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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.00% 7.45% 8.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 50.00% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Median daily rate £310 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +14.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

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 12 14 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 16.00% 14.89% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 28
Median daily rate £310 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -14.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Halifax over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Halifax

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Halifax

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 5 (35.71%) Data Management
4 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (21.43%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security
6 3 (21.43%) IaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (21.43%) QlikView
6 3 (21.43%) BPMN
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
6 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) PaaS

SQL Server
Top Related 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 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (21.43%) QlikView
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) WCF Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Data Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports Writer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Report Writer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SSRS Report Writer
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) MDX
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Data Management
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) BPMN
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Data Security
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (21.43%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) VB6
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle