The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 14.46% 8.89% 25.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% 34.78% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£360 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £320 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Woking region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 14.46% 25.56% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
Average daily rate £360 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Woking

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking region 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 38 (80.85%) .NET
2 36 (76.60%) WCF
3 35 (74.47%) C#
4 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (72.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (68.09%) WPF
6 31 (65.96%) Scrum
7 28 (59.57%) Visual Studio
8 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
9 21 (44.68%) Windows
10 20 (42.55%) Web Services
10 20 (42.55%) LINQ
11 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (38.30%) XML
13 16 (34.04%) SQL
14 15 (31.91%) Office 365
14 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (27.66%) Content Management
16 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
16 11 (23.40%) QA
16 11 (23.40%) SOAP
16 11 (23.40%) REST
16 11 (23.40%) BDD
17 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (21.28%) ISEB
18 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
19 8 (17.02%) DevOps
19 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
20 7 (14.89%) SpecFlow
20 7 (14.89%) Opscode Chef

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking region 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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.13%) ColdFusion MX
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) JRun
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Office 365
2 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (72.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (59.57%) Visual Studio
3 7 (14.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.77%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Law
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Software Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) Developer
3 13 (27.66%) .NET Developer
4 11 (23.40%) Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
5 8 (17.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) Tester
7 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Architect
9 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (80.85%) .NET
2 36 (76.60%) WCF
3 32 (68.09%) WPF
4 20 (42.55%) LINQ
4 20 (42.55%) Web Services
5 18 (38.30%) XML
6 11 (23.40%) SOAP
6 11 (23.40%) REST
7 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
8 6 (12.77%) XSLT
9 2 (4.26%) CSS
10 1 (2.13%) HTML
10 1 (2.13%) Flash
10 1 (2.13%) Ajax
10 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
10 1 (2.13%) CSLA.NET
10 1 (2.13%) RESTful
10 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.13%) WF
10 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) SCADA
4 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (65.96%) Scrum
3 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
4 13 (27.66%) Content Management
5 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.40%) BDD
6 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
7 8 (17.02%) DevOps
8 4 (8.51%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) OO
10 2 (4.26%) OOD
10 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.26%) ITIL
10 2 (4.26%) Migration
10 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.26%) User Stories
11 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.13%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) C#
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss