The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 29 82 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.46% 29.71% 10.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.12% 58.99% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 69 11
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£393 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.63 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -16.36%
SQL Server
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
85 139 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 33.60% 50.36% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 111 32
Average daily rate £406 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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
Ipswich -5 18 £425 +13.33% 6
Bury St Edmunds -3 2 £355 +1.42% 3
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 50 (57.47%) .NET
2 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.63%) C#
3 31 (35.63%) SQL
4 25 (28.74%) Windows
5 22 (25.29%) XML
6 19 (21.84%) UML
7 16 (18.39%) Zachman Framework
7 16 (18.39%) TOGAF
7 16 (18.39%) Oracle
7 16 (18.39%) Data Modelling
7 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
8 15 (17.24%) VB
8 15 (17.24%) ADO
9 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database
10 13 (14.94%) SOA
10 13 (14.94%) Client/Server
11 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
11 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
11 12 (13.79%) Finance
12 11 (12.64%) Document Management
12 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (12.64%) SDLC
12 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (11.49%) J2EE
13 10 (11.49%) N-Tier
13 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.20%) Documentum
3 4 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Office
2 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) VLAN
2 2 (2.30%) NAS
2 2 (2.30%) LAN
2 2 (2.30%) WAN
2 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database
2 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.90%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.30%) SQLBase
5 2 (2.30%) OLAP
5 2 (2.30%) QlikView
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Architect
2 26 (29.89%) Developer
3 17 (19.54%) Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Data Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) AWS Architect
7 6 (6.90%) .NET Architect
7 6 (6.90%) IT Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Integration Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Data Modeller
8 5 (5.75%) MI Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Designer
9 4 (4.60%) Applications Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Manager
10 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Service Manager
10 3 (3.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (57.47%) .NET
2 22 (25.29%) XML
3 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
4 15 (17.24%) ADO
5 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
5 10 (11.49%) J2EE
5 10 (11.49%) Middleware
6 6 (6.90%) Web Services
7 5 (5.75%) WCF
8 4 (4.60%) SOAP
9 2 (2.30%) HTML
9 2 (2.30%) CSS
9 2 (2.30%) MDX
9 2 (2.30%) Google Maps API
9 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.15%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (1.15%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (1.15%) WPF
10 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Client/Server
2 10 (11.49%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Statistics
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.30%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) UML
2 16 (18.39%) Data Modelling
2 16 (18.39%) Zachman Framework
2 16 (18.39%) TOGAF
3 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (14.94%) SOA
5 11 (12.64%) Document Management
5 11 (12.64%) SDLC
6 9 (10.34%) Process Management
7 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.20%) ETL
7 8 (9.20%) Content Management
8 7 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
8 7 (8.05%) Business Process Improvement
8 7 (8.05%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) Information Security
8 7 (8.05%) Process Improvement
8 7 (8.05%) Logical Data Model
8 7 (8.05%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) C#
1 31 (35.63%) SQL
2 15 (17.24%) VB
3 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.05%) VBA
5 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.20%) MCPD
3 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 3 (3.45%) MCP
4 2 (2.30%) GIAC
4 2 (2.30%) CISSP
5 1 (1.15%) MCTS
5 1 (1.15%) MCSD
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.39%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) Kofax
4 8 (9.20%) EMC
5 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.45%) VMware
7 2 (2.30%) Google
7 2 (2.30%) Tableau
7 2 (2.30%) Intel
7 2 (2.30%) OpenText
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) Cerner
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