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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 77 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.59% 22.19% 16.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 67.95% 70.00% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £374 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
SQL Server
East Midlands

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
78 110 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.94% 31.70% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 30
Average daily rate £300 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £383 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 40 £305 +1.66% 17
Market Harborough +3 3 £300 -18.91%
SQL Server
East Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 34 (42.50%) C#
2 30 (37.50%) Windows
3 28 (35.00%) .NET
4 27 (33.75%) SQL
5 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
6 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.00%) CSS
7 20 (25.00%) HTML
8 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
8 19 (23.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (20.00%) MVC
10 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (15.00%) .NET Framework
13 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (13.75%) Migration
13 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (13.75%) VB.NET
13 11 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (12.50%) XML
14 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
15 9 (11.25%) WCF
15 9 (11.25%) jQuery
15 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
16 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (10.00%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.75%) IIS
1 3 (3.75%) DNN
2 2 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) SAN
2 5 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (3.75%) LAN
3 3 (3.75%) WAN
3 3 (3.75%) DHCP
3 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) Wireless
5 1 (1.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Informix
7 1 (1.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (3.75%) Subversion
4 3 (3.75%) Selenium
4 3 (3.75%) CruiseControl
4 3 (3.75%) MSTest
5 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 1 (1.25%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Publishing
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 16 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 15 (18.75%) DBA
4 12 (15.00%) SQL DBA
5 10 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
7 5 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
7 5 (6.25%) Middleware Team Leader
8 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Server Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.00%) .NET
2 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
3 20 (25.00%) CSS
3 20 (25.00%) HTML
4 12 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (12.50%) XML
6 9 (11.25%) WCF
6 9 (11.25%) jQuery
7 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (10.00%) WinForms
8 7 (8.75%) JSON
9 6 (7.50%) Ajax
9 6 (7.50%) LINQ
10 5 (6.25%) Middleware
10 5 (6.25%) Web Services
10 5 (6.25%) WPF
10 5 (6.25%) HTML5
11 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 3 (3.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Statistics
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) EPoS
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) Animation
4 1 (1.25%) iPad
4 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) UNIX
5 2 (2.50%) Android
5 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.50%) VMS
6 1 (1.25%) Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) MVC
2 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.75%) Migration
2 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (13.75%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.50%) High Availability
5 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL
6 4 (5.00%) ETL
7 3 (3.75%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (3.75%) TDD
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.75%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.50%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.50%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) C#
2 27 (33.75%) SQL
3 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.75%) VB.NET
5 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.25%) VB
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.50%) VBA
8 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.25%) MCSE
1 1 (1.25%) MCITP
1 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) NetApp
4 4 (5.00%) VMware
5 3 (3.75%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.50%) Telerik
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle
6 2 (2.50%) Cognos
6 2 (2.50%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Apple
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) DataFlux
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