Period
to 24 May 2019

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 6 months to 24 May 2019 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
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 90 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 14.15% 6.90% 7.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.38% 34.97% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 42
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -0.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £236
90th Percentile £525 £448 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £20.42 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -51.96% -15.00% +354.55%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 142 143 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 22.33% 19.72% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 88 99
Northamptonshire median daily rate £395 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -3.61% +0.61%
10th Percentile £288 £288 £281
90th Percentile £525 £616 £528
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year - +12.28% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -68.00% +232.34%

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 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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 6 months to 24 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +11 62 £400 +26.98% 10
SQL Server
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 56 (62.22%) SQL
2 37 (41.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 32 (35.56%) Windows
5 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (26.67%) Finance
6 24 (26.67%) .NET
6 24 (26.67%) C#
6 24 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (18.89%) Control-M
9 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
10 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (16.67%) ITIL V3
11 15 (16.67%) Web Services
11 15 (16.67%) ITIL
11 15 (16.67%) MVC
12 14 (15.56%) VMware
12 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
12 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (15.56%) jQuery
13 13 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (14.44%) Active Directory
13 13 (14.44%) ITSM
13 13 (14.44%) DevOps
14 12 (13.33%) HTML
14 12 (13.33%) CSS
14 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
15 11 (12.22%) Waterfall

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 10 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.44%) Mimecast
4 4 (4.44%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.22%) Boomi
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) SAN
2 9 (10.00%) Internet
3 6 (6.67%) DHCP
3 6 (6.67%) DNS
4 5 (5.56%) Firewall
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.11%) NAS
6 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.11%) Skype
6 1 (1.11%) SSH
6 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (41.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (8.89%) DTS
5 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.44%) Power BI
9 4 (4.44%) SSDT
10 3 (3.33%) Couchbase
10 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (2.22%) Big Data
11 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
12 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
12 1 (1.11%) Impala
12 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.67%) Selenium
2 6 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 5 (5.56%) JMeter
4 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.33%) MbUnit
5 3 (3.33%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.33%) MSTest
5 3 (3.33%) NUnit
5 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Banking
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Billing
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Analyst
3 15 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.56%) C# Developer
5 11 (12.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.22%) DBA
6 9 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Deployment Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (5.56%) Administrator
10 5 (5.56%) Architect
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) .NET
2 15 (16.67%) Web Services
3 14 (15.56%) jQuery
4 12 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 12 (13.33%) CSS
4 12 (13.33%) HTML
5 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (11.11%) RESTful
5 10 (11.11%) XML
6 9 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (6.67%) JSON
10 4 (4.44%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.44%) Regular Expression
11 3 (3.33%) CSS3
11 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
11 3 (3.33%) HTML5
11 3 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
1 7 (7.78%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.56%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.44%) Linux
4 3 (3.33%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.11%) AIX
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (16.67%) ITIL
3 15 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 15 (16.67%) MVC
4 13 (14.44%) DevOps
4 13 (14.44%) ITSM
5 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
6 10 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (10.00%) ETL
7 9 (10.00%) Project Management
8 8 (8.89%) Data Protection
8 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (7.78%) Black-Box Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (7.78%) Software Delivery
9 7 (7.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.22%) SQL
2 24 (26.67%) C#
2 24 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.56%) VBScript
6 4 (4.44%) Groovy
6 4 (4.44%) XPath
7 3 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) CCNA
1 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) CCNP
2 2 (2.22%) MCDBA
2 2 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (1.11%) CCSP
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
3 1 (1.11%) MCITP
3 1 (1.11%) MCSE
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.11%) HDFS
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) vSphere
7 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) Control-M
2 6 (6.67%) SCCM
3 4 (4.44%) Nessus
4 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.22%) SCOM
4 2 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Terraform
5 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) VMware
3 9 (10.00%) Remedy
4 8 (8.89%) BMC
5 7 (7.78%) Cisco
5 7 (7.78%) HP
6 4 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 4 (4.44%) Brocade
6 4 (4.44%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) GFI Software
6 4 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (3.33%) Dell
7 3 (3.33%) Juniper
8 2 (2.22%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.22%) NetApp
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle
8 2 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.11%) StorageTek