Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 30 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 992 1,043 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.34% 6.26% 6.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.39% 31.39% 35.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 778 678
South East median daily rate £425 £393 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +0.83% +6.85%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 23
South East median hourly rate £46.60 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +4.65% +22.86%
10th Percentile £22.14 £21.39 £15.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -21.88% +33.33% +36.44%

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 3,264 3,323 2,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.86% 19.96% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,075 2,061 1,773
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.97%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £443
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.34% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 69
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +164.71% -33.18%
10th Percentile £21.17 £19.34 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £46.30
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -1.73%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +3 389 £425 +6.25% 255
Hampshire -6 251 £413 +3.13% 129
Surrey +11 193 £425 -5.56% 93
Berkshire -8 191 £438 +4.17% 100
Buckinghamshire +8 142 £394 +12.50% 87
West Sussex +13 62 £413 +17.86% 39
Oxfordshire +6 58 £425 +6.25% 68
East Sussex -6 46 £460 +31.43% 29
Kent -11 40 £425 +21.43% 62
Middlesex +13 5 £313 -19.35% 2
Sussex +1 1 - -
M4 Corridor -2 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 467 (47.08%) .NET
2 462 (46.57%) C#
3 432 (43.55%) SQL
4 374 (37.70%) Microsoft
5 353 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
6 272 (27.42%) JavaScript
7 264 (26.61%) MVC
8 252 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 250 (25.20%) ASP.NET
10 239 (24.09%) Windows
11 216 (21.77%) HTML
12 209 (21.07%) CSS
13 166 (16.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 155 (15.63%) .NET Framework
15 146 (14.72%) AngularJS
16 144 (14.52%) TDD
17 135 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
18 128 (12.90%) Windows Server
19 127 (12.80%) T-SQL
20 126 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 124 (12.50%) jQuery
22 121 (12.20%) Visual Studio
23 119 (12.00%) Oracle
24 115 (11.59%) Security Cleared
25 114 (11.49%) Web Services
25 114 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
26 110 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
27 109 (10.99%) Entity Framework
28 106 (10.69%) VMware
28 106 (10.69%) Data Warehouse

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 89 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.65%) IIS
3 46 (4.64%) MS Exchange
4 45 (4.54%) CMS
5 32 (3.23%) Apache
6 24 (2.42%) Confluence
7 22 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 18 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.71%) Apache Spark
11 16 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.61%) Umbraco
12 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (1.41%) JBoss
13 13 (1.31%) nginx
13 13 (1.31%) Skype for Business
14 12 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (1.21%) EPiServer
15 11 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.50%) CATIA
3 5 (0.50%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.91%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.50%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.40%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 252 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (5.14%) Office 365
4 36 (3.63%) SaaS
5 34 (3.43%) PaaS
6 31 (3.13%) IaaS
7 26 (2.62%) Serverless
8 22 (2.22%) Azure Functions
9 17 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (1.41%) GitHub
11 12 (1.21%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
12 9 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.04%) Firewall
2 28 (2.82%) DNS
3 27 (2.72%) SAN
4 22 (2.22%) LAN
5 21 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.02%) Internet
7 19 (1.92%) WAN
8 17 (1.71%) SSL
8 17 (1.71%) VPN
9 16 (1.61%) DHCP
10 12 (1.21%) HTTP
11 11 (1.11%) IP Telephony
12 10 (1.01%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.01%) Network Security
12 10 (1.01%) Skype
13 9 (0.91%) FTP
14 8 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.81%) VLAN
14 8 (0.81%) VoIP
15 7 (0.71%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 106 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (8.87%) Relational Database
4 86 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 82 (8.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 71 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (6.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 65 (6.55%) MySQL
9 63 (6.35%) Power BI
10 51 (5.14%) NoSQL
10 51 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
12 33 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 30 (3.02%) MongoDB
14 29 (2.92%) Big Data
15 23 (2.32%) Hadoop
15 23 (2.32%) Oracle Database
15 23 (2.32%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 121 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 105 (10.58%) Git (software)
3 80 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (4.94%) JIRA
5 47 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 37 (3.73%) Subversion
7 34 (3.43%) Selenium
8 33 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 21 (2.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 19 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.71%) Maven
12 16 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.61%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.41%) Grunt
13 14 (1.41%) JUnit
14 12 (1.21%) NUnit
14 12 (1.21%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.11%) IntelliJ
16 10 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 104 (10.48%) Finance
2 24 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.02%) Retail
4 12 (1.21%) Banking
4 12 (1.21%) Marketing
5 10 (1.01%) Legal
6 6 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 6 (0.60%) Billing
6 6 (0.60%) Publishing
7 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.40%) Back Office
8 4 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.20%) Advertising
9 2 (0.20%) Electronics
9 2 (0.20%) Games
9 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.10%) Automotive
10 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 534 (53.83%) Developer
2 224 (22.58%) .NET Developer
3 107 (10.79%) C# Developer
4 91 (9.17%) SQL Developer
5 88 (8.87%) Full Stack Developer
6 79 (7.96%) Analyst
7 77 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 74 (7.46%) Architect
9 57 (5.75%) DBA
10 53 (5.34%) SQL DBA
11 45 (4.54%) Software Developer
12 40 (4.03%) Software Engineer
13 38 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 37 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
15 33 (3.33%) Senior Developer
15 33 (3.33%) Technical Architect
16 32 (3.23%) Angular Developer
17 31 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
18 27 (2.72%) ASP.NET Developer
19 25 (2.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (47.08%) .NET
2 250 (25.20%) ASP.NET
3 216 (21.77%) HTML
4 209 (21.07%) CSS
5 166 (16.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 155 (15.63%) .NET Framework
7 146 (14.72%) AngularJS
8 135 (13.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 124 (12.50%) jQuery
10 114 (11.49%) Web Services
11 109 (10.99%) Entity Framework
12 105 (10.58%) XML
13 94 (9.48%) .NET Core
14 87 (8.77%) HTML5
15 74 (7.46%) REST
16 70 (7.06%) JSON
16 70 (7.06%) RESTful
17 68 (6.85%) SOAP
18 64 (6.45%) WCF
19 51 (5.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.23%) Clustering
4 29 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.61%) User Experience
9 15 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.11%) PKI
12 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.81%) BYOD
13 8 (0.81%) CMDB
13 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.81%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.81%) Replication
14 7 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 239 (24.09%) Windows
2 128 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 76 (7.66%) Linux
4 42 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (4.13%) Unix
6 39 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.52%) Windows 10
8 19 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.91%) Android
12 7 (0.71%) CentOS
12 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.50%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.30%) VMS
15 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.61%) MVC
3 144 (14.52%) TDD
4 114 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
5 110 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
6 105 (10.58%) Migration
7 100 (10.08%) DevOps
8 86 (8.67%) OO
8 86 (8.67%) Scrum
9 83 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.26%) ETL
11 68 (6.85%) Test Automation
12 61 (6.15%) Microservices
13 60 (6.05%) Unit Testing
14 58 (5.85%) Web Development
15 56 (5.65%) Software Engineering
16 53 (5.34%) Data Migration
16 53 (5.34%) SOLID
17 51 (5.14%) BDD
17 51 (5.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 462 (46.57%) C#
2 432 (43.55%) SQL
3 272 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 127 (12.80%) T-SQL
5 98 (9.88%) Java
6 75 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.63%) Python
8 34 (3.43%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.23%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.32%) Scala
12 18 (1.81%) Perl
12 18 (1.81%) Ruby
13 16 (1.61%) C++
14 15 (1.51%) C
14 15 (1.51%) PHP
15 13 (1.31%) VBA
16 12 (1.21%) Java 8
16 12 (1.21%) VB
17 10 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 115 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 90 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.84%) Degree
4 41 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.73%) DV Cleared
6 26 (2.62%) MCSE
7 16 (1.61%) MCSA
8 11 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.60%) CCNA
11 6 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.60%) MCITP
11 6 (0.60%) MCP
11 6 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.40%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.30%) ACCA
13 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.23%) QA
2 17 (1.71%) SLA
3 15 (1.51%) GDPR
4 13 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.91%) WCAG
6 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.30%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.20%) GxP
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) GAAP
9 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (6.05%) Docker
4 26 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.31%) vSphere
7 11 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.91%) HDFS
9 9 (0.91%) XenApp
10 6 (0.60%) KVM
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.30%) vCloud
13 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 38 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.43%) SCCM
3 26 (2.62%) Puppet
4 23 (2.32%) Ansible
5 22 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (2.22%) SCOM
6 10 (1.01%) Packer
7 9 (0.91%) Kibana
7 9 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (0.81%) Grafana
8 8 (0.81%) OVSD
8 8 (0.81%) Terraform
9 7 (0.71%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.71%) WSUS
10 6 (0.60%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 374 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.00%) Oracle
3 106 (10.69%) VMware
4 42 (4.23%) Citrix
5 39 (3.93%) SAP
6 38 (3.83%) Cisco
7 37 (3.73%) HP
8 29 (2.92%) Telerik
9 24 (2.42%) Google
10 22 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.92%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.92%) NetApp
12 18 (1.81%) EMC
12 18 (1.81%) webMethods
13 13 (1.31%) CA
13 13 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (1.31%) Tableau
14 11 (1.11%) Dell
15 10 (1.01%) McAfee
15 10 (1.01%) Talend