Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 195 251 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.40% 9.14% 9.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.22% 42.33% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 182 215
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +0.74%
10th Percentile £278 £269 £243
90th Percentile £525 £486 £488
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 23
East Midlands median hourly rate £28.92 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% -11.11% +179.68%
10th Percentile £18.32 £15.80 £28.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £56.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £23.54 £33.00
% change year-on-year +38.06% -28.67% +1.54%

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 441 593 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.52% 21.60% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 391 394
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £288 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £534
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 30
East Midlands median hourly rate £20.42 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.96% -11.11% +179.68%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.13 £18.28
90th Percentile £47.75 £49.38 £63.00
England median hourly rate £33.79 £32.48 £30.63
% change year-on-year +4.05% +6.04% +7.46%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -1 67 £370 +7.25% 35
Nottinghamshire +3 60 £375 +7.14% 54
Northamptonshire +17 39 £425 +9.68% 27
Derbyshire -3 19 £400 +3.90% 18
Lincolnshire -2 4 £400 +14.29% 18
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 117 (60.00%) SQL
2 78 (40.00%) .NET
3 75 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 73 (37.44%) C#
5 54 (27.69%) JavaScript
6 51 (26.15%) Windows
7 48 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (23.08%) MVC
10 40 (20.51%) Oracle
11 39 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 34 (17.44%) Azure
13 33 (16.92%) Finance
14 32 (16.41%) T-SQL
14 32 (16.41%) ETL
15 31 (15.90%) .NET Framework
16 30 (15.38%) AngularJS
16 30 (15.38%) Windows Server
17 28 (14.36%) React
17 28 (14.36%) HTML
18 26 (13.33%) CSS
18 26 (13.33%) Retail
18 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (13.33%) AWS
18 26 (13.33%) Security Cleared
19 24 (12.31%) Node.js
19 24 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
20 23 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
21 22 (11.28%) Migration
22 21 (10.77%) Active Directory

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 17 (8.72%) Apache
2 13 (6.67%) IIS
3 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.56%) Documentum
5 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.03%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.03%) Hyperledger
6 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) DNN
7 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.03%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.44%) Azure
2 26 (13.33%) AWS
3 11 (5.64%) Power Platform
4 8 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (4.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (2.56%) Serverless
6 4 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.05%) Office 365
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.54%) GitHub
7 3 (1.54%) SaaS
8 2 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.03%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.03%) IaaS
8 2 (1.03%) PaaS
9 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.51%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.51%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.64%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.62%) Internet
3 7 (3.59%) Modbus
4 5 (2.56%) Wireless
5 4 (2.05%) DHCP
5 4 (2.05%) DNS
5 4 (2.05%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.54%) Firewall
6 3 (1.54%) LAN
6 3 (1.54%) WAN
7 2 (1.03%) VoIP
8 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.51%) FTP
8 1 (0.51%) HTTP
8 1 (0.51%) Intranet
8 1 (0.51%) Q.931
8 1 (0.51%) QSIG
8 1 (0.51%) SAN
8 1 (0.51%) SMTP
8 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.64%) Power BI
7 10 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (5.13%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (3.08%) MySQL
10 6 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.56%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.74%) Visual Studio
3 17 (8.72%) Bitbucket
4 13 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.13%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.03%) git-flow
7 2 (1.03%) JIRA
7 2 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.03%) Selenium
8 1 (0.51%) Hudson
8 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.51%) JUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Maven
8 1 (0.51%) MSTest
8 1 (0.51%) Subversion
8 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (16.92%) Finance
2 26 (13.33%) Retail
3 9 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.59%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.08%) Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.54%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Military
7 2 (1.03%) Police
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (55.90%) Developer
2 39 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 35 (17.95%) SQL Developer
4 34 (17.44%) C# Developer
5 21 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.69%) Architect
8 11 (5.64%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.62%) Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) DBA
9 9 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.10%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Data Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (3.59%) Backend Developer
11 7 (3.59%) Node.js Developer
11 7 (3.59%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.00%) .NET
2 39 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 31 (15.90%) .NET Framework
4 30 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 28 (14.36%) HTML
5 28 (14.36%) React
6 26 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (13.33%) CSS
7 24 (12.31%) Node.js
8 23 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (10.77%) jQuery
10 18 (9.23%) .NET Core
11 17 (8.72%) Apache NiFi
12 16 (8.21%) Entity Framework
13 15 (7.69%) RESTful
13 15 (7.69%) Web Services
14 10 (5.13%) CSS3
14 10 (5.13%) XML
15 9 (4.62%) Express
16 8 (4.10%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.77%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.62%) User Experience
5 7 (3.59%) NHS
6 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.56%) Replication
7 4 (2.05%) CCTV
7 4 (2.05%) Clustering
7 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) AS400
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) EPoS
10 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Robotics
10 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.15%) Windows
2 30 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.15%) Linux
4 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.08%) Unix
6 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.08%) MVC
3 32 (16.41%) ETL
4 22 (11.28%) Migration
5 19 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (9.74%) Scrum
6 18 (9.23%) E-Commerce
7 16 (8.21%) High Availability
8 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (6.67%) Computer Science
9 13 (6.67%) DevOps
9 13 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (5.64%) Microservices
10 11 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (5.64%) TDD
10 11 (5.64%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.13%) Web Development
12 9 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (4.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 117 (60.00%) SQL
2 73 (37.44%) C#
3 54 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.41%) T-SQL
5 21 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.67%) Java
7 12 (6.15%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.59%) Python
9 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.54%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.54%) VB
9 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.03%) C
10 2 (1.03%) C++
10 2 (1.03%) R
10 2 (1.03%) VBScript
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) VB6
11 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.18%) Degree
4 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.05%) MCITP
5 4 (2.05%) MCSE
6 3 (1.54%) CCNA
6 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.54%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.03%) CCIE
7 2 (1.03%) MCP
7 2 (1.03%) MCSA
7 2 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) MBCS
8 1 (0.51%) OCP
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) GDPR
1 3 (1.54%) PMO
2 2 (1.03%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.51%) NCSC
3 1 (0.51%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.62%) Docker
3 7 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.56%) vSphere
6 4 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (2.05%) XenApp
6 4 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) Terraform
2 9 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.62%) SCCM
2 9 (4.62%) SCOM
3 4 (2.05%) BladeLogic
3 4 (2.05%) WSUS
4 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.03%) MIIS
5 1 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.51%) Avamar
5 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.51%) Oracle
3 18 (9.23%) VMware
4 9 (4.62%) WSO2
5 7 (3.59%) SAP
5 7 (3.59%) Siemens
6 6 (3.08%) Cisco
7 5 (2.56%) Citrix
8 4 (2.05%) BMC
8 4 (2.05%) Twitter
9 3 (1.54%) Informatica
9 3 (1.54%) Sybase
9 3 (1.54%) Tableau
9 3 (1.54%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.51%) Cognos
10 1 (0.51%) Dell
10 1 (0.51%) HP
10 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.51%) TIBCO