Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 224 158 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.86% 7.28% 10.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.84% 28.83% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 116 246
Leeds median daily rate £375 £340 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -4.23% +9.23%
10th Percentile £305 £266 £292
90th Percentile £438 £413 £450
West Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +7.35% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate - £19.00 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.22% -22.56%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £15.30
% change year-on-year - +24.22% -17.32%

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 662 548 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 26.20% 25.27% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 378 532
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £538 £507 £527
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +24.22% -22.56%
10th Percentile £12.80 £17.30 £14.43
90th Percentile £33.45 £24.50 £15.96
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year +26.32% +18.09% -18.53%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 148 (66.07%) C#
2 141 (62.95%) .NET
3 115 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (48.66%) SQL
5 103 (45.98%) ASP.NET
5 103 (45.98%) MVC
6 91 (40.63%) JavaScript
7 87 (38.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 77 (34.38%) T-SQL
9 75 (33.48%) AngularJS
10 73 (32.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 50 (22.32%) Scrum
13 49 (21.88%) E-Commerce
13 49 (21.88%) jQuery
14 47 (20.98%) TDD
15 45 (20.09%) HTML
15 45 (20.09%) CSS
15 45 (20.09%) Vue.js
16 41 (18.30%) Microservices
17 39 (17.41%) React
18 35 (15.63%) .NET Framework
18 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (13.84%) Octopus Deploy
20 30 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 29 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (11.16%) Entity Framework
22 25 (11.16%) Web Development
23 23 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
23 23 (10.27%) Web 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 7 (3.13%) CMS
2 6 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.79%) IIS
5 3 (1.34%) SAS
6 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.68%) Force.com
3 6 (2.68%) npm
3 6 (2.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.34%) Firewall
1 3 (1.34%) HTTP
2 2 (0.89%) LAN
2 2 (0.89%) NAS
2 2 (0.89%) SAN
2 2 (0.89%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) AMQP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.45%) SNMP
3 1 (0.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (10.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (8.48%) MySQL
3 19 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (8.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (4.02%) NoSQL
9 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.79%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (1.79%) OLTP
10 4 (1.79%) Triplestore
11 3 (1.34%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.34%) OLAP
11 3 (1.34%) Power BI
11 3 (1.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (13.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 20 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.46%) NUnit
4 10 (4.46%) webpack
5 9 (4.02%) MSTest
5 9 (4.02%) Selenium
5 9 (4.02%) SpecFlow
5 9 (4.02%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.13%) JIRA
7 7 (3.13%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (2.68%) Subversion
8 6 (2.68%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.79%) ERwin
9 4 (1.79%) gulp
9 4 (1.79%) PowerDesigner
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (4.91%) Finance
2 9 (4.02%) Marketing
3 5 (2.23%) Retail
4 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 172 (76.79%) Developer
2 105 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 83 (37.05%) C# Developer
4 78 (34.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (20.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 42 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 36 (16.07%) SQL Developer
8 28 (12.50%) Angular Developer
9 21 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 20 (8.93%) SQL Server Developer
11 16 (7.14%) Senior Developer
12 15 (6.70%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
14 13 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 12 (5.36%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 12 (5.36%) Senior C# Developer
16 11 (4.91%) Analyst
17 9 (4.02%) DBA
18 8 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
19 7 (3.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (62.95%) .NET
2 103 (45.98%) ASP.NET
3 87 (38.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 75 (33.48%) AngularJS
5 73 (32.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (21.88%) jQuery
7 45 (20.09%) CSS
7 45 (20.09%) HTML
7 45 (20.09%) Vue.js
8 39 (17.41%) React
9 35 (15.63%) .NET Framework
10 25 (11.16%) Entity Framework
11 23 (10.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (10.27%) Web Services
12 21 (9.38%) CSS3
12 21 (9.38%) HTML5
13 19 (8.48%) .NET Core
14 18 (8.04%) RESTful
15 14 (6.25%) JSON
16 11 (4.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.23%) User Experience
5 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.89%) Clustering
7 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.80%) Linux
1 13 (5.80%) Windows
2 9 (4.02%) Unix
3 7 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.34%) Android
4 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.89%) AIX
5 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Debian
5 2 (0.89%) HPUX
5 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Solaris
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (45.98%) MVC
3 50 (22.32%) Scrum
4 49 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 47 (20.98%) TDD
6 41 (18.30%) Microservices
7 29 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (11.16%) Web Development
9 17 (7.59%) OOP
10 15 (6.70%) SOA
10 15 (6.70%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.70%) Test Automation
11 14 (6.25%) ETL
12 13 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (5.36%) Data Modelling
13 12 (5.36%) SOLID
14 11 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.46%) High Availability
15 10 (4.46%) Migration
15 10 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 148 (66.07%) C#
2 109 (48.66%) SQL
3 91 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 77 (34.38%) T-SQL
5 13 (5.80%) Java
6 12 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.91%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.46%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.57%) Python
9 8 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.68%) Apex Code
10 6 (2.68%) SOQL
11 5 (2.23%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.23%) Ruby
11 5 (2.23%) VB
12 4 (1.79%) VB6
13 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) PROC SQL
13 2 (0.89%) Scala
14 1 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (5.36%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.89%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.45%) CISSP
4 1 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.45%) MCITP
4 1 (0.45%) MCTS
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.25%) GDPR
2 8 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.46%) Docker
2 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.34%) KVM
5 2 (0.89%) HDFS
5 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.68%) Ansible
2 5 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.89%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.93%) Oracle
3 17 (7.59%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.23%) SAP
5 5 (2.23%) VMware
6 4 (1.79%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.34%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.89%) Netezza
8 2 (0.89%) Sun
8 2 (0.89%) Tableau
8 2 (0.89%) Teradata
9 1 (0.45%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) iManage
9 1 (0.45%) Informatica