The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 33 10
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 43 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.47% 3.95% 11.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.81% 21.43% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 18
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £320 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.30 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.21% +2.53%
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 Northamptonshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
83 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.13% 18.42% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 37
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton +25 29 £388 - 11
Kettering -2 1 £288 -10.15% 2
SQL Server
East Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 32 (48.48%) SQL
2 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (33.33%) ETL
3 22 (33.33%) .NET
4 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (28.79%) C#
6 19 (28.79%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (27.27%) Oracle
8 17 (25.76%) Kimball Methodology
9 16 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
10 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (21.21%) Java
11 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (19.70%) jQuery
12 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
12 13 (19.70%) JUnit
12 13 (19.70%) Spring
12 13 (19.70%) Hibernate
13 12 (18.18%) OLAP
14 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 11 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
14 11 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
15 10 (15.15%) VB.NET
16 9 (13.64%) Data Modelling
16 9 (13.64%) MVC
16 9 (13.64%) Validation

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 5 (7.58%) JBoss
1 5 (7.58%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Skype
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (18.18%) OLAP
6 11 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
7 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
7 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (9.09%) RDBMS
8 6 (9.09%) SSDT
9 5 (7.58%) DB2
9 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
10 3 (4.55%) QlikView
11 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (3.03%) Power BI
11 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.52%) DB2 UDB
12 1 (1.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) JUnit
2 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (10.61%) Maven
3 7 (10.61%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.58%) Cobertura
5 5 (7.58%) JBehave
5 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.52%) Gradle
6 1 (1.52%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.03%) Advertising
1 2 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (1.52%) Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (80.30%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Java Developer
3 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.61%) J2EE Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.58%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (7.58%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Business Developer
8 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.06%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (6.06%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) Hibernate
2 13 (19.70%) jQuery
2 13 (19.70%) Spring
3 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (12.12%) J2EE
4 8 (12.12%) Web Services
5 7 (10.61%) JSON
6 6 (9.09%) JPA
6 6 (9.09%) SOAP
7 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.58%) Java EE
7 5 (7.58%) JDBC
7 5 (7.58%) JSP
7 5 (7.58%) Servlets
7 5 (7.58%) Struts
8 4 (6.06%) CSS
8 4 (6.06%) HTML
8 4 (6.06%) WinForms
8 4 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Integration
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) iSeries
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) EPoS
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) ETL
2 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.79%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (25.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (19.70%) Unit Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
8 9 (13.64%) Data Modelling
8 9 (13.64%) MVC
8 9 (13.64%) Validation
9 8 (12.12%) SDLC
10 5 (7.58%) BDD
10 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.58%) Data Management
10 5 (7.58%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (6.06%) ETL Development
11 4 (6.06%) Inmon Methodology
12 3 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
12 3 (4.55%) Physical Data Model
12 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) SQL
2 19 (28.79%) C#
3 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (21.21%) Java
5 10 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.55%) VB
8 2 (3.03%) VBScript
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) F#
9 1 (1.52%) Haskell
9 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) VB6
9 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 7 (10.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.27%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Sun
4 2 (3.03%) Cognos
5 1 (1.52%) Perforce
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Tableau