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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 63 31
Rank change year-on-year +17 -32 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 51 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.44% 2.88% 5.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.79% 16.50% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 39 83
10th Percentile £216 £299 £313
25th Percentile £378 £375 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £420
Median % change year-on-year - +1.19% -
75th Percentile £538 £475 £472
90th Percentile £675 £540 £500
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
10th Percentile £66.88 - £18.70
25th Percentile £68.57 - £20.00
Median hourly rate £71.38 £42.00 £21.57
Median % change year-on-year +69.95% +94.71% +15.04%
75th Percentile £74.19 - £25.07
90th Percentile £75.88 - £26.05
England median hourly rate £52.56 £25.57 £24.70
% change year-on-year +105.53% +3.52% -20.96%

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 376 309 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.92% 17.43% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 187 309
10th Percentile £290 £212 £298
25th Percentile £408 £336 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £431
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.41% -4.22%
75th Percentile £576 £526 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 14
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £14.25
25th Percentile £26.98 £13.50 £19.21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.57
Median % change year-on-year +62.79% -0.32% +15.04%
75th Percentile £51.25 £36.69 £26.05
90th Percentile £67.55 £45.20 £27.94
England median hourly rate £43.42 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +79.03% -1.86% -17.63%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the East of England

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -4 40 £425 -1.45% 26
Hertfordshire +13 30 £413 -14.95% 33
Essex +3 17 £493 +18.08% 6
Suffolk +2 13 £480 +47.69% 8
Bedfordshire -12 7 £450 +12.50% 6
Norfolk 0 5 £250 -33.36% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 57 (50.89%) SQL
1 57 (50.89%) Microsoft
2 49 (43.75%) Windows
2 49 (43.75%) Azure
3 36 (32.14%) VMware
4 35 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
6 25 (22.32%) C#
6 25 (22.32%) Change Management
6 25 (22.32%) AWS
6 25 (22.32%) vSphere
6 25 (22.32%) Windows Server
7 24 (21.43%) Social Skills
7 24 (21.43%) DNS
7 24 (21.43%) SCCM
8 23 (20.54%) Hyper-V
8 23 (20.54%) DHCP
8 23 (20.54%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (20.54%) IaaS
9 22 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (19.64%) SLA
9 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
10 21 (18.75%) Agile
10 21 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (17.86%) PaaS
11 20 (17.86%) Skype for Business
11 20 (17.86%) Skype
11 20 (17.86%) PKI
11 20 (17.86%) Incident Management

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 22 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 20 (17.86%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) Confluence
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.89%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (43.75%) Azure
2 25 (22.32%) AWS
3 23 (20.54%) IaaS
3 23 (20.54%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (17.86%) PaaS
6 16 (14.29%) Power Platform
7 9 (8.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 7 (6.25%) GitHub
9 5 (4.46%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.79%) Serverless
12 1 (0.89%) Collibra
12 1 (0.89%) npm
12 1 (0.89%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.89%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) DNS
2 23 (20.54%) DHCP
3 20 (17.86%) Skype
4 5 (4.46%) LAN
4 5 (4.46%) WAN
5 4 (3.57%) SAN
5 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.68%) Firewall
6 3 (2.68%) NAS
6 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.79%) Intranet
7 2 (1.79%) SSL
7 2 (1.79%) VPN
7 2 (1.79%) VSAN
8 1 (0.89%) ADSL
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.89%) IPv4
8 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) Power BI
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.25%) MySQL
3 7 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.46%) Big Data
4 5 (4.46%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.79%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) Informix
6 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.79%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.89%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.46%) GitLab
3 5 (4.46%) Postman
4 4 (3.57%) Fiddler
4 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.57%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.68%) JIRA
5 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.79%) Gradle
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.89%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.89%) JUnit
7 1 (0.89%) NUnit
7 1 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 24 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 15 (13.39%) Finance
3 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Automotive
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) Developer
2 21 (18.75%) Applications Engineer
3 20 (17.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (17.86%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Architect
6 6 (5.36%) DBA
6 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Data Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.57%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) HTML
3 12 (10.71%) CSS
3 12 (10.71%) jQuery
4 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.93%) JSON
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (6.25%) Spring
7 7 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (6.25%) XML
8 6 (5.36%) .NET Core
8 6 (5.36%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.46%) HTML5
9 5 (4.46%) WPF
10 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET Core
10 4 (3.57%) Node.js
10 4 (3.57%) React
10 4 (3.57%) Spring Batch
10 4 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) PKI
1 20 (17.86%) Replication
2 7 (6.25%) Cloud Native
3 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.68%) CMDB
5 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.68%) Legacy Applications
5 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
6 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.75%) Windows
2 25 (22.32%) Windows Server
3 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (8.93%) Linux
5 8 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.89%) CentOS
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.89%) Unix
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Change Management
2 21 (18.75%) Agile
3 20 (17.86%) Identity Management
3 20 (17.86%) Incident Management
4 17 (15.18%) DevOps
5 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.39%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (11.61%) CI/CD
8 12 (10.71%) Microservices
8 12 (10.71%) MVC
9 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.04%) TDD
11 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.14%) Full Stack Development
11 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (7.14%) ITIL
12 7 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
12 7 (6.25%) Scrum
12 7 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.89%) SQL
2 25 (22.32%) C#
3 22 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.04%) Java
6 8 (7.14%) Bash
6 8 (7.14%) Python
7 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.57%) C++
9 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.89%) C
10 1 (0.89%) ES6
10 1 (0.89%) PHP
10 1 (0.89%) R
10 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.79%) PMP
4 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.68%) QA
3 2 (1.79%) DICOM
3 2 (1.79%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.89%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.89%) LOINC
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.89%) SOC 2
System Software
1 35 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (25.89%) Active Directory
3 25 (22.32%) vSphere
4 23 (20.54%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.68%) Docker
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.89%) NFS
7 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (21.43%) SCCM
2 20 (17.86%) SCVMM
3 8 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 8 (7.14%) Terraform
4 7 (6.25%) Ansible
5 4 (3.57%) Grafana
5 4 (3.57%) Kibana
5 4 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.57%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (50.89%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.14%) VMware
3 17 (15.18%) Oracle
4 5 (4.46%) Cloudera
4 5 (4.46%) McAfee
5 4 (3.57%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.57%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.68%) Citrix
6 3 (2.68%) Dynatrace
6 3 (2.68%) NetApp
6 3 (2.68%) Splunk
6 3 (2.68%) Workday
7 2 (1.79%) Dell
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 2 (1.79%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.79%) Teradata
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco
8 1 (0.89%) EMC
8 1 (0.89%) HP