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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East / Kent
Rank 5 14 4
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 56 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.44% 11.21% 21.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.16% 39.84% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 21
Median daily rate £338 £343 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

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 69 128 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 23.96% 28.13% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 96 33
Median daily rate £338 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £589 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +3 6 £375 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +13 4 - - 2
Folkestone 0 3 £325 - 1
West Malling - 3 £400 - 1
Sevenoaks +2 1 £245 -40.96%
Dartford - 1 £110 - 1
Dover - 1 £200 -
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 72 (80.90%) .NET
2 49 (55.06%) SQL
3 47 (52.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (48.31%) C#
5 36 (40.45%) Oracle
6 33 (37.08%) .NET Framework
7 32 (35.96%) Web Services
7 32 (35.96%) MVC
8 31 (34.83%) ASP.NET
9 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
9 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
10 25 (28.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (28.09%) Algorithms
10 25 (28.09%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (28.09%) Migration
10 25 (28.09%) Data Management
11 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (25.84%) LINQ
11 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (23.60%) MVVM
13 20 (22.47%) WCF
13 20 (22.47%) WPF
14 18 (20.22%) Unit Testing
14 18 (20.22%) VB.NET
15 15 (16.85%) Prototyping
15 15 (16.85%) ReSharper
16 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (15.73%) Data Migration
16 14 (15.73%) WinForms

SQL Server
Top Related 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 1 (1.12%) CMS
1 1 (1.12%) FileNet
1 1 (1.12%) IIS
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DHCP
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) IMAP
1 1 (1.12%) LAN
1 1 (1.12%) Network Security
1 1 (1.12%) SAN
1 1 (1.12%) SMTP
1 1 (1.12%) VPN
1 1 (1.12%) WAN
1 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (10.11%) DB2
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.37%) MS Access
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.25%) Power BI
7 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.12%) DTS
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (52.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (16.85%) ReSharper
3 14 (15.73%) Moq
3 14 (15.73%) MSBuild
3 14 (15.73%) NUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.87%) Advertising
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (70.79%) Developer
2 43 (48.31%) .NET Developer
3 33 (37.08%) SQL Developer
4 20 (22.47%) WPF Developer
5 17 (19.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (19.10%) C# Developer
6 14 (15.73%) WinForms Developer
7 13 (14.61%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (11.24%) Tester
8 10 (11.24%) WCF Developer
9 6 (6.74%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (6.74%) DBA
9 6 (6.74%) SQL DBA
10 5 (5.62%) Development Manager
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Development Manager
10 5 (5.62%) Senior Manager
10 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (4.49%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
11 4 (4.49%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (80.90%) .NET
2 33 (37.08%) .NET Framework
3 32 (35.96%) Web Services
4 31 (34.83%) ASP.NET
5 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
6 25 (28.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (25.84%) LINQ
8 20 (22.47%) WCF
8 20 (22.47%) WPF
9 14 (15.73%) ADO.NET
9 14 (15.73%) Caliburn.Micro
9 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 14 (15.73%) WinForms
10 7 (7.87%) XML
11 6 (6.74%) JSON
11 6 (6.74%) LINQ to SQL
12 5 (5.62%) HTML
13 4 (4.49%) RESTful
14 3 (3.37%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Algorithms
2 14 (15.73%) Client/Server
3 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) AS400
5 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.49%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
1 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.12%) Android
2 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) MVC
2 25 (28.09%) Data Management
2 25 (28.09%) Migration
3 21 (23.60%) MVVM
4 18 (20.22%) Unit Testing
5 15 (16.85%) Prototyping
6 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.73%) Data Migration
7 12 (13.48%) High Availability
7 12 (13.48%) Statistics
8 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.24%) Multithreaded Programming
8 10 (11.24%) Multithreading
8 10 (11.24%) TDD
9 9 (10.11%) Automation Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (10.11%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (55.06%) SQL
2 43 (48.31%) C#
3 18 (20.22%) VB.NET
4 9 (10.11%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.49%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) LINC
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 36 (40.45%) Oracle
2 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.12%) Apple
4 1 (1.12%) Cognos
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) Informatica
4 1 (1.12%) Netezza
4 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.12%) Teradata