Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 261 292 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.95% 9.78% 8.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.78% 44.51% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 220 201
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -0.77% -2.99%
10th Percentile £256 £150 £225
90th Percentile £499 £451 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +354.55% -56.00%
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -2.67% +38.89% +3.85%

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 640 656 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.94% 21.96% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 429 408
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.07% +6.14%
10th Percentile £275 £219 £248
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 9
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £50.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% +210.75% -35.64%
10th Percentile £12.70 £16.40 £10.65
90th Percentile £46.67 £66.00 £24.60
England median hourly rate £32.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% +10.91% -4.15%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 101 £388 +14.81% 61
Leicestershire -1 54 £331 +10.42% 52
Northamptonshire -2 50 £323 -0.77% 31
Derbyshire -7 37 £365 +33.94% 38
Lincolnshire -4 8 £260 -35.00% 12
Rutland - 5 £375 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 144 (55.17%) SQL
2 97 (37.16%) .NET
3 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
4 83 (31.80%) C#
5 67 (25.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (25.29%) Oracle
7 64 (24.52%) Windows
8 63 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
10 46 (17.62%) Linux
10 46 (17.62%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET
13 39 (14.94%) MVC
14 38 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 37 (14.18%) HTML
16 36 (13.79%) T-SQL
16 36 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 32 (12.26%) CSS
18 32 (12.26%) jQuery
18 32 (12.26%) DevOps
19 31 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (11.88%) PowerShell
20 30 (11.49%) Visual Studio
21 29 (11.11%) ETL
22 28 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web API
22 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
23 27 (10.34%) Relational Database

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 24 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.66%) IIS
3 16 (6.13%) Apache
4 14 (5.36%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.83%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (3.45%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.68%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.92%) CMS
9 5 (1.92%) JBoss
9 5 (1.92%) SAS
9 5 (1.92%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.15%) Drupal
11 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.15%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.77%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) HipChat
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Demantra
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.77%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.38%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Maximo
3 1 (0.38%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.51%) PaaS
4 4 (1.53%) SaaS
5 3 (1.15%) GitHub
5 3 (1.15%) IaaS
5 3 (1.15%) Office 365
6 2 (0.77%) G Suite
6 2 (0.77%) npm
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.38%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.45%) DNS
3 8 (3.07%) LAN
3 8 (3.07%) SAN
3 8 (3.07%) VPN
4 6 (2.30%) DHCP
4 6 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (1.92%) SMS
6 4 (1.53%) Firewall
6 4 (1.53%) WAN
6 4 (1.53%) Wireless
7 3 (1.15%) Internet
8 2 (0.77%) DDNS
8 2 (0.77%) FTP
8 2 (0.77%) Intranet
8 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.77%) NAS
8 2 (0.77%) Skype
9 1 (0.38%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (10.34%) Relational Database
6 26 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (9.20%) Power BI
8 23 (8.81%) Oracle Database
9 22 (8.43%) Hadoop
10 21 (8.05%) Big Data
11 20 (7.66%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (7.28%) MySQL
13 17 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (6.13%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (5.75%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (5.36%) Apache Hive
16 14 (5.36%) Cloudera CDH
16 14 (5.36%) Impala
16 14 (5.36%) Sqoop
17 10 (3.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 37 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (11.49%) Visual Studio
3 23 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.81%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.51%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (2.68%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.92%) Toad
8 4 (1.53%) FishEye
8 4 (1.53%) JIRA
8 4 (1.53%) NUnit
8 4 (1.53%) StarTeam
8 4 (1.53%) Subversion
9 3 (1.15%) JUnit
10 2 (0.77%) gulp
10 2 (0.77%) Maven
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.77%) Selenium
10 2 (0.77%) webpack
General
1 27 (10.34%) Retail
2 19 (7.28%) Finance
3 6 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.53%) Back Office
4 4 (1.53%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (51.72%) Developer
2 30 (11.49%) .NET Developer
2 30 (11.49%) C# Developer
3 28 (10.73%) Analyst
4 21 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (8.05%) SQL Developer
5 18 (6.90%) Architect
6 15 (5.75%) DBA
6 15 (5.75%) SQL DBA
7 14 (5.36%) Support Analyst
8 13 (4.98%) Big Data Developer
9 12 (4.60%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (3.83%) Consultant
12 9 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 9 (3.45%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (37.16%) .NET
2 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET
3 37 (14.18%) HTML
4 32 (12.26%) CSS
4 32 (12.26%) jQuery
5 28 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (9.96%) AngularJS
7 21 (8.05%) HTML5
8 20 (7.66%) WCF
9 19 (7.28%) .NET Framework
9 19 (7.28%) CSS3
10 18 (6.90%) Web Services
11 16 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (5.75%) WinForms
13 14 (5.36%) Spark Streaming
14 13 (4.98%) MDX
15 12 (4.60%) React
16 11 (4.21%) XML
17 10 (3.83%) Entity Framework
18 9 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.07%) NHS
4 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.53%) Clustering
5 4 (1.53%) EPoS
5 4 (1.53%) FMCG
5 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.15%) Life Science
6 3 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.52%) Windows
2 46 (17.62%) Linux
3 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.20%) Unix
5 23 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.68%) VMS
7 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.30%) CentOS
8 6 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.15%) HPUX
9 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.77%) zOS
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.62%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (14.94%) MVC
4 32 (12.26%) DevOps
5 29 (11.11%) ETL
6 21 (8.05%) Analytics
7 20 (7.66%) Scrum
8 18 (6.90%) E-Commerce
9 17 (6.51%) ITIL
10 16 (6.13%) Migration
10 16 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (5.75%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.36%) Web Development
13 13 (4.98%) TDD
14 11 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (4.21%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.83%) Front End Development
15 10 (3.83%) SOA
15 10 (3.83%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 144 (55.17%) SQL
2 83 (31.80%) C#
3 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 31 (11.88%) PowerShell
6 26 (9.96%) PL/SQL
7 19 (7.28%) PHP
8 17 (6.51%) Java
9 15 (5.75%) Scala
10 6 (2.30%) VBA
10 6 (2.30%) XMLA
11 5 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.92%) VBScript
12 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.15%) C
12 3 (1.15%) Go
12 3 (1.15%) Python
12 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (2.68%) Degree
1 7 (2.68%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (2.30%) MCSE
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) CEH
4 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.77%) MCSA
4 2 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.38%) CCNA
5 1 (0.38%) CCNP
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) GDPR
1 8 (3.07%) SLA
2 6 (2.30%) PMO
3 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.51%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.45%) Docker
4 7 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.53%) vSphere
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.77%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.83%) Puppet
3 7 (2.68%) SCCM
4 5 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.77%) logstash
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.77%) Terraform
5 2 (0.77%) ThinApp
5 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) SCOM
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 66 (25.29%) Oracle
3 15 (5.75%) Cloudera
4 14 (5.36%) VMware
5 10 (3.83%) SAP
6 9 (3.45%) Citrix
7 8 (3.07%) Tableau
8 6 (2.30%) Cisco
8 6 (2.30%) HP
8 6 (2.30%) IBM
8 6 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.53%) Dell
9 4 (1.53%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.15%) Capita
10 3 (1.15%) Cognos
10 3 (1.15%) Google
10 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.77%) Aveksa
11 2 (0.77%) Microgen
11 2 (0.77%) Zend