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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 7 2
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 9.52% 14.19% 23.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.26% 44.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 23
Median daily rate £325 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% -5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £357 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 27 50 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 16.07% 32.26% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 33
Median daily rate £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £382 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) .NET
3 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 14 (45.16%) MVC
4 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (35.48%) Windows
6 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
6 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (25.81%) HTML
7 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (22.58%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (22.58%) DNS
8 7 (22.58%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) Dell
8 7 (22.58%) EPoS
8 7 (22.58%) Wireless
8 7 (22.58%) VBScript
8 7 (22.58%) CSS
8 7 (22.58%) IIS
8 7 (22.58%) DHCP
8 7 (22.58%) LAN
8 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
8 7 (22.58%) jQuery
8 7 (22.58%) SCCM
8 7 (22.58%) PowerShell

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 7 (22.58%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (22.58%) DHCP
2 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (22.58%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Advertising
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) .NET Developer
3 9 (29.03%) C# Developer
4 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (12.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
3 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) CSS
4 7 (22.58%) jQuery
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (12.90%) XML
7 3 (9.68%) Ajax
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (9.68%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) RESTful
7 3 (9.68%) SOAP
7 3 (9.68%) XSLT
8 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.45%) Middleware
8 2 (6.45%) XHTML
8 2 (6.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) EPoS
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) MVC
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) SOLID
6 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) BPR
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) ETL
7 1 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C#
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
4 7 (22.58%) VBScript
5 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.23%) MCSD
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Dell
2 7 (22.58%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Sun
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.23%) Siemens
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