Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 114 258 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.21% 10.47% 9.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.51% 42.93% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 194 195
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +6.87%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £270
90th Percentile £475 £530 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 19
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -55.00% +35.59%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -28.75% +39.13%

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 321 601 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.29% 24.39% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 423 373
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £275 £294 £270
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -50.00% +89.47%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £13.78
90th Percentile £29.60 £46.40 £58.56
England median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% - +34.90%

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 19 February 2020.

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
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 19 February 2020. 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
Leicestershire -6 41 £350 -12.50% 33
Nottinghamshire -1 38 £369 -1.67% 52
Northamptonshire 0 22 £350 -6.67% 24
Derbyshire -22 5 £428 +8.92% 25
Lincolnshire -6 3 £400 +33.33% 21
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 61 (53.51%) SQL
2 54 (47.37%) .NET
3 53 (46.49%) C#
4 44 (38.60%) Microsoft
5 36 (31.58%) Azure
6 33 (28.95%) JavaScript
7 32 (28.07%) MVC
7 32 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (27.19%) .NET Framework
8 31 (27.19%) CSS
9 30 (26.32%) Windows
9 30 (26.32%) T-SQL
10 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (21.93%) jQuery
11 25 (21.93%) Entity Framework
12 24 (21.05%) HTML
13 22 (19.30%) ASP.NET
14 21 (18.42%) Retail
15 20 (17.54%) Visual Studio
15 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (16.67%) .NET Core
16 19 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
17 18 (15.79%) Oracle
17 18 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 18 (15.79%) AngularJS
18 17 (14.91%) Finance
19 16 (14.04%) XML
19 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
20 15 (13.16%) JSON

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 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) Ethereum
2 3 (2.63%) Hyperledger
2 3 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.63%) R3 Corda
2 2 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.58%) Azure
2 14 (12.28%) AWS
3 9 (7.89%) Office 365
4 7 (6.14%) Power Platform
5 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.39%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (2.63%) GitHub
7 3 (2.63%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.88%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) DHCP
1 8 (7.02%) DNS
2 6 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (2.63%) NAS
4 2 (1.75%) Firewall
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) ATM
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) ISDN
5 1 (0.88%) Modbus
5 1 (0.88%) Q.931
5 1 (0.88%) QSIG
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
5 1 (0.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (6.14%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.14%) Power BI
5 7 (6.14%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.26%) MySQL
7 5 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.39%) Big Data
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (3.51%) Blockchain
8 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Visual Studio
2 18 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.39%) Selenium
5 4 (3.51%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.63%) JIRA
6 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.75%) JUnit
7 2 (1.75%) Maven
8 1 (0.88%) git-flow
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (18.42%) Retail
2 17 (14.91%) Finance
3 10 (8.77%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.39%) Law
5 4 (3.51%) Marketing
6 3 (2.63%) Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Electronics
7 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (58.77%) Developer
2 37 (32.46%) .NET Developer
3 26 (22.81%) C# Developer
4 22 (19.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (13.16%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.89%) DBA
7 8 (7.02%) Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Data Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.14%) HTML Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Architect
9 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.26%) WPF Developer
10 5 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (47.37%) .NET
2 31 (27.19%) .NET Framework
2 31 (27.19%) CSS
3 25 (21.93%) Entity Framework
3 25 (21.93%) jQuery
4 24 (21.05%) HTML
5 22 (19.30%) ASP.NET
6 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (16.67%) .NET Core
8 18 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 16 (14.04%) XML
10 15 (13.16%) JSON
11 14 (12.28%) React
12 13 (11.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (11.40%) WCF
13 10 (8.77%) SOAP
14 9 (7.89%) CSS3
14 9 (7.89%) Kendo UI
15 6 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) NHS
5 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.63%) Clustering
7 2 (1.75%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) e-Health
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) EPoS
8 1 (0.88%) LIMS
8 1 (0.88%) PACS
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Robotics
8 1 (0.88%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.32%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
4 6 (5.26%) Unix
5 3 (2.63%) AIX
5 3 (2.63%) HPUX
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.07%) MVC
2 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 13 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (10.53%) High Availability
6 9 (7.89%) ETL
6 9 (7.89%) MVVM
7 8 (7.02%) DevOps
8 7 (6.14%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.14%) Scrum
9 6 (5.26%) Analytics
9 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
9 6 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.26%) Fintech
9 6 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.51%) SQL
2 53 (46.49%) C#
3 33 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 30 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.89%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.14%) Java
8 5 (4.39%) VBScript
9 4 (3.51%) Python
9 4 (3.51%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.75%) Perl
11 2 (1.75%) R
11 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) Scala
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.75%) MCSA
6 2 (1.75%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.88%) MBCS
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) MCTS
7 1 (0.88%) OCP
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (4.39%) NCSC
2 5 (4.39%) NIST
3 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.88%) GDPR
5 1 (0.88%) HL7
5 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.51%) Docker
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Data Guard
1 4 (3.51%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.63%) MIIS
2 3 (2.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.63%) SCCM
2 3 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.75%) Terraform
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) Oracle
3 12 (10.53%) VMware
4 8 (7.02%) SAP
5 7 (6.14%) Telerik
6 4 (3.51%) Cisco
6 4 (3.51%) Sybase
7 3 (2.63%) GFI Software
7 3 (2.63%) Symantec
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 2 (1.75%) CommVault
8 2 (1.75%) Google
8 2 (1.75%) Informatica
8 2 (1.75%) Sophos
8 2 (1.75%) Sun
8 2 (1.75%) Twitter
8 2 (1.75%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.88%) Siemens