Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 105 71 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.68% 9.65% 9.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.38% 36.79% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 43 123
10th Percentile £274 £251 £281
25th Percentile £313 £297 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.53%
75th Percentile £486 £400 £438
90th Percentile £549 £523 £500
England median daily rate £500 £473 £433
% change year-on-year +5.82% +9.25% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile " " £19.55
25th Percentile £41.67 " £23.38
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £31.50
75th Percentile £46.67 " £40.38
90th Percentile " " £44.65
England median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £29.96
% change year-on-year +27.14% +16.82% +12.42%

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 260 193 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.55% 26.22% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 121 277
10th Percentile £304 £250 £275
25th Percentile £363 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £370 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.62% -7.50% -
75th Percentile £530 £438 £500
90th Percentile £598 £525 £560
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
10th Percentile " £16.78 £13.87
25th Percentile £41.67 £23.56 £14.39
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.14% +101.39% -55.00%
75th Percentile £46.67 £50.06 £36.12
90th Percentile " £57.53 £48.50
England median hourly rate £38.29 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +36.74% +5.66% -10.17%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -11 39 £425 +13.33% 40
Leicestershire -3 32 £350 +7.69% 40
Northamptonshire -14 16 £400 +14.29% 10
Derbyshire +3 14 £438 -2.78% 11
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 59 (56.19%) SQL
2 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 37 (35.24%) Azure
4 34 (32.38%) C#
4 34 (32.38%) .NET
5 31 (29.52%) Social Skills
6 30 (28.57%) Windows
7 29 (27.62%) T-SQL
8 27 (25.71%) Oracle
8 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (24.76%) Migration
10 24 (22.86%) JavaScript
11 23 (21.90%) ETL
12 21 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
14 19 (18.10%) HTML
15 18 (17.14%) MySQL
15 18 (17.14%) CSS
15 18 (17.14%) Windows Server
15 18 (17.14%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (15.24%) MVC
17 16 (15.24%) Unix
17 16 (15.24%) SaaS
17 16 (15.24%) PaaS
17 16 (15.24%) High Availability
18 15 (14.29%) Microsoft 365

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 11 (10.48%) JBoss
1 11 (10.48%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.52%) NetWeaver
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.90%) CMS
5 2 (1.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
6 1 (0.95%) Appian
6 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.95%) SAS
6 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.76%) Siemens NX
2 2 (1.90%) Simulink
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.86%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.24%) Azure
2 16 (15.24%) PaaS
2 16 (15.24%) SaaS
3 15 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (12.38%) IaaS
5 10 (9.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 10 (9.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (9.52%) Power Platform
6 9 (8.57%) AWS
7 5 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (4.76%) GCP
8 4 (3.81%) Serverless
9 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.86%) Azure Logic Apps
9 3 (2.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.90%) Azure Event Grid
10 2 (1.90%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.90%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) MPLS
2 12 (11.43%) Firewall
3 11 (10.48%) DNS
3 11 (10.48%) Skype
3 11 (10.48%) VPN
3 11 (10.48%) WAN
4 10 (9.52%) DHCP
4 10 (9.52%) PBX
4 10 (9.52%) SD-WAN
4 10 (9.52%) VoIP
4 10 (9.52%) Wireless
5 5 (4.76%) Network Security
6 2 (1.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) BGP
7 1 (0.95%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.95%) HTTP
7 1 (0.95%) Internet
7 1 (0.95%) OSPF
7 1 (0.95%) RIP
7 1 (0.95%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (17.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (17.14%) MySQL
3 17 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 11 (10.48%) DB2
6 11 (10.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (9.52%) Power BI
7 10 (9.52%) SAP HANA
8 8 (7.62%) Data Lake
9 6 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (5.71%) RDBMS
9 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (3.81%) MS Access
12 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.95%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.95%) Gatling
5 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) JMeter
5 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.95%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.95%) WebPageTest
General
1 31 (29.52%) Social Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Finance
3 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.76%) Automotive
5 4 (3.81%) Banking
6 3 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Billing
7 2 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Law
8 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.95%) Legal
8 1 (0.95%) Marketing
8 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (47.62%) Developer
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.48%) SQL Developer
5 10 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (8.57%) Designer
6 9 (8.57%) Solutions Designer
7 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Designer
7 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.62%) IT Architect
7 8 (7.62%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) DBA
8 7 (6.67%) SQL DBA
9 6 (5.71%) Applications Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) .NET
2 19 (18.10%) HTML
3 18 (17.14%) CSS
4 15 (14.29%) Middleware
5 13 (12.38%) .NET Core
5 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET
5 13 (12.38%) jQuery
6 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
7 10 (9.52%) SAP Basis
8 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (7.62%) Web Services
9 6 (5.71%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.71%) RESTful
9 6 (5.71%) WCF
10 5 (4.76%) HTML5
11 4 (3.81%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.81%) REST
11 4 (3.81%) WPF
12 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Public Cloud
2 10 (9.52%) PKI
3 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.71%) NHS
4 5 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.81%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.95%) Derivative
7 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Windows
2 18 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.24%) Unix
4 15 (14.29%) Linux
5 10 (9.52%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Android
6 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.76%) Migration
3 23 (21.90%) ETL
4 21 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (15.24%) High Availability
6 16 (15.24%) MVC
7 15 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 15 (14.29%) DevOps
7 15 (14.29%) ITIL
8 14 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (10.48%) Microservices
10 11 (10.48%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (10.48%) Storage Management
11 10 (9.52%) Decision-Making
11 10 (9.52%) Due Diligence
11 10 (9.52%) Identity Management
11 10 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
11 10 (9.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 59 (56.19%) SQL
2 34 (32.38%) C#
3 29 (27.62%) T-SQL
4 24 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (3.81%) Python
7 3 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (1.90%) Korn
8 2 (1.90%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.95%) Java
9 1 (0.95%) JCL
9 1 (0.95%) Jython
9 1 (0.95%) R
9 1 (0.95%) Scala
9 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.86%) CCNA
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.86%) MCSA
3 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) GDPR
2 10 (9.52%) COBIT
2 10 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.67%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.81%) QA
5 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.43%) Docker
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) NFS
4 1 (0.95%) pfSense
4 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (0.95%) Ansible
3 1 (0.95%) CloudForms
3 1 (0.95%) Grafana
3 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.95%) Kibana
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) Terraform
3 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.71%) Oracle
3 15 (14.29%) Cisco
4 13 (12.38%) SAP
5 10 (9.52%) Citrix
5 10 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 10 (9.52%) Software AG
6 7 (6.67%) Databricks
7 5 (4.76%) Siemens
8 4 (3.81%) VMware
9 3 (2.86%) CommVault
9 3 (2.86%) HP
9 3 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.86%) Teradata
10 2 (1.90%) Google
10 2 (1.90%) Workday
11 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.95%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds