Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 20 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 306 246 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.51% 7.45% 9.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.11% 32.89% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 169 199
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +6.56%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £471 £515 £475
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 12
East Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £28.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.09% +80.94% -55.71%
10th Percentile £27.85 £14.10 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.94 £41.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.19 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.15% +12.27% +9.47%

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 636 748 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.77% 22.67% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 459 451
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £225
90th Percentile £538 £563 £519
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 7 17
East Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £16.09 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.37% -10.61% -48.57%
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.35 £12.75
90th Percentile £58.56 £41.00 £40.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +5 94 £328 +4.72% 35
Nottinghamshire +6 70 £340 +4.62% 26
Derbyshire +6 63 £370 +5.71% 17
Northamptonshire -4 51 £315 -10.00% 17
Lincolnshire +8 20 £400 +25.98% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 153 (50.00%) .NET
2 149 (48.69%) SQL
3 120 (39.22%) C#
4 99 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 84 (27.45%) MVC
6 80 (26.14%) Windows
7 75 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (23.53%) Oracle
9 68 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 68 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 56 (18.30%) HTML
11 53 (17.32%) CSS
12 46 (15.03%) .NET Framework
13 43 (14.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (13.07%) Active Directory
15 39 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (12.09%) Relational Database
16 37 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (11.76%) jQuery
17 36 (11.76%) ETL
17 36 (11.76%) Unix
17 36 (11.76%) Linux
17 36 (11.76%) Finance
18 35 (11.44%) Retail
19 33 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web API
20 32 (10.46%) ITIL
21 31 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
22 30 (9.80%) Manufacturing
22 30 (9.80%) Business Intelligence

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 23 (7.52%) IIS
2 18 (5.88%) CMS
3 13 (4.25%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.61%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.63%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.98%) JBoss
8 3 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.65%) Documentum
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Simulink
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (1.96%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.98%) Maximo
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.31%) Office 365
4 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.65%) GitHub
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) npm
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.84%) DNS
2 21 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.56%) DHCP
4 13 (4.25%) LAN
5 11 (3.59%) VLAN
6 10 (3.27%) SAN
6 10 (3.27%) WAN
7 7 (2.29%) LDAP
8 5 (1.63%) Firewall
8 5 (1.63%) Intranet
8 5 (1.63%) NAS
9 4 (1.31%) VPN
10 3 (0.98%) ATM
10 3 (0.98%) Internet
10 3 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.98%) Skype
10 3 (0.98%) SMS
10 3 (0.98%) Wireless
11 2 (0.65%) Converged Networks
11 2 (0.65%) Link 16
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 37 (12.09%) Relational Database
3 31 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (9.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (5.88%) RDBMS
6 17 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (5.23%) MySQL
8 15 (4.90%) Oracle Database
8 15 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (4.25%) NoSQL
10 12 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (3.27%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (3.27%) Power BI
12 10 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 22 (7.19%) TeamCity
4 16 (5.23%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (2.61%) ReSharper
7 4 (1.31%) NUnit
7 4 (1.31%) Selenium
8 3 (0.98%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.98%) Subversion
8 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.98%) webpack
9 2 (0.65%) git-flow
9 2 (0.65%) Gradle
9 2 (0.65%) gulp
9 2 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.65%) NuGet
9 2 (0.65%) YouTrack
General
1 36 (11.76%) Finance
2 35 (11.44%) Retail
3 30 (9.80%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.61%) Publishing
5 7 (2.29%) Banking
6 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.31%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Automotive
8 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Avionics
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 151 (49.35%) Developer
2 72 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 57 (18.63%) C# Developer
4 39 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 36 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 32 (10.46%) SQL Developer
7 31 (10.13%) Analyst
8 30 (9.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (7.19%) Applications Support
10 16 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.90%) SSIS Developer
11 15 (4.90%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.58%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (4.25%) Architect
14 12 (3.92%) Senior SQL Developer
14 12 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (50.00%) .NET
2 68 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 56 (18.30%) HTML
4 53 (17.32%) CSS
5 46 (15.03%) .NET Framework
6 37 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (11.76%) jQuery
8 33 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (9.80%) HTML5
10 27 (8.82%) Web Services
11 24 (7.84%) CSS3
12 23 (7.52%) Entity Framework
13 21 (6.86%) AngularJS
14 20 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (5.23%) .NET Core
15 16 (5.23%) LINQ
16 15 (4.90%) React
16 15 (4.90%) WCF
17 14 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.63%) Clustering
2 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
3 4 (1.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.31%) Driving Licence
3 4 (1.31%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.31%) Replication
3 4 (1.31%) Thin Client
4 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
4 3 (0.98%) EPoS
4 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (0.98%) Market Risk
4 3 (0.98%) NHS
5 2 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 80 (26.14%) Windows
2 36 (11.76%) Linux
2 36 (11.76%) Unix
3 28 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.96%) HPUX
7 4 (1.31%) AIX
7 4 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.98%) Solaris
8 3 (0.98%) VMS
8 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.45%) MVC
2 75 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (11.76%) ETL
4 32 (10.46%) ITIL
5 30 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (9.15%) Scrum
7 27 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 26 (8.50%) TDD
9 25 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.19%) DevOps
11 21 (6.86%) Test Automation
12 18 (5.88%) Front End Development
13 16 (5.23%) Migration
13 16 (5.23%) SDLC
14 15 (4.90%) Business Analysis
14 15 (4.90%) CRM
14 15 (4.90%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.25%) TOGAF
16 12 (3.92%) Software Engineering
17 11 (3.59%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 149 (48.69%) SQL
2 120 (39.22%) C#
3 68 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.54%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.58%) VB.NET
7 13 (4.25%) PHP
8 12 (3.92%) Java
9 10 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.29%) C
11 7 (2.29%) VB
12 5 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.31%) ES6
13 4 (1.31%) R
14 3 (0.98%) VB6
14 3 (0.98%) VBScript
15 2 (0.65%) Python
15 2 (0.65%) Tcl
16 1 (0.33%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 27 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.54%) Degree
3 14 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.96%) CCNA
6 6 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.31%) MCSE
8 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.98%) MCSA
9 2 (0.65%) CCNP
9 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.98%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) MIL-STD-1553
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.61%) Docker
3 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.96%) vSphere
5 4 (1.31%) XenApp
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) SCCM
2 8 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.61%) Puppet
2 8 (2.61%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.98%) SCOM
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.65%) Terraform
4 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 99 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 72 (23.53%) Oracle
3 18 (5.88%) VMware
4 12 (3.92%) HP
5 10 (3.27%) Citrix
5 10 (3.27%) SAP
6 9 (2.94%) Siemens
7 5 (1.63%) NetApp
8 4 (1.31%) Cisco
8 4 (1.31%) Cognos
8 4 (1.31%) Dell
8 4 (1.31%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.31%) Tableau
9 3 (0.98%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.98%) IBM
9 3 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.98%) Sage
9 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.98%) SolarWinds