The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% 7.48% 1.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 40.74% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +33.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Halifax with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 3 27 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 4.23% 18.37% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 21
Median daily rate £428 £375 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -17.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £290 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £466 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Halifax

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Halifax

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 Halifax region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports Writer
3 1 (14.29%) Report Writer
3 1 (14.29%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) BPMN
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Data Security
2 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle