The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 27 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 13.38% 12.64% 14.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.70% 45.21% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 38
Median daily rate £300 £244 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -17.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 71 73 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 26.39% 27.97% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 50
Median daily rate £304 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Leicestershire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +5 21 £285 -5.00% 16
Loughborough - 1 £400 - 1
Market Harborough - 1 £400 - 2
SQL Server
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 43 (62.32%) .NET
2 36 (52.17%) C#
3 29 (42.03%) MVC
4 26 (37.68%) HTML
4 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET
5 25 (36.23%) Windows
6 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 23 (33.33%) CSS
8 18 (26.09%) SQL
8 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
9 16 (23.19%) HTML5
9 16 (23.19%) IIS
9 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
9 16 (23.19%) Retail
10 15 (21.74%) HP
10 15 (21.74%) jQuery
10 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
10 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
11 14 (20.29%) VBScript
11 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (20.29%) Wireless
12 13 (18.84%) Dell
12 13 (18.84%) SCCM
13 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (17.39%) DNS

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 16 (23.19%) IIS
2 9 (13.04%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.29%) Wireless
3 12 (17.39%) DHCP
3 12 (17.39%) DNS
3 12 (17.39%) LAN
3 12 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) Firewall
6 1 (1.45%) FTP
6 1 (1.45%) HTTP
6 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.90%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) MS Access
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) Power BI
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.45%) Moq
4 1 (1.45%) NUnit
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (23.19%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Automotive
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Local Government
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (57.97%) Developer
2 23 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 23 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 17 (24.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (18.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 12 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (13.04%) EPoS Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Support
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) SAN Specialist
10 2 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Storage Specialist
10 2 (2.90%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (62.32%) .NET
2 26 (37.68%) ASP.NET
2 26 (37.68%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) CSS
4 16 (23.19%) HTML5
5 15 (21.74%) jQuery
6 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 12 (17.39%) Web Services
7 11 (15.94%) CSS3
8 10 (14.49%) .NET Framework
8 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.14%) WCF
10 5 (7.25%) LINQ
10 5 (7.25%) XML
11 4 (5.80%) .NET Core
11 4 (5.80%) React
12 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.35%) RESTful
13 2 (2.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) EPoS
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) Android
4 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) MVC
2 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Front End Development
5 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Scrum
8 4 (5.80%) Logistics
8 4 (5.80%) Web Development
9 3 (4.35%) Asynchronous Programming
9 3 (4.35%) OO
9 3 (4.35%) SOLID
10 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
10 2 (2.90%) Migration
10 2 (2.90%) Network Design
10 2 (2.90%) Project Management
10 2 (2.90%) Release Automation
10 2 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) C#
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.09%) SQL
4 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
5 14 (20.29%) VBScript
6 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.35%) C
7 3 (4.35%) VB
7 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.90%) VB6
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Analytics IQ
3 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Docker
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Ansible
2 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) Terraform
3 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.74%) HP
3 13 (18.84%) Dell
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 5 (7.25%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) Google
6 3 (4.35%) Sun
7 2 (2.90%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.90%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.90%) Sophos
7 2 (2.90%) Veeam
8 1 (1.45%) Altiris
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco
8 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.45%) Meraki
8 1 (1.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter
8 1 (1.45%) webMethods
8 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
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