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 3 months to 28 April 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.90% 2.25% 6.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.29% 57.14% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Median daily rate £388 £468 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +34.42% -6.15%  

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 Luton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 7 7 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 6.31% 3.93% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 23
Median daily rate £375 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -13.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £351 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year -4.61% +0.61%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 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 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 28 April 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 Luton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) JSR 168
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) JSR 286
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) OSGi
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC

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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) OLTP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration Architect
3 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (25.00%) JSP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JSP
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSF
2 1 (25.00%) JSR 168
2 1 (25.00%) JSR 286
2 1 (25.00%) OSGi
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) RAD
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata