The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.51% 16.61% 15.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.51% 64.20% 49.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 16
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£315 £300 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £400
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 £26.25 £27.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.87%
SQL Server
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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 Leicestershire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
79 81 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.42% 25.88% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 33
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 21
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 £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +2 24 £315 -3.07% 8
Loughborough - 5 £200 -
Lutterworth - - - - 1
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Coalville - - - - 1
SQL Server
East Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 52 (61.90%) .NET
2 46 (54.76%) C#
3 34 (40.48%) SQL
4 22 (26.19%) HTML
5 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (21.43%) CSS
9 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
10 15 (17.86%) jQuery
10 15 (17.86%) .NET Framework
11 14 (16.67%) Oracle
11 14 (16.67%) Windows
11 14 (16.67%) MVC
12 13 (15.48%) Finance
13 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
14 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
16 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
16 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (9.52%) Windows 7
16 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
17 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (8.33%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.57%) Lync
4 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) DNN
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) Modbus
3 2 (2.38%) Intranet
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.19%) VoIP
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.95%) OLAP
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.38%) QlikView
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.19%) MySQL
10 1 (1.19%) MOLAP
10 1 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (1.19%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.19%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.76%) NUnit
2 4 (4.76%) Moq
3 3 (3.57%) Selenium
4 2 (2.38%) Toad
5 1 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 5 (5.95%) Electronics
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (73.81%) Developer
2 29 (34.52%) .NET Developer
2 29 (34.52%) C# Developer
3 17 (20.24%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Administrator
6 7 (8.33%) DBA
6 7 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.76%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (61.90%) .NET
2 22 (26.19%) HTML
3 21 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 18 (21.43%) CSS
5 15 (17.86%) .NET Framework
5 15 (17.86%) jQuery
6 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.33%) WCF
8 6 (7.14%) MDX
8 6 (7.14%) Web Services
8 6 (7.14%) XML
8 6 (7.14%) WinForms
8 6 (7.14%) Ajax
9 5 (5.95%) HTML5
9 5 (5.95%) JSON
10 4 (4.76%) Struts
10 4 (4.76%) Java EE
10 4 (4.76%) StructureMap
10 4 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) DTV
3 4 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) EPoS
5 1 (1.19%) AS400
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) Linux
6 2 (2.38%) UNIX
7 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (16.67%) MVC
3 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.95%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (5.95%) Programme Management
6 4 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (3.57%) Web Design
7 3 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.57%) ERP
7 3 (3.57%) ETL
7 3 (3.57%) ITIL
7 3 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (2.38%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.38%) Logistics
8 2 (2.38%) OOP
8 2 (2.38%) OO
8 2 (2.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.76%) C#
2 34 (40.48%) SQL
3 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 12 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.95%) VB
7 4 (4.76%) Java
8 3 (3.57%) C++
9 2 (2.38%) VBA
9 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.38%) VB6
10 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) MCSE
2 1 (1.19%) MCSA
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) XenApp
2 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (2.38%) Northgate
5 2 (2.38%) Siemens
6 1 (1.19%) Sage
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Telerik
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) Tableau
6 1 (1.19%) Hyperion