Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 21 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 81 40 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.15% 7.53% 11.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.32% 33.33% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 174
10th Percentile £225 £244 £268
25th Percentile £313 £270 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +6.38%
75th Percentile £444 £379 £438
90th Percentile £539 £460 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £433
% change year-on-year - +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
10th Percentile £42.13 " £17.88
25th Percentile £42.81 £11.61 £19.21
Median hourly rate £45.42 £12.23 £22.83
Median % change year-on-year +271.51% -46.45% -46.28%
75th Percentile £47.81 £12.84 £35.87
90th Percentile £48.38 " £42.85
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% -36.67% +0.84%

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 236 120 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.92% 22.60% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 74 343
10th Percentile £304 £245 £270
25th Percentile £361 £307 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £372 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.40% -7.13% +3.23%
75th Percentile £525 £434 £488
90th Percentile £588 £500 £543
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
10th Percentile £30.27 £18.92 £14.00
25th Percentile £34.54 £29.88 £14.28
Median hourly rate £43.34 £48.15 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +167.50% -55.00%
75th Percentile £46.88 £51.58 £24.75
90th Percentile £48.00 £53.63 £48.00
England median hourly rate £28.68 £25.05 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.50% -16.52% +8.64%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 -8 29 £425 -15.00% 32
Leicestershire 0 28 £350 +8.53% 35
Northamptonshire -11 12 £325 -7.14% 13
Derbyshire - 9 £450 - 22
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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 48 (59.26%) SQL
2 34 (41.98%) Azure
3 33 (40.74%) .NET
4 32 (39.51%) Microsoft
5 30 (37.04%) C#
6 26 (32.10%) T-SQL
7 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
8 21 (25.93%) HTML
8 21 (25.93%) CSS
9 19 (23.46%) ETL
10 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (22.22%) MVC
11 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
12 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (17.28%) Windows
13 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
13 14 (17.28%) Oracle
14 13 (16.05%) Migration
14 13 (16.05%) .NET Framework
14 13 (16.05%) jQuery
14 13 (16.05%) DevOps
15 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (14.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
17 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (12.35%) MySQL
17 10 (12.35%) Power BI
17 10 (12.35%) Power Platform

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 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.17%) JBoss
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.47%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Appian
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.47%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Exchequer
2 2 (2.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (41.98%) Azure
2 10 (12.35%) Power Platform
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (11.11%) SaaS
4 8 (9.88%) PaaS
5 7 (8.64%) IaaS
6 5 (6.17%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (4.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (4.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (4.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 3 (3.70%) AWS
8 3 (3.70%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (3.70%) NuGet
9 2 (2.47%) Azure App Service
9 2 (2.47%) Azure Event Grid
9 2 (2.47%) Azure Functions
9 2 (2.47%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (2.47%) GitHub
9 2 (2.47%) Serverless
10 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) Firewall
2 6 (7.41%) MPLS
3 5 (6.17%) Skype
3 5 (6.17%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) DHCP
4 4 (4.94%) DNS
4 4 (4.94%) PBX
4 4 (4.94%) SD-WAN
4 4 (4.94%) VoIP
4 4 (4.94%) VPN
4 4 (4.94%) Wireless
5 3 (3.70%) Internet
6 2 (2.47%) Network Security
6 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 1 (1.23%) HTTP
7 1 (1.23%) LAN
7 1 (1.23%) MQTT
7 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (14.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.35%) MySQL
4 10 (12.35%) Power BI
4 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.64%) Data Lake
7 6 (7.41%) DB2
8 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (4.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.94%) SAP HANA
9 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.47%) MS Access
11 2 (2.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.70%) Subversion
4 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Gatling
5 1 (1.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.23%) JMeter
5 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.23%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.23%) WebPageTest
General
1 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Automotive
4 3 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Law
5 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Architect
3 12 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 11 (13.58%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Applications Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.17%) DBA
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Azure Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Azure Architect
10 3 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) .NET
2 21 (25.93%) CSS
2 21 (25.93%) HTML
3 14 (17.28%) ASP.NET
4 13 (16.05%) .NET Framework
4 13 (16.05%) jQuery
5 10 (12.35%) .NET Core
6 8 (9.88%) Middleware
7 7 (8.64%) Web Services
8 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (7.41%) HTML5
8 6 (7.41%) REST
9 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (6.17%) RESTful
10 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.94%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.94%) SAP Basis
10 4 (4.94%) Sass
10 4 (4.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
3 4 (4.94%) PKI
3 4 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Unix
4 4 (4.94%) AIX
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ETL
2 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (22.22%) MVC
3 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) DevOps
4 13 (16.05%) Migration
5 9 (11.11%) Full Stack Development
5 9 (11.11%) High Availability
5 9 (11.11%) OOP
5 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (9.88%) ITIL
6 8 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.64%) Data Protection
7 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.41%) Microservices
8 6 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (59.26%) SQL
2 30 (37.04%) C#
3 26 (32.10%) T-SQL
4 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (4.94%) Python
7 2 (2.47%) Java
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.47%) R
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) JCL
8 1 (1.23%) Jython
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) GDPR
2 4 (4.94%) COBIT
2 4 (4.94%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Docker
3 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.47%) Control-M
3 1 (1.23%) Grafana
3 1 (1.23%) Kibana
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) Oracle
3 8 (9.88%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) Databricks
5 5 (6.17%) SAP
6 4 (4.94%) Citrix
6 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.94%) Software AG
7 3 (3.70%) IBM
7 3 (3.70%) Teradata
7 3 (3.70%) VMware
8 2 (2.47%) CommVault
8 2 (2.47%) HP
8 2 (2.47%) Siemens
8 2 (2.47%) Workday
9 1 (1.23%) Cadence
9 1 (1.23%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.23%) Google
9 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds