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 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 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 66 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.76% 23.08% 20.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.00% 66.67% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 24
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£513 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
75 99 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 37.13% 34.62% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 90 32
Average daily rate £420 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -
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 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 22 May 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 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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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 0 42 £519 +28.88% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (62.50%) .NET
2 32 (36.36%) C#
3 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
4 30 (34.09%) SQL
5 24 (27.27%) Windows
6 19 (21.59%) UML
6 19 (21.59%) XML
7 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
8 16 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
8 16 (18.18%) TOGAF
9 15 (17.05%) Finance
9 15 (17.05%) ADO
9 15 (17.05%) Oracle
9 15 (17.05%) VB
9 15 (17.05%) .NET Framework
10 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (15.91%) Data Modelling
11 13 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (14.77%) Client/Server
12 12 (13.64%) SOA
12 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
13 10 (11.36%) Logical Data Model
13 10 (11.36%) Physical Data Model
13 10 (11.36%) Data Analysis
13 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (11.36%) N-Tier
13 10 (11.36%) J2EE
13 10 (11.36%) Middleware
13 10 (11.36%) Document Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (9.09%) Documentum
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.68%) LAN
1 5 (5.68%) VLAN
2 4 (4.55%) SAN
3 3 (3.41%) IPsec
3 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 2 (2.27%) NAS
4 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.14%) Intranet
5 1 (1.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 14 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.82%) Data Mart
5 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.41%) OLAP
6 3 (3.41%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (2.27%) SQLBase
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.95%) NUnit
3 7 (7.95%) JIRA
3 7 (7.95%) ReSharper
3 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.82%) Subversion
5 1 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (42.05%) Architect
2 24 (27.27%) Developer
3 19 (21.59%) Analyst
4 16 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.95%) AWS Architect
7 6 (6.82%) IT Architect
7 6 (6.82%) .NET Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Data Modeller
8 5 (5.68%) Integration Architect
8 5 (5.68%) MI Developer
9 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Manager
10 3 (3.41%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
10 3 (3.41%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (62.50%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) XML
3 15 (17.05%) ADO
3 15 (17.05%) .NET Framework
4 10 (11.36%) J2EE
4 10 (11.36%) Middleware
5 7 (7.95%) Castle Windsor
6 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.68%) Web Services
8 3 (3.41%) SOAP
9 2 (2.27%) WCF
9 2 (2.27%) Google Maps API
9 2 (2.27%) CSS
9 2 (2.27%) HTML
10 1 (1.14%) WinForms
10 1 (1.14%) RESTful
10 1 (1.14%) MDX
10 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Client/Server
2 10 (11.36%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.41%) UNIX
3 3 (3.41%) Solaris
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) UML
2 16 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
2 16 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 14 (15.91%) Data Modelling
4 13 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (13.64%) SOA
6 10 (11.36%) Logical Data Model
6 10 (11.36%) Physical Data Model
6 10 (11.36%) Data Analysis
6 10 (11.36%) Document Management
7 9 (10.23%) Process Management
7 9 (10.23%) ETL
7 9 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.09%) Content Management
9 7 (7.95%) Project Management
9 7 (7.95%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.95%) Business Process Improvement
10 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) C#
2 30 (34.09%) SQL
3 15 (17.05%) VB
4 9 (10.23%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.82%) VBA
6 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.09%) MCPD
2 8 (9.09%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.27%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.14%) Nmap
2 1 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Oracle
3 9 (10.23%) Kofax
4 8 (9.09%) EMC
5 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) Splunk
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) Intel
7 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.27%) OpenText
7 2 (2.27%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) Cerner