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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 150 164 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.83% 12.07% 11.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.60% 39.23% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 113 88
Median daily rate £350 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £16.09 £18.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -36.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+46.06% -23.27%
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
344 418 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.54% 30.76% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 294 215
Median daily rate £395 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.09 £19.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.53% -31.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -23.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 167 (58.60%) SQL
2 115 (40.35%) .NET
3 96 (33.68%) C#
4 84 (29.47%) Microsoft
5 77 (27.02%) T-SQL
6 76 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (26.32%) Windows
8 71 (24.91%) ASP.NET
9 59 (20.70%) MVC
10 54 (18.95%) JavaScript
11 49 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 47 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 44 (15.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (14.39%) Oracle
14 41 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 38 (13.33%) TDD
16 36 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 35 (12.28%) CSS
17 35 (12.28%) Windows Server
18 34 (11.93%) HTML
18 34 (11.93%) Java
18 34 (11.93%) Web Services
19 33 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (10.88%) jQuery
20 31 (10.88%) Finance
21 29 (10.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 28 (9.82%) AngularJS
23 27 (9.47%) CRM

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.61%) Node.js
3 10 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.16%) CMS
4 9 (3.16%) JBoss
5 7 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.11%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.75%) IIS
8 4 (1.40%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.40%) CloudStack
8 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.40%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
11 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.46%) MS Office
3 7 (2.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.05%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.51%) SAN
2 9 (3.16%) Firewall
3 6 (2.11%) LAN
3 6 (2.11%) WAN
4 5 (1.75%) Internet
5 4 (1.40%) Network Security
6 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.70%) DNS
6 2 (0.70%) NAS
6 2 (0.70%) VPN
7 1 (0.35%) BGP
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.35%) DHCP
7 1 (0.35%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.35%) Intranet
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.35%) OSPF
7 1 (0.35%) SSL
7 1 (0.35%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 47 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (15.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (10.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (9.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (7.72%) MongoDB
8 19 (6.67%) MS Access
8 19 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (5.61%) CouchDB
10 13 (4.56%) MySQL
10 13 (4.56%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database
13 7 (2.46%) Data Mining
13 7 (2.46%) SSDT
14 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
15 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.51%) Subversion
4 9 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.05%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.70%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.70%) Maven
8 2 (0.70%) NUnit
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.70%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.35%) ERwin
9 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.35%) MSTest
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (10.88%) Finance
2 12 (4.21%) Legal
3 5 (1.75%) Law
4 4 (1.40%) Back Office
4 4 (1.40%) Games
4 4 (1.40%) Publishing
5 3 (1.05%) Retail
6 2 (0.70%) Advertising
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 176 (61.75%) Developer
2 64 (22.46%) SQL Developer
3 52 (18.25%) .NET Developer
4 36 (12.63%) C# Developer
5 28 (9.82%) DBA
6 27 (9.47%) SQL Server Developer
7 25 (8.77%) Java Developer
8 24 (8.42%) Analyst
8 24 (8.42%) SQL DBA
9 19 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 16 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (5.61%) SSIS Developer
11 15 (5.26%) Applications Support
12 14 (4.91%) Administrator
12 14 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 13 (4.56%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (4.56%) SQL Server DBA
14 12 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
14 12 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (4.21%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (40.35%) .NET
2 71 (24.91%) ASP.NET
3 36 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (12.28%) CSS
5 34 (11.93%) HTML
5 34 (11.93%) Web Services
6 31 (10.88%) jQuery
7 28 (9.82%) AngularJS
8 22 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 20 (7.02%) Entity Framework
10 20 (7.02%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (7.02%) Spring
11 19 (6.67%) WCF
12 18 (6.32%) XML
13 17 (5.96%) Ember.js
13 17 (5.96%) LESS
14 16 (5.61%) Hibernate
14 16 (5.61%) JPA
14 16 (5.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.42%) Replication
2 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.91%) Clustering
4 11 (3.86%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.40%) NHS
7 3 (1.05%) Blog
7 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.05%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.35%) CESG
9 1 (0.35%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.35%) iSeries
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (26.32%) Windows
2 35 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.21%) Linux
4 11 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.16%) Unix
6 4 (1.40%) AIX
6 4 (1.40%) HPUX
6 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.40%) SUSE
7 3 (1.05%) Android
7 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.70%) MVC
3 41 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (13.33%) TDD
5 27 (9.47%) CRM
5 27 (9.47%) ETL
5 27 (9.47%) Unit Testing
6 22 (7.72%) Web Development
7 18 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.21%) Analytics
8 12 (4.21%) Change Management
8 12 (4.21%) Project Management
9 11 (3.86%) Data Validation
9 11 (3.86%) Validation
10 10 (3.51%) Data Security
10 10 (3.51%) Database Optimisation
10 10 (3.51%) Front End Development
10 10 (3.51%) High Availability
10 10 (3.51%) Scrum
10 10 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (58.60%) SQL
2 96 (33.68%) C#
3 77 (27.02%) T-SQL
4 54 (18.95%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.93%) Java
6 17 (5.96%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.61%) ECMAScript
7 16 (5.61%) ES6
8 15 (5.26%) C++
9 13 (4.56%) VB
10 11 (3.86%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.46%) VBA
13 5 (1.75%) PHP
14 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.70%) Perl
15 2 (0.70%) Python
15 2 (0.70%) Ruby
15 2 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (2.81%) Degree
2 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.05%) MCSE
4 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.35%) CCDE
6 1 (0.35%) CCIE
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CISSP
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CLAS
6 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) MCITP
6 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.81%) QA
3 6 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.11%) vSphere
4 4 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.40%) KVM
4 4 (1.40%) Xen
5 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.70%) XenApp
6 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.05%) Ansible
2 3 (1.05%) Puppet
3 2 (0.70%) Cacti
3 2 (0.70%) Grafana
3 2 (0.70%) Graphite
3 2 (0.70%) Nagios
3 2 (0.70%) Opsview
3 2 (0.70%) Salt
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.35%) SCCM
4 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.39%) Oracle
3 17 (5.96%) VMware
4 13 (4.56%) Informatica
5 12 (4.21%) Sitecore
6 11 (3.86%) HP
7 8 (2.81%) Cisco
7 8 (2.81%) Citrix
8 7 (2.46%) IBM
9 6 (2.11%) NetApp
10 5 (1.75%) iManage
11 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.40%) Symantec
11 4 (1.40%) Tableau
11 4 (1.40%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.05%) F5
12 3 (1.05%) Riverbed
13 2 (0.70%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.70%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.70%) Zerto
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