The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 9 8 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 10.61% 11.71% 1.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.79% 46.43% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 4
Median daily rate £325 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.75% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -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 Northampton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 67 56 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 25.38% 25.23% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 39 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Northampton

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Northampton over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Northampton

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Northampton

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northampton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 23 (41.82%) .NET
3 19 (34.55%) C#
3 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
4 17 (30.91%) Windows
4 17 (30.91%) Finance
5 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
6 15 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (21.82%) ITIL
8 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (18.18%) Power BI
9 10 (18.18%) MVC
9 10 (18.18%) Oracle
10 9 (16.36%) Linux
10 9 (16.36%) Web Services
10 9 (16.36%) JSON
10 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (14.55%) .NET Framework
11 8 (14.55%) XML
11 8 (14.55%) Java
11 8 (14.55%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (12.73%) Service Management
12 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
12 7 (12.73%) IntelliJ
12 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.73%) HTML
12 7 (12.73%) JUnit

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) JBoss
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.45%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (18.18%) Power BI
4 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Power View
4 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (7.27%) PowerPivot
6 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.64%) Blockchain
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.82%) DTS
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
2 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.73%) IntelliJ
2 7 (12.73%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) JUnit
3 4 (7.27%) Gradle
3 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.27%) JProfiler
4 3 (5.45%) JBehave
4 3 (5.45%) Maven
4 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) Lombardi
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Applications Support
3 7 (12.73%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Designer
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Systems Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) JSON
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) .NET Framework
3 8 (14.55%) XML
4 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.73%) D3.js
4 7 (12.73%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) jQuery
4 7 (12.73%) Spring
4 7 (12.73%) XSLT
5 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 5 (9.09%) WCF
6 4 (7.27%) Ajax
6 4 (7.27%) CSS
6 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
6 4 (7.27%) J2EE
6 4 (7.27%) JPA
6 4 (7.27%) SOAP
6 4 (7.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Android
3 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (21.82%) ITIL
3 10 (18.18%) MVC
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.73%) Coaching
5 7 (12.73%) Data Visualisation
5 7 (12.73%) ITSM
5 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.73%) Release Management
5 7 (12.73%) Service Management
5 7 (12.73%) Visualisation
6 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.91%) Analytics
6 6 (10.91%) Infographics
6 6 (10.91%) TDD
7 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Android Development
8 4 (7.27%) iOS Development
8 4 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (7.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 19 (34.55%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) Java
4 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.91%) Python
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) C
7 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Perforce
4 5 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Sencha