The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Leicester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 2 5 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 60 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.99% 15.25% 3.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 76.92% 69.23% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 1
Average daily rate £300 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
78 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 37.68% 22.03% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 8
Average daily rate £300 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £32.50 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Leicestershire

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 46 (54.12%) .NET
2 45 (52.94%) SQL
3 35 (41.18%) C#
4 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET
4 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
5 22 (25.88%) T-SQL
6 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
7 18 (21.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (17.65%) MVC
8 15 (17.65%) Oracle
8 15 (17.65%) CSS
8 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 14 (16.47%) Windows
9 14 (16.47%) .NET Framework
10 13 (15.29%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (15.29%) HTML
10 13 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (14.12%) Manufacturing
11 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (12.94%) jQuery
12 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.76%) VB.NET
13 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (10.59%) ETL
14 9 (10.59%) VBA
14 9 (10.59%) XML
14 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (10.59%) Logistics
14 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.06%) IIS
1 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.06%) Ethernet
2 6 (7.06%) Modbus
3 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.71%) DTS
7 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.53%) OLAP
9 2 (2.35%) MS Access
9 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) NUnit
2 3 (3.53%) Selenium
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) Moq
4 1 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (14.12%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Electronics
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (72.94%) Developer
2 25 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 23 (27.06%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.82%) SQL Developer
5 15 (17.65%) Analyst
6 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (15.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
7 10 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 8 (9.41%) Administrator
8 8 (9.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (7.06%) DBA
10 6 (7.06%) Systems Support
10 6 (7.06%) Support Technician
10 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) IT Support Technician
10 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (7.06%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (54.12%) .NET
2 23 (27.06%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.65%) CSS
4 14 (16.47%) .NET Framework
5 13 (15.29%) HTML
6 11 (12.94%) jQuery
7 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (10.59%) XML
8 6 (7.06%) ADO
8 6 (7.06%) MDX
9 5 (5.88%) WinForms
9 5 (5.88%) COM+
10 4 (4.71%) HTML5
10 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (2.35%) StructureMap
12 2 (2.35%) REST
12 2 (2.35%) NHibernate
12 2 (2.35%) SOAP
12 2 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) AS400
1 6 (7.06%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.88%) DTV
3 3 (3.53%) NHS
3 3 (3.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.35%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.18%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) MVC
2 13 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.29%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (10.59%) ETL
3 9 (10.59%) Logistics
4 6 (7.06%) ITIL
4 6 (7.06%) ERP
5 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.88%) Information Security
5 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 5 (5.88%) TDD
5 5 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.53%) BDD
7 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.53%) Scrum
7 3 (3.53%) Web Design
8 2 (2.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.94%) SQL
2 35 (41.18%) C#
3 22 (25.88%) T-SQL
4 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 9 (10.59%) VBA
7 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.88%) C++
8 2 (2.35%) VBScript
9 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) MCP
3 2 (2.35%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) vSphere
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) SAP
4 6 (7.06%) Siemens
5 4 (4.71%) Sage
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
6 3 (3.53%) Altiris
6 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 2 (2.35%) Tableau
7 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.18%) NetApp
8 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.18%) HP
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