Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,087 1,099 1,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.50% 6.89% 7.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.52% 31.77% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 742 917
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 37
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.72% +18.33%
10th Percentile £21.08 £12.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.28 £47.60 £45.40
England median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +23.00%

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 3,562 3,459 3,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.30% 21.69% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,245 2,118 2,427
South East median daily rate £438 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +0.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £287 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 73 96
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.30 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.90% -47.50% +47.00%
10th Percentile £12.13 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.60 £52.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +7.02% +14.00%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -4 380 £415 +3.75% 223
Hampshire -6 286 £400 +14.29% 107
Surrey +2 239 £425 - 68
Berkshire -13 160 £425 +6.25% 103
Buckinghamshire +21 126 £375 -1.32% 52
Oxfordshire +12 94 £415 +10.67% 68
West Sussex +5 86 £400 +14.29% 32
East Sussex -7 42 £350 +1.45% 29
Kent -13 31 £400 +17.65% 33
Sussex - 8 £538 -
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Middlesex -8 3 £541 +17.66% 4
Home Counties - 1 £375 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 486 (44.71%) SQL
2 479 (44.07%) .NET
3 450 (41.40%) Microsoft
4 434 (39.93%) C#
5 387 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
6 286 (26.31%) JavaScript
7 272 (25.02%) Oracle
8 253 (23.28%) Windows
9 250 (23.00%) ASP.NET
10 231 (21.25%) MVC
11 230 (21.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 198 (18.22%) HTML
13 190 (17.48%) Finance
14 175 (16.10%) CSS
15 174 (16.01%) Scrum
16 168 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 163 (15.00%) AngularJS
18 159 (14.63%) Web Services
19 158 (14.54%) jQuery
20 154 (14.17%) .NET Framework
21 152 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
22 151 (13.89%) Visual Studio
23 149 (13.71%) Java
24 147 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
25 141 (12.97%) Windows Server
26 134 (12.33%) ASP.NET Web API
27 132 (12.14%) Linux
28 131 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
29 130 (11.96%) Security Cleared
30 125 (11.50%) T-SQL

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 (9.57%) IIS
2 65 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
4 34 (3.13%) CMS
5 32 (2.94%) Apache
6 24 (2.21%) Confluence
7 23 (2.12%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.66%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.47%) Umbraco
10 15 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.10%) Skype for Business
13 11 (1.01%) JBoss
14 10 (0.92%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.74%) SAS
16 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.74%) WildFly
Applications
1 77 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.92%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.74%) SAP APO
4 8 (0.74%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.55%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.46%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.18%) Magento
10 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.092%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.092%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 230 (21.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
4 30 (2.76%) Office 365
5 17 (1.56%) Serverless
6 16 (1.47%) PaaS
7 15 (1.38%) SaaS
8 14 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.29%) IaaS
9 11 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.01%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.92%) Azure Functions
11 9 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
12 8 (0.74%) Force.com
12 8 (0.74%) GitHub
12 8 (0.74%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.46%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.13%) DNS
1 34 (3.13%) SAN
2 33 (3.04%) Internet
3 26 (2.39%) HTTP
4 25 (2.30%) Firewall
5 23 (2.12%) PuTTY
5 23 (2.12%) WinSCP
6 19 (1.75%) LAN
7 15 (1.38%) SMTP
7 15 (1.38%) WAN
8 12 (1.10%) SSL
9 11 (1.01%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.92%) Network Security
11 9 (0.83%) NAS
12 8 (0.74%) IMAP
12 8 (0.74%) Intranet
13 7 (0.64%) DHCP
13 7 (0.64%) Skype
14 6 (0.55%) FTP
14 6 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 122 (11.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 110 (10.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (10.03%) Relational Database
5 105 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
6 99 (9.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 90 (8.28%) Oracle Database
8 81 (7.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 76 (6.99%) Power BI
10 68 (6.26%) Big Data
11 61 (5.61%) MySQL
12 59 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
13 58 (5.34%) MongoDB
13 58 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 50 (4.60%) NoSQL
15 39 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 38 (3.50%) RDBMS
17 37 (3.40%) Data Lake
18 35 (3.22%) Oracle Database 10g
18 35 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 152 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 151 (13.89%) Visual Studio
3 88 (8.10%) Git (software)
4 63 (5.80%) JIRA
5 55 (5.06%) Selenium
6 43 (3.96%) Jenkins
7 40 (3.68%) SpecFlow
8 39 (3.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 35 (3.22%) Oracle APEX
10 32 (2.94%) SoapUI
11 29 (2.67%) Eclipse
11 29 (2.67%) HP UFT
12 28 (2.58%) Ant
13 26 (2.39%) TestNG
14 23 (2.12%) LoadRunner
14 23 (2.12%) NUnit
14 23 (2.12%) ReSharper
15 18 (1.66%) TeamCity
16 15 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.38%) MSTest
General
1 190 (17.48%) Finance
2 38 (3.50%) Banking
3 15 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.20%) Advertising
4 13 (1.20%) Marketing
5 12 (1.10%) Back Office
5 12 (1.10%) Retail
6 11 (1.01%) Legal
7 9 (0.83%) Publishing
8 6 (0.55%) Billing
9 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.37%) Military
10 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.18%) Electronics
11 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.18%) Law
11 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.092%) Games
12 1 (0.092%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.092%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 582 (53.54%) Developer
2 215 (19.78%) .NET Developer
3 124 (11.41%) C# Developer
4 117 (10.76%) SQL Developer
5 111 (10.21%) Analyst
6 89 (8.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 79 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
8 73 (6.72%) Architect
9 60 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
10 54 (4.97%) Senior Developer
11 52 (4.78%) SQL Server Developer
12 49 (4.51%) DBA
13 48 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 42 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 36 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 36 (3.31%) Java Developer
16 33 (3.04%) SQL DBA
17 31 (2.85%) Consultant
18 30 (2.76%) Senior .NET Developer
18 30 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (44.07%) .NET
2 250 (23.00%) ASP.NET
3 198 (18.22%) HTML
4 175 (16.10%) CSS
5 163 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 159 (14.63%) Web Services
7 158 (14.54%) jQuery
8 154 (14.17%) .NET Framework
9 134 (12.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 131 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 101 (9.29%) XML
12 94 (8.65%) WCF
13 85 (7.82%) Entity Framework
14 81 (7.45%) REST
15 70 (6.44%) HTML5
16 68 (6.26%) .NET Core
17 67 (6.16%) JSON
18 63 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 59 (5.43%) Node.js
20 53 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.58%) Clustering
6 23 (2.12%) User Experience
7 21 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.84%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.10%) PKI
12 12 (1.10%) Replication
13 11 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.83%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.74%) Fintech
15 8 (0.74%) W3C
16 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 253 (23.28%) Windows
2 141 (12.97%) Windows Server
3 132 (12.14%) Linux
4 62 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (4.42%) Unix
6 35 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.39%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.56%) Solaris
11 15 (1.38%) Android
12 13 (1.20%) VMS
13 12 (1.10%) AIX
14 11 (1.01%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.18%) CentOS
17 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (21.25%) MVC
3 174 (16.01%) Scrum
4 147 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
5 124 (11.41%) TDD
6 119 (10.95%) ETL
7 105 (9.66%) Migration
7 105 (9.66%) Test Automation
8 100 (9.20%) DevOps
9 95 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (7.08%) Analytics
11 66 (6.07%) CRM
12 65 (5.98%) E-Commerce
13 63 (5.80%) Data Modelling
13 63 (5.80%) OO
13 63 (5.80%) Unit Testing
14 59 (5.43%) BDD
15 52 (4.78%) Data Migration
15 52 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (4.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 486 (44.71%) SQL
2 434 (39.93%) C#
3 286 (26.31%) JavaScript
4 149 (13.71%) Java
5 125 (11.50%) T-SQL
6 72 (6.62%) PowerShell
7 66 (6.07%) Python
8 39 (3.59%) TypeScript
9 33 (3.04%) PL/SQL
10 30 (2.76%) VB.NET
11 29 (2.67%) F#
12 27 (2.48%) C
13 20 (1.84%) C++
13 20 (1.84%) VB
13 20 (1.84%) VBA
14 19 (1.75%) R
15 18 (1.66%) PHP
16 17 (1.56%) VBScript
17 13 (1.20%) Go
18 12 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 130 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 116 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.44%) Degree
4 40 (3.68%) ISEB
5 36 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (2.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 19 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.38%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.29%) MCSE
11 12 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.64%) MCP
12 7 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
16 2 (0.18%) MCSA
16 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.04%) Data Quality
1 33 (3.04%) QA
2 30 (2.76%) GDPR
3 13 (1.20%) SLA
4 11 (1.01%) GCP
5 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.46%) PMO
7 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.092%) HL7
9 1 (0.092%) WCAG
System Software
1 98 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.13%) vSphere
5 33 (3.04%) Docker
6 17 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.01%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.46%) XenApp
9 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.37%) HDFS
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.18%) vCloud
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 38 (3.50%) HP ALM
2 31 (2.85%) Ansible
3 30 (2.76%) SCCM
4 24 (2.21%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.56%) SCOM
6 9 (0.83%) Kibana
6 9 (0.83%) Puppet
7 8 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.64%) vRealize
9 6 (0.55%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.55%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.46%) Terraform
11 4 (0.37%) OVSD
12 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 450 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 272 (25.02%) Oracle
3 100 (9.20%) VMware
4 65 (5.98%) HP
5 49 (4.51%) SAP
6 37 (3.40%) Citrix
7 33 (3.04%) NetApp
8 32 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.85%) Cisco
10 29 (2.67%) Software AG
10 29 (2.67%) webMethods
11 24 (2.21%) Google
12 20 (1.84%) Capita
12 20 (1.84%) IBM
12 20 (1.84%) Tableau
13 17 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.47%) SolarWinds
15 15 (1.38%) Atlassian
15 15 (1.38%) Cognos
16 14 (1.29%) McAfee