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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 135 108 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.08% 9.48% 15.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.42% 35.41% 57.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 73 101
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
334 305 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.48% 26.78% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 218 171
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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.

1 190 (63.55%) SQL
2 142 (47.49%) .NET
3 127 (42.47%) C#
4 99 (33.11%) T-SQL
4 99 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (32.11%) Microsoft
6 94 (31.44%) ASP.NET
7 77 (25.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (23.75%) MVC
9 70 (23.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 69 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 51 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 48 (16.05%) MS Excel
14 47 (15.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (15.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 42 (14.05%) Oracle
16 42 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
18 39 (13.04%) Visual Studio
18 39 (13.04%) Windows
18 39 (13.04%) Finance
18 39 (13.04%) jQuery
19 35 (11.71%) TDD
20 32 (10.70%) Web Services
20 32 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
21 31 (10.37%) HTML
21 31 (10.37%) .NET Framework
22 29 (9.70%) Data Modelling
23 28 (9.36%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.34%) CMS
2 10 (3.34%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.67%) JBoss
5 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.34%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) CloudStack
6 3 (1.00%) Node.js
6 3 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.01%) MS Office
4 7 (2.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.00%) GitHub
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.67%) HTTP
1 5 (1.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) Firewall
2 3 (1.00%) LAN
2 3 (1.00%) LDAP
2 3 (1.00%) Network Security
2 3 (1.00%) WAN
3 2 (0.67%) DHCP
3 2 (0.67%) DNS
3 2 (0.67%) SAN
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (25.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 70 (23.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 52 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (15.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 32 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (9.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (6.02%) MS Access
8 18 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (5.69%) MongoDB
10 14 (4.68%) Relational Database
11 13 (4.35%) MySQL
12 8 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (2.68%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.34%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.00%) CouchDB
15 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (15.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.35%) Subversion
4 8 (2.68%) ERwin
5 7 (2.34%) Selenium
6 6 (2.01%) Maven
7 5 (1.67%) eggPlant
7 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.67%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.67%) MSTest
10 1 (0.33%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.33%) TestNG
General
1 39 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (2.68%) Publishing
3 4 (1.34%) Back Office
3 4 (1.34%) Banking
4 3 (1.00%) Legal
4 3 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (0.67%) Billing
5 2 (0.67%) Games
5 2 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 178 (59.53%) Developer
2 69 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 56 (18.73%) .NET Developer
4 44 (14.72%) SQL Server Developer
5 41 (13.71%) C# Developer
6 39 (13.04%) Analyst
7 31 (10.37%) DBA
8 28 (9.36%) SQL DBA
9 26 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 20 (6.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (6.69%) T-SQL Developer
11 19 (6.35%) Java Developer
12 18 (6.02%) Web Developer
13 16 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (5.35%) SQL BI Developer
14 15 (5.02%) SQL Server DBA
15 14 (4.68%) Test Analyst
16 13 (4.35%) Applications Support
16 13 (4.35%) Business Developer
16 13 (4.35%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (47.49%) .NET
2 94 (31.44%) ASP.NET
3 42 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 39 (13.04%) jQuery
5 32 (10.70%) Web Services
6 31 (10.37%) .NET Framework
6 31 (10.37%) HTML
7 26 (8.70%) WCF
8 25 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (8.03%) CSS
9 24 (8.03%) XML
10 22 (7.36%) Entity Framework
11 17 (5.69%) MDX
12 16 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (5.35%) HTML5
13 15 (5.02%) AngularJS
14 9 (3.01%) CAML
14 9 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (3.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.35%) Replication
3 9 (3.01%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.34%) Clustering
5 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.34%) NHS
6 3 (1.00%) Blog
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.33%) iSeries
8 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.33%) Statistics
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.04%) Windows
2 12 (4.01%) Linux
3 10 (3.34%) Unix
4 9 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.00%) AIX
6 3 (1.00%) HPUX
6 3 (1.00%) SUSE
7 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.75%) MVC
3 69 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (11.71%) TDD
5 29 (9.70%) Data Modelling
6 28 (9.36%) ETL
7 22 (7.36%) E-Commerce
7 22 (7.36%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (7.02%) Migration
9 19 (6.35%) Unit Testing
10 18 (6.02%) Data Migration
10 18 (6.02%) Scrum
11 16 (5.35%) Analytics
12 15 (5.02%) Data Analysis
12 15 (5.02%) Test Scripting
12 15 (5.02%) Validation
12 15 (5.02%) Waterfall
13 14 (4.68%) Release Management
14 13 (4.35%) Data Validation
15 12 (4.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 190 (63.55%) SQL
2 127 (42.47%) C#
3 99 (33.11%) T-SQL
4 40 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 26 (8.70%) Java
6 21 (7.02%) VB
7 15 (5.02%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.34%) C++
9 10 (3.34%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.01%) FQL
11 8 (2.68%) VBA
12 4 (1.34%) XPath
13 3 (1.00%) ECMAScript
13 3 (1.00%) ES6
13 3 (1.00%) Python
13 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.00%) VB6
14 2 (0.67%) Groovy
14 2 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (4.35%) Degree
2 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.03%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.68%) QA
3 6 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.34%) vSphere
4 3 (1.00%) KVM
4 3 (1.00%) Xen
5 2 (0.67%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Cacti
3 1 (0.33%) Grafana
3 1 (0.33%) Graphite
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Nagios
3 1 (0.33%) Opsview
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.33%) Salt
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 96 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.05%) Oracle
3 11 (3.68%) Tableau
4 10 (3.34%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.68%) VMware
6 6 (2.01%) Informatica
7 5 (1.67%) Trillium
8 4 (1.34%) IBM
9 3 (1.00%) Citrix
9 3 (1.00%) HP
10 2 (0.67%) Cisco
10 2 (0.67%) F5
10 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.67%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.67%) Siebel
11 1 (0.33%) hybris
11 1 (0.33%) Infoblox
11 1 (0.33%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.33%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds
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