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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.74% 3.03% 4.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.81% 22.73% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
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£450 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £389 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.87%
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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
63 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 40.91% 13.33% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 16 19
Average daily rate £450 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) Relational Database
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (37.50%) ETL
4 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 8 (33.33%) VBA
6 7 (29.17%) .NET
6 7 (29.17%) Business Objects
6 7 (29.17%) MS Access
6 7 (29.17%) MVC
7 6 (25.00%) jQuery
8 5 (20.83%) JSON
8 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.83%) Xcelsius
8 5 (20.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (16.67%) Data Management
10 3 (12.50%) Banking
10 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 3 (12.50%) Essbase
10 3 (12.50%) SAS
10 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
10 3 (12.50%) XML
10 3 (12.50%) Oracle
10 3 (12.50%) C#
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) Relational Database
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) MS Access
5 5 (20.83%) Xcelsius
5 5 (20.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (12.50%) Essbase
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (4.17%) DB2
8 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) MI Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Report Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Data Modeller
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) jQuery
3 5 (20.83%) JSON
3 5 (20.83%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.33%) XSLT
6 1 (4.17%) Velocity
6 1 (4.17%) WCF
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) Classic ASP
6 1 (4.17%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ETL
1 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Data Stewardship
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) VBA
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Business Objects
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft