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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 504 656 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.50% 7.29% 8.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.08% 35.27% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 422 506
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +36.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £11.00 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £46.00 £43.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 1733 1860 2010
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.35% 20.68% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1160 1227
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +57.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +3 132 £341 +0.96% 96
Berkshire +5 106 £375 -6.25% 42
Surrey -15 75 £400 -5.88% 52
Buckinghamshire -24 52 £373 -0.66% 31
West Sussex +5 35 £350 -10.54% 28
Kent -4 32 £340 -21.83% 23
Oxfordshire -19 32 £400 +6.66% 42
East Sussex +17 29 £338 -20.58% 5
Middlesex +4 6 £432 +22.84% 2
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 550 (52.68%) SQL
2 459 (43.97%) .NET
3 404 (38.70%) C#
4 401 (38.41%) Microsoft
5 295 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
6 265 (25.38%) MVC
7 258 (24.71%) ASP.NET
8 248 (23.75%) Windows
9 237 (22.70%) JavaScript
10 200 (19.16%) HTML
11 199 (19.06%) Web Services
12 198 (18.97%) CSS
13 194 (18.58%) Oracle
14 187 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 157 (15.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 156 (14.94%) SQL Server 2008
17 150 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
18 148 (14.18%) Finance
19 144 (13.79%) T-SQL
19 144 (13.79%) Linux
20 136 (13.03%) .NET Framework
21 128 (12.26%) Active Directory
22 127 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 126 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
24 123 (11.78%) jQuery
24 123 (11.78%) Migration
25 122 (11.69%) Security Cleared
25 122 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
26 118 (11.30%) XML
27 117 (11.21%) 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
1 105 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 90 (8.62%) IIS
3 53 (5.08%) CMS
4 38 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 29 (2.78%) JBoss
5 29 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 20 (1.92%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (1.72%) EPiServer
11 16 (1.53%) Apache
12 13 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (1.05%) SAS
14 10 (0.96%) WildFly
15 9 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.86%) WordPress
16 8 (0.77%) Drupal
16 8 (0.77%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 62 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 52 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.48%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.29%) HFM
7 2 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.19%) FRx
7 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.096%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.096%) Postilion
8 1 (0.096%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.59%) Office 365
4 24 (2.30%) IaaS
5 23 (2.20%) PaaS
6 20 (1.92%) SaaS
7 7 (0.67%) GitHub
8 5 (0.48%) Boomi
9 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.096%) CallidusCloud
11 1 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.21%) SAN
2 38 (3.64%) Firewall
3 27 (2.59%) LDAP
4 24 (2.30%) NAS
5 22 (2.11%) Internet
6 17 (1.63%) IPsec
7 16 (1.53%) Skype
8 15 (1.44%) DNS
9 13 (1.25%) LAN
10 12 (1.15%) VoIP
11 9 (0.86%) Intranet
11 9 (0.86%) SSH
12 8 (0.77%) PuTTY
12 8 (0.77%) WinSCP
13 6 (0.57%) DHCP
13 6 (0.57%) FTP
13 6 (0.57%) Network Security
13 6 (0.57%) WAN
14 5 (0.48%) Extranet
15 4 (0.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (17.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 156 (14.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 127 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 126 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 107 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (8.52%) MySQL
6 89 (8.52%) Relational Database
7 63 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 59 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (4.79%) SQL Server 2016
10 46 (4.41%) Oracle Database
11 39 (3.74%) Power BI
12 35 (3.35%) MongoDB
13 34 (3.26%) NoSQL
14 33 (3.16%) Big Data
15 32 (3.07%) DB2
16 30 (2.87%) Hadoop
17 28 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (2.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 157 (15.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 95 (9.10%) Visual Studio
3 74 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.07%) ReSharper
6 31 (2.97%) Subversion
7 27 (2.59%) Selenium
8 25 (2.39%) Moq
8 25 (2.39%) NUnit
8 25 (2.39%) TeamCity
9 23 (2.20%) MSBuild
10 20 (1.92%) SpecFlow
11 19 (1.82%) JIRA
12 17 (1.63%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (1.25%) Ant
15 12 (1.15%) HP UFT
15 12 (1.15%) Maven
15 12 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 148 (14.18%) Finance
2 49 (4.69%) Banking
3 28 (2.68%) Advertising
4 27 (2.59%) Marketing
5 20 (1.92%) Retail
6 14 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.05%) Back Office
8 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.67%) Electronics
10 6 (0.57%) Legal
10 6 (0.57%) Publishing
10 6 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.48%) Local Government
12 4 (0.38%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Front Office
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 548 (52.49%) Developer
2 268 (25.67%) .NET Developer
3 160 (15.33%) C# Developer
4 153 (14.66%) SQL Developer
5 133 (12.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 111 (10.63%) Analyst
7 83 (7.95%) DBA
8 73 (6.99%) ASP.NET Developer
9 59 (5.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 58 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 55 (5.27%) SQL Server Developer
12 53 (5.08%) SQL DBA
13 49 (4.69%) Architect
14 43 (4.12%) Software Developer
15 42 (4.02%) Consultant
16 37 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 37 (3.54%) Senior Developer
17 34 (3.26%) WPF Developer
18 33 (3.16%) Data Analyst
19 32 (3.07%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (43.97%) .NET
2 258 (24.71%) ASP.NET
3 200 (19.16%) HTML
4 199 (19.06%) Web Services
5 198 (18.97%) CSS
6 136 (13.03%) .NET Framework
7 123 (11.78%) jQuery
8 118 (11.30%) XML
9 115 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 115 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 112 (10.73%) WCF
11 96 (9.20%) AngularJS
12 73 (6.99%) REST
13 72 (6.90%) Ajax
13 72 (6.90%) Entity Framework
14 64 (6.13%) HTML5
15 57 (5.46%) SOAP
16 50 (4.79%) LINQ
17 48 (4.60%) WPF
18 36 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.75%) Clustering
2 56 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.16%) Client/Server
5 29 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 26 (2.49%) User Experience
7 25 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.72%) Replication
11 12 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.05%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.77%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.77%) Derivative
13 8 (0.77%) NHS
14 7 (0.67%) AS400
15 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 248 (23.75%) Windows
2 144 (13.79%) Linux
3 117 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 89 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (5.27%) Unix
7 35 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (2.01%) Solaris
10 20 (1.92%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.67%) AIX
13 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.29%) Android
14 3 (0.29%) CentOS
14 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (25.38%) MVC
3 150 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
4 123 (11.78%) Migration
5 102 (9.77%) ETL
6 100 (9.58%) Scrum
7 92 (8.81%) TDD
8 70 (6.70%) CRM
8 70 (6.70%) Web Development
9 69 (6.61%) Unit Testing
10 67 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (6.23%) DevOps
12 60 (5.75%) ITIL
13 57 (5.46%) Data Modelling
14 55 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
15 53 (5.08%) Data Management
16 51 (4.89%) SDLC
17 48 (4.60%) Test Automation
18 44 (4.21%) MVVM
19 43 (4.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 550 (52.68%) SQL
2 404 (38.70%) C#
3 237 (22.70%) JavaScript
4 144 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 99 (9.48%) Java
6 86 (8.24%) PowerShell
7 79 (7.57%) VB.NET
8 39 (3.74%) Python
9 34 (3.26%) VB
10 26 (2.49%) C
11 25 (2.39%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.01%) VBA
14 17 (1.63%) VBScript
15 16 (1.53%) PHP
15 16 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.44%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.34%) C++
17 14 (1.34%) F#
18 9 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.27%) Degree
4 49 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.72%) MCSE
7 14 (1.34%) MCSA
8 13 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.25%) MCITP
9 11 (1.05%) ISEB
9 11 (1.05%) MCDBA
10 8 (0.77%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.48%) HNC
12 5 (0.48%) MCP
12 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.38%) CCNP
13 4 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.87%) Data Quality
1 30 (2.87%) QA
2 11 (1.05%) SLA
3 9 (0.86%) IFRS
3 9 (0.86%) IFRS 9
4 7 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.57%) Basel II
5 6 (0.57%) PMO
6 5 (0.48%) GDPR
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.096%) RMADS
8 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 128 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 63 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.20%) vSphere
5 17 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 7 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.38%) XenApp
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.29%) Xen
9 3 (0.29%) XenServer
10 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (1.72%) Ansible
3 16 (1.53%) Netcool
3 16 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.53%) Puppet
3 16 (1.53%) Tivoli
4 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (1.25%) SCCM
6 12 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.86%) vRealize
8 8 (0.77%) SCOM
9 6 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.48%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.48%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.38%) Oozie
12 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.29%) OVSD
12 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 401 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 194 (18.58%) Oracle
3 90 (8.62%) VMware
4 53 (5.08%) Citrix
5 45 (4.31%) HP
6 40 (3.83%) SAP
7 31 (2.97%) Tableau
8 28 (2.68%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.59%) Sitecore
10 25 (2.39%) Veritas
11 22 (2.11%) NetApp
12 19 (1.82%) Cisco
12 19 (1.82%) IBM
12 19 (1.82%) Telerik
13 17 (1.63%) McAfee
14 12 (1.15%) Informatica
15 11 (1.05%) Cognos
15 11 (1.05%) Infragistics
15 11 (1.05%) Symantec
16 8 (0.77%) Dell
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gibraltar, Buckinghamshire
Logikk Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £325 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £26,565 - £35,577 pa
Posted: 27 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 25 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 28 days ago