Period
to 22 September 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 22 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 93 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.16% 17.32% 12.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.66% 76.23% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 74 42
Kent median daily rate £409 £345 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.48% -15.08% +20.37%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £278
90th Percentile £575 £367 £474
South East median daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.47% +4.12% +46.55%

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 82 122 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.94% 22.72% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 94 105
Kent median daily rate £409 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.48% -13.75% +18.52%
10th Percentile £306 £212 £301
90th Percentile £575 £398 £725
South East median daily rate £448 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +11.74% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £62.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +40.00% -33.77% +51.00%

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 22 September 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 22 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
Maidstone -4 10 £400 +14.29% 5
West Malling -6 6 £418 +22.79% 8
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 £368 +5.00% 5
Dartford - 3 £294 - 9
Dover - 2 £450 - 2
Chatham - 1 £400 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 34 (77.27%) SQL
2 27 (61.36%) .NET
3 25 (56.82%) C#
4 20 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (43.18%) MVC
5 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
6 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (38.64%) Windows
8 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
8 16 (36.36%) TDD
9 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
10 14 (31.82%) HTML
10 14 (31.82%) Finance
11 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
13 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 9 (20.45%) ReSharper
14 9 (20.45%) IIS
14 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
14 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
15 8 (18.18%) Software Architecture
15 8 (18.18%) Entity Framework
15 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
15 8 (18.18%) CMS
16 7 (15.91%) Advertising
16 7 (15.91%) Web Services

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 9 (20.45%) IIS
2 8 (18.18%) CMS
3 5 (11.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.27%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.36%) SSDT
5 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.82%) Big Data
6 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.82%) MySQL
6 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.55%) Power BI
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) ReSharper
3 6 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (11.36%) TeamCity
4 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
3 19 (43.18%) SQL Developer
4 11 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (13.64%) DBA
8 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Database Developer
8 5 (11.36%) SQL Database Developer
8 5 (11.36%) SSIS Developer
9 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
9 4 (9.09%) Sybase DBA
10 3 (6.82%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Administrator
10 3 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
10 3 (6.82%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (6.82%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
3 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 14 (31.82%) HTML
5 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (18.18%) Entity Framework
8 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (15.91%) jQuery
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
9 6 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (13.64%) LINQ
10 5 (11.36%) Backbone.js
11 4 (9.09%) CSS
11 4 (9.09%) XML
12 3 (6.82%) CSS3
12 3 (6.82%) RESTful
13 2 (4.55%) JSON
13 2 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) MVC
2 16 (36.36%) TDD
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 8 (18.18%) Software Architecture
5 7 (15.91%) High Availability
6 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) ETL
7 5 (11.36%) MVVM
7 5 (11.36%) Prototyping
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) System Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Break/Fix
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) SQL
2 25 (56.82%) C#
3 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.36%) R
6 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Java 8
8 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.27%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) MCP
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) Sitecore
4 4 (9.09%) Sybase
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Draytek
6 1 (2.27%) Facebook
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Infragistics
6 1 (2.27%) Sage
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Veeam