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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.90% 11.49% 4.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.34% 33.90% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 5
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£295 £450 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +34.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
29 59 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 18.35% 33.91% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 14
Average daily rate £400 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £505 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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
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 28 August 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) Data Management
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (14.29%) Use Case
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 2 (14.29%) High Availability
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) DevOps
8 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
8 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
8 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.14%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Data Management
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds