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 3 months to 24 June 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -41 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 72 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.68% 15.22% 13.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.35% 56.25% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 53
Median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 4
Median hourly rate - £31.14 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 Essex with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 109 128 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 25.53% 27.06% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 87
Median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 8
Median hourly rate £30.75 £34.75 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.51% -14.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +17 6 £363 -18.99% 4
Chelmsford +6 1 £433 +33.07% 2
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 29 (54.72%) C#
3 24 (45.28%) .NET
4 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
4 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (35.85%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (32.08%) T-SQL
7 16 (30.19%) Finance
7 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (28.30%) Windows
9 13 (24.53%) TDD
9 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
9 13 (24.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (22.64%) Entity Framework
10 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
10 12 (22.64%) MVC
10 12 (22.64%) ETL
10 12 (22.64%) Oracle
10 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
11 10 (18.87%) Performance Optimisation
11 10 (18.87%) SOLID
11 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
12 9 (16.98%) Retail
13 8 (15.09%) SAP
13 8 (15.09%) Java
13 8 (15.09%) CRM
13 8 (15.09%) Windows Server

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 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.55%) CMS
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.55%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (7.55%) Unica
3 2 (3.77%) SAP BPC
3 2 (3.77%) SAP MII
4 1 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.32%) Office 365
2 6 (11.32%) Yammer
3 4 (7.55%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DHCP
1 1 (1.89%) DNS
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (11.32%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (11.32%) QlikView
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (9.43%) OLAP
6 5 (9.43%) OLTP
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (7.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.77%) Biml
9 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.77%) MaxDB
9 2 (3.77%) MySQL
9 2 (3.77%) SAP BW
9 2 (3.77%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.66%) AccuRev
4 2 (3.77%) NWDI
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (18.87%) ETL Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Agile .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Developer
5 6 (11.32%) DBA
6 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) CRM Developer
6 5 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.43%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.77%) SAP Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Framework
3 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
3 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.64%) Entity Framework
4 6 (11.32%) COM
4 6 (11.32%) XML
5 5 (9.43%) HTML
6 4 (7.55%) CSS
6 4 (7.55%) JSON
6 4 (7.55%) SOAP
6 4 (7.55%) Web Services
7 3 (5.66%) J2EE
7 3 (5.66%) MDX
7 3 (5.66%) WCF
8 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.77%) JAX-WS
8 2 (3.77%) JMS
8 2 (3.77%) JPA
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) IVR
3 1 (1.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.43%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (24.53%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) ETL
4 12 (22.64%) MVC
5 10 (18.87%) Performance Optimisation
5 10 (18.87%) SOLID
6 8 (15.09%) CRM
6 8 (15.09%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
8 6 (11.32%) Case Management
8 6 (11.32%) Data Management
8 6 (11.32%) Document Management
9 5 (9.43%) Data Transformation
9 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.55%) Analytics
10 4 (7.55%) B2C
10 4 (7.55%) ETL Development
10 4 (7.55%) High Availability
10 4 (7.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 29 (54.72%) C#
3 17 (32.08%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.09%) Java
5 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.21%) VBScript
6 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
7 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.55%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VB6
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CISA
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) IFRS
1 3 (5.66%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) MiFID
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.89%) Nagios
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) SAP
4 6 (11.32%) Infor
4 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (7.55%) Adobe
6 2 (3.77%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) Sybase
6 2 (3.77%) VMware
7 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Cognos
7 1 (1.89%) Mitel
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) Sophos
7 1 (1.89%) Tableau
7 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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