Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 6 months to 12 November 2018 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 22 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 304 355 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.99% 6.94% 8.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.51% 36.19% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 261 303
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £493
England median daily rate £425 £421 £388
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 14
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £26.97 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.16% -13.00% -1.65%
10th Percentile £19.09 £16.25 £17.40
90th Percentile £36.08 £42.63 £39.63
England median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.29% +16.67% +17.92%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 935 981 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.42% 19.17% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 563 699
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £233
90th Percentile £575 £565 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 46
East of England median hourly rate £26.90 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% -23.61% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.87 £16.11 £18.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £40.75 £45.88
England median hourly rate £32.99 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.41% +10.71% +1.82%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the East of England region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 125 £413 +13.79% 67
Bedfordshire +5 54 £425 +13.33% 49
Cambridgeshire -12 42 £388 +10.71% 74
Essex -24 38 £425 +6.25% 21
Suffolk -3 36 £400 - 19
Norfolk -8 11 £363 +31.82% 16
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 171 (56.25%) SQL
2 123 (40.46%) C#
3 119 (39.14%) Microsoft
4 106 (34.87%) .NET
5 102 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (27.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 70 (23.03%) Windows
8 65 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 63 (20.72%) T-SQL
10 60 (19.74%) JavaScript
10 60 (19.74%) ASP.NET
11 59 (19.41%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (19.08%) Migration
13 53 (17.43%) Data Warehouse
14 52 (17.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 49 (16.12%) ETL
16 47 (15.46%) Active Directory
17 46 (15.13%) MVC
18 44 (14.47%) Web Services
19 42 (13.82%) Oracle
20 41 (13.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 38 (12.50%) XML
22 36 (11.84%) Linux
23 34 (11.18%) TDD
23 34 (11.18%) .NET Framework
24 33 (10.86%) HTML
24 33 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
25 32 (10.53%) CSS
25 32 (10.53%) Finance
25 32 (10.53%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.93%) IIS
3 11 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.29%) Apache
4 10 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.97%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.99%) Confluence
9 3 (0.99%) JBoss
9 3 (0.99%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Infor M3
2 6 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.32%) HFM
3 4 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.33%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.29%) Office 365
4 6 (1.97%) GitHub
4 6 (1.97%) SaaS
5 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.99%) PaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.66%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.89%) DNS
2 17 (5.59%) Firewall
3 15 (4.93%) DHCP
4 14 (4.61%) HTTP
5 12 (3.95%) SAN
6 10 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.63%) VPN
8 7 (2.30%) Internet
8 7 (2.30%) LAN
8 7 (2.30%) Network Security
8 7 (2.30%) VoIP
8 7 (2.30%) WAN
9 6 (1.97%) NAS
9 6 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.97%) Skype
10 4 (1.32%) SSL
11 3 (0.99%) Wireless
12 2 (0.66%) FTP
12 2 (0.66%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (27.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 65 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (17.43%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (17.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (13.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (9.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (8.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (7.24%) Relational Database
10 13 (4.28%) MySQL
10 13 (4.28%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.95%) OLAP
11 12 (3.95%) Power BI
12 11 (3.62%) Big Data
13 9 (2.96%) NoSQL
13 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (2.30%) Apache Hive
14 7 (2.30%) Hadoop
14 7 (2.30%) Sybase ASE
15 6 (1.97%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 28 (9.21%) Subversion
2 27 (8.88%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.22%) JIRA
3 25 (8.22%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.95%) Maven
5 10 (3.29%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.29%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.96%) Selenium
7 8 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.30%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.64%) NUnit
10 5 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.32%) JMeter
11 4 (1.32%) JUnit
12 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.66%) Gradle
General
1 32 (10.53%) Finance
2 14 (4.61%) Retail
3 5 (1.64%) Publishing
4 4 (1.32%) Back Office
4 4 (1.32%) Games
5 3 (0.99%) Banking
5 3 (0.99%) Legal
5 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.66%) Law
6 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 175 (57.57%) Developer
2 59 (19.41%) SQL Developer
3 47 (15.46%) .NET Developer
4 29 (9.54%) SQL Server Developer
5 28 (9.21%) C# Developer
6 27 (8.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 23 (7.57%) Analyst
8 21 (6.91%) ETL Developer
9 18 (5.92%) Architect
9 18 (5.92%) Oracle Developer
10 17 (5.59%) DBA
10 17 (5.59%) SQL DBA
11 16 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (5.26%) Data Migration Developer
12 15 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (4.93%) Oracle ETL Developer
12 15 (4.93%) PostgreSQL Developer
13 12 (3.95%) Java Developer
14 11 (3.62%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (34.87%) .NET
2 60 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 44 (14.47%) Web Services
4 38 (12.50%) XML
5 34 (11.18%) .NET Framework
6 33 (10.86%) HTML
7 32 (10.53%) CSS
8 30 (9.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 29 (9.54%) jQuery
10 25 (8.22%) Entity Framework
11 24 (7.89%) REST
12 23 (7.57%) RESTful
13 19 (6.25%) AngularJS
13 19 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (5.59%) Spring
15 16 (5.26%) JSON
16 15 (4.93%) Hibernate
17 12 (3.95%) .NET Core
17 12 (3.95%) HTML5
18 10 (3.29%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.26%) Reference Data
3 13 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.29%) Clustering
4 10 (3.29%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.96%) NHS
6 8 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.97%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.99%) Replication
9 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.33%) FMCG
11 1 (0.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (23.03%) Windows
2 36 (11.84%) Linux
3 31 (10.20%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.26%) Unix
5 9 (2.96%) Data ONTAP
5 9 (2.96%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.32%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.33%) Solaris
10 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.41%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (19.08%) Migration
4 49 (16.12%) ETL
5 46 (15.13%) MVC
6 34 (11.18%) TDD
7 30 (9.87%) Scrum
7 30 (9.87%) Test Automation
8 28 (9.21%) Data Migration
9 26 (8.55%) DevOps
10 21 (6.91%) BDD
11 20 (6.58%) Data Mapping
11 20 (6.58%) Data Modelling
11 20 (6.58%) ERP
11 20 (6.58%) ITIL
12 18 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (5.59%) Analytics
13 17 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (5.26%) High Availability
14 16 (5.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 171 (56.25%) SQL
2 123 (40.46%) C#
3 63 (20.72%) T-SQL
4 60 (19.74%) JavaScript
5 32 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 27 (8.88%) Java
7 22 (7.24%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.95%) Python
9 9 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.97%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.97%) VBA
12 5 (1.64%) C++
12 5 (1.64%) PHP
13 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.66%) C
14 2 (0.66%) Delphi
14 2 (0.66%) Go
14 2 (0.66%) Ruby
15 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.95%) MCSA
5 9 (2.96%) Degree
5 9 (2.96%) MCSE
6 6 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.66%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
9 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.33%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.33%) GIAC
9 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) SANS
9 1 (0.33%) SSCP
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.63%) QA
2 6 (1.97%) HL7
3 5 (1.64%) SLA
4 4 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.99%) WCAG
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.95%) XenApp
4 11 (3.62%) vSphere
5 8 (2.63%) Docker
6 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.97%) Apache Flume
7 6 (1.97%) HDFS
8 5 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.33%) Firmware
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.97%) Kubernetes
1 6 (1.97%) Oozie
2 4 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (1.32%) Kibana
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (1.32%) WSUS
3 3 (0.99%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.99%) vMotion
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) Terraform
5 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.33%) Mesos
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Salt
5 1 (0.33%) SCOM
5 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 119 (39.14%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.82%) Oracle
3 27 (8.88%) VMware
4 24 (7.89%) Citrix
5 15 (4.93%) Talend
6 9 (2.96%) NetApp
7 7 (2.30%) Infor
7 7 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.30%) Sybase
8 6 (1.97%) HP
8 6 (1.97%) Tableau
9 5 (1.64%) Cisco
9 5 (1.64%) Google
9 5 (1.64%) Symantec
9 5 (1.64%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.32%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.32%) InterSystems
10 4 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.32%) Teradata
11 3 (0.99%) Nintex