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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 22 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 14.29% 21.47% 15.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.89% 61.40% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 9
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£300 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £366 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -8.00%
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
45 57 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 29.22% 34.97% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 15
Average daily rate £300 £354 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.19% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £595 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) C#
3 24 (38.10%) SQL
4 22 (34.92%) .NET
5 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 17 (26.98%) CSS
6 17 (26.98%) HTML
6 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
6 17 (26.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (20.63%) MVC
10 12 (19.05%) Migration
11 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
12 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
13 8 (12.70%) HP
13 8 (12.70%) jQuery
13 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (11.11%) WCF
14 7 (11.11%) SAN
14 7 (11.11%) NetApp
14 7 (11.11%) XML
14 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (11.11%) Finance
14 7 (11.11%) WinForms

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (7.94%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) IPv4
6 1 (1.59%) PBX
6 1 (1.59%) Intranet
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Subversion
3 2 (3.17%) MSTest
4 1 (1.59%) CocoaPods
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) NUnit
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) DBA
3 12 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 11 (17.46%) C# Developer
4 11 (17.46%) SQL DBA
5 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Server Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Storage Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (7.94%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.76%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (3.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Backup Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) .NET
2 18 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 17 (26.98%) CSS
3 17 (26.98%) HTML
4 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
5 8 (12.70%) jQuery
6 7 (11.11%) WCF
6 7 (11.11%) WinForms
6 7 (11.11%) XML
7 5 (7.94%) Web Services
7 5 (7.94%) Ajax
7 5 (7.94%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.35%) HTML5
8 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 4 (6.35%) JSON
8 4 (6.35%) WPF
9 3 (4.76%) LINQ
9 3 (4.76%) CSS3
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Statistics
2 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.59%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) Animation
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) MVC
2 12 (19.05%) Migration
3 10 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (9.52%) High Availability
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.17%) Web Development
8 2 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.17%) ETL
9 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.59%) ITIL
9 1 (1.59%) OO
9 1 (1.59%) Scrum
9 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.59%) System Testing
9 1 (1.59%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) C#
2 24 (38.10%) SQL
3 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 6 (9.52%) VB
6 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.17%) VBA
7 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) MCSE
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.59%) MCTS
1 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) NetApp
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
4 3 (4.76%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.17%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) Telerik