Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 263 261 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.61% 8.84% 9.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.62% 40.78% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 180 219
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £264 £250 £150
90th Percentile £515 £500 £451
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
East Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.65% -15.00% +354.55%
10th Percentile £17.00 £26.10 £41.70
90th Percentile £30.80 £46.67 £67.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% +41.51%

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 530 640 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.42% 21.67% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 374 429
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £219
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £488 £475 £447
% change year-on-year +2.63% +6.26% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 13
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £15.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -68.50% +210.75%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.65 £16.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.88 £64.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £29.82
% change year-on-year +9.38% +7.33% +8.42%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +11 91 £375 +15.38% 15
Leicestershire +10 76 £370 +12.12% 14
Nottinghamshire -5 54 £400 +3.23% 24
Derbyshire +6 26 £313 -14.38% 5
Lincolnshire -1 6 £350 +34.62% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 142 (53.99%) SQL
2 96 (36.50%) C#
3 90 (34.22%) .NET
3 90 (34.22%) Microsoft
4 87 (33.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (26.24%) Windows
7 62 (23.57%) JavaScript
8 53 (20.15%) MVC
9 51 (19.39%) HTML
10 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 45 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 45 (17.11%) Oracle
12 44 (16.73%) T-SQL
12 44 (16.73%) ASP.NET
12 44 (16.73%) CSS
13 42 (15.97%) Finance
14 40 (15.21%) AngularJS
15 39 (14.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 38 (14.45%) jQuery
16 38 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
17 36 (13.69%) Retail
17 36 (13.69%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (12.17%) Security Cleared
19 31 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (11.41%) .NET Framework
20 30 (11.41%) ETL
21 28 (10.65%) Web Services
21 28 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 28 (10.65%) SC Cleared

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 19 (7.22%) IIS
2 7 (2.66%) Apache
2 7 (2.66%) CMS
2 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.52%) Appian
4 3 (1.14%) Documentum
4 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.76%) JBoss
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) CICS
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) DNN
6 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.38%) Kentico
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.18%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.52%) Office 365
6 3 (1.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.76%) Boomi
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.38%) GitHub
8 1 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.32%) Internet
2 12 (4.56%) SAN
3 11 (4.18%) Firewall
4 8 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.66%) DHCP
5 7 (2.66%) DNS
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.52%) VPN
7 3 (1.14%) Modbus
8 2 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.76%) LAN
8 2 (0.76%) MPLS
8 2 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.76%) Skype
8 2 (0.76%) WAN
8 2 (0.76%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.38%) Intranet
9 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (33.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (13.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 28 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (10.27%) Relational Database
6 22 (8.37%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (5.32%) Oracle Database
10 13 (4.94%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (4.18%) Power BI
12 9 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (3.04%) DTS
14 7 (2.66%) DB2
14 7 (2.66%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (2.28%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 39 (14.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.18%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.04%) Selenium
6 6 (2.28%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.90%) JMeter
7 5 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.52%) JIRA
8 4 (1.52%) Maven
8 4 (1.52%) NUnit
8 4 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.14%) ERwin
9 3 (1.14%) MbUnit
9 3 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.14%) MSTest
10 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.76%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.76%) Xcode
General
1 42 (15.97%) Finance
2 36 (13.69%) Retail
3 7 (2.66%) Banking
4 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.52%) Law
6 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Military
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 138 (52.47%) Developer
2 58 (22.05%) .NET Developer
3 49 (18.63%) C# Developer
4 39 (14.83%) SQL Developer
5 33 (12.55%) Analyst
6 30 (11.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (7.60%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.08%) Architect
9 14 (5.32%) DBA
10 13 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 11 (4.18%) SQL DBA
11 11 (4.18%) Web Developer
12 10 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.42%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
14 8 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (3.04%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (3.04%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (3.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (34.22%) .NET
2 51 (19.39%) HTML
3 45 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 44 (16.73%) ASP.NET
4 44 (16.73%) CSS
5 40 (15.21%) AngularJS
6 38 (14.45%) jQuery
7 30 (11.41%) .NET Framework
8 28 (10.65%) Web Services
9 22 (8.37%) HTML5
10 21 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (7.60%) WCF
12 18 (6.84%) WinForms
12 18 (6.84%) XML
13 17 (6.46%) .NET Core
13 17 (6.46%) CSS3
13 17 (6.46%) Entity Framework
13 17 (6.46%) Node.js
13 17 (6.46%) WPF
14 14 (5.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.42%) EPoS
4 8 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.04%) Robotics
5 7 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (2.66%) NHS
6 3 (1.14%) Clustering
6 3 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.24%) Windows
2 26 (9.89%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.18%) Linux
4 5 (1.90%) Unix
5 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.76%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (20.15%) MVC
3 30 (11.41%) ETL
4 23 (8.75%) DevOps
4 23 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (7.98%) ITIL
7 18 (6.84%) Data Modelling
7 18 (6.84%) Migration
7 18 (6.84%) Web Development
8 16 (6.08%) Computer Science
8 16 (6.08%) ITIL V3
9 15 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.70%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (5.70%) Microservices
10 14 (5.32%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (5.32%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.94%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.94%) ITSM
12 12 (4.56%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 142 (53.99%) SQL
2 96 (36.50%) C#
3 62 (23.57%) JavaScript
4 44 (16.73%) T-SQL
5 26 (9.89%) PL/SQL
6 25 (9.51%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.46%) Java
8 5 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.90%) VBScript
9 4 (1.52%) C++
9 4 (1.52%) Groovy
9 4 (1.52%) Python
9 4 (1.52%) VB
9 4 (1.52%) XAML
9 4 (1.52%) XPath
10 3 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.14%) Java 8
11 2 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.08%) Degree
4 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.28%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.52%) CCNA
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.52%) MCP
9 3 (1.14%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.14%) CCNP
9 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.14%) MCDBA
9 3 (1.14%) MCSE
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.38%) MCITP
11 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.76%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.76%) PMO
3 2 (0.76%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.18%) Docker
4 9 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.04%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.76%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.38%) HDFS
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) Squid
9 1 (0.38%) Varnish
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (6.46%) Control-M
2 10 (3.80%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.28%) SCCM
4 5 (1.90%) Ansible
5 4 (1.52%) Nessus
5 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.52%) Terraform
6 3 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.14%) Nagios
6 3 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.76%) SCOM
7 2 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.38%) Cacti
8 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.38%) WMI
8 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.11%) Oracle
3 22 (8.37%) VMware
4 9 (3.42%) Cisco
4 9 (3.42%) Informatica
4 9 (3.42%) Remedy
5 8 (3.04%) BMC
6 7 (2.66%) HP
6 7 (2.66%) SAP
7 6 (2.28%) Citrix
7 6 (2.28%) Netezza
7 6 (2.28%) Teradata
8 5 (1.90%) IBM
8 5 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.52%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.52%) Brocade
9 4 (1.52%) Dell
9 4 (1.52%) GFI Software
10 3 (1.14%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (1.14%) Tableau