Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 322 330 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.86% 7.43% 7.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.74% 37.54% 39.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 223 273
East of England median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.69% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £276 £213 £236
90th Percentile £544 £525 £575
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 18
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -34.93% +10.31%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.37 £12.63
90th Percentile £44.50 £38.75 £50.08
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.44
% change year-on-year +39.13% +13.01% +1.76%

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 901 879 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.19% 19.79% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 527 582
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £228 £248
90th Percentile £581 £544 £575
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 41
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% +3.77%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £62.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.95 £27.12
% change year-on-year +34.90% -4.33% -1.38%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +11 105 £363 -1.69% 61
Cambridgeshire -9 73 £335 +3.08% 64
Bedfordshire -2 57 £336 -13.23% 39
Essex -14 49 £388 +10.71% 44
Suffolk -4 30 £413 +16.20% 26
Norfolk -15 16 £275 -40.54% 21
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 166 (51.55%) SQL
2 119 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 99 (30.75%) C#
4 94 (29.19%) .NET
5 86 (26.71%) Windows
6 78 (24.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 71 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (18.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (18.32%) Active Directory
9 56 (17.39%) Finance
9 56 (17.39%) T-SQL
10 53 (16.46%) JavaScript
11 49 (15.22%) MVC
12 47 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
13 45 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (13.66%) Performance Tuning
14 44 (13.66%) Windows Server
15 43 (13.35%) Oracle
16 41 (12.73%) SAN
17 39 (12.11%) ASP.NET
17 39 (12.11%) CSS
17 39 (12.11%) VMware
17 39 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 38 (11.80%) Java
19 37 (11.49%) Migration
19 37 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (11.18%) HTML
21 35 (10.87%) TDD
22 33 (10.25%) ASP.NET Web API

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 29 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.70%) IIS
2 28 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.66%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.24%) CMS
8 4 (1.24%) Confluence
8 4 (1.24%) JBoss
8 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.62%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.62%) SPSS
4 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) InDesign
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.31%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.31%) Snagit
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.93%) Cognos Planning
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.93%) iTrent
2 3 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.62%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.62%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.31%) assyst
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.86%) Office 365
4 5 (1.55%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.93%) Taleo
7 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.73%) SAN
2 24 (7.45%) DNS
3 21 (6.52%) Firewall
4 20 (6.21%) DHCP
4 20 (6.21%) Fibre Channel
5 19 (5.90%) iSCSI
5 19 (5.90%) NAS
6 17 (5.28%) LAN
7 16 (4.97%) WAN
8 15 (4.66%) TCP/IP
9 10 (3.11%) SSL
9 10 (3.11%) VPN
9 10 (3.11%) Wireshark
10 9 (2.80%) Skype
11 8 (2.48%) HSRP
11 8 (2.48%) IPsec
11 8 (2.48%) Junos
11 8 (2.48%) NX-OS
11 8 (2.48%) SMTP
11 8 (2.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (24.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 59 (18.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (9.94%) MongoDB
7 31 (9.63%) Relational Database
8 26 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (8.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (5.59%) Big Data
10 16 (4.97%) Hadoop
10 16 (4.97%) Power BI
11 15 (4.66%) RDBMS
11 15 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (4.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (2.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 8 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (2.17%) Apache Hive
15 7 (2.17%) Impala
Development Applications
1 31 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.73%) Subversion
5 11 (3.42%) JIRA
6 9 (2.80%) JUnit
7 7 (2.17%) Selenium
7 7 (2.17%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.86%) Maven
8 6 (1.86%) NUnit
9 5 (1.55%) FishEye
9 5 (1.55%) Gradle
9 5 (1.55%) Hudson
9 5 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.55%) Zephyr
10 4 (1.24%) Ant
10 4 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.24%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (17.39%) Finance
2 10 (3.11%) Retail
3 8 (2.48%) Legal
4 6 (1.86%) Marketing
5 4 (1.24%) French Language
6 3 (0.93%) Automotive
6 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Back Office
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 136 (42.24%) Developer
2 58 (18.01%) Analyst
3 53 (16.46%) SQL Developer
4 44 (13.66%) .NET Developer
4 44 (13.66%) C# Developer
4 44 (13.66%) DBA
5 36 (11.18%) SQL DBA
6 30 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.45%) SQL Server Developer
8 21 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
9 17 (5.28%) MongoDB DBA
9 17 (5.28%) SSIS Developer
10 15 (4.66%) Architect
10 15 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.35%) Support Analyst
12 13 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 13 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 13 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.19%) .NET
2 39 (12.11%) ASP.NET
2 39 (12.11%) CSS
3 36 (11.18%) HTML
4 33 (10.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 32 (9.94%) Web Services
6 27 (8.39%) jQuery
7 26 (8.07%) .NET Framework
7 26 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (5.90%) AngularJS
8 19 (5.90%) XML
9 18 (5.59%) Entity Framework
10 16 (4.97%) WCF
11 15 (4.66%) RESTful
12 14 (4.35%) HTML5
12 14 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
12 14 (4.35%) REST
13 11 (3.42%) JSON
13 11 (3.42%) LINQ
13 11 (3.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.32%) Replication
2 26 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.83%) Clustering
4 18 (5.59%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.48%) PKI
8 7 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.17%) W3C
9 6 (1.86%) User Experience
10 5 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.24%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.93%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.93%) Tandem
13 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.62%) NHS
14 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 86 (26.71%) Windows
2 44 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.39%) Linux
4 23 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.80%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.86%) Unix
10 5 (1.55%) Android
10 5 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.24%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
14 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (15.22%) MVC
3 44 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (13.66%) Performance Tuning
4 37 (11.49%) Migration
5 35 (10.87%) TDD
6 30 (9.32%) ITIL
7 29 (9.01%) ETL
8 23 (7.14%) Analytics
9 22 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (5.59%) High Availability
10 18 (5.59%) SDLC
11 16 (4.97%) OO
12 15 (4.66%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (4.35%) CRM
13 14 (4.35%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.04%) Data Migration
14 13 (4.04%) Validation
15 12 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (3.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 166 (51.55%) SQL
2 99 (30.75%) C#
3 56 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 53 (16.46%) JavaScript
5 38 (11.80%) Java
6 31 (9.63%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.90%) Python
8 16 (4.97%) VBScript
9 6 (1.86%) C
9 6 (1.86%) R
10 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.55%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.24%) C++
11 4 (1.24%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.24%) U-SQL
12 3 (0.93%) PHP
12 3 (0.93%) Ruby
12 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.66%) Degree
4 13 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.73%) MCSE
6 11 (3.42%) MCSA
7 10 (3.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.62%) MCP
10 1 (0.31%) CCA
10 1 (0.31%) CISSP
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.31%) GISP
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) Data Quality
1 9 (2.80%) SLA
2 5 (1.55%) IFRS
3 4 (1.24%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.62%) GDPR
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 59 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.21%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.04%) vSphere
5 11 (3.42%) Terminal Services
6 10 (3.11%) Docker
7 9 (2.80%) DFS Replication
8 8 (2.48%) NFS
9 3 (0.93%) XenApp
10 2 (0.62%) HDFS
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (6.52%) SCCM
2 18 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.73%) SCOM
4 12 (3.73%) vCenter Server
5 11 (3.42%) Backup Exec
5 11 (3.42%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.55%) Oozie
8 4 (1.24%) WSUS
9 3 (0.93%) Puppet
9 3 (0.93%) Terraform
9 3 (0.93%) vRealize
10 2 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.62%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.31%) Ansible
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 119 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.35%) Oracle
3 39 (12.11%) VMware
4 32 (9.94%) HP
5 27 (8.39%) Citrix
6 22 (6.83%) NetApp
7 21 (6.52%) IBM
8 17 (5.28%) Cisco
9 14 (4.35%) Symantec
10 13 (4.04%) CommVault
10 13 (4.04%) Dell
10 13 (4.04%) SAP
11 11 (3.42%) 3PAR
11 11 (3.42%) EqualLogic
11 11 (3.42%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.42%) Veritas
12 10 (3.11%) Tableau
13 9 (2.80%) Huawei
13 9 (2.80%) Juniper
13 9 (2.80%) RedGate