Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 254 328 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.70% 7.00% 7.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.48% 37.10% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 252 237
East of England median daily rate £420 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £315 £275 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 15
East of England median hourly rate £20.19 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.53% +26.98% -13.70%
10th Percentile £15.81 £20.88 £13.33
90th Percentile £23.00 £41.88 £39.75
England median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -18.57% +12.90% +16.98%

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 892 884 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.03% 18.85% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 528 558
East of England median daily rate £445 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +10.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £232
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £483 £473 £430
% change year-on-year +2.17% +9.88% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 37
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.69% -0.67% +2.26%
10th Percentile £11.69 £18.73 £15.15
90th Percentile £36.50 £40.38 £45.85
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.15 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.36% +13.27% -8.33%

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 January 2019.

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
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 January 2019. 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 +4 104 £413 +13.79% 67
Bedfordshire +6 53 £438 +27.27% 20
Cambridgeshire -13 45 £403 +15.00% 49
Suffolk +1 28 £375 -14.29% 26
Essex -41 23 £450 +24.57% 29
Norfolk -10 1 £350 +27.27% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 150 (59.06%) SQL
2 110 (43.31%) C#
3 98 (38.58%) .NET
4 87 (34.25%) Microsoft
5 76 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (25.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (22.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (21.65%) ASP.NET
9 52 (20.47%) Windows
10 49 (19.29%) T-SQL
11 47 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (18.50%) Migration
12 42 (16.54%) ETL
13 40 (15.75%) Oracle
13 40 (15.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 37 (14.57%) JavaScript
14 37 (14.57%) Active Directory
15 35 (13.78%) TDD
16 34 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (12.99%) MVC
17 33 (12.99%) .NET Framework
17 33 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (12.60%) Security Cleared
18 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
19 31 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 30 (11.81%) HTML
20 30 (11.81%) Linux
21 29 (11.42%) XML
21 29 (11.42%) Finance
21 29 (11.42%) Windows Server

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 16 (6.30%) IIS
2 11 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.15%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.76%) Apache
4 7 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.57%) Confluence
7 4 (1.57%) JBoss
7 4 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.18%) CMS
8 3 (1.18%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.79%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) SAS
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.36%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.79%) nopCommerce
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) HFM
3 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.33%) Office 365
4 5 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.97%) GitHub
5 3 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.87%) DNS
2 19 (7.48%) Firewall
3 14 (5.51%) HTTP
4 12 (4.72%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.33%) DHCP
6 9 (3.54%) Internet
7 6 (2.36%) LAN
7 6 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (2.36%) SAN
7 6 (2.36%) VPN
7 6 (2.36%) WAN
8 5 (1.97%) NAS
9 4 (1.57%) FTP
9 4 (1.57%) Skype
9 4 (1.57%) VoIP
10 3 (1.18%) Network Security
10 3 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.18%) SMTP
10 3 (1.18%) SSL
11 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (25.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 56 (22.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (15.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (10.24%) Relational Database
6 26 (10.24%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (5.51%) MySQL
10 11 (4.33%) OLAP
10 11 (4.33%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (3.54%) Big Data
11 9 (3.54%) Power BI
11 9 (3.54%) Sybase ASE
12 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
13 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database
14 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
2 26 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.66%) JIRA
4 21 (8.27%) Subversion
5 12 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.15%) Maven
6 8 (3.15%) Selenium
6 8 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.36%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.97%) JMeter
9 4 (1.57%) NUnit
9 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.79%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.79%) Gradle
11 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (11.42%) Finance
2 11 (4.33%) Retail
3 5 (1.97%) Publishing
4 3 (1.18%) Legal
4 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (57.87%) Developer
2 50 (19.69%) .NET Developer
2 50 (19.69%) SQL Developer
3 23 (9.06%) C# Developer
4 22 (8.66%) SQL Server Developer
5 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 19 (7.48%) Analyst
7 16 (6.30%) Architect
8 15 (5.91%) DBA
8 15 (5.91%) ETL Developer
9 14 (5.51%) Data Migration Developer
9 14 (5.51%) SQL DBA
10 13 (5.12%) Oracle Developer
10 13 (5.12%) Oracle ETL Developer
10 13 (5.12%) PostgreSQL Developer
11 11 (4.33%) Consultant
11 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) SQL BI Developer
12 10 (3.94%) SSIS Developer
13 9 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (38.58%) .NET
2 55 (21.65%) ASP.NET
3 33 (12.99%) .NET Framework
3 33 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (11.81%) HTML
5 29 (11.42%) XML
6 25 (9.84%) Entity Framework
7 23 (9.06%) CSS
7 23 (9.06%) Web Services
8 18 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (7.09%) REST
9 16 (6.30%) JSON
10 14 (5.51%) HTML5
11 12 (4.72%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.72%) jQuery
12 10 (3.94%) LINQ
13 9 (3.54%) WPF
14 8 (3.15%) .NET Core
14 8 (3.15%) Hibernate
14 8 (3.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.51%) Reference Data
3 11 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.54%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.76%) Clustering
6 6 (2.36%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (1.97%) NHS
8 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.79%) CMDB
9 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.79%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.79%) RIA
9 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.39%) New Media
10 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.47%) Windows
2 30 (11.81%) Linux
3 29 (11.42%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.94%) Unix
5 9 (3.54%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.76%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Android
11 1 (0.39%) HPUX
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (18.50%) Migration
3 42 (16.54%) ETL
4 35 (13.78%) TDD
5 33 (12.99%) MVC
6 25 (9.84%) DevOps
7 24 (9.45%) Data Migration
7 24 (9.45%) Test Automation
8 20 (7.87%) BDD
9 19 (7.48%) Scrum
10 16 (6.30%) Data Mapping
11 14 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (5.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 13 (5.12%) High Availability
12 13 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (5.12%) ITIL
13 12 (4.72%) ERP
13 12 (4.72%) OO
14 11 (4.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 150 (59.06%) SQL
2 110 (43.31%) C#
3 49 (19.29%) T-SQL
4 37 (14.57%) JavaScript
5 26 (10.24%) PowerShell
6 23 (9.06%) Java
7 19 (7.48%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.33%) Python
9 7 (2.76%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.57%) C
10 4 (1.57%) C++
10 4 (1.57%) PHP
10 4 (1.57%) VBA
11 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.79%) Delphi
12 2 (0.79%) Go
12 2 (0.79%) Ruby
12 2 (0.79%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.94%) MCSA
5 8 (3.15%) MCSE
6 5 (1.97%) Degree
7 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) CISSP
10 1 (0.39%) GIAC
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB
10 1 (0.39%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.39%) OCP
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.57%) WCAG
2 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (14.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.94%) Docker
4 9 (3.54%) vSphere
5 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.36%) XenApp
7 5 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.57%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.18%) HDFS
10 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.79%) Squid
11 1 (0.39%) Firmware
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.36%) Kibana
3 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.57%) WSUS
4 3 (1.18%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.18%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.18%) Oozie
4 3 (1.18%) vMotion
5 2 (0.79%) Ansible
5 2 (0.79%) logstash
5 2 (0.79%) SCCM
5 2 (0.79%) Terraform
6 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.39%) Mesos
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.39%) Puppet
6 1 (0.39%) Salt
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 40 (15.75%) Oracle
3 25 (9.84%) VMware
4 18 (7.09%) Citrix
5 13 (5.12%) Talend
6 9 (3.54%) Sybase
7 8 (3.15%) NetApp
8 7 (2.76%) Google
8 7 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.36%) Cisco
9 6 (2.36%) F5
9 6 (2.36%) HP
9 6 (2.36%) Symantec
10 5 (1.97%) Infor
11 4 (1.57%) Veeam
11 4 (1.57%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.18%) Informatica
12 3 (1.18%) Nintex
12 3 (1.18%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.18%) Tableau