The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 10 16 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 9.71% 6.38% 21.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.96% 38.71% 69.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 30
Median daily rate £369 £344 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -23.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £319 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £413 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 27 31 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 15.43% 16.49% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 39
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Suffolk

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Suffolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Suffolk

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Suffolk over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Suffolk

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Suffolk

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -1 11 £494 +46.29% 5
Bury St Edmunds +5 2 £369 - 3
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) C#
4 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (35.90%) MVC
6 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) IIS
7 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
7 10 (25.64%) Entity Framework
8 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
8 9 (23.08%) Web Services
9 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) LINQ
9 8 (20.51%) jQuery
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.38%) Citrix
11 6 (15.38%) SAN
11 6 (15.38%) OO
11 6 (15.38%) VMware
11 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
11 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.38%) Release Management
11 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
11 6 (15.38%) High Availability

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 10 (25.64%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 5 (12.82%) LAN
2 5 (12.82%) NAS
2 5 (12.82%) WAN
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.69%) DTS
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) MS Access
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.82%) MSBuild
2 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.26%) French Language
2 2 (5.13%) Billing
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Release Manager
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
3 10 (25.64%) Entity Framework
4 9 (23.08%) Web Services
5 8 (20.51%) jQuery
5 8 (20.51%) LINQ
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
8 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (12.82%) CSS
8 5 (12.82%) JSON
8 5 (12.82%) Middleware
9 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 3 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (7.69%) REST
10 3 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) MVC
3 6 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.38%) High Availability
3 6 (15.38%) OO
3 6 (15.38%) Release Management
4 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.82%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (12.82%) Secure Coding
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) ETL
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) SDLC
6 3 (7.69%) SIEM
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) MCSA
1 1 (2.56%) MCSE
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.56%) Imperva
3 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Qualys
3 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.56%) Splunk