The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Anglia with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / East Anglia
Rank - 8 9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Anglia - 7.14% 4.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 100.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in East Anglia with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East Anglia
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Anglia - 7.14% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in East Anglia

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Anglia citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in East Anglia

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Anglia

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in East Anglia.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in East Anglia

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Anglia

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in East Anglia