The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 12 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4819 4875 4419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.90% 9.26% 9.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.29% 43.19% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3278 3260 2722
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 83 127
Average hourly rate £22.83 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.00 £41.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11961 11288 10054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 21.44% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7836 7214 6065
Average daily rate £400 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 188 226
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
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

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 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
England -3 4396 £375 +0.33% 2575
London 0 2013 £425 +6.25% 806
South East -3 684 £350 - 460
City of London -1 590 £450 +5.88% 240
Yorkshire 0 369 £325 +8.33% 224
South West +3 294 £350 +6.06% 230
East of England -1 278 £390 +4.00% 155
West Midlands 0 271 £338 +5.46% 188
West Yorkshire +2 265 £325 +2.36% 137
North West -9 250 £328 -5.07% 338
Scotland -3 195 £325 - 90
East Midlands 0 175 £323 +7.50% 114
Wales +25 154 £350 +16.66% 29
Leeds +2 154 £325 +4.00% 89
Berkshire -17 137 £350 - 79
Surrey +1 133 £363 -4.60% 75
South Wales +23 120 £350 +12.90% 20
Manchester -3 112 £350 +3.32% 184
Hampshire -9 110 £340 +7.93% 108
Birmingham +9 102 £345 +6.15% 48
Buckinghamshire +9 94 £325 +6.12% 54
Bristol +12 85 £350 +7.69% 66
Glasgow +5 77 £325 +4.83% 30
Cambridgeshire -6 76 £325 +4.00% 44
Cheshire -10 73 £373 +6.42% 79
Essex 0 72 £350 -6.66% 20
Reading -7 69 £375 +15.38% 32
Edinburgh -6 67 £300 -14.28% 35
South Yorkshire -3 64 £281 +2.27% 24
Bradford +7 62 £313 -1.96% 18

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4670 (51.18%) SQL
2 3749 (41.09%) .NET
3 3248 (35.60%) C#
4 2900 (31.78%) Microsoft
5 2156 (23.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2050 (22.47%) Windows
7 2026 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
8 1949 (21.36%) ASP.NET
9 1897 (20.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1859 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 1763 (19.32%) Finance
12 1738 (19.05%) Oracle
13 1649 (18.07%) JavaScript
14 1620 (17.76%) T-SQL
15 1494 (16.37%) HTML
16 1481 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
17 1447 (15.86%) MVC
18 1218 (13.35%) MS Excel
19 1191 (13.05%) CSS
20 1106 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
21 1103 (12.09%) SQL Server 2012
22 1062 (11.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 1046 (11.46%) .NET Framework
24 1030 (11.29%) ETL
25 1005 (11.01%) XML
26 976 (10.70%) Web Services
27 953 (10.44%) jQuery
28 906 (9.93%) Visual Studio
29 900 (9.86%) WCF
30 894 (9.80%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 884 (9.69%) SharePoint
2 712 (7.80%) IIS
3 340 (3.73%) MS Exchange
4 317 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
5 273 (2.99%) CMS
6 152 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 148 (1.62%) Apache
8 137 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 131 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 125 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 123 (1.35%) Umbraco
12 121 (1.33%) WebSphere
13 104 (1.14%) JBoss
14 96 (1.05%) Lync
15 95 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
16 73 (0.80%) SAS
17 72 (0.79%) Node.js
18 70 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
18 70 (0.77%) WebLogic
19 57 (0.62%) Kentico
Applications
1 1218 (13.35%) MS Excel
2 308 (3.38%) MS Office
3 92 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 91 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 91 (1.00%) PowerPivot
5 60 (0.66%) MS Project
6 28 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.14%) SPSS
10 6 (0.066%) Mingle
11 5 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.022%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 278 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 113 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 72 (0.79%) Markit EDM
4 35 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 35 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.26%) RMDS
7 20 (0.22%) thinkFolio
8 18 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
8 18 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.16%) Tridion
11 14 (0.15%) Maximo
11 14 (0.15%) ResourceLink
11 14 (0.15%) SAP SRM
12 13 (0.14%) Endur
13 12 (0.13%) ION MarketView
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
15 9 (0.099%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 232 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (0.88%) Office 365
4 62 (0.68%) SaaS
5 33 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.32%) PaaS
7 27 (0.30%) GitHub
8 21 (0.23%) IaaS
9 17 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.088%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.066%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.055%) Boomi
14 5 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
15 4 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.044%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.044%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.044%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.033%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 334 (3.66%) SAN
2 306 (3.35%) Firewall
3 245 (2.69%) DNS
4 153 (1.68%) HTTP
5 148 (1.62%) DHCP
5 148 (1.62%) LAN
6 147 (1.61%) WAN
7 143 (1.57%) Internet
8 129 (1.41%) TCP/IP
9 119 (1.30%) VPN
10 98 (1.07%) NAS
11 91 (1.00%) LDAP
12 75 (0.82%) FTP
13 73 (0.80%) Intranet
14 70 (0.77%) VLAN
15 60 (0.66%) SSL
16 42 (0.46%) Wireless
17 35 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
18 34 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
19 31 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2156 (23.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1897 (20.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1859 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1106 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
5 1103 (12.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 1062 (11.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 608 (6.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 558 (6.12%) Relational Database
9 441 (4.83%) Oracle Database
10 365 (4.00%) MySQL
11 252 (2.76%) OLAP
12 241 (2.64%) QlikView
13 237 (2.60%) RDBMS
14 236 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 220 (2.41%) MS Access
16 208 (2.28%) SQL Server 2000
17 157 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
18 153 (1.68%) DB2
19 137 (1.50%) MongoDB
20 117 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 906 (9.93%) Visual Studio
2 685 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 273 (2.99%) Subversion
4 250 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 235 (2.58%) NUnit
6 184 (2.02%) JIRA
7 153 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 147 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 130 (1.42%) Selenium
9 130 (1.42%) TeamCity
10 99 (1.09%) Maven
11 72 (0.79%) MSTest
12 70 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 69 (0.76%) JUnit
14 66 (0.72%) Moq
15 61 (0.67%) Ant
16 56 (0.61%) ReSharper
16 56 (0.61%) Eclipse
16 56 (0.61%) Toad
17 55 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1763 (19.32%) Finance
2 709 (7.77%) Banking
3 287 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 257 (2.82%) Retail
5 243 (2.66%) Front Office
6 172 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 170 (1.86%) Back Office
8 157 (1.72%) Marketing
9 149 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 96 (1.05%) Legal
11 61 (0.67%) Advertising
12 59 (0.65%) Law
13 58 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.41%) Electronics
14 37 (0.41%) Publishing
14 37 (0.41%) Billing
15 28 (0.31%) Automotive
16 26 (0.28%) Games
17 25 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4975 (54.53%) Developer
2 1390 (15.23%) .NET Developer
3 1128 (12.36%) Analyst
4 957 (10.49%) SQL Developer
5 810 (8.88%) C# Developer
6 634 (6.95%) DBA
7 602 (6.60%) Architect
8 495 (5.43%) SQL DBA
9 482 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 472 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 382 (4.19%) Senior Developer
12 311 (3.41%) Consultant
13 308 (3.38%) ASP.NET Developer
14 290 (3.18%) Administrator
15 237 (2.60%) Web Developer
16 225 (2.47%) Java Developer
17 218 (2.39%) SQL Server DBA
18 213 (2.33%) SQL Server Developer
18 213 (2.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 208 (2.28%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3749 (41.09%) .NET
2 1949 (21.36%) ASP.NET
3 1494 (16.37%) HTML
4 1191 (13.05%) CSS
5 1046 (11.46%) .NET Framework
6 1005 (11.01%) XML
7 976 (10.70%) Web Services
8 953 (10.44%) jQuery
9 900 (9.86%) WCF
10 831 (9.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 533 (5.84%) Entity Framework
12 508 (5.57%) HTML5
13 388 (4.25%) WPF
14 353 (3.87%) Ajax
15 340 (3.73%) AngularJS
16 332 (3.64%) SOAP
17 299 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
18 279 (3.06%) REST
19 278 (3.05%) CSS3
20 259 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 621 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (2.97%) Clustering
3 269 (2.95%) NHS
4 219 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 204 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 198 (2.17%) Replication
7 138 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 137 (1.50%) Open Source
9 128 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 121 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 119 (1.30%) Derivative
12 117 (1.28%) Data Integration
13 111 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 105 (1.15%) Client/Server
15 99 (1.09%) Mobile App
16 97 (1.06%) Data Structures
17 93 (1.02%) Hedge funds
18 73 (0.80%) Equities
19 70 (0.77%) User Experience
20 66 (0.72%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2050 (22.47%) Windows
2 666 (7.30%) Linux
3 585 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 444 (4.87%) UNIX
5 426 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 374 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 156 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 116 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 107 (1.17%) Solaris
10 95 (1.04%) Android
11 74 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 72 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 65 (0.71%) AIX
14 50 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 44 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 44 (0.48%) Debian
16 32 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 27 (0.30%) Windows Vista
17 27 (0.30%) CentOS
18 21 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2026 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1481 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
3 1447 (15.86%) MVC
4 1030 (11.29%) ETL
5 759 (8.32%) TDD
6 746 (8.18%) Scrum
7 708 (7.76%) Migration
8 641 (7.03%) Data Modelling
9 518 (5.68%) OO
10 499 (5.47%) ITIL
11 491 (5.38%) CRM
12 438 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
13 400 (4.38%) Unit Testing
14 374 (4.10%) SOA
15 359 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
16 343 (3.76%) E-Commerce
17 333 (3.65%) Project Management
18 311 (3.41%) Web Development
19 307 (3.36%) Data Migration
20 264 (2.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4670 (51.18%) SQL
2 3248 (35.60%) C#
3 1649 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 1620 (17.76%) T-SQL
5 894 (9.80%) Java
6 414 (4.54%) PowerShell
7 389 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 382 (4.19%) VB
9 358 (3.92%) VBA
10 259 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 213 (2.33%) Perl
12 212 (2.32%) Python
13 177 (1.94%) C++
14 157 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 154 (1.69%) VBScript
16 144 (1.58%) PHP
17 123 (1.35%) VB6
18 92 (1.01%) Ruby
19 76 (0.83%) C
20 64 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 603 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 471 (5.16%) Degree
3 449 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 264 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (1.10%) MCSE
6 95 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 70 (0.77%) MCITP
7 70 (0.77%) ISEB
8 47 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.47%) MCP
11 42 (0.46%) MCTS
12 39 (0.43%) MCSA
13 35 (0.38%) CCNA
14 33 (0.36%) MCDBA
15 27 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (0.26%) CISSP
17 22 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.19%) Sun Certification
18 17 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (2.29%) QA
2 89 (0.98%) SLA
3 63 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 20 (0.22%) HL7
7 18 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 16 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.066%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.055%) COBIT
11 4 (0.044%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.033%) EMIR
13 2 (0.022%) FATCA
13 2 (0.022%) COREP
13 2 (0.022%) FINREP
13 2 (0.022%) Basel II
13 2 (0.022%) GAAP
13 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.022%) MiFID
System Software
1 680 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 390 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 156 (1.71%) vSphere
5 91 (1.00%) XenApp
6 84 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 39 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 38 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (0.36%) vCloud
11 32 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 25 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.24%) NFS
15 17 (0.19%) VMware Server
15 17 (0.19%) Samba
15 17 (0.19%) Firmware
16 16 (0.18%) HDFS
16 16 (0.18%) Xen
17 13 (0.14%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 136 (1.49%) SCCM
2 105 (1.15%) SCOM
3 103 (1.13%) Puppet
4 58 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 41 (0.45%) WSUS
7 35 (0.38%) Control-M
8 33 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
9 30 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 29 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 27 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 26 (0.28%) BladeLogic
13 23 (0.25%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.23%) Backup Exec
15 18 (0.20%) ARCserve
15 18 (0.20%) Nagios
15 18 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 18 (0.20%) NetBackup
16 17 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 15 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2900 (31.78%) Microsoft
2 1738 (19.05%) Oracle
3 629 (6.89%) VMware
4 264 (2.89%) Citrix
5 254 (2.78%) Sybase
6 242 (2.65%) HP
7 236 (2.59%) Business Objects
8 233 (2.55%) IBM
9 218 (2.39%) Cisco
10 196 (2.15%) SAP
11 173 (1.90%) Tableau
12 145 (1.59%) Cognos
13 143 (1.57%) Red Hat
14 133 (1.46%) Sitecore
15 114 (1.25%) TIBCO
16 103 (1.13%) Informatica
17 100 (1.10%) NetApp
18 84 (0.92%) EMC
19 77 (0.84%) Telerik
20 68 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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