Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 279 295 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.31% 9.29% 10.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.51% 40.25% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 219 226
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £270 £149 £258
90th Percentile £500 £459 £465
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% +90.32% -11.43%
10th Percentile £21.85 £20.40 £12.20
90th Percentile £49.38 £40.20 £26.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +22.45% -2.00%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 613 733 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.45% 23.08% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 472 403
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +4.31% +10.62%
10th Percentile £270 £207 £257
90th Percentile £538 £538 £535
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 5 12
East Midlands median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -22.35%
10th Percentile £13.78 £13.70 £11.20
90th Percentile £58.56 £33.30 £42.58
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% -5.89%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire 0 87 £381 +12.13% 90
Leicestershire +7 72 £340 +0.74% 58
Derbyshire -2 52 £375 +37.61% 21
Northamptonshire -3 49 £315 -10.00% 29
Lincolnshire +1 7 £263 -15.32% 13
Rutland - 4 £363 - 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 161 (57.71%) SQL
2 116 (41.58%) .NET
3 85 (30.47%) C#
4 79 (28.32%) Windows
5 78 (27.96%) Oracle
6 75 (26.88%) Microsoft
7 64 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 54 (19.35%) Linux
10 53 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 45 (16.13%) MVC
13 42 (15.05%) ASP.NET
13 42 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (14.34%) Relational Database
15 38 (13.62%) DevOps
16 35 (12.54%) HTML
16 35 (12.54%) Unix
17 34 (12.19%) Windows Server
18 33 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
20 31 (11.11%) CSS
21 29 (10.39%) Active Directory
21 29 (10.39%) Retail
21 29 (10.39%) Oracle Database
22 28 (10.04%) ETL
22 28 (10.04%) ITIL
23 27 (9.68%) MySQL
23 27 (9.68%) .NET Framework
23 27 (9.68%) Jenkins

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (8.96%) IIS
2 14 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.66%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.30%) Apache
5 11 (3.94%) Apache Spark
6 10 (3.58%) CMS
7 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.15%) JBoss
7 6 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.43%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.08%) Drupal
9 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.72%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (2.15%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.08%) Maximo
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.36%) Demantra
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.38%) PaaS
4 5 (1.79%) GitHub
4 5 (1.79%) Office 365
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (1.08%) SaaS
6 2 (0.72%) G Suite
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.72%) npm
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.09%) DNS
2 13 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.30%) DHCP
3 12 (4.30%) VPN
4 10 (3.58%) VLAN
5 8 (2.87%) SAN
6 7 (2.51%) LAN
7 6 (2.15%) WAN
8 5 (1.79%) Firewall
9 4 (1.43%) NAS
9 4 (1.43%) Skype
10 3 (1.08%) Converged Networks
10 3 (1.08%) Modbus
10 3 (1.08%) Network Security
11 2 (0.72%) CTI
11 2 (0.72%) FTP
11 2 (0.72%) Intranet
11 2 (0.72%) MPLS
12 1 (0.36%) SMS
12 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 40 (14.34%) Relational Database
3 33 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (10.39%) Oracle Database
5 27 (9.68%) MySQL
6 26 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (6.45%) MongoDB
9 16 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (5.38%) Apache Hive
10 15 (5.38%) Hadoop
10 15 (5.38%) RDBMS
10 15 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (5.02%) Big Data
11 14 (5.02%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (4.30%) NoSQL
14 11 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 27 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.32%) TeamCity
3 22 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 16 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.15%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.43%) Subversion
8 3 (1.08%) FishEye
8 3 (1.08%) JUnit
8 3 (1.08%) webpack
9 2 (0.72%) Gradle
9 2 (0.72%) gulp
9 2 (0.72%) JIRA
9 2 (0.72%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.72%) jspm
9 2 (0.72%) Moq
9 2 (0.72%) NuGet
9 2 (0.72%) Selenium
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (10.39%) Retail
2 25 (8.96%) Finance
3 20 (7.17%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.51%) Publishing
5 5 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 127 (45.52%) Developer
2 42 (15.05%) .NET Developer
3 38 (13.62%) C# Developer
4 33 (11.83%) SQL Developer
5 28 (10.04%) Analyst
5 28 (10.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.53%) Architect
8 17 (6.09%) Applications Support
8 17 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (6.09%) SSIS Developer
9 15 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 15 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (5.02%) SQL Server Developer
10 14 (5.02%) Support Analyst
11 13 (4.66%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Consultant
12 12 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (41.58%) .NET
2 42 (15.05%) ASP.NET
3 35 (12.54%) HTML
4 31 (11.11%) CSS
5 27 (9.68%) .NET Framework
6 25 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (7.89%) jQuery
8 19 (6.81%) AngularJS
8 19 (6.81%) HTML5
9 15 (5.38%) Web Services
10 13 (4.66%) LINQ
11 12 (4.30%) .NET Core
11 12 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (4.30%) CSS3
12 11 (3.94%) Entity Framework
12 11 (3.94%) Spark Streaming
13 10 (3.58%) WCF
14 8 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (2.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.87%) NHS
5 4 (1.43%) Clustering
5 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.43%) Replication
5 4 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.08%) Life Science
6 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 79 (28.32%) Windows
2 54 (19.35%) Linux
3 35 (12.54%) Unix
4 34 (12.19%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.87%) VMS
8 7 (2.51%) HPUX
8 7 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.15%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.79%) CentOS
10 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.08%) AIX
12 3 (1.08%) Android
12 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.72%) zOS
14 1 (0.36%) Debian
14 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.13%) MVC
3 38 (13.62%) DevOps
4 32 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (10.04%) ETL
5 28 (10.04%) ITIL
6 23 (8.24%) TDD
7 21 (7.53%) Migration
8 20 (7.17%) Scrum
9 17 (6.09%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.38%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (5.38%) SDLC
10 15 (5.38%) Test Automation
11 13 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.66%) Front End Development
12 12 (4.30%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.30%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (57.71%) SQL
2 85 (30.47%) C#
3 62 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.96%) PHP
5 17 (6.09%) Java
5 17 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.02%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.66%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.30%) Scala
9 9 (3.23%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.51%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.79%) ES6
12 4 (1.43%) R
13 3 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (1.08%) Python
13 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.72%) ES7
14 2 (0.72%) Go
14 2 (0.72%) VB
14 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.66%) Degree
3 9 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.15%) CCNA
5 6 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.08%) MCSA
6 3 (1.08%) MCSE
7 2 (0.72%) CCNP
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.23%) SLA
2 4 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.43%) PMO
3 3 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.94%) Docker
4 10 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.15%) vSphere
6 4 (1.43%) XenApp
7 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.94%) Puppet
3 8 (2.87%) SCCM
4 5 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.08%) SCOM
6 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.72%) Terraform
7 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.36%) logstash
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 78 (27.96%) Oracle
2 75 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.17%) VMware
4 13 (4.66%) Citrix
5 11 (3.94%) Cloudera
6 10 (3.58%) Siemens
7 8 (2.87%) IBM
8 7 (2.51%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.15%) Cisco
10 5 (1.79%) Google
10 5 (1.79%) NetApp
10 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.79%) SAP
10 5 (1.79%) Tableau
11 4 (1.43%) Cognos
11 4 (1.43%) HP
12 3 (1.08%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.72%) Microgen
13 2 (0.72%) RedGate