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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / South East
Rank 24 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 537 666 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.93% 7.28% 7.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.38% 36.10% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 459 454
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 21
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.62 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1562 1845 1691
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 20.16% 20.16% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1198 1021
Median daily rate £403 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 31
Median hourly rate £19.00 £38.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +10.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £54.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +5 149 £370 +12.12% 80
Berkshire +10 100 £415 +3.75% 47
Surrey -15 70 £413 +3.12% 37
Kent +10 54 £338 -1.45% 16
Buckinghamshire -22 48 £391 -2.18% 50
Oxfordshire -2 42 £350 +3.70% 34
West Sussex 0 28 £400 +23.07% 24
East Sussex +4 27 £330 -2.22% 15
Middlesex +2 10 £375 +9.09% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 556 (53.56%) SQL
2 456 (43.93%) .NET
3 397 (38.25%) Microsoft
4 384 (36.99%) C#
5 258 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
6 244 (23.51%) MVC
7 243 (23.41%) ASP.NET
8 231 (22.25%) Oracle
9 228 (21.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 227 (21.87%) Windows
11 217 (20.91%) JavaScript
12 184 (17.73%) HTML
13 175 (16.86%) CSS
14 166 (15.99%) Business Intelligence
15 154 (14.84%) Finance
16 152 (14.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 151 (14.55%) XML
18 150 (14.45%) Web Services
19 147 (14.16%) T-SQL
20 145 (13.97%) ETL
21 142 (13.68%) SQL Server 2008
22 137 (13.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 132 (12.72%) MS Excel
23 132 (12.72%) .NET Framework
24 125 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
25 123 (11.85%) Migration
26 114 (10.98%) Security Cleared
27 108 (10.40%) Windows Server
27 108 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
28 104 (10.02%) Linux

SQL Server
Top Related 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 85 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.88%) IIS
3 48 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 37 (3.56%) MS Exchange
5 36 (3.47%) CMS
6 23 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (2.02%) Skype for Business
8 19 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.54%) EPiServer
10 14 (1.35%) JBoss
11 10 (0.96%) Confluence
11 10 (0.96%) SAS
12 9 (0.87%) Drupal
12 9 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.87%) Mule
12 9 (0.87%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.87%) WordPress
13 8 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 132 (12.72%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.95%) MS Office
3 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.096%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.096%) MS Project
6 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.06%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.48%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.39%) HFM
9 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite
10 2 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 2 (0.19%) Infor CRM
10 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.096%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.60%) IaaS
4 24 (2.31%) PaaS
5 17 (1.64%) Office 365
5 17 (1.64%) SaaS
6 16 (1.54%) Boomi
7 4 (0.39%) GitHub
8 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.19%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.096%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.096%) Trello
10 1 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.76%) SAN
2 29 (2.79%) Firewall
3 21 (2.02%) DNS
3 21 (2.02%) Internet
3 21 (2.02%) Intranet
4 19 (1.83%) LAN
4 19 (1.83%) Skype
5 16 (1.54%) DHCP
6 15 (1.45%) FTP
6 15 (1.45%) IPsec
7 14 (1.35%) VoIP
8 13 (1.25%) NAS
8 13 (1.25%) WAN
9 12 (1.16%) LDAP
10 10 (0.96%) SMTP
11 6 (0.58%) PuTTY
11 6 (0.58%) WinSCP
12 5 (0.48%) Extranet
13 4 (0.39%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (21.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 152 (14.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 142 (13.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 137 (13.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 108 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (8.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 73 (7.03%) MySQL
8 70 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 70 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 63 (6.07%) Relational Database
10 43 (4.14%) Oracle Database
11 41 (3.95%) NoSQL
12 40 (3.85%) MS Access
13 33 (3.18%) Power BI
14 30 (2.89%) Big Data
14 30 (2.89%) Hadoop
15 29 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (2.12%) DB2
17 22 (2.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 125 (12.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 63 (6.07%) Git (software)
4 38 (3.66%) Jenkins
5 34 (3.28%) JIRA
6 22 (2.12%) Selenium
7 21 (2.02%) Moq
7 21 (2.02%) MSBuild
7 21 (2.02%) NUnit
7 21 (2.02%) Subversion
8 20 (1.93%) Talend Open Studio
9 19 (1.83%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.64%) ReSharper
11 14 (1.35%) SpecFlow
11 14 (1.35%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.16%) MSTest
13 9 (0.87%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.77%) Liquibase
14 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.67%) Ant
General
1 154 (14.84%) Finance
2 49 (4.72%) Advertising
3 47 (4.53%) Marketing
4 23 (2.22%) Banking
5 21 (2.02%) Retail
6 20 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.64%) Publishing
8 15 (1.45%) Legal
9 12 (1.16%) Back Office
10 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.77%) Electronics
12 6 (0.58%) Front Office
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.39%) Automotive
15 3 (0.29%) Games
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.096%) Law
16 1 (0.096%) Military
Job Titles
1 579 (55.78%) Developer
2 251 (24.18%) .NET Developer
3 147 (14.16%) SQL Developer
4 138 (13.29%) C# Developer
5 110 (10.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 98 (9.44%) Analyst
7 70 (6.74%) DBA
8 65 (6.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 55 (5.30%) Architect
10 51 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 51 (4.91%) Consultant
11 50 (4.82%) SQL DBA
12 47 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (4.24%) SQL Server Developer
14 41 (3.95%) Software Developer
15 38 (3.66%) ETL Developer
16 37 (3.56%) Java Developer
17 36 (3.47%) SSIS Developer
18 35 (3.37%) Senior Developer
19 34 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (43.93%) .NET
2 243 (23.41%) ASP.NET
3 184 (17.73%) HTML
4 175 (16.86%) CSS
5 151 (14.55%) XML
6 150 (14.45%) Web Services
7 132 (12.72%) .NET Framework
8 99 (9.54%) WCF
9 98 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 94 (9.06%) jQuery
11 93 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 77 (7.42%) AngularJS
13 68 (6.55%) Entity Framework
14 59 (5.68%) HTML5
15 57 (5.49%) Ajax
15 57 (5.49%) LINQ
16 46 (4.43%) REST
17 36 (3.47%) WPF
18 32 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 32 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.43%) Clustering
3 34 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 29 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 24 (2.31%) Replication
7 23 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.73%) User Experience
10 16 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.06%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.67%) AS400
14 7 (0.67%) PKI
15 6 (0.58%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.58%) NHS
15 6 (0.58%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 227 (21.87%) Windows
2 108 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 104 (10.02%) Linux
4 80 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (4.14%) Unix
7 25 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.31%) Android
8 24 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.93%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.06%) Solaris
12 9 (0.87%) AIX
13 6 (0.58%) MVS
14 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.096%) CentOS
17 1 (0.096%) Debian
17 1 (0.096%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (23.51%) MVC
3 166 (15.99%) Business Intelligence
4 145 (13.97%) ETL
5 123 (11.85%) Migration
6 81 (7.80%) CRM
7 78 (7.51%) Scrum
8 73 (7.03%) Web Development
9 72 (6.94%) Data Modelling
10 67 (6.45%) TDD
11 57 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (5.11%) Data Management
12 53 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
12 53 (5.11%) Unit Testing
13 52 (5.01%) DevOps
14 51 (4.91%) Data Migration
15 49 (4.72%) Analytics
16 48 (4.62%) ITIL
17 47 (4.53%) SOA
18 43 (4.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 556 (53.56%) SQL
2 384 (36.99%) C#
3 217 (20.91%) JavaScript
4 147 (14.16%) T-SQL
5 88 (8.48%) Java
6 78 (7.51%) VB.NET
7 70 (6.74%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.47%) VB
9 34 (3.28%) VBA
10 31 (2.99%) Python
11 26 (2.50%) C++
12 25 (2.41%) C
13 23 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.93%) VBScript
15 16 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.45%) PHP
17 14 (1.35%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.35%) Perl
18 11 (1.06%) F#
18 11 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.71%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (4.14%) Degree
5 22 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.93%) MCITP
7 18 (1.73%) MCSA
8 9 (0.87%) MCP
8 9 (0.87%) MCSE
9 8 (0.77%) ISEB
10 7 (0.67%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.58%) CISSP
11 6 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.29%) MCTS
15 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 26 (2.50%) QA
3 8 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.39%) GDPR
5 4 (0.39%) IFRS
5 4 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.39%) SLA
6 3 (0.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) RMADS
7 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 59 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.70%) vSphere
4 15 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (1.16%) XenApp
6 11 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.77%) XenServer
10 7 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.39%) Docker
13 3 (0.29%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.19%) UAG
14 2 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.83%) Puppet
2 17 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.45%) SCCM
4 12 (1.16%) Netcool
4 12 (1.16%) Tivoli
5 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (0.96%) Ansible
7 7 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.67%) SCOM
8 6 (0.58%) vRealize
8 6 (0.58%) WMI
9 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.48%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.48%) WSUS
10 4 (0.39%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.39%) OVSD
Vendors
1 397 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 231 (22.25%) Oracle
3 88 (8.48%) VMware
4 49 (4.72%) Citrix
5 38 (3.66%) SAP
6 32 (3.08%) HP
7 30 (2.89%) Cisco
8 27 (2.60%) Tableau
9 26 (2.50%) NetApp
9 26 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 25 (2.41%) Dell
11 20 (1.93%) Talend
12 17 (1.64%) Adobe
12 17 (1.64%) IBM
12 17 (1.64%) Telerik
13 16 (1.54%) Veritas
14 15 (1.45%) Cognos
15 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.25%) Sitecore
16 12 (1.16%) EMC
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Code Red Associates
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £150 - £151 per annum + may be flexible for right candidate
Posted: 6 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sports Leaders UK
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 24 days ago