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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 114 107 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.45% 12.21% 12.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.90% 40.68% 46.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 56 81
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£313 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £244 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
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
238 263 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.90% 30.02% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 171 169
Average daily rate £313 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +164.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 126 (56.50%) C#
2 123 (55.16%) .NET
3 111 (49.78%) SQL
4 84 (37.67%) ASP.NET
5 68 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (27.35%) Microsoft
7 57 (25.56%) Oracle
8 52 (23.32%) MVC
9 50 (22.42%) JavaScript
10 49 (21.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 46 (20.63%) HTML
12 45 (20.18%) CSS
12 45 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 43 (19.28%) WinForms
14 40 (17.94%) Windows
15 38 (17.04%) VB.NET
16 37 (16.59%) XML
16 37 (16.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 35 (15.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 33 (14.80%) Visual Studio
18 33 (14.80%) .NET Framework
19 31 (13.90%) Web Services
20 29 (13.00%) WCF
21 27 (12.11%) Software Engineering
21 27 (12.11%) T-SQL
22 25 (11.21%) Finance
22 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
23 24 (10.76%) jQuery
23 24 (10.76%) MS Excel
24 23 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 21 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.04%) IIS
3 7 (3.14%) CMS
4 6 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.24%) Lync
5 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.90%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.28%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) VPN
2 7 (3.14%) Firewall
2 7 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.24%) Wireless
3 5 (2.24%) IPsec
3 5 (2.24%) MPLS
4 4 (1.79%) Internet
4 4 (1.79%) SAN
5 3 (1.35%) DHCP
5 3 (1.35%) DNS
6 2 (0.90%) FTP
7 1 (0.45%) SSH
7 1 (0.45%) VLAN
7 1 (0.45%) HTTP
7 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.45%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 45 (20.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (16.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (15.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 16 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (6.28%) Star Schema
7 12 (5.38%) MySQL
7 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.04%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.14%) DB2
10 7 (3.14%) QlikView
11 5 (2.24%) MS Access
12 4 (1.79%) Big Data
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (14.80%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.04%) Maven
4 6 (2.69%) MSTest
5 4 (1.79%) Selenium
6 3 (1.35%) NUnit
6 3 (1.35%) JUnit
6 3 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.45%) Firebug
General
1 25 (11.21%) Finance
2 5 (2.24%) Advertising
3 4 (1.79%) Marketing
3 4 (1.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (67.71%) Developer
2 72 (32.29%) .NET Developer
3 29 (13.00%) C# Developer
4 23 (10.31%) Analyst
4 23 (10.31%) SQL Developer
5 21 (9.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (7.17%) VB.NET Developer
7 15 (6.73%) WinForms Developer
7 15 (6.73%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.38%) Architect
9 12 (5.38%) C# Software Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) .NET Software Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) Web Developer
11 10 (4.48%) DBA
11 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.59%) Software Developer
14 7 (3.14%) VB Developer
14 7 (3.14%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (55.16%) .NET
2 84 (37.67%) ASP.NET
3 46 (20.63%) HTML
4 45 (20.18%) CSS
5 43 (19.28%) WinForms
6 37 (16.59%) XML
7 33 (14.80%) .NET Framework
8 31 (13.90%) Web Services
9 29 (13.00%) WCF
10 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (10.76%) jQuery
12 23 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (4.48%) XHTML
13 10 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (4.48%) HTML5
14 9 (4.04%) WPF
14 9 (4.04%) Ajax
15 8 (3.59%) Spring
15 8 (3.59%) Hibernate
16 7 (3.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.62%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.59%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.24%) NHS
5 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Open Source
6 2 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.45%) PKI
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.94%) Windows
2 3 (1.35%) UNIX
2 3 (1.35%) Linux
3 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.45%) Debian
4 1 (0.45%) HPUX
4 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.45%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.32%) MVC
3 27 (12.11%) Software Engineering
4 18 (8.07%) Data Modelling
5 16 (7.17%) Web Development
5 16 (7.17%) OO
5 16 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (5.83%) ETL
7 12 (5.38%) Data Management
8 11 (4.93%) Performance Improvement
8 11 (4.93%) Master Data Management
8 11 (4.93%) SOA
9 10 (4.48%) Scrum
9 10 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (4.04%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.59%) Migration
12 7 (3.14%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.14%) CRM
12 7 (3.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 126 (56.50%) C#
2 111 (49.78%) SQL
3 50 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.04%) VB.NET
5 27 (12.11%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.73%) Java
7 11 (4.93%) VB
8 10 (4.48%) VB6
9 8 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.14%) VBA
11 6 (2.69%) PHP
12 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.79%) C++
13 2 (0.90%) Delphi
13 2 (0.90%) C
13 2 (0.90%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.90%) Ruby
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (2.69%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) MCSE
4 2 (0.90%) MCSA
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.90%) ISEB
4 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
1 9 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (2.24%) vSphere
2 5 (2.24%) Xen
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) SCOM
2 2 (0.90%) WSUS
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
2 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.90%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.45%) OVSD
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 61 (27.35%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.56%) Oracle
3 9 (4.04%) IBM
4 8 (3.59%) HP
5 7 (3.14%) VMware
5 7 (3.14%) NetApp
6 6 (2.69%) Cisco
7 5 (2.24%) EMC
8 3 (1.35%) Informatica
8 3 (1.35%) JBoss
8 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 3 (1.35%) Sybase
8 3 (1.35%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix
9 2 (0.90%) Dell
9 2 (0.90%) Telerik
10 1 (0.45%) Perforce
10 1 (0.45%) Hyperion
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