Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 29 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,113 1,003 1,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.86% 6.58% 7.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.41% 34.09% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 646 877
South East median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £528 £500 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 44
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £38.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.58% +28.12%
10th Percentile £24.64 £18.56 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +16.98% +6.00%

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 3,331 2,942 4,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.52% 19.29% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,116 1,763 2,406
South East median daily rate £419 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £551 £538
England median daily rate £473 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +9.88% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 66 115
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.71% -35.85% -11.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.27% -8.33% +9.09%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 0 513 £388 -3.13% 231
Berkshire +4 267 £400 - 107
Hampshire +6 214 £375 +6.01% 109
Buckinghamshire -5 148 £363 - 43
Surrey -15 129 £450 +12.50% 110
Kent +3 123 £350 +1.82% 59
Oxfordshire -3 98 £400 -5.88% 81
East Sussex +3 60 £345 -14.29% 34
West Sussex -13 49 £330 -17.50% 27
Middlesex -15 5 £400 -
Sussex 0 3 £363 - 2
Home Counties - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 509 (45.73%) SQL
2 491 (44.12%) .NET
3 452 (40.61%) C#
4 424 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 370 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
6 295 (26.50%) Windows
7 285 (25.61%) MVC
8 273 (24.53%) Web Services
9 258 (23.18%) Oracle
10 254 (22.82%) HTML
11 244 (21.92%) JavaScript
12 238 (21.38%) ASP.NET
13 225 (20.22%) CSS
14 198 (17.79%) TDD
15 196 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 188 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 176 (15.81%) AngularJS
18 175 (15.72%) Java
19 169 (15.18%) Finance
20 158 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
21 155 (13.93%) Scrum
22 144 (12.94%) .NET Framework
23 140 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
23 140 (12.58%) T-SQL
24 138 (12.40%) Linux
25 131 (11.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 128 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
27 127 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
28 124 (11.14%) Business Intelligence
29 123 (11.05%) Windows Server

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 97 (8.72%) IIS
2 43 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.41%) Apache
3 38 (3.41%) Apache Spark
4 35 (3.14%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 26 (2.34%) CMS
6 26 (2.34%) Confluence
6 26 (2.34%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 19 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.26%) JBoss
10 12 (1.08%) SAS
11 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.63%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.63%) WildFly
15 6 (0.54%) LiveCycle
15 6 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 79 (7.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.090%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.63%) KANA IQ
5 7 (0.63%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.63%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.54%) FastStats
6 6 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.45%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.36%) Lawson
9 3 (0.27%) iTrent
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.090%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 196 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (3.68%) Office 365
4 22 (1.98%) IaaS
5 21 (1.89%) PaaS
6 17 (1.53%) Google Tag Manager
7 11 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.90%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.90%) SaaS
9 9 (0.81%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.72%) Boomi
11 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.54%) GitHub
12 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
15 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.40%) Firewall
2 44 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 33 (2.96%) SAN
4 29 (2.61%) HTTP
5 27 (2.43%) Network Security
6 23 (2.07%) DNS
7 18 (1.62%) VoIP
8 17 (1.53%) WAN
9 15 (1.35%) DHCP
9 15 (1.35%) PuTTY
9 15 (1.35%) WinSCP
10 14 (1.26%) LAN
11 11 (0.99%) FTP
11 11 (0.99%) Internet
11 11 (0.99%) Intranet
12 10 (0.90%) CTI
12 10 (0.90%) Skype
12 10 (0.90%) SMTP
13 7 (0.63%) VPN
14 5 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (16.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 131 (11.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 114 (10.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 108 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
5 96 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 81 (7.28%) Relational Database
7 79 (7.10%) MySQL
8 67 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 56 (5.03%) Oracle Database
10 49 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 48 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 45 (4.04%) Big Data
13 44 (3.95%) Hadoop
14 39 (3.50%) RDBMS
15 37 (3.32%) DB2
16 35 (3.14%) NoSQL
17 32 (2.88%) Apache Hive
17 32 (2.88%) Data Lake
17 32 (2.88%) Power BI
18 31 (2.79%) Impala
Development Applications
1 128 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 97 (8.72%) Visual Studio
3 84 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.32%) Eclipse
4 37 (3.32%) JIRA
5 36 (3.23%) ReSharper
6 35 (3.14%) NUnit
7 33 (2.96%) Jenkins
8 28 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.43%) Selenium
9 27 (2.43%) Subversion
10 24 (2.16%) MSBuild
10 24 (2.16%) SpecFlow
11 23 (2.07%) Maven
11 23 (2.07%) Moq
12 19 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 17 (1.53%) Ant
14 17 (1.53%) SoapUI
15 16 (1.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 169 (15.18%) Finance
2 45 (4.04%) Banking
3 16 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.35%) Marketing
5 12 (1.08%) Legal
6 11 (0.99%) Back Office
6 11 (0.99%) Retail
7 7 (0.63%) Advertising
7 7 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.36%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.27%) Front Office
10 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) Automotive
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 664 (59.66%) Developer
2 304 (27.31%) .NET Developer
3 231 (20.75%) C# Developer
4 177 (15.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 169 (15.18%) SQL Developer
6 87 (7.82%) SQL Server Developer
7 84 (7.55%) Analyst
8 71 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 64 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 57 (5.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 56 (5.03%) Architect
12 55 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 54 (4.85%) Java Developer
14 50 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 49 (4.40%) DBA
16 45 (4.04%) SSIS Developer
17 41 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
18 35 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
19 31 (2.79%) Software Developer
20 30 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (44.12%) .NET
2 273 (24.53%) Web Services
3 254 (22.82%) HTML
4 238 (21.38%) ASP.NET
5 225 (20.22%) CSS
6 176 (15.81%) AngularJS
7 158 (14.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 144 (12.94%) .NET Framework
9 140 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 117 (10.51%) jQuery
10 117 (10.51%) XML
11 116 (10.42%) WCF
12 97 (8.72%) SOAP
13 84 (7.55%) REST
14 81 (7.28%) HTML5
15 76 (6.83%) Entity Framework
16 74 (6.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 63 (5.66%) RESTful
18 55 (4.94%) Ajax
18 55 (4.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.75%) N-Tier
3 50 (4.49%) Clustering
3 50 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 24 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.62%) Derivative
7 15 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.35%) User Experience
8 14 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.81%) Life Science
11 9 (0.81%) PKI
12 7 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 295 (26.50%) Windows
2 138 (12.40%) Linux
3 123 (11.05%) Windows Server
4 76 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (6.20%) Unix
6 58 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.53%) CentOS
10 11 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.72%) AIX
12 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.45%) Solaris
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.27%) HPUX
15 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (25.61%) MVC
3 198 (17.79%) TDD
4 155 (13.93%) Scrum
5 127 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (11.14%) Business Intelligence
7 113 (10.15%) ETL
8 96 (8.63%) Migration
9 92 (8.27%) Web Development
10 78 (7.01%) Analytics
10 78 (7.01%) DevOps
11 71 (6.38%) SDLC
12 67 (6.02%) CRM
13 65 (5.84%) Test Automation
14 64 (5.75%) Data Modelling
15 59 (5.30%) ITIL
16 57 (5.12%) Data Management
17 56 (5.03%) Unit Testing
18 54 (4.85%) Multithreading
19 51 (4.58%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 509 (45.73%) SQL
2 452 (40.61%) C#
3 244 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 175 (15.72%) Java
5 140 (12.58%) T-SQL
6 79 (7.10%) VB.NET
7 67 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 43 (3.86%) Python
9 32 (2.88%) C++
10 29 (2.61%) Scala
11 28 (2.52%) C
12 26 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.07%) PHP
14 21 (1.89%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.80%) VB
15 20 (1.80%) VBA
16 18 (1.62%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.35%) VBScript
18 14 (1.26%) F#
19 12 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.21%) Degree
3 53 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.16%) MCSE
6 22 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.80%) ISEB
8 17 (1.53%) CCNA
8 17 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.35%) MCSA
10 14 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.99%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.90%) MCITP
14 7 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.45%) CCSP
16 4 (0.36%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.32%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.80%) QA
2 20 (1.80%) SLA
3 19 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.81%) GCP
5 9 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.63%) GxP
7 3 (0.27%) IFRS
7 3 (0.27%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.18%) Basel II
8 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.090%) GAMP
9 1 (0.090%) HL7
9 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.090%) PSD2
System Software
1 121 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 64 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.52%) Apache Flume
4 28 (2.52%) HDFS
4 28 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (2.52%) vSphere
5 23 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.53%) Docker
7 12 (1.08%) XenApp
8 9 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.36%) XenServer
10 2 (0.18%) iptables
11 1 (0.090%) Firmware
11 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.090%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.88%) Oozie
2 17 (1.53%) Ansible
2 17 (1.53%) SCCM
3 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (1.08%) SCOM
5 10 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 10 (0.90%) Opsview
6 7 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.54%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.36%) Puppet
9 3 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.27%) WSUS
10 2 (0.18%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 424 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 258 (23.18%) Oracle
3 115 (10.33%) VMware
4 57 (5.12%) HP
5 45 (4.04%) Citrix
6 42 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (3.05%) IBM
8 31 (2.79%) Google
9 27 (2.43%) Cloudera
10 25 (2.25%) Tableau
11 23 (2.07%) Sitecore
12 22 (1.98%) Cisco
13 21 (1.89%) Talend
14 20 (1.80%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.71%) SAP
16 17 (1.53%) Hortonworks
16 17 (1.53%) MapR
16 17 (1.53%) Tealium
17 16 (1.44%) Symantec
18 15 (1.35%) McAfee