Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 122 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.41% 22.89% 14.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.44% 81.33% 61.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 97 57
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £306 £295 £226
90th Percentile £575 £390 £476
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +5.56%

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 117 150 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.92% 28.14% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 113 95
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £306 £288 £208
90th Percentile £575 £475 £515
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +164.71% -34.54%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 6 £425 +23.19% 10
Dover -1 5 £425 +21.43%
West Malling -3 5 £388 -8.82% 5
Canterbury +4 2 £475 +35.71% 3
Tonbridge - 2 £363 - 3
Tunbridge Wells -9 1 £443 +22.07% 9
Chatham - 1 - - 3
Margate - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 40 (76.92%) .NET
2 30 (57.69%) C#
2 30 (57.69%) SQL
3 26 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 22 (42.31%) TDD
4 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
5 19 (36.54%) Entity Framework
6 17 (32.69%) HTML
6 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
7 15 (28.85%) Web Services
8 14 (26.92%) MVC
8 14 (26.92%) Finance
8 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 12 (23.08%) .NET Core
11 11 (21.15%) SOLID
12 10 (19.23%) CSS
12 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
12 10 (19.23%) Scrum
12 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (19.23%) RESTful
12 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (19.23%) jQuery
13 9 (17.31%) Migration
14 8 (15.38%) CMS
14 8 (15.38%) Windows
14 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse

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 8 (15.38%) CMS
2 6 (11.54%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.92%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.62%) Big Data
4 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.77%) MySQL
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
5 5 (9.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (9.62%) ReSharper
6 4 (7.69%) Subversion
7 3 (5.77%) NUnit
8 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (82.69%) Developer
2 34 (65.38%) .NET Developer
3 20 (38.46%) SQL Developer
4 16 (30.77%) C# Developer
5 15 (28.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Database Developer
6 7 (13.46%) DBA
6 7 (13.46%) SQL Database Developer
7 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Sybase DBA
8 5 (9.62%) Administrator
8 5 (9.62%) T-SQL Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
10 3 (5.77%) Systems Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (76.92%) .NET
2 26 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET
4 19 (36.54%) Entity Framework
5 17 (32.69%) HTML
6 15 (28.85%) Web Services
7 12 (23.08%) .NET Core
8 10 (19.23%) CSS
8 10 (19.23%) jQuery
8 10 (19.23%) RESTful
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (9.62%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (7.69%) Middleware
12 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
12 3 (5.77%) NHibernate
12 3 (5.77%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (3.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Unix
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) TDD
2 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) MVC
3 11 (21.15%) SOLID
4 10 (19.23%) Scrum
5 9 (17.31%) Migration
6 8 (15.38%) High Availability
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Break/Fix
8 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) Process Improvement
8 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.62%) Software Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) BDD
9 4 (7.69%) Data Mapping
9 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) C#
1 30 (57.69%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.92%) R
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Sybase
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.92%) Sage