Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 23 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 317 329 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.29% 6.74% 8.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.05% 35.84% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 225 298
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £225
90th Percentile £530 £500 £494
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 19
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.97 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -14.38% -14.81%
10th Percentile £19.88 £17.18 £26.85
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £29.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.19% +3.08% +22.09%

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 931 918 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.48% 18.81% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 519 673
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £230
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 45
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.75 £35.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.58% -13.21% -2.93%
10th Percentile £13.66 £15.37 £26.55
90th Percentile £44.63 £40.00 £45.45
England median hourly rate £30.00 £29.81 £29.94
% change year-on-year +0.64% -0.43% +8.32%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -3 119 £400 +10.34% 50
Bedfordshire +20 55 £413 -2.94% 17
Essex -4 52 £425 +6.25% 23
Suffolk -5 42 £400 +6.67% 11
Cambridgeshire -22 38 £400 +10.34% 63
Norfolk +1 14 £363 +18.37% 18
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 181 (57.10%) SQL
2 127 (40.06%) Microsoft
3 108 (34.07%) C#
4 104 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (31.23%) .NET
6 80 (25.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (23.66%) Windows
8 64 (20.19%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (19.87%) JavaScript
10 61 (19.24%) ASP.NET
11 60 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (18.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (18.30%) T-SQL
14 54 (17.03%) Migration
15 51 (16.09%) Active Directory
16 50 (15.77%) ETL
17 48 (15.14%) Oracle
18 46 (14.51%) Web Services
19 44 (13.88%) SQL Server 2008
20 42 (13.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 42 (13.25%) MVC
21 36 (11.36%) Citrix
21 36 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
22 35 (11.04%) Linux
23 34 (10.73%) VMware
23 34 (10.73%) TDD
24 33 (10.41%) XML
24 33 (10.41%) Windows Server
25 32 (10.09%) HTML
25 32 (10.09%) Java

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 26 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.26%) IIS
3 13 (4.10%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.15%) Apache
6 9 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.52%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.58%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.26%) Confluence
11 3 (0.95%) JBoss
11 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.32%) Documentum
13 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.26%) HFM
2 4 (1.26%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Magento
5 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.47%) Office 365
4 7 (2.21%) SaaS
5 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Serverless
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) NuGet
7 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.20%) Firewall
2 23 (7.26%) DNS
3 20 (6.31%) SAN
4 16 (5.05%) DHCP
5 14 (4.42%) NAS
6 12 (3.79%) LAN
6 12 (3.79%) WAN
7 10 (3.15%) HTTP
7 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.52%) VPN
9 6 (1.89%) Network Security
9 6 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.58%) Skype
10 5 (1.58%) VLAN
10 5 (1.58%) VoIP
11 4 (1.26%) Internet
11 4 (1.26%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.95%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (25.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 64 (20.19%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (18.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (13.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (13.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 36 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (7.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (6.62%) Relational Database
9 17 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (4.10%) OLAP
10 13 (4.10%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.79%) MySQL
12 11 (3.47%) Power BI
12 11 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (3.15%) NoSQL
14 9 (2.84%) Big Data
15 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (1.89%) Endeca
16 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
16 6 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (8.20%) JIRA
2 23 (7.26%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.99%) Subversion
4 12 (3.79%) Maven
4 12 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.84%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.52%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.58%) NUnit
9 5 (1.58%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.58%) Selenium
10 4 (1.26%) Gradle
10 4 (1.26%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (8.52%) Finance
2 12 (3.79%) Retail
3 11 (3.47%) Legal
4 4 (1.26%) Back Office
4 4 (1.26%) Games
5 3 (0.95%) Banking
5 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Law
6 2 (0.63%) Publishing
6 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (58.04%) Developer
2 54 (17.03%) .NET Developer
3 53 (16.72%) SQL Developer
4 26 (8.20%) Analyst
5 25 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 25 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 25 (7.89%) SQL Server Developer
6 23 (7.26%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.94%) DBA
8 20 (6.31%) SQL DBA
9 19 (5.99%) ETL Developer
10 18 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (5.36%) Architect
11 17 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (5.05%) Java Developer
13 13 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Oracle Developer
14 10 (3.15%) Data Migration Developer
14 10 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.15%) Oracle ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (31.23%) .NET
2 61 (19.24%) ASP.NET
3 46 (14.51%) Web Services
4 33 (10.41%) XML
5 32 (10.09%) HTML
6 28 (8.83%) CSS
7 27 (8.52%) .NET Framework
7 27 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (8.20%) AngularJS
8 26 (8.20%) jQuery
9 24 (7.57%) REST
9 24 (7.57%) RESTful
10 21 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (5.99%) Spring
12 18 (5.68%) Entity Framework
13 14 (4.42%) .NET Core
14 13 (4.10%) JSON
14 13 (4.10%) Middleware
15 12 (3.79%) Spring Boot
16 11 (3.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.99%) Clustering
3 16 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.15%) NHS
5 10 (3.15%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.21%) Replication
7 6 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.95%) User Experience
11 2 (0.63%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 75 (23.66%) Windows
2 35 (11.04%) Linux
3 33 (10.41%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.73%) Unix
5 11 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.52%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.21%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Fedora
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.32%) MVS
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
3 54 (17.03%) Migration
4 50 (15.77%) ETL
5 42 (13.25%) MVC
6 34 (10.73%) TDD
7 29 (9.15%) Data Modelling
7 29 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (7.57%) Data Migration
8 24 (7.57%) Test Automation
9 23 (7.26%) DevOps
9 23 (7.26%) High Availability
9 23 (7.26%) Scrum
10 19 (5.99%) Analytics
10 19 (5.99%) ITIL
11 18 (5.68%) BDD
12 17 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (5.36%) Data Mapping
12 17 (5.36%) ERP
12 17 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 181 (57.10%) SQL
2 108 (34.07%) C#
3 63 (19.87%) JavaScript
4 58 (18.30%) T-SQL
5 32 (10.09%) Java
6 29 (9.15%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.99%) PL/SQL
8 13 (4.10%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.79%) Python
10 9 (2.84%) VBA
11 6 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.89%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.26%) VBScript
14 3 (0.95%) Go
15 2 (0.63%) C++
15 2 (0.63%) Delphi
15 2 (0.63%) PHP
15 2 (0.63%) Ruby
15 2 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.47%) MCSA
5 10 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.21%) MCSE
7 6 (1.89%) Degree
8 4 (1.26%) CCIE
9 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.32%) CCNA
11 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.32%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB
11 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.47%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) HL7
3 5 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.95%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (16.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.42%) XenApp
4 7 (2.21%) vSphere
5 6 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.58%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.58%) Docker
6 5 (1.58%) HDFS
7 4 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (4.42%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (1.58%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.58%) Oozie
3 4 (1.26%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.26%) SCCM
3 4 (1.26%) SCOM
4 3 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.95%) Kibana
4 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.63%) Ansible
5 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.63%) Terraform
5 2 (0.63%) vMotion
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (40.06%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.14%) Oracle
3 36 (11.36%) Citrix
4 34 (10.73%) VMware
5 15 (4.73%) IBM
6 12 (3.79%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.47%) HP
8 10 (3.15%) NetApp
8 10 (3.15%) Talend
9 7 (2.21%) 3PAR
9 7 (2.21%) Cisco
9 7 (2.21%) Tableau
10 6 (1.89%) Infor
11 5 (1.58%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.26%) Capita
12 4 (1.26%) Google
12 4 (1.26%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.26%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.26%) Veritas