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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 167 140 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.15% 8.58% 9.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.39% 40.11% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 101 96
Median daily rate £315 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £265 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £11.30 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £13.70 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 360 349 379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 24.03% 21.38% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 211 219
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +257.14% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £12.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £20.00 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +13 40 £265 -24.28% 13
Nottinghamshire +9 40 £325 +4.83% 25
Leicestershire -3 34 £300 +9.09% 33
Northamptonshire -4 33 £325 -16.12% 22
Lincolnshire +1 10 £215 -42.66% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 135 (43.55%) SQL
2 129 (41.61%) .NET
3 128 (41.29%) Microsoft
4 113 (36.45%) C#
5 91 (29.35%) Windows
6 76 (24.52%) JavaScript
7 71 (22.90%) Oracle
8 70 (22.58%) MVC
9 68 (21.94%) ASP.NET
10 65 (20.97%) Finance
11 63 (20.32%) Business Intelligence
12 59 (19.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (18.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 55 (17.74%) Relational Database
15 53 (17.10%) MS Excel
16 50 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 48 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (14.84%) CSS
18 46 (14.84%) HTML
19 45 (14.52%) Manufacturing
20 42 (13.55%) Web Services
21 41 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
21 41 (13.23%) jQuery
22 40 (12.90%) T-SQL
23 39 (12.58%) Active Directory
24 37 (11.94%) Windows Server
25 36 (11.61%) Linux
25 36 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
26 35 (11.29%) Oracle Database
27 34 (10.97%) Scrum

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 20 (6.45%) IIS
2 9 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.61%) CMS
6 4 (1.29%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.29%) JBoss
6 4 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.97%) Confluence
7 3 (0.97%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.97%) SAS
8 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (17.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.48%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (5.81%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (3.55%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (2.26%) Demantra
3 7 (2.26%) SnowdropKCS
4 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.32%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.97%) Boomi
5 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.65%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.03%) DNS
2 26 (8.39%) DHCP
3 13 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.87%) Wireless
5 9 (2.90%) LAN
5 9 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.94%) SAN
7 4 (1.29%) Firewall
8 2 (0.65%) WAN
9 1 (0.32%) FTP
9 1 (0.32%) Internet
9 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 58 (18.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (17.74%) Relational Database
4 50 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (11.29%) Oracle Database
6 33 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (10.00%) RDBMS
8 30 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (9.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (7.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 22 (7.10%) Oracle Reports
11 20 (6.45%) Power BI
12 19 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (3.87%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Power View
14 10 (3.23%) MongoDB
14 10 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (2.58%) Blockchain
16 7 (2.26%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 41 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.16%) JIRA
4 12 (3.87%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (3.87%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.23%) MSTest
7 9 (2.90%) IntelliJ
7 9 (2.90%) JUnit
8 6 (1.94%) Gradle
8 6 (1.94%) JProfiler
9 5 (1.61%) Subversion
9 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.29%) JDeveloper
10 4 (1.29%) Selenium
11 3 (0.97%) JBehave
11 3 (0.97%) Maven
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.65%) gulp
General
1 65 (20.97%) Finance
2 45 (14.52%) Manufacturing
3 25 (8.06%) Retail
4 12 (3.87%) Banking
4 12 (3.87%) Publishing
5 11 (3.55%) Advertising
6 8 (2.58%) Marketing
7 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.29%) Avionics
8 4 (1.29%) Military
9 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.65%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (48.06%) Developer
2 63 (20.32%) .NET Developer
3 53 (17.10%) C# Developer
4 40 (12.90%) Analyst
5 33 (10.65%) SQL Developer
6 32 (10.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (9.35%) Applications Support
9 25 (8.06%) Architect
9 25 (8.06%) Support Analyst
10 23 (7.42%) Applications Support Analyst
10 23 (7.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 22 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 14 (4.52%) Java Developer
12 14 (4.52%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (4.19%) DBA
13 13 (4.19%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.55%) Development Analyst
14 11 (3.55%) Development Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (41.61%) .NET
2 68 (21.94%) ASP.NET
3 46 (14.84%) CSS
3 46 (14.84%) HTML
4 42 (13.55%) Web Services
5 41 (13.23%) jQuery
6 36 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (10.65%) Entity Framework
8 31 (10.00%) XML
9 30 (9.68%) .NET Framework
10 28 (9.03%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.71%) WCF
12 21 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (6.13%) HTML5
14 17 (5.48%) SOAP
14 17 (5.48%) XSLT
15 15 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (4.84%) JSON
16 14 (4.52%) Spring
16 14 (4.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.87%) User Experience
3 11 (3.55%) EPoS
4 8 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.29%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.65%) Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 91 (29.35%) Windows
2 37 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.61%) Linux
4 29 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (8.06%) Unix
6 23 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.48%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.19%) HPUX
8 13 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.55%) Android
9 11 (3.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.58%) MVC
2 63 (20.32%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (10.97%) Scrum
5 31 (10.00%) ITIL
6 30 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (8.39%) TDD
8 25 (8.06%) ETL
9 23 (7.42%) Migration
10 20 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 19 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (5.81%) Data Migration
13 17 (5.48%) Business Analysis
14 16 (5.16%) Analytics
15 15 (4.84%) TOGAF
15 15 (4.84%) Web Development
16 13 (4.19%) Configuration Management
16 13 (4.19%) Data Modelling
16 13 (4.19%) OO
16 13 (4.19%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 135 (43.55%) SQL
2 113 (36.45%) C#
3 76 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 27 (8.71%) PL/SQL
6 26 (8.39%) Java
7 16 (5.16%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.55%) VBScript
9 10 (3.23%) VB
9 10 (3.23%) VBA
10 7 (2.26%) Python
10 7 (2.26%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.94%) C
12 5 (1.61%) C++
13 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.65%) PHP
13 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.71%) Degree
3 19 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.61%) HNC
6 5 (1.61%) HND
7 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.65%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.65%) MCP
8 2 (0.65%) MCSE
8 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.32%) MCSD
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.58%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.61%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 16 (5.16%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.61%) XenApp
6 4 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.97%) Docker
7 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.97%) vSphere
8 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.81%) SCCM
2 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.97%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.65%) Terraform
5 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (41.29%) Microsoft
2 71 (22.90%) Oracle
3 30 (9.68%) VMware
4 20 (6.45%) HP
5 17 (5.48%) Siemens
6 12 (3.87%) Dell
7 9 (2.90%) Perforce
8 7 (2.26%) Citrix
9 6 (1.94%) NetApp
9 6 (1.94%) Sun
10 5 (1.61%) Tableau
11 4 (1.29%) Cisco
11 4 (1.29%) Twitter
12 3 (0.97%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.97%) Informatica
12 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.97%) SAP
12 3 (0.97%) Sophos
12 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.97%) Veeam
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 26 days ago