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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.47% 6.10% 3.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.43% 43.48% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
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£285 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
SQL Server
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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
35 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 20.59% 14.02% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 6
Average daily rate £435 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 May 2015.

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 May 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 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
4 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (23.53%) Data Management
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) VBA
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (11.76%) HND
7 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Excel Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Security Management
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (5.88%) Data Stewardship
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
3 3 (17.65%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Altova
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam
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