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 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)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 22 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 8.94% 8.48% 3.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.83% 29.23% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 6
Median daily rate £319 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.16% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 48 65 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 19.51% 29.02% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 23
Median daily rate £393 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Northampton

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 Northampton region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 28 (57.14%) SQL
2 21 (42.86%) Finance
3 20 (40.82%) .NET
4 19 (38.78%) Windows
4 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.65%) C#
6 13 (26.53%) ITIL
7 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (22.45%) Oracle
7 11 (22.45%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (22.45%) Service Management
7 11 (22.45%) ITSM
8 10 (20.41%) Release Management
9 9 (18.37%) MongoDB
9 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
10 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
10 8 (16.33%) TDD
10 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 7 (14.29%) jQuery
11 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
11 7 (14.29%) Banking
11 7 (14.29%) Java
11 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 7 (14.29%) XML
12 6 (12.24%) RDBMS

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 3 (6.12%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) OpenEdge
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) DHCP
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.08%) MySQL
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.04%) DB2
7 1 (2.04%) DTS
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
2 6 (12.24%) Gradle
2 6 (12.24%) IntelliJ
2 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) JProfiler
2 6 (12.24%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Lombardi
3 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Applications Support
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) DBA
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (14.29%) jQuery
2 7 (14.29%) XML
3 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.24%) Ajax
3 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
3 6 (12.24%) J2EE
3 6 (12.24%) JPA
3 6 (12.24%) JSON
3 6 (12.24%) SOAP
3 6 (12.24%) Spring
3 6 (12.24%) XSLT
4 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
4 5 (10.20%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (8.16%) HTML
5 4 (8.16%) Web Services
6 3 (6.12%) CSS
6 3 (6.12%) MSMQ
6 3 (6.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Android
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) ITSM
2 11 (22.45%) Service Management
3 10 (20.41%) Release Management
4 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
5 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
6 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.24%) MVC
7 6 (12.24%) OO
7 6 (12.24%) RAD
8 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.12%) ETL
9 3 (6.12%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (6.12%) Microservices
9 3 (6.12%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (6.12%) Validation
10 2 (4.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) C#
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) VB
6 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) C
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
8 1 (2.04%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) Perforce
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Progress
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) Sencha