Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 May 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 93 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.89% 17.10% 12.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.25% 77.50% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 72 65
Kent median daily rate £385 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £335 £201 £194
90th Percentile £441 £476 £448
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +62.26% -18.46%

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 Kent with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 67 120 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.99% 22.06% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 94 161
Kent median daily rate £401 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.89% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £343 £201 £208
90th Percentile £554 £417 £650
South East median daily rate £443 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +9.80% +0.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £62.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £17.43 £19.60
% change year-on-year +129.49% -11.08% -34.66%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Kent over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Kent

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Maidstone -1 9 £400 +14.29% 7
Dartford 0 3 £450 +309.09% 3
West Malling -2 2 £425 +24.09% 4
Sittingbourne - 1 £575 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) C#
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
5 16 (48.48%) HTML
5 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
6 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET
6 15 (45.45%) CSS
6 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (39.39%) MVC
7 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
8 12 (36.36%) HTML5
8 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (36.36%) CSS3
9 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
11 9 (27.27%) Windows
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (27.27%) WCF
12 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
12 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
13 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
13 7 (21.21%) ReSharper
13 7 (21.21%) Web Services
13 7 (21.21%) SOA
14 6 (18.18%) JSON
14 6 (18.18%) NUnit

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
1 5 (15.15%) SMTP
1 5 (15.15%) SSL
2 4 (12.12%) AMQP
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Big Data
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) SSDT
4 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.09%) Power BI
5 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.03%) MySQL
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (21.21%) ReSharper
4 6 (18.18%) NUnit
5 5 (15.15%) Fiddler
6 3 (9.09%) Moq
7 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
8 1 (3.03%) Selenium
8 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 12 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Developer
3 11 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Database Developer
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Database Developer
5 7 (21.21%) T-SQL Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (9.09%) .NET Architect
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (9.09%) C# Architect
7 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Software Architect
7 3 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# WPF Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (6.06%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) HTML
3 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 15 (45.45%) CSS
4 12 (36.36%) CSS3
4 12 (36.36%) HTML5
5 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (27.27%) WCF
7 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
7 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
8 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
8 7 (21.21%) Web Services
9 6 (18.18%) JSON
9 6 (18.18%) REST
9 6 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (15.15%) ADO.NET
10 5 (15.15%) jQuery
10 5 (15.15%) SOAP
10 5 (15.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (39.39%) MVC
2 7 (21.21%) SOA
3 6 (18.18%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Analytics
4 5 (15.15%) Microservices
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 4 (12.12%) Big Data Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Data Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.12%) ETL
5 4 (12.12%) High Availability
5 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) C#
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 5 (15.15%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Capita
4 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.03%) Facebook
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Infragistics
4 1 (3.03%) Telerik
4 1 (3.03%) webMethods
4 1 (3.03%) Xamarin