The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4472 4678 5206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.48% 9.34% 9.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.27% 43.63% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2899 2839 3144
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 137 156
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.88 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £43.10 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11106 10722 11672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.06% 21.41% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 6463 6853
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.48% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 224 276
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 10 July 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
England -2 4143 £370 -1.33% 2330
London 0 1900 £414 -2.64% 758
South East -5 684 £341 -3.53% 460
City of London +3 547 £425 - 270
East of England 0 363 £351 +8.00% 175
South West +5 290 £325 +2.36% 183
North West -3 270 £325 +5.26% 238
West Midlands -2 225 £325 - 147
Yorkshire -2 217 £308 +2.50% 207
Scotland -1 169 £343 +2.23% 100
Berkshire -6 165 £350 - 110
West Yorkshire -1 160 £313 +4.16% 124
East Midlands +2 159 £300 +7.14% 121
Manchester +1 136 £325 +8.33% 127
Surrey +4 130 £375 - 94
Hampshire -30 107 £350 +3.70% 76
Leeds -1 100 £305 - 80
Cambridgeshire +7 89 £325 - 54
Suffolk +4 85 £400 +20.75% 15
Reading -1 77 £350 -4.76% 41
Cheshire 0 76 £358 +2.14% 47
Wales -3 74 £352 +8.30% 50
Somerset 0 73 £325 +1.56% 26
Buckinghamshire -17 68 £296 -20.46% 34
Glasgow +2 65 £325 -1.51% 41
Hertfordshire 0 64 £355 +9.23% 36
South Wales -5 62 £325 - 36
Edinburgh -12 61 £355 +18.33% 40
Birmingham -6 59 £325 -18.75% 52
Bristol -2 58 £343 +19.13% 53

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4632 (47.58%) SQL
2 4340 (44.58%) .NET
3 3843 (39.48%) C#
4 2628 (27.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2568 (26.38%) Microsoft
6 2553 (26.22%) ASP.NET
7 2120 (21.78%) Windows
8 1911 (19.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1845 (18.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1835 (18.85%) Oracle
11 1819 (18.69%) Finance
12 1751 (17.99%) JavaScript
13 1664 (17.09%) HTML
14 1599 (16.43%) MVC
15 1543 (15.85%) T-SQL
16 1325 (13.61%) CSS
17 1265 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
18 1238 (12.72%) MS Excel
19 1147 (11.78%) jQuery
20 1128 (11.59%) SQL Server 2005
21 1109 (11.39%) XML
22 1102 (11.32%) SharePoint
23 1085 (11.15%) Data Warehouse
24 1076 (11.05%) WCF
25 1021 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1003 (10.30%) Web Services
27 995 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
28 976 (10.03%) SQL Server 2012
29 933 (9.58%) Visual Studio
29 933 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1102 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 689 (7.08%) IIS
3 346 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 340 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 301 (3.09%) CMS
6 279 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
7 186 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 181 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 169 (1.74%) WebSphere
10 163 (1.67%) Umbraco
11 148 (1.52%) Apache
12 142 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
13 129 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 108 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 107 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
16 100 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
17 93 (0.96%) SAS
18 89 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
19 74 (0.76%) Lync
20 64 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 1238 (12.72%) MS Excel
2 369 (3.79%) MS Office
3 110 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 72 (0.74%) PowerPivot
5 61 (0.63%) MS Project
6 51 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 45 (0.46%) MS Visio
8 42 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 33 (0.34%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.11%) SPSS
12 5 (0.051%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.051%) Stata
13 3 (0.031%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.031%) FastStats
14 2 (0.021%) GIMP
14 2 (0.021%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.010%) Maya
Business Applications
1 246 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 62 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 56 (0.58%) Google Analytics
5 42 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 37 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 30 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
9 29 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 28 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 27 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
11 27 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
11 27 (0.28%) Magento
12 26 (0.27%) Agresso
13 23 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
14 22 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
15 18 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
15 18 (0.18%) SAP SD
15 18 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
16 13 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 210 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (0.98%) Office 365
3 55 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 55 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (0.53%) SaaS
5 25 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.12%) PaaS
7 11 (0.11%) GitHub
8 9 (0.092%) IaaS
9 3 (0.031%) Trello
10 2 (0.021%) Heroku
10 2 (0.021%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.021%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.010%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.010%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.010%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 280 (2.88%) SAN
2 227 (2.33%) Firewall
3 211 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 198 (2.03%) DNS
5 179 (1.84%) Internet
6 128 (1.31%) HTTP
7 120 (1.23%) LAN
8 114 (1.17%) WAN
9 112 (1.15%) DHCP
10 90 (0.92%) Intranet
11 83 (0.85%) VPN
12 82 (0.84%) LDAP
13 81 (0.83%) NAS
14 55 (0.56%) FTP
15 47 (0.48%) VoIP
16 43 (0.44%) VLAN
17 38 (0.39%) Network Security
18 36 (0.37%) Wireless
19 35 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
20 29 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2628 (27.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1911 (19.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1845 (18.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1128 (11.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1085 (11.15%) Data Warehouse
6 976 (10.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 933 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 633 (6.50%) Relational Database
9 503 (5.17%) Oracle Database
10 409 (4.20%) MySQL
11 305 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 287 (2.95%) RDBMS
13 245 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 209 (2.15%) OLAP
15 208 (2.14%) QlikView
16 203 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 191 (1.96%) MS Access
18 175 (1.80%) DTS
19 163 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
20 142 (1.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 933 (9.58%) Visual Studio
2 637 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 224 (2.30%) NUnit
4 217 (2.23%) Subversion
5 192 (1.97%) Git (software)
6 182 (1.87%) TeamCity
7 141 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 113 (1.16%) JIRA
9 96 (0.99%) Selenium
10 92 (0.95%) JUnit
11 91 (0.93%) MSTest
12 84 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 79 (0.81%) Jenkins
14 77 (0.79%) Maven
15 67 (0.69%) Mercurial
16 59 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
17 56 (0.58%) Eclipse
18 51 (0.52%) Toad
19 49 (0.50%) Moq
20 42 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 1819 (18.69%) Finance
2 729 (7.49%) Banking
3 280 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 264 (2.71%) Retail
5 232 (2.38%) Front Office
6 196 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 187 (1.92%) Back Office
7 187 (1.92%) Marketing
8 121 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 81 (0.83%) Legal
10 68 (0.70%) Advertising
11 67 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 58 (0.60%) Publishing
13 55 (0.56%) Billing
14 45 (0.46%) Electronics
15 39 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 32 (0.33%) Law
17 29 (0.30%) Games
18 27 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5350 (54.96%) Developer
2 1820 (18.70%) .NET Developer
3 1277 (13.12%) Analyst
4 1209 (12.42%) C# Developer
5 816 (8.38%) SQL Developer
6 767 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 708 (7.27%) DBA
8 555 (5.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 531 (5.45%) SQL DBA
10 458 (4.70%) Architect
11 428 (4.40%) Consultant
12 406 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 402 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 394 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 305 (3.13%) Administrator
16 299 (3.07%) Web Developer
17 280 (2.88%) SQL Server Developer
18 273 (2.80%) SQL Server DBA
19 229 (2.35%) Support Analyst
20 223 (2.29%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4340 (44.58%) .NET
2 2553 (26.22%) ASP.NET
3 1664 (17.09%) HTML
4 1325 (13.61%) CSS
5 1147 (11.78%) jQuery
6 1109 (11.39%) XML
7 1076 (11.05%) WCF
8 1021 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1003 (10.30%) Web Services
10 912 (9.37%) .NET Framework
11 523 (5.37%) WPF
12 496 (5.10%) HTML5
13 463 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 437 (4.49%) Ajax
15 312 (3.20%) LINQ
16 295 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 282 (2.90%) WinForms
17 282 (2.90%) SOAP
18 281 (2.89%) XSLT
19 275 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 366 (3.76%) NHS
2 286 (2.94%) Clustering
3 210 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 209 (2.15%) Replication
5 188 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 148 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 133 (1.37%) Derivative
8 125 (1.28%) Fixed Income
9 117 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 109 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 92 (0.95%) Open Source
12 75 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 75 (0.77%) Statistics
13 67 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 65 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 60 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 60 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 59 (0.61%) Data Extraction
17 55 (0.56%) Equities
18 50 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2120 (21.78%) Windows
2 655 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 557 (5.72%) Linux
4 487 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 465 (4.78%) UNIX
6 250 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 197 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 141 (1.45%) Windows XP
9 138 (1.42%) Solaris
10 110 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (0.70%) AIX
12 61 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 57 (0.59%) Android
14 49 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 29 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 26 (0.27%) HPUX
17 22 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 20 (0.21%) SUSE
19 11 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1599 (16.43%) MVC
2 1265 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
3 995 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
4 914 (9.39%) ETL
5 830 (8.53%) TDD
6 761 (7.82%) Migration
7 655 (6.73%) Scrum
8 511 (5.25%) Data Modelling
9 508 (5.22%) OO
10 488 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
11 473 (4.86%) ITIL
12 423 (4.35%) CRM
13 421 (4.32%) Web Development
14 418 (4.29%) Unit Testing
15 377 (3.87%) E-Commerce
16 365 (3.75%) SOA
17 325 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
18 314 (3.23%) Project Management
19 304 (3.12%) Data Migration
20 301 (3.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4632 (47.58%) SQL
2 3843 (39.48%) C#
3 1751 (17.99%) JavaScript
4 1543 (15.85%) T-SQL
5 701 (7.20%) Java
6 569 (5.84%) VB.NET
7 417 (4.28%) VB
8 347 (3.56%) VBA
9 327 (3.36%) PowerShell
10 305 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 199 (2.04%) Perl
12 196 (2.01%) C++
13 160 (1.64%) VB6
14 151 (1.55%) Python
15 141 (1.45%) VBScript
16 140 (1.44%) PHP
17 133 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 116 (1.19%) C
19 56 (0.58%) Ruby
20 43 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 608 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 557 (5.72%) Degree
3 451 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 322 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 121 (1.24%) MCSE
6 112 (1.15%) MCITP
7 107 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 90 (0.92%) MCTS
9 86 (0.88%) ISEB
10 46 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 43 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 42 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
14 41 (0.42%) MCP
15 36 (0.37%) CCNA
16 34 (0.35%) MCDBA
17 26 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
18 25 (0.26%) MCSD
19 24 (0.25%) OCP
20 21 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (2.98%) QA
2 154 (1.58%) SLA
3 76 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 71 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.24%) HL7
7 21 (0.22%) Basel III
8 17 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.062%) EMIR
11 6 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.031%) COREP
12 3 (0.031%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.031%) COBIT
13 2 (0.021%) Basel II
13 2 (0.021%) ISO 9002
13 2 (0.021%) GxP
13 2 (0.021%) FINREP
13 2 (0.021%) CRD IV
System Software
1 683 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 298 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 113 (1.16%) vSphere
5 112 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 105 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 100 (1.03%) XenApp
8 88 (0.90%) VMware ESX
9 38 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 38 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 27 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 24 (0.25%) Xen
14 22 (0.23%) XenServer
15 21 (0.22%) NFS
16 16 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.16%) vCloud
17 10 (0.10%) KVM
18 9 (0.092%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 130 (1.34%) SCCM
2 111 (1.14%) Data Guard
3 103 (1.06%) SCOM
4 61 (0.63%) WSUS
5 49 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 45 (0.46%) Control-M
8 44 (0.45%) Puppet
9 42 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 34 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 30 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 25 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 23 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 21 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 18 (0.18%) Netcool
16 17 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
16 17 (0.17%) SCVMM
17 16 (0.16%) ARCserve
18 14 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 13 (0.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2568 (26.38%) Microsoft
2 1835 (18.85%) Oracle
3 578 (5.94%) VMware
4 286 (2.94%) Citrix
5 248 (2.55%) Sybase
6 246 (2.53%) HP
7 236 (2.42%) Business Objects
8 223 (2.29%) Cisco
9 218 (2.24%) SAP
10 192 (1.97%) Cognos
11 157 (1.61%) IBM
12 144 (1.48%) Informatica
13 134 (1.38%) Sitecore
14 105 (1.08%) TIBCO
15 104 (1.07%) Tableau
16 92 (0.95%) Red Hat
17 84 (0.86%) Google
18 79 (0.81%) NetApp
19 78 (0.80%) JBoss
20 57 (0.59%) Teradata
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