The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 3 months to 22 June 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)
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 11.92% 9.68% 17.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.15% 37.50% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 25
Median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £310 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 39 40 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 25.83% 25.81% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 36
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Leicester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Leicester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Leicester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Leicester

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Leicester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 17 (53.13%) .NET
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) C#
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (31.25%) VBScript
5 10 (31.25%) IIS
5 10 (31.25%) HP
5 10 (31.25%) Dell
5 10 (31.25%) SCCM
5 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
5 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (28.13%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (28.13%) EPoS
6 9 (28.13%) DHCP
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless
6 9 (28.13%) MVC
6 9 (28.13%) DNS
6 9 (28.13%) LAN
7 8 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Retail
9 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
9 6 (18.75%) WCF
9 6 (18.75%) HTML
10 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 10 (31.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (28.13%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) CouchDB
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Moq
3 1 (3.13%) NUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (21.88%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.75%) EPoS Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Support
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) EPoS Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) WCF
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.38%) CSS
5 3 (9.38%) LINQ
5 3 (9.38%) RESTful
6 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (6.25%) Aurelia
6 2 (6.25%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js
6 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) EPoS
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) MVC
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) Scrum
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.25%) Asynchronous Programming
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Logistics
4 2 (6.25%) OO
4 2 (6.25%) Release Automation
4 2 (6.25%) SDLC
4 2 (6.25%) SOLID
4 2 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 10 (31.25%) VBScript
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
8 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Dell
2 10 (31.25%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) VMware
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