Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 54 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 -43 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 51 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.34% 6.04% 11.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.74% 25.63% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 61
Essex median daily rate £425 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +29.03% -11.43%
10th Percentile £137 £310 £220
90th Percentile £526 £567 £475
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
Essex median hourly rate £26.45 £26.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% -16.06% -14.81%
10th Percentile £23.00 £25.80 £26.78
90th Percentile £48.13 £41.50 £39.13
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.97 £31.50
% change year-on-year -3.60% -14.38% -14.81%

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 202 199 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.74% 23.55% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 125 145
Essex median daily rate £456 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +40.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £302 £310 £225
90th Percentile £596 £588 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 42
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £31.75 £35.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.28% -11.10% -5.39%
10th Percentile £23.60 £25.95 £27.00
90th Percentile £55.88 £40.38 £45.68
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.75 £35.43
% change year-on-year -23.58% -13.21% -2.93%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Chelmsford +2 11 £438 -18.60% 5
Brentwood +5 8 £118 -63.28% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £450 - 1
Basildon +4 3 £438 - 1
Colchester -5 2 £195 -51.25% 4
Harlow - 1 £425 - 2
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (36.54%) Windows
4 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 12 (23.08%) Migration
6 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (19.23%) Java
8 10 (19.23%) MCSA
9 9 (17.31%) Web Services
9 9 (17.31%) C#
9 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (17.31%) Spring
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (13.46%) Finance
11 7 (13.46%) .NET
11 7 (13.46%) Oracle
11 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (13.46%) JIRA
11 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
11 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
12 6 (11.54%) XenApp
12 6 (11.54%) PowerShell

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 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.62%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
1 1 (1.92%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DHCP
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
3 3 (5.77%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) Skype
3 3 (5.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.92%) Firewall
5 1 (1.92%) IPsec
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (9.62%) QlikView
6 4 (7.69%) Star Schema
7 3 (5.77%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (5.77%) SSDT
8 2 (3.85%) Data Mart
8 2 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (3.85%) GIS
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.92%) OLTP
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
2 6 (11.54%) Maven
3 5 (9.62%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (7.69%) Gradle
4 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.85%) Selenium
6 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.92%) FishEye
7 1 (1.92%) Hudson
7 1 (1.92%) JUnit
7 1 (1.92%) Subversion
7 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) QlikView Developer
5 4 (7.69%) DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Project Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Systems Integration Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Spring
1 9 (17.31%) Web Services
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.54%) XML
4 5 (9.62%) Spring Boot
4 5 (9.62%) XSD
4 5 (9.62%) XSL
5 3 (5.77%) GWT
5 3 (5.77%) HTML
6 2 (3.85%) EJB
6 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.85%) HTML5
6 2 (3.85%) JSF
6 2 (3.85%) JSP
6 2 (3.85%) REST
6 2 (3.85%) RESTful
6 2 (3.85%) SOAP
7 1 (1.92%) Middleware
7 1 (1.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) NHS
3 5 (9.62%) Clustering
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.77%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) Migration
3 11 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.62%) ETL
6 5 (9.62%) High Availability
6 5 (9.62%) Pair Programming
6 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.69%) Database Tuning
7 4 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.77%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL
8 3 (5.77%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.77%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (5.77%) TDD
8 3 (5.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) C#
5 6 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) Groovy
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) MCSA
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) MCSE
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) HL7
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) IBM
4 5 (9.62%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
5 4 (7.69%) InterSystems
6 2 (3.85%) Perforce
7 1 (1.92%) Aruba
7 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.92%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.92%) Sage
7 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.92%) Twitter