Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 243 293 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.47% 9.41% 7.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.05% 45.57% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 213 153
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -3.35%
10th Percentile £260 £235 £201
90th Percentile £445 £462 £510
England median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year +6.12% +3.35% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
East Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +354.55% -38.03%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +23.00%

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 592 643 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.63% 20.64% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 407 433
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £251
90th Percentile £538 £500 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +210.75% -25.16%
10th Percentile £14.06 £14.55 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.50 £58.50 £28.60
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.07%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -4 68 £363 +6.62% 58
Northamptonshire -6 58 £388 +15.67% 56
Leicestershire -5 57 £315 - 51
Derbyshire +13 42 £375 - 27
Lincolnshire -6 4 - - 7
Rutland - 2 £381 - 1
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 146 (60.08%) SQL
2 112 (46.09%) C#
3 110 (45.27%) .NET
4 97 (39.92%) Microsoft
5 73 (30.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (21.81%) HTML
7 53 (21.81%) JavaScript
7 53 (21.81%) ASP.NET
8 50 (20.58%) Windows
9 48 (19.75%) Oracle
10 46 (18.93%) MVC
11 45 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 45 (18.52%) T-SQL
12 44 (18.11%) Visual Studio
13 43 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (17.28%) CSS
15 36 (14.81%) jQuery
16 34 (13.99%) PowerShell
16 34 (13.99%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
17 33 (13.58%) Retail
18 32 (13.17%) ETL
19 31 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (12.76%) .NET Framework
19 31 (12.76%) Relational Database
19 31 (12.76%) AngularJS
20 30 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
20 30 (12.35%) SharePoint
21 28 (11.52%) Power BI

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 30 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.76%) K2 blackpearl
3 12 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (4.12%) IIS
5 6 (2.47%) CMS
6 5 (2.06%) Apache
6 5 (2.06%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.65%) JBoss
7 4 (1.65%) SAS
7 4 (1.65%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.23%) Confluence
8 3 (1.23%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) CICS
9 2 (0.82%) DNN
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) HipChat
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Retail-J
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) Demantra
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.65%) Office 365
3 4 (1.65%) PaaS
4 2 (0.82%) npm
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Scribe Online
5 1 (0.41%) Serverless
5 1 (0.41%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.29%) DNS
3 7 (2.88%) Firewall
3 7 (2.88%) LAN
3 7 (2.88%) SAN
4 6 (2.47%) DHCP
5 5 (2.06%) Internet
5 5 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (2.06%) SMS
6 4 (1.65%) WAN
7 3 (1.23%) Intranet
7 3 (1.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.82%) DDNS
8 2 (0.82%) FTP
8 2 (0.82%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.82%) NAS
8 2 (0.82%) Skype
8 2 (0.82%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) Modbus
9 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (30.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 45 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (12.76%) Relational Database
4 30 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (11.52%) Power BI
6 21 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (7.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (6.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (4.94%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (4.53%) Data Mart
12 9 (3.70%) Big Data
12 9 (3.70%) Hadoop
12 9 (3.70%) MySQL
13 8 (3.29%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.88%) Redis
15 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database
16 5 (2.06%) QlikView
17 4 (1.65%) Impala
Development Applications
1 44 (18.11%) Visual Studio
2 33 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.06%) JIRA
6 5 (2.06%) NUnit
6 5 (2.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.06%) Toad
7 4 (1.65%) Maven
7 4 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.65%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.65%) Subversion
8 3 (1.23%) MSTest
8 3 (1.23%) Selenium
9 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.82%) JUnit
9 2 (0.82%) Moq
9 2 (0.82%) webpack
9 2 (0.82%) WebStorm
General
1 33 (13.58%) Retail
2 23 (9.47%) Finance
3 9 (3.70%) Legal
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Automotive
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 152 (62.55%) Developer
2 53 (21.81%) .NET Developer
3 49 (20.16%) C# Developer
4 32 (13.17%) SQL Developer
5 28 (11.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (9.88%) Analyst
7 14 (5.76%) DBA
8 13 (5.35%) Architect
8 13 (5.35%) SQL DBA
8 13 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 11 (4.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.53%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) SQL Server Developer
11 10 (4.12%) C# Software Developer
11 10 (4.12%) C# Software Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (45.27%) .NET
2 53 (21.81%) ASP.NET
2 53 (21.81%) HTML
3 42 (17.28%) CSS
4 36 (14.81%) jQuery
5 34 (13.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (12.76%) .NET Framework
6 31 (12.76%) AngularJS
7 26 (10.70%) HTML5
8 22 (9.05%) CSS3
9 20 (8.23%) WCF
9 20 (8.23%) Web Services
10 18 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (7.00%) Entity Framework
12 15 (6.17%) MDX
12 15 (6.17%) React
13 14 (5.76%) WinForms
14 13 (5.35%) Node.js
14 13 (5.35%) REST
15 12 (4.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.65%) FMCG
4 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.65%) NHS
5 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.23%) Clustering
5 3 (1.23%) EPoS
5 3 (1.23%) Fintech
6 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.41%) LLPG
7 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.58%) Windows
2 20 (8.23%) Linux
3 15 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (5.35%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.94%) Unix
6 7 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.65%) VMS
7 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.82%) zOS
10 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.93%) MVC
3 43 (17.70%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.17%) ETL
5 22 (9.05%) E-Commerce
6 20 (8.23%) Scrum
7 16 (6.58%) Unit Testing
8 15 (6.17%) Analytics
8 15 (6.17%) DevOps
8 15 (6.17%) Migration
9 13 (5.35%) Web Development
10 12 (4.94%) Change Management
10 12 (4.94%) Microservices
10 12 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (4.94%) TDD
10 12 (4.94%) Visualisation
11 11 (4.53%) SOA
11 11 (4.53%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 146 (60.08%) SQL
2 112 (46.09%) C#
3 53 (21.81%) JavaScript
4 45 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 34 (13.99%) PowerShell
6 22 (9.05%) PL/SQL
7 18 (7.41%) Java
8 11 (4.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (2.47%) VBA
10 5 (2.06%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.06%) VB
10 5 (2.06%) XMLA
11 4 (1.65%) PHP
11 4 (1.65%) Scala
11 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.23%) Python
12 3 (1.23%) VBScript
13 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.82%) C
13 2 (0.82%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.29%) Degree
2 7 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (2.88%) Master's Degree
3 6 (2.47%) MCSE
3 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) CEH
6 2 (0.82%) HND
6 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.82%) MCSA
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) CCNP
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) MBCS
7 1 (0.41%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.70%) GDPR
2 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.23%) PMO
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.35%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.65%) Docker
5 3 (1.23%) vSphere
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.82%) XenApp
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.88%) SCCM
3 4 (1.65%) Ansible
4 3 (1.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.82%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.41%) logstash
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.41%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 97 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 48 (19.75%) Oracle
3 21 (8.64%) SAP
4 10 (4.12%) VMware
5 7 (2.88%) Citrix
6 6 (2.47%) Tableau
7 5 (2.06%) Cisco
7 5 (2.06%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.06%) HP
8 4 (1.65%) Micro Focus
9 3 (1.23%) Dell
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.82%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.82%) Google
10 2 (0.82%) IBM
10 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.82%) Veeam
10 2 (0.82%) Veritas
11 1 (0.41%) Infoblox
11 1 (0.41%) Sitecore