The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.62% 0.61% 7.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.15% 7.69% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
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£425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
33 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 23.91% 7.88% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 17
Average daily rate £425 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
3 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (39.13%) ETL
4 9 (39.13%) VBA
4 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) Business Objects
5 7 (30.43%) MS Access
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) SAS
6 5 (21.74%) Xcelsius
6 5 (21.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) Banking
7 4 (17.39%) Essbase
7 4 (17.39%) Data Management
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.04%) MVC
8 3 (13.04%) JSON
8 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.04%) jQuery
8 3 (13.04%) Razor View Engine

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) DOC1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
2 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) MS Access
5 5 (21.74%) Xcelsius
5 5 (21.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Essbase
7 3 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (4.35%) DB2
9 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) MI Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Modeller
7 1 (4.35%) Excel Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SAS Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Excel Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) Velocity
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ETL
1 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Data Management
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Master Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Web Design
6 1 (4.35%) Document Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) VBA
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Business Objects
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau