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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 15.56% 6.59% 15.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 77.78% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
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£335 £280 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -27.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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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
18 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 20.00% 19.78% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 2
Average daily rate £348 £500 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 40 (81.63%) .NET
2 37 (75.51%) C#
3 36 (73.47%) WCF
4 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (65.31%) WPF
6 31 (63.27%) Scrum
7 28 (57.14%) Visual Studio
8 22 (44.90%) Software Engineering
9 21 (42.86%) Windows
10 20 (40.82%) Web Services
10 20 (40.82%) XML
10 20 (40.82%) LINQ
11 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (32.65%) SQL
14 15 (30.61%) Office 365
14 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (26.53%) Content Management
15 13 (26.53%) SOAP
16 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
16 11 (22.45%) REST
16 11 (22.45%) BDD
16 11 (22.45%) QA
17 10 (20.41%) ISEB
18 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
18 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
19 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
19 8 (16.33%) DevOps
20 7 (14.29%) Python
20 7 (14.29%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.16%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion MX
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) JRun
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.61%) Office 365
2 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (12.24%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 7 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.24%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Software Engineer
2 16 (32.65%) Developer
3 15 (30.61%) .NET Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Analyst
5 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
5 9 (18.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Tester
8 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) C# Software Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (8.16%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Agile C# Developer
11 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
11 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (81.63%) .NET
2 36 (73.47%) WCF
3 32 (65.31%) WPF
4 20 (40.82%) Web Services
4 20 (40.82%) XML
4 20 (40.82%) LINQ
5 13 (26.53%) SOAP
6 11 (22.45%) REST
7 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
8 6 (12.24%) XSLT
9 3 (6.12%) Ajax
9 3 (6.12%) HTML
10 2 (4.08%) CSS
11 1 (2.04%) WF
11 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
11 1 (2.04%) CSLA.NET
11 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.04%) Flash
11 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
1 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) SCADA
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Physics
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Scrum
2 22 (44.90%) Software Engineering
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (26.53%) Content Management
5 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
5 11 (22.45%) BDD
6 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.33%) DevOps
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
9 3 (6.12%) OO
10 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.08%) User Stories
10 2 (4.08%) OOD
10 2 (4.08%) ITIL
10 2 (4.08%) Migration
10 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.04%) TDD
11 1 (2.04%) Workflow
11 1 (2.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) C#
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) C
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) PhD
4 1 (2.04%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
3 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow