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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 130 105 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.45% 6.92% 10.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.37% 33.65% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 120
Median daily rate £338 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +3.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £187 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.09 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.75% -57.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 322 312 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 20.92% 20.57% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 203 243
Median daily rate £393 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.82% -64.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -3 37 £308 +26.15% 26
Nottinghamshire +8 36 £338 +3.84% 29
Northamptonshire -1 29 £325 -13.33% 14
Lincolnshire +2 13 £400 -9.09% 5
Derbyshire -15 12 £375 +22.44% 10
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 127 (43.34%) .NET
2 120 (40.96%) SQL
3 115 (39.25%) C#
3 115 (39.25%) Microsoft
4 96 (32.76%) Windows
5 69 (23.55%) Oracle
6 65 (22.18%) JavaScript
7 64 (21.84%) ASP.NET
8 61 (20.82%) MVC
9 54 (18.43%) Finance
10 53 (18.09%) HTML
10 53 (18.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (16.38%) CSS
12 43 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (14.68%) Relational Database
13 37 (12.63%) jQuery
14 36 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (12.29%) T-SQL
14 36 (12.29%) Windows Server
15 35 (11.95%) Manufacturing
16 34 (11.60%) Scrum
17 33 (11.26%) XML
18 32 (10.92%) Security Cleared
19 31 (10.58%) Web Services
20 30 (10.24%) ITIL
20 30 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (9.90%) Active Directory
21 29 (9.90%) TDD
21 29 (9.90%) Retail

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 (7.85%) IIS
2 14 (4.78%) CMS
3 13 (4.44%) NServiceBus
4 10 (3.41%) ArcGIS
5 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.71%) Confluence
7 4 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.37%) Sitefinity
8 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.02%) SAS
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.68%) nginx
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (2.39%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.02%) Demantra
4 3 (1.02%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.34%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.37%) IaaS
4 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.02%) SaaS
5 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.68%) Boomi
5 2 (0.68%) Office 365
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.56%) DNS
2 25 (8.53%) DHCP
3 18 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.78%) Wireless
5 12 (4.10%) LAN
5 12 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (3.41%) Link 16
7 6 (2.05%) SAN
8 4 (1.37%) Firewall
9 2 (0.68%) Internet
9 2 (0.68%) WAN
10 1 (0.34%) FTP
10 1 (0.34%) HTTP
10 1 (0.34%) NAS
10 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 43 (14.68%) Relational Database
2 43 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (9.22%) Oracle Database
4 27 (9.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (8.87%) RDBMS
6 25 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (7.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (5.46%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (4.78%) MongoDB
11 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (2.73%) MySQL
14 6 (2.05%) Power BI
15 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (9.56%) Git (software)
1 28 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.46%) JIRA
3 16 (5.46%) Visual Studio
4 10 (3.41%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.73%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (2.39%) Gradle
6 7 (2.39%) IntelliJ
6 7 (2.39%) JProfiler
6 7 (2.39%) JUnit
7 5 (1.71%) MSTest
7 5 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.37%) Maven
8 4 (1.37%) Subversion
8 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.02%) NUnit
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.68%) gulp
10 2 (0.68%) NSubstitute
General
1 54 (18.43%) Finance
2 35 (11.95%) Manufacturing
3 29 (9.90%) Retail
4 12 (4.10%) Banking
5 10 (3.41%) Avionics
5 10 (3.41%) Marketing
5 10 (3.41%) Military
6 7 (2.39%) Advertising
6 7 (2.39%) Publishing
6 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.05%) Billing
8 3 (1.02%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 141 (48.12%) Developer
2 50 (17.06%) .NET Developer
3 44 (15.02%) C# Developer
4 36 (12.29%) Analyst
5 31 (10.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (10.24%) Applications Support
7 28 (9.56%) SQL Developer
8 27 (9.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (7.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 21 (7.17%) Support Analyst
10 18 (6.14%) Applications Support Analyst
11 16 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 16 (5.46%) Java Developer
12 15 (5.12%) C# Software Engineer
12 15 (5.12%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.75%) Architect
14 11 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 11 (3.75%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (43.34%) .NET
2 64 (21.84%) ASP.NET
3 53 (18.09%) HTML
4 48 (16.38%) CSS
5 37 (12.63%) jQuery
6 33 (11.26%) XML
7 31 (10.58%) Web Services
8 27 (9.22%) HTML5
9 25 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (8.19%) .NET Framework
11 20 (6.83%) AngularJS
11 20 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (6.83%) WCF
11 20 (6.83%) WPF
12 18 (6.14%) SOAP
13 17 (5.80%) CSS3
13 17 (5.80%) Spring
14 15 (5.12%) Entity Framework
14 15 (5.12%) J2EE
15 14 (4.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.12%) User Experience
3 14 (4.78%) EPoS
4 7 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.37%) Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (32.76%) Windows
2 36 (12.29%) Windows Server
3 28 (9.56%) Linux
3 28 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (7.51%) Unix
5 14 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.75%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.41%) Android
7 10 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.73%) HPUX
9 5 (1.71%) VMS
10 4 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.02%) Solaris
11 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.68%) AIX
12 2 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.82%) MVC
2 48 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (11.60%) Scrum
4 30 (10.24%) ITIL
5 29 (9.90%) TDD
6 27 (9.22%) OO
7 26 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (8.19%) ETL
9 22 (7.51%) Software Engineering
9 22 (7.51%) SOLID
9 22 (7.51%) Unit Testing
10 20 (6.83%) Test Automation
11 19 (6.48%) Migration
12 18 (6.14%) Data Modelling
13 16 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (5.46%) Data Migration
14 15 (5.12%) Web Development
15 13 (4.44%) Release Management
15 13 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (40.96%) SQL
2 115 (39.25%) C#
3 65 (22.18%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.29%) T-SQL
5 22 (7.51%) PowerShell
5 22 (7.51%) VB
6 21 (7.17%) PL/SQL
7 20 (6.83%) Java
8 16 (5.46%) VBScript
9 15 (5.12%) C
10 14 (4.78%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.07%) VBA
12 4 (1.37%) Python
13 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.02%) VB6
14 2 (0.68%) C++
14 2 (0.68%) Tcl
14 2 (0.68%) XPath
15 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.83%) Degree
4 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.02%) MCSE
7 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.68%) MCP
8 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
9 1 (0.34%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) MIL-STD-1553
2 6 (2.05%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.48%) Hyper-V
3 17 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.05%) Docker
5 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.37%) XenApp
7 3 (1.02%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.68%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (6.83%) SCCM
2 5 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.71%) Terraform
3 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Consul
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
4 2 (0.68%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 69 (23.55%) Oracle
3 24 (8.19%) HP
4 19 (6.48%) VMware
5 16 (5.46%) Dell
6 8 (2.73%) Citrix
7 7 (2.39%) Perforce
8 5 (1.71%) Siemens
8 5 (1.71%) Twitter
9 4 (1.37%) Google
9 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.37%) Sun
9 4 (1.37%) Tableau
10 3 (1.02%) Informatica
10 3 (1.02%) SAP
10 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.68%) EMC
11 2 (0.68%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.68%) Sophos
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