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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 149 227 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.41% 8.91% 10.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.18% 42.91% 44.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 155 205
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.14 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +1.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £27.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.63
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.22%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 449 529 732
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.32% 20.75% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 312 409
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.27% +46.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -2 52 £368 -13.52% 34
Cambridgeshire -6 32 £339 -8.75% 32
Essex -40 20 £400 +33.33% 14
Bedfordshire +1 18 £425 +21.42% 13
Norfolk +7 13 £320 -16.33% 6
Suffolk -2 13 £350 -31.70% 15
East Anglia -2 2 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 154 (53.29%) SQL
2 147 (50.87%) .NET
3 139 (48.10%) Microsoft
4 128 (44.29%) C#
5 81 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (27.34%) ASP.NET
7 71 (24.57%) Windows
7 71 (24.57%) JavaScript
8 68 (23.53%) MVC
9 62 (21.45%) HTML
10 61 (21.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 55 (19.03%) T-SQL
12 50 (17.30%) CSS
13 49 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 48 (16.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 47 (16.26%) .NET Framework
16 41 (14.19%) XML
17 40 (13.84%) Oracle
17 40 (13.84%) TDD
17 40 (13.84%) SQL Server 2008
17 40 (13.84%) Windows Server
18 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
19 38 (13.15%) AngularJS
19 38 (13.15%) Java
20 37 (12.80%) Migration
21 35 (12.11%) WCF
22 34 (11.76%) Visual Studio
22 34 (11.76%) Web Services
23 33 (11.42%) jQuery

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 28 (9.69%) IIS
2 26 (9.00%) SharePoint
3 23 (7.96%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (5.54%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.46%) CMS
6 8 (2.77%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.38%) JBoss
9 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.04%) Apache
10 3 (1.04%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.04%) Confluence
10 3 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.50%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.38%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.38%) Unica
4 3 (1.04%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.04%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.04%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.69%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.77%) Office 365
4 6 (2.08%) Yammer
5 4 (1.38%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.38%) PaaS
6 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.04%) GitHub
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.69%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.69%) IaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Route 53
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.15%) SAN
2 11 (3.81%) Firewall
3 8 (2.77%) DNS
4 7 (2.42%) LAN
4 7 (2.42%) WAN
5 6 (2.08%) Internet
5 6 (2.08%) NAS
6 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.04%) DHCP
7 3 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.04%) Skype
7 3 (1.04%) SSL
7 3 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.69%) IMAP
8 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.69%) SMTP
8 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.35%) HTTP
9 1 (0.35%) NFC
9 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 49 (16.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (13.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (10.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (9.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.50%) QlikView
9 11 (3.81%) MySQL
10 9 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 9 (3.11%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.42%) Big Data
11 7 (2.42%) OLAP
12 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.73%) DTS
13 5 (1.73%) OLTP
13 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (16.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 30 (10.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.84%) JIRA
5 10 (3.46%) Subversion
6 9 (3.11%) NUnit
7 8 (2.77%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.42%) Selenium
9 6 (2.08%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.08%) MorphX
10 5 (1.73%) MSTest
11 3 (1.04%) AccuRev
11 3 (1.04%) Moq
11 3 (1.04%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.04%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (1.04%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (10.03%) Finance
2 15 (5.19%) Retail
3 11 (3.81%) Banking
4 6 (2.08%) Advertising
5 4 (1.38%) Billing
5 4 (1.38%) French Language
5 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.04%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 158 (54.67%) Developer
2 80 (27.68%) .NET Developer
3 37 (12.80%) C# Developer
4 35 (12.11%) SQL Developer
5 28 (9.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 28 (9.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (7.27%) DBA
7 18 (6.23%) Analyst
7 18 (6.23%) SQL DBA
8 17 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 16 (5.54%) Consultant
10 14 (4.84%) Architect
10 14 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (4.15%) ETL Developer
13 10 (3.46%) CRM Developer
13 10 (3.46%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.46%) SSIS Developer
14 9 (3.11%) C# WCF Developer
14 9 (3.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (50.87%) .NET
2 79 (27.34%) ASP.NET
3 62 (21.45%) HTML
4 50 (17.30%) CSS
5 47 (16.26%) .NET Framework
6 41 (14.19%) XML
7 38 (13.15%) AngularJS
8 35 (12.11%) WCF
9 34 (11.76%) Web Services
10 33 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (11.42%) jQuery
11 32 (11.07%) Entity Framework
12 27 (9.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (7.27%) HTML5
13 21 (7.27%) JSON
14 19 (6.57%) RESTful
15 15 (5.19%) LINQ
16 14 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (4.84%) XSLT
17 12 (4.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.54%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.84%) Clustering
3 11 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.11%) NHS
5 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.04%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.04%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.69%) Tandem
8 2 (0.69%) User Experience
8 2 (0.69%) W3C
9 1 (0.35%) CMDB
9 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (24.57%) Windows
2 40 (13.84%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.15%) Linux
6 7 (2.42%) Unix
6 7 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.35%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (23.53%) MVC
3 49 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (13.84%) TDD
5 37 (12.80%) Migration
6 28 (9.69%) ITIL
7 24 (8.30%) ETL
8 21 (7.27%) SDLC
9 18 (6.23%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (5.88%) High Availability
10 17 (5.88%) Scrum
10 17 (5.88%) SOLID
11 16 (5.54%) CRM
12 15 (5.19%) ERP
12 15 (5.19%) OO
13 14 (4.84%) Data Migration
14 13 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.50%) Web Development
15 11 (3.81%) Data Modelling
15 11 (3.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (53.29%) SQL
2 128 (44.29%) C#
3 71 (24.57%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.03%) T-SQL
5 38 (13.15%) Java
6 24 (8.30%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.57%) VB.NET
8 11 (3.81%) Python
8 11 (3.81%) VBScript
9 8 (2.77%) PHP
10 7 (2.42%) VB
11 6 (2.08%) X++
12 5 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.73%) C
13 4 (1.38%) C++
13 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.69%) Perl
14 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.69%) VB6
14 2 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (5.88%) MCSE
3 15 (5.19%) Degree
4 9 (3.11%) MCSA
5 8 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) CCA
8 2 (0.69%) CCNA
8 2 (0.69%) CCNP
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.69%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.69%) MCITP
8 2 (0.69%) MCP
8 2 (0.69%) OCP
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) QA
2 8 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.73%) GDPR
3 5 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.38%) SLA
5 3 (1.04%) IFRS
5 3 (1.04%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 30 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.08%) XenApp
6 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.04%) HDFS
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.11%) SCCM
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.38%) Ansible
3 4 (1.38%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.69%) OpenView
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.69%) Puppet
5 2 (0.69%) Salt
6 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.35%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 139 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.84%) Oracle
3 25 (8.65%) VMware
4 18 (6.23%) SAP
5 16 (5.54%) Citrix
6 7 (2.42%) Cisco
7 6 (2.08%) HP
7 6 (2.08%) IBM
7 6 (2.08%) Infor
7 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.73%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.38%) Adobe
9 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.38%) Tableau
10 3 (1.04%) BMC
10 3 (1.04%) Dell
10 3 (1.04%) Reuters
11 2 (0.69%) EMC
11 2 (0.69%) Forcepoint
11 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
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