Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 14 7
Rank change year-on-year -30 -7 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 80 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.46% 9.07% 11.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.22% 33.90% 45.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 60 80
Essex median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £219 £224
90th Percentile £569 £496 £446
East of England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 14
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -13.70% +17.74%
10th Percentile £26.00 £20.15 £31.33
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.00 £38.45
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £31.76
% change year-on-year -12.70% -0.82% +42.74%

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 189 236 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.89% 26.76% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 150 167
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -3.45% -14.71%
10th Percentile £310 £230 £233
90th Percentile £588 £491 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 30
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +17.74%
10th Percentile £26.09 £30.75 £18.53
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.00 £44.05
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.82 £31.51
% change year-on-year -19.88% +16.85% +10.56%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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
Brentwood -8 16 £320 -14.67% 1
Chelmsford +8 9 £538 +34.38% 2
Colchester +13 4 £425 -5.03%
Basildon +6 4 £425 -5.56% 2
Witham -3 4 £350 -12.50%
Wickford - 1 £425 - 4
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 44 (74.58%) SQL
2 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (33.90%) .NET
4 18 (30.51%) Windows
5 17 (28.81%) Linux
5 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
6 16 (27.12%) T-SQL
7 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.42%) TDD
7 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
8 14 (23.73%) HTML
9 13 (22.03%) Web Services
9 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
10 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
10 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
10 12 (20.34%) Maven
10 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
10 12 (20.34%) CSS
11 11 (18.64%) C#
11 11 (18.64%) OO
11 11 (18.64%) REST
12 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (16.95%) Ajax
12 10 (16.95%) Dynamics AX
12 10 (16.95%) JIRA
12 10 (16.95%) Release Management

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 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.25%) WebLogic
3 8 (13.56%) IIS
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.39%) CMS
7 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (5.08%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Route 53
3 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) BGP
2 4 (6.78%) DHCP
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (6.78%) HSRP
2 4 (6.78%) IPsec
2 4 (6.78%) iSCSI
2 4 (6.78%) Junos
2 4 (6.78%) NX-OS
2 4 (6.78%) OSPF
2 4 (6.78%) SAN
2 4 (6.78%) Skype
2 4 (6.78%) SNMP
2 4 (6.78%) SSL
2 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 4 (6.78%) VRRP
2 4 (6.78%) Wireshark
3 3 (5.08%) SMTP
4 2 (3.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (16.95%) Relational Database
2 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (15.25%) RDBMS
4 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 3 (5.08%) Cognos Connection
6 3 (5.08%) Cognos Event Studio
6 3 (5.08%) Cognos Query Studio
6 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.08%) MOLAP
6 3 (5.08%) OLAP
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
1 13 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (20.34%) Maven
2 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
3 10 (16.95%) JIRA
4 9 (15.25%) Ant
4 9 (15.25%) Gradle
4 9 (15.25%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.17%) JMeter
5 6 (10.17%) JUnit
6 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.08%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Automotive
2 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.17%) Back Office
3 6 (10.17%) Local Government
4 4 (6.78%) Marketing
5 3 (5.08%) Electronics
5 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Games
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Developer
4 6 (10.17%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Production Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) DBA
6 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.08%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) HTML
3 13 (22.03%) Web Services
4 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
4 12 (20.34%) CSS
5 11 (18.64%) REST
6 10 (16.95%) Ajax
6 10 (16.95%) SOAP
6 10 (16.95%) XML
7 9 (15.25%) HTML5
7 9 (15.25%) Java EE
7 9 (15.25%) JAXB
7 9 (15.25%) JAX-RS
7 9 (15.25%) JAX-WS
7 9 (15.25%) JPA
7 9 (15.25%) Middleware
7 9 (15.25%) Struts
8 6 (10.17%) J2EE
8 6 (10.17%) JSF
8 6 (10.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.39%) Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.69%) PKI
2 1 (1.69%) Reinsurance
2 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 17 (28.81%) Linux
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.17%) Unix
5 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) OpenVMS
6 3 (5.08%) VMS
7 1 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.42%) TDD
4 11 (18.64%) OO
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (16.95%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (16.95%) Release Management
6 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (15.25%) Code Coverage
6 9 (15.25%) Load Testing
6 9 (15.25%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (15.25%) UML
6 9 (15.25%) User Stories
7 8 (13.56%) Coaching
7 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
8 7 (11.86%) Migration
9 5 (8.47%) ITIL
9 5 (8.47%) MVC
10 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (74.58%) SQL
2 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 16 (27.12%) T-SQL
4 11 (18.64%) C#
5 8 (13.56%) X++
6 6 (10.17%) Java
7 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.08%) C++
7 3 (5.08%) Groovy
7 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) IFRS
1 3 (5.08%) IFRS 9
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) DFS Replication
2 4 (6.78%) NFS
2 4 (6.78%) vSphere
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.78%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) CA
3 9 (15.25%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (10.17%) IBM
4 6 (10.17%) VMware
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco
6 4 (6.78%) Clearswift
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) Huawei
6 4 (6.78%) Juniper
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee
6 4 (6.78%) NetApp
7 3 (5.08%) Cognos
7 3 (5.08%) SAP
8 2 (3.39%) Citrix
9 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.69%) F5
9 1 (1.69%) Siemens
9 1 (1.69%) Sitecore