Period
to 29 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 September 2020 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)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 169 1,011 1,055
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.83% 7.21% 6.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.64% 36.80% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 722 770
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +8.99%
10th Percentile £304 £285 £305
90th Percentile £562 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £45.32 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.01% +11.90% -8.47%
10th Percentile £14.85 £17.71 £18.69
90th Percentile £47.40 £60.00 £57.41
England median hourly rate £32.00 £32.54 £26.90
% change year-on-year -1.66% +20.97% -18.48%

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 686 2,747 3,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.61% 19.58% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 1,693 2,269
Median daily rate £475 £440 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -0.56% +10.49%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £624 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 83 52
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £15.10 £15.39 £17.06
90th Percentile £61.56 £73.75 £57.48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -1.64%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 29 September 2020. 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
Thames Valley -1 69 £425 +3.66% 81
Hampshire -14 49 £475 +11.76% 36
Berkshire -2 36 £463 +12.12% 36
Buckinghamshire -4 27 £425 +6.25% 30
Kent +2 12 £450 +7.14% 28
Surrey -7 12 £425 - 51
West Sussex -16 11 £425 +4.94% 28
East Sussex +2 8 £463 +8.82% 11
Oxfordshire +25 6 £363 -14.71% 15
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 96 (56.80%) SQL
2 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (32.54%) Windows
5 54 (31.95%) C#
6 53 (31.36%) .NET
7 51 (30.18%) Azure
8 49 (28.99%) JavaScript
9 46 (27.22%) Security Cleared
10 44 (26.04%) CSS
11 43 (25.44%) HTML
12 35 (20.71%) Oracle
13 31 (18.34%) DevOps
14 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
15 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET
15 28 (16.57%) ITIL
15 28 (16.57%) MVC
16 27 (15.98%) T-SQL
17 26 (15.38%) Linux
18 25 (14.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (14.79%) Scrum
18 25 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
20 23 (13.61%) VMware
21 22 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
22 21 (12.43%) Java
22 21 (12.43%) Migration
23 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
23 20 (11.83%) Power Platform
24 19 (11.24%) Power BI

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.92%) IIS
3 7 (4.14%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.55%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.96%) Confluence
5 5 (2.96%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.78%) CMS
6 3 (1.78%) nginx
7 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.59%) JBoss
8 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.59%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 51 (30.18%) Azure
2 20 (11.83%) Power Platform
3 13 (7.69%) AWS
4 10 (5.92%) IaaS
5 7 (4.14%) PowerApps
6 6 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.96%) Office 365
8 4 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.37%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.37%) npm
8 4 (2.37%) PaaS
8 4 (2.37%) Serverless
9 3 (1.78%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.18%) GCP
10 2 (1.18%) Logic Apps
10 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.18%) SaaS
11 1 (0.59%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.88%) DNS
2 9 (5.33%) DHCP
3 8 (4.73%) Firewall
3 8 (4.73%) Skype
4 4 (2.37%) SAN
4 4 (2.37%) VSAN
5 3 (1.78%) WAN
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.18%) Internet
6 2 (1.18%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.18%) IPFIX
6 2 (1.18%) IPsec
6 2 (1.18%) Junos
6 2 (1.18%) MPLS
6 2 (1.18%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.18%) SNMP
6 2 (1.18%) SSL
6 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) VPN
6 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (11.24%) Power BI
2 19 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (10.65%) MySQL
4 17 (10.06%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 12 (7.10%) NoSQL
7 11 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.14%) MongoDB
10 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (2.96%) DB2
11 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2019
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (2.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.10%) JIRA
3 8 (4.73%) Selenium
4 7 (4.14%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.96%) Subversion
6 5 (2.96%) webpack
7 4 (2.37%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.37%) Grunt
7 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.37%) Mocha
7 4 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.78%) Ant
8 3 (1.78%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.18%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.18%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.18%) ERwin
9 2 (1.18%) Moq
9 2 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 15 (8.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.14%) Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.78%) Back Office
5 3 (1.78%) Law
5 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (47.34%) Developer
2 17 (10.06%) DBA
3 15 (8.88%) .NET Developer
3 15 (8.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (7.69%) Architect
4 13 (7.69%) Power BI Developer
5 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.92%) Analyst
6 10 (5.92%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Administrator
7 9 (5.33%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Consultant
8 8 (4.73%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.14%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.55%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Azure Developer
11 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared DBA
11 5 (2.96%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (31.36%) .NET
2 44 (26.04%) CSS
3 43 (25.44%) HTML
4 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET
5 17 (10.06%) .NET Framework
6 16 (9.47%) React
7 15 (8.88%) Web Services
8 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (8.28%) jQuery
9 13 (7.69%) XML
10 12 (7.10%) HTML5
10 12 (7.10%) JSON
10 12 (7.10%) RESTful
10 12 (7.10%) SOAP
11 11 (6.51%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.51%) REST
12 9 (5.33%) Middleware
12 9 (5.33%) Sass
13 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.73%) PKI
4 7 (4.14%) Replication
5 6 (3.55%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.55%) Clustering
5 6 (3.55%) User Experience
6 5 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.37%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.18%) Blog
9 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.18%) iPad
9 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.54%) Windows
2 26 (15.38%) Linux
3 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.33%) Unix
5 7 (4.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (2.96%) Android
7 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.37%) AIX
8 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.59%) CentOS
11 1 (0.59%) HPUX
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.34%) DevOps
3 28 (16.57%) ITIL
3 28 (16.57%) MVC
4 25 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (14.79%) Scrum
5 22 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (12.43%) Migration
7 17 (10.06%) Data Modelling
8 15 (8.88%) Data Analysis
9 14 (8.28%) Visualisation
10 13 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.69%) Web Development
11 12 (7.10%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.92%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.92%) ETL
12 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.33%) Change Control
13 9 (5.33%) Decision-Making
13 9 (5.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 96 (56.80%) SQL
2 54 (31.95%) C#
3 49 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.98%) T-SQL
5 21 (12.43%) Java
6 18 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 16 (9.47%) Python
8 11 (6.51%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.14%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.55%) VB
11 5 (2.96%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.96%) C
11 5 (2.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (2.96%) Kotlin
11 5 (2.96%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.96%) Perl
12 4 (2.37%) C++
12 4 (2.37%) ES6
13 3 (1.78%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 46 (27.22%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.88%) Degree
4 14 (8.28%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.78%) MCSE
8 2 (1.18%) MCAD
8 2 (1.18%) MCITP
8 2 (1.18%) MCPD
8 2 (1.18%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.59%) CEH
9 1 (0.59%) CISA
9 1 (0.59%) CISM
9 1 (0.59%) CISSP
9 1 (0.59%) CRISC
9 1 (0.59%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.18%) NCSC
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) COSO
4 1 (0.59%) HL7
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) NIST
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) vSphere
4 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.96%) VMware NSX
5 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.78%) RACF
6 3 (1.78%) vCloud
7 2 (1.18%) Docker
7 2 (1.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.59%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) SCOM
2 5 (2.96%) WSUS
3 4 (2.37%) SCCM
4 3 (1.78%) Foglight
4 3 (1.78%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.78%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.78%) vRealize
5 2 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.71%) Oracle
3 23 (13.61%) VMware
4 9 (5.33%) Xamarin
5 8 (4.73%) Cisco
6 7 (4.14%) Citrix
6 7 (4.14%) NetApp
7 5 (2.96%) McAfee
8 4 (2.37%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.37%) IBM
8 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.37%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.78%) Juniper
9 3 (1.78%) OutSystems
9 3 (1.78%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.78%) Remedy
9 3 (1.78%) SAP
9 3 (1.78%) Symantec
9 3 (1.78%) Tableau
10 2 (1.18%) Meraki