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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 107 151 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.70% 15.58% 13.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.52% 55.93% 54.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 87 90
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%
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
329 270 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.75% 27.86% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 171 147
Average daily rate £363 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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.

1 111 (50.23%) SQL
2 97 (43.89%) .NET
3 92 (41.63%) C#
4 81 (36.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (33.48%) ASP.NET
6 66 (29.86%) Microsoft
7 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (21.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 48 (21.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (20.36%) MVC
11 44 (19.91%) Windows
12 43 (19.46%) JavaScript
12 43 (19.46%) Oracle
13 38 (17.19%) T-SQL
14 36 (16.29%) HTML
15 35 (15.84%) CSS
16 34 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 33 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (14.48%) XML
19 30 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
20 28 (12.67%) .NET Framework
21 26 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
22 25 (11.31%) jQuery
23 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
24 23 (10.41%) Active Directory
24 23 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 22 (9.95%) Web Services
25 22 (9.95%) Visual Studio
25 22 (9.95%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.88%) IIS
4 11 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (2.26%) CMS
7 4 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.36%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.36%) Apache
8 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.90%) JBoss
9 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.79%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.90%) InDesign
4 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.90%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.79%) NAS
2 8 (3.62%) SAN
2 8 (3.62%) Internet
3 5 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.26%) Firewall
4 4 (1.81%) VPN
4 4 (1.81%) DNS
5 3 (1.36%) MPLS
5 3 (1.36%) SSL
6 2 (0.90%) IPsec
6 2 (0.90%) SSH
6 2 (0.90%) LAN
6 2 (0.90%) WAN
6 2 (0.90%) DHCP
6 2 (0.90%) OSPF
6 2 (0.90%) BGP
6 2 (0.90%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.90%) VRRP
6 2 (0.90%) VPLS
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (36.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 52 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (21.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 48 (21.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (6.33%) Star Schema
7 14 (6.33%) Relational Database
8 12 (5.43%) Oracle Database
9 10 (4.52%) QlikView
10 9 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (4.07%) DB2
11 7 (3.17%) OLAP
12 5 (2.26%) MySQL
13 4 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.81%) MS Access
13 4 (1.81%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.81%) BODI
Development Applications
1 22 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.71%) MSTest
4 4 (1.81%) Selenium
5 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.36%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.90%) Maven
6 2 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.90%) JIRA
6 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.90%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (9.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.17%) Multimedia
3 4 (1.81%) Legal
3 4 (1.81%) Back Office
3 4 (1.81%) Marketing
4 3 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 139 (62.90%) Developer
2 55 (24.89%) .NET Developer
3 39 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 31 (14.03%) Analyst
5 22 (9.95%) C# Developer
6 17 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (6.33%) Web Developer
8 12 (5.43%) Architect
9 10 (4.52%) DBA
9 10 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Administrator
11 8 (3.62%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (3.17%) Exchange Administrator
12 7 (3.17%) Database Developer
12 7 (3.17%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (43.89%) .NET
2 74 (33.48%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.29%) HTML
4 35 (15.84%) CSS
5 32 (14.48%) XML
6 28 (12.67%) .NET Framework
7 26 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (11.31%) jQuery
9 22 (9.95%) Web Services
10 18 (8.14%) WCF
11 15 (6.79%) WinForms
12 13 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (5.43%) Ajax
14 9 (4.07%) WPF
14 9 (4.07%) XHTML
15 8 (3.62%) MDX
15 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (2.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.33%) NHS
3 7 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.81%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.81%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.36%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) Wiki
7 2 (0.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.91%) Windows
2 15 (6.79%) Linux
3 10 (4.52%) UNIX
4 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.36%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.45%) HPUX
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.36%) MVC
3 33 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (9.50%) Software Engineering
4 21 (9.50%) ETL
5 18 (8.14%) Web Development
6 16 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (6.79%) Data Modelling
7 15 (6.79%) ITIL
8 13 (5.88%) OO
8 13 (5.88%) Migration
9 11 (4.98%) Performance Improvement
9 11 (4.98%) SOA
9 11 (4.98%) Scrum
10 10 (4.52%) Data Management
11 9 (4.07%) Unit Testing
11 9 (4.07%) CRM
11 9 (4.07%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.62%) Automated Testing
12 8 (3.62%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 111 (50.23%) SQL
2 92 (41.63%) C#
3 43 (19.46%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.19%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.62%) VBA
6 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.71%) Java
7 5 (2.26%) VB
7 5 (2.26%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.81%) VB6
9 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.90%) C++
10 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) Korn
11 1 (0.45%) Python
11 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (5.43%) Degree
2 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.62%) MCSE
3 8 (3.62%) MCSA
4 7 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.36%) CCNA
8 2 (0.90%) CCSE
8 2 (0.90%) CCSA
8 2 (0.90%) CCDA
8 2 (0.90%) CCDP
8 2 (0.90%) CCNP
8 2 (0.90%) CISSP
8 2 (0.90%) ISEB
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.90%) MCTS
8 2 (0.90%) VCAP
8 2 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) QA
1 3 (1.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) COBIT
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.43%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.98%) vSphere
5 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) SCOM
2 11 (4.98%) SCCM
2 11 (4.98%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.45%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.45%) OVSD
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (29.86%) Microsoft
2 43 (19.46%) Oracle
3 20 (9.05%) VMware
4 17 (7.69%) IBM
5 11 (4.98%) Symantec
5 11 (4.98%) EMC
6 7 (3.17%) Lotus
7 6 (2.71%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.71%) HP
8 5 (2.26%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.81%) Cisco
9 4 (1.81%) Citrix
9 4 (1.81%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.36%) Jaspersoft
10 3 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.36%) Reuters
10 3 (1.36%) CommVault
11 2 (0.90%) Telerik
11 2 (0.90%) Adobe
11 2 (0.90%) Dell
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