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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 733 824 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.01% 9.31% 8.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.54% 46.55% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 437 395
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 32
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.60 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.59%
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
1723 1770 1831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.84% 20.01% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 948 887
Average daily rate £350 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 49
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £16.80 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 161 £375 +8.69% 75
Surrey +10 138 £350 -6.66% 70
Hampshire -18 120 £350 +8.52% 80
Oxfordshire +8 68 £300 -7.69% 34
Buckinghamshire -18 61 £300 -16.66% 25
East Sussex -4 52 £263 -27.58% 27
Kent -3 44 £275 -20.28% 27
West Sussex -6 32 £313 -7.40% 23
Middlesex +2 15 £375 - 7
Isle of Wight - 8 £225 - 2
Sussex -7 2 £370 -1.33%
Thames Valley +1 1 £450 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 761 (49.51%) .NET
2 736 (47.89%) SQL
3 684 (44.50%) C#
4 477 (31.03%) ASP.NET
5 436 (28.37%) Windows
6 422 (27.46%) Microsoft
7 404 (26.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 327 (21.28%) MVC
9 305 (19.84%) JavaScript
10 287 (18.67%) XML
11 265 (17.24%) Oracle
12 262 (17.05%) T-SQL
13 251 (16.33%) HTML
14 244 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 235 (15.29%) WCF
16 232 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 211 (13.73%) CSS
18 201 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
19 200 (13.01%) MS Excel
20 197 (12.82%) Web Services
21 195 (12.69%) SQL Server 2005
22 193 (12.56%) Visual Studio
23 182 (11.84%) jQuery
24 174 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
25 168 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
26 164 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
26 164 (10.67%) Finance
27 160 (10.41%) Team Foundation Server
28 157 (10.21%) Security Cleared
29 154 (10.02%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 154 (10.02%) SharePoint
2 133 (8.65%) IIS
3 65 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
4 45 (2.93%) MS Exchange
5 39 (2.54%) CMS
6 38 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
7 32 (2.08%) Apache
8 30 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (1.24%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.17%) SAS
13 17 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.91%) Documentum
14 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.59%) Node.js
18 8 (0.52%) ArcGIS
18 8 (0.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 200 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.75%) MS Office
3 12 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.26%) SPSS
7 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.20%) MS Project
8 3 (0.20%) FastStats
9 1 (0.065%) Maya
Business Applications
1 49 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.39%) Staffware
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Exstream
7 2 (0.13%) Agresso
8 1 (0.065%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Tridion
8 1 (0.065%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.21%) Office 365
3 20 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.85%) SaaS
5 9 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.49%) SAN
2 42 (2.73%) Internet
3 38 (2.47%) Firewall
4 35 (2.28%) DNS
5 28 (1.82%) LDAP
6 24 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.30%) LAN
8 19 (1.24%) WAN
9 18 (1.17%) HTTP
10 16 (1.04%) DHCP
10 16 (1.04%) VoIP
11 13 (0.85%) VPN
12 9 (0.59%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.46%) SSL
13 7 (0.46%) ISDN
13 7 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.39%) VLAN
14 6 (0.39%) RTP
14 6 (0.39%) SMTP
15 5 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (26.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 244 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 232 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 195 (12.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 174 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 143 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
7 114 (7.42%) Oracle Database
8 93 (6.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 68 (4.42%) Relational Database
10 67 (4.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 66 (4.29%) MySQL
12 53 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 48 (3.12%) DTS
14 46 (2.99%) QlikView
15 39 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (2.08%) OLAP
17 30 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
18 25 (1.63%) MS Access
19 23 (1.50%) PowerCenter
20 22 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 193 (12.56%) Visual Studio
2 160 (10.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 26 (1.69%) Subversion
5 19 (1.24%) NUnit
6 18 (1.17%) Toad
6 18 (1.17%) SpecFlow
7 17 (1.11%) Selenium
8 16 (1.04%) SoapUI
9 14 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.85%) JUnit
11 12 (0.78%) Git (software)
12 11 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.72%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.59%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (0.39%) JIRA
16 5 (0.33%) Ant
16 5 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 164 (10.67%) Finance
2 52 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.41%) Marketing
4 21 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.04%) Banking
6 14 (0.91%) Retail
6 14 (0.91%) Electronics
6 14 (0.91%) Publishing
7 10 (0.65%) Back Office
8 7 (0.46%) Billing
8 7 (0.46%) Advertising
9 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.26%) Legal
10 4 (0.26%) Games
10 4 (0.26%) Military
11 3 (0.20%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.20%) Local Government
11 3 (0.20%) Automotive
12 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 805 (52.37%) Developer
2 329 (21.41%) .NET Developer
3 197 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 174 (11.32%) Analyst
5 165 (10.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 141 (9.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 120 (7.81%) DBA
8 109 (7.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 102 (6.64%) SQL Developer
10 92 (5.99%) Consultant
11 79 (5.14%) SQL DBA
12 73 (4.75%) Web Developer
13 71 (4.62%) Administrator
14 51 (3.32%) Software Developer
15 49 (3.19%) Architect
16 45 (2.93%) VB.NET Developer
17 43 (2.80%) Senior Developer
18 38 (2.47%) Software Engineer
19 35 (2.28%) SharePoint Developer
20 33 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 761 (49.51%) .NET
2 477 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 287 (18.67%) XML
4 251 (16.33%) HTML
5 235 (15.29%) WCF
6 211 (13.73%) CSS
7 201 (13.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 197 (12.82%) Web Services
9 182 (11.84%) jQuery
10 153 (9.95%) .NET Framework
11 95 (6.18%) Ajax
12 89 (5.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 88 (5.73%) WPF
14 85 (5.53%) LINQ
15 74 (4.81%) SOAP
15 74 (4.81%) REST
16 65 (4.23%) HTML5
17 62 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 53 (3.45%) XSLT
19 49 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.51%) Clustering
2 50 (3.25%) Replication
3 41 (2.67%) NHS
4 31 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 28 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.37%) Data Integration
8 20 (1.30%) Statistics
9 18 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.78%) DTV
12 12 (0.78%) Open Source
13 10 (0.65%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.65%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.65%) PKI
14 8 (0.52%) GIS
14 8 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
15 7 (0.46%) iPhone
16 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 436 (28.37%) Windows
2 123 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 121 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (5.34%) Linux
5 74 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (4.62%) UNIX
7 37 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 28 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.78%) Solaris
10 12 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 11 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.59%) Android
12 9 (0.59%) AIX
13 8 (0.52%) Debian
14 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.26%) zOS
16 3 (0.20%) CentOS
17 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (21.28%) MVC
2 168 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
3 164 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (8.91%) Scrum
5 112 (7.29%) ETL
6 84 (5.47%) TDD
7 83 (5.40%) Web Development
8 81 (5.27%) Migration
9 80 (5.20%) CRM
10 73 (4.75%) SOA
11 70 (4.55%) ITIL
11 70 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
12 67 (4.36%) Software Engineering
12 67 (4.36%) Unit Testing
13 65 (4.23%) Data Modelling
14 51 (3.32%) OO
15 47 (3.06%) E-Commerce
16 43 (2.80%) BDD
17 41 (2.67%) Workflow
18 40 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 736 (47.89%) SQL
2 684 (44.50%) C#
3 305 (19.84%) JavaScript
4 262 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 140 (9.11%) VB.NET
6 122 (7.94%) Java
7 86 (5.60%) VB
8 59 (3.84%) PL/SQL
9 57 (3.71%) PowerShell
10 49 (3.19%) VBScript
11 46 (2.99%) VB6
12 31 (2.02%) C
13 25 (1.63%) PHP
13 25 (1.63%) VBA
14 22 (1.43%) C++
15 21 (1.37%) Python
16 17 (1.11%) Perl
17 14 (0.91%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.52%) Korn
19 6 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 157 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 130 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.16%) Degree
4 61 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.50%) ISEB
6 23 (1.50%) MCSE
7 20 (1.30%) MCTS
8 13 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.72%) CCNA
10 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.33%) CCVP
12 5 (0.33%) MCSA
13 4 (0.26%) PMP
13 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.84%) QA
2 30 (1.95%) SLA
3 24 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) WCAG
7 1 (0.065%) DICOM
7 1 (0.065%) GxP
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 134 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 35 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.56%) vSphere
5 23 (1.50%) XenApp
6 22 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 22 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.52%) UAG
11 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.26%) Xen
12 4 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.20%) vCloud
14 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 48 (3.12%) SCCM
2 40 (2.60%) SCOM
3 24 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 23 (1.50%) WSUS
5 16 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.91%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.65%) WMI
8 8 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.33%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.20%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.20%) Nessus
11 3 (0.20%) OpenView
11 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 422 (27.46%) Microsoft
2 265 (17.24%) Oracle
3 116 (7.55%) VMware
4 58 (3.77%) Cisco
5 49 (3.19%) Citrix
6 42 (2.73%) Informatica
7 31 (2.02%) Business Objects
8 30 (1.95%) SAP
9 27 (1.76%) IBM
10 26 (1.69%) HP
11 18 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.04%) Teradata
13 14 (0.91%) Cognos
13 14 (0.91%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.85%) EMC
14 13 (0.85%) Telerik
14 13 (0.85%) Meridio
15 11 (0.72%) Symantec
16 10 (0.65%) JBoss
16 10 (0.65%) NetApp
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