Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 33 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 208 304 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.88% 6.08% 6.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.64% 32.97% 34.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 229 210
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £275
90th Percentile £547 £525 £500
England median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
East of England median hourly rate £22.36 £26.90 £26.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +2.59% -16.76%
10th Percentile £19.07 £17.75 £16.13
90th Percentile £38.87 £49.00 £38.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +24.21%

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 844 922 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.82% 18.43% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 586 525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £331 £293 £275
90th Percentile £625 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.90 £13.48 £15.32
90th Percentile £59.00 £45.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.26%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 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
Cambridgeshire +19 80 £425 +13.33% 53
Hertfordshire -30 57 £475 +23.38% 57
Essex +2 28 £431 +1.47% 28
Suffolk +5 23 £350 -12.50% 24
Norfolk -8 10 £325 -8.77% 14
Bedfordshire -15 9 £400 -5.88% 16
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 112 (53.85%) .NET
2 99 (47.60%) C#
3 85 (40.87%) SQL
4 61 (29.33%) Microsoft
4 61 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (28.85%) JavaScript
6 56 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 53 (25.48%) MVC
8 50 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (21.63%) CSS
9 45 (21.63%) HTML
10 44 (21.15%) Azure
10 44 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (17.31%) .NET Framework
12 36 (17.31%) AngularJS
13 35 (16.83%) Windows
14 34 (16.35%) T-SQL
15 33 (15.87%) Web Services
15 33 (15.87%) PowerShell
16 32 (15.38%) SharePoint
17 29 (13.94%) Visual Studio
18 28 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 28 (13.46%) React
19 26 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (12.50%) jQuery
19 26 (12.50%) TDD
19 26 (12.50%) Scrum
19 26 (12.50%) Oracle
19 26 (12.50%) Power Platform

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 32 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.73%) IIS
3 11 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.44%) Apache
6 3 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.44%) Confluence
7 2 (0.96%) CMS
7 2 (0.96%) nginx
7 2 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.96%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.92%) Revive Adserver
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.15%) Azure
2 26 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 16 (7.69%) AWS
4 13 (6.25%) PaaS
5 11 (5.29%) Serverless
6 10 (4.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (3.85%) Azure Functions
8 5 (2.40%) Force.com
9 4 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.92%) Veeva
10 3 (1.44%) GCP
10 3 (1.44%) GitHub
10 3 (1.44%) SaaS
11 2 (0.96%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.96%) IaaS
11 2 (0.96%) Office 365
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.33%) FTP
1 9 (4.33%) VPN
2 8 (3.85%) HTTP
3 4 (1.92%) Firewall
4 3 (1.44%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.96%) LAN
5 2 (0.96%) NAS
5 2 (0.96%) SAN
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
6 1 (0.48%) DHCP
6 1 (0.48%) Intranet
6 1 (0.48%) Skype
6 1 (0.48%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (12.02%) Power BI
4 20 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (6.73%) MySQL
8 13 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
8 13 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (4.33%) Oracle Database
10 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
11 8 (3.85%) Hadoop
12 7 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (2.40%) Big Data
13 5 (2.40%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.92%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (13.94%) Visual Studio
2 21 (10.10%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.73%) JIRA
4 11 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (3.37%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.37%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.37%) Selenium
7 7 (3.37%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.40%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.92%) JMeter
9 4 (1.92%) JUnit
9 4 (1.92%) NUnit
10 3 (1.44%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 15 (7.21%) Finance
2 8 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.88%) Banking
3 6 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.92%) Legal
4 4 (1.92%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (58.17%) Developer
2 40 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 35 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 21 (10.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (9.13%) SQL Developer
6 16 (7.69%) Architect
6 16 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (5.77%) Consultant
7 12 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 11 (5.29%) DBA
9 10 (4.81%) Analyst
9 10 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.37%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Administrator
11 6 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (53.85%) .NET
2 56 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 45 (21.63%) CSS
3 45 (21.63%) HTML
4 44 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 36 (17.31%) .NET Framework
5 36 (17.31%) AngularJS
6 33 (15.87%) Web Services
7 28 (13.46%) React
8 26 (12.50%) jQuery
9 22 (10.58%) Node.js
10 19 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (9.13%) HTML5
11 16 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 12 (5.77%) .NET Core
12 12 (5.77%) CSS3
12 12 (5.77%) WCF
13 9 (4.33%) Spring
14 8 (3.85%) Ajax
14 8 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.37%) Wiki
4 6 (2.88%) DataPower
5 5 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.40%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.92%) Clustering
6 4 (1.92%) Replication
7 3 (1.44%) HP Superdome
7 3 (1.44%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.44%) User Experience
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) EMC Centera
8 2 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.96%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.96%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (0.96%) EPoS
9 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.83%) Windows
2 13 (6.25%) Linux
3 6 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.44%) HPUX
4 3 (1.44%) Unix
4 3 (1.44%) VMS
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) AIX
5 2 (0.96%) Android
5 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.96%) CentOS
5 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.96%) Solaris
5 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.48%) MVC
3 39 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (12.50%) Scrum
4 26 (12.50%) TDD
5 18 (8.65%) Migration
6 17 (8.17%) DevOps
6 17 (8.17%) OO
6 17 (8.17%) Web Development
7 16 (7.69%) ETL
7 16 (7.69%) SOLID
8 13 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (5.29%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.81%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (4.81%) SOA
10 10 (4.81%) Test Automation
10 10 (4.81%) Unit Testing
11 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (4.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 99 (47.60%) C#
2 85 (40.87%) SQL
3 60 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 34 (16.35%) T-SQL
5 33 (15.87%) PowerShell
6 16 (7.69%) Java
6 16 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.37%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.44%) Perl
11 3 (1.44%) Python
11 3 (1.44%) VB
12 2 (0.96%) Korn
12 2 (0.96%) PHP
12 2 (0.96%) Scala
13 1 (0.48%) Clojure
13 1 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.29%) Degree
3 10 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) CISSP
4 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.48%) HNC
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) OCP
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.29%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.40%) Docker
5 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.96%) NFS
6 2 (0.96%) SRDF
6 2 (0.96%) vCloud
6 2 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.96%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.96%) XenApp
7 1 (0.48%) Firmware
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.29%) Terraform
2 7 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (2.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.40%) Puppet
4 5 (2.40%) SCCM
5 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.44%) SCOM
6 2 (0.96%) Ansible
6 2 (0.96%) EMC TimeFinder
6 2 (0.96%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (0.96%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.96%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) Nessus
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.50%) Oracle
3 15 (7.21%) VMware
4 8 (3.85%) IBM
5 7 (3.37%) Cisco
5 7 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.88%) HP
6 6 (2.88%) Teradata
7 5 (2.40%) Citrix
8 4 (1.92%) Google
9 3 (1.44%) FireEye
9 3 (1.44%) Tableau
10 2 (0.96%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.96%) Brocade
10 2 (0.96%) Capita
10 2 (0.96%) CyberArk
10 2 (0.96%) Infor
10 2 (0.96%) Liquidlogic
10 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.96%) Workday