Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 211 236 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.59% 9.84% 9.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.95% 37.34% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 177 232
Leeds median daily rate £350 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -4.83% +13.28%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £280
90th Percentile £471 £475 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 - £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -30.77% -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 556 632 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 25.26% 26.34% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 427 491
Leeds median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +12.59%
10th Percentile £305 £293 £285
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Leeds median hourly rate - £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.71% +9.38%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £21.19 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +8.65% +1.30%

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 January 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 16 January 2018, 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.

1 138 (65.40%) SQL
2 91 (43.13%) .NET
3 85 (40.28%) C#
4 80 (37.91%) T-SQL
4 80 (37.91%) ASP.NET
4 80 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (32.70%) Microsoft
6 68 (32.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 67 (31.75%) MVC
8 52 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 50 (23.70%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (23.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (20.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 44 (20.85%) JavaScript
12 40 (18.96%) TDD
12 40 (18.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 37 (17.54%) HTML
14 32 (15.17%) Data Modelling
14 32 (15.17%) Scrum
15 30 (14.22%) Tableau
16 29 (13.74%) Performance Tuning
16 29 (13.74%) CSS
16 29 (13.74%) .NET Framework
17 28 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (12.80%) Microservices
18 27 (12.80%) Octopus Deploy
18 27 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
19 25 (11.85%) SOA
19 25 (11.85%) ETL
19 25 (11.85%) Data Integration

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 21 (9.95%) CMS
2 18 (8.53%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (6.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (4.74%) SAS
5 9 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (4.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.79%) Apache Solr
7 6 (2.84%) IIS
8 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.37%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.90%) JBoss
9 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.42%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.42%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.95%) Apache
11 2 (0.95%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.95%) Kentico
11 2 (0.95%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.37%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.42%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) Skype
2 3 (1.42%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.95%) HTTP
3 2 (0.95%) LAN
3 2 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) AMQP
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.47%) DMVPN
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) HSRP
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) IPsec
4 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.47%) MPLS
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) SSL
4 1 (0.47%) VLAN
4 1 (0.47%) VPLS
4 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (32.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 52 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (20.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (11.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (9.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (8.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (7.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (6.64%) NoSQL
10 12 (5.69%) Power BI
10 12 (5.69%) QlikView
11 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
12 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (3.79%) Relational Database
13 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
14 5 (2.37%) MySQL
14 5 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (1.90%) Informix
15 4 (1.90%) OLAP
15 4 (1.90%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (12.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 23 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.11%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.32%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.90%) JIRA
7 4 (1.90%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.90%) Subversion
8 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.95%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.95%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.95%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.95%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.95%) Selenium
9 2 (0.95%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.47%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.47%) Mockito
General
1 23 (10.90%) Finance
2 4 (1.90%) Banking
3 3 (1.42%) Marketing
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 156 (73.93%) Developer
2 71 (33.65%) .NET Developer
3 62 (29.38%) SQL Developer
4 41 (19.43%) C# Developer
5 39 (18.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (11.85%) SSIS Developer
7 20 (9.48%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (9.48%) T-SQL Developer
8 19 (9.00%) DBA
9 18 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 18 (8.53%) Senior Developer
9 18 (8.53%) SQL Server Developer
10 15 (7.11%) SQL DBA
10 15 (7.11%) Technical Leader
11 14 (6.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (6.16%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (5.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (5.69%) Lead Developer
14 11 (5.21%) Administrator
14 11 (5.21%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (43.13%) .NET
2 80 (37.91%) ASP.NET
3 49 (23.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (18.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 37 (17.54%) HTML
6 29 (13.74%) .NET Framework
6 29 (13.74%) CSS
7 25 (11.85%) AngularJS
8 23 (10.90%) jQuery
9 17 (8.06%) Entity Framework
9 17 (8.06%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 15 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (6.64%) Ajax
12 13 (6.16%) ASP.NET Core
12 13 (6.16%) CSS3
12 13 (6.16%) HTML5
12 13 (6.16%) KnockoutJS
12 13 (6.16%) RESTful
13 12 (5.69%) Sass
14 10 (4.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.58%) User Experience
3 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.37%) Clustering
6 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.90%) Replication
7 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.95%) FMCG
9 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.64%) Windows
2 7 (3.32%) Linux
3 6 (2.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (31.75%) MVC
3 50 (23.70%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (18.96%) TDD
5 32 (15.17%) Data Modelling
5 32 (15.17%) Scrum
6 29 (13.74%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (12.80%) Microservices
8 25 (11.85%) Data Integration
8 25 (11.85%) ETL
8 25 (11.85%) SOA
9 24 (11.37%) E-Commerce
10 22 (10.43%) Migration
11 21 (9.95%) Web Development
12 19 (9.00%) SOLID
13 18 (8.53%) Front End Development
13 18 (8.53%) OOP
14 14 (6.64%) Software Engineering
15 11 (5.21%) ITIL
16 10 (4.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 138 (65.40%) SQL
2 85 (40.28%) C#
3 80 (37.91%) T-SQL
4 44 (20.85%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.06%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.79%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.90%) VB
7 4 (1.90%) VB6
8 3 (1.42%) Java
8 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.42%) VBA
9 2 (0.95%) C
9 2 (0.95%) RPG
10 1 (0.47%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (6.16%) MCSE
1 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.27%) MCITP
3 7 (3.32%) Degree
4 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) CCNA
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CCDA
6 1 (0.47%) CCIE
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) GDPR
2 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.42%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (32.70%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.22%) Tableau
3 21 (9.95%) Oracle
4 18 (8.53%) Sitecore
5 10 (4.74%) RedGate
5 10 (4.74%) VMware
6 4 (1.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco
7 2 (0.95%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.95%) QAD
7 2 (0.95%) Telerik
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix
8 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.47%) Xamarin