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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 139 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.95% 14.27% 14.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.57% 56.97% 60.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 101 62
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£315 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
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
324 244 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.77% 25.05% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 170 95
Average daily rate £363 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.85% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 114 (53.77%) SQL
2 100 (47.17%) .NET
3 76 (35.85%) C#
4 74 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (33.49%) Microsoft
6 68 (32.08%) ASP.NET
7 63 (29.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (24.06%) MVC
9 49 (23.11%) Windows
10 46 (21.70%) T-SQL
11 45 (21.23%) JavaScript
11 45 (21.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (18.87%) HTML
13 39 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (17.92%) Oracle
14 38 (17.92%) CSS
15 36 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (15.57%) jQuery
17 29 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 28 (13.21%) Finance
19 27 (12.74%) TDD
20 26 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
21 25 (11.79%) .NET Framework
22 22 (10.38%) OO
22 22 (10.38%) Scrum
23 21 (9.91%) VMware
23 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
23 21 (9.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 18 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (4.72%) IIS
5 7 (3.30%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.89%) CMS
6 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.42%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.94%) Apache
8 2 (0.94%) Node.js
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.94%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.94%) InDesign
3 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.94%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.55%) NAS
2 7 (3.30%) SAN
2 7 (3.30%) Internet
3 3 (1.42%) MPLS
3 3 (1.42%) Firewall
3 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.42%) VPN
3 3 (1.42%) DNS
3 3 (1.42%) SSL
4 2 (0.94%) LAN
4 2 (0.94%) WAN
4 2 (0.94%) IPsec
4 2 (0.94%) VPLS
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.94%) OSPF
4 2 (0.94%) BGP
4 2 (0.94%) EIGRP
4 2 (0.94%) VRRP
4 2 (0.94%) DMVPN
4 2 (0.94%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (29.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 45 (21.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (9.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (5.19%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.77%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.77%) QlikView
9 8 (3.77%) OLAP
10 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.89%) DB2
11 4 (1.89%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.89%) BODI
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (1.42%) FileMaker
12 3 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.08%) SpecFlow
2 13 (6.13%) Rhino Mocks
2 13 (6.13%) NUnit
2 13 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.13%) Selenium
3 12 (5.66%) Cucumber
4 10 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.83%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.36%) Maven
6 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.42%) JIRA
8 2 (0.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.47%) Moq
9 1 (0.47%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (13.21%) Finance
2 6 (2.83%) Retail
3 4 (1.89%) Multimedia
3 4 (1.89%) Back Office
4 3 (1.42%) Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 130 (61.32%) Developer
2 51 (24.06%) .NET Developer
3 42 (19.81%) SQL Developer
4 23 (10.85%) Analyst
5 16 (7.55%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (5.19%) Tester
8 11 (5.19%) Web Developer
8 11 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.19%) Agile Tester
9 9 (4.25%) Administrator
9 9 (4.25%) Software Tester
9 9 (4.25%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) DBA
10 8 (3.77%) Database Developer
10 8 (3.77%) SQL DBA
10 8 (3.77%) CRM Developer
11 7 (3.30%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (47.17%) .NET
2 68 (32.08%) ASP.NET
3 40 (18.87%) HTML
4 38 (17.92%) CSS
5 33 (15.57%) jQuery
6 29 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (11.79%) .NET Framework
8 18 (8.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 15 (7.08%) Web Services
9 15 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (6.60%) NHibernate
10 14 (6.60%) JSON
11 13 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (5.66%) Gherkin
12 12 (5.66%) WCF
13 10 (4.72%) XML
14 8 (3.77%) Ajax
14 8 (3.77%) WPF
14 8 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (3.30%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) NHS
2 11 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.83%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) W3C
7 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.47%) Wiki
8 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) Economics
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.11%) Windows
2 15 (7.08%) Linux
3 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.25%) UNIX
5 7 (3.30%) Android
6 6 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Phone
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (2.36%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.06%) MVC
3 36 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (12.74%) TDD
5 22 (10.38%) Scrum
5 22 (10.38%) OO
6 17 (8.02%) ETL
7 15 (7.08%) Unit Testing
8 13 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (6.13%) Web Development
8 13 (6.13%) Software Engineering
8 13 (6.13%) ITIL
9 12 (5.66%) CRM
9 12 (5.66%) Migration
10 11 (5.19%) Data Management
10 11 (5.19%) Automation Testing
11 9 (4.25%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.30%) Project Management
12 7 (3.30%) Data Migration
13 6 (2.83%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (53.77%) SQL
2 76 (35.85%) C#
3 46 (21.70%) T-SQL
4 45 (21.23%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.19%) VBA
6 10 (4.72%) VB
7 8 (3.77%) VB6
8 7 (3.30%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.36%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.42%) Java
11 2 (0.94%) XAML
12 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) Korn
12 1 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.25%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) VCP4
3 7 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (3.30%) MCSE
3 7 (3.30%) MCSA
4 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) CCNP
5 2 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.94%) CCDA
5 2 (0.94%) CCDP
5 2 (0.94%) CISSP
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) MCTS
5 2 (0.94%) CCSA
5 2 (0.94%) CCSE
5 2 (0.94%) VCAP
5 2 (0.94%) VCP5
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) SLA
1 3 (1.42%) QA
1 3 (1.42%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.13%) vSphere
4 11 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (5.19%) NetBackup
1 11 (5.19%) SCCM
1 11 (5.19%) SCOM
2 4 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 71 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.92%) Oracle
3 21 (9.91%) VMware
4 15 (7.08%) IBM
5 11 (5.19%) EMC
5 11 (5.19%) Symantec
6 7 (3.30%) Lotus
6 7 (3.30%) Citrix
7 6 (2.83%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.83%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.89%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.89%) Cisco
9 3 (1.42%) CommVault
9 3 (1.42%) HP
9 3 (1.42%) Reuters
9 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.94%) RedPrairie
10 2 (0.94%) Sage
10 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
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