The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 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 30 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 5.26% 20.00% 3.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.22% 85.71% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +132.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 Wakefield with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 23.68% 23.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £338 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +141.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield 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 Wakefield

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Wakefield

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) NAS
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ICT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec