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 23 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
23 Jul 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 4508 4778 5396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.37% 9.37% 9.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.64% 43.39% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2898 2989 3228
Average daily rate
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£358 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 137 178
Average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £47.50 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11373 11012 11936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.60% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 6722 7014
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 223 306
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -5 4155 £360 -4.00% 2261
London 0 1904 £415 -2.35% 709
South East -5 672 £325 -10.34% 410
City of London +2 560 £425 - 235
East of England 0 344 £350 +7.69% 191
South West +1 297 £325 - 153
North West 0 289 £325 +8.33% 251
Yorkshire -1 231 £311 +3.75% 228
West Midlands -3 221 £320 -1.53% 156
Scotland +1 183 £346 +2.58% 106
West Yorkshire +1 173 £313 +2.04% 133
Berkshire -2 162 £350 - 102
East Midlands -3 155 £300 +9.09% 119
Manchester +2 146 £325 +8.33% 138
Surrey -1 114 £360 -4.00% 72
Hampshire -25 109 £350 +3.70% 72
Leeds -1 102 £308 +0.40% 86
Cambridgeshire +12 86 £325 - 57
Cheshire +1 83 £375 +7.14% 48
Suffolk +4 81 £375 +11.11% 23
Wales +1 81 £383 +19.53% 43
Glasgow +8 75 £325 -3.70% 54
Reading 0 75 £325 -11.56% 44
Somerset +1 72 £325 - 22
Bristol 0 69 £327 +0.46% 43
South Wales -1 67 £369 +9.25% 32
Edinburgh -7 67 £350 +20.68% 37
Buckinghamshire -17 64 £300 -17.24% 36
Birmingham -4 62 £300 -21.31% 52
Oxfordshire +7 61 £300 -7.69% 45

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 4643 (47.43%) SQL
2 4369 (44.63%) .NET
3 3870 (39.53%) C#
4 2627 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 2615 (26.71%) Microsoft
6 2547 (26.02%) ASP.NET
7 2137 (21.83%) Windows
8 1910 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1839 (18.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1838 (18.78%) Oracle
11 1804 (18.43%) Finance
12 1759 (17.97%) JavaScript
13 1691 (17.27%) HTML
14 1627 (16.62%) MVC
15 1514 (15.47%) T-SQL
16 1343 (13.72%) CSS
17 1290 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
18 1246 (12.73%) MS Excel
19 1131 (11.55%) jQuery
20 1117 (11.41%) WCF
21 1111 (11.35%) SharePoint
21 1111 (11.35%) XML
22 1109 (11.33%) SQL Server 2005
23 1086 (11.09%) Data Warehouse
24 1014 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
25 1012 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1004 (10.26%) Web Services
27 963 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
28 941 (9.61%) Visual Studio
29 937 (9.57%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1111 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 694 (7.09%) IIS
3 346 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 342 (3.49%) MS Exchange
5 301 (3.07%) CMS
6 286 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
7 197 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 189 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 167 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 157 (1.60%) Umbraco
11 151 (1.54%) Apache
12 132 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
13 130 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 108 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
15 107 (1.09%) WebLogic
16 99 (1.01%) SAS
17 98 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
18 85 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
19 74 (0.76%) Lync
20 60 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 1246 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 378 (3.86%) MS Office
3 100 (1.02%) InfoPath
4 70 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 63 (0.64%) MS Project
6 52 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 49 (0.50%) MS Visio
8 41 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.12%) SPSS
12 6 (0.061%) Stata
13 5 (0.051%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.031%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.031%) ProjectWise
14 3 (0.031%) FastStats
15 2 (0.020%) GIMP
15 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.010%) Maya
Business Applications
1 251 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 68 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 45 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 37 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
8 29 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 28 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 28 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
10 27 (0.28%) Agresso
10 27 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
10 27 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 26 (0.27%) Magento
12 23 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
13 22 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
14 20 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
15 16 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
16 13 (0.13%) SAP SD
16 13 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 222 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (1.00%) Office 365
3 58 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (0.54%) SaaS
6 25 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.15%) PaaS
8 12 (0.12%) GitHub
9 9 (0.092%) IaaS
10 2 (0.020%) Trello
10 2 (0.020%) Heroku
10 2 (0.020%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.020%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.010%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.010%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 292 (2.98%) SAN
2 232 (2.37%) Firewall
3 217 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 209 (2.14%) DNS
5 178 (1.82%) Internet
6 126 (1.29%) LAN
7 124 (1.27%) HTTP
8 118 (1.21%) WAN
8 118 (1.21%) DHCP
9 92 (0.94%) Intranet
9 92 (0.94%) VPN
10 85 (0.87%) LDAP
11 82 (0.84%) NAS
12 55 (0.56%) FTP
13 50 (0.51%) VoIP
14 49 (0.50%) VLAN
15 41 (0.42%) Network Security
16 39 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (0.40%) Wireless
17 29 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2627 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 1910 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1839 (18.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1109 (11.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1086 (11.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1014 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 911 (9.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 654 (6.68%) Relational Database
9 506 (5.17%) Oracle Database
10 416 (4.25%) MySQL
11 313 (3.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 287 (2.93%) RDBMS
13 249 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 215 (2.20%) QlikView
15 207 (2.11%) OLAP
16 200 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 185 (1.89%) MS Access
18 182 (1.86%) DTS
19 163 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
20 150 (1.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 941 (9.61%) Visual Studio
2 650 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 221 (2.26%) NUnit
4 220 (2.25%) Subversion
5 191 (1.95%) Git (software)
6 174 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 139 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 123 (1.26%) JIRA
9 93 (0.95%) Selenium
10 92 (0.94%) MSTest
11 89 (0.91%) JUnit
12 88 (0.90%) SpecFlow
13 79 (0.81%) Jenkins
14 75 (0.77%) Maven
15 59 (0.60%) Mercurial
16 55 (0.56%) Toad
17 54 (0.55%) Eclipse
18 51 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
19 48 (0.49%) Moq
20 39 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 1804 (18.43%) Finance
2 741 (7.57%) Banking
3 280 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 277 (2.83%) Retail
5 240 (2.45%) Front Office
6 201 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 193 (1.97%) Marketing
8 187 (1.91%) Back Office
9 129 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 79 (0.81%) Legal
11 76 (0.78%) Advertising
12 66 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 64 (0.65%) Publishing
14 55 (0.56%) Billing
15 48 (0.49%) Electronics
16 35 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 34 (0.35%) Law
18 29 (0.30%) Games
19 24 (0.25%) German Language
20 22 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5367 (54.83%) Developer
2 1828 (18.67%) .NET Developer
3 1285 (13.13%) Analyst
4 1212 (12.38%) C# Developer
5 800 (8.17%) SQL Developer
6 770 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 706 (7.21%) DBA
8 558 (5.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 529 (5.40%) SQL DBA
10 468 (4.78%) Architect
11 431 (4.40%) Consultant
12 410 (4.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 401 (4.10%) Senior Developer
14 398 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 317 (3.24%) Administrator
16 302 (3.09%) Web Developer
17 268 (2.74%) SQL Server DBA
17 268 (2.74%) SQL Server Developer
18 242 (2.47%) Support Analyst
19 232 (2.37%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4369 (44.63%) .NET
2 2547 (26.02%) ASP.NET
3 1691 (17.27%) HTML
4 1343 (13.72%) CSS
5 1131 (11.55%) jQuery
6 1117 (11.41%) WCF
7 1111 (11.35%) XML
8 1012 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1004 (10.26%) Web Services
10 937 (9.57%) .NET Framework
11 522 (5.33%) WPF
12 510 (5.21%) HTML5
13 466 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 439 (4.48%) Ajax
15 310 (3.17%) LINQ
16 296 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 295 (3.01%) WinForms
18 292 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 287 (2.93%) SOAP
20 286 (2.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 361 (3.69%) NHS
2 296 (3.02%) Clustering
3 224 (2.29%) Replication
4 202 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 201 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 150 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 131 (1.34%) Fixed Income
8 128 (1.31%) Derivative
9 123 (1.26%) N-Tier
10 120 (1.23%) Data Integration
11 94 (0.96%) Open Source
12 83 (0.85%) Statistics
13 82 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 74 (0.76%) Mobile App
15 64 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 63 (0.64%) Blackberry
16 63 (0.64%) Data Extraction
17 62 (0.63%) Client/Server
18 56 (0.57%) Equities
19 50 (0.51%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2137 (21.83%) Windows
2 654 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 547 (5.59%) Linux
4 478 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 472 (4.82%) UNIX
6 249 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 138 (1.41%) Windows XP
9 132 (1.35%) Solaris
10 114 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (0.70%) AIX
12 64 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 56 (0.57%) Android
14 46 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 27 (0.28%) HPUX
17 22 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 22 (0.22%) SUSE
18 17 (0.17%) Windows Vista
19 12 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1627 (16.62%) MVC
2 1290 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
3 963 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
4 919 (9.39%) ETL
5 835 (8.53%) TDD
6 750 (7.66%) Migration
7 645 (6.59%) Scrum
8 536 (5.48%) Data Modelling
9 520 (5.31%) OO
10 504 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
11 478 (4.88%) ITIL
12 424 (4.33%) CRM
13 423 (4.32%) Web Development
14 418 (4.27%) Unit Testing
15 380 (3.88%) E-Commerce
16 355 (3.63%) SOA
17 319 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
18 310 (3.17%) Project Management
19 301 (3.07%) Data Migration
20 293 (2.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4643 (47.43%) SQL
2 3870 (39.53%) C#
3 1759 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 1514 (15.47%) T-SQL
5 704 (7.19%) Java
6 565 (5.77%) VB.NET
7 414 (4.23%) VB
8 348 (3.56%) VBA
9 344 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 324 (3.31%) PL/SQL
11 210 (2.15%) C++
12 190 (1.94%) Perl
13 164 (1.68%) VB6
14 155 (1.58%) VBScript
15 152 (1.55%) Python
16 144 (1.47%) Shell Script
17 143 (1.46%) PHP
18 118 (1.21%) C
19 60 (0.61%) Ruby
20 39 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 599 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 562 (5.74%) Degree
3 442 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 327 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (1.26%) MCSE
6 112 (1.14%) MCITP
7 103 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 93 (0.95%) MCTS
9 91 (0.93%) ISEB
10 48 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 47 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 38 (0.39%) MCP
14 34 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (0.34%) MCDBA
16 28 (0.29%) CCNA
17 27 (0.28%) MCSD
18 26 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
19 24 (0.25%) OCP
19 24 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (3.02%) QA
2 148 (1.51%) SLA
3 81 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 73 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.26%) HL7
7 21 (0.21%) Basel III
8 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.061%) EMIR
11 6 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.051%) COREP
12 5 (0.051%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.041%) FINREP
14 3 (0.031%) COBIT
15 2 (0.020%) ISO 9002
15 2 (0.020%) Basel II
16 1 (0.010%) TickIT
16 1 (0.010%) WCAG
System Software
1 692 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 310 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 118 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
5 115 (1.17%) vSphere
6 108 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 100 (1.02%) XenApp
8 98 (1.00%) VMware ESX
9 39 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 38 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 27 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 24 (0.25%) XenServer
14 24 (0.25%) Xen
15 22 (0.22%) NFS
16 21 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 16 (0.16%) vCloud
18 11 (0.11%) KVM
19 8 (0.082%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 135 (1.38%) SCCM
2 115 (1.17%) Data Guard
3 102 (1.04%) SCOM
4 57 (0.58%) WSUS
5 55 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (0.49%) Control-M
7 47 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 45 (0.46%) Puppet
9 44 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 36 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 27 (0.28%) Backup Exec
12 20 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (0.18%) Netcool
14 17 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.16%) ARCserve
15 16 (0.16%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.16%) SCVMM
16 15 (0.15%) WMI
17 14 (0.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2615 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 1838 (18.78%) Oracle
3 594 (6.07%) VMware
4 286 (2.92%) Citrix
5 249 (2.54%) Sybase
6 248 (2.53%) HP
7 244 (2.49%) Business Objects
8 226 (2.31%) Cisco
9 218 (2.23%) SAP
10 186 (1.90%) Cognos
11 172 (1.76%) IBM
12 137 (1.40%) Informatica
13 129 (1.32%) Sitecore
14 107 (1.09%) TIBCO
15 104 (1.06%) Tableau
16 98 (1.00%) Red Hat
17 79 (0.81%) NetApp
18 77 (0.79%) JBoss
19 73 (0.75%) Google
20 55 (0.56%) Teradata
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