The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 April 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)
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 79 170 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.76% 11.09% 10.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.70% 46.07% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 132 91
Median daily rate £325 £380 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £349
% change year-on-year -2.77% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.09 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.08% -23.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +63.04% -29.23%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 266 369 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 26.13% 24.07% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 281 279
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.08% -25.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 123 (63.73%) SQL
2 84 (43.52%) .NET
3 74 (38.34%) C#
4 67 (34.72%) ASP.NET
5 65 (33.68%) Microsoft
6 62 (32.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (31.61%) MVC
8 56 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (29.02%) T-SQL
9 44 (22.80%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (22.28%) JavaScript
10 43 (22.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 40 (20.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 35 (18.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 34 (17.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (17.62%) Oracle
13 34 (17.62%) Windows
14 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 31 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (15.54%) ETL
17 29 (15.03%) .NET Framework
18 27 (13.99%) AngularJS
19 26 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 25 (12.95%) Entity Framework
21 22 (11.40%) CSS
22 19 (9.84%) Finance
22 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
23 18 (9.33%) VMware
24 17 (8.81%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 14 (7.25%) CMS
2 8 (4.15%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (4.15%) Umbraco
3 7 (3.63%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.59%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.59%) IIS
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.04%) Apache
9 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.52%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.52%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (2.59%) LAN
1 5 (2.59%) WAN
2 3 (1.55%) VPN
3 2 (1.04%) BGP
3 2 (1.04%) DHCP
3 2 (1.04%) DNS
3 2 (1.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.04%) HTTP
3 2 (1.04%) SAN
3 2 (1.04%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (32.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (22.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (20.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (18.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 31 (16.06%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.15%) Power BI
8 8 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.11%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.59%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.07%) OLAP
13 3 (1.55%) Big Data
13 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.55%) QlikView
13 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.15%) Grunt
3 8 (4.15%) gulp
3 8 (4.15%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.07%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.04%) JMeter
5 2 (1.04%) JUnit
5 2 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.04%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) MSTest
6 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) YouTrack
General
1 19 (9.84%) Finance
2 9 (4.66%) Retail
3 8 (4.15%) Back Office
4 7 (3.63%) Publishing
5 5 (2.59%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (63.21%) Developer
2 59 (30.57%) .NET Developer
3 52 (26.94%) SQL Developer
4 30 (15.54%) C# Developer
5 25 (12.95%) SSIS Developer
6 23 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (10.36%) DBA
8 17 (8.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (8.81%) T-SQL Developer
9 15 (7.77%) SQL DBA
10 14 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (7.25%) Senior Developer
11 13 (6.74%) ETL Developer
11 13 (6.74%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (6.22%) Administrator
13 10 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
14 9 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (4.66%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (43.52%) .NET
2 67 (34.72%) ASP.NET
3 34 (17.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 29 (15.03%) .NET Framework
6 27 (13.99%) AngularJS
7 25 (12.95%) Entity Framework
8 22 (11.40%) CSS
9 15 (7.77%) HTML
10 13 (6.74%) jQuery
10 13 (6.74%) Web Services
11 9 (4.66%) LESS
11 9 (4.66%) XML
12 8 (4.15%) MDX
12 8 (4.15%) MSMQ
12 8 (4.15%) Sass
12 8 (4.15%) SignalR
13 7 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (3.11%) Angular 2
14 6 (3.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.11%) Replication
3 5 (2.59%) iSeries
4 4 (2.07%) NHS
5 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.55%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) Clustering
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.04%) Fintech
6 2 (1.04%) iPad
6 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) RIA
7 1 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.62%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.22%) Linux
4 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.15%) Unix
6 4 (2.07%) Solaris
6 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.61%) MVC
2 56 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.80%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (15.54%) ETL
5 16 (8.29%) Scrum
5 16 (8.29%) SOLID
6 14 (7.25%) TDD
7 13 (6.74%) OO
7 13 (6.74%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.22%) ITIL
9 11 (5.70%) Data Modelling
9 11 (5.70%) E-Commerce
10 10 (5.18%) Kimball Methodology
10 10 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.66%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.66%) Project Management
11 9 (4.66%) SOA
12 8 (4.15%) Analytics
12 8 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 123 (63.73%) SQL
2 74 (38.34%) C#
3 56 (29.02%) T-SQL
4 43 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.15%) TypeScript
6 6 (3.11%) Java
6 6 (3.11%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.04%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) R
8 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.04%) VB
8 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.04%) VBA
8 2 (1.04%) XAML
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.52%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 13 (6.74%) Degree
2 5 (2.59%) CCDA
2 5 (2.59%) CCIE
2 5 (2.59%) CCNA
2 5 (2.59%) CCNP
2 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.07%) ISEB
3 4 (2.07%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.07%) IFRS
2 4 (2.07%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.11%) SCCM
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (2.07%) SCOM
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.62%) Oracle
3 18 (9.33%) VMware
4 14 (7.25%) Cisco
5 12 (6.22%) Sitecore
6 9 (4.66%) Avaya
7 5 (2.59%) Cognos
7 5 (2.59%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.59%) Tableau
7 5 (2.59%) Veeam
8 4 (2.07%) Dell
8 4 (2.07%) HP
9 3 (1.55%) IDERA
9 3 (1.55%) RedGate
10 2 (1.04%) Apple
10 2 (1.04%) EMC
10 2 (1.04%) Symantec
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix
11 1 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Market Rate
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