Period
to 21 July 2017

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 6 months to 21 July 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)
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 13 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 158 316 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.29% 10.63% 14.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.83% 43.83% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 244 314
Leeds median daily rate £340 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +11.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £266 £300 £263
90th Percentile £413 £450 £420
West Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Leeds median hourly rate £19.00 £15.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.22% -17.32% -36.21%
10th Percentile £17.30 £14.43 £14.55
90th Percentile £24.50 £15.96 £28.20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.30 £18.00
% change year-on-year +24.22% -15.03% -37.93%

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 548 721 875
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 25.29% 24.25% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 527 616
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £263
90th Percentile £507 £525 £488
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Leeds median hourly rate £19.00 £15.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.22% -17.32% -36.21%
10th Percentile £17.30 £14.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.50 £15.96 £37.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £16.09 £18.50
% change year-on-year +18.09% -13.03% -36.21%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 21 July 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 21 July 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.

1 102 (64.56%) SQL
2 84 (53.16%) .NET
3 78 (49.37%) C#
4 63 (39.87%) ASP.NET
5 52 (32.91%) T-SQL
6 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (28.48%) MVC
7 45 (28.48%) Microsoft
8 37 (23.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (20.89%) JavaScript
10 28 (17.72%) Oracle
10 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (15.19%) HTML
12 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 23 (14.56%) ETL
14 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
14 22 (13.92%) Windows
14 22 (13.92%) .NET Framework
15 21 (13.29%) XML
15 21 (13.29%) AngularJS
15 21 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (12.66%) jQuery
17 19 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (12.03%) Sitecore
18 18 (11.39%) Software Engineering
18 18 (11.39%) Web Services
19 16 (10.13%) Data Warehouse

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 13 (8.23%) CMS
2 11 (6.96%) IIS
2 11 (6.96%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.80%) Apache Solr
4 6 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.53%) SAS
7 3 (1.90%) JBoss
7 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.27%) Apache
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Force.com
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.70%) DNS
2 7 (4.43%) Firewall
2 7 (4.43%) LAN
2 7 (4.43%) WAN
3 6 (3.80%) DHCP
4 5 (3.16%) Internet
4 5 (3.16%) VLAN
4 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.90%) HTTP
5 3 (1.90%) LDAP
5 3 (1.90%) NAS
6 2 (1.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.63%) BGP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
7 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (23.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (15.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (7.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (6.33%) MySQL
9 8 (5.06%) DB2
9 8 (5.06%) Power BI
10 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (4.43%) OLAP
11 6 (3.80%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.80%) NoSQL
11 6 (3.80%) Relational Database
12 5 (3.16%) MOLAP
12 5 (3.16%) MS Access
12 5 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (3.16%) ROLAP
12 5 (3.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.16%) gulp
5 3 (1.90%) JMeter
5 3 (1.90%) JUnit
5 3 (1.90%) Selenium
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.27%) Grunt
6 2 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.63%) Ant
7 1 (0.63%) GCC
7 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.63%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.63%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (5.06%) Retail
2 6 (3.80%) Finance
3 5 (3.16%) Marketing
4 4 (2.53%) Publishing
5 3 (1.90%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (65.19%) Developer
2 58 (36.71%) .NET Developer
3 39 (24.68%) C# Developer
4 33 (20.89%) SQL Developer
5 32 (20.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (12.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (10.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (9.49%) T-SQL Developer
10 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
11 12 (7.59%) ETL Developer
11 12 (7.59%) SSAS Developer
12 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 11 (6.96%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (6.96%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (6.33%) SSIS Developer
14 9 (5.70%) Administrator
14 9 (5.70%) Senior SQL Developer
15 8 (5.06%) SQL BI Developer
16 7 (4.43%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (53.16%) .NET
2 63 (39.87%) ASP.NET
3 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 24 (15.19%) HTML
4 23 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (13.92%) .NET Framework
6 21 (13.29%) AngularJS
6 21 (13.29%) XML
7 20 (12.66%) jQuery
8 18 (11.39%) Web Services
9 16 (10.13%) CSS
10 11 (6.96%) MDX
11 10 (6.33%) Entity Framework
12 9 (5.70%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (5.06%) Ajax
14 7 (4.43%) SOAP
15 4 (2.53%) J2EE
15 4 (2.53%) REST
15 4 (2.53%) WCF
16 3 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.16%) User Experience
3 3 (1.90%) Replication
3 3 (1.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.27%) Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.27%) iPad
4 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.63%) iSeries
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Windows
2 8 (5.06%) Linux
3 6 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.48%) MVC
3 25 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (14.56%) ETL
5 18 (11.39%) Software Engineering
6 15 (9.49%) E-Commerce
7 14 (8.86%) Scrum
8 13 (8.23%) Web Development
9 12 (7.59%) SOA
9 12 (7.59%) SOLID
10 11 (6.96%) TDD
11 10 (6.33%) Migration
11 10 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (6.33%) Project Management
12 9 (5.70%) Analytics
12 9 (5.70%) Front End Development
12 9 (5.70%) ITIL
12 9 (5.70%) Kimball Methodology
13 8 (5.06%) ETL Development
13 8 (5.06%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 102 (64.56%) SQL
2 78 (49.37%) C#
3 52 (32.91%) T-SQL
4 33 (20.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.80%) Java
6 5 (3.16%) Delphi
7 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.53%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.90%) C++
8 3 (1.90%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.27%) VB6
9 2 (1.27%) VBA
9 2 (1.27%) XAML
10 1 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.63%) CCDA
4 1 (0.63%) CCIE
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
4 1 (0.63%) CCNP
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.63%) MCP
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 45 (28.48%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.72%) Oracle
3 19 (12.03%) Sitecore
4 7 (4.43%) VMware
5 5 (3.16%) Cisco
5 5 (3.16%) IBM
6 4 (2.53%) HP
6 4 (2.53%) NetApp
6 4 (2.53%) SAP
6 4 (2.53%) Tableau
7 3 (1.90%) EMC
7 3 (1.90%) F5
7 3 (1.90%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) Veeam
9 1 (0.63%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.63%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.63%) Imperva
9 1 (0.63%) RedGate
9 1 (0.63%) Splunk
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