The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 13 9 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.75% 11.78% 2.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.77% 51.19% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 10
Median daily rate £325 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year - +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year +79.51% -35.35%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 79 84 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 20.95% 23.01% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 40
Median daily rate £406 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Northamptonshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Northampton -2 28 £325 -19.25% 10
Daventry - 1 £195 - 2
SQL Server
East Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 34 (45.33%) .NET
3 30 (40.00%) C#
4 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
5 25 (33.33%) Finance
6 21 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 20 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (25.33%) Windows
8 19 (25.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (24.00%) MVC
10 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (20.00%) Web Services
12 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
12 14 (18.67%) TDD
12 14 (18.67%) jQuery
12 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (17.33%) HTML
13 13 (17.33%) ITIL
13 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
14 12 (16.00%) Oracle
14 12 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (16.00%) Power BI
15 11 (14.67%) Entity Framework
15 11 (14.67%) Java
16 10 (13.33%) CSS
16 10 (13.33%) Scrum
16 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
16 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (13.33%) JSON

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (5.33%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.33%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.00%) Boomi
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.00%) Power BI
4 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Power View
5 8 (10.67%) Blockchain
5 8 (10.67%) MongoDB
5 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.00%) PowerPivot
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (5.33%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.67%) Eclipse
2 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.67%) IntelliJ
2 8 (10.67%) JIRA
2 8 (10.67%) JUnit
3 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.67%) Gradle
4 5 (6.67%) JProfiler
5 4 (5.33%) Selenium
6 3 (4.00%) JBehave
6 3 (4.00%) Maven
6 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Advertising
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (18.67%) Architect
3 12 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.67%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Applications Support
5 8 (10.67%) Designer
5 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Angular Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) Web Services
3 14 (18.67%) jQuery
4 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (17.33%) HTML
5 11 (14.67%) Entity Framework
6 10 (13.33%) CSS
6 10 (13.33%) JSON
7 9 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 9 (12.00%) D3.js
7 9 (12.00%) XML
8 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
8 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (10.67%) Spring
8 8 (10.67%) XSLT
9 5 (6.67%) Ajax
9 5 (6.67%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.67%) J2EE
9 5 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Linux
3 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.67%) Android
4 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (24.00%) MVC
3 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.67%) TDD
6 13 (17.33%) ITIL
7 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.33%) Scrum
8 9 (12.00%) Coaching
8 9 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
8 9 (12.00%) Visualisation
9 8 (10.67%) Analytics
9 8 (10.67%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (9.33%) Infographics
10 7 (9.33%) ITSM
10 7 (9.33%) Release Management
10 7 (9.33%) Service Management
10 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.67%) OO
11 5 (6.67%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 30 (40.00%) C#
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) Java
5 9 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.00%) Python
7 5 (6.67%) C++
8 4 (5.33%) C
9 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.67%) CCNA
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.67%) MCSE
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.33%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.33%) MCP
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.67%) XenApp
3 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Perforce
4 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (1.33%) hybris
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Sencha