Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6097 7596 9656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.96% 7.48% 9.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.87% 33.86% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 5351 6716
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 145 172
England median hourly rate £38.25 £29.88 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.01% +25.15% -13.18%
10th Percentile £15.53 £12.55 £14.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £32.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.01% +31.43% -10.91%

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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 19751 22431 23941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.53% 22.10% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13269 15209 15764
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 334 340
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +21.00% -12.66%
10th Percentile £10.57 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £52.33
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £29.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +19.52% -13.42%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
London -5 2776 £475 +8.57% 443
South East -2 1083 £375 - 299
North of England -1 877 £350 +2.94% 324
Midlands +1 625 £340 -2.86% 170
North West +7 487 £350 +2.94% 201
South West -6 403 £356 +1.79% 106
West Midlands +2 322 £350 -6.04% 98
Yorkshire -9 321 £348 -0.64% 115
East of England -12 312 £364 -3.00% 108
East Midlands +5 297 £325 - 72
North East -23 69 £325 +3.17% 8
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3243 (53.19%) SQL
2 2548 (41.79%) .NET
3 2429 (39.84%) C#
4 2153 (35.31%) Microsoft
5 1689 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1323 (21.70%) Windows
7 1313 (21.54%) Finance
8 1304 (21.39%) MVC
9 1288 (21.13%) JavaScript
10 1277 (20.94%) ASP.NET
11 1173 (19.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1161 (19.04%) Oracle
13 1084 (17.78%) HTML
14 1002 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
15 999 (16.39%) T-SQL
16 981 (16.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 926 (15.19%) CSS
18 790 (12.96%) TDD
19 767 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
20 753 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
21 743 (12.19%) SQL Server 2008
22 736 (12.07%) AngularJS
23 690 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
24 683 (11.20%) ETL
25 670 (10.99%) Web Services
26 658 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
27 657 (10.78%) Java
28 646 (10.60%) .NET Framework
29 642 (10.53%) Migration
30 634 (10.40%) Banking

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 428 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 379 (6.22%) IIS
3 202 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 174 (2.85%) CMS
5 141 (2.31%) Apache
6 125 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 125 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 106 (1.74%) JBoss
8 100 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 99 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
10 96 (1.57%) Skype for Business
11 91 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 77 (1.26%) Confluence
13 75 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 72 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 70 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
16 68 (1.12%) Umbraco
17 63 (1.03%) Apache Spark
18 57 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
19 56 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 375 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 188 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.13%) SPSS
8 5 (0.082%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.066%) SmartSuite
9 4 (0.066%) Stata
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.049%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.016%) Weka
Business Applications
1 194 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.34%) RMDS
4 18 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (0.26%) Maximo
5 16 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 14 (0.23%) ION MarketView
6 14 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 11 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 9 (0.15%) Eloqua
9 9 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 8 (0.13%) FastStats
10 8 (0.13%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
12 6 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 753 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 431 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 193 (3.17%) Office 365
4 77 (1.26%) IaaS
4 77 (1.26%) PaaS
5 72 (1.18%) GitHub
6 66 (1.08%) SaaS
7 45 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 32 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
11 30 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 24 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 24 (0.39%) Yammer
13 22 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 17 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
18 8 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 191 (3.13%) Firewall
2 190 (3.12%) DNS
3 169 (2.77%) SAN
4 129 (2.12%) DHCP
5 112 (1.84%) LAN
6 109 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 100 (1.64%) Internet
8 90 (1.48%) WAN
9 81 (1.33%) LDAP
10 80 (1.31%) HTTP
11 70 (1.15%) VPN
12 64 (1.05%) NAS
13 57 (0.93%) Skype
14 44 (0.72%) Intranet
15 40 (0.66%) SSL
16 33 (0.54%) VoIP
17 30 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
18 27 (0.44%) SSH
18 27 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1173 (19.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 981 (16.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 767 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 743 (12.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 690 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
6 588 (9.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 451 (7.40%) Relational Database
8 384 (6.30%) MySQL
9 349 (5.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 303 (4.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 255 (4.18%) Oracle Database
12 254 (4.17%) NoSQL
12 254 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 246 (4.03%) Power BI
14 220 (3.61%) MongoDB
15 196 (3.21%) Hadoop
16 192 (3.15%) RDBMS
17 191 (3.13%) Big Data
18 129 (2.12%) QlikView
19 123 (2.02%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 626 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 494 (8.10%) Visual Studio
3 413 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 241 (3.95%) JIRA
5 236 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 223 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 186 (3.05%) NUnit
8 171 (2.80%) Subversion
9 127 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 97 (1.59%) SpecFlow
11 88 (1.44%) Selenium
12 86 (1.41%) Moq
13 72 (1.18%) Eclipse
13 72 (1.18%) Maven
14 67 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 60 (0.98%) JUnit
15 60 (0.98%) MSTest
16 58 (0.95%) ReSharper
17 49 (0.80%) Ant
18 43 (0.71%) Bitbucket
General
1 1313 (21.54%) Finance
2 634 (10.40%) Banking
3 257 (4.22%) Front Office
4 215 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 214 (3.51%) Retail
6 158 (2.59%) Marketing
7 108 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 97 (1.59%) Back Office
9 96 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 94 (1.54%) Advertising
11 76 (1.25%) Legal
12 58 (0.95%) Law
13 43 (0.71%) Publishing
14 42 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.59%) Electronics
15 36 (0.59%) Local Government
16 30 (0.49%) Automotive
17 24 (0.39%) Billing
18 20 (0.33%) Games
19 19 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3373 (55.32%) Developer
2 1279 (20.98%) .NET Developer
3 970 (15.91%) C# Developer
4 789 (12.94%) SQL Developer
5 635 (10.41%) Analyst
6 624 (10.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 387 (6.35%) DBA
8 363 (5.95%) Architect
9 346 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 320 (5.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 316 (5.18%) Senior Developer
12 289 (4.74%) SQL DBA
13 278 (4.56%) SQL Server Developer
14 253 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 251 (4.12%) Consultant
16 241 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 213 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
18 203 (3.33%) Java Developer
19 198 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
20 170 (2.79%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2548 (41.79%) .NET
2 1277 (20.94%) ASP.NET
3 1084 (17.78%) HTML
4 926 (15.19%) CSS
5 736 (12.07%) AngularJS
6 670 (10.99%) Web Services
7 658 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 646 (10.60%) .NET Framework
9 601 (9.86%) jQuery
10 585 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 513 (8.41%) WCF
12 466 (7.64%) XML
13 427 (7.00%) HTML5
14 386 (6.33%) Entity Framework
15 355 (5.82%) REST
16 308 (5.05%) WPF
17 250 (4.10%) Ajax
18 245 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 241 (3.95%) SOAP
20 227 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 459 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
3 189 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 182 (2.99%) Clustering
5 181 (2.97%) Fixed Income
6 129 (2.12%) User Experience
7 128 (2.10%) Derivative
8 124 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 120 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 108 (1.77%) Replication
11 93 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 76 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 72 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 69 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 69 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 64 (1.05%) Mobile App
16 63 (1.03%) Equities
17 57 (0.93%) Fintech
18 56 (0.92%) Public Cloud
19 54 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1323 (21.70%) Windows
2 575 (9.43%) Linux
3 552 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 299 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 294 (4.82%) Unix
6 241 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (1.12%) Windows 7
10 65 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 49 (0.80%) Solaris
12 40 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 36 (0.59%) CentOS
14 32 (0.52%) Android
15 29 (0.48%) AIX
16 17 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (0.26%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.21%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1689 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (21.39%) MVC
3 1002 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
4 790 (12.96%) TDD
5 683 (11.20%) ETL
6 642 (10.53%) Migration
7 597 (9.79%) Scrum
8 468 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
9 438 (7.18%) DevOps
10 434 (7.12%) Data Modelling
11 347 (5.69%) OO
12 337 (5.53%) Test Automation
13 332 (5.45%) SDLC
14 321 (5.26%) Analytics
14 321 (5.26%) ITIL
15 320 (5.25%) Web Development
16 318 (5.22%) Unit Testing
17 291 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
18 283 (4.64%) CRM
19 282 (4.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3243 (53.19%) SQL
2 2429 (39.84%) C#
3 1288 (21.13%) JavaScript
4 999 (16.39%) T-SQL
5 657 (10.78%) Java
6 491 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 358 (5.87%) Python
8 249 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 214 (3.51%) VBA
10 162 (2.66%) VB
11 154 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 147 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 144 (2.36%) C++
14 104 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 97 (1.59%) C
16 95 (1.56%) Perl
16 95 (1.56%) Ruby
17 86 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 83 (1.36%) PHP
19 75 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 386 (6.33%) Degree
2 382 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 249 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 197 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 111 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 95 (1.56%) MCSE
7 76 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 50 (0.82%) MCITP
9 46 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (0.67%) MCSA
11 36 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 33 (0.54%) ISEB
12 33 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (0.52%) Master's Degree
14 31 (0.51%) CCNA
15 27 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.36%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.30%) MCP
18 15 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 15 (0.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (2.95%) QA
2 140 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 52 (0.85%) SLA
4 33 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.52%) MiFID
6 27 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.30%) GDPR
8 16 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.23%) PMO
10 13 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 13 (0.21%) IFRS
11 12 (0.20%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.16%) EMIR
12 10 (0.16%) MIL-STD-1553
13 9 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.15%) WCAG
14 8 (0.13%) COBIT
14 8 (0.13%) SEPA
15 7 (0.11%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 514 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 235 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 127 (2.08%) Docker
5 80 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 80 (1.31%) vSphere
6 56 (0.92%) XenApp
7 50 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.31%) HDFS
11 18 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.20%) ISA Server
14 12 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.16%) Apache Flume
15 10 (0.16%) Xen
16 9 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 148 (2.43%) SCCM
2 134 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (1.69%) Ansible
4 101 (1.66%) Puppet
5 92 (1.51%) SCOM
6 61 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 45 (0.74%) Nagios
8 39 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
9 34 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 31 (0.51%) Tivoli
11 30 (0.49%) Kubernetes
11 30 (0.49%) WSUS
12 27 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 26 (0.43%) Terraform
14 24 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
15 23 (0.38%) SCOrch
16 21 (0.34%) Control-M
17 20 (0.33%) vRealize
18 19 (0.31%) Data Guard
18 19 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2153 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 1161 (19.04%) Oracle
3 385 (6.31%) VMware
4 211 (3.46%) HP
5 197 (3.23%) Citrix
6 187 (3.07%) SAP
7 179 (2.94%) Tableau
8 131 (2.15%) Cisco
9 124 (2.03%) IBM
10 119 (1.95%) Sybase
11 104 (1.71%) Sitecore
12 100 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 92 (1.51%) TIBCO
14 76 (1.25%) NetApp
15 73 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
16 67 (1.10%) Informatica
17 54 (0.89%) Google
18 45 (0.74%) Splunk
19 44 (0.72%) Bloomberg
20 42 (0.69%) Dell
Exeter, Devon
Software Solved
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + WFH, Flexi, Latest Tech
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £451 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £380 - £440 Per Day Ltd Co. basis
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum (circa)
Posted: Yesterday