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 22 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / East Anglia
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Anglia 6.90% 14.29% 20.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £344 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

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 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Anglia 13.79% 28.57% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £488 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in East Anglia.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in East Anglia

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Anglia region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (100.00%) Data Structures

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Anglia by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality