The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 29 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 39 9
Rank change year-on-year +14 -30  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 40 31 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.62% 5.06% 12.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.40% 28.70% 60.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 52
Median daily rate £409 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £285 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £48.00
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 West Sussex with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 146 108 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 27.81% 17.62% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 54 72
Median daily rate £438 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.86% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.90 - £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in West Sussex

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in West Sussex over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in West Sussex

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in West Sussex

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 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
East Grinstead - 15 £413 -
Crawley +1 9 £413 +22.22% 6
Gatwick -6 8 £335 +3.07% 3
Worthing - 4 £400 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 44 (59.46%) SQL
2 28 (37.84%) .NET
3 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
4 26 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (31.08%) C#
6 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (27.03%) MVC
8 19 (25.68%) T-SQL
8 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
8 19 (25.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (24.32%) Finance
10 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
10 16 (21.62%) NoSQL
11 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
11 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
12 14 (18.92%) ETL
13 13 (17.57%) Tableau
13 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (17.57%) AngularJS
13 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
14 12 (16.22%) Data Modelling
14 12 (16.22%) SOAP
14 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
15 11 (14.86%) CSS
15 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (14.86%) DevOps
16 10 (13.51%) REST
16 10 (13.51%) TeamCity

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.81%) CMS
3 5 (6.76%) IIS
4 4 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.41%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.35%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.35%) DNN
7 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.35%) FileNet
7 1 (1.35%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (1.35%) Kentico
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.35%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (2.70%) IaaS
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) NAS
3 2 (2.70%) DHCP
3 2 (2.70%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) SNMP
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (21.62%) NoSQL
3 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (10.81%) RDBMS
7 7 (9.46%) DB2
7 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
7 7 (9.46%) Redis
8 6 (8.11%) Power BI
8 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.70%) OLAP
10 2 (2.70%) QlikView
11 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.51%) TeamCity
3 9 (12.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.11%) ReSharper
6 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.41%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.35%) Ant
9 1 (1.35%) Maven
9 1 (1.35%) NUnit
9 1 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Back Office
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (55.41%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Architect
4 11 (14.86%) Tableau Developer
5 9 (12.16%) Data Architect
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.81%) C# Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Report Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Business Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (6.76%) DBA
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Architect
10 4 (5.41%) Business Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (37.84%) .NET
2 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.57%) AngularJS
4 12 (16.22%) SOAP
5 11 (14.86%) CSS
6 10 (13.51%) REST
7 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (12.16%) HTML
7 9 (12.16%) Web Services
7 9 (12.16%) XML
8 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 8 (10.81%) XSD
9 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (9.46%) XSL
10 6 (8.11%) Entity Framework
10 6 (8.11%) jQuery
11 5 (6.76%) HTML5
12 3 (4.05%) LINQ
12 3 (4.05%) Sass
12 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.76%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) PMI
4 3 (4.05%) Reinsurance
4 3 (4.05%) Replication
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) PKI
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.03%) MVC
4 14 (18.92%) ETL
5 12 (16.22%) Data Modelling
6 11 (14.86%) DevOps
7 10 (13.51%) Project Management
8 9 (12.16%) Analytics
9 8 (10.81%) Business Analytics
9 8 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.46%) CRM
10 7 (9.46%) Data Management
10 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.46%) Logical Data Model
10 7 (9.46%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (59.46%) SQL
2 23 (31.08%) C#
3 19 (25.68%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) VB
6 2 (2.70%) ABAP
6 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.35%) Java
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.46%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) MCDBA
3 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.70%) MCITP
4 2 (2.70%) MCP
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.05%) PMO
2 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) UAG
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.70%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Tableau
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle
4 8 (10.81%) SAP
5 5 (6.76%) Cognos
6 4 (5.41%) New Relic
7 3 (4.05%) Netezza
7 3 (4.05%) Sitecore
7 3 (4.05%) Teradata
7 3 (4.05%) VMware
8 2 (2.70%) Google
8 2 (2.70%) Telerik
9 1 (1.35%) Alterian
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) Informatica
9 1 (1.35%) Mercator
9 1 (1.35%) OpenText