The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 14.71% 16.33% 23.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.63% 55.81% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +22.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 15
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
SQL Server
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
38 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 27.94% 29.25% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 12
Average daily rate £300 £335 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +26.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £300 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £550 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 20
Average hourly rate - £28.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Leicester region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Leicester region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 12 (40.00%) C#
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (23.33%) jQuery
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.67%) JSON
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 4 (13.33%) Middleware
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) IIS
7 4 (13.33%) XML
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) QlikView
5 1 (3.33%) OLAP
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.67%) Toad
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Team Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Middleware Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Database Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) jQuery
3 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.67%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) Middleware
6 4 (13.33%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (10.00%) LINQ
7 3 (10.00%) XSLT
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (6.67%) JSP
8 2 (6.67%) Struts
8 2 (6.67%) Java EE
8 2 (6.67%) Spring
8 2 (6.67%) Ajax
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) VMS
5 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) MVC
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Web Design
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Android Development
6 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.33%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) MCTS
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Telerik
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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