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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 630 811 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.41% 9.50% 8.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.21% 44.37% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 430 404
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.65 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.95% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.23 £36.60 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
1740 1828 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.69% 21.42% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 934 870
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 39
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.41 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.18% -15.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.00 £20.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -11 138 £365 +4.28% 73
Hampshire -15 138 £340 +4.61% 79
Surrey -4 129 £375 - 41
Buckinghamshire -15 82 £375 +16.27% 28
Kent -6 37 £315 -1.56% 22
West Sussex -6 30 £375 -6.25% 14
Oxfordshire -29 24 £375 +2.73% 30
East Sussex -14 16 £325 -3.70% 17
Middlesex +5 15 £281 -39.82%
Sussex -3 1 £425 +30.76%
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 666 (50.00%) SQL
2 597 (44.82%) .NET
3 527 (39.56%) C#
4 415 (31.16%) Microsoft
5 386 (28.98%) Windows
6 358 (26.88%) ASP.NET
6 358 (26.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 296 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 295 (22.15%) HTML
9 290 (21.77%) MVC
10 258 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
11 241 (18.09%) CSS
12 218 (16.37%) Oracle
13 201 (15.09%) T-SQL
14 194 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 185 (13.89%) jQuery
16 182 (13.66%) WCF
17 181 (13.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 177 (13.29%) SQL Server 2012
19 169 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
20 164 (12.31%) XML
20 164 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
21 151 (11.34%) .NET Framework
22 150 (11.26%) MS Excel
23 149 (11.19%) Finance
24 146 (10.96%) Web Services
25 140 (10.51%) Visual Studio
26 134 (10.06%) SharePoint
27 124 (9.31%) SQL Server 2005
28 123 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 134 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 123 (9.23%) IIS
3 66 (4.95%) BizTalk Server
4 56 (4.20%) CMS
5 54 (4.05%) MS Exchange
6 29 (2.18%) Apache
7 26 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (1.28%) Kentico
11 17 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (1.20%) SAS
13 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.90%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.75%) Lync
15 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 150 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.98%) MS Office
3 6 (0.45%) MS Project
3 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.38%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) SPSS
6 2 (0.15%) DOC1
6 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 69 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.23%) Maximo
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.15%) Agresso
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Staffware
5 2 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.075%) Tridion
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.75%) Office 365
3 9 (0.68%) SaaS
4 7 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.075%) PaaS
7 1 (0.075%) Heroku
7 1 (0.075%) Force.com
7 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.11%) SAN
2 48 (3.60%) DNS
3 45 (3.38%) Internet
4 34 (2.55%) Firewall
4 34 (2.55%) LAN
5 32 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.10%) WAN
7 22 (1.65%) DHCP
8 16 (1.20%) SSL
9 13 (0.98%) NetScaler
10 11 (0.83%) IP Telephony
10 11 (0.83%) Intranet
10 11 (0.83%) VPN
10 11 (0.83%) FTP
10 11 (0.83%) VoIP
11 10 (0.75%) PBX
11 10 (0.75%) VLAN
12 9 (0.68%) Network Security
12 9 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (26.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 194 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 181 (13.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 177 (13.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 124 (9.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 112 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
7 101 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 79 (5.93%) Oracle Database
9 74 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 51 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 50 (3.75%) MySQL
12 36 (2.70%) QlikView
13 29 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (2.18%) RDBMS
14 24 (1.80%) OLAP
15 19 (1.43%) DB2
15 19 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (1.35%) MongoDB
17 17 (1.28%) NoSQL
18 16 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 140 (10.51%) Visual Studio
2 121 (9.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 28 (2.10%) Subversion
5 25 (1.88%) NUnit
6 21 (1.58%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.35%) JIRA
8 15 (1.13%) Moq
9 14 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.98%) Selenium
11 12 (0.90%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.83%) JUnit
13 9 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.68%) MSTest
14 8 (0.60%) Maven
14 8 (0.60%) Toad
14 8 (0.60%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.53%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
16 6 (0.45%) Checkstyle
General
1 149 (11.19%) Finance
2 68 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.78%) Marketing
4 27 (2.03%) Banking
5 18 (1.35%) Retail
6 17 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 13 (0.98%) Publishing
8 11 (0.83%) Back Office
8 11 (0.83%) Electronics
9 8 (0.60%) Legal
10 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.45%) Military
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 4 (0.30%) Front Office
12 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Korean Language
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 700 (52.55%) Developer
2 242 (18.17%) .NET Developer
3 168 (12.61%) Analyst
4 147 (11.04%) C# Developer
5 118 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 91 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 91 (6.83%) DBA
7 83 (6.23%) SQL Developer
8 74 (5.56%) SQL DBA
9 71 (5.33%) Web Developer
9 71 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 66 (4.95%) Consultant
11 63 (4.73%) Architect
12 48 (3.60%) Administrator
13 45 (3.38%) SQL Server DBA
14 41 (3.08%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.40%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.18%) Programmer
16 29 (2.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (44.82%) .NET
2 358 (26.88%) ASP.NET
3 295 (22.15%) HTML
4 241 (18.09%) CSS
5 185 (13.89%) jQuery
6 182 (13.66%) WCF
7 169 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 164 (12.31%) XML
9 151 (11.34%) .NET Framework
10 146 (10.96%) Web Services
11 89 (6.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 84 (6.31%) Ajax
13 75 (5.63%) HTML5
14 65 (4.88%) WPF
15 52 (3.90%) WinForms
16 51 (3.83%) REST
17 50 (3.75%) LINQ
18 41 (3.08%) AngularJS
18 41 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 39 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.58%) Clustering
3 35 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.33%) Replication
5 25 (1.88%) Data Integration
5 25 (1.88%) Open Source
6 23 (1.73%) NHS
7 22 (1.65%) Statistics
7 22 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.35%) PKI
9 18 (1.35%) N-Tier
10 14 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.90%) GIS
13 11 (0.83%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.75%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 386 (28.98%) Windows
2 123 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (5.18%) Linux
5 67 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (4.73%) UNIX
7 26 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.80%) AIX
9 23 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.35%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.05%) Solaris
12 10 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.45%) Debian
15 5 (0.38%) SUSE
15 5 (0.38%) Android
16 4 (0.30%) CentOS
17 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (21.77%) MVC
2 258 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
4 113 (8.48%) Scrum
5 95 (7.13%) CRM
6 93 (6.98%) ETL
7 92 (6.91%) TDD
8 85 (6.38%) Migration
9 83 (6.23%) ITIL
10 73 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
11 71 (5.33%) Data Modelling
12 66 (4.95%) Unit Testing
13 50 (3.75%) OO
14 45 (3.38%) SOA
14 45 (3.38%) Web Development
15 43 (3.23%) E-Commerce
16 39 (2.93%) Load Balancing
17 36 (2.70%) Data Analysis
18 35 (2.63%) Analytics
19 34 (2.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 666 (50.00%) SQL
2 527 (39.56%) C#
3 296 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 201 (15.09%) T-SQL
5 89 (6.68%) VB.NET
6 88 (6.61%) Java
7 64 (4.80%) PowerShell
8 49 (3.68%) PL/SQL
9 44 (3.30%) VB
10 32 (2.40%) PHP
10 32 (2.40%) VBA
11 31 (2.33%) VBScript
12 21 (1.58%) VB6
13 19 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.20%) C
15 15 (1.13%) Python
16 14 (1.05%) Perl
16 14 (1.05%) C++
17 13 (0.98%) Ruby
18 12 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 122 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (3.98%) Degree
5 34 (2.55%) MCTS
6 22 (1.65%) MCSE
7 20 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.35%) MCP
9 12 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.83%) MCITP
10 11 (0.83%) CCNA
11 10 (0.75%) ISEB
12 9 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.38%) MCSA
15 5 (0.38%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.30%) PMP
17 2 (0.15%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.63%) QA
2 30 (2.25%) SLA
3 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) WCAG
6 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.075%) GxP
7 1 (0.075%) DICOM
System Software
1 119 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.33%) vSphere
5 24 (1.80%) XenDesktop
6 20 (1.50%) XenApp
7 18 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
10 12 (0.90%) UAG
10 12 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 11 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.60%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.45%) Firmware
14 5 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (0.38%) vCloud
15 4 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 41 (3.08%) SCCM
2 40 (3.00%) SCOM
3 19 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 14 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.83%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.60%) WMI
7 8 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 6 (0.45%) WSUS
9 6 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.38%) Puppet
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 415 (31.16%) Microsoft
2 218 (16.37%) Oracle
3 111 (8.33%) VMware
4 50 (3.75%) Citrix
5 47 (3.53%) Cisco
6 39 (2.93%) Informatica
7 37 (2.78%) IBM
8 36 (2.70%) SAP
9 34 (2.55%) HP
10 33 (2.48%) Symantec
11 30 (2.25%) Cognos
12 29 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.80%) Business Objects
14 21 (1.58%) Telerik
15 19 (1.43%) Adobe
15 19 (1.43%) EMC
16 18 (1.35%) Teradata
17 17 (1.28%) F5
18 16 (1.20%) BMC
19 15 (1.13%) CA
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