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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4423 4797 5434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.10% 9.38% 9.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.62% 43.58% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2823 3017 3250
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £547 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 131 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.97 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% +8.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.10 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11452 11008 11994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.96% 21.53% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7072 6722 7076
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 214 311
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £51.30 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 4054 £353 -6.00% 2201
London -2 1805 £413 -2.94% 727
South East -3 678 £325 -9.72% 400
City of London +2 524 £425 - 236
East of England +1 340 £350 +7.69% 189
North West +1 291 £325 +8.33% 261
South West +1 281 £325 - 154
West Midlands -4 239 £325 - 128
Yorkshire -1 237 £320 +6.66% 195
Scotland 0 192 £349 +3.33% 106
West Yorkshire +3 179 £313 +2.45% 121
Manchester +2 148 £325 +8.33% 143
Berkshire -6 147 £350 - 87
East Midlands -4 138 £300 +9.09% 107
Surrey 0 115 £325 -13.33% 69
Leeds -1 107 £310 +2.47% 87
Hampshire -26 106 £350 +7.27% 89
Wales +2 85 £385 +22.22% 36
Suffolk +8 84 £375 +11.11% 12
Cheshire +5 83 £375 +17.64% 58
Cambridgeshire +9 82 £325 - 73
Glasgow +8 79 £325 -3.70% 49
Birmingham +1 75 £350 -2.77% 44
Edinburgh -2 72 £350 +16.66% 31
South Wales 0 69 £375 +12.35% 19
Bristol -1 68 £325 - 39
Oxfordshire +10 67 £300 -4.00% 49
Buckinghamshire -16 64 £300 -20.00% 31
Reading -3 61 £350 -2.43% 36
Somerset 0 60 £325 +0.77% 20

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4576 (47.61%) SQL
2 4318 (44.93%) .NET
3 3828 (39.83%) C#
4 2578 (26.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2569 (26.73%) Microsoft
6 2524 (26.26%) ASP.NET
7 2047 (21.30%) Windows
8 1893 (19.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1789 (18.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1782 (18.54%) Oracle
11 1767 (18.39%) JavaScript
12 1729 (17.99%) Finance
13 1672 (17.40%) HTML
14 1649 (17.16%) MVC
15 1522 (15.84%) T-SQL
16 1339 (13.93%) CSS
17 1282 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
18 1233 (12.83%) MS Excel
19 1138 (11.84%) WCF
20 1113 (11.58%) jQuery
21 1100 (11.45%) XML
22 1077 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
23 1069 (11.12%) SharePoint
24 1055 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
25 1022 (10.63%) Web Services
26 1016 (10.57%) SQL Server 2012
27 1005 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
28 964 (10.03%) .NET Framework
29 951 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
30 950 (9.88%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1069 (11.12%) SharePoint
2 670 (6.97%) IIS
3 317 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 313 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 296 (3.08%) CMS
6 278 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
7 189 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 174 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 149 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 147 (1.53%) Umbraco
11 145 (1.51%) Apache
12 135 (1.40%) Tomcat
13 117 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
14 105 (1.09%) SAS
15 102 (1.06%) WebLogic
16 99 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
17 92 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
18 80 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
19 72 (0.75%) Lync
20 57 (0.59%) Node.js
Applications
1 1233 (12.83%) MS Excel
2 341 (3.55%) MS Office
3 95 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 70 (0.73%) PowerPivot
5 60 (0.62%) MS Project
6 49 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 48 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 39 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 35 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.16%) SPSS
12 6 (0.062%) Stata
13 5 (0.052%) FastStats
14 4 (0.042%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.031%) ProjectWise
15 3 (0.031%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.021%) GIMP
17 1 (0.010%) Maya
17 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 238 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.80%) Markit EDM
3 69 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 44 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 39 (0.41%) Google Analytics
6 37 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
8 30 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
9 29 (0.30%) Agresso
10 28 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 28 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
11 26 (0.27%) Magento
11 26 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 24 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
14 19 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
15 13 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.14%) SAP SD
16 12 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 224 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (1.02%) Office 365
3 61 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (0.57%) SaaS
5 42 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.22%) PaaS
8 14 (0.15%) GitHub
9 9 (0.094%) IaaS
10 2 (0.021%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.021%) Trello
10 2 (0.021%) Heroku
10 2 (0.021%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.010%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.010%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 288 (3.00%) SAN
2 218 (2.27%) Firewall
3 216 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 214 (2.23%) DNS
5 176 (1.83%) Internet
6 127 (1.32%) HTTP
7 121 (1.26%) LAN
8 119 (1.24%) DHCP
9 113 (1.18%) WAN
10 91 (0.95%) VPN
11 90 (0.94%) Intranet
12 82 (0.85%) NAS
12 82 (0.85%) LDAP
13 53 (0.55%) VoIP
14 50 (0.52%) VLAN
15 47 (0.49%) FTP
16 40 (0.42%) Network Security
17 34 (0.35%) Wireless
18 33 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
19 31 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2578 (26.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1893 (19.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1789 (18.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1077 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 1055 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
6 1016 (10.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 894 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 645 (6.71%) Relational Database
9 503 (5.23%) Oracle Database
10 422 (4.39%) MySQL
11 305 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 281 (2.92%) RDBMS
13 247 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 212 (2.21%) QlikView
15 205 (2.13%) OLAP
16 197 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 182 (1.89%) MS Access
18 177 (1.84%) DTS
19 160 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
20 137 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 950 (9.88%) Visual Studio
2 651 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 228 (2.37%) Subversion
4 212 (2.21%) NUnit
5 192 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 161 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 136 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 127 (1.32%) JIRA
9 89 (0.93%) MSTest
9 89 (0.93%) Selenium
10 84 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 82 (0.85%) JUnit
12 73 (0.76%) Maven
12 73 (0.76%) Jenkins
13 57 (0.59%) Toad
14 51 (0.53%) Eclipse
14 51 (0.53%) Mercurial
15 50 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
16 44 (0.46%) Moq
17 40 (0.42%) MSBuild
General
1 1729 (17.99%) Finance
2 724 (7.53%) Banking
3 277 (2.88%) Retail
3 277 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 237 (2.47%) Front Office
5 209 (2.17%) Marketing
6 196 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 187 (1.95%) Back Office
8 117 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 77 (0.80%) Advertising
10 75 (0.78%) Legal
11 65 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 59 (0.61%) Publishing
13 54 (0.56%) Billing
14 49 (0.51%) Electronics
15 34 (0.35%) Law
15 34 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 28 (0.29%) Games
17 25 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5301 (55.16%) Developer
2 1834 (19.08%) .NET Developer
3 1239 (12.89%) Analyst
4 1208 (12.57%) C# Developer
5 785 (8.17%) SQL Developer
6 776 (8.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 702 (7.30%) DBA
8 553 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
9 530 (5.51%) SQL DBA
10 471 (4.90%) Architect
11 430 (4.47%) Consultant
12 414 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 393 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 387 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 305 (3.17%) Web Developer
16 288 (3.00%) Administrator
17 258 (2.68%) SQL Server DBA
17 258 (2.68%) SQL Server Developer
18 234 (2.43%) Support Analyst
19 227 (2.36%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4318 (44.93%) .NET
2 2524 (26.26%) ASP.NET
3 1672 (17.40%) HTML
4 1339 (13.93%) CSS
5 1138 (11.84%) WCF
6 1113 (11.58%) jQuery
7 1100 (11.45%) XML
8 1022 (10.63%) Web Services
9 1005 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 964 (10.03%) .NET Framework
11 519 (5.40%) WPF
12 505 (5.25%) HTML5
13 483 (5.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 437 (4.55%) Ajax
15 308 (3.20%) LINQ
16 303 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 292 (3.04%) WinForms
18 290 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 284 (2.95%) SOAP
20 280 (2.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 350 (3.64%) NHS
2 284 (2.95%) Clustering
3 227 (2.36%) Replication
4 203 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 192 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 140 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 128 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 128 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 126 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 124 (1.29%) Derivative
10 90 (0.94%) Visualisation
11 89 (0.93%) Open Source
11 89 (0.93%) Statistics
12 78 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 62 (0.65%) Data Extraction
14 60 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 59 (0.61%) Blackberry
16 58 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 56 (0.58%) Equities
18 52 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2047 (21.30%) Windows
2 614 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 509 (5.30%) Linux
4 436 (4.54%) UNIX
5 432 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 241 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 132 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 120 (1.25%) Solaris
10 113 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 64 (0.67%) AIX
12 57 (0.59%) Android
13 55 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 46 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 30 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 28 (0.29%) HPUX
17 20 (0.21%) SUSE
17 20 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.16%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1649 (17.16%) MVC
2 1282 (13.34%) Business Intelligence
3 951 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 925 (9.62%) ETL
5 830 (8.64%) TDD
6 727 (7.56%) Migration
7 641 (6.67%) Scrum
8 537 (5.59%) Data Modelling
9 521 (5.42%) OO
10 505 (5.25%) Performance Tuning
11 458 (4.77%) ITIL
12 430 (4.47%) Unit Testing
13 416 (4.33%) CRM
14 415 (4.32%) Web Development
15 376 (3.91%) E-Commerce
16 337 (3.51%) SOA
17 311 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
18 300 (3.12%) Project Management
18 300 (3.12%) Data Migration
19 284 (2.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4576 (47.61%) SQL
2 3828 (39.83%) C#
3 1767 (18.39%) JavaScript
4 1522 (15.84%) T-SQL
5 670 (6.97%) Java
6 541 (5.63%) VB.NET
7 397 (4.13%) VB
8 343 (3.57%) VBA
9 337 (3.51%) PL/SQL
10 326 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 212 (2.21%) C++
12 174 (1.81%) Perl
13 156 (1.62%) VB6
14 155 (1.61%) VBScript
15 149 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 145 (1.51%) PHP
16 145 (1.51%) Python
17 121 (1.26%) C
18 60 (0.62%) Ruby
19 38 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 549 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 544 (5.66%) Degree
3 401 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 321 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 117 (1.22%) MCSE
6 111 (1.15%) MCITP
7 94 (0.98%) MCTS
8 92 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 84 (0.87%) ISEB
10 44 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 44 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 44 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 36 (0.37%) MCP
12 35 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.35%) MCDBA
14 29 (0.30%) MCSD
14 29 (0.30%) CCNA
15 24 (0.25%) MCSA
16 23 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
17 21 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (3.06%) QA
2 142 (1.48%) SLA
3 82 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 75 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.27%) HL7
6 24 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.22%) Basel III
8 19 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.073%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.062%) EMIR
12 6 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (0.052%) COREP
14 4 (0.042%) FINREP
15 3 (0.031%) COBIT
16 2 (0.021%) Basel II
16 2 (0.021%) ISO 9002
17 1 (0.010%) MiFID
17 1 (0.010%) WCAG
System Software
1 638 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 286 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 118 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 115 (1.20%) vSphere
6 104 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 94 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 85 (0.88%) XenApp
9 36 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 35 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 34 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 28 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.26%) Xen
14 25 (0.26%) XenServer
14 25 (0.26%) NFS
15 20 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.17%) vCloud
17 12 (0.12%) KVM
18 10 (0.10%) qmail
Systems Management
1 120 (1.25%) SCCM
2 115 (1.20%) Data Guard
3 104 (1.08%) SCOM
4 55 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 45 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 43 (0.45%) WSUS
6 43 (0.45%) Tivoli
7 42 (0.44%) Control-M
8 41 (0.43%) Puppet
9 36 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.28%) Backup Exec
11 25 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (0.19%) Netcool
13 17 (0.18%) ARCserve
14 16 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 16 (0.17%) WMI
15 15 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
15 15 (0.16%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 14 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2569 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 1782 (18.54%) Oracle
3 558 (5.81%) VMware
4 257 (2.67%) Citrix
5 249 (2.59%) Sybase
6 238 (2.48%) Business Objects
7 222 (2.31%) HP
8 219 (2.28%) Cisco
9 211 (2.20%) SAP
10 174 (1.81%) Cognos
11 166 (1.73%) IBM
12 154 (1.60%) Informatica
13 133 (1.38%) Sitecore
14 112 (1.17%) Tableau
15 103 (1.07%) Red Hat
16 96 (1.00%) TIBCO
17 82 (0.85%) NetApp
18 81 (0.84%) JBoss
19 67 (0.70%) Google
20 62 (0.65%) Teradata
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