Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 6 13
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.78% 16.21% 10.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.75% 80.00% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 63 57
Kent median daily rate £400 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £338 £201 £200
90th Percentile £438 £400 £465
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 £40.25 £42.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +20.42% +18.33%

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 71 110 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 15.20% 20.26% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 79 149
Kent median daily rate £410 £338 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.48% -13.46% +15.56%
10th Percentile £337 £201 £255
90th Percentile £538 £423 £675
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £62.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.66 £38.00
% change year-on-year +106.00% -48.26% +52.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 7 £400 +14.29% 3
Dartford +3 6 £400 +263.64% 7
West Malling -1 6 £418 +21.90% 8
Tunbridge Wells -2 2 £368 +5.00% 5
Chatham - 1 £400 - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 28 (68.29%) .NET
2 27 (65.85%) C#
3 24 (58.54%) SQL
4 20 (48.78%) ASP.NET
5 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
5 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
5 19 (46.34%) MVC
6 17 (41.46%) HTML
7 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (36.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
8 15 (36.59%) Windows
9 13 (31.71%) AngularJS
10 12 (29.27%) CSS
11 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
11 11 (26.83%) .NET Framework
12 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (21.95%) CSS3
13 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
14 8 (19.51%) TDD
14 8 (19.51%) CMS
14 8 (19.51%) Finance
15 7 (17.07%) ReSharper
15 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (17.07%) HTML5
15 7 (17.07%) WCF
16 6 (14.63%) jQuery
16 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework

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 (19.51%) CMS
2 5 (12.20%) IIS
3 4 (9.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) AMQP
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
1 3 (7.32%) SMTP
1 3 (7.32%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Skype
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (14.63%) SSDT
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (9.76%) Power BI
5 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (7.32%) Big Data
6 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.07%) ReSharper
4 6 (14.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.76%) Subversion
6 3 (7.32%) Fiddler
6 3 (7.32%) NUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Moq
7 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (75.61%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) .NET Developer
3 16 (39.02%) SQL Developer
4 14 (34.15%) C# Developer
5 12 (29.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (21.95%) Database Developer
7 9 (21.95%) SQL Database Developer
8 7 (17.07%) T-SQL Developer
9 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (14.63%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (7.32%) Architect
10 3 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
10 3 (7.32%) Software Architect
10 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
11 2 (4.88%) C# Architect
11 2 (4.88%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (68.29%) .NET
2 20 (48.78%) ASP.NET
3 17 (41.46%) HTML
4 13 (31.71%) AngularJS
5 12 (29.27%) CSS
6 11 (26.83%) .NET Framework
7 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (21.95%) CSS3
9 7 (17.07%) HTML5
9 7 (17.07%) WCF
10 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
10 6 (14.63%) jQuery
11 5 (12.20%) JSON
11 5 (12.20%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (12.20%) LINQ
11 5 (12.20%) REST
12 4 (9.76%) Ajax
12 4 (9.76%) Web Services
12 4 (9.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) MVC
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) TDD
4 6 (14.63%) ETL
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 6 (14.63%) SOA
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) Software Architecture
5 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Analytics
6 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) Data Management
6 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.76%) Microservices
6 4 (9.76%) MVVM
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) C#
2 24 (58.54%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
4 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.76%) R
6 3 (7.32%) TypeScript
6 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) Java
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.88%) MCP
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) HL7
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Capita
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.44%) Draytek
4 1 (2.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Veeam
4 1 (2.44%) Xamarin