Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 46 234 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.81% 11.60% 8.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.80% 46.80% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 173 171
Median daily rate £344 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £240 £276 £269
90th Percentile £438 £525 £475
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £12.23 £28.92 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.72% -31.96% -9.57%
10th Percentile £11.61 £18.32 £16.40
90th Percentile £12.84 £43.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.20
% change year-on-year -10.77% +15.25% -19.43%

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 125 500 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.95% 24.78% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 331 379
Median daily rate £361 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.69% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £237 £275 £288
90th Percentile £475 £544 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 15
Median hourly rate £12.23 £20.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.12% -48.96% -14.89%
10th Percentile £11.61 £14.00 £15.20
90th Percentile £12.84 £47.75 £49.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.87
% change year-on-year - +25.61% -7.12%

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 September 2020.

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 September 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
Nottinghamshire +12 20 £500 +31.58% 36
Northamptonshire -12 15 £350 -6.67% 18
Leicestershire -4 8 £325 -12.16% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 30 (65.22%) .NET
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) SQL
3 23 (50.00%) C#
4 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 18 (39.13%) Azure
5 16 (34.78%) .NET Framework
5 16 (34.78%) Windows
6 15 (32.61%) Visual Studio
6 15 (32.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (30.43%) Microservices
8 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (28.26%) Oracle
9 12 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
10 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
10 11 (23.91%) Web Services
10 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (21.74%) Analytics
12 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
12 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
12 9 (19.57%) MSTest
12 9 (19.57%) NUnit
12 9 (19.57%) MySQL
13 8 (17.39%) ITIL
13 8 (17.39%) ETL
13 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
13 8 (17.39%) RESTful
13 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (10.87%) JBoss
1 5 (10.87%) NetWeaver
1 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Power Platform
3 6 (13.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 6 (13.04%) IaaS
3 6 (13.04%) Office 365
3 6 (13.04%) PaaS
3 6 (13.04%) SaaS
4 5 (10.87%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (10.87%) Logic Apps
4 5 (10.87%) PowerApps
5 4 (8.70%) AWS
6 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) DHCP
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
1 6 (13.04%) MPLS
1 6 (13.04%) PBX
1 6 (13.04%) Skype
1 6 (13.04%) VoIP
1 6 (13.04%) VPN
1 6 (13.04%) WAN
1 6 (13.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (19.57%) MySQL
3 7 (15.22%) Couchbase
3 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
3 7 (15.22%) Power BI
4 6 (13.04%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (13.04%) DB2
5 5 (10.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
5 5 (10.87%) SAP HANA
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.35%) Redis
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Visual Studio
2 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (19.57%) MSTest
3 9 (19.57%) NUnit
3 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
4 7 (15.22%) Bitbucket
4 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.22%) MbUnit
4 7 (15.22%) Mercurial
4 7 (15.22%) Selenium
4 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (26.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Data Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Designer
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Platform Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (65.22%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 16 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (23.91%) Web Services
6 8 (17.39%) RESTful
7 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
7 7 (15.22%) JSON
7 7 (15.22%) Swagger
8 6 (13.04%) jQuery
8 6 (13.04%) XML
9 5 (10.87%) HTML
9 5 (10.87%) Middleware
9 5 (10.87%) SAP Basis
10 4 (8.70%) CSS
10 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
11 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
11 3 (6.52%) HTML5
11 3 (6.52%) WinForms
11 3 (6.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) N-Tier
2 6 (13.04%) PKI
2 6 (13.04%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) AIX
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Microservices
2 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Analytics
5 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.39%) ETL
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.22%) API Integration
6 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.22%) Migration
6 7 (15.22%) MVC
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.04%) High Availability
7 6 (13.04%) Identity Management
7 6 (13.04%) TOGAF
8 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 23 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.87%) VBScript
6 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Java
7 2 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 5 (10.87%) COBIT
2 5 (10.87%) GDPR
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Ansible
2 5 (10.87%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) SAP
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Databricks
5 2 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) Software AG
5 2 (4.35%) Tableau
6 1 (2.17%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) IFS
6 1 (2.17%) Sage
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Xamarin