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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / East of England
Rank 27 25 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 140 143 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.53% 5.90% 9.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.06% 35.84% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 92 166
Median daily rate £365 £341 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -10.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £38.30 £17.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

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 411 399 556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.16% 16.45% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 234 346
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +47.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £22.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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
Cambridgeshire +9 37 £350 +7.69% 36
Hertfordshire +6 33 £325 -12.16% 45
Essex -22 33 £400 +18.51% 19
Suffolk +2 17 £369 +7.27% 10
Bedfordshire +1 15 £394 +0.96% 9
Norfolk +3 5 £475 +79.24% 19
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 165 (51.89%) SQL
2 141 (44.34%) Microsoft
3 140 (44.03%) .NET
4 112 (35.22%) C#
5 96 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (24.53%) MVC
7 77 (24.21%) Windows
8 74 (23.27%) ASP.NET
9 68 (21.38%) Oracle
10 65 (20.44%) JavaScript
11 61 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (17.61%) HTML
13 55 (17.30%) .NET Framework
14 53 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 53 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 49 (15.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (14.78%) CSS
17 46 (14.47%) T-SQL
17 46 (14.47%) MS Excel
18 44 (13.84%) Entity Framework
19 43 (13.52%) TDD
20 42 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
21 41 (12.89%) Team Foundation Server
22 39 (12.26%) jQuery
22 39 (12.26%) Java
23 38 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
24 37 (11.64%) AngularJS
25 36 (11.32%) Windows Server
25 36 (11.32%) Web Services
25 36 (11.32%) ITIL

SQL Server
Top Related 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 24 (7.55%) IIS
2 22 (6.92%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.26%) JBoss
7 4 (1.26%) SAS
7 4 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 46 (14.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.14%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.20%) SAP BPC
3 6 (1.89%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (1.89%) Unica
4 4 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.94%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.94%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.94%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.63%) Shopify
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.03%) Office 365
3 12 (3.77%) Yammer
4 11 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.57%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.57%) PaaS
6 3 (0.94%) GitHub
6 3 (0.94%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.63%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Akamai
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.40%) SAN
2 12 (3.77%) Firewall
3 10 (3.14%) NAS
4 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.20%) WAN
6 6 (1.89%) LAN
7 5 (1.57%) DNS
8 3 (0.94%) Internet
8 3 (0.94%) SSL
9 2 (0.63%) DHCP
9 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.63%) VoIP
9 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.31%) HSRP
10 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.31%) NFC
10 1 (0.31%) Skype
10 1 (0.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 53 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 49 (15.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (7.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (5.03%) Relational Database
9 14 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (4.40%) MySQL
10 13 (4.09%) Oracle Database
11 12 (3.77%) QlikView
12 10 (3.14%) OLAP
13 9 (2.83%) OLTP
14 8 (2.52%) DTS
15 7 (2.20%) DB2
15 7 (2.20%) Hadoop
15 7 (2.20%) MS Access
15 7 (2.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 41 (12.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.40%) Selenium
5 11 (3.46%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.14%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.83%) JIRA
8 8 (2.52%) AccuRev
8 8 (2.52%) MSBuild
8 8 (2.52%) NUnit
8 8 (2.52%) Subversion
8 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (2.20%) Moq
9 7 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.26%) FxCop
10 4 (1.26%) MSTest
10 4 (1.26%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.26%) StyleCop
11 3 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 35 (11.01%) Finance
2 21 (6.60%) Retail
3 14 (4.40%) Advertising
4 10 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.83%) Banking
6 5 (1.57%) Marketing
7 4 (1.26%) French Language
7 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.94%) Electronics
8 3 (0.94%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 163 (51.26%) Developer
2 76 (23.90%) .NET Developer
3 48 (15.09%) C# Developer
4 37 (11.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (11.32%) Analyst
6 27 (8.49%) SQL Developer
7 26 (8.18%) DBA
8 23 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 21 (6.60%) SQL DBA
10 20 (6.29%) Architect
10 20 (6.29%) Consultant
11 16 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (4.72%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Developer
15 10 (3.14%) ETL Developer
15 10 (3.14%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.14%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (44.03%) .NET
2 74 (23.27%) ASP.NET
3 56 (17.61%) HTML
4 55 (17.30%) .NET Framework
5 47 (14.78%) CSS
6 44 (13.84%) Entity Framework
7 39 (12.26%) jQuery
8 37 (11.64%) AngularJS
9 36 (11.32%) Web Services
10 35 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (10.69%) XML
12 29 (9.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (8.81%) WCF
14 27 (8.49%) LINQ
15 21 (6.60%) JSON
16 16 (5.03%) SOAP
17 15 (4.72%) REST
17 15 (4.72%) RESTful
17 15 (4.72%) XSLT
18 14 (4.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.60%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.35%) Clustering
3 6 (1.89%) NHS
4 4 (1.26%) Contactless
4 4 (1.26%) EMV
4 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.26%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.26%) Reinsurance
5 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.94%) Life Science
6 2 (0.63%) Animation
6 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.63%) FMCG
6 2 (0.63%) iPhone
6 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.63%) Replication
6 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (24.21%) Windows
2 36 (11.32%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.29%) Linux
4 19 (5.97%) Unix
5 15 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.26%) Solaris
9 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.94%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.53%) MVC
3 61 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (13.52%) TDD
5 36 (11.32%) ITIL
6 32 (10.06%) ETL
7 31 (9.75%) Scrum
8 29 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (8.49%) Migration
10 20 (6.29%) High Availability
11 19 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.66%) CRM
12 18 (5.66%) OO
13 17 (5.35%) Data Management
14 16 (5.03%) BDD
15 14 (4.40%) Data Protection
15 14 (4.40%) Document Management
15 14 (4.40%) SOLID
16 13 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (4.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (51.89%) SQL
2 112 (35.22%) C#
3 65 (20.44%) JavaScript
4 46 (14.47%) T-SQL
5 39 (12.26%) Java
6 27 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.77%) PHP
8 12 (3.77%) VBScript
9 9 (2.83%) Delphi
10 7 (2.20%) Python
11 4 (1.26%) C++
11 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.26%) VB
12 3 (0.94%) C
13 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.63%) VBA
14 1 (0.31%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 17 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.72%) Degree
3 9 (2.83%) MCSE
4 7 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.26%) BC Cleared
6 4 (1.26%) CISA
6 4 (1.26%) CISM
6 4 (1.26%) CISSP
6 4 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.26%) MCITP
6 4 (1.26%) MCSA
7 3 (0.94%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.94%) OCP
8 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.63%) MOS
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.20%) SLA
3 5 (1.57%) GDPR
4 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.94%) IFRS
5 3 (0.94%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.94%) QA
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.31%) MiFID
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.57%) XenApp
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.63%) Docker
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.63%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) Data Guard
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (1.57%) SCCM
3 4 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.63%) OpenView
6 1 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Salt
6 1 (0.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 141 (44.34%) Microsoft
2 68 (21.38%) Oracle
3 28 (8.81%) SAP
4 26 (8.18%) VMware
5 12 (3.77%) Citrix
5 12 (3.77%) Infor
5 12 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.83%) Borland
6 9 (2.83%) Embarcadero
6 9 (2.83%) IBM
6 9 (2.83%) Teradata
7 7 (2.20%) HP
8 6 (1.89%) Adobe
9 4 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.26%) Cisco
9 4 (1.26%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.94%) BMC
10 3 (0.94%) Dell
10 3 (0.94%) EMC
10 3 (0.94%) Sybase
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