Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,060 1,038 1,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.39% 6.71% 7.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.97% 31.46% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 683 899
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £265
90th Percentile £538 £488 £503
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 34
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +25.74% -6.21%
10th Percentile £21.10 £13.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.65 £49.95
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year -2.67% +32.74% +13.00%

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 3,423 3,299 3,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.64% 21.33% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,096 2,017 2,362
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £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 53 80 98
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -46.48% +31.18%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £48.20 £53.81
England median hourly rate £34.00 £29.91 £31.14
% change year-on-year +13.68% -3.94% +24.54%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 414 £423 +6.83% 202
Hampshire -6 267 £400 +11.11% 109
Surrey -3 204 £425 +5.26% 75
Berkshire -8 185 £425 +6.78% 100
Buckinghamshire +18 149 £381 - 52
Oxfordshire +7 80 £403 +5.92% 50
West Sussex -3 62 £400 - 32
East Sussex +1 47 £363 +9.85% 15
Kent -11 35 £400 +17.65% 35
M4 Corridor - 9 - -
Sussex - 8 £538 -
Middlesex -10 2 £375 -6.25% 2
Home Counties - 1 £375 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 472 (44.53%) SQL
2 441 (41.60%) .NET
3 412 (38.87%) C#
4 411 (38.77%) Microsoft
5 374 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
6 274 (25.85%) JavaScript
6 274 (25.85%) Oracle
7 244 (23.02%) Windows
8 225 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 212 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 200 (18.87%) MVC
11 181 (17.08%) HTML
12 174 (16.42%) Finance
13 166 (15.66%) Web Services
13 166 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 163 (15.38%) Java
15 162 (15.28%) Scrum
16 161 (15.19%) CSS
17 151 (14.25%) AngularJS
18 144 (13.58%) Linux
19 143 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
20 138 (13.02%) .NET Framework
20 138 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
21 135 (12.74%) jQuery
22 125 (11.79%) Windows Server
23 124 (11.70%) Visual Studio
24 122 (11.51%) Security Cleared
25 118 (11.13%) TDD
25 118 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 115 (10.85%) 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 95 (8.96%) IIS
2 60 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.25%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (2.92%) Apache
4 31 (2.92%) Confluence
5 28 (2.64%) CMS
6 26 (2.45%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.51%) MS Exchange
8 15 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.13%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.94%) SAS
11 10 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.94%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.85%) JBoss
13 8 (0.75%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.66%) Mule
14 7 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 84 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.28%) SPSS
8 1 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.094%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 41 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.85%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.66%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.66%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.57%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.47%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.28%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.094%) Magento
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.094%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.094%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 225 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
4 29 (2.74%) Office 365
5 20 (1.89%) PaaS
6 18 (1.70%) IaaS
7 15 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.23%) Serverless
9 11 (1.04%) Google Tag Manager
10 10 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.85%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.85%) SaaS
12 8 (0.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 8 (0.75%) Force.com
12 8 (0.75%) NuGet
13 7 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.57%) Boomi
14 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.02%) HTTP
2 29 (2.74%) SAN
3 23 (2.17%) PuTTY
3 23 (2.17%) WinSCP
4 20 (1.89%) Firewall
5 19 (1.79%) Internet
6 16 (1.51%) DNS
7 15 (1.42%) SMTP
7 15 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.23%) LAN
9 11 (1.04%) Network Security
9 11 (1.04%) WAN
10 8 (0.75%) FTP
10 8 (0.75%) SSL
11 7 (0.66%) Skype
11 7 (0.66%) VLAN
12 6 (0.57%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (0.57%) Intranet
13 5 (0.47%) VoIP
13 5 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (15.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 118 (11.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 114 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 104 (9.81%) Relational Database
5 98 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
6 87 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 86 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 85 (8.02%) Oracle Database
9 84 (7.92%) Big Data
10 78 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
11 77 (7.26%) MySQL
11 77 (7.26%) Power BI
12 56 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 55 (5.19%) RDBMS
14 49 (4.62%) MongoDB
15 46 (4.34%) Data Lake
16 45 (4.25%) NoSQL
17 44 (4.15%) SQL Server 2014
18 41 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
19 38 (3.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 138 (13.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (11.70%) Visual Studio
3 70 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 65 (6.13%) JIRA
5 48 (4.53%) Selenium
6 45 (4.25%) Jenkins
7 41 (3.87%) SpecFlow
8 38 (3.58%) Eclipse
9 36 (3.40%) Oracle APEX
10 31 (2.92%) SoapUI
11 30 (2.83%) ReSharper
12 29 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
13 28 (2.64%) Ant
13 28 (2.64%) HP UFT
13 28 (2.64%) TestNG
14 27 (2.55%) NUnit
15 24 (2.26%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.89%) LoadRunner
17 17 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
18 15 (1.42%) SonarQube
General
1 174 (16.42%) Finance
2 44 (4.15%) Banking
3 24 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.42%) Marketing
5 11 (1.04%) Advertising
6 9 (0.85%) Legal
7 6 (0.57%) Back Office
7 6 (0.57%) Publishing
7 6 (0.57%) Retail
8 4 (0.38%) Billing
9 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.28%) Military
10 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.19%) Law
10 2 (0.19%) Local Government
10 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.094%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.094%) French Language
11 1 (0.094%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 548 (51.70%) Developer
2 194 (18.30%) .NET Developer
3 116 (10.94%) C# Developer
4 113 (10.66%) Analyst
5 102 (9.62%) SQL Developer
6 82 (7.74%) Architect
7 81 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 75 (7.08%) Senior Developer
9 60 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 58 (5.47%) DBA
11 44 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 44 (4.15%) SQL Server Developer
12 42 (3.96%) SQL DBA
13 41 (3.87%) Java Developer
14 38 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
15 36 (3.40%) Consultant
16 34 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
17 30 (2.83%) Software Developer
18 28 (2.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 27 (2.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (41.60%) .NET
2 212 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 181 (17.08%) HTML
4 166 (15.66%) Web Services
5 161 (15.19%) CSS
6 151 (14.25%) AngularJS
7 138 (13.02%) .NET Framework
8 135 (12.74%) jQuery
9 97 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 95 (8.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 84 (7.92%) REST
12 79 (7.45%) XML
13 73 (6.89%) HTML5
13 73 (6.89%) WCF
14 69 (6.51%) Entity Framework
15 64 (6.04%) JSON
16 62 (5.85%) SOAP
17 61 (5.75%) RESTful
18 54 (5.09%) .NET Core
19 53 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.15%) Clustering
3 43 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.70%) User Experience
8 17 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.60%) Replication
9 16 (1.51%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.51%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.85%) iPad
12 9 (0.85%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.75%) Derivative
14 7 (0.66%) Fintech
14 7 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (23.02%) Windows
2 144 (13.58%) Linux
3 125 (11.79%) Windows Server
4 63 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (5.00%) Unix
6 34 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (2.36%) Apple iOS
9 24 (2.26%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.98%) Android
11 16 (1.51%) CentOS
12 13 (1.23%) VMS
13 11 (1.04%) AIX
14 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.75%) Solaris
16 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.19%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (18.87%) MVC
3 162 (15.28%) Scrum
4 143 (13.49%) Business Intelligence
5 118 (11.13%) TDD
6 111 (10.47%) ETL
7 105 (9.91%) Migration
8 104 (9.81%) Test Automation
9 102 (9.62%) DevOps
10 91 (8.58%) Analytics
11 76 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (7.08%) CRM
13 71 (6.70%) BDD
14 69 (6.51%) Data Modelling
15 63 (5.94%) E-Commerce
16 54 (5.09%) Unit Testing
17 52 (4.91%) Microservices
18 51 (4.81%) OO
18 51 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
19 46 (4.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 472 (44.53%) SQL
2 412 (38.87%) C#
3 274 (25.85%) JavaScript
4 163 (15.38%) Java
5 115 (10.85%) T-SQL
6 67 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 62 (5.85%) Python
8 44 (4.15%) TypeScript
9 41 (3.87%) VB.NET
10 37 (3.49%) C
11 33 (3.11%) F#
12 28 (2.64%) C++
13 27 (2.55%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.26%) Bash Shell
14 24 (2.26%) VBA
15 22 (2.08%) VB
16 21 (1.98%) VBScript
17 19 (1.79%) R
18 18 (1.70%) Scala
19 15 (1.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 112 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.23%) Degree
4 35 (3.30%) ISEB
5 33 (3.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.42%) MCSE
10 13 (1.23%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.75%) MCP
14 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.28%) MCSA
17 2 (0.19%) MCITP
17 2 (0.19%) MCTS
17 2 (0.19%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.64%) GDPR
2 19 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 19 (1.79%) QA
3 18 (1.70%) SLA
4 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.04%) PMO
6 10 (0.94%) GCP
7 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (8.30%) Active Directory
2 58 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.11%) vSphere
5 30 (2.83%) Docker
6 28 (2.64%) Apache Flume
7 18 (1.70%) HDFS
8 16 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.38%) XenApp
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.28%) vCloud
12 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.19%) Firmware
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
14 1 (0.094%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (3.68%) HP ALM
2 26 (2.45%) Ansible
2 26 (2.45%) SCCM
3 14 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.32%) Oozie
3 14 (1.32%) SCOM
4 13 (1.23%) Puppet
5 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (0.85%) Kibana
7 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.75%) vRealize
9 6 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.57%) Opsview
9 6 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.47%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.38%) OVSD
11 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 411 (38.77%) Microsoft
2 274 (25.85%) Oracle
3 95 (8.96%) VMware
4 67 (6.32%) HP
5 50 (4.72%) SAP
6 34 (3.21%) Cisco
7 31 (2.92%) NetApp
8 29 (2.74%) Citrix
8 29 (2.74%) Google
8 29 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (2.64%) Software AG
9 28 (2.64%) webMethods
10 24 (2.26%) IBM
11 23 (2.17%) Tableau
12 21 (1.98%) Cloudera
12 21 (1.98%) Talend
13 19 (1.79%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.70%) Capita
15 16 (1.51%) Cognos