Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 118 78 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.31% 15.63% 14.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.38% 63.41% 50.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 63 75
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £201 £200
90th Percentile £387 £476 £448
South East median daily rate £388 £396 £350
% change year-on-year -2.15% +13.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.52
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.89% +17.45%

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 145 123 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.41% 24.65% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 102 141
Kent median daily rate £350 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +0.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £288 £205 £200
90th Percentile £475 £499 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +3.79% +5.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £30.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £25.97
% change year-on-year +164.71% -34.54% -23.62%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -3 28 £341 -9.00% 6
West Malling - 7 £425 - 7
Tunbridge Wells +9 6 £363 -19.44% 1
Dartford -3 4 £475 +18.75% 9
Folkestone -2 2 £333 -11.33% 2
Dover - 2 £350 - 1
Canterbury - 1 £350 - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £575 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 109 (92.37%) .NET
2 95 (80.51%) C#
3 71 (60.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 69 (58.47%) MVC
5 63 (53.39%) Web Services
6 55 (46.61%) ASP.NET
7 54 (45.76%) CSS
7 54 (45.76%) HTML
8 53 (44.92%) TDD
9 49 (41.53%) .NET Framework
10 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
11 46 (38.98%) SQL
12 43 (36.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (33.05%) Oracle
15 36 (30.51%) WCF
16 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
17 34 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (28.81%) JavaScript
18 30 (25.42%) Scrum
18 30 (25.42%) Entity Framework
19 28 (23.73%) MVVM
19 28 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
20 27 (22.88%) VB.NET
21 26 (22.03%) Web Development
22 25 (21.19%) Prototyping
23 23 (19.49%) N-Tier
24 22 (18.64%) Windows
24 22 (18.64%) Refactoring
24 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure

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 12 (10.17%) CMS
2 9 (7.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (6.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) IaaS
2 3 (2.54%) PaaS
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) HTTP
1 5 (4.24%) SMTP
1 5 (4.24%) SSL
2 4 (3.39%) AMQP
3 3 (2.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 18 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.39%) Big Data
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.54%) Power BI
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) QlikView
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (16.10%) ReSharper
3 15 (12.71%) NUnit
4 14 (11.86%) Visual Studio
5 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.63%) MSBuild
6 8 (6.78%) Moq
7 6 (5.08%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.85%) Firebug
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA
9 1 (0.85%) Selenium
9 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
9 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (4.24%) Legal
2 2 (1.69%) Automotive
3 1 (0.85%) Advertising
3 1 (0.85%) Finance
3 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (92.37%) Developer
2 84 (71.19%) .NET Developer
3 51 (43.22%) C# Developer
4 50 (42.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (16.10%) SQL Developer
6 13 (11.02%) Database Developer
6 13 (11.02%) SQL Database Developer
6 13 (11.02%) T-SQL Developer
7 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 12 (10.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (9.32%) SSIS Developer
8 11 (9.32%) Web Developer
9 10 (8.47%) .NET Web Developer
10 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.78%) Full Stack Web Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 6 (5.08%) WCF Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (92.37%) .NET
2 71 (60.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 63 (53.39%) Web Services
4 55 (46.61%) ASP.NET
5 54 (45.76%) CSS
5 54 (45.76%) HTML
6 49 (41.53%) .NET Framework
7 43 (36.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (30.51%) WCF
9 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
10 30 (25.42%) Entity Framework
11 20 (16.95%) LINQ
12 18 (15.25%) HTML5
13 17 (14.41%) ADO.NET
13 17 (14.41%) CSS3
13 17 (14.41%) KnockoutJS
14 16 (13.56%) Backbone.js
15 12 (10.17%) jQuery
15 12 (10.17%) XML
16 11 (9.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.49%) N-Tier
2 10 (8.47%) Algorithms
3 9 (7.63%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Windows
2 19 (16.10%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (58.47%) MVC
2 53 (44.92%) TDD
3 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (25.42%) Scrum
6 28 (23.73%) MVVM
7 26 (22.03%) Web Development
8 25 (21.19%) Prototyping
9 22 (18.64%) Refactoring
10 17 (14.41%) Migration
10 17 (14.41%) Software Architecture
11 16 (13.56%) E-Commerce
11 16 (13.56%) OWASP
12 14 (11.86%) Unit Testing
13 13 (11.02%) Change Control
14 12 (10.17%) Data Management
14 12 (10.17%) High Availability
15 10 (8.47%) Statistics
16 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling
17 8 (6.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 95 (80.51%) C#
2 46 (38.98%) SQL
3 34 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 27 (22.88%) VB.NET
5 19 (16.10%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.24%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) Java
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) Python
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) ISEB
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.85%) MCSA
3 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) HL7
2 1 (0.85%) PSD2
Vendors
1 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 39 (33.05%) Oracle
3 9 (7.63%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.54%) Capita
5 2 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.85%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) Telerik
6 1 (0.85%) webMethods