Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 208 242 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.31% 9.57% 11.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.49% 37.23% 46.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 180 298
Leeds median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +12.00%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £475 £469 £518
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Leeds median hourly rate - £13.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.55% -25.92%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -28.21% -13.33%

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 Leeds with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 603 650 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 27.00% 25.69% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 449 553
Leeds median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +14.50%
10th Percentile £305 £296 £281
90th Percentile £543 £538 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Leeds median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.14% +9.38%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +9.38%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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.

1 142 (68.27%) SQL
2 85 (40.87%) .NET
3 81 (38.94%) T-SQL
3 81 (38.94%) C#
4 77 (37.02%) Microsoft
5 76 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (35.58%) ASP.NET
7 71 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 60 (28.85%) MVC
9 51 (24.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 50 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (20.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 38 (18.27%) JavaScript
14 35 (16.83%) TDD
14 35 (16.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (15.87%) HTML
16 32 (15.38%) Data Modelling
17 30 (14.42%) Performance Tuning
17 30 (14.42%) Tableau
18 28 (13.46%) ETL
18 28 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (12.98%) CSS
19 27 (12.98%) Scrum
19 27 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (12.02%) E-Commerce
20 25 (12.02%) Data Integration
21 24 (11.54%) Git (software)
21 24 (11.54%) .NET Framework
22 23 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 18 (8.65%) CMS
1 18 (8.65%) SharePoint
1 18 (8.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 13 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (5.29%) SAS
4 10 (4.81%) Apache Solr
4 10 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.88%) IIS
6 6 (2.88%) JBoss
6 6 (2.88%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.40%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.44%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.44%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.96%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.96%) Kentico
10 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.40%) InfoPath
1 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.44%) GitHub
4 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) Skype
2 3 (1.44%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.96%) LAN
3 2 (0.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.48%) DMVPN
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) HSRP
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) IPsec
4 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.48%) MPLS
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) VLAN
4 1 (0.48%) VPLS
4 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 51 (24.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (20.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (9.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (7.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (5.77%) NoSQL
10 11 (5.29%) MongoDB
10 11 (5.29%) Power BI
10 11 (5.29%) QlikView
11 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (4.81%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.88%) MOLAP
12 6 (2.88%) OLAP
12 6 (2.88%) ROLAP
12 6 (2.88%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 6 (2.88%) Star Schema
13 5 (2.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 23 (11.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 17 (8.17%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.92%) JIRA
7 4 (1.92%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.92%) Subversion
8 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.96%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.96%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.96%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.96%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.96%) Selenium
9 2 (0.96%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.48%) gulp
10 1 (0.48%) Mockito
General
1 22 (10.58%) Finance
2 5 (2.40%) Banking
2 5 (2.40%) Marketing
3 4 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Advertising
4 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 153 (73.56%) Developer
2 66 (31.73%) .NET Developer
2 66 (31.73%) SQL Developer
3 41 (19.71%) C# Developer
4 39 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
6 24 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (11.06%) T-SQL Developer
8 21 (10.10%) Senior Developer
9 19 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 18 (8.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (8.65%) SQL Server Developer
11 15 (7.21%) DBA
11 15 (7.21%) SQL DBA
11 15 (7.21%) Technical Leader
12 14 (6.73%) Architect
13 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (5.77%) Lead Developer
14 12 (5.77%) Senior SQL Developer
15 11 (5.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (40.87%) .NET
2 74 (35.58%) ASP.NET
3 44 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (16.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 33 (15.87%) HTML
6 27 (12.98%) CSS
7 24 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 22 (10.58%) AngularJS
9 20 (9.62%) jQuery
10 15 (7.21%) Ajax
10 15 (7.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (7.21%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 14 (6.73%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (5.77%) Entity Framework
13 10 (4.81%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (4.81%) CSS3
13 10 (4.81%) HTML5
13 10 (4.81%) RESTful
13 10 (4.81%) Sass
14 9 (4.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.73%) User Experience
3 10 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.40%) Clustering
5 5 (2.40%) Replication
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.96%) FMCG
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.17%) Windows
2 7 (3.37%) Linux
2 7 (3.37%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (28.85%) MVC
3 50 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (16.83%) TDD
5 32 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 30 (14.42%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (13.46%) ETL
8 27 (12.98%) Scrum
9 25 (12.02%) Data Integration
9 25 (12.02%) E-Commerce
10 23 (11.06%) Microservices
11 22 (10.58%) SOA
12 20 (9.62%) Web Development
13 19 (9.13%) Migration
14 16 (7.69%) Front End Development
14 16 (7.69%) SOLID
15 15 (7.21%) OOP
15 15 (7.21%) Software Engineering
16 12 (5.77%) Analytics
17 11 (5.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 142 (68.27%) SQL
2 81 (38.94%) C#
2 81 (38.94%) T-SQL
3 38 (18.27%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.29%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.40%) VB
6 5 (2.40%) VB6
7 4 (1.92%) Java
8 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.96%) RPG
10 1 (0.48%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.25%) MCSE
1 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.33%) MCITP
3 6 (2.88%) Degree
4 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) CCNA
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CCDA
6 1 (0.48%) CCIE
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) GDPR
2 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.42%) Tableau
3 20 (9.62%) Oracle
4 15 (7.21%) Sitecore
5 11 (5.29%) VMware
6 10 (4.81%) RedGate
7 4 (1.92%) SAP
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco
8 2 (0.96%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.96%) QAD
8 2 (0.96%) Telerik
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix
9 1 (0.48%) Dell
9 1 (0.48%) HP
9 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.48%) Veeam
9 1 (0.48%) Xamarin