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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.09% 6.96% 5.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.43% 32.35% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate £430 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.46% -16.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +1.90%
SQL Server
West Yorkshire

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
14 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.43% 21.52% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 16
Average daily rate £425 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 2016, 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%) C#
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
1 14 (77.78%) Web Services
1 14 (77.78%) WCF
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 7 (38.89%) MVC
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) FileNet
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Service Management
6 4 (22.22%) Unix
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) HTML5

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) FileNet
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) .NET Developer
1 14 (77.78%) C# .NET Developer
1 14 (77.78%) C# Developer
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) C# WCF Developer
2 12 (66.67%) WCF Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) FileNet Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
1 14 (77.78%) WCF
1 14 (77.78%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 7 (38.89%) MVC
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.56%) VB
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) VMware