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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 38 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.56% 4.02% 4.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.15% 24.05% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 26 44
10th Percentile £332 £266 £269
25th Percentile £384 £314 £309
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £363
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% -3.33%
75th Percentile £489 £437 £447
90th Percentile £500 £531 £475
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £22.50 £46.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate £23.00 £47.50 £12.23
Median % change year-on-year -51.58% +288.55% -40.12%
75th Percentile £23.50 £48.75 £12.84
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £52.56 £25.57 £24.70
% change year-on-year +105.53% +3.52% -20.96%

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 213 158 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.39% 16.70% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 116 123
10th Percentile £313 £256 £296
25th Percentile £363 £330 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £500 £461 £500
90th Percentile £575 £594 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
10th Percentile £17.08 £21.45 £11.73
25th Percentile £21.94 £22.13 £11.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.71 £30.58
Median % change year-on-year +36.13% -15.91% +89.44%
75th Percentile - £32.75 £49.86
90th Percentile - £42.35 £52.95
England median hourly rate £43.42 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +79.03% -1.86% -17.63%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the East Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the East Midlands.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Leicestershire +6 30 £450 +19.60% 21
Northamptonshire +9 25 £450 +20.00% 12
Nottinghamshire +5 18 £475 +26.67% 19
Derbyshire -12 4 £435 -13.00% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 35 (45.45%) C#
3 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.66%) SQL
5 26 (33.77%) Azure
6 22 (28.57%) Agile
7 21 (27.27%) MVC
8 18 (23.38%) DevOps
8 18 (23.38%) Social Skills
9 16 (20.78%) CI/CD
10 14 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (18.18%) Windows
11 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
12 12 (15.58%) Web Development
12 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
12 12 (15.58%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (14.29%) Degree
13 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 11 (14.29%) Oracle
14 10 (12.99%) HTML
14 10 (12.99%) Linux
14 10 (12.99%) CSS
14 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.99%) jQuery
14 10 (12.99%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (12.99%) .NET Core
15 9 (11.69%) Serverless
15 9 (11.69%) Microservices
15 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server

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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) CATIA
2 3 (3.90%) Simulink
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.77%) Azure
2 9 (11.69%) Serverless
3 6 (7.79%) AWS
4 5 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.49%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.49%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (5.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (5.19%) SaaS
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.90%) IaaS
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Event Grid
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (2.60%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) DNS
2 4 (5.19%) DHCP
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
4 2 (2.60%) MPLS
4 2 (2.60%) Skype
5 1 (1.30%) BGP
5 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.30%) IPsec
5 1 (1.30%) OSPF
5 1 (1.30%) PBX
5 1 (1.30%) RIP
5 1 (1.30%) SD-WAN
5 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
5 1 (1.30%) VRRP
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) MySQL
2 8 (10.39%) DB2
2 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.90%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) Ingres
6 2 (2.60%) Power BI
7 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.30%) Informix
7 1 (1.30%) OLAP
7 1 (1.30%) OLTP
7 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.90%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.90%) JIRA
4 3 (3.90%) MbUnit
4 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.90%) MSTest
4 3 (3.90%) Selenium
4 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (23.38%) Social Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.49%) Automotive
2 5 (6.49%) Presentation Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (50.65%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Administrator
3 10 (12.99%) DBA
3 10 (12.99%) Software Developer
4 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
4 5 (6.49%) SQL DBA
5 4 (5.19%) Architect
5 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Integration Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
3 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
4 10 (12.99%) .NET Core
4 10 (12.99%) CSS
4 10 (12.99%) HTML
4 10 (12.99%) jQuery
5 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.39%) HTML5
7 4 (5.19%) RESTful
8 3 (3.90%) ADO.NET
8 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.90%) Blazor
8 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.90%) Swagger
8 3 (3.90%) Web Services
9 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (2.60%) XML
9 2 (2.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) NHS
2 4 (5.19%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Legacy Code
4 2 (2.60%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (2.60%) PropTech
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Derivative
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Linux
3 9 (11.69%) Unix
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Agile
2 21 (27.27%) MVC
3 18 (23.38%) DevOps
4 16 (20.78%) CI/CD
5 14 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (15.58%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (15.58%) Web Development
7 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
8 9 (11.69%) Microservices
9 8 (10.39%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (10.39%) Web Design
10 7 (9.09%) Data Management
10 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.09%) Migration
11 6 (7.79%) CAD
11 6 (7.79%) Decision-Making
12 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (6.49%) Scrum
12 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) C#
2 29 (37.66%) SQL
3 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.69%) VB
5 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.90%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.60%) Go
8 2 (2.60%) Java
8 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (12.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) COBIT
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) GDPR
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Docker
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.30%) NFS
4 1 (1.30%) pfSense
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Ansible
3 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Avamar
5 1 (1.30%) CloudForms
5 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.30%) Puppet
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) Terraform
5 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) VMware
4 2 (2.60%) Adyen
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Dell
5 1 (1.30%) EMC
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) Informatica
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Software AG
5 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds