Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 374 959 1,028
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.28% 6.51% 6.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.56% 32.90% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 680 714
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +5.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 12
Median hourly rate £50.50 £47.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +27.59% -12.79%
10th Percentile £18.25 £31.25 £21.03
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £42.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.67%

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 1,408 2,915 3,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.86% 19.79% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1,840 2,079
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.70%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £624 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 51
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +19.23% +135.29%
10th Percentile £18.25 £20.90 £13.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in the South East over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 -2 173 £413 -2.94% 35
Berkshire +6 98 £425 - 19
Hampshire -14 78 £448 +11.88% 43
Buckinghamshire -9 53 £400 -2.74% 6
Surrey -8 47 £388 -4.62% 39
West Sussex -15 26 £475 +15.15% 14
Oxfordshire +6 22 £375 -16.67% 10
Kent +4 22 £400 - 14
East Sussex +14 18 £550 +19.57% 12
Middlesex +9 1 £400 +16.36%
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 179 (47.86%) SQL
2 161 (43.05%) .NET
3 139 (37.17%) C#
4 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
5 121 (32.35%) Azure
6 107 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 85 (22.73%) Windows
9 82 (21.93%) HTML
10 76 (20.32%) .NET Framework
10 76 (20.32%) DevOps
11 75 (20.05%) T-SQL
12 70 (18.72%) MVC
12 70 (18.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 66 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 61 (16.31%) ASP.NET
15 60 (16.04%) CSS
15 60 (16.04%) Oracle
16 59 (15.78%) Security Cleared
17 55 (14.71%) SharePoint
18 50 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (13.10%) Active Directory
20 48 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
21 47 (12.57%) Migration
21 47 (12.57%) AngularJS
22 45 (12.03%) Entity Framework
22 45 (12.03%) Power Platform
23 43 (11.50%) ETL
23 43 (11.50%) SC Cleared
24 41 (10.96%) Power BI

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 55 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.08%) IIS
3 15 (4.01%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.21%) CMS
5 10 (2.67%) EPiServer
6 9 (2.41%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.14%) Documentum
8 6 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.34%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.07%) Apache
10 4 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.53%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.53%) Confluence
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (6.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (8.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.07%) Scribe Insight
4 3 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.80%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 121 (32.35%) Azure
2 45 (12.03%) Power Platform
3 32 (8.56%) AWS
4 19 (5.08%) Office 365
4 19 (5.08%) Serverless
5 15 (4.01%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (3.48%) Azure Functions
7 12 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.94%) PowerApps
9 10 (2.67%) SaaS
10 8 (2.14%) IaaS
10 8 (2.14%) Logic Apps
10 8 (2.14%) PaaS
11 6 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.80%) Yammer
14 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.53%) Power Automate
15 1 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.21%) Skype
2 11 (2.94%) DNS
3 9 (2.41%) Firewall
3 9 (2.41%) Internet
4 8 (2.14%) SAN
5 6 (1.60%) DHCP
6 5 (1.34%) HTTP
6 5 (1.34%) IPsec
6 5 (1.34%) WAN
7 4 (1.07%) LAN
8 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.53%) SSL
9 2 (0.53%) VSAN
10 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.27%) PABX
10 1 (0.27%) PPP
10 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 66 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (10.96%) Power BI
4 36 (9.63%) Relational Database
5 28 (7.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (5.35%) MySQL
10 19 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (4.01%) Big Data
12 14 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (3.74%) RDBMS
13 13 (3.48%) NoSQL
14 12 (3.21%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (3.21%) DB2
14 12 (3.21%) MongoDB
15 11 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (2.94%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 40 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.02%) Visual Studio
3 23 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (5.08%) Selenium
5 17 (4.55%) JIRA
6 10 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (2.41%) Ant
7 9 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.14%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.87%) Subversion
10 6 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.34%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.34%) JUnit
12 4 (1.07%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.07%) ClearQuest
12 4 (1.07%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.80%) ERwin
14 2 (0.53%) MSI
15 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
15 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 34 (9.09%) Finance
2 19 (5.08%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.67%) Banking
4 5 (1.34%) Local Government
5 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.80%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (50.00%) Developer
2 75 (20.05%) .NET Developer
3 37 (9.89%) DBA
4 32 (8.56%) Analyst
5 28 (7.49%) SQL DBA
6 23 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 23 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 21 (5.61%) Software Developer
8 20 (5.35%) Senior Developer
9 19 (5.08%) SQL Developer
10 18 (4.81%) Administrator
10 18 (4.81%) Architect
11 17 (4.55%) Consultant
12 15 (4.01%) SQL Server DBA
13 14 (3.74%) Power BI Developer
14 12 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
16 9 (2.41%) Data Analyst
16 9 (2.41%) SQL Server Developer
17 8 (2.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (43.05%) .NET
2 82 (21.93%) HTML
3 76 (20.32%) .NET Framework
4 61 (16.31%) ASP.NET
5 60 (16.04%) CSS
6 47 (12.57%) AngularJS
7 45 (12.03%) Entity Framework
8 40 (10.70%) XML
9 35 (9.36%) jQuery
10 34 (9.09%) React
11 33 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (8.56%) Web Services
13 25 (6.68%) .NET Core
13 25 (6.68%) LINQ
14 21 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (4.28%) HTML5
16 16 (4.28%) SOAP
17 15 (4.01%) REST
17 15 (4.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.48%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.14%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.14%) Replication
5 7 (1.87%) PKI
6 5 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.34%) Clustering
6 5 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.34%) User Experience
7 4 (1.07%) CMDB
8 3 (0.80%) Blog
8 3 (0.80%) Mashup
8 3 (0.80%) NHS
8 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.73%) Windows
2 35 (9.36%) Windows Server
3 33 (8.82%) Linux
4 16 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.74%) Unix
6 11 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.34%) AIX
9 4 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.80%) Solaris
10 3 (0.80%) VMS
10 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.53%) Android
11 2 (0.53%) HPUX
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.32%) DevOps
3 70 (18.72%) MVC
4 50 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (12.57%) Migration
7 43 (11.50%) ETL
8 39 (10.43%) CRM
8 39 (10.43%) ITIL
8 39 (10.43%) Scrum
9 30 (8.02%) Test Automation
10 27 (7.22%) SDLC
11 26 (6.95%) Data Migration
12 25 (6.68%) Unit Testing
13 24 (6.42%) Analytics
13 24 (6.42%) High Availability
13 24 (6.42%) Workflow
14 23 (6.15%) Data Modelling
14 23 (6.15%) TDD
14 23 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (47.86%) SQL
2 139 (37.17%) C#
3 99 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 75 (20.05%) T-SQL
5 33 (8.82%) Java
6 32 (8.56%) PowerShell
7 24 (6.42%) Python
8 19 (5.08%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.21%) C
10 11 (2.94%) Perl
10 11 (2.94%) VB
11 9 (2.41%) BeanShell
11 9 (2.41%) Bourne shell
11 9 (2.41%) Korn
12 8 (2.14%) PHP
13 7 (1.87%) XAML
14 6 (1.60%) Scala
14 6 (1.60%) VBScript
15 5 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (15.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.75%) Degree
4 20 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.87%) MCSE
7 5 (1.34%) CCNA
7 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.34%) MCITP
7 5 (1.34%) MCP
7 5 (1.34%) MCSA
8 4 (1.07%) MCAD
8 4 (1.07%) MCPD
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
9 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.27%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) CISSP
10 1 (0.27%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.34%) GDPR
3 3 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) COSO
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NCSC
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.48%) Docker
5 10 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.41%) RACF
7 6 (1.60%) vSphere
8 4 (1.07%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.80%) XenApp
10 2 (0.53%) HDFS
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (2.94%) SCCM
2 10 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.41%) MIIS
4 6 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.60%) SCDPM
5 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.34%) WSUS
6 4 (1.07%) SCOM
6 4 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.07%) vRealize
7 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.53%) Ansible
8 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.53%) Kibana
8 2 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.04%) Oracle
3 35 (9.36%) VMware
4 14 (3.74%) Xamarin
5 12 (3.21%) Cisco
6 11 (2.94%) Citrix
7 10 (2.67%) McAfee
7 10 (2.67%) SAP
8 9 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.87%) Informatica
9 7 (1.87%) Remedy
9 7 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.87%) Tableau
10 6 (1.60%) HP
10 6 (1.60%) IBM
10 6 (1.60%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.07%) BMC
11 4 (1.07%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.07%) Lotus
11 4 (1.07%) Symantec