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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 684 788 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.33% 8.80% 9.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.18% 46.77% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 501 395
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 £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £28.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £14.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
1661 1685 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.80% 18.82% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 971 838
Average daily rate £375 £373 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 55
Average hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -17 137 £350 - 80
Surrey +1 133 £363 -4.60% 75
Hampshire -9 110 £340 +7.93% 107
Buckinghamshire +9 94 £325 +6.12% 52
Oxfordshire -11 57 £338 +3.84% 51
West Sussex -8 53 £340 +4.61% 33
East Sussex -1 47 £315 +0.80% 21
Kent -2 39 £338 -15.62% 32
Middlesex -4 5 £388 +29.16%
Sussex - 2 £525 - 1
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Thames Valley -3 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 611 (47.07%) SQL
2 534 (41.14%) .NET
3 481 (37.06%) C#
4 436 (33.59%) Microsoft
5 333 (25.65%) Windows
6 312 (24.04%) ASP.NET
7 263 (20.26%) JavaScript
8 252 (19.41%) Oracle
9 250 (19.26%) HTML
10 243 (18.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 240 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
12 237 (18.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 236 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 225 (17.33%) MVC
15 216 (16.64%) Business Intelligence
16 213 (16.41%) T-SQL
17 202 (15.56%) CSS
18 183 (14.10%) SQL Server 2012
19 182 (14.02%) MS Excel
20 170 (13.10%) jQuery
21 163 (12.56%) Finance
22 160 (12.33%) SharePoint
23 157 (12.10%) Visual Studio
24 152 (11.71%) .NET Framework
25 148 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
26 146 (11.25%) Web Services
27 145 (11.17%) XML
28 144 (11.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 141 (10.86%) WCF
30 136 (10.48%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 160 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 93 (7.16%) IIS
3 84 (6.47%) MS Exchange
4 63 (4.85%) CMS
5 53 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
6 35 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 34 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 27 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.69%) Lync
11 21 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
12 20 (1.54%) Apache
12 20 (1.54%) Kentico
12 20 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 13 (1.00%) JBoss
13 13 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.85%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 182 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 72 (5.55%) MS Office
3 17 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.85%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.46%) MS Project
7 5 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 56 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.23%) Maximo
5 3 (0.23%) Primavera
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.15%) arcHouse
6 2 (0.15%) AWD
6 2 (0.15%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.15%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.15%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.15%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.08%) Office 365
3 10 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.46%) SaaS
5 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.31%) Boomi
6 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.077%) Yammer
7 1 (0.077%) IaaS
7 1 (0.077%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.55%) SAN
2 54 (4.16%) DNS
3 53 (4.08%) Firewall
4 42 (3.24%) DHCP
5 25 (1.93%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.85%) LAN
7 21 (1.62%) Internet
8 19 (1.46%) Intranet
8 19 (1.46%) WAN
9 13 (1.00%) VPN
9 13 (1.00%) HTTP
10 10 (0.77%) NAS
11 9 (0.69%) SMTP
12 8 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.54%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.54%) VLAN
14 6 (0.46%) ATM
14 6 (0.46%) SSL
15 5 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (18.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 237 (18.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 236 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (14.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 148 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
6 144 (11.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 91 (7.01%) Oracle Database
8 81 (6.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 69 (5.32%) Relational Database
10 56 (4.31%) MySQL
11 33 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 32 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 28 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
13 28 (2.16%) QlikView
14 26 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (1.85%) NoSQL
16 21 (1.62%) OLAP
17 19 (1.46%) Big Data
18 18 (1.39%) DB2
19 17 (1.31%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 157 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 119 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.00%) NUnit
5 24 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 21 (1.62%) JIRA
7 19 (1.46%) Selenium
8 18 (1.39%) SoapUI
8 18 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.08%) Subversion
10 10 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.62%) ClearCase
12 8 (0.62%) Moq
12 8 (0.62%) Maven
13 7 (0.54%) ReSharper
13 7 (0.54%) JUnit
14 6 (0.46%) Toad
14 6 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 163 (12.56%) Finance
2 47 (3.62%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.85%) Banking
4 26 (2.00%) Marketing
5 16 (1.23%) Retail
6 11 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.69%) Legal
9 8 (0.62%) Automotive
9 8 (0.62%) Games
9 8 (0.62%) Electronics
10 7 (0.54%) Military
10 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.46%) Publishing
12 5 (0.39%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Front Office
14 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.15%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 643 (49.54%) Developer
2 225 (17.33%) .NET Developer
3 181 (13.94%) Analyst
4 133 (10.25%) C# Developer
5 106 (8.17%) Architect
6 97 (7.47%) SQL Developer
7 96 (7.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 86 (6.63%) DBA
9 67 (5.16%) SQL DBA
10 57 (4.39%) Consultant
11 56 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 56 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 43 (3.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 41 (3.16%) SQL Server DBA
14 40 (3.08%) Web Developer
15 34 (2.62%) Data Architect
15 34 (2.62%) Support Engineer
16 33 (2.54%) Senior Developer
16 33 (2.54%) Administrator
16 33 (2.54%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (41.14%) .NET
2 312 (24.04%) ASP.NET
3 250 (19.26%) HTML
4 202 (15.56%) CSS
5 170 (13.10%) jQuery
6 152 (11.71%) .NET Framework
7 146 (11.25%) Web Services
8 145 (11.17%) XML
9 141 (10.86%) WCF
10 128 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 81 (6.24%) AngularJS
12 76 (5.86%) WPF
13 74 (5.70%) HTML5
14 66 (5.08%) Entity Framework
15 61 (4.70%) Ajax
16 56 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
17 50 (3.85%) SOAP
18 47 (3.62%) REST
19 43 (3.31%) CSS3
20 33 (2.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.78%) Clustering
3 44 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.39%) Client/Server
4 31 (2.39%) Replication
5 23 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 20 (1.54%) NHS
6 20 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 17 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.23%) Open Source
10 15 (1.16%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.77%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.77%) Social Media
13 9 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.62%) PKI
14 8 (0.62%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 333 (25.65%) Windows
2 120 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (4.70%) Linux
6 52 (4.01%) UNIX
7 38 (2.93%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.08%) AIX
9 12 (0.92%) Solaris
10 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.77%) Android
12 8 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.31%) zOS
15 4 (0.31%) CentOS
15 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (17.33%) MVC
3 216 (16.64%) Business Intelligence
4 111 (8.55%) ETL
5 104 (8.01%) Scrum
6 100 (7.70%) Migration
6 100 (7.70%) CRM
7 82 (6.32%) TDD
8 80 (6.16%) Data Modelling
9 75 (5.78%) ITIL
10 71 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
11 66 (5.08%) OO
12 54 (4.16%) SOA
13 52 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (3.93%) Web Development
15 47 (3.62%) Project Management
16 45 (3.47%) Data Analysis
17 38 (2.93%) Data Migration
18 36 (2.77%) MVVM
18 36 (2.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 611 (47.07%) SQL
2 481 (37.06%) C#
3 263 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 213 (16.41%) T-SQL
5 91 (7.01%) Java
6 51 (3.93%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.54%) VB
8 43 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 33 (2.54%) VBA
10 32 (2.47%) PL/SQL
11 31 (2.39%) VBScript
12 28 (2.16%) PHP
13 24 (1.85%) C++
14 23 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.77%) Perl
14 23 (1.77%) Python
15 13 (1.00%) Ruby
15 13 (1.00%) VB6
16 11 (0.85%) X++
17 9 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 96 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (3.08%) Degree
5 25 (1.93%) MCSE
6 17 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.23%) MCTS
8 14 (1.08%) MCSA
8 14 (1.08%) MCP
9 12 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.69%) MCITP
11 7 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.54%) ISEB
11 7 (0.54%) CCNA
12 6 (0.46%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.46%) CISSP
13 5 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.39%) CISM
13 5 (0.39%) MCSD
14 4 (0.31%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.00%) QA
2 14 (1.08%) SLA
3 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 125 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.23%) vSphere
5 23 (1.77%) XenApp
6 22 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.39%) HDFS
12 4 (0.31%) Samba
12 4 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.31%) Veritas File System
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.23%) Docker
14 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.15%) LiteSpeed
15 1 (0.077%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (3.47%) SCCM
2 22 (1.69%) SCOM
3 11 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.69%) Puppet
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.62%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.54%) WSUS
7 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.54%) Nagios
8 6 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.39%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.39%) OVSD
10 4 (0.31%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 436 (33.59%) Microsoft
2 252 (19.41%) Oracle
3 136 (10.48%) VMware
4 51 (3.93%) Citrix
5 44 (3.39%) HP
6 35 (2.70%) Business Objects
7 34 (2.62%) Cisco
7 34 (2.62%) Informatica
8 31 (2.39%) IBM
9 26 (2.00%) SAP
10 24 (1.85%) Telerik
11 22 (1.69%) Cognos
12 21 (1.62%) Symantec
13 20 (1.54%) Sitecore
14 19 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.23%) NetApp
15 16 (1.23%) Tableau
16 11 (0.85%) Ektron
17 10 (0.77%) Remedy
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