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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 29 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.78% 13.44% 15.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.44% 51.26% 52.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 33
Median daily rate £400 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £211 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 135 119 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 31.84% 26.21% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 68
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 18
Median hourly rate £47.00 £62.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.80% +86.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 0 2 £400 +42.85% 7
Basildon -3 2 £343 -
Brentwood -6 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea -24 1 - - 1
Billericay - 1 - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 41 (56.94%) SQL
3 32 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (43.06%) Oracle
5 26 (36.11%) Windows
5 26 (36.11%) MS Excel
6 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (31.94%) C#
8 20 (27.78%) .NET
8 20 (27.78%) SAP
9 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (22.22%) Finance
11 16 (22.22%) Retail
12 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
12 15 (20.83%) CRM
13 14 (19.44%) Unix
13 14 (19.44%) Java
13 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
13 14 (19.44%) Document Management
14 13 (18.06%) ETL
15 12 (16.67%) SharePoint
15 12 (16.67%) HTML
15 12 (16.67%) COM
15 12 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (16.67%) Data Management
15 12 (16.67%) Infor

SQL Server
Top Related 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 12 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 12 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (9.72%) SAP BPC
3 6 (8.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (8.33%) Unica
4 3 (4.17%) SAP MII
5 2 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.39%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.67%) Office 365
2 12 (16.67%) Yammer
3 5 (6.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.78%) GitHub
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) NAS
2 2 (2.78%) DHCP
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.78%) SAN
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (1.39%) BGP
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) HSRP
3 1 (1.39%) OSPF
3 1 (1.39%) SMTP
3 1 (1.39%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (9.72%) SAP BW
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
7 6 (8.33%) QlikView
7 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (6.94%) OLAP
8 5 (6.94%) OLTP
8 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (5.56%) DataStage
9 4 (5.56%) DB2
9 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (5.56%) MaxDB
9 4 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.11%) AccuRev
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.17%) NWDI
5 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.78%) JUnit
5 2 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
1 16 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Advertising
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (11.11%) ETL Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 7 (9.72%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) DBA
6 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) COM
2 12 (16.67%) HTML
3 10 (13.89%) XML
4 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 9 (12.50%) JSON
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.11%) CSS
5 8 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 7 (9.72%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.94%) J2EE
7 5 (6.94%) Web Services
8 4 (5.56%) SAP Basis
8 4 (5.56%) SOAP
9 3 (4.17%) HTML5
9 3 (4.17%) JAX-WS
9 3 (4.17%) JMS
9 3 (4.17%) JPA
9 3 (4.17%) MDX
10 2 (2.78%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Animation
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) iPhone
3 2 (2.78%) Life Science
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Reinsurance
3 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Unix
3 10 (13.89%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.39%) AIX
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.83%) CRM
4 14 (19.44%) Document Management
5 13 (18.06%) ETL
6 12 (16.67%) Case Management
6 12 (16.67%) Data Management
7 11 (15.28%) ITIL
8 10 (13.89%) MVC
8 10 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (12.50%) TDD
10 6 (8.33%) Analytics
10 6 (8.33%) Data Transformation
10 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (8.33%) SOLID
11 5 (6.94%) B2C
11 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.94%) SQL
2 23 (31.94%) C#
3 14 (19.44%) Java
3 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.28%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.72%) VBScript
6 6 (8.33%) PHP
6 6 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.17%) VB
9 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.78%) C
9 2 (2.78%) C++
9 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.39%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) CISA
3 4 (5.56%) CISM
3 4 (5.56%) CISSP
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (2.78%) MOS
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.17%) IFRS
2 3 (4.17%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) MiFID
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.39%) Nagios
1 1 (1.39%) OpenView
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.39%) PowerCLI
1 1 (1.39%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.06%) Oracle
3 20 (27.78%) SAP
4 12 (16.67%) Infor
4 12 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (8.33%) Adobe
6 4 (5.56%) IBM
6 4 (5.56%) Teradata
6 4 (5.56%) VMware
7 3 (4.17%) Sybase
8 2 (2.78%) EMC
8 2 (2.78%) HP
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco
9 1 (1.39%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.39%) Google
9 1 (1.39%) Huawei
9 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) NetApp
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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