Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 240 308 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.94% 9.57% 7.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.88% 48.20% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 230 168
East Midlands median daily rate £359 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £213
90th Percentile £523 £463 £516
England median daily rate £438 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £41.25 £28.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.70% +47.09% +80.94%
10th Percentile £15.58 £27.85 £14.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.94 £41.75
England median hourly rate £26.00 £36.31 £29.19
% change year-on-year -28.39% +24.39% +12.27%

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 573 639 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.33% 19.85% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 405 458
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.80%
10th Percentile £285 £270 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +156.37% -10.61%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.38 £12.35
90th Percentile £49.25 £58.56 £41.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +10.24% +13.39% +0.79%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Leicestershire +4 76 £350 +6.87% 49
Northamptonshire -1 57 £375 +19.05% 40
Nottinghamshire -9 44 £340 - 58
Derbyshire -3 37 £393 +6.08% 40
Lincolnshire +1 13 £293 -26.75% 15
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 133 (55.42%) SQL
2 105 (43.75%) C#
3 96 (40.00%) .NET
4 71 (29.58%) Microsoft
5 63 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 55 (22.92%) Oracle
7 54 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (21.67%) ASP.NET
9 49 (20.42%) HTML
10 47 (19.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 43 (17.92%) MVC
11 43 (17.92%) Relational Database
12 42 (17.50%) Windows
13 41 (17.08%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (16.25%) Retail
15 38 (15.83%) T-SQL
16 33 (13.75%) CSS
17 32 (13.33%) TCP/IP
18 31 (12.92%) Visual Studio
18 31 (12.92%) .NET Framework
19 30 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (12.50%) ETL
20 28 (11.67%) Web Services
21 27 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
22 26 (10.83%) AngularJS
23 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
23 25 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (10.42%) jQuery
23 25 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008

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 22 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.17%) K2 blackpearl
3 10 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.67%) Apache
5 4 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.67%) Confluence
6 3 (1.25%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.25%) JBoss
6 3 (1.25%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
7 2 (0.83%) SAS
7 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.42%) DNN
8 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.42%) Maximo
3 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.50%) Office 365
4 2 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Serverless
5 1 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.25%) VPN
3 13 (5.42%) Firewall
3 13 (5.42%) MPLS
4 5 (2.08%) SAN
5 3 (1.25%) DHCP
5 3 (1.25%) DNS
5 3 (1.25%) Internet
5 3 (1.25%) LAN
5 3 (1.25%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) Modbus
6 2 (0.83%) Network Security
7 1 (0.42%) DSL
7 1 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.42%) Skype
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (19.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (17.92%) Relational Database
4 30 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (9.17%) Power BI
8 14 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (5.00%) Oracle Database
10 12 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (4.58%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (4.58%) RDBMS
12 10 (4.17%) MySQL
12 10 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (3.33%) DB2
13 8 (3.33%) Hadoop
13 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (3.33%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (12.92%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.92%) JIRA
5 7 (2.92%) Maven
6 6 (2.50%) Subversion
7 5 (2.08%) Selenium
8 4 (1.67%) Moq
8 4 (1.67%) NUnit
8 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.25%) Grunt
10 2 (0.83%) gulp
10 2 (0.83%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.83%) MSTest
10 2 (0.83%) Protractor
10 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.83%) WebStorm
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (16.25%) Retail
2 24 (10.00%) Finance
3 6 (2.50%) Legal
4 4 (1.67%) Marketing
5 3 (1.25%) Banking
5 3 (1.25%) Billing
5 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (58.33%) Developer
2 46 (19.17%) C# Developer
3 43 (17.92%) .NET Developer
4 33 (13.75%) Analyst
5 32 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 28 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (9.58%) Architect
8 17 (7.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (5.42%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) Backend Developer
10 12 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
11 11 (4.58%) C# Software Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 10 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (4.17%) Consultant
13 9 (3.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (40.00%) .NET
2 52 (21.67%) ASP.NET
3 49 (20.42%) HTML
4 33 (13.75%) CSS
5 31 (12.92%) .NET Framework
6 28 (11.67%) Web Services
7 26 (10.83%) AngularJS
8 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (10.42%) jQuery
9 21 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (8.75%) HTML5
10 18 (7.50%) Entity Framework
10 18 (7.50%) XML
11 13 (5.42%) Node.js
11 13 (5.42%) React
12 12 (5.00%) CSS3
12 12 (5.00%) Middleware
13 10 (4.17%) REST
13 10 (4.17%) WCF
14 9 (3.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.25%) NHS
4 6 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.25%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.25%) Fintech
8 2 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) GPGPU
9 1 (0.42%) LLPG
9 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.50%) Windows
2 17 (7.08%) Linux
3 10 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.92%) Unix
6 6 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.08%) Android
7 5 (2.08%) VMS
8 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.92%) MVC
3 41 (17.08%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (12.50%) ETL
5 18 (7.50%) Scrum
5 18 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 17 (7.08%) Test Automation
7 16 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
7 16 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.25%) ITIL
9 14 (5.83%) Migration
9 14 (5.83%) Visualisation
10 12 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (5.00%) DevOps
11 11 (4.58%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.58%) SOA
11 11 (4.58%) TDD
11 11 (4.58%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 133 (55.42%) SQL
2 105 (43.75%) C#
3 55 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 38 (15.83%) T-SQL
5 22 (9.17%) Java
6 17 (7.08%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 10 (4.17%) VB
9 9 (3.75%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.92%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.83%) Delphi
13 1 (0.42%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) ES6
13 1 (0.42%) GLSL
13 1 (0.42%) Go
13 1 (0.42%) PHP
13 1 (0.42%) Python
13 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.08%) Degree
2 13 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (5.42%) Master's Degree
2 13 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 2 (0.83%) CCNA
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) MBCS
7 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.42%) VCP6
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 8 (3.33%) TickIT
2 5 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.67%) PMO
3 4 (1.67%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) SLA
4 3 (1.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.83%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.33%) vSphere
4 7 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.50%) Docker
6 5 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.33%) Ansible
3 5 (2.08%) SCCM
3 5 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.67%) Puppet
5 3 (1.25%) Nagios
6 2 (0.83%) Control-M
6 2 (0.83%) Nessus
6 2 (0.83%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 55 (22.92%) Oracle
3 19 (7.92%) SAP
3 19 (7.92%) VMware
4 14 (5.83%) Tableau
5 13 (5.42%) Citrix
5 13 (5.42%) IBM
6 10 (4.17%) Cisco
7 8 (3.33%) Informatica
7 8 (3.33%) Netezza
7 8 (3.33%) Teradata
8 7 (2.92%) Xamarin
9 6 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.50%) Sencha
10 4 (1.67%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.25%) Perforce
12 2 (0.83%) Google
12 2 (0.83%) Pega
12 2 (0.83%) Siemens