £21.80 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £61.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
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
1475 1623 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.59% 18.64% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 868 738
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Berkshire -23 117 £350 -3.44% 80
Hampshire -11 113 £350 +7.69% 85
Surrey -4 101 £375 +1.69% 71
Buckinghamshire -2 95 £350 -5.40% 69
Kent +2 51 £345 +18.96% 23
Oxfordshire -15 40 £331 +1.92% 61
West Sussex -2 39 £400 +28.00% 33
East Sussex -16 17 £350 +0.71% 28
Middlesex +10 10 £350 -3.44% 3
Sussex -2 4 £425 +6.25%
Home Counties +3 2 £225 -6.25%
Isle of Wight - - - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 578 (46.69%) SQL
2 554 (44.75%) .NET
3 477 (38.53%) C#
4 431 (34.81%) Microsoft
5 337 (27.22%) Windows
6 303 (24.47%) ASP.NET
7 284 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 267 (21.57%) JavaScript
9 247 (19.95%) HTML
10 239 (19.31%) MVC
11 228 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
12 214 (17.29%) Oracle
13 210 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 209 (16.88%) CSS
15 193 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 180 (14.54%) jQuery
17 170 (13.73%) Visual Studio
18 168 (13.57%) SQL Server 2012
19 167 (13.49%) .NET Framework
20 165 (13.33%) T-SQL
21 161 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
22 157 (12.68%) Finance
23 151 (12.20%) SharePoint
24 148 (11.95%) WCF
25 146 (11.79%) Web Services
26 137 (11.07%) MS Excel
27 133 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
28 128 (10.34%) XML
29 127 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
30 124 (10.02%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 85 (6.87%) IIS
3 70 (5.65%) MS Exchange
4 64 (5.17%) CMS
5 58 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
6 39 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 33 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (2.02%) Kentico
11 22 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (1.37%) Apache
13 16 (1.29%) Lync
14 11 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.81%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.65%) Node.js
16 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 137 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.93%) MS Office
3 17 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.57%) MS Project
6 6 (0.48%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) DOC1
8 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 73 (5.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.081%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.081%) Agresso
8 1 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.081%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.081%) Maximo
8 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.89%) Office 365
3 7 (0.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.40%) Yammer
5 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.081%) Force.com
7 1 (0.081%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.081%) IaaS
7 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.081%) PaaS
7 1 (0.081%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.12%) SAN
2 41 (3.31%) DNS
3 36 (2.91%) Firewall
4 34 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 31 (2.50%) LAN
5 31 (2.50%) Internet
6 25 (2.02%) DHCP
7 22 (1.78%) WAN
8 18 (1.45%) Intranet
9 17 (1.37%) HTTP
10 12 (0.97%) IP Telephony
11 10 (0.81%) VLAN
11 10 (0.81%) PBX
11 10 (0.81%) VoIP
12 9 (0.73%) ATM
13 8 (0.65%) SMTP
13 8 (0.65%) FTP
13 8 (0.65%) SSL
13 8 (0.65%) NAS
14 7 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 210 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 193 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 168 (13.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 108 (8.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 105 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
7 89 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 81 (6.54%) Oracle Database
9 68 (5.49%) Relational Database
10 38 (3.07%) MySQL
11 33 (2.67%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (2.02%) QlikView
13 25 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (1.78%) NoSQL
15 20 (1.62%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.62%) OLAP
16 16 (1.29%) DB2
17 15 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 170 (13.73%) Visual Studio
2 113 (9.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (2.42%) NUnit
4 26 (2.10%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (1.86%) JIRA
7 17 (1.37%) Subversion
8 15 (1.21%) Selenium
9 14 (1.13%) Moq
10 10 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.73%) MSTest
11 9 (0.73%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.57%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.57%) JUnit
12 7 (0.57%) Maven
12 7 (0.57%) Toad
13 6 (0.48%) Checkstyle
13 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
General
1 157 (12.68%) Finance
2 51 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.07%) Banking
4 30 (2.42%) Marketing
5 16 (1.29%) Retail
6 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.81%) Military
8 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.73%) Legal
9 8 (0.65%) Electronics
9 8 (0.65%) Publishing
10 6 (0.48%) Back Office
10 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.40%) Games
12 4 (0.32%) Advertising
12 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.32%) Front Office
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 627 (50.65%) Developer
2 219 (17.69%) .NET Developer
3 163 (13.17%) Analyst
4 122 (9.85%) C# Developer
5 90 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 87 (7.03%) Architect
7 85 (6.87%) DBA
8 81 (6.54%) SQL DBA
9 69 (5.57%) SQL Developer
10 66 (5.33%) Consultant
11 64 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
12 47 (3.80%) SQL Server DBA
12 47 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (3.55%) Web Developer
14 36 (2.91%) Administrator
15 34 (2.75%) Microsoft Developer
16 32 (2.58%) Support Analyst
17 29 (2.34%) SharePoint Developer
18 28 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 27 (2.18%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 554 (44.75%) .NET
2 303 (24.47%) ASP.NET
3 247 (19.95%) HTML
4 209 (16.88%) CSS
5 180 (14.54%) jQuery
6 167 (13.49%) .NET Framework
7 148 (11.95%) WCF
8 146 (11.79%) Web Services
9 133 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 128 (10.34%) XML
11 84 (6.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 77 (6.22%) WPF
13 69 (5.57%) AngularJS
14 63 (5.09%) HTML5
15 54 (4.36%) Ajax
16 47 (3.80%) REST
17 41 (3.31%) SOAP
18 37 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 36 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
20 35 (2.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.96%) Clustering
3 25 (2.02%) Open Source
4 23 (1.86%) Replication
5 21 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 20 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 19 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 17 (1.37%) NHS
9 15 (1.21%) PKI
9 15 (1.21%) Data Integration
10 12 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.81%) User Experience
12 9 (0.73%) Social Media
12 9 (0.73%) Statistics
12 9 (0.73%) IVR
13 8 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 337 (27.22%) Windows
2 127 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (3.96%) Linux
6 47 (3.80%) UNIX
7 27 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.53%) AIX
9 14 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.81%) Solaris
12 9 (0.73%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.73%) Android
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.32%) SUSE
15 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.24%) CentOS
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (19.31%) MVC
2 228 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
4 101 (8.16%) Scrum
5 98 (7.92%) CRM
6 95 (7.67%) TDD
7 94 (7.59%) ETL
8 90 (7.27%) Migration
9 84 (6.79%) Data Modelling
10 80 (6.46%) ITIL
11 60 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
12 59 (4.77%) OO
13 57 (4.60%) SOA
14 41 (3.31%) Unit Testing
15 38 (3.07%) MVVM
15 38 (3.07%) Project Management
16 35 (2.83%) Web Development
17 34 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (2.67%) Data Migration
18 33 (2.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 578 (46.69%) SQL
2 477 (38.53%) C#
3 267 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 165 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 97 (7.84%) Java
6 62 (5.01%) VB.NET
7 43 (3.47%) VBA
8 41 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 36 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.75%) VB
11 24 (1.94%) PHP
12 19 (1.53%) VBScript
13 18 (1.45%) C++
14 17 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.13%) C
16 13 (1.05%) XAML
17 12 (0.97%) Ruby
17 12 (0.97%) Python
18 10 (0.81%) Perl
19 8 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 110 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 81 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (3.47%) Degree
5 30 (2.42%) VCP4
6 28 (2.26%) MCSE
7 26 (2.10%) MCTS
8 24 (1.94%) MCP
9 20 (1.62%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.13%) MCITP
11 14 (1.13%) CCNA
12 9 (0.73%) MCSA
13 6 (0.48%) ISEB
14 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.32%) CISSP
16 3 (0.24%) CISM
16 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.45%) SLA
2 16 (1.29%) QA
3 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (10.02%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.34%) vSphere
5 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.40%) Firmware
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.40%) XenApp
11 4 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.16%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (2.75%) SCCM
2 24 (1.94%) SCOM
3 15 (1.21%) NetBackup
4 9 (0.73%) WSUS
4 9 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.65%) Puppet
5 8 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.48%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.16%) Nagios
11 2 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 431 (34.81%) Microsoft
2 214 (17.29%) Oracle
3 105 (8.48%) VMware
4 40 (3.23%) Cisco
5 38 (3.07%) HP
6 32 (2.58%) Citrix
7 30 (2.42%) SAP
7 30 (2.42%) Informatica
8 29 (2.34%) Cognos
9 26 (2.10%) IBM
10 24 (1.94%) Business Objects
10 24 (1.94%) Symantec
11 19 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.45%) Sitecore
13 16 (1.29%) Telerik
13 16 (1.29%) EMC
14 14 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.13%) Ektron
15 13 (1.05%) Remedy
15 13 (1.05%) Altiris
Sheerness, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 - £401 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £450 - 535 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 230-240 a day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + other rates considered.
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago