Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1,096 1,187 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.45% 7.08% 6.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.58% 34.06% 34.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 898 716
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.01%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 27
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +60.38%
10th Percentile £18.05 £16.55 £15.64
90th Percentile £57.47 £48.75 £46.60
England median hourly rate £26.65 £36.31 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.60% +29.68% +10.06%

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 3,705 3,485 3,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.80% 20.80% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,399 2,224 1,928
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% +6.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £570 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 79
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +107.32% -22.64%
10th Percentile £18.69 £12.08 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.41 £49.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £33.75 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.47% +16.36% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -6 412 £415 +3.75% 215
Hampshire -7 268 £400 +9.59% 120
Surrey +4 200 £450 +5.88% 81
Berkshire -19 191 £425 +6.25% 111
Buckinghamshire +10 119 £381 +5.17% 50
Oxfordshire +14 104 £425 +6.25% 54
West Sussex +11 94 £400 +21.21% 31
East Sussex -6 53 £419 +21.38% 24
Kent -13 53 £418 +19.29% 78
Middlesex +11 6 £708 +53.80% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Home Counties +6 1 £375 +7.14%
Sussex +4 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 536 (48.91%) SQL
2 515 (46.99%) .NET
3 477 (43.52%) C#
4 418 (38.14%) Microsoft
5 375 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (28.10%) ASP.NET
7 304 (27.74%) JavaScript
7 304 (27.74%) MVC
8 279 (25.46%) Windows
9 241 (21.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 224 (20.44%) HTML
11 203 (18.52%) CSS
12 198 (18.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 193 (17.61%) .NET Framework
14 178 (16.24%) AngularJS
14 178 (16.24%) Oracle
15 176 (16.06%) T-SQL
16 171 (15.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 170 (15.51%) Windows Server
18 158 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 155 (14.14%) Finance
20 145 (13.23%) TDD
21 142 (12.96%) jQuery
22 141 (12.86%) Visual Studio
23 132 (12.04%) Web Services
24 129 (11.77%) Migration
24 129 (11.77%) Business Intelligence
25 124 (11.31%) Scrum
25 124 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
26 121 (11.04%) Entity Framework

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 83 (7.57%) IIS
2 70 (6.39%) SharePoint
3 53 (4.84%) CMS
4 50 (4.56%) MS Exchange
5 34 (3.10%) Apache
6 33 (3.01%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.73%) Confluence
9 17 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (1.19%) Skype for Business
13 11 (1.00%) JBoss
13 11 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.91%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) CATIA
5 2 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.73%) SAP APO
2 8 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.73%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.64%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 241 (21.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (4.84%) Office 365
4 35 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
5 33 (3.01%) SaaS
6 21 (1.92%) IaaS
7 19 (1.73%) Serverless
8 13 (1.19%) Google Analytics
8 13 (1.19%) PaaS
9 12 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.73%) GitHub
13 7 (0.64%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.46%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 3 (0.27%) Boomi
17 2 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
17 2 (0.18%) npm
17 2 (0.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.56%) DNS
1 50 (4.56%) Firewall
2 45 (4.11%) SAN
3 35 (3.19%) Internet
4 23 (2.10%) LAN
5 19 (1.73%) SSL
6 18 (1.64%) DHCP
7 15 (1.37%) VPN
7 15 (1.37%) WAN
8 14 (1.28%) HTTP
9 11 (1.00%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.91%) IMAP
10 10 (0.91%) SMTP
11 9 (0.82%) Network Security
11 9 (0.82%) Skype
11 9 (0.82%) VoIP
12 7 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.64%) IP Telephony
12 7 (0.64%) NAS
13 6 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 111 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 101 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (8.58%) Relational Database
7 93 (8.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 59 (5.38%) MySQL
9 58 (5.29%) Power BI
10 54 (4.93%) Oracle Database
11 53 (4.84%) NoSQL
12 50 (4.56%) MongoDB
12 50 (4.56%) SQL Server 2014
13 49 (4.47%) Big Data
13 49 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 38 (3.47%) Data Lake
15 35 (3.19%) RDBMS
16 31 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 141 (12.86%) Visual Studio
2 124 (11.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 104 (9.49%) Git (software)
4 55 (5.02%) JIRA
5 54 (4.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 39 (3.56%) Jenkins
7 34 (3.10%) Selenium
8 31 (2.83%) Subversion
9 23 (2.10%) TeamCity
10 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (1.55%) ReSharper
12 14 (1.28%) NUnit
13 13 (1.19%) MSTest
14 12 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.09%) JUnit
14 12 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.00%) Toad
16 10 (0.91%) Ranorex
17 9 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 155 (14.14%) Finance
2 24 (2.19%) Retail
3 21 (1.92%) Banking
4 17 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.37%) Back Office
6 9 (0.82%) Advertising
7 8 (0.73%) Publishing
8 7 (0.64%) Billing
9 5 (0.46%) Marketing
9 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.091%) Electronics
13 1 (0.091%) German Language
13 1 (0.091%) Military
13 1 (0.091%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (55.38%) Developer
2 284 (25.91%) .NET Developer
3 143 (13.05%) C# Developer
4 131 (11.95%) SQL Developer
5 104 (9.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 90 (8.21%) Full Stack Developer
7 82 (7.48%) Analyst
8 71 (6.48%) Architect
8 71 (6.48%) DBA
9 70 (6.39%) ASP.NET Developer
10 61 (5.57%) SQL DBA
11 55 (5.02%) SQL Server Developer
12 49 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 47 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (4.29%) Software Developer
14 42 (3.83%) Senior Developer
15 39 (3.56%) SQL Server DBA
16 37 (3.38%) Angular Developer
16 37 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 36 (3.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (46.99%) .NET
2 308 (28.10%) ASP.NET
3 224 (20.44%) HTML
4 203 (18.52%) CSS
5 198 (18.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 193 (17.61%) .NET Framework
7 178 (16.24%) AngularJS
8 171 (15.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 142 (12.96%) jQuery
10 132 (12.04%) Web Services
11 121 (11.04%) Entity Framework
12 118 (10.77%) XML
13 98 (8.94%) .NET Core
14 87 (7.94%) WCF
15 74 (6.75%) REST
16 72 (6.57%) HTML5
17 61 (5.57%) JSON
18 58 (5.29%) SOAP
19 54 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 52 (4.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.74%) Clustering
7 24 (2.19%) Algorithms
8 22 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.82%) User Experience
10 16 (1.46%) Replication
11 14 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.19%) PKI
13 10 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.82%) AS400
14 9 (0.82%) NHS
14 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.73%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.73%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.73%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 279 (25.46%) Windows
2 170 (15.51%) Windows Server
3 93 (8.49%) Linux
4 61 (5.57%) Unix
5 51 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.01%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.91%) Solaris
11 10 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.82%) Android
13 6 (0.55%) AIX
13 6 (0.55%) CentOS
13 6 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.27%) VMS
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (27.74%) MVC
3 145 (13.23%) TDD
4 129 (11.77%) Business Intelligence
4 129 (11.77%) Migration
5 124 (11.31%) Scrum
6 103 (9.40%) ETL
7 99 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (7.57%) DevOps
10 75 (6.84%) OO
10 75 (6.84%) Unit Testing
11 65 (5.93%) Test Automation
12 64 (5.84%) SDLC
13 63 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
14 61 (5.57%) Analytics
14 61 (5.57%) Web Development
15 60 (5.47%) Software Engineering
16 59 (5.38%) Data Migration
17 52 (4.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 536 (48.91%) SQL
2 477 (43.52%) C#
3 304 (27.74%) JavaScript
4 176 (16.06%) T-SQL
5 102 (9.31%) Java
6 88 (8.03%) PowerShell
7 44 (4.01%) PL/SQL
8 37 (3.38%) Python
9 32 (2.92%) TypeScript
9 32 (2.92%) VB.NET
10 23 (2.10%) C++
11 18 (1.64%) PHP
12 16 (1.46%) Scala
12 16 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.37%) C
14 14 (1.28%) R
14 14 (1.28%) VB
15 13 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.00%) VBA
17 10 (0.91%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 108 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.84%) Degree
4 26 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.92%) MCSE
7 11 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.82%) MCP
8 9 (0.82%) MCSA
9 8 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.46%) ISEB
12 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.27%) MCITP
13 3 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.47%) QA
2 35 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.73%) SLA
4 14 (1.28%) GDPR
5 6 (0.55%) PMO
6 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.27%) WCAG
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.091%) HL7
9 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
System Software
1 119 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 58 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.11%) Docker
4 31 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.64%) vSphere
6 14 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.64%) HDFS
9 7 (0.64%) XenApp
10 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.36%) Dovecot
11 4 (0.36%) Postfix
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.18%) Samba
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (3.38%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.28%) SCCM
3 28 (2.55%) Ansible
4 24 (2.19%) Puppet
5 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (1.82%) SCOM
6 13 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (1.00%) HP ALM
7 11 (1.00%) OVSD
8 8 (0.73%) Packer
8 8 (0.73%) WSUS
9 7 (0.64%) Terraform
10 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.46%) Grafana
11 5 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.46%) Oozie
12 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 418 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 178 (16.24%) Oracle
3 100 (9.12%) VMware
4 53 (4.84%) Citrix
5 51 (4.65%) HP
6 38 (3.47%) Cisco
7 36 (3.28%) SAP
8 34 (3.10%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.83%) Google
10 25 (2.28%) NetApp
11 18 (1.64%) Dell
12 16 (1.46%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.37%) Tableau
13 15 (1.37%) webMethods
14 14 (1.28%) EMC
14 14 (1.28%) Telerik
15 13 (1.19%) McAfee
15 13 (1.19%) Sybase
15 13 (1.19%) Xamarin
16 12 (1.09%) Cloudera