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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.04% 10.49% 15.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 76.74% 36.56% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 26
Median daily rate £340 £440 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +30.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £308 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £474 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 43 93 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 17.00% 28.70% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 50
Median daily rate £338 £435 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +28.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £62.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +1 8 £350 -6.66% 5
Tunbridge Wells +9 7 £350 -15.15% 2
West Malling -3 6 £340 -9.93% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 82 (92.13%) .NET
2 53 (59.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (57.30%) C#
3 51 (57.30%) Web Services
4 44 (49.44%) SQL
5 39 (43.82%) Oracle
6 38 (42.70%) WCF
7 37 (41.57%) MVC
8 35 (39.33%) Microsoft
8 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET
8 35 (39.33%) .NET Framework
9 34 (38.20%) MVVM
10 29 (32.58%) WPF
11 27 (30.34%) Unit Testing
11 27 (30.34%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (29.21%) Migration
12 26 (29.21%) Data Management
12 26 (29.21%) Algorithms
13 24 (26.97%) LINQ
14 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (22.47%) Prototyping
16 20 (22.47%) ReSharper
17 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (20.22%) VB.NET
19 17 (19.10%) Entity Framework
20 16 (17.98%) High Availability
20 16 (17.98%) Statistics

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 10 (11.24%) CMS
1 10 (11.24%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (6.74%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) LAN
1 1 (1.12%) Network Security
1 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.25%) DB2
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.12%) DTS
6 1 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (59.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (22.47%) ReSharper
3 15 (16.85%) Moq
3 15 (16.85%) MSBuild
3 15 (16.85%) NUnit
4 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (4.49%) Advertising
1 4 (4.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.12%) Automotive
2 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (78.65%) Developer
2 47 (52.81%) .NET Developer
3 36 (40.45%) SQL Developer
4 29 (32.58%) WPF Developer
5 15 (16.85%) WinForms Developer
6 13 (14.61%) Oracle Developer
7 12 (13.48%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (13.48%) C# Developer
8 10 (11.24%) WCF Developer
9 9 (10.11%) Tester
10 7 (7.87%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (6.74%) Sitecore Developer
11 6 (6.74%) SSIS Developer
12 5 (5.62%) Development Manager
12 5 (5.62%) Senior Development Manager
12 5 (5.62%) Senior Manager
12 5 (5.62%) T-SQL Developer
13 4 (4.49%) CMS Developer
13 4 (4.49%) Senior IT Manager
13 4 (4.49%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (92.13%) .NET
2 51 (57.30%) Web Services
3 38 (42.70%) WCF
4 35 (39.33%) .NET Framework
4 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET
5 29 (32.58%) WPF
6 24 (26.97%) LINQ
7 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (24.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (19.10%) Entity Framework
9 16 (17.98%) HTML
10 15 (16.85%) ADO.NET
10 15 (16.85%) Caliburn.Micro
10 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 15 (16.85%) WinForms
11 13 (14.61%) CSS
12 11 (12.36%) RESTful
13 6 (6.74%) HTML5
14 5 (5.62%) Backbone.js
14 5 (5.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.21%) Algorithms
2 15 (16.85%) Client/Server
3 11 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (12.36%) Mobile App
3 11 (12.36%) Virtual Team
4 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.62%) AS400
6 4 (4.49%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) New Media
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
1 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) MVC
2 34 (38.20%) MVVM
3 27 (30.34%) Unit Testing
4 26 (29.21%) Data Management
4 26 (29.21%) Migration
5 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (22.47%) Prototyping
7 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (17.98%) High Availability
8 16 (17.98%) Statistics
9 15 (16.85%) TDD
10 12 (13.48%) Multithreaded Programming
10 12 (13.48%) Multithreading
11 11 (12.36%) Data Migration
11 11 (12.36%) Dependency Injection
12 10 (11.24%) Web Development
13 9 (10.11%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.11%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.30%) C#
2 44 (49.44%) SQL
3 18 (20.22%) VB.NET
4 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.25%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) LINC
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 39 (43.82%) Oracle
2 35 (39.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.36%) Infragistics
3 11 (12.36%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.12%) IBM