Period
to 27 November 2021

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 November 2021 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 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 39 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 58 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.35% 4.45% 5.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.06% 20.07% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 42 135
10th Percentile £205 £310 £303
25th Percentile £313 £314 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.52% -2.94% +3.03%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £463
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
10th Percentile £25.42 £17.69 £16.77
25th Percentile £26.42 £24.18 £18.85
Median hourly rate £26.99 £35.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.89% +70.73% -21.15%
75th Percentile £35.95 " £26.88
90th Percentile £52.05 " £36.55
England median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £29.96
% change year-on-year +27.14% +16.82% +22.14%

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 447 289 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.37% 22.20% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 200 471
10th Percentile £215 £277 £313
25th Percentile £363 £325 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £613 £638 £631
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 10
10th Percentile £12.03 £13.03 £12.68
25th Percentile £19.81 £19.40 £13.97
Median hourly rate £27.11 £31.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.61% +54.88% -8.89%
75th Percentile £47.69 £35.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £58.04 £36.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £39.40 £30.25 £28.10
% change year-on-year +30.25% +7.67% +0.34%

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 27 November 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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 November 2021. 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
Essex +10 39 £351 -10.86% 16
Cambridgeshire -21 24 £475 +41.79% 22
Hertfordshire -23 22 £450 +7.14% 35
Norfolk -4 11 £375 -3.23% 5
Bedfordshire -8 9 £425 +25.00% 10
Suffolk -13 6 £275 -38.89% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 60 (53.57%) SQL
2 48 (42.86%) Azure
3 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
4 42 (37.50%) .NET
5 35 (31.25%) C#
5 35 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (28.57%) Windows
7 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (23.21%) DevOps
9 25 (22.32%) Power Platform
9 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
10 24 (21.43%) T-SQL
11 22 (19.64%) NHS
12 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 21 (18.75%) Oracle
12 21 (18.75%) Power BI
13 20 (17.86%) Migration
14 19 (16.96%) VMware
15 18 (16.07%) Social Skills
16 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (15.18%) QlikView
16 17 (15.18%) HTML
16 17 (15.18%) CSS
17 16 (14.29%) Firewall
17 16 (14.29%) TDD
18 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (13.39%) VB

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 12 (10.71%) IIS
2 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.36%) ArcGIS
4 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.89%) Confluence
7 1 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Lorenzo
2 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.89%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.89%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (42.86%) Azure
2 25 (22.32%) Power Platform
3 12 (10.71%) AWS
4 11 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (4.46%) PaaS
6 4 (3.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (3.57%) Azure Logic Apps
6 4 (3.57%) Power Automate
6 4 (3.57%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.68%) Azure Service Bus
7 3 (2.68%) GitHub
7 3 (2.68%) SaaS
8 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.79%) GCP
8 2 (1.79%) IaaS
8 2 (1.79%) npm
8 2 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) Firewall
2 11 (9.82%) DNS
3 10 (8.93%) DHCP
4 5 (4.46%) VLAN
5 4 (3.57%) HTTP
6 3 (2.68%) SAN
6 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.68%) VPN
7 2 (1.79%) IPv4
7 2 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.79%) NAS
7 2 (1.79%) Network Security
7 2 (1.79%) Skype
7 2 (1.79%) SNMP
8 1 (0.89%) FTP
8 1 (0.89%) Intranet
8 1 (0.89%) LAN
8 1 (0.89%) WAN
8 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (18.75%) Power BI
4 17 (15.18%) QlikView
5 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
7 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (7.14%) GIS
8 8 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (5.36%) MySQL
9 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (3.57%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
11 4 (3.57%) PerformancePoint
12 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (2.68%) MS Access
12 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.68%) Postman
5 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.79%) Gatling
5 2 (1.79%) gulp
5 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.79%) Selenium
5 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.89%) ERwin
6 1 (0.89%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.89%) JIRA
6 1 (0.89%) Moq
6 1 (0.89%) MSTest
6 1 (0.89%) NUnit
6 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (16.07%) Social Skills
2 11 (9.82%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Marketing
4 4 (3.57%) Retail
5 3 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Developer
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 12 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.82%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Head of Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Azure Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (37.50%) .NET
2 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
2 17 (15.18%) CSS
2 17 (15.18%) HTML
3 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
4 13 (11.61%) jQuery
4 13 (11.61%) Web Services
5 11 (9.82%) JSON
6 10 (8.93%) .NET Core
7 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.14%) WCF
8 7 (6.25%) React
8 7 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (6.25%) XML
9 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.36%) Entity Framework
9 6 (5.36%) HTML5
9 6 (5.36%) REST
9 6 (5.36%) RESTful
10 5 (4.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) NHS
2 5 (4.46%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.68%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.68%) Replication
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.89%) CCTV
5 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) FMCG
5 1 (0.89%) IPTV
5 1 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.57%) Windows
2 15 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (8.04%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.46%) Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.89%) Unix
10 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (23.21%) DevOps
4 20 (17.86%) Migration
5 16 (14.29%) TDD
6 15 (13.39%) ETL
7 12 (10.71%) MVC
8 10 (8.93%) Scrum
9 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (8.04%) Microservices
10 8 (7.14%) API Development
10 8 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 8 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.25%) ITIL
11 7 (6.25%) SDLC
11 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineering
12 6 (5.36%) Analytics
12 6 (5.36%) Image Processing
12 6 (5.36%) Machine Learning
12 6 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.57%) SQL
2 35 (31.25%) C#
3 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 15 (13.39%) VB
6 12 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.36%) C
8 5 (4.46%) Python
9 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.57%) Java
9 4 (3.57%) VBA
10 3 (2.68%) Delphi
10 3 (2.68%) VBScript
11 2 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) ISEB
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.79%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.89%) CBAP
6 1 (0.89%) CCNP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Accessibility
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) HIPAA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.68%) SOC 2
3 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 2 (1.79%) WCAG
4 1 (0.89%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.36%) Docker
4 6 (5.36%) VMware NSX
5 5 (4.46%) vSphere
6 3 (2.68%) XenApp
6 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.79%) NFS
7 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.89%) Firmware
8 1 (0.89%) HDFS
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (3.57%) SCCM
3 3 (2.68%) Terraform
4 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.89%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.89%) SCOM
5 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.89%) vRealize
5 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.75%) Oracle
3 19 (16.96%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) ESRI
5 6 (5.36%) Lumension
5 6 (5.36%) Sophos
6 4 (3.57%) Citrix
6 4 (3.57%) Google
6 4 (3.57%) Splunk
7 3 (2.68%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.68%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.68%) SAP
8 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.79%) Adobe
8 2 (1.79%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.79%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.79%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) Shavlik