The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 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 26 April 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)
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 10 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 8.75% 11.94% 23.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.43% 66.67% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Median daily rate £250 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.18% -2.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £349
% change year-on-year -1.40% +1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +31.89% -10.76%  

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 Gatwick with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 23 12 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 28.75% 17.91% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 14
Median daily rate £250 £366 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.74% -18.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.76% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick 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 Gatwick

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Gatwick.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Gatwick

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Gatwick over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Gatwick

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Gatwick.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Gatwick region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) NAS
4 4 (36.36%) High Availability
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Replication
4 4 (36.36%) Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) SAN
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) DB2
4 4 (36.36%) VB
4 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) MCDBA
4 4 (36.36%) Change Control
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) Database Mirroring
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) PMO

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick 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 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) NAS
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) DBA
1 4 (36.36%) Senior DBA
1 4 (36.36%) Senior SQL DBA
1 4 (36.36%) Senior SQL Server DBA
1 4 (36.36%) SQL DBA
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Senior SharePoint Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (18.18%) LINQ
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) Database Mirroring
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) High Availability
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) MVVM
3 2 (18.18%) OWASP
3 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) VB
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Sitecore