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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 30 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 546 762 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.89% 9.07% 9.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.20% 45.47% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 417 364
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 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 23
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £19.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
1551 1676 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.73% 19.95% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 847 795
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 £265 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 57 35
Average hourly rate £34.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.70 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -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 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -21 116 £350 -2.09% 103
Hampshire -15 113 £350 +7.69% 82
Surrey -9 102 £385 -3.75% 70
Buckinghamshire -12 76 £388 +5.44% 33
Kent -1 45 £338 +12.50% 47
West Sussex -14 24 £381 +19.60% 26
Oxfordshire -32 18 £263 -25.00% 49
Middlesex +12 17 £350 -12.50% 2
East Sussex -22 15 £350 - 17
Sussex -1 2 £425 +30.76%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 610 (48.80%) SQL
2 568 (45.44%) .NET
3 497 (39.76%) C#
4 407 (32.56%) Microsoft
5 357 (28.56%) Windows
6 321 (25.68%) ASP.NET
7 310 (24.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 292 (23.36%) JavaScript
9 274 (21.92%) HTML
10 266 (21.28%) MVC
11 236 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
12 231 (18.48%) CSS
13 210 (16.80%) Oracle
14 204 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 188 (15.04%) jQuery
16 180 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 169 (13.52%) T-SQL
18 166 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
19 154 (12.32%) SharePoint
20 152 (12.16%) Visual Studio
21 151 (12.08%) WCF
21 151 (12.08%) .NET Framework
22 146 (11.68%) XML
23 145 (11.60%) Web Services
23 145 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
24 144 (11.52%) Finance
25 143 (11.44%) MS Excel
26 136 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
27 123 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
28 117 (9.36%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 154 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 111 (8.88%) IIS
3 63 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
4 62 (4.96%) MS Exchange
5 61 (4.88%) CMS
6 33 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 32 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (2.40%) Apache
9 26 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
11 23 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (1.76%) Kentico
13 20 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (1.20%) Lync
15 13 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (0.96%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.96%) SAS
16 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
18 10 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 143 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.92%) MS Office
3 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.40%) MS Project
4 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.32%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.24%) FastStats
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.24%) SPSS
7 2 (0.16%) DOC1
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 74 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.24%) Maximo
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.080%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.080%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.080%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.080%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.080%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.12%) Office 365
3 8 (0.64%) SaaS
4 5 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.080%) IaaS
7 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.080%) PaaS
7 1 (0.080%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.080%) Heroku
7 1 (0.080%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.28%) SAN
2 41 (3.28%) DNS
3 40 (3.20%) Internet
4 37 (2.96%) Firewall
5 32 (2.56%) LAN
6 27 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.00%) WAN
8 22 (1.76%) DHCP
9 15 (1.20%) SSL
10 14 (1.12%) HTTP
11 12 (0.96%) Intranet
11 12 (0.96%) IP Telephony
12 11 (0.88%) FTP
13 10 (0.80%) PBX
13 10 (0.80%) SMTP
13 10 (0.80%) VoIP
14 9 (0.72%) VLAN
14 9 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.72%) Network Security
14 9 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (24.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 204 (16.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 180 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 166 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 103 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 102 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 83 (6.64%) Oracle Database
8 68 (5.44%) Relational Database
9 39 (3.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 39 (3.12%) MySQL
10 30 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.32%) QlikView
11 29 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (2.00%) OLAP
13 18 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.44%) NoSQL
13 18 (1.44%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.36%) DB2
15 16 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 152 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 112 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 29 (2.32%) NUnit
5 22 (1.76%) Git (software)
5 22 (1.76%) Subversion
6 19 (1.52%) JIRA
7 17 (1.36%) Moq
8 15 (1.20%) TeamCity
9 12 (0.96%) MSBuild
10 10 (0.80%) Selenium
10 10 (0.80%) Jenkins
11 9 (0.72%) MSTest
12 8 (0.64%) Toad
12 8 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.56%) JUnit
14 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.48%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 144 (11.52%) Finance
2 66 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.72%) Banking
4 32 (2.56%) Marketing
5 18 (1.44%) Retail
6 14 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.72%) Electronics
7 9 (0.72%) Legal
7 9 (0.72%) Publishing
8 8 (0.64%) Back Office
9 7 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.48%) Advertising
10 6 (0.48%) Military
11 4 (0.32%) Front Office
11 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.080%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 651 (52.08%) Developer
2 228 (18.24%) .NET Developer
3 171 (13.68%) Analyst
4 133 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 104 (8.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 84 (6.72%) DBA
7 77 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 77 (6.16%) SQL DBA
8 74 (5.92%) SQL Developer
9 69 (5.52%) Consultant
10 61 (4.88%) Architect
10 61 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 50 (4.00%) Web Developer
12 44 (3.52%) SQL Server DBA
13 39 (3.12%) Support Analyst
14 37 (2.96%) Administrator
15 32 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (2.40%) Microsoft Developer
17 28 (2.24%) Applications Support
17 28 (2.24%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 568 (45.44%) .NET
2 321 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 274 (21.92%) HTML
4 231 (18.48%) CSS
5 188 (15.04%) jQuery
6 151 (12.08%) WCF
6 151 (12.08%) .NET Framework
7 146 (11.68%) XML
8 145 (11.60%) Web Services
9 136 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 83 (6.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 73 (5.84%) Ajax
12 71 (5.68%) HTML5
13 70 (5.60%) WPF
14 51 (4.08%) AngularJS
15 41 (3.28%) WinForms
15 41 (3.28%) REST
16 38 (3.04%) SOAP
17 36 (2.88%) LINQ
18 34 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.40%) Clustering
3 30 (2.40%) Replication
4 26 (2.08%) Open Source
5 22 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.60%) NHS
6 20 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.20%) Data Integration
10 15 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 12 (0.96%) GIS
11 12 (0.96%) PKI
11 12 (0.96%) Statistics
12 11 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.72%) IVR
14 8 (0.64%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 357 (28.56%) Windows
2 123 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (4.96%) Linux
6 60 (4.80%) UNIX
7 25 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.76%) AIX
9 21 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.80%) Solaris
12 9 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.48%) Debian
15 5 (0.40%) CentOS
15 5 (0.40%) Android
15 5 (0.40%) SUSE
16 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (21.28%) MVC
2 236 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (8.24%) Scrum
5 95 (7.60%) CRM
6 90 (7.20%) TDD
7 83 (6.64%) Migration
8 82 (6.56%) ETL
9 81 (6.48%) ITIL
10 63 (5.04%) Data Modelling
10 63 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
11 56 (4.48%) OO
12 50 (4.00%) SOA
13 48 (3.84%) Web Development
14 46 (3.68%) Unit Testing
15 36 (2.88%) Project Management
16 34 (2.72%) Load Balancing
17 33 (2.64%) Data Migration
17 33 (2.64%) Data Analysis
18 30 (2.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 610 (48.80%) SQL
2 497 (39.76%) C#
3 292 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 169 (13.52%) T-SQL
5 82 (6.56%) Java
6 67 (5.36%) VB.NET
7 56 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 52 (4.16%) PL/SQL
9 34 (2.72%) VBA
10 33 (2.64%) VB
11 31 (2.48%) PHP
12 20 (1.60%) VBScript
13 18 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.28%) C
15 14 (1.12%) Python
16 13 (1.04%) C++
16 13 (1.04%) Perl
17 12 (0.96%) XAML
18 11 (0.88%) Ruby
19 9 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 114 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 88 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (4.08%) Degree
5 30 (2.40%) MCTS
6 24 (1.92%) MCSE
7 22 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.60%) MCP
9 13 (1.04%) MCITP
10 12 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.88%) CCNA
12 8 (0.64%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.48%) ISEB
15 5 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.40%) MCSA
16 4 (0.32%) PMP
16 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 2 (0.16%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.40%) QA
2 23 (1.84%) SLA
3 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.080%) DICOM
7 1 (0.080%) GxP
System Software
1 117 (9.36%) Active Directory
2 52 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.64%) vSphere
5 17 (1.36%) XenDesktop
6 14 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.96%) XenApp
8 12 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.88%) UAG
9 11 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (0.88%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.64%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.48%) Firmware
12 5 (0.40%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.32%) vCloud
14 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.04%) SCOM
2 36 (2.88%) SCCM
3 19 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 11 (0.88%) Data Guard
4 11 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 11 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.64%) ARCserve
6 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.48%) Puppet
7 6 (0.48%) WSUS
7 6 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 407 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 210 (16.80%) Oracle
3 108 (8.64%) VMware
4 42 (3.36%) Citrix
4 42 (3.36%) Cisco
5 39 (3.12%) SAP
6 37 (2.96%) Informatica
7 33 (2.64%) IBM
8 32 (2.56%) Symantec
9 31 (2.48%) Cognos
9 31 (2.48%) HP
10 27 (2.16%) Business Objects
10 27 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.76%) EMC
12 19 (1.52%) Adobe
13 17 (1.36%) BMC
14 16 (1.28%) CA
14 16 (1.28%) F5
14 16 (1.28%) Telerik
15 14 (1.12%) Sitecore
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