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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.44% 16.58% 19.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.00% 64.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
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 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
50 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 34.25% 25.91% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 14
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 20
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 £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 39 (60.00%) .NET
2 37 (56.92%) C#
3 26 (40.00%) SQL
4 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
5 16 (24.62%) HTML
6 14 (21.54%) CSS
6 14 (21.54%) .NET Framework
7 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 13 (20.00%) Oracle
8 12 (18.46%) T-SQL
8 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (16.92%) jQuery
10 10 (15.38%) Windows
10 10 (15.38%) MVC
11 9 (13.85%) Finance
11 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
11 9 (13.85%) VB.NET
12 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
12 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
12 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
13 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (9.23%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.23%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) Lync
3 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Modbus
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.15%) OLAP
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (3.08%) QlikView
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) VLDB
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.15%) Moq
2 4 (6.15%) NUnit
3 2 (3.08%) Selenium
3 2 (3.08%) Toad
4 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (75.38%) Developer
2 24 (36.92%) C# Developer
3 21 (32.31%) .NET Developer
4 13 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Administrator
6 7 (10.77%) VB.NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Web Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) DBA
10 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) IT Support Technician
10 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Systems Support Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) IT Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) Citrix Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (60.00%) .NET
2 16 (24.62%) HTML
3 14 (21.54%) CSS
3 14 (21.54%) .NET Framework
4 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 11 (16.92%) jQuery
6 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.69%) Web Services
7 5 (7.69%) XML
7 5 (7.69%) JSON
7 5 (7.69%) MDX
7 5 (7.69%) WinForms
7 5 (7.69%) WCF
8 4 (6.15%) StructureMap
8 4 (6.15%) NHibernate
8 4 (6.15%) Ajax
9 3 (4.62%) JSP
9 3 (4.62%) SOAP
9 3 (4.62%) Struts
9 3 (4.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (6.15%) DTV
3 3 (4.62%) NHS
4 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) AS400
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) UNIX
5 1 (1.54%) Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (15.38%) MVC
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.15%) Scrum
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL
6 3 (4.62%) ERP
7 2 (3.08%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (3.08%) Web Design
7 2 (3.08%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) ETL
8 1 (1.54%) UML
8 1 (1.54%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.54%) Data Management
8 1 (1.54%) Logistics
8 1 (1.54%) Automated Testing
8 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) C#
2 26 (40.00%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.46%) T-SQL
5 9 (13.85%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.15%) VB
7 3 (4.62%) Java
7 3 (4.62%) VBA
8 2 (3.08%) VB6
8 2 (3.08%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) PHP
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) MCSE
2 1 (1.54%) MCSA
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) XenApp
2 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) Siemens
6 1 (1.54%) Sage
6 1 (1.54%) Northgate
6 1 (1.54%) Tableau