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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 246 116 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.56% 11.24% 11.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.62% 46.40% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 75 52
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£335 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £371 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
486 250 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.76% 24.22% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 156 171
Average daily rate £350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £485 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Average hourly rate £37.04 £50.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +29.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

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 1 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 290 (66.51%) SQL
2 173 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (39.68%) T-SQL
3 166 (38.07%) .NET
4 157 (36.01%) Microsoft
5 142 (32.57%) C#
6 134 (30.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 121 (27.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 115 (26.38%) MVC
9 114 (26.15%) Oracle
10 94 (21.56%) ASP.NET
11 87 (19.95%) jQuery
12 85 (19.50%) Windows
13 79 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 73 (16.74%) TDD
16 67 (15.37%) PL/SQL
16 67 (15.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 65 (14.91%) JavaScript
18 60 (13.76%) Finance
19 59 (13.53%) HTML
19 59 (13.53%) Data Warehouse
20 58 (13.30%) NUnit
21 57 (13.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 57 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
22 54 (12.39%) Team Foundation Server
23 53 (12.16%) Visual Studio
24 52 (11.93%) CSS
25 51 (11.70%) ETL
25 51 (11.70%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.05%) IIS
3 19 (4.36%) CMS
4 11 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.83%) Lync
6 7 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.92%) SAS
7 4 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.69%) Node.js
8 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.69%) Apache
8 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.23%) JBoss
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 39 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.46%) FastStats
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.23%) Unica
2 1 (0.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
1 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.06%) LAN
1 9 (2.06%) WAN
1 9 (2.06%) Internet
1 9 (2.06%) Firewall
2 7 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 6 (1.38%) DNS
4 5 (1.15%) SAN
5 3 (0.69%) DHCP
5 3 (0.69%) HTTP
6 2 (0.46%) SSL
6 2 (0.46%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.23%) Wireless
7 1 (0.23%) NAS
7 1 (0.23%) DMZ
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (30.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 121 (27.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 76 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (15.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (13.53%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (13.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (11.47%) Oracle Database
8 47 (10.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (4.59%) MongoDB
10 14 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (2.98%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.29%) MySQL
12 10 (2.29%) Data Mart
13 9 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.83%) BODI
14 8 (1.83%) Data Mining
14 8 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.61%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (13.30%) NUnit
2 54 (12.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (12.16%) Visual Studio
4 40 (9.17%) Selenium
5 25 (5.73%) Toad
6 24 (5.50%) SpecFlow
7 18 (4.13%) Rhino Mocks
8 10 (2.29%) eggPlant
8 10 (2.29%) Subversion
8 10 (2.29%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.06%) ERwin
10 7 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.38%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.38%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.15%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.92%) Maven
13 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.46%) MSTest
14 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (13.76%) Finance
2 12 (2.75%) Back Office
3 8 (1.83%) Marketing
4 7 (1.61%) Publishing
5 3 (0.69%) Banking
5 3 (0.69%) Retail
6 2 (0.46%) Advertising
6 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 250 (57.34%) Developer
2 75 (17.20%) .NET Developer
3 55 (12.61%) DBA
4 53 (12.16%) Analyst
5 49 (11.24%) SQL Developer
6 42 (9.63%) SQL DBA
7 25 (5.73%) Database Developer
7 25 (5.73%) Oracle Developer
8 23 (5.28%) C# Developer
8 23 (5.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 20 (4.59%) Administrator
10 19 (4.36%) Consultant
11 18 (4.13%) Web Developer
11 18 (4.13%) Test Analyst
11 18 (4.13%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.13%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.44%) Tester
14 14 (3.21%) Senior Developer
15 13 (2.98%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (38.07%) .NET
2 94 (21.56%) ASP.NET
3 87 (19.95%) jQuery
4 59 (13.53%) HTML
5 57 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 52 (11.93%) CSS
7 48 (11.01%) .NET Framework
8 45 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (9.63%) Entity Framework
10 41 (9.40%) Web Services
11 35 (8.03%) WCF
12 33 (7.57%) JSON
13 31 (7.11%) AngularJS
14 23 (5.28%) KnockoutJS
14 23 (5.28%) NHibernate
15 20 (4.59%) XML
15 20 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (4.36%) HTML5
17 15 (3.44%) MDX
18 13 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.21%) Clustering
2 13 (2.98%) NHS
2 13 (2.98%) Visualisation
3 11 (2.52%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.38%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.38%) Replication
5 6 (1.38%) CMDB
6 3 (0.69%) Social Media
7 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.46%) User Experience
8 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.23%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.23%) Life Science
8 1 (0.23%) New Media
8 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (19.50%) Windows
2 35 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (5.96%) Linux
4 21 (4.82%) UNIX
5 16 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.38%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.92%) Solaris
12 2 (0.46%) Android
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (26.38%) MVC
3 79 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
4 73 (16.74%) TDD
5 51 (11.70%) ETL
6 50 (11.47%) Data Modelling
7 49 (11.24%) Scrum
7 49 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (9.63%) E-Commerce
9 38 (8.72%) ITIL
10 34 (7.80%) SDLC
11 32 (7.34%) Data Mapping
12 27 (6.19%) OO
13 21 (4.82%) CRM
14 20 (4.59%) Release Management
14 20 (4.59%) Test Scripting
15 18 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (4.13%) Migration
15 18 (4.13%) BDD
16 17 (3.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 290 (66.51%) SQL
2 173 (39.68%) T-SQL
3 142 (32.57%) C#
4 67 (15.37%) PL/SQL
5 65 (14.91%) JavaScript
6 51 (11.70%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.13%) VB
8 16 (3.67%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.21%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.98%) Java
11 11 (2.52%) C++
12 10 (2.29%) VB6
13 9 (2.06%) Perl
14 7 (1.61%) Korn
14 7 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.38%) Jython
15 6 (1.38%) VBScript
16 5 (1.15%) PHP
17 4 (0.92%) ActionScript
17 4 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (2.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (0.92%) Degree
3 4 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (0.69%) ISEB
4 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.46%) MCSE
5 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.46%) MCITP
6 1 (0.23%) MCSA
6 1 (0.23%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.82%) QA
2 7 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.92%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (1.61%) SCCM
3 6 (1.38%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.92%) Puppet
5 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.46%) SCOM
6 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Opsview
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (36.01%) Microsoft
2 114 (26.15%) Oracle
3 24 (5.50%) Sitecore
4 21 (4.82%) VMware
5 16 (3.67%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.75%) Tableau
7 9 (2.06%) SolarWinds
7 9 (2.06%) HP
8 7 (1.61%) Citrix
8 7 (1.61%) Informatica
9 6 (1.38%) Cisco
9 6 (1.38%) Remedy
10 4 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.69%) NetApp
12 2 (0.46%) Tandberg
12 2 (0.46%) Percona
12 2 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.23%) Nintex
13 1 (0.23%) Twitter
13 1 (0.23%) hybris
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