The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 21.43% 4.55% 18.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.86% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£260 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £323 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £347 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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 St Albans region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 50.00% 13.64% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £320 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the St Albans region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the St Albans region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the St Albans region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Epicor
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Database Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Database Security
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Epicor
2 1 (16.67%) VMware