The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Leeds region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 100 116 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.25% 13.21% 11.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.67% 41.88% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 48 96
Average daily rate
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£305 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £38.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.33% +175.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £37.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £41.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.80% +2.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
240 277 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.20% 31.55% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 162 240
Average daily rate £312 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +120.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
SQL Server
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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.

1 148 (58.27%) SQL
2 146 (57.48%) .NET
3 143 (56.30%) C#
4 94 (37.01%) ASP.NET
5 80 (31.50%) Oracle
6 79 (31.10%) Microsoft
7 64 (25.20%) Windows
8 59 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (22.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 53 (20.87%) VB.NET
12 52 (20.47%) JavaScript
13 50 (19.69%) T-SQL
14 47 (18.50%) WinForms
15 46 (18.11%) Web Services
15 46 (18.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 43 (16.93%) HTML
17 42 (16.54%) MVC
18 41 (16.14%) CSS
18 41 (16.14%) SQL Server 2005
19 39 (15.35%) Visual Studio
20 35 (13.78%) XML
20 35 (13.78%) Finance
20 35 (13.78%) WCF
21 32 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
21 32 (12.60%) ASP.NET MVC
22 30 (11.81%) SharePoint
23 28 (11.02%) jQuery
24 26 (10.24%) ETL
25 25 (9.84%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 30 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.69%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (5.91%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (5.12%) IIS
5 12 (4.72%) MS Exchange
6 9 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (3.15%) Lync
8 4 (1.57%) WordPress
8 4 (1.57%) CMS
9 3 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.79%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.79%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.39%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.69%) InfoPath
3 13 (5.12%) MS Office
4 4 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.72%) SAN
2 11 (4.33%) VPN
3 10 (3.94%) Firewall
4 9 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.15%) Wireless
5 8 (3.15%) IPsec
5 8 (3.15%) MPLS
6 4 (1.57%) FTP
6 4 (1.57%) Internet
7 3 (1.18%) DNS
7 3 (1.18%) DHCP
8 1 (0.39%) HTTP
8 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.39%) SSH
8 1 (0.39%) VLAN
8 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 57 (22.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (18.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (16.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (7.87%) MySQL
7 17 (6.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.72%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.94%) OLAP
9 10 (3.94%) Star Schema
10 9 (3.54%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (3.15%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (2.76%) Relational Database
13 6 (2.36%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
16 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (1.18%) OLTP
16 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (15.35%) Visual Studio
2 32 (12.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.72%) Maven
4 5 (1.97%) NUnit
5 3 (1.18%) JUnit
5 3 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.79%) JIRA
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.39%) MSI
7 1 (0.39%) JMeter
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) Firebug
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 35 (13.78%) Finance
2 9 (3.54%) Back Office
3 6 (2.36%) Advertising
4 4 (1.57%) Publishing
4 4 (1.57%) Retail
5 3 (1.18%) Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 161 (63.39%) Developer
2 67 (26.38%) .NET Developer
3 34 (13.39%) SQL Developer
4 28 (11.02%) C# Developer
5 26 (10.24%) DBA
6 24 (9.45%) VB.NET Developer
7 22 (8.66%) SQL DBA
8 21 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (7.87%) Analyst
9 20 (7.87%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.30%) Software Engineer
10 16 (6.30%) WinForms Developer
11 12 (4.72%) Administrator
12 11 (4.33%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (4.33%) SQL Server DBA
12 11 (4.33%) .NET Software Engineer
13 10 (3.94%) VB6 Developer
13 10 (3.94%) VB Developer
13 10 (3.94%) Java Developer
14 9 (3.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (57.48%) .NET
2 94 (37.01%) ASP.NET
3 47 (18.50%) WinForms
4 46 (18.11%) Web Services
5 43 (16.93%) HTML
6 41 (16.14%) CSS
7 35 (13.78%) XML
7 35 (13.78%) WCF
8 32 (12.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (11.02%) jQuery
10 25 (9.84%) .NET Framework
11 20 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 14 (5.51%) HTML5
13 13 (5.12%) WPF
14 12 (4.72%) Spring
15 11 (4.33%) CSS3
16 10 (3.94%) JSON
16 10 (3.94%) Hibernate
17 9 (3.54%) Ajax
17 9 (3.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.66%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (4.33%) NHS
3 10 (3.94%) Clustering
4 7 (2.76%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.57%) Open Source
7 3 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
8 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) Wiki
9 1 (0.39%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.39%) EPoS
9 1 (0.39%) PKI
9 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.20%) Windows
2 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.18%) Linux
4 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.79%) UNIX
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.39%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.54%) MVC
3 26 (10.24%) ETL
4 25 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (9.06%) Scrum
5 23 (9.06%) Software Engineering
6 17 (6.69%) Data Management
6 17 (6.69%) OO
7 14 (5.51%) Data Modelling
7 14 (5.51%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.51%) Web Development
8 13 (5.12%) SOA
9 12 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (4.33%) Service Management
10 11 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.33%) Workflow
10 11 (4.33%) Migration
11 10 (3.94%) ITIL
11 10 (3.94%) Master Data Management
12 9 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 148 (58.27%) SQL
2 143 (56.30%) C#
3 53 (20.87%) VB.NET
4 52 (20.47%) JavaScript
5 50 (19.69%) T-SQL
6 19 (7.48%) PL/SQL
7 18 (7.09%) Java
8 14 (5.51%) VB
9 11 (4.33%) VB6
10 10 (3.94%) PHP
11 9 (3.54%) Ruby
12 6 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.36%) VBA
13 5 (1.97%) C++
14 4 (1.57%) C
15 3 (1.18%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.79%) Python
16 2 (0.79%) Delphi
17 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (2.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.57%) ISEB
3 3 (1.18%) MCSE
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.18%) Degree
4 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CCNA
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.48%) QA
2 14 (5.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.39%) AIFMD
System Software
1 13 (5.12%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.15%) vSphere
2 8 (3.15%) Xen
2 8 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) SCOM
2 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
2 2 (0.79%) WSUS
2 2 (0.79%) SCCM
2 2 (0.79%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.39%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.39%) OpenView
3 1 (0.39%) OVSD
3 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (31.50%) Oracle
2 79 (31.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.94%) HP
3 10 (3.94%) VMware
4 9 (3.54%) Cisco
5 8 (3.15%) IBM
5 8 (3.15%) EMC
5 8 (3.15%) NetApp
6 6 (2.36%) Adobe
6 6 (2.36%) SAP
7 5 (1.97%) Sybase
8 3 (1.18%) Citrix
8 3 (1.18%) Informatica
8 3 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.79%) Splunk
9 2 (0.79%) Cognos
10 1 (0.39%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.39%) Capita
10 1 (0.39%) Epicor
10 1 (0.39%) Lotus
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