Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1197 1207 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.22% 7.26% 8.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.33% 35.60% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 776 990
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £290 £266 £263
90th Percentile £505 £515 £475
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 42
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +38.21% +39.77%
10th Percentile £14.83 £20.35 £15.96
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.94 £27.24
% change year-on-year +19.09% +9.91% +19.24%

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 3487 3390 4371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.02% 20.40% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2213 2034 2580
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £291 £275 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £458 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 89 94
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.25% -2.45% +18.16%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 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
Thames Valley +2 528 £390 +1.36% 107
Berkshire +14 293 £400 +2.11% 41
Hampshire +4 256 £360 +2.86% 53
Buckinghamshire -14 149 £363 -3.33% 30
Surrey -22 144 £429 +3.94% 34
Kent +3 117 £350 -6.67% 16
Oxfordshire 0 85 £400 +2.56% 36
East Sussex +4 70 £345 -14.81% 8
West Sussex -14 57 £330 -12.00% 21
Middlesex -12 7 £460 +27.78% 1
Sussex -9 2 £363 +52.63%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 585 (48.87%) SQL
2 535 (44.70%) .NET
3 491 (41.02%) C#
4 478 (39.93%) Microsoft
5 374 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
6 325 (27.15%) Windows
7 314 (26.23%) MVC
8 290 (24.23%) JavaScript
9 268 (22.39%) HTML
9 268 (22.39%) Web Services
10 251 (20.97%) ASP.NET
10 251 (20.97%) CSS
11 248 (20.72%) Oracle
12 214 (17.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 205 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 179 (14.95%) TDD
15 174 (14.54%) Finance
16 171 (14.29%) T-SQL
17 169 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 159 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 159 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 154 (12.87%) .NET Framework
20 149 (12.45%) Team Foundation Server
21 147 (12.28%) AngularJS
22 146 (12.20%) Active Directory
23 145 (12.11%) Scrum
24 144 (12.03%) Linux
25 143 (11.95%) SQL Server 2008
26 140 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
27 139 (11.61%) XML

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
1 105 (8.77%) IIS
2 60 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.09%) CMS
3 37 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 31 (2.59%) Apache
5 28 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.26%) Apache Spark
7 25 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (1.75%) JBoss
9 16 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.25%) Confluence
11 13 (1.09%) SAS
12 12 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.92%) WildFly
14 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.67%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.67%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.58%) KANA IQ
5 7 (0.58%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.58%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.58%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.50%) FastStats
7 5 (0.42%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.33%) Lawson
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 3 (0.25%) iTrent
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.084%) FRx
11 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 205 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (3.59%) Office 365
4 22 (1.84%) IaaS
5 20 (1.67%) PaaS
6 12 (1.00%) SaaS
7 11 (0.92%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.67%) Boomi
9 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.50%) GitHub
11 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.42%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.26%) Firewall
2 38 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 36 (3.01%) SAN
4 31 (2.59%) DNS
5 26 (2.17%) Network Security
6 20 (1.67%) DHCP
7 18 (1.50%) HTTP
8 16 (1.34%) LDAP
9 15 (1.25%) Internet
9 15 (1.25%) WAN
10 14 (1.17%) LAN
10 14 (1.17%) PuTTY
10 14 (1.17%) WinSCP
11 13 (1.09%) SMTP
11 13 (1.09%) VoIP
12 12 (1.00%) Intranet
13 11 (0.92%) FTP
14 10 (0.84%) CTI
14 10 (0.84%) Skype
15 9 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (17.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 159 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 143 (11.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
5 120 (10.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 101 (8.44%) MySQL
7 71 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 70 (5.85%) Relational Database
9 68 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 47 (3.93%) Oracle Database
12 40 (3.34%) DB2
13 38 (3.17%) MongoDB
14 36 (3.01%) Big Data
15 35 (2.92%) Hadoop
16 34 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
16 34 (2.84%) Power BI
17 33 (2.76%) NoSQL
18 26 (2.17%) RDBMS
19 25 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 149 (12.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 114 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 82 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.01%) Subversion
5 32 (2.67%) NUnit
5 32 (2.67%) Selenium
6 30 (2.51%) SpecFlow
7 27 (2.26%) Moq
8 25 (2.09%) Eclipse
8 25 (2.09%) JIRA
9 22 (1.84%) TeamCity
9 22 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (1.75%) Jenkins
11 20 (1.67%) Ant
12 19 (1.59%) ReSharper
13 18 (1.50%) LoadRunner
13 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 17 (1.42%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.25%) HP UFT
15 15 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 174 (14.54%) Finance
2 70 (5.85%) Banking
3 18 (1.50%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.09%) Investment Banking
4 13 (1.09%) Legal
5 12 (1.00%) Marketing
6 9 (0.75%) Retail
7 8 (0.67%) Advertising
8 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.42%) Back Office
9 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.25%) Automotive
11 3 (0.25%) Billing
11 3 (0.25%) Front Office
11 3 (0.25%) Games
11 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 669 (55.89%) Developer
2 314 (26.23%) .NET Developer
3 234 (19.55%) C# Developer
4 183 (15.29%) SQL Developer
5 175 (14.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 117 (9.77%) Analyst
7 96 (8.02%) SQL Server Developer
8 79 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 67 (5.60%) DBA
10 58 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 57 (4.76%) Architect
12 54 (4.51%) ASP.NET Developer
13 51 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (3.93%) SSIS Developer
15 45 (3.76%) Senior Developer
16 38 (3.17%) Consultant
17 37 (3.09%) Administrator
18 36 (3.01%) SQL DBA
19 33 (2.76%) Agile Developer
20 31 (2.59%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (44.70%) .NET
2 268 (22.39%) HTML
2 268 (22.39%) Web Services
3 251 (20.97%) ASP.NET
3 251 (20.97%) CSS
4 169 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 159 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 154 (12.87%) .NET Framework
7 147 (12.28%) AngularJS
8 139 (11.61%) XML
9 131 (10.94%) WCF
10 124 (10.36%) jQuery
11 93 (7.77%) Entity Framework
12 82 (6.85%) REST
13 77 (6.43%) HTML5
14 71 (5.93%) SOAP
15 70 (5.85%) Ajax
16 55 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 49 (4.09%) JSON
18 47 (3.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.01%) N-Tier
3 40 (3.34%) Clustering
4 39 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 20 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 19 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.34%) User Experience
11 15 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.00%) Replication
13 10 (0.84%) Derivative
14 9 (0.75%) PKI
15 8 (0.67%) Life Science
16 7 (0.58%) Virtual Team
17 6 (0.50%) AS400
17 6 (0.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 325 (27.15%) Windows
2 144 (12.03%) Linux
3 132 (11.03%) Windows Server
4 85 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.60%) Unix
7 37 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.09%) Windows Vista
10 11 (0.92%) Solaris
10 11 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.67%) AIX
12 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.25%) HPUX
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (26.23%) MVC
3 179 (14.95%) TDD
4 145 (12.11%) Scrum
5 140 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
6 127 (10.61%) ETL
7 126 (10.53%) Migration
8 119 (9.94%) Web Development
9 102 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (6.77%) Data Modelling
10 81 (6.77%) SDLC
11 69 (5.76%) Analytics
11 69 (5.76%) CRM
12 62 (5.18%) Data Management
13 61 (5.10%) DevOps
13 61 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
14 54 (4.51%) High Availability
14 54 (4.51%) ITIL
15 53 (4.43%) Refactoring
16 52 (4.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 585 (48.87%) SQL
2 491 (41.02%) C#
3 290 (24.23%) JavaScript
4 171 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 135 (11.28%) Java
6 95 (7.94%) PowerShell
7 77 (6.43%) VB.NET
8 68 (5.68%) Python
9 31 (2.59%) PHP
10 25 (2.09%) C++
10 25 (2.09%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.09%) VBA
11 23 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 21 (1.75%) VB
13 20 (1.67%) C
14 18 (1.50%) F#
15 17 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.17%) Scala
17 12 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 57 (4.76%) Degree
3 51 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.42%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.26%) MCSE
7 23 (1.92%) ISEB
8 17 (1.42%) CCNA
8 17 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.34%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (1.25%) MCSA
11 11 (0.92%) MCITP
12 9 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.75%) QA
3 17 (1.42%) SLA
4 9 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.58%) GxP
6 7 (0.58%) IFRS
6 7 (0.58%) IFRS 9
7 6 (0.50%) Basel II
8 5 (0.42%) GCP
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) PMO
10 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.084%) GAMP
10 1 (0.084%) HL7
10 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.084%) PSD2
System Software
1 146 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 72 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 33 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.59%) vSphere
6 25 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.59%) Docker
8 13 (1.09%) Apache Flume
8 13 (1.09%) HDFS
8 13 (1.09%) XenApp
9 9 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.50%) XenServer
12 5 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.17%) iptables
15 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (2.17%) Ansible
2 21 (1.75%) Oozie
3 20 (1.67%) SCCM
4 14 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 13 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (0.92%) SCOM
8 8 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.58%) Puppet
10 6 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.42%) Nagios
11 5 (0.42%) WSUS
12 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.25%) Graphite
13 3 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 478 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 248 (20.72%) Oracle
3 130 (10.86%) VMware
4 71 (5.93%) HP
5 53 (4.43%) Citrix
6 39 (3.26%) Tableau
7 35 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.92%) Sitecore
8 33 (2.76%) SAP
9 30 (2.51%) Cisco
10 23 (1.92%) McAfee
10 23 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 23 (1.92%) Telerik
11 22 (1.84%) IBM
12 19 (1.59%) Informatica
12 19 (1.59%) Symantec
13 15 (1.25%) Google
13 15 (1.25%) Veeam
14 14 (1.17%) Cloudera
14 14 (1.17%) ServiceNow