Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 12 November 2018 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)
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 49 13
Rank change year-on-year -24 -36 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 54 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.53% 6.83% 9.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.51% 29.35% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 60
Essex median daily rate £425 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.08% -3.21%
10th Percentile £119 £310 £219
90th Percentile £500 £561 £496
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +29.03% -15.07%
10th Percentile £23.00 £25.95 £21.83
90th Percentile £37.61 £43.88 £38.10
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £26.97 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.16% -13.00% -1.65%

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 Essex with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 217 184 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.13% 23.26% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 117 150
Essex median daily rate £475 £450 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +30.91% -6.78%
10th Percentile £236 £310 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £491
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 40
Essex median hourly rate £26.45 £38.50 £36.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.30% +6.74% -1.18%
10th Percentile £16.63 £26.04 £27.00
90th Percentile £52.34 £43.38 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £26.90 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.18% -23.61% +14.29%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Essex over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Essex over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Essex

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £450 -
Brentwood 0 4 £118 -63.28% 2
Chelmsford -7 4 £265 -50.70% 3
Harlow - 3 £475 -
Basildon +3 2 £375 -11.76% 4
Colchester -6 2 £195 -54.12% 9
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 18 (47.37%) SQL
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 12 (31.58%) Migration
4 11 (28.95%) C#
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) .NET
6 9 (23.68%) MCSA
6 9 (23.68%) Web Services
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.42%) XML
7 7 (18.42%) Java
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.42%) Spring
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
8 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (15.79%) NHS
8 6 (15.79%) Maven
8 6 (15.79%) HL7

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
1 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DHCP
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) SAN
1 4 (10.53%) Skype
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) Network Security
2 3 (7.89%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) IPsec
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.89%) MariaDB
4 3 (7.89%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (5.26%) GIS
5 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.26%) Pentaho
5 2 (5.26%) Power BI
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
3 5 (13.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 3 (7.89%) Subversion
5 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.26%) Gradle
6 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.26%) JMeter
6 2 (5.26%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.63%) FishEye
7 1 (2.63%) Hudson
7 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
1 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.63%) Automotive
1 1 (2.63%) Banking
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Integration Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
1 9 (23.68%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) Spring
2 7 (18.42%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.16%) HTML
4 5 (13.16%) XSD
4 5 (13.16%) XSL
5 4 (10.53%) EJB
5 4 (10.53%) JSP
5 4 (10.53%) REST
6 3 (7.89%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) GWT
6 3 (7.89%) JPA
7 2 (5.26%) HTML5
7 2 (5.26%) JMS
7 2 (5.26%) RESTful
7 2 (5.26%) Sass
7 2 (5.26%) SOAP
7 2 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) NHS
3 4 (10.53%) Clustering
4 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.89%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) MVC
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) OO
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.53%) UML
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) High Availability
6 3 (7.89%) Microservices
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
7 2 (5.26%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) MCSA
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) HL7
2 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Kibana
2 2 (5.26%) logstash
3 1 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.63%) Mesos
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) InterSystems
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
3 2 (5.26%) Perforce
4 1 (2.63%) Aruba
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.63%) NETGEAR
4 1 (2.63%) Sage
4 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.63%) Sophos
4 1 (2.63%) Twitter