Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 96 204 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 6.40% 9.06% 8.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.32% 34.63% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 139 166
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £261
90th Percentile £601 £489 £434
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 0
Median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.11 £18.16 -
% change year-on-year +10.75% - -

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 297 589 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.80% 26.15% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 433 448
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £326 £299
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 0
Median hourly rate £21.32 £20.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% - -
Median hourly rate £20.72 £18.16 -
% change year-on-year +14.09% - -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Leeds over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Leeds

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 47 (48.96%) SQL
2 33 (34.38%) .NET
3 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
4 29 (30.21%) Azure
5 25 (26.04%) C#
6 23 (23.96%) Public Sector
7 21 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (18.75%) Oracle
8 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (17.71%) Migration
9 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.71%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 16 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 16 (16.67%) Finance
10 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
12 14 (14.58%) ETL
12 14 (14.58%) .NET Core
13 13 (13.54%) Power Platform
13 13 (13.54%) Power BI
13 13 (13.54%) Java
13 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.50%) NHS
14 12 (12.50%) .NET Framework
15 11 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
16 10 (10.42%) MVC
16 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling

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 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) SAS
3 3 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) Confluence
4 2 (2.08%) Mendix
4 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.04%) Apache
5 1 (1.04%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) nginx
5 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.38%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.04%) Magento
3 1 (1.04%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.21%) Azure
2 13 (13.54%) Power Platform
3 9 (9.38%) AWS
4 3 (3.13%) GCP
5 2 (2.08%) IaaS
5 2 (2.08%) Office 365
5 2 (2.08%) PaaS
5 2 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.04%) Apigee
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.04%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.04%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) DHCP
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (13.54%) Power BI
4 11 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (9.38%) RDBMS
6 9 (9.38%) Spotfire
7 8 (8.33%) MySQL
8 4 (4.17%) QlikView
9 3 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.08%) Event Store
10 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.04%) RStudio
6 1 (1.04%) Selenium
6 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (23.96%) Public Sector
2 16 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Automotive
4 1 (1.04%) Games
4 1 (1.04%) Local Government
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Developer
2 24 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (17.71%) Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Data Manager
6 7 (7.29%) TIBCO Developer
7 6 (6.25%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
8 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.21%) DBA
8 5 (5.21%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.21%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Applications Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Information Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Report Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) .NET
2 14 (14.58%) .NET Core
3 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET
4 12 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.42%) Web Services
5 10 (10.42%) XML
6 9 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (9.38%) Entity Framework
6 9 (9.38%) HTML
6 9 (9.38%) JDBC
6 9 (9.38%) JMS
6 9 (9.38%) SOAP
6 9 (9.38%) TIBCO EMS
7 8 (8.33%) CSS
8 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.21%) HTML5
9 5 (5.21%) React
9 5 (5.21%) RESTful
10 4 (4.17%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.50%) NHS
3 9 (9.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.08%) Clustering
4 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Unix
3 7 (7.29%) Windows
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.71%) Migration
4 14 (14.58%) ETL
5 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
5 10 (10.42%) MVC
6 9 (9.38%) Integration Testing
6 9 (9.38%) ITIL
6 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (9.38%) Project Management
7 8 (8.33%) Microservices
7 8 (8.33%) Project Delivery
7 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Web Development
9 5 (5.21%) Data Management
9 5 (5.21%) Web Application Development
10 4 (4.17%) Scrum
10 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) SQL
2 25 (26.04%) C#
3 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
5 13 (13.54%) Java
6 10 (10.42%) Python
7 9 (9.38%) XPath
8 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.21%) ANSI SQL
10 4 (4.17%) VBA
11 2 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.04%) C++
12 1 (1.04%) Perl
12 1 (1.04%) R
12 1 (1.04%) VB
12 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
2 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.04%) MIIS
1 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.75%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) TIBCO
4 5 (5.21%) Databricks
4 5 (5.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) Tableau
6 3 (3.13%) VMware
7 2 (2.08%) OutSystems
7 2 (2.08%) RedGate
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) Cognos
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Sage
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.04%) Splunk
8 1 (1.04%) Veeam
8 1 (1.04%) Zerto