Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 25 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,039 1,062 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.19% 6.78% 7.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.59% 34.26% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 710 905
South East median daily rate £400 £387 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.43% +3.13% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £544 £500 £520
England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 39
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £43.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.40% +32.31% -10.96%
10th Percentile £21.41 £13.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.95 £53.58
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -21.58%

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 3,396 3,100 3,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.23% 19.79% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,085 1,859 2,411
South East median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £302 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 110
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -39.62% -18.46%
10th Percentile £13.78 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £46.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +15.04% +8.65% -13.33%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -3 445 £400 - 251
Hampshire -4 233 £400 +11.11% 96
Berkshire -3 202 £425 +2.41% 107
Surrey -3 184 £425 +6.25% 98
Buckinghamshire +14 155 £385 -3.88% 67
Oxfordshire -10 88 £400 - 77
Kent -6 59 £350 +3.70% 51
East Sussex -2 43 £350 +6.06% 26
West Sussex -25 43 £350 -15.15% 40
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Middlesex -19 5 £388 -3.13% 2
Sussex - 3 £506 -
Home Counties - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 450 (43.31%) SQL
2 419 (40.33%) .NET
3 397 (38.21%) C#
4 381 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 378 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
6 272 (26.18%) Oracle
7 249 (23.97%) JavaScript
8 233 (22.43%) Windows
9 230 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 198 (19.06%) ASP.NET
11 194 (18.67%) HTML
12 190 (18.29%) Web Services
13 189 (18.19%) MVC
14 184 (17.71%) Java
15 177 (17.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 175 (16.84%) Finance
17 171 (16.46%) CSS
18 169 (16.27%) Scrum
19 159 (15.30%) AngularJS
20 150 (14.44%) TDD
21 141 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
22 139 (13.38%) Linux
22 139 (13.38%) .NET Framework
23 127 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
24 125 (12.03%) jQuery
25 121 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 117 (11.26%) ETL
27 114 (10.97%) Relational Database
28 113 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
29 112 (10.78%) DevOps

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 73 (7.03%) IIS
2 48 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
4 44 (4.23%) Apache
5 36 (3.46%) Confluence
6 35 (3.37%) Apache Spark
7 23 (2.21%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.92%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.35%) SAS
10 12 (1.15%) CMS
11 10 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.77%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.67%) IBM Domino
13 7 (0.67%) Mule
14 6 (0.58%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.58%) LiveCycle
14 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 78 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.096%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 27 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.096%) Lawson
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.096%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.096%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 230 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.41%) IaaS
3 25 (2.41%) Office 365
4 23 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
4 23 (2.21%) PaaS
5 21 (2.02%) Google Tag Manager
6 16 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 13 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.96%) NuGet
10 9 (0.87%) GitHub
11 8 (0.77%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.77%) SaaS
12 7 (0.67%) Force.com
13 6 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.58%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.38%) Boomi
15 4 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.66%) HTTP
2 26 (2.50%) Firewall
3 24 (2.31%) PuTTY
3 24 (2.31%) SAN
3 24 (2.31%) WinSCP
4 19 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.35%) Network Security
6 12 (1.15%) Internet
6 12 (1.15%) SMTP
6 12 (1.15%) VoIP
7 11 (1.06%) DNS
8 9 (0.87%) FTP
8 9 (0.87%) SSL
8 9 (0.87%) WAN
9 8 (0.77%) LAN
10 6 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (0.58%) NAS
10 6 (0.58%) Skype
10 6 (0.58%) VLAN
10 6 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (17.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 121 (11.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 114 (10.97%) Relational Database
4 107 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 104 (10.01%) Data Warehouse
6 94 (9.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 83 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 80 (7.70%) Big Data
9 73 (7.03%) Oracle Database
10 71 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
11 69 (6.64%) MySQL
12 65 (6.26%) Power BI
13 58 (5.58%) RDBMS
14 57 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (4.91%) Hadoop
16 50 (4.81%) SQL Server 2014
17 49 (4.72%) Data Lake
18 43 (4.14%) HBase
19 39 (3.75%) DB2
20 37 (3.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 127 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 93 (8.95%) Visual Studio
3 77 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 59 (5.68%) JIRA
5 56 (5.39%) Jenkins
6 40 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 38 (3.66%) SpecFlow
8 37 (3.56%) Selenium
9 33 (3.18%) NUnit
9 33 (3.18%) ReSharper
10 31 (2.98%) Oracle APEX
11 30 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 26 (2.50%) SoapUI
13 24 (2.31%) Ant
13 24 (2.31%) TestNG
14 23 (2.21%) HP UFT
15 21 (2.02%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.83%) Moq
16 19 (1.83%) SonarQube
17 18 (1.73%) MSBuild
General
1 175 (16.84%) Finance
2 32 (3.08%) Banking
3 24 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.83%) Marketing
5 12 (1.15%) Retail
6 10 (0.96%) Back Office
7 9 (0.87%) Legal
8 8 (0.77%) Advertising
9 7 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.38%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.19%) Military
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.096%) French Language
13 1 (0.096%) German Language
Job Titles
1 576 (55.44%) Developer
2 204 (19.63%) .NET Developer
3 144 (13.86%) C# Developer
4 122 (11.74%) SQL Developer
5 100 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 89 (8.57%) Architect
7 84 (8.08%) Senior Developer
8 79 (7.60%) Analyst
9 60 (5.77%) DBA
10 59 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
11 58 (5.58%) Java Developer
12 56 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
13 55 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 48 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
15 42 (4.04%) SQL DBA
16 39 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 36 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 32 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
19 31 (2.98%) Consultant
20 30 (2.89%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (40.33%) .NET
2 198 (19.06%) ASP.NET
3 194 (18.67%) HTML
4 190 (18.29%) Web Services
5 171 (16.46%) CSS
6 159 (15.30%) AngularJS
7 139 (13.38%) .NET Framework
8 125 (12.03%) jQuery
9 99 (9.53%) SOAP
10 96 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 92 (8.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 92 (8.85%) REST
12 79 (7.60%) HTML5
13 78 (7.51%) WCF
14 77 (7.41%) JSON
15 76 (7.31%) XML
16 74 (7.12%) Entity Framework
17 67 (6.45%) RESTful
18 59 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 45 (4.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.74%) Clustering
3 56 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 26 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 25 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 24 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.44%) User Experience
12 14 (1.35%) Derivative
13 13 (1.25%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.25%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.15%) Replication
15 11 (1.06%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.87%) iPad
17 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 233 (22.43%) Windows
2 139 (13.38%) Linux
3 110 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.20%) Unix
5 53 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 25 (2.41%) CentOS
8 24 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (2.02%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.92%) Android
11 18 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.44%) AIX
13 7 (0.67%) VMS
14 5 (0.48%) Solaris
15 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.19%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (18.19%) MVC
3 169 (16.27%) Scrum
4 150 (14.44%) TDD
5 141 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (11.26%) ETL
7 113 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (10.78%) DevOps
9 102 (9.82%) Migration
10 99 (9.53%) Test Automation
11 91 (8.76%) Analytics
12 80 (7.70%) BDD
13 67 (6.45%) CRM
14 61 (5.87%) User Stories
15 59 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (5.68%) Unit Testing
16 55 (5.29%) Multithreading
16 55 (5.29%) OO
17 48 (4.62%) Microservices
18 47 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 450 (43.31%) SQL
2 397 (38.21%) C#
3 249 (23.97%) JavaScript
4 184 (17.71%) Java
5 108 (10.39%) T-SQL
6 55 (5.29%) VB.NET
7 51 (4.91%) PowerShell
8 46 (4.43%) Python
9 38 (3.66%) TypeScript
10 36 (3.46%) C
11 32 (3.08%) C++
12 31 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.79%) F#
13 29 (2.79%) Scala
14 26 (2.50%) VBA
15 21 (2.02%) PHP
15 21 (2.02%) VB
16 15 (1.44%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.25%) R
18 12 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.64%) Degree
4 31 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.79%) ISEB
6 24 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (1.83%) MCSE
9 16 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.87%) CCNA
11 9 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.67%) MCP
14 6 (0.58%) MCITP
15 5 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.48%) MCSA
16 4 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.29%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.73%) Data Quality
1 18 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (1.73%) QA
1 18 (1.73%) SLA
2 16 (1.54%) GDPR
3 13 (1.25%) GCP
4 9 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.67%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.096%) PSD2
System Software
1 82 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 58 (5.58%) Hyper-V
3 55 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (4.04%) Docker
5 36 (3.46%) Apache Flume
6 29 (2.79%) HDFS
6 29 (2.79%) vSphere
7 14 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.38%) XenApp
10 4 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.29%) vCloud
11 3 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.19%) Firmware
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (3.08%) HP ALM
2 30 (2.89%) Ansible
3 28 (2.69%) Oozie
4 25 (2.41%) SCCM
5 16 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (1.44%) SCOM
7 13 (1.25%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.15%) Puppet
9 10 (0.96%) Opsview
10 8 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.67%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.48%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 5 (0.48%) vRealize
14 4 (0.38%) Kibana
14 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 381 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 272 (26.18%) Oracle
3 90 (8.66%) VMware
4 49 (4.72%) HP
5 41 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (3.37%) Google
7 34 (3.27%) SAP
8 32 (3.08%) Cisco
8 32 (3.08%) Talend
9 31 (2.98%) IBM
10 29 (2.79%) Cloudera
11 27 (2.60%) Red Hat
12 26 (2.50%) Tableau
13 24 (2.31%) Citrix
13 24 (2.31%) Hortonworks
13 24 (2.31%) MapR
13 24 (2.31%) webMethods
14 23 (2.21%) Software AG
15 21 (2.02%) Tealium
16 17 (1.64%) SolarWinds