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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 710 843 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.17% 9.15% 9.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.29% 48.87% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 545 420
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £52.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.10 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.90% +14.54%
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
1679 1725 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.95% 18.73% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1002 856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 59
Average hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +68.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -17 147 £375 +7.14% 78
Surrey +1 135 £363 -3.33% 76
Buckinghamshire +7 109 £325 +2.76% 40
Hampshire -11 107 £350 +11.11% 77
Oxfordshire -14 56 £331 +1.92% 53
West Sussex -5 54 £350 +12.00% 23
East Sussex -1 49 £320 -5.18% 22
Kent -3 42 £338 -20.58% 29
Middlesex -1 4 £388 +32.02% 2
Sussex - 2 £525 - 3
Thames Valley -2 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 603 (47.41%) SQL
2 538 (42.30%) .NET
3 485 (38.13%) C#
4 426 (33.49%) Microsoft
5 326 (25.63%) Windows
6 311 (24.45%) ASP.NET
7 256 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 254 (19.97%) JavaScript
9 248 (19.50%) Oracle
10 239 (18.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 237 (18.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 237 (18.63%) HTML
12 232 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
13 217 (17.06%) MVC
14 211 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
15 208 (16.35%) T-SQL
16 194 (15.25%) CSS
17 175 (13.76%) SQL Server 2012
18 173 (13.60%) MS Excel
19 169 (13.29%) Finance
20 166 (13.05%) jQuery
21 162 (12.74%) Visual Studio
22 154 (12.11%) XML
23 153 (12.03%) .NET Framework
24 150 (11.79%) Web Services
25 149 (11.71%) SharePoint
26 148 (11.64%) WCF
27 141 (11.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 141 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
28 128 (10.06%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 149 (11.71%) SharePoint
2 86 (6.76%) IIS
3 75 (5.90%) MS Exchange
4 61 (4.80%) CMS
5 52 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
6 33 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 26 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (1.81%) Kentico
9 23 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
10 19 (1.49%) Apache
11 18 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 15 (1.18%) Lync
13 14 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.86%) JBoss
16 10 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 173 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 65 (5.11%) MS Office
3 18 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.79%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.55%) MS Project
7 5 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.079%) SPSS
8 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 57 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.24%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.24%) Primavera
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.24%) Maximo
5 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.16%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.16%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.16%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.79%) Office 365
3 6 (0.47%) SaaS
4 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Boomi
6 1 (0.079%) Force.com
6 1 (0.079%) IaaS
6 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.64%) SAN
2 53 (4.17%) Firewall
3 47 (3.69%) DNS
4 34 (2.67%) DHCP
5 26 (2.04%) LAN
6 25 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.81%) Internet
8 19 (1.49%) WAN
9 18 (1.42%) Intranet
10 17 (1.34%) VPN
11 13 (1.02%) HTTP
12 11 (0.86%) VLAN
13 10 (0.79%) SMTP
14 9 (0.71%) ATM
14 9 (0.71%) Network Security
14 9 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.63%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.55%) IPsec
17 6 (0.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 239 (18.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 237 (18.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 175 (13.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 141 (11.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 141 (11.08%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (6.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 79 (6.21%) Oracle Database
8 75 (5.90%) Relational Database
9 49 (3.85%) MySQL
10 38 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 31 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 28 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 28 (2.20%) NoSQL
13 25 (1.97%) QlikView
14 23 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (1.65%) OLAP
16 17 (1.34%) DB2
16 17 (1.34%) MongoDB
16 17 (1.34%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 162 (12.74%) Visual Studio
2 120 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.12%) NUnit
4 26 (2.04%) JIRA
4 26 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 22 (1.73%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.42%) Selenium
7 17 (1.34%) Subversion
8 15 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 12 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.79%) Maven
11 10 (0.79%) ClearCase
11 10 (0.79%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.71%) JUnit
13 8 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.63%) Moq
14 7 (0.55%) Toad
15 6 (0.47%) Checkstyle
General
1 169 (13.29%) Finance
2 46 (3.62%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.14%) Banking
4 31 (2.44%) Marketing
5 19 (1.49%) Retail
6 14 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.86%) Electronics
7 11 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.79%) Legal
9 7 (0.55%) Automotive
9 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.47%) Games
10 6 (0.47%) Military
11 5 (0.39%) Publishing
12 4 (0.31%) Advertising
12 4 (0.31%) Front Office
13 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.16%) Back Office
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 647 (50.86%) Developer
2 218 (17.14%) .NET Developer
3 171 (13.44%) Analyst
4 122 (9.59%) C# Developer
5 110 (8.65%) Architect
6 98 (7.70%) SQL Developer
7 89 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 83 (6.53%) DBA
9 68 (5.35%) SQL DBA
10 57 (4.48%) Consultant
11 52 (4.09%) ASP.NET Developer
11 52 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 42 (3.30%) SQL Server DBA
13 39 (3.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 38 (2.99%) Web Developer
15 33 (2.59%) Data Architect
16 31 (2.44%) Senior Developer
16 31 (2.44%) Support Engineer
16 31 (2.44%) Administrator
17 27 (2.12%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (42.30%) .NET
2 311 (24.45%) ASP.NET
3 237 (18.63%) HTML
4 194 (15.25%) CSS
5 166 (13.05%) jQuery
6 154 (12.11%) XML
7 153 (12.03%) .NET Framework
8 150 (11.79%) Web Services
9 148 (11.64%) WCF
10 126 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 82 (6.45%) WPF
12 72 (5.66%) AngularJS
13 69 (5.42%) HTML5
13 69 (5.42%) Entity Framework
14 57 (4.48%) Ajax
15 51 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 48 (3.77%) SOAP
17 45 (3.54%) REST
18 37 (2.91%) CSS3
19 32 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.07%) Clustering
3 38 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.28%) Replication
5 27 (2.12%) Client/Server
6 25 (1.97%) N-Tier
7 19 (1.49%) NHS
7 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 19 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.42%) Open Source
9 17 (1.34%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 16 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.86%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.79%) DTV
13 9 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.63%) Social Media
14 8 (0.63%) User Experience
14 8 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 326 (25.63%) Windows
2 117 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (4.64%) Linux
6 45 (3.54%) UNIX
7 30 (2.36%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.42%) AIX
9 10 (0.79%) Solaris
9 10 (0.79%) Android
9 10 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.39%) CentOS
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.31%) SUSE
13 4 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (17.06%) MVC
3 211 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (8.18%) Scrum
5 100 (7.86%) ETL
6 98 (7.70%) CRM
7 97 (7.63%) Migration
8 79 (6.21%) TDD
9 77 (6.05%) Data Modelling
10 72 (5.66%) ITIL
11 69 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
12 63 (4.95%) OO
13 54 (4.25%) SOA
14 50 (3.93%) Web Development
15 47 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (3.62%) Project Management
17 44 (3.46%) MVVM
18 40 (3.14%) Data Analysis
19 38 (2.99%) Data Migration
20 33 (2.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 603 (47.41%) SQL
2 485 (38.13%) C#
3 254 (19.97%) JavaScript
4 208 (16.35%) T-SQL
5 96 (7.55%) Java
6 51 (4.01%) VB.NET
7 47 (3.69%) VB
8 38 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.75%) VBA
10 34 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 27 (2.12%) VBScript
12 26 (2.04%) PHP
13 25 (1.97%) Python
14 22 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.65%) C++
16 20 (1.57%) Perl
17 16 (1.26%) Ruby
18 12 (0.94%) VB6
19 11 (0.86%) X++
20 9 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 88 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (2.91%) Degree
5 21 (1.65%) MCSE
6 19 (1.49%) MCTS
7 17 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.18%) MCP
9 13 (1.02%) MCSA
10 12 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.63%) MCITP
11 8 (0.63%) CCNA
12 6 (0.47%) ISEB
12 6 (0.47%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.39%) MCSD
13 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.31%) MCAD
14 4 (0.31%) CISSP
15 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.12%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.86%) SLA
4 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.079%) COBIT
7 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 128 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 73 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.44%) vSphere
5 19 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.18%) XenApp
8 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.63%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.31%) HDFS
10 4 (0.31%) Samba
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.24%) Firmware
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.16%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.079%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (3.38%) SCCM
2 14 (1.10%) SCOM
3 10 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.55%) Puppet
6 7 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.55%) WSUS
7 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.47%) Nagios
7 6 (0.47%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.31%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Flashback
9 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 426 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 248 (19.50%) Oracle
3 123 (9.67%) VMware
4 46 (3.62%) Citrix
5 38 (2.99%) HP
6 37 (2.91%) Cisco
7 35 (2.75%) Business Objects
7 35 (2.75%) Informatica
8 28 (2.20%) IBM
9 26 (2.04%) SAP
10 23 (1.81%) Cognos
10 23 (1.81%) Telerik
11 18 (1.42%) Sitecore
12 17 (1.34%) Symantec
12 17 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.26%) Tableau
14 13 (1.02%) NetApp
14 13 (1.02%) CA
14 13 (1.02%) Remedy
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