Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 28 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 318 311 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.68% 6.61% 7.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.02% 33.66% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 197 269
East of England median daily rate £388 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -2.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £225
90th Percentile £521 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 15
East of England median hourly rate £26.45 £27.50 £31.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% -12.06% -13.14%
10th Percentile £14.47 £15.38 £26.55
90th Percentile £45.75 £38.75 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £29.19
% change year-on-year -10.83% +34.46% +22.91%

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 908 924 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.07% 19.63% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 541 594
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £233
90th Percentile £563 £565 £508
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 32
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £31.25 £33.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.80% -6.58% +17.37%
10th Percentile £13.61 £15.27 £25.13
90th Percentile £48.60 £42.88 £42.83
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £29.88
% change year-on-year +7.50% +0.40% +19.52%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +2 111 £375 +4.17% 67
Bedfordshire +14 60 £413 +3.13% 16
Essex +6 55 £450 +12.50% 29
Suffolk -1 39 £400 +6.67% 14
Cambridgeshire -22 38 £381 +8.93% 49
Norfolk +6 17 £363 +13.73% 23
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 155 (48.74%) SQL
2 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
3 117 (36.79%) .NET
4 110 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (33.02%) C#
6 68 (21.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (20.75%) JavaScript
8 63 (19.81%) Windows
9 60 (18.87%) ASP.NET
9 60 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (18.24%) T-SQL
11 56 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (14.78%) Oracle
13 46 (14.47%) Web Services
14 44 (13.84%) HTML
14 44 (13.84%) Active Directory
15 42 (13.21%) Java
15 42 (13.21%) CSS
16 41 (12.89%) MVC
17 40 (12.58%) Migration
18 38 (11.95%) jQuery
18 38 (11.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 38 (11.95%) SQL Server 2008
19 37 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (11.32%) Finance
21 35 (11.01%) ETL
21 35 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 35 (11.01%) AngularJS
22 33 (10.38%) TDD

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 23 (7.23%) IIS
2 20 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.52%) Apache
7 7 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.57%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.26%) Confluence
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.63%) CMS
10 2 (0.63%) JBoss
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.94%) HFM
3 3 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.63%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.31%) assyst
5 1 (0.31%) iTrent
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.14%) Office 365
4 7 (2.20%) SaaS
5 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Serverless
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) NuGet
7 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.29%) SAN
2 18 (5.66%) Firewall
3 14 (4.40%) DHCP
3 14 (4.40%) DNS
4 13 (4.09%) NAS
5 12 (3.77%) LAN
6 11 (3.46%) WAN
7 7 (2.20%) HTTP
8 5 (1.57%) VLAN
9 4 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.26%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.26%) Network Security
9 4 (1.26%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.94%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.94%) Skype
10 3 (0.94%) SMS
10 3 (0.94%) VoIP
10 3 (0.94%) VPN
11 2 (0.63%) Internet
11 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (21.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 60 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (11.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (11.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (11.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (6.92%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (4.72%) Power BI
8 15 (4.72%) RDBMS
8 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (3.77%) MySQL
10 10 (3.14%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.83%) GIS
11 9 (2.83%) OLTP
12 8 (2.52%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (2.20%) Big Data
13 7 (2.20%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.20%) NoSQL
13 7 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (6.92%) Git (software)
1 22 (6.92%) JIRA
2 21 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 11 (3.46%) Selenium
5 11 (3.46%) Subversion
6 10 (3.14%) Maven
7 8 (2.52%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.20%) JUnit
8 7 (2.20%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.89%) Gradle
9 6 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.89%) Zephyr
10 5 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.26%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.26%) FishEye
11 4 (1.26%) NUnit
General
1 36 (11.32%) Finance
2 16 (5.03%) Retail
3 13 (4.09%) Legal
4 7 (2.20%) Back Office
5 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.26%) Games
7 3 (0.94%) Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 172 (54.09%) Developer
2 70 (22.01%) .NET Developer
3 37 (11.64%) SQL Developer
4 35 (11.01%) C# Developer
5 31 (9.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (8.49%) Analyst
7 24 (7.55%) DBA
8 21 (6.60%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.29%) SQL DBA
10 18 (5.66%) Architect
10 18 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (5.03%) Java Developer
11 16 (5.03%) SQL Server Developer
12 15 (4.72%) Angular Developer
12 15 (4.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (3.46%) ETL Developer
14 10 (3.14%) Administrator
14 10 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (36.79%) .NET
2 60 (18.87%) ASP.NET
3 46 (14.47%) Web Services
4 44 (13.84%) HTML
5 42 (13.21%) CSS
6 38 (11.95%) jQuery
7 35 (11.01%) AngularJS
8 31 (9.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 29 (9.12%) .NET Framework
9 29 (9.12%) RESTful
10 27 (8.49%) XML
11 23 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (6.29%) REST
13 19 (5.97%) .NET Core
14 18 (5.66%) Spring
15 17 (5.35%) HTML5
16 16 (5.03%) Angular 2
16 16 (5.03%) KnockoutJS
17 15 (4.72%) Entity Framework
17 15 (4.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.60%) Clustering
3 17 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.46%) Replication
6 8 (2.52%) NHS
7 6 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.57%) Tandem
9 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.94%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) LIMS
10 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 63 (19.81%) Windows
2 30 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.23%) Linux
4 10 (3.14%) Unix
5 9 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.63%) CentOS
10 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.63%) Fedora
10 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) MVS
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (12.89%) MVC
4 40 (12.58%) Migration
5 35 (11.01%) ETL
6 33 (10.38%) TDD
7 32 (10.06%) Data Modelling
8 30 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (7.86%) Scrum
10 23 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 22 (6.92%) Analytics
12 20 (6.29%) ITIL
13 19 (5.97%) DevOps
14 18 (5.66%) High Availability
15 17 (5.35%) Data Migration
15 17 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (5.35%) Software Engineering
16 16 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (4.72%) BDD
18 14 (4.40%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 155 (48.74%) SQL
2 105 (33.02%) C#
3 66 (20.75%) JavaScript
4 58 (18.24%) T-SQL
5 42 (13.21%) Java
6 24 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 14 (4.40%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.09%) Python
10 10 (3.14%) VBScript
11 7 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.20%) VBA
12 6 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.89%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.57%) Ruby
14 4 (1.26%) C
14 4 (1.26%) PHP
14 4 (1.26%) VB
15 3 (0.94%) C++
15 3 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.83%) Degree
5 9 (2.83%) MCSA
5 9 (2.83%) MCSE
6 5 (1.57%) CCIE
7 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.31%) CEH
9 1 (0.31%) CISM
9 1 (0.31%) CISSP
9 1 (0.31%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.66%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.52%) HL7
3 5 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) WCAG
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (13.84%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.14%) XenApp
4 8 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.57%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.57%) HDFS
6 4 (1.26%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.94%) vSphere
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.57%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (1.57%) Oozie
2 5 (1.57%) SCCM
2 5 (1.57%) SCOM
3 4 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.94%) Kibana
4 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.63%) Ansible
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.63%) Terraform
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (39.94%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.78%) Oracle
3 29 (9.12%) Citrix
4 28 (8.81%) VMware
5 19 (5.97%) IBM
6 12 (3.77%) Tableau
7 11 (3.46%) HP
8 8 (2.52%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.52%) SAP
9 7 (2.20%) 3PAR
9 7 (2.20%) Cisco
10 6 (1.89%) NetApp
10 6 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.57%) Capita
11 5 (1.57%) CommVault
11 5 (1.57%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.57%) Symantec
11 5 (1.57%) Veritas
12 4 (1.26%) EqualLogic