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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4895 4521 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.93% 8.54% 9.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.66% 40.51% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3359 2937 2819
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 80 133
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%

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
12343 11161 10661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.09% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8079 6935 6407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 168 225
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 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
England +5 4454 £375 +2.73% 2383
London +5 2032 £425 +3.65% 744
South East +1 722 £350 - 416
City of London +1 609 £450 +5.88% 287
Yorkshire +3 399 £325 +6.55% 217
West Yorkshire +4 312 £325 +2.76% 145
South West 0 301 £338 +3.84% 201
East of England -2 282 £350 - 156
North West -8 255 £339 +4.23% 305
Leeds +6 243 £325 +4.00% 103
West Midlands 0 230 £338 +3.84% 198
Scotland +9 219 £325 -3.70% 88
Hampshire +16 148 £350 +1.44% 88
Surrey -1 148 £375 - 65
East Midlands -2 146 £310 +3.33% 93
Wales +10 141 £350 +3.39% 28
Berkshire -5 118 £350 - 98
South Wales +13 107 £350 +7.69% 26
Manchester -9 104 £333 +2.30% 164
Cambridgeshire +2 99 £350 +5.66% 52
Oxfordshire 0 91 £395 +26.40% 40
Bristol +11 88 £350 - 83
Edinburgh +7 82 £325 -8.45% 39
Buckinghamshire +4 80 £350 +16.66% 43
Glasgow +2 77 £325 - 37
Birmingham +7 76 £350 +10.23% 54
North East +1 74 £300 - 42
Essex +7 72 £350 - 27
Cheshire -9 67 £360 +5.88% 72
Somerset +6 62 £339 +4.23% 29

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5089 (51.78%) SQL
2 3970 (40.39%) .NET
3 3392 (34.51%) C#
4 3094 (31.48%) Microsoft
5 2345 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2260 (23.00%) Windows
7 2217 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
8 2131 (21.68%) ASP.NET
9 2044 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1964 (19.98%) Finance
11 1923 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 1839 (18.71%) Oracle
13 1800 (18.32%) T-SQL
14 1731 (17.61%) JavaScript
15 1581 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
16 1557 (15.84%) HTML
16 1557 (15.84%) MVC
17 1328 (13.51%) MS Excel
18 1270 (12.92%) CSS
19 1261 (12.83%) SQL Server 2012
20 1208 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
21 1131 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 1119 (11.39%) .NET Framework
23 1103 (11.22%) ETL
24 1046 (10.64%) Web Services
25 1021 (10.39%) jQuery
26 1005 (10.23%) XML
27 983 (10.00%) SharePoint
28 945 (9.62%) Java
29 914 (9.30%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 983 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 805 (8.19%) IIS
3 363 (3.69%) MS Exchange
4 331 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
5 257 (2.61%) CMS
6 173 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 172 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 162 (1.65%) Apache
9 161 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 142 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 129 (1.31%) JBoss
12 117 (1.19%) WebSphere
13 107 (1.09%) Umbraco
14 102 (1.04%) Lync
15 91 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
16 85 (0.86%) SAS
17 77 (0.78%) Node.js
18 73 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
19 71 (0.72%) WebLogic
20 56 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1328 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 331 (3.37%) MS Office
3 98 (1.00%) PowerPivot
4 89 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 89 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 69 (0.70%) MS Project
6 37 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 22 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.11%) SPSS
10 5 (0.051%) Mingle
11 4 (0.041%) FastStats
11 4 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 260 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 29 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 23 (0.23%) RMDS
7 21 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 17 (0.17%) Maximo
10 16 (0.16%) Endur
11 15 (0.15%) Tridion
11 15 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 13 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
14 11 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
15 10 (0.10%) ION MarketView
15 10 (0.10%) thinkFolio
15 10 (0.10%) Global One
16 9 (0.092%) Agresso
16 9 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 247 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (0.89%) Office 365
4 77 (0.78%) SaaS
5 35 (0.36%) GitHub
6 32 (0.33%) PaaS
7 31 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.21%) IaaS
9 19 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.11%) Boomi
11 11 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.081%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.041%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.031%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 386 (3.93%) SAN
2 336 (3.42%) Firewall
3 299 (3.04%) DNS
4 196 (1.99%) DHCP
5 164 (1.67%) WAN
6 162 (1.65%) Internet
7 158 (1.61%) LAN
8 142 (1.44%) TCP/IP
9 134 (1.36%) HTTP
10 123 (1.25%) VPN
11 115 (1.17%) LDAP
12 112 (1.14%) NAS
13 93 (0.95%) Intranet
14 69 (0.70%) VLAN
15 60 (0.61%) FTP
16 58 (0.59%) SSL
17 42 (0.43%) Wireless
18 41 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
20 34 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2345 (23.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2044 (20.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1923 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1261 (12.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1208 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1131 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 659 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 600 (6.11%) Relational Database
9 475 (4.83%) Oracle Database
10 426 (4.33%) MySQL
11 243 (2.47%) RDBMS
12 238 (2.42%) OLAP
13 237 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 230 (2.34%) MS Access
15 223 (2.27%) QlikView
16 198 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
17 191 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
18 161 (1.64%) DB2
19 134 (1.36%) MongoDB
20 133 (1.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 914 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 750 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 311 (3.16%) Subversion
4 310 (3.15%) Git (software)
5 256 (2.60%) NUnit
6 214 (2.18%) JIRA
7 174 (1.77%) Selenium
8 172 (1.75%) Jenkins
9 169 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 146 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 99 (1.01%) Maven
12 92 (0.94%) SpecFlow
13 73 (0.74%) Toad
14 69 (0.70%) JUnit
15 66 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
16 65 (0.66%) MSTest
17 64 (0.65%) MSBuild
18 60 (0.61%) Moq
18 60 (0.61%) Cucumber
19 59 (0.60%) ReSharper
General
1 1964 (19.98%) Finance
2 771 (7.84%) Banking
3 306 (3.11%) Investment Banking
4 298 (3.03%) Retail
5 266 (2.71%) Front Office
6 182 (1.85%) Back Office
7 180 (1.83%) Marketing
8 160 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 150 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 123 (1.25%) Legal
11 84 (0.85%) Law
12 77 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 66 (0.67%) Advertising
14 47 (0.48%) Publishing
15 39 (0.40%) Electronics
16 31 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.31%) Automotive
18 29 (0.30%) Billing
19 27 (0.27%) Games
20 23 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5342 (54.35%) Developer
2 1517 (15.44%) .NET Developer
3 1241 (12.63%) Analyst
4 1022 (10.40%) SQL Developer
5 843 (8.58%) C# Developer
6 699 (7.11%) DBA
7 615 (6.26%) Architect
8 537 (5.46%) SQL DBA
9 508 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 502 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 403 (4.10%) Senior Developer
12 339 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 327 (3.33%) Administrator
14 324 (3.30%) Consultant
15 271 (2.76%) Java Developer
16 242 (2.46%) Web Developer
17 237 (2.41%) SQL Server DBA
18 235 (2.39%) SQL Server Developer
19 231 (2.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 226 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3970 (40.39%) .NET
2 2131 (21.68%) ASP.NET
3 1557 (15.84%) HTML
4 1270 (12.92%) CSS
5 1119 (11.39%) .NET Framework
6 1046 (10.64%) Web Services
7 1021 (10.39%) jQuery
8 1005 (10.23%) XML
9 908 (9.24%) WCF
9 908 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 588 (5.98%) Entity Framework
11 563 (5.73%) HTML5
12 434 (4.42%) AngularJS
13 398 (4.05%) WPF
14 391 (3.98%) SOAP
15 386 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web API
16 346 (3.52%) Ajax
17 312 (3.17%) REST
17 312 (3.17%) CSS3
18 280 (2.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 643 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (3.08%) Clustering
3 271 (2.76%) NHS
4 225 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 212 (2.16%) Replication
6 202 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 191 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 145 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 142 (1.44%) Derivative
10 135 (1.37%) N-Tier
11 125 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 125 (1.27%) Visualisation
12 119 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 115 (1.17%) Data Integration
13 115 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 94 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 93 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 79 (0.80%) Equities
17 72 (0.73%) Data Extraction
18 70 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2260 (23.00%) Windows
2 766 (7.79%) Linux
3 664 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 516 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 495 (5.04%) UNIX
6 406 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 185 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 136 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 121 (1.23%) Solaris
10 95 (0.97%) Android
11 76 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 72 (0.73%) AIX
13 67 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 59 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 46 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 44 (0.45%) Debian
17 36 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
18 31 (0.32%) CentOS
19 20 (0.20%) Windows 2000
20 16 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2217 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1581 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1557 (15.84%) MVC
4 1103 (11.22%) ETL
5 870 (8.85%) TDD
6 798 (8.12%) Scrum
7 782 (7.96%) Migration
8 641 (6.52%) Data Modelling
9 590 (6.00%) ITIL
10 514 (5.23%) OO
11 510 (5.19%) SDLC
12 501 (5.10%) CRM
13 475 (4.83%) Unit Testing
14 471 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
15 456 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
16 398 (4.05%) E-Commerce
17 366 (3.72%) Project Management
18 355 (3.61%) Web Development
19 354 (3.60%) SOA
20 325 (3.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5089 (51.78%) SQL
2 3392 (34.51%) C#
3 1800 (18.32%) T-SQL
4 1731 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 945 (9.62%) Java
6 511 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 418 (4.25%) VB.NET
8 397 (4.04%) VB
9 382 (3.89%) VBA
10 286 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 246 (2.50%) Perl
12 235 (2.39%) Python
13 218 (2.22%) C++
14 173 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 154 (1.57%) PHP
16 137 (1.39%) VBScript
17 133 (1.35%) VB6
18 84 (0.85%) Ruby
19 78 (0.79%) Bash Shell
20 77 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 612 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 517 (5.26%) Degree
3 446 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 300 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 121 (1.23%) MCSE
6 91 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 75 (0.76%) ISEB
8 62 (0.63%) MCITP
9 58 (0.59%) MCSA
10 52 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 52 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 45 (0.46%) MCP
12 43 (0.44%) MCTS
12 43 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (0.37%) CCNA
14 32 (0.33%) MCDBA
14 32 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (0.28%) CISSP
16 23 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
17 18 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (2.27%) QA
2 112 (1.14%) SLA
3 73 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 37 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 17 (0.17%) HL7
8 16 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.081%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.051%) Basel II
11 4 (0.041%) COBIT
11 4 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.041%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.020%) COREP
12 2 (0.020%) FINREP
12 2 (0.020%) EMIR
12 2 (0.020%) MiFID
12 2 (0.020%) DICOM
12 2 (0.020%) GAAP
12 2 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 782 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 470 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 176 (1.79%) vSphere
5 112 (1.14%) XenApp
6 93 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 57 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 49 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 41 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 32 (0.33%) vCloud
12 31 (0.32%) NFS
13 27 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.22%) VMware Server
15 20 (0.20%) Xen
16 19 (0.19%) HDFS
17 18 (0.18%) Docker
18 16 (0.16%) Firmware
18 16 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 144 (1.47%) SCCM
2 120 (1.22%) Puppet
3 101 (1.03%) SCOM
4 72 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (0.42%) WSUS
6 40 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 37 (0.38%) Control-M
8 35 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 33 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
10 32 (0.33%) BladeLogic
10 32 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.27%) ZABBIX
12 26 (0.26%) Data Guard
13 24 (0.24%) ARCserve
13 24 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 20 (0.20%) Nagios
14 20 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 20 (0.20%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3094 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 1839 (18.71%) Oracle
3 749 (7.62%) VMware
4 304 (3.09%) Citrix
5 280 (2.85%) HP
6 263 (2.68%) IBM
7 252 (2.56%) Sybase
8 247 (2.51%) Cisco
9 236 (2.40%) Business Objects
10 214 (2.18%) SAP
11 187 (1.90%) Tableau
12 162 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 156 (1.59%) Cognos
14 131 (1.33%) Sitecore
15 115 (1.17%) TIBCO
16 114 (1.16%) NetApp
17 102 (1.04%) Informatica
18 100 (1.02%) EMC
19 70 (0.71%) Teradata
19 70 (0.71%) Telerik
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