The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 23 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)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 29 10
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 8.81% 4.22% 9.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.10% 25.68% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 28
Median daily rate £338 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £238 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £355 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.63
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.22%  

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 Nottingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 103 74 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 29.26% 16.44% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 78
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Nottingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Nottingham over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Nottingham

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 35 (54.69%) .NET
2 34 (53.13%) C#
3 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
4 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
6 18 (28.13%) CSS
7 17 (26.56%) HTML
8 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (21.88%) MVC
9 14 (21.88%) Finance
9 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (20.31%) T-SQL
11 12 (18.75%) Windows
11 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (18.75%) Scrum
11 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (14.06%) jQuery
13 9 (14.06%) WCF
13 9 (14.06%) TDD
13 9 (14.06%) ETL
13 9 (14.06%) VB.NET
13 9 (14.06%) Oracle
14 8 (12.50%) Web Services
14 8 (12.50%) Web Development
14 8 (12.50%) AngularJS

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 5 (7.81%) IIS
2 4 (6.25%) CMS
2 4 (6.25%) Sitefinity
3 3 (4.69%) Confluence
4 2 (3.13%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) DNS
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (6.25%) MySQL
8 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.56%) DB2
11 1 (1.56%) MS Access
11 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.56%) Pentaho
11 1 (1.56%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.81%) JIRA
4 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.69%) MSTest
5 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.56%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.56%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.06%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (9.38%) SQL BI Developer
5 6 (9.38%) SSIS Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Server BI Developer
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 4 (6.25%) CMS Developer
7 4 (6.25%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (54.69%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
3 18 (28.13%) CSS
4 17 (26.56%) HTML
5 9 (14.06%) jQuery
5 9 (14.06%) WCF
6 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 8 (12.50%) Web Services
7 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (9.38%) XML
8 5 (7.81%) HTML5
9 4 (6.25%) CSS3
9 4 (6.25%) JSON
9 4 (6.25%) RESTful
9 4 (6.25%) SOAP
10 3 (4.69%) EJB
10 3 (4.69%) J2EE
10 3 (4.69%) JDBC
10 3 (4.69%) JSP
10 3 (4.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
1 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.13%) Clustering
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.69%) Solaris
4 2 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.56%) VMS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) MVC
3 12 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.75%) Scrum
4 9 (14.06%) ETL
4 9 (14.06%) TDD
5 8 (12.50%) Web Development
6 7 (10.94%) DevOps
6 7 (10.94%) System Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Single Customer View
7 6 (9.38%) Time Management
8 5 (7.81%) Analytics
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.25%) Migration
9 4 (6.25%) SOA
9 4 (6.25%) SOLID
10 3 (4.69%) Manual Testing
10 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) C#
2 27 (42.19%) SQL
3 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.31%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.06%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.25%) Java
7 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.69%) VB
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Tcl
8 2 (3.13%) XPath
9 1 (1.56%) VB6
9 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.56%) HNC
2 1 (1.56%) HND
2 1 (1.56%) MCITP
2 1 (1.56%) MCSE
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Consul
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
1 2 (3.13%) Terraform
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Informatica
3 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) StorageTek
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) VMware