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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.13% 18.56% 18.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.35% 70.45% 59.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
57 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 37.50% 26.35% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 10
Average daily rate £450 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 41 (52.56%) C#
1 41 (52.56%) .NET
2 33 (42.31%) SQL
3 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 18 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (20.51%) HTML
6 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (17.95%) CSS
6 14 (17.95%) .NET Framework
6 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (16.67%) Oracle
7 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 12 (15.38%) Manufacturing
8 12 (15.38%) jQuery
9 11 (14.10%) Finance
9 11 (14.10%) MVC
9 11 (14.10%) Windows
10 10 (12.82%) VB.NET
11 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (11.54%) Visual Studio
11 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
11 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (10.26%) WinForms
13 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
13 7 (8.97%) VBA
13 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (8.97%) Windows 7

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (7.69%) IIS
1 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) Lync
3 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.56%) Modbus
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.13%) OLAP
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.28%) VLDB
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.28%) MySQL
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.28%) QlikView
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.13%) Moq
2 4 (5.13%) NUnit
3 3 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (2.56%) Toad
5 1 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 11 (14.10%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Electronics
3 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 4 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (71.79%) Developer
2 28 (35.90%) C# Developer
3 22 (28.21%) .NET Developer
4 16 (20.51%) Analyst
5 14 (17.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (12.82%) Administrator
7 8 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
9 6 (7.69%) IT Support
9 6 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (7.69%) DBA
9 6 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) IT Administrator
9 6 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Database Developer
9 6 (7.69%) Systems Support
9 6 (7.69%) Support Technician
9 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (52.56%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) HTML
3 14 (17.95%) CSS
3 14 (17.95%) .NET Framework
4 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (15.38%) jQuery
6 8 (10.26%) WinForms
7 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (7.69%) MDX
8 6 (7.69%) ADO
9 5 (6.41%) Web Services
9 5 (6.41%) XML
9 5 (6.41%) JSON
9 5 (6.41%) WCF
10 4 (5.13%) StructureMap
10 4 (5.13%) NHibernate
10 4 (5.13%) Ajax
11 3 (3.85%) Spring
11 3 (3.85%) JSP
11 3 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) DTV
2 4 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.13%) NHS
2 4 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.13%) AS400
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) Open Source
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) UNIX
5 1 (1.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Android
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (14.10%) MVC
3 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (7.69%) ITIL
4 6 (7.69%) ERP
5 5 (6.41%) Programme Management
5 5 (6.41%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.13%) Scrum
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.56%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (2.56%) ETL
8 2 (2.56%) Logistics
8 2 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.56%) Web Design
8 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.28%) Migration
9 1 (1.28%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.28%) Data Management
9 1 (1.28%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) C#
2 33 (42.31%) SQL
3 18 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 7 (8.97%) VBA
6 4 (5.13%) VB
7 3 (3.85%) Java
8 2 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) VB6
9 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) XenApp
2 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) SAP
4 4 (5.13%) Sage
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) Siemens
7 1 (1.28%) Northgate
7 1 (1.28%) Tableau