Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 130 73 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.34% 14.96% 14.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.25% 58.40% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 48 64
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £296 £309 £250
90th Percentile £375 £471 £434
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +51.79% +27.27%

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 160 125 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 29.96% 25.61% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 84 115
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £274 £276 £203
90th Percentile £426 £525 £483
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £30.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +60.38% -3.64% +10.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 0 34 £350 - 3
West Malling - 10 £340 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +11 6 £363 -19.44% 2
Folkestone -3 2 £333 -11.33% 3
Dover - 2 £350 -
Canterbury - 2 £388 - 1
Dartford -2 1 £500 +17.65% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 125 (96.15%) .NET
2 104 (80.00%) C#
3 80 (61.54%) Web Services
3 80 (61.54%) MVC
3 80 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 63 (48.46%) .NET Framework
5 61 (46.92%) TDD
6 58 (44.62%) HTML
7 57 (43.85%) CSS
8 55 (42.31%) SQL
9 50 (38.46%) ASP.NET
10 41 (31.54%) Microsoft
11 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (30.00%) AngularJS
13 38 (29.23%) Entity Framework
13 38 (29.23%) Oracle
14 37 (28.46%) WCF
15 35 (26.92%) MVVM
16 34 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
17 33 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (24.62%) Prototyping
19 31 (23.85%) JavaScript
20 28 (21.54%) Scrum
20 28 (21.54%) LINQ
21 27 (20.77%) SQL Server 2012
22 26 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
22 26 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 24 (18.46%) Web Development
24 23 (17.69%) Migration

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 23 (17.69%) CMS
2 19 (14.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 15 (11.54%) IIS
4 3 (2.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) IaaS
2 2 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) AMQP
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) SMTP
2 1 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.77%) DB2
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) Power BI
7 1 (0.77%) QlikView
7 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (16.92%) ReSharper
3 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.54%) NUnit
5 12 (9.23%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.92%) MSBuild
7 8 (6.15%) Moq
8 4 (3.08%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.31%) Firebug
9 3 (2.31%) JIRA
9 3 (2.31%) Subversion
10 2 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (3.85%) Legal
2 2 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (0.77%) Advertising
3 1 (0.77%) Finance
3 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 124 (95.38%) Developer
2 95 (73.08%) .NET Developer
3 56 (43.08%) C# Developer
4 54 (41.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (19.23%) SQL Developer
6 17 (13.08%) SSIS Developer
7 16 (12.31%) Database Developer
7 16 (12.31%) SQL Database Developer
7 16 (12.31%) T-SQL Developer
8 11 (8.46%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (6.92%) .NET Web Developer
9 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (6.92%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Full Stack Web Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Sitecore Developer
11 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.62%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (96.15%) .NET
2 80 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
2 80 (61.54%) Web Services
3 63 (48.46%) .NET Framework
4 58 (44.62%) HTML
5 57 (43.85%) CSS
6 50 (38.46%) ASP.NET
7 40 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (30.00%) AngularJS
9 38 (29.23%) Entity Framework
10 37 (28.46%) WCF
11 28 (21.54%) LINQ
12 26 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
13 23 (17.69%) Backbone.js
14 17 (13.08%) HTML5
15 16 (12.31%) CSS3
16 15 (11.54%) ADO.NET
17 10 (7.69%) jQuery
17 10 (7.69%) RESTful
17 10 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) N-Tier
2 17 (13.08%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.92%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) New Media
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.69%) Windows
2 22 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (61.54%) MVC
2 61 (46.92%) TDD
3 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.92%) MVVM
5 33 (25.38%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (24.62%) Prototyping
7 28 (21.54%) Scrum
8 24 (18.46%) Web Development
9 23 (17.69%) E-Commerce
9 23 (17.69%) Migration
9 23 (17.69%) OWASP
9 23 (17.69%) Software Architecture
10 22 (16.92%) Refactoring
11 18 (13.85%) Data Management
11 18 (13.85%) High Availability
12 17 (13.08%) Statistics
13 13 (10.00%) Change Control
14 12 (9.23%) Unit Testing
15 7 (5.38%) Data Modelling
16 6 (4.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 104 (80.00%) C#
2 55 (42.31%) SQL
3 31 (23.85%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.92%) VB.NET
5 21 (16.15%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.54%) VB
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) HL7
1 1 (0.77%) PSD2
1 1 (0.77%) QA
Vendors
1 41 (31.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.23%) Oracle
3 23 (17.69%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.31%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.77%) Anite
5 1 (0.77%) Capita
5 1 (0.77%) Google
5 1 (0.77%) Orchard