Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 34 21
Rank change year-on-year -48 -13 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.39% 8.47% 8.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.72% 37.91% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 48
Essex median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £218 £310 £243
90th Percentile £500 £596 £514
East of England median daily rate £419 £363 £369
% change year-on-year +15.52% -1.69% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 9
Essex median hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +14.29% -4.11%
East of England median hourly rate £20.19 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -49.53% +28.00% -14.38%

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 247 153 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.63% 22.34% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 108 139
Essex median daily rate £470 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +28.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £318 £310 £230
90th Percentile £575 £588 £515
East of England median daily rate £443 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 27
Essex median hourly rate £14.48 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.80% +6.67% +2.26%
10th Percentile £10.53 £25.65 £23.40
90th Percentile £19.86 £42.63 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £37.25 £36.82
% change year-on-year -53.69% +1.17% +0.41%

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 17 January 2019.

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
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 17 January 2019. 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
Chelmsford -3 4 £350 -34.88% 7
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £450 - 3
Basildon +3 2 £375 -11.76% 2
Harlow - 2 £488 - 2
Brentwood -7 1 £118 -66.43% 2
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) Spring
4 6 (25.00%) Maven
4 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) C#
5 5 (20.83%) HTML
5 5 (20.83%) .NET
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (16.67%) Skype
6 4 (16.67%) MCSA
6 4 (16.67%) EJB
6 4 (16.67%) JSP
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Eclipse

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 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) JBoss
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) Pentaho
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) MariaDB
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) Power BI
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) HBase
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) Gradle
4 2 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.33%) JMeter
4 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) NeoLoad
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.17%) WatiN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Pentaho Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
3 4 (16.67%) EJB
3 4 (16.67%) JSP
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) JPA
4 3 (12.50%) JSON
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (8.33%) GWT
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) Java EE
5 2 (8.33%) JMS
5 2 (8.33%) REST
5 2 (8.33%) Sass
5 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) MVC
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) OO
5 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.33%) ETL Development
6 2 (8.33%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) UML
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) MCSA
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Kibana
1 2 (8.33%) logstash
2 1 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Perforce
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) SAP