Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 18 January 2018 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.42% 10.47% 7.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.22% 60.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 23
Luton median daily rate £425 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -4.55% +17.86%
10th Percentile £306 £338 £213
90th Percentile £575 £475 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £338 £388 £362
% change year-on-year -12.90% +6.97% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 Luton with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 45 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 15.20% 17.44% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 29
Luton median daily rate £450 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +39.71%
10th Percentile £302 £369 £213
90th Percentile £613 £615 £615
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £45.00

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Luton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Luton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Luton over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Luton

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Luton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 9 (47.37%) SQL
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 5 (26.32%) MCSA
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) Clustering
4 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (21.05%) Replication
5 4 (21.05%) High Availability
5 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (21.05%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 3 (15.79%) CommVault
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Multithreading

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Unit4 Business World
1 2 (10.53%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.79%) Taleo
4 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.26%) DTS
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) FishEye
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
2 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
3 2 (10.53%) LINQ
3 2 (10.53%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (5.26%) WinForms
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
3 3 (15.79%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCSA
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.53%) CCA
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
5 1 (5.26%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
3 3 (15.79%) CommVault
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Workday
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
4 2 (10.53%) Google
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) Capita
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat