Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 362 434 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.02% 8.90% 9.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.79% 38.72% 43.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 302 365
East of England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £279 £225 £218
90th Percentile £542 £488 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 23
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.70% -12.50% +61.80%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.75 £14.80
90th Percentile £42.25 £39.94 £39.75
England median hourly rate £36.91 £29.19 £26.25
% change year-on-year +26.43% +11.20% +12.30%

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 984 1121 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.07% 22.99% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 687 732
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £288 £230 £225
90th Percentile £574 £538 £538
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 52
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.07 £31.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.21% +13.57% +11.44%
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £40.38 £45.98 £47.43
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.75 £27.64
% change year-on-year +15.32% +0.40% +12.82%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +1 129 £363 -5.23% 41
Cambridgeshire -20 72 £350 +7.69% 33
Essex -28 59 £400 +14.29% 18
Bedfordshire -11 48 £375 -3.23% 9
Suffolk +1 36 £419 +19.64% 11
Norfolk +4 27 £275 -18.52% 15
East Anglia - 2 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 204 (56.35%) SQL
2 135 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 127 (35.08%) .NET
4 122 (33.70%) C#
5 105 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (24.31%) Windows
7 83 (22.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (18.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 67 (18.51%) T-SQL
8 67 (18.51%) Finance
9 65 (17.96%) JavaScript
9 65 (17.96%) Active Directory
10 61 (16.85%) Oracle
11 60 (16.57%) MVC
12 56 (15.47%) Migration
12 56 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
13 55 (15.19%) TDD
13 55 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 51 (14.09%) HTML
15 49 (13.54%) Visual Studio
16 48 (13.26%) Windows Server
17 47 (12.98%) ASP.NET
17 47 (12.98%) CSS
18 46 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
19 45 (12.43%) Performance Tuning
20 42 (11.60%) SharePoint
21 41 (11.33%) Java
21 41 (11.33%) WCF
22 40 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
23 38 (10.50%) Web Services

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 42 (11.60%) SharePoint
2 30 (8.29%) IIS
2 30 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.25%) Apache Spark
4 14 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.59%) Skype for Business
5 13 (3.59%) WebLogic
6 12 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.04%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.93%) Apache
10 7 (1.93%) JBoss
11 6 (1.66%) CMS
11 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.38%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.38%) Confluence
12 5 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.83%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.28%) InDesign
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.28%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.28%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 22 (6.08%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.83%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.55%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) iTrent
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.59%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
4 4 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.83%) Taleo
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.55%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.55%) GitHub
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Office 365
6 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Serverless
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.22%) SAN
2 19 (5.25%) Firewall
3 15 (4.14%) DNS
3 15 (4.14%) WAN
4 14 (3.87%) DHCP
4 14 (3.87%) LAN
4 14 (3.87%) NAS
5 11 (3.04%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (3.04%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.49%) SSL
8 7 (1.93%) Skype
9 6 (1.66%) Internet
9 6 (1.66%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.38%) BGP
10 5 (1.38%) IPsec
10 5 (1.38%) OSPF
10 5 (1.38%) VPN
10 5 (1.38%) VRRP
10 5 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 67 (18.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (9.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (9.12%) Relational Database
6 33 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (7.18%) Big Data
8 24 (6.63%) RDBMS
9 22 (6.08%) Hadoop
9 22 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (4.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (3.87%) MySQL
11 14 (3.87%) Power BI
11 14 (3.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (3.59%) MongoDB
13 9 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (2.49%) Apache Hive
13 9 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (2.49%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 55 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (13.54%) Visual Studio
3 29 (8.01%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.80%) JIRA
5 12 (3.31%) Maven
5 12 (3.31%) Subversion
6 11 (3.04%) NUnit
7 10 (2.76%) Ant
7 10 (2.76%) JUnit
7 10 (2.76%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (2.49%) Gradle
8 9 (2.49%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.21%) JMeter
9 8 (2.21%) MorphX
10 7 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.66%) Selenium
11 6 (1.66%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.38%) Cucumber
General
1 67 (18.51%) Finance
2 12 (3.31%) Retail
3 11 (3.04%) Automotive
4 10 (2.76%) Local Government
5 7 (1.93%) Back Office
5 7 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.93%) Marketing
6 3 (0.83%) Electronics
6 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.83%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) French Language
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 165 (45.58%) Developer
2 59 (16.30%) SQL Developer
3 58 (16.02%) .NET Developer
4 52 (14.36%) Analyst
5 43 (11.88%) C# Developer
6 37 (10.22%) SQL Server Developer
7 31 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (6.91%) DBA
8 25 (6.91%) SSIS Developer
9 24 (6.63%) Architect
10 22 (6.08%) Consultant
11 19 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 19 (5.25%) SQL DBA
12 18 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (4.97%) Senior Developer
13 17 (4.70%) Support Analyst
14 16 (4.42%) SSRS Developer
15 15 (4.14%) C# WCF Developer
15 15 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (4.14%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (35.08%) .NET
2 51 (14.09%) HTML
3 47 (12.98%) ASP.NET
3 47 (12.98%) CSS
4 41 (11.33%) WCF
5 38 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 38 (10.50%) Web Services
6 37 (10.22%) .NET Framework
7 34 (9.39%) XML
8 30 (8.29%) jQuery
9 29 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (7.73%) AngularJS
11 23 (6.35%) HTML5
12 21 (5.80%) REST
12 21 (5.80%) RESTful
13 20 (5.52%) Entity Framework
14 17 (4.70%) SOAP
15 15 (4.14%) Ajax
15 15 (4.14%) Middleware
15 15 (4.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.70%) Clustering
4 13 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.04%) User Experience
6 10 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.76%) Reference Data
6 10 (2.76%) Replication
7 9 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.93%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.66%) PKI
10 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.10%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.83%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.55%) iPad
13 2 (0.55%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.31%) Windows
2 48 (13.26%) Windows Server
3 31 (8.56%) Linux
4 20 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.14%) Unix
7 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.66%) Android
9 6 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.83%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.83%) VMS
11 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.55%) Solaris
11 2 (0.55%) SUSE
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.57%) MVC
3 56 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (15.47%) Migration
4 55 (15.19%) TDD
5 45 (12.43%) Performance Tuning
6 35 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (9.67%) ETL
7 30 (8.29%) ITIL
8 27 (7.46%) SDLC
9 24 (6.63%) Data Migration
10 20 (5.52%) OO
11 19 (5.25%) High Availability
12 18 (4.97%) Analytics
13 17 (4.70%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.70%) SOLID
13 17 (4.70%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.70%) User Stories
14 15 (4.14%) Scrum
14 15 (4.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 204 (56.35%) SQL
2 122 (33.70%) C#
3 67 (18.51%) T-SQL
4 65 (17.96%) JavaScript
5 41 (11.33%) Java
6 24 (6.63%) Python
7 22 (6.08%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.97%) X++
9 11 (3.04%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.04%) VBScript
10 10 (2.76%) C++
11 9 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.93%) R
12 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.66%) C
14 5 (1.38%) VB
15 4 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.10%) VBA
16 3 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.70%) MCSA
3 17 (4.70%) MCSE
3 17 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.87%) Degree
5 10 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.93%) CCA
6 7 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.38%) MCP
7 5 (1.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.10%) VCAP
9 3 (0.83%) CCNA
9 3 (0.83%) CCNP
9 3 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.25%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.04%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.04%) SLA
3 8 (2.21%) QA
4 3 (0.83%) IFRS
4 3 (0.83%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (17.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.87%) XenApp
5 10 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.76%) vSphere
6 8 (2.21%) HDFS
7 7 (1.93%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.38%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.38%) NFS
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.55%) Docker
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (4.97%) SCCM
2 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (2.49%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.21%) vCenter Server
5 7 (1.93%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.93%) SCOM
6 6 (1.66%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.66%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.38%) Oozie
7 5 (1.38%) WSUS
8 3 (0.83%) vRealize
9 2 (0.55%) Ansible
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.28%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 135 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 61 (16.85%) Oracle
3 37 (10.22%) Citrix
3 37 (10.22%) VMware
4 26 (7.18%) HP
5 19 (5.25%) Cisco
6 16 (4.42%) NetApp
7 15 (4.14%) IBM
8 13 (3.59%) CA
9 11 (3.04%) CommVault
10 10 (2.76%) 3PAR
10 10 (2.76%) SAP
10 10 (2.76%) Talend
11 9 (2.49%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (2.49%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.49%) Dell
11 9 (2.49%) Symantec
11 9 (2.49%) Tableau
12 8 (2.21%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.93%) SolarWinds