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 28 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)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 27 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.48% 6.82% 3.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.30% 27.66% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 11
Median daily rate £325 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £303 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £538 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

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 67 94 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 18.56% 24.67% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 147 92
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £309 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £575 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +5 20 £319 -29.16% 7
Corby - 1 £350 - 1
SQL Server
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 34 (56.67%) SQL
2 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (41.67%) Finance
3 21 (35.00%) .NET
3 21 (35.00%) Windows
4 16 (26.67%) Oracle
4 16 (26.67%) C#
5 15 (25.00%) ITIL
6 13 (21.67%) Data Modelling
7 11 (18.33%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (18.33%) Service Management
7 11 (18.33%) ITSM
8 10 (16.67%) TDD
8 10 (16.67%) XML
8 10 (16.67%) Release Management
8 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
9 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.00%) jQuery
10 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.33%) Ajax
10 8 (13.33%) JSON
10 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
10 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 8 (13.33%) Java
11 7 (11.67%) JUnit

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) NServiceBus
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) DHCP
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.67%) RDBMS
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.67%) DB2
8 1 (1.67%) DTS
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
2 7 (11.67%) Gradle
2 7 (11.67%) IntelliJ
2 7 (11.67%) JIRA
2 7 (11.67%) JProfiler
2 7 (11.67%) JUnit
2 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Lombardi
3 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Applications Support
3 10 (16.67%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Architect
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) DBA
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) .NET
2 10 (16.67%) XML
3 9 (15.00%) jQuery
4 8 (13.33%) Ajax
4 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 8 (13.33%) JSON
5 7 (11.67%) Hibernate
5 7 (11.67%) J2EE
5 7 (11.67%) JPA
5 7 (11.67%) SOAP
5 7 (11.67%) Spring
5 7 (11.67%) XSLT
6 6 (10.00%) HTML
7 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.33%) CSS
7 5 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (8.33%) Web Services
8 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Android
4 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Data Modelling
3 11 (18.33%) ITSM
3 11 (18.33%) Service Management
4 10 (16.67%) Release Management
4 10 (16.67%) TDD
4 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.67%) ETL
7 7 (11.67%) MVC
7 7 (11.67%) OO
7 7 (11.67%) RAD
8 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 6 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
9 5 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.67%) VB
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) VBScript
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) CCNA
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.33%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.67%) MCP
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
3 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.67%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) Perforce
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Progress
6 1 (1.67%) Remedy
6 1 (1.67%) Sencha