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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South East
Rank 28 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 471 630 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.44% 7.52% 6.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.47% 34.75% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 404 329
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 17
Median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £12.82 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £50.00 £50.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -10.00%

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
1328 1813 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.15% 21.63% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1137 944
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 35
Median hourly rate £17.22 £27.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.24% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.63 £55.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +3 122 £425 +6.25% 57
Hampshire -6 97 £350 - 74
Oxfordshire +7 56 £475 +42.85% 60
Buckinghamshire -9 48 £381 +1.66% 28
Surrey -18 43 £380 -9.52% 34
Kent -1 37 £325 +4.00% 34
West Sussex +9 32 £410 +17.21% 15
East Sussex +1 19 £400 +29.03% 15
Middlesex +10 11 £400 +18.51% 4
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 534 (52.66%) SQL
2 445 (43.89%) .NET
3 393 (38.76%) C#
4 358 (35.31%) Microsoft
5 252 (24.85%) ASP.NET
6 250 (24.65%) Windows
7 249 (24.56%) MVC
8 245 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
9 215 (21.20%) JavaScript
10 213 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 211 (20.81%) Oracle
12 190 (18.74%) HTML
13 184 (18.15%) CSS
14 165 (16.27%) T-SQL
15 161 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
16 159 (15.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 155 (15.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 155 (15.29%) XML
18 147 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 140 (13.81%) Finance
20 138 (13.61%) Web Services
21 134 (13.21%) ETL
22 121 (11.93%) Windows Server
23 119 (11.74%) .NET Framework
24 118 (11.64%) Migration
25 113 (11.14%) MS Excel
26 112 (11.05%) jQuery
27 108 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
28 104 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
29 100 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure

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 75 (7.40%) IIS
2 66 (6.51%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 41 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (3.25%) CMS
6 25 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (1.97%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.48%) Apache
10 15 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.28%) JBoss
12 11 (1.08%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.99%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.99%) Confluence
13 10 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.89%) Mule
14 9 (0.89%) Mule ESB
15 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 113 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.85%) MS Office
3 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.20%) InDesign
6 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.099%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.099%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.08%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.30%) HFM
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite
9 2 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 2 (0.20%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.20%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.099%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 100 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.48%) IaaS
3 15 (1.48%) Office 365
4 14 (1.38%) Boomi
5 12 (1.18%) PaaS
6 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.39%) GitHub
8 3 (0.30%) SaaS
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.099%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.099%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.099%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.099%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.099%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.04%) DNS
2 32 (3.16%) LAN
3 31 (3.06%) DHCP
4 27 (2.66%) SAN
5 26 (2.56%) WAN
6 23 (2.27%) SMTP
7 22 (2.17%) Internet
8 21 (2.07%) Skype
9 20 (1.97%) Intranet
10 18 (1.78%) FTP
11 17 (1.68%) Firewall
12 15 (1.48%) Kerberos
13 11 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (1.08%) IPsec
14 10 (0.99%) SSH
15 9 (0.89%) MPLS
15 9 (0.89%) TCP/IP
16 8 (0.79%) NAS
17 7 (0.69%) SNMP
18 6 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 159 (15.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 155 (15.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 147 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 99 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (8.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 77 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 66 (6.51%) Relational Database
9 64 (6.31%) MySQL
10 47 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 45 (4.44%) MS Access
12 42 (4.14%) NoSQL
13 38 (3.75%) Oracle Database
14 35 (3.45%) Big Data
14 35 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
15 33 (3.25%) Hadoop
16 29 (2.86%) Power BI
17 28 (2.76%) MongoDB
18 27 (2.66%) RDBMS
19 23 (2.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 104 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 80 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 60 (5.92%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.45%) JIRA
5 23 (2.27%) Subversion
6 20 (1.97%) Talend Open Studio
7 17 (1.68%) Selenium
8 16 (1.58%) NUnit
9 15 (1.48%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.18%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.89%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.89%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.79%) Liquibase
13 8 (0.79%) MSTest
14 7 (0.69%) LSMW
14 7 (0.69%) MSI
14 7 (0.69%) WiX
15 6 (0.59%) Ant
15 6 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 140 (13.81%) Finance
2 51 (5.03%) Advertising
3 44 (4.34%) Marketing
4 31 (3.06%) Retail
5 24 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.87%) Banking
7 16 (1.58%) Legal
8 13 (1.28%) Back Office
9 11 (1.08%) Publishing
10 9 (0.89%) Electronics
10 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.39%) Front Office
13 3 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.099%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.099%) Military
15 1 (0.099%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 579 (57.10%) Developer
2 238 (23.47%) .NET Developer
3 138 (13.61%) SQL Developer
4 131 (12.92%) C# Developer
5 100 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 89 (8.78%) Analyst
7 62 (6.11%) Consultant
8 61 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 60 (5.92%) Architect
10 50 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 49 (4.83%) SQL Server Developer
12 47 (4.64%) DBA
13 42 (4.14%) SSIS Developer
14 41 (4.04%) ETL Developer
15 40 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 40 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
16 37 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 37 (3.65%) SQL DBA
17 34 (3.35%) Java Developer
18 33 (3.25%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (43.89%) .NET
2 252 (24.85%) ASP.NET
3 190 (18.74%) HTML
4 184 (18.15%) CSS
5 155 (15.29%) XML
6 138 (13.61%) Web Services
7 119 (11.74%) .NET Framework
8 112 (11.05%) jQuery
9 108 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 100 (9.86%) WCF
11 83 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 74 (7.30%) AngularJS
13 69 (6.80%) Entity Framework
14 68 (6.71%) HTML5
15 50 (4.93%) LINQ
16 49 (4.83%) Ajax
17 46 (4.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 37 (3.65%) LINQ to SQL
19 31 (3.06%) XSLT
20 30 (2.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.96%) Management Information System
2 30 (2.96%) N-Tier
3 24 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 21 (2.07%) Clustering
6 20 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.87%) Replication
8 18 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.68%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.38%) Data Extraction
11 14 (1.38%) User Experience
12 11 (1.08%) CESG
12 11 (1.08%) Cryptography
13 9 (0.89%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.89%) Grid Computing
13 9 (0.89%) Informatics
14 8 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 250 (24.65%) Windows
2 121 (11.93%) Windows Server
3 71 (7.00%) Linux
4 63 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (4.73%) Unix
7 31 (3.06%) Android
8 28 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.18%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.69%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.49%) AIX
14 5 (0.49%) MVS
14 5 (0.49%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Debian
16 1 (0.099%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (24.56%) MVC
2 245 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
4 134 (13.21%) ETL
5 118 (11.64%) Migration
6 78 (7.69%) Scrum
7 77 (7.59%) Web Development
8 74 (7.30%) CRM
9 63 (6.21%) TDD
10 59 (5.82%) Data Modelling
11 50 (4.93%) Project Management
12 49 (4.83%) Data Migration
12 49 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
13 46 (4.54%) Analytics
14 44 (4.34%) OOP
15 42 (4.14%) ERP
16 40 (3.94%) OO
17 37 (3.65%) Data Analysis
18 36 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 534 (52.66%) SQL
2 393 (38.76%) C#
3 215 (21.20%) JavaScript
4 165 (16.27%) T-SQL
5 90 (8.88%) Java
6 77 (7.59%) VB.NET
7 60 (5.92%) PowerShell
8 54 (5.33%) VB
9 36 (3.55%) C++
10 34 (3.35%) VBA
11 28 (2.76%) C
12 26 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.97%) Perl
13 20 (1.97%) PHP
13 20 (1.97%) Python
14 13 (1.28%) VBScript
15 12 (1.18%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.49%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 96 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.34%) Degree
4 36 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.38%) MCSE
7 11 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (1.08%) CISSP
8 10 (0.99%) MCITP
9 8 (0.79%) MCP
10 7 (0.69%) CCIE
10 7 (0.69%) CCNP
10 7 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.69%) MCSA
11 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.49%) CEH
13 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.30%) ISEB
14 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 24 (2.37%) QA
3 8 (0.79%) SLA
4 7 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.59%) RMADS
6 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 87 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 57 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.27%) vSphere
4 18 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (1.68%) XenApp
6 13 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.79%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.79%) HDFS
9 7 (0.69%) Sendmail
9 7 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.69%) XenServer
10 4 (0.39%) Docker
10 4 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.20%) UAG
12 2 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.87%) NetBackup
2 18 (1.78%) SCCM
3 12 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (1.18%) Puppet
3 12 (1.18%) WSUS
4 11 (1.08%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.08%) SCOM
5 8 (0.79%) Ambari
5 8 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.79%) Oozie
5 8 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.49%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.49%) Netcool
7 5 (0.49%) WMI
8 4 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 358 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 211 (20.81%) Oracle
3 89 (8.78%) VMware
4 45 (4.44%) Citrix
5 38 (3.75%) Cisco
6 34 (3.35%) SAP
7 33 (3.25%) HP
8 24 (2.37%) Cognos
8 24 (2.37%) Dell
9 23 (2.27%) Sitecore
10 20 (1.97%) Adobe
10 20 (1.97%) Talend
11 17 (1.68%) NetApp
11 17 (1.68%) Tableau
11 17 (1.68%) Teradata
12 16 (1.58%) Symantec
13 13 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.18%) EMC
14 12 (1.18%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.08%) Telerik
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