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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 15 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 11.66% 14.29% 15.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.11% 47.56% 64.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 30
Median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £315 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
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 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 54 82 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 19.08% 30.04% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 46
Median daily rate £325 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.75 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 - £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -10 15 £313 +1.62% 21
Hinckley +1 2 - - 2
SQL Server
East Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

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

1 41 (65.08%) .NET
2 39 (61.90%) C#
3 32 (50.79%) MVC
4 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET
5 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.27%) CSS
6 26 (41.27%) HTML
6 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
7 23 (36.51%) SQL
8 21 (33.33%) Windows
9 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (28.57%) jQuery
11 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
12 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (23.81%) Web Services
14 13 (20.63%) IIS
14 13 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (19.05%) Wireless
15 12 (19.05%) HP
16 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
17 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
17 10 (15.87%) HTML5
17 10 (15.87%) VBScript
17 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
17 10 (15.87%) Scrum
18 9 (14.29%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related 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 13 (20.63%) IIS
2 5 (7.94%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Wireless
2 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.29%) DHCP
3 9 (14.29%) DNS
3 9 (14.29%) LAN
3 9 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (7.94%) SAN
5 2 (3.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) FTP
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) Blockchain
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) MS Access
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Retail
3 7 (11.11%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Local Government
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Developer
2 29 (46.03%) .NET Developer
3 27 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 21 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (23.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (6.35%) HTML CSS Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (65.08%) .NET
2 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET
3 26 (41.27%) CSS
3 26 (41.27%) HTML
4 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (28.57%) jQuery
6 15 (23.81%) Web Services
7 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (15.87%) HTML5
10 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 6 (9.52%) CSS3
11 6 (9.52%) Entity Framework
12 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.94%) Ajax
12 5 (7.94%) XML
13 4 (6.35%) RESTful
14 3 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (4.76%) XSD
14 3 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) EPoS
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) User Experience
4 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) MVC
2 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.87%) Scrum
5 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.52%) TDD
7 5 (7.94%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (6.35%) Migration
9 3 (4.76%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.76%) SOLID
10 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.17%) DevOps
10 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (3.17%) ITIL
10 2 (3.17%) Network Design
10 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) C#
2 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (36.51%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
5 10 (15.87%) VBScript
6 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.17%) VB
8 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.59%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) Docker
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.17%) XenApp
5 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) HP
3 9 (14.29%) Dell
4 7 (11.11%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) Sun
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix
7 3 (4.76%) EqualLogic
7 3 (4.76%) Sophos
7 3 (4.76%) Veeam
8 2 (3.17%) Meraki
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) EMC
9 1 (1.59%) Google
9 1 (1.59%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) Siemens
9 1 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.59%) Xamarin
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