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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.19% 5.06% 5.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.93% 37.50% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
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£291 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.78% +12.00%
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 £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
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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 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 18.95% 13.48% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 7
Average daily rate £438 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (77.78%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) VBA
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (22.22%) Data Management
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (16.67%) SAN
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (11.11%) Security Management
9 2 (11.11%) ETL
9 2 (11.11%) HND

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Essbase
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Excel Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Use Case
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.56%) Data Stewardship
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow Management
5 1 (5.56%) Web Design
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) VBA
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) R
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) HND
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) Tableau
5 1 (5.56%) Altova
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam