The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Halifax region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.92% 6.84% 3.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 80.00% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate £350 £313 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -25.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £313 £444
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 £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
27 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.75% 8.55% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
Average daily rate £350 £313 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -22.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modeller
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) XSD
3 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft