Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,074 1,154 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.53% 7.09% 7.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.50% 33.10% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 828 775
South East median daily rate £410 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £274 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £523
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 34
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +77.08%
10th Percentile £17.63 £15.60 £17.73
90th Percentile £57.45 £47.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.30% +1.54% +35.42%

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 3,521 3,486 3,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.41% 21.43% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,285 2,208 2,159
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 65 95
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £17.56 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.75 £49.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £32.24 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +5.70% +7.02% +3.64%

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 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -5 392 £413 +6.11% 292
Hampshire -6 278 £390 +11.43% 102
Surrey +1 193 £450 +5.88% 102
Berkshire -21 169 £425 +6.25% 137
Buckinghamshire +10 115 £375 - 80
Oxfordshire +20 108 £420 +5.00% 75
West Sussex +16 93 £400 +33.33% 42
East Sussex -5 53 £406 +17.75% 27
Kent -10 49 £421 +20.36% 60
Sussex +10 7 £550 +51.72%
Middlesex +10 5 £708 +53.39% 5
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £375 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 520 (48.42%) SQL
2 501 (46.65%) .NET
3 456 (42.46%) C#
4 432 (40.22%) Microsoft
5 366 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
6 303 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 281 (26.16%) ASP.NET
8 277 (25.79%) MVC
9 268 (24.95%) Windows
10 232 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
11 220 (20.48%) HTML
12 217 (20.20%) Oracle
13 195 (18.16%) CSS
14 187 (17.41%) AngularJS
15 172 (16.01%) Finance
15 172 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 167 (15.55%) .NET Framework
17 162 (15.08%) Visual Studio
18 158 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 157 (14.62%) Windows Server
20 150 (13.97%) ASP.NET MVC
20 150 (13.97%) T-SQL
21 148 (13.78%) jQuery
22 144 (13.41%) Web Services
23 142 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
24 141 (13.13%) Scrum
25 138 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
26 132 (12.29%) TDD
27 124 (11.55%) Java
28 122 (11.36%) Active Directory

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
1 104 (9.68%) IIS
2 61 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 48 (4.47%) CMS
4 42 (3.91%) MS Exchange
5 33 (3.07%) Apache
6 29 (2.70%) Umbraco
7 25 (2.33%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.77%) Confluence
9 16 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.40%) JBoss
10 15 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.40%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.30%) Skype for Business
12 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.02%) EPiServer
13 11 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (1.02%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 53 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.02%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.74%) SAP APO
3 8 (0.74%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.56%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.19%) Magento
7 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.19%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.093%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.093%) Sage BI
8 1 (0.093%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 232 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.38%) Office 365
4 44 (4.10%) Azure Data Factory
5 23 (2.14%) Serverless
6 19 (1.77%) SaaS
7 13 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.21%) PaaS
8 12 (1.12%) Azure Functions
9 9 (0.84%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.74%) IaaS
11 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.47%) GitHub
13 5 (0.47%) NuGet
13 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.37%) Boomi
14 4 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.75%) DNS
2 46 (4.28%) SAN
3 40 (3.72%) Internet
4 39 (3.63%) Firewall
5 23 (2.14%) LAN
6 19 (1.77%) HTTP
7 16 (1.49%) DHCP
8 15 (1.40%) WAN
9 14 (1.30%) SMTP
10 13 (1.21%) SSL
11 11 (1.02%) VPN
12 10 (0.93%) IMAP
13 9 (0.84%) VoIP
14 8 (0.74%) Skype
14 8 (0.74%) TCP/IP
15 7 (0.65%) Intranet
15 7 (0.65%) Network Security
15 7 (0.65%) PuTTY
15 7 (0.65%) WinSCP
16 6 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 111 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 110 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
4 106 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 103 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 88 (8.19%) Relational Database
7 87 (8.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 76 (7.08%) Oracle Database
9 68 (6.33%) Power BI
10 63 (5.87%) MySQL
11 55 (5.12%) MongoDB
12 54 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (4.93%) Big Data
14 50 (4.66%) NoSQL
15 41 (3.82%) Data Lake
15 41 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 34 (3.17%) RDBMS
17 33 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
18 30 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
19 26 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 162 (15.08%) Visual Studio
2 142 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (8.66%) Git (software)
4 56 (5.21%) JIRA
5 39 (3.63%) Selenium
5 39 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (2.70%) Subversion
7 28 (2.61%) Jenkins
8 27 (2.51%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.86%) ReSharper
10 19 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (1.77%) SpecFlow
11 18 (1.68%) NUnit
11 18 (1.68%) SoapUI
12 16 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (1.21%) Ant
14 13 (1.21%) HP UFT
14 13 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 172 (16.01%) Finance
2 38 (3.54%) Banking
3 20 (1.86%) Retail
4 16 (1.49%) Back Office
5 11 (1.02%) Advertising
5 11 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.84%) Publishing
7 6 (0.56%) Billing
7 6 (0.56%) Legal
8 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.19%) Electronics
10 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.093%) German Language
11 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 595 (55.40%) Developer
2 253 (23.56%) .NET Developer
3 132 (12.29%) C# Developer
4 125 (11.64%) SQL Developer
5 99 (9.22%) Analyst
6 97 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (7.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 68 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 57 (5.31%) Architect
10 54 (5.03%) DBA
11 52 (4.84%) SQL Server Developer
12 48 (4.47%) Senior Developer
13 47 (4.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 43 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 41 (3.82%) Software Developer
15 41 (3.82%) SQL DBA
16 39 (3.63%) Angular Developer
16 39 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 39 (3.63%) Consultant
17 33 (3.07%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (46.65%) .NET
2 281 (26.16%) ASP.NET
3 220 (20.48%) HTML
4 195 (18.16%) CSS
5 187 (17.41%) AngularJS
6 172 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web API
7 167 (15.55%) .NET Framework
8 150 (13.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 148 (13.78%) jQuery
10 144 (13.41%) Web Services
11 99 (9.22%) Entity Framework
12 97 (9.03%) XML
13 95 (8.85%) .NET Core
14 84 (7.82%) WCF
15 73 (6.80%) REST
16 72 (6.70%) HTML5
17 60 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 57 (5.31%) JSON
19 56 (5.21%) Ajax
20 52 (4.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.86%) User Experience
7 19 (1.77%) Clustering
8 17 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.49%) Replication
10 15 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.12%) PKI
11 12 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.93%) NHS
13 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.84%) AS400
15 8 (0.74%) Reinsurance
15 8 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 268 (24.95%) Windows
2 157 (14.62%) Windows Server
3 109 (10.15%) Linux
4 61 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (5.59%) Unix
6 29 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.77%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.30%) Solaris
10 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.74%) VMS
12 7 (0.65%) AIX
12 7 (0.65%) Android
12 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.19%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (25.79%) MVC
3 141 (13.13%) Scrum
4 138 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
5 132 (12.29%) TDD
6 104 (9.68%) Migration
7 102 (9.50%) ETL
8 90 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (6.89%) DevOps
10 73 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 71 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (5.77%) CRM
12 62 (5.77%) Data Modelling
13 60 (5.59%) OO
13 60 (5.59%) Unit Testing
14 59 (5.49%) Analytics
14 59 (5.49%) ITIL
14 59 (5.49%) SDLC
14 59 (5.49%) Web Development
15 58 (5.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 520 (48.42%) SQL
2 456 (42.46%) C#
3 303 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 150 (13.97%) T-SQL
5 124 (11.55%) Java
6 83 (7.73%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.75%) Python
8 49 (4.56%) PL/SQL
9 38 (3.54%) TypeScript
10 31 (2.89%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.96%) R
12 20 (1.86%) VB
13 18 (1.68%) VBA
14 17 (1.58%) C++
15 16 (1.49%) PHP
15 16 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.40%) C
16 15 (1.40%) VBScript
17 14 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.96%) Degree
4 32 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.23%) MCSE
6 23 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.40%) ISEB
8 13 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.84%) MCP
10 8 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.65%) MCSA
12 6 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.37%) MCITP
15 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.26%) QA
2 34 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.96%) GDPR
4 13 (1.21%) SLA
5 7 (0.65%) PMO
6 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.28%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.093%) HL7
10 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 122 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 61 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.17%) Docker
5 21 (1.96%) vSphere
6 17 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.65%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.65%) XenApp
9 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.37%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.37%) HDFS
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.37%) Postfix
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.093%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.51%) SCCM
3 20 (1.86%) Ansible
4 17 (1.58%) HP ALM
4 17 (1.58%) SCOM
5 15 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
7 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.12%) Puppet
9 9 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.84%) OVSD
10 5 (0.47%) Kibana
10 5 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.28%) MOM
12 3 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 432 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 217 (20.20%) Oracle
3 98 (9.12%) VMware
4 57 (5.31%) HP
5 51 (4.75%) Citrix
6 33 (3.07%) SAP
7 30 (2.79%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.70%) NetApp
9 25 (2.33%) Google
10 24 (2.23%) Cisco
11 22 (2.05%) webMethods
12 19 (1.77%) Dell
13 17 (1.58%) IBM
14 16 (1.49%) Atlassian
15 13 (1.21%) Software AG
15 13 (1.21%) Sybase
16 12 (1.12%) Cloudera
16 12 (1.12%) McAfee
17 11 (1.02%) EMC
17 11 (1.02%) Nimble Storage