Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 196 204 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.13% 9.31% 9.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.50% 34.23% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 148 194
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +1.49%
10th Percentile £323 £308 £288
90th Percentile £475 £480 £450
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +57.41% -50.50%
10th Percentile £12.63 £17.98 £13.05
90th Percentile £15.40 £24.73 £15.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -38.64% +62.96% -22.86%

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 603 596 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 25.01% 27.20% 24.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 435 476
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £21.25 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +38.93% -12.60%
10th Percentile £12.55 £17.98 £13.28
90th Percentile £32.20 £24.73 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.75 £16.09
% change year-on-year -13.92% +22.75% -8.06%

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 October 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 October 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.

1 110 (56.12%) C#
2 108 (55.10%) .NET
3 107 (54.59%) SQL
4 87 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (40.82%) T-SQL
6 79 (40.31%) JavaScript
7 78 (39.80%) MVC
8 75 (38.27%) ASP.NET
9 66 (33.67%) AngularJS
9 66 (33.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (31.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (25.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 47 (23.98%) jQuery
12 47 (23.98%) E-Commerce
12 47 (23.98%) Vue.js
13 45 (22.96%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (21.94%) Microsoft
15 42 (21.43%) Scrum
16 40 (20.41%) TDD
17 39 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 38 (19.39%) React
19 37 (18.88%) Microservices
20 31 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
21 28 (14.29%) CSS
22 27 (13.78%) ETL
23 26 (13.27%) HTML
24 25 (12.76%) Octopus Deploy
25 24 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
26 21 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 19 (9.69%) PowerShell

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 12 (6.12%) CMS
2 10 (5.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.02%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.06%) npm
4 3 (1.53%) Force.com
4 3 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (1.02%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Office 365
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.51%) SSL
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (6.63%) Relational Database
8 12 (6.12%) MySQL
9 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (5.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (3.06%) Hadoop
11 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.55%) OLTP
12 5 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (2.55%) Power BI
12 5 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 5 (2.55%) SSDT
13 4 (2.04%) Data Mart
14 3 (1.53%) MongoDB
14 3 (1.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (12.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 17 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.14%) webpack
4 12 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.10%) JIRA
6 9 (4.59%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.08%) gulp
7 8 (4.08%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.06%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.06%) MSTest
9 6 (3.06%) NUnit
9 6 (3.06%) Selenium
10 3 (1.53%) JMeter
10 3 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.53%) Subversion
11 2 (1.02%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.51%) NeoLoad
12 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (6.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.55%) Publishing
3 3 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.02%) Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Legal
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 139 (70.92%) Developer
2 79 (40.31%) .NET Developer
3 67 (34.18%) C# Developer
4 62 (31.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (19.90%) SQL Developer
6 30 (15.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 29 (14.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (12.76%) Angular Developer
9 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Developer
10 22 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 21 (10.71%) DBA
12 18 (9.18%) Senior Developer
12 18 (9.18%) SQL DBA
13 17 (8.67%) Analyst
14 14 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 13 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
16 11 (5.61%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 11 (5.61%) Senior C# Developer
16 11 (5.61%) Sitecore Developer
17 10 (5.10%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (55.10%) .NET
2 75 (38.27%) ASP.NET
3 66 (33.67%) AngularJS
3 66 (33.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 62 (31.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 47 (23.98%) jQuery
5 47 (23.98%) Vue.js
6 38 (19.39%) React
7 28 (14.29%) CSS
8 26 (13.27%) HTML
9 19 (9.69%) .NET Core
9 19 (9.69%) .NET Framework
10 16 (8.16%) Entity Framework
11 15 (7.65%) Web Services
12 13 (6.63%) CSS3
12 13 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (6.12%) HTML5
14 11 (5.61%) Node.js
15 7 (3.57%) REST
16 6 (3.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.59%) User Experience
3 8 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.51%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.08%) Windows
2 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.55%) Linux
3 5 (2.55%) Unix
4 1 (0.51%) AIX
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Solaris
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (39.80%) MVC
3 47 (23.98%) E-Commerce
4 45 (22.96%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (21.43%) Scrum
6 40 (20.41%) TDD
7 37 (18.88%) Microservices
8 27 (13.78%) ETL
9 19 (9.69%) Web Development
10 18 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (7.65%) OOP
12 14 (7.14%) SOA
13 12 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
13 12 (6.12%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.12%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.12%) SOLID
14 11 (5.61%) Data Modelling
14 11 (5.61%) Migration
15 10 (5.10%) Data Visualisation
15 10 (5.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 110 (56.12%) C#
2 107 (54.59%) SQL
3 80 (40.82%) T-SQL
4 79 (40.31%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.69%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.08%) Java
7 7 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.55%) Python
9 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.53%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.53%) SOQL
10 3 (1.53%) VBA
11 2 (1.02%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) COBOL
12 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.51%) Go
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.06%) Degree
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.02%) MCITP
4 2 (1.02%) MCSE
4 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.51%) MCTS
5 1 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) GDPR
2 6 (3.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.08%) Docker
2 4 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.02%) HDFS
3 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) SCCM
1 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (21.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.67%) Sitecore
3 14 (7.14%) Oracle
4 12 (6.12%) Tableau
5 4 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.02%) RedGate
6 2 (1.02%) Sun
6 2 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) iManage
7 1 (0.51%) Informatica
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) Telerik
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin