Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 24 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 291 285 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.60% 6.56% 7.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.04% 35.06% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 194 238
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -5.50%
10th Percentile £289 £225 £224
90th Percentile £513 £500 £566
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.35% +8.70% -4.17%
10th Percentile £14.47 £13.97 £26.85
90th Percentile £45.75 £38.75 £48.80
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -2.67% +37.61% +9.00%

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 855 813 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.40% 18.71% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 502 519
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £240
90th Percentile £572 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 37
East of England median hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -12.33% +2.82%
10th Percentile £13.59 £13.97 £23.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £45.05 £60.40
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +4.34%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 85 £355 +1.43% 58
Bedfordshire +15 58 £363 -6.45% 24
Cambridgeshire -7 54 £375 +7.14% 65
Essex 0 51 £456 +14.06% 36
Suffolk +4 32 £413 +13.79% 21
Norfolk -2 12 £363 +13.28% 23
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 153 (52.58%) SQL
2 115 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 102 (35.05%) .NET
4 91 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (30.58%) C#
6 59 (20.27%) Windows
7 52 (17.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (17.18%) JavaScript
9 49 (16.84%) ASP.NET
10 47 (16.15%) Oracle
11 46 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 45 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (15.12%) T-SQL
14 43 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (14.09%) Active Directory
16 39 (13.40%) HTML
16 39 (13.40%) MVC
16 39 (13.40%) Finance
17 38 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 37 (12.71%) CSS
19 36 (12.37%) Migration
19 36 (12.37%) VMware
20 35 (12.03%) SQL Server 2012
21 33 (11.34%) Java
22 32 (11.00%) TDD
23 31 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
24 30 (10.31%) Windows Server
24 30 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
24 30 (10.31%) IIS
25 28 (9.62%) Citrix

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 30 (10.31%) IIS
2 20 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.72%) Apache
6 5 (1.72%) Confluence
6 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) JBoss
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.69%) iTrent
2 2 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.09%) Office 365
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.69%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) NuGet
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.25%) SAN
2 20 (6.87%) Firewall
3 19 (6.53%) NAS
4 18 (6.19%) DNS
5 15 (5.15%) DHCP
5 15 (5.15%) LAN
6 14 (4.81%) WAN
7 11 (3.78%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (3.44%) iSCSI
8 10 (3.44%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.06%) HTTP
10 5 (1.72%) VLAN
11 4 (1.37%) Skype
11 4 (1.37%) SMTP
11 4 (1.37%) VPN
12 3 (1.03%) IMAP
12 3 (1.03%) Internet
12 3 (1.03%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.03%) SMS
12 3 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (15.46%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (12.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (9.28%) MongoDB
7 26 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (6.87%) Relational Database
9 15 (5.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (4.81%) Power BI
11 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (3.09%) MySQL
12 9 (3.09%) Oracle Database
12 9 (3.09%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.75%) GIS
13 8 (2.75%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (2.41%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (2.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (6.53%) JIRA
4 18 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.44%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.09%) Selenium
7 8 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (2.06%) Gradle
9 6 (2.06%) JUnit
9 6 (2.06%) Maven
9 6 (2.06%) Zephyr
10 5 (1.72%) Hudson
10 5 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.72%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.72%) Subversion
11 4 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.37%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.37%) FishEye
11 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (13.40%) Finance
2 16 (5.50%) Legal
3 9 (3.09%) Retail
4 6 (2.06%) Marketing
5 5 (1.72%) Back Office
5 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.03%) French Language
8 2 (0.69%) Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Billing
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (48.11%) Developer
2 61 (20.96%) .NET Developer
3 42 (14.43%) DBA
4 38 (13.06%) C# Developer
5 35 (12.03%) Analyst
5 35 (12.03%) SQL DBA
6 31 (10.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 30 (10.31%) SQL Developer
8 19 (6.53%) SQL Server DBA
9 18 (6.19%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.50%) Architect
11 15 (5.15%) MongoDB DBA
12 12 (4.12%) Angular Developer
13 11 (3.78%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.09%) Administrator
15 9 (3.09%) Data Analyst
15 9 (3.09%) SQL Server Developer
15 9 (3.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (35.05%) .NET
2 49 (16.84%) ASP.NET
3 39 (13.40%) HTML
4 37 (12.71%) CSS
5 28 (9.62%) AngularJS
5 28 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (9.28%) jQuery
6 27 (9.28%) Web Services
7 23 (7.90%) .NET Framework
8 21 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (6.19%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (6.19%) XML
10 17 (5.84%) HTML5
11 15 (5.15%) Angular 2
11 15 (5.15%) REST
12 14 (4.81%) JSON
12 14 (4.81%) RESTful
13 13 (4.47%) .NET Core
13 13 (4.47%) RequireJS
14 11 (3.78%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.93%) Replication
3 23 (7.90%) Clustering
4 17 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.72%) Tandem
7 5 (1.72%) User Experience
7 5 (1.72%) W3C
8 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.03%) NHS
9 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.69%) e-Health
10 2 (0.69%) LIMS
10 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.69%) PACS
10 2 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.27%) Windows
2 30 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.90%) Linux
4 11 (3.78%) Ubuntu
4 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.75%) Unix
7 6 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.03%) CentOS
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.69%) Fedora
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.34%) MVS
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.78%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (13.40%) MVC
4 36 (12.37%) Migration
5 32 (11.00%) TDD
6 28 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (9.28%) ETL
7 27 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (7.56%) Data Modelling
9 20 (6.87%) High Availability
10 18 (6.19%) ITIL
11 17 (5.84%) Test Automation
12 15 (5.15%) Analytics
12 15 (5.15%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (5.15%) Scrum
13 14 (4.81%) CRM
14 13 (4.47%) Load Balancing
14 13 (4.47%) Software Engineering
14 13 (4.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 153 (52.58%) SQL
2 89 (30.58%) C#
3 50 (17.18%) JavaScript
4 44 (15.12%) T-SQL
5 33 (11.34%) Java
6 26 (8.93%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.50%) VBScript
8 13 (4.47%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.12%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.44%) Python
11 7 (2.41%) VBA
12 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.72%) C
13 4 (1.37%) VB
14 3 (1.03%) Perl
14 3 (1.03%) PHP
14 3 (1.03%) Ruby
14 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.69%) JCL
15 2 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.78%) Degree
2 11 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.75%) MCSE
6 7 (2.41%) MCSA
6 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.72%) CCIE
9 2 (0.69%) CCNA
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CEH
10 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.34%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.34%) GISP
10 1 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.34%) MCITP
10 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.81%) QA
2 10 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.03%) SLA
4 2 (0.69%) HL7
4 2 (0.69%) IFRS
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.34%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.09%) Docker
5 8 (2.75%) Terminal Services
5 8 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.72%) XenApp
7 4 (1.37%) vSphere
8 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.69%) HDFS
9 2 (0.69%) NFS
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (3.78%) SCCM
3 9 (3.09%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.09%) SCOM
4 8 (2.75%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (2.75%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.03%) Kibana
6 3 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.69%) Oozie
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.69%) Puppet
7 2 (0.69%) Terraform
8 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 115 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 47 (16.15%) Oracle
3 36 (12.37%) VMware
4 28 (9.62%) Citrix
5 23 (7.90%) IBM
6 17 (5.84%) HP
7 12 (4.12%) SAP
8 11 (3.78%) 3PAR
8 11 (3.78%) Tableau
9 10 (3.44%) NetApp
10 9 (3.09%) CommVault
10 9 (3.09%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.09%) Symantec
10 9 (3.09%) Veritas
11 8 (2.75%) Cisco
11 8 (2.75%) Dell
11 8 (2.75%) EqualLogic
12 7 (2.41%) Capita
13 6 (2.06%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.06%) Red Hat