The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 114 113 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.29% 12.03% 13.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.53% 40.50% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 53 93
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£311 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £253 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.59%
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 Leeds region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
245 279 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.26% 29.71% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 172 225
Average daily rate £313 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +175.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Leeds region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Leeds region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 130 (52.21%) SQL
2 129 (51.81%) C#
3 127 (51.00%) .NET
4 83 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
6 65 (26.10%) Oracle
7 57 (22.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (22.09%) Windows
9 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
10 51 (20.48%) MVC
11 49 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 48 (19.28%) WinForms
12 48 (19.28%) HTML
13 47 (18.88%) CSS
14 46 (18.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 44 (17.67%) VB.NET
16 41 (16.47%) SQL Server 2005
17 40 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
18 37 (14.86%) T-SQL
18 37 (14.86%) XML
19 32 (12.85%) .NET Framework
19 32 (12.85%) WCF
20 31 (12.45%) Web Services
20 31 (12.45%) Visual Studio
21 29 (11.65%) Software Engineering
22 28 (11.24%) Finance
23 26 (10.44%) jQuery
24 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
24 25 (10.04%) MS Excel
25 24 (9.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 21 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.82%) IIS
3 9 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.21%) Lync
5 6 (2.41%) CMS
6 5 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.40%) WordPress
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.62%) MS Office
3 4 (1.61%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.42%) VPN
2 10 (4.02%) SAN
2 10 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.02%) Firewall
3 8 (3.21%) Wireless
3 8 (3.21%) IPsec
3 8 (3.21%) MPLS
4 4 (1.61%) DHCP
4 4 (1.61%) Internet
4 4 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (0.80%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) VLAN
6 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (22.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 49 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (18.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (16.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (7.23%) MySQL
6 17 (6.83%) Relational Database
7 16 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (5.62%) Star Schema
10 8 (3.21%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.81%) DB2
12 5 (2.01%) MS Access
12 5 (2.01%) QlikView
13 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (1.20%) OLTP
14 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (12.45%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.82%) Maven
4 6 (2.41%) MSTest
5 5 (2.01%) NUnit
6 4 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.61%) Selenium
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.20%) JUnit
7 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.80%) JIRA
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.40%) JMeter
9 1 (0.40%) Firebug
9 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (11.24%) Finance
2 6 (2.41%) Advertising
3 4 (1.61%) Retail
3 4 (1.61%) Back Office
3 4 (1.61%) Marketing
4 3 (1.20%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 163 (65.46%) Developer
2 72 (28.92%) .NET Developer
3 31 (12.45%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.65%) SQL Developer
5 23 (9.24%) Analyst
6 22 (8.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (8.43%) DBA
8 20 (8.03%) VB.NET Developer
9 18 (7.23%) Software Engineer
10 17 (6.83%) Senior Developer
10 17 (6.83%) SQL DBA
10 17 (6.83%) WinForms Developer
11 13 (5.22%) .NET Software Engineer
11 13 (5.22%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (5.22%) Web Developer
12 12 (4.82%) Architect
13 10 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Java Developer
14 9 (3.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (3.21%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (51.00%) .NET
2 83 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 48 (19.28%) HTML
3 48 (19.28%) WinForms
4 47 (18.88%) CSS
5 37 (14.86%) XML
6 32 (12.85%) .NET Framework
6 32 (12.85%) WCF
7 31 (12.45%) Web Services
8 26 (10.44%) jQuery
9 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (9.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (5.22%) HTML5
12 11 (4.42%) Spring
12 11 (4.42%) Hibernate
13 10 (4.02%) XHTML
13 10 (4.02%) WPF
14 9 (3.61%) Ajax
14 9 (3.61%) CSS3
14 9 (3.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.03%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.21%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.01%) Clustering
4 4 (1.61%) NHS
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.20%) Open Source
5 3 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) Wiki
6 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.40%) PKI
6 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.09%) Windows
2 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.20%) UNIX
3 3 (1.20%) Linux
4 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.40%) Debian
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.48%) MVC
2 40 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.65%) Software Engineering
4 21 (8.43%) Data Modelling
5 17 (6.83%) OO
5 17 (6.83%) Data Management
6 16 (6.43%) Web Development
7 15 (6.02%) ETL
7 15 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (5.62%) Master Data Management
8 14 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (5.22%) Scrum
10 11 (4.42%) SOA
10 11 (4.42%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (3.21%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (3.21%) CRM
11 8 (3.21%) Migration
12 7 (2.81%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 130 (52.21%) SQL
2 129 (51.81%) C#
3 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 44 (17.67%) VB.NET
5 37 (14.86%) T-SQL
6 19 (7.63%) Java
7 13 (5.22%) VB
8 11 (4.42%) VB6
9 9 (3.61%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.81%) VBA
10 7 (2.81%) PHP
11 5 (2.01%) C++
12 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.20%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.20%) C
14 2 (0.80%) Delphi
14 2 (0.80%) Python
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby
15 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.41%) Degree
2 5 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.80%) MCSE
4 2 (0.80%) MCSA
4 2 (0.80%) ISEB
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CCNA
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.82%) QA
2 6 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.40%) AIFMD
System Software
1 13 (5.22%) Hyper-V
2 10 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.21%) vSphere
3 8 (3.21%) Xen
3 8 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.40%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) SCOM
2 2 (0.80%) WSUS
2 2 (0.80%) SCCM
2 2 (0.80%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.40%) OpenView
3 1 (0.40%) OVSD
3 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 77 (30.92%) Microsoft
2 65 (26.10%) Oracle
3 12 (4.82%) HP
4 11 (4.42%) IBM
4 11 (4.42%) VMware
5 10 (4.02%) NetApp
6 9 (3.61%) Cisco
7 8 (3.21%) EMC
8 5 (2.01%) SAP
9 4 (1.61%) Sybase
10 3 (1.20%) JBoss
10 3 (1.20%) Citrix
10 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.20%) Informatica
11 2 (0.80%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.80%) Telerik
11 2 (0.80%) Dell
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.40%) Perforce
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