The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 18 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 110 188 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.06% 9.81% 12.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.70% 43.42% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 129 136
Median daily rate £349 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% +13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £21.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £21.00 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 347 433 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 25.44% 22.59% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 315 355
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £17.33 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.79 £23.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in West Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Leeds -10 88 £340 -9.33% 54
Bradford -4 10 £450 - 15
Halifax +1 6 £310 -4.61% 3
Wakefield -4 2 £350 +7.69% 5
Huddersfield - 1 £413 - 2
Keighley - 1 - -
SQL Server
Yorkshire

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 145 (60.42%) SQL
2 92 (38.33%) Microsoft
3 81 (33.75%) .NET
4 75 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (30.42%) C#
6 64 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 64 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (26.25%) T-SQL
8 60 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (22.50%) MVC
11 50 (20.83%) Windows
12 47 (19.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 45 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
15 41 (17.08%) ETL
16 40 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 40 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 38 (15.83%) Oracle
18 34 (14.17%) .NET Framework
19 30 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (12.50%) Windows Server
20 29 (12.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
20 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
21 28 (11.67%) Finance
22 26 (10.83%) AngularJS
23 24 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
23 24 (10.00%) Entity Framework
24 23 (9.58%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 15 (6.25%) IIS
2 11 (4.58%) CMS
2 11 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.33%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.08%) IBM Domino
5 5 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.25%) Apache
6 3 (1.25%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.08%) Office 365
3 5 (2.08%) PaaS
4 4 (1.67%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.67%) IaaS
4 4 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.33%) DHCP
1 8 (3.33%) DNS
1 8 (3.33%) Firewall
2 6 (2.50%) LAN
2 6 (2.50%) WAN
3 5 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (2.08%) FTP
3 5 (2.08%) HTTP
3 5 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 5 (2.08%) SMTP
3 5 (2.08%) SSL
3 5 (2.08%) Telnet
4 4 (1.67%) SAN
4 4 (1.67%) VPN
5 2 (0.83%) BGP
5 2 (0.83%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) Intranet
5 2 (0.83%) Wireless
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 60 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (19.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 45 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (12.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (5.00%) QlikView
8 12 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (4.58%) Power BI
9 11 (4.58%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.33%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.92%) Big Data
11 7 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.92%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.92%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (3.33%) Grunt
4 8 (3.33%) gulp
4 8 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.67%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.42%) MSTest
7 1 (0.42%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
7 1 (0.42%) YouTrack
General
1 28 (11.67%) Finance
2 8 (3.33%) Back Office
2 8 (3.33%) Retail
3 7 (2.92%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.92%) Publishing
4 5 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 138 (57.50%) Developer
2 66 (27.50%) SQL Developer
3 54 (22.50%) .NET Developer
4 28 (11.67%) SSIS Developer
5 22 (9.17%) C# Developer
5 22 (9.17%) DBA
6 20 (8.33%) Analyst
7 18 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 18 (7.50%) T-SQL Developer
8 17 (7.08%) SQL DBA
9 16 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
10 15 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (5.83%) ETL Developer
12 13 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (5.42%) SSRS Developer
13 12 (5.00%) Architect
14 11 (4.58%) Senior Developer
14 11 (4.58%) SQL BI Developer
15 10 (4.17%) Administrator
15 10 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (33.75%) .NET
2 64 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 34 (14.17%) .NET Framework
4 30 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (12.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (10.83%) AngularJS
7 24 (10.00%) Entity Framework
8 23 (9.58%) CSS
9 19 (7.92%) Web Services
10 15 (6.25%) HTML
11 11 (4.58%) jQuery
12 9 (3.75%) LESS
13 8 (3.33%) MSMQ
13 8 (3.33%) Sass
13 8 (3.33%) SignalR
13 8 (3.33%) WCF
14 7 (2.92%) MDX
14 7 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (2.92%) XML
15 6 (2.50%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.08%) iSeries
2 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.08%) NHS
2 5 (2.08%) Replication
3 4 (1.67%) Clustering
4 3 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (0.83%) Fintech
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.83%) Tandem
5 2 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.42%) RIA
6 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.83%) Windows
2 30 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (8.75%) Linux
5 17 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.75%) Unix
8 8 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.67%) Android
9 4 (1.67%) Solaris
10 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (22.50%) MVC
4 41 (17.08%) ETL
5 23 (9.58%) Data Modelling
6 19 (7.92%) ITIL
7 17 (7.08%) Project Management
8 16 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 15 (6.25%) Analytics
9 15 (6.25%) DevOps
10 14 (5.83%) Scrum
10 14 (5.83%) SOLID
11 13 (5.42%) OO
12 12 (5.00%) Migration
13 11 (4.58%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.58%) Kimball Methodology
13 11 (4.58%) TDD
14 10 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 9 (3.75%) SOA
15 9 (3.75%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 145 (60.42%) SQL
2 73 (30.42%) C#
3 63 (26.25%) T-SQL
4 40 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.42%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.33%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.50%) Java
8 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.67%) VBA
10 3 (1.25%) Python
10 3 (1.25%) VB
10 3 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.83%) C++
11 2 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.83%) PHP
11 2 (0.83%) R
11 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.83%) VB6
12 1 (0.42%) Delphi
12 1 (0.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 12 (5.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.08%) CCDA
4 5 (2.08%) CCIE
4 5 (2.08%) CCNA
4 5 (2.08%) CCNP
4 5 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.67%) ISEB
5 4 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.25%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.25%) MCSE
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) IFRS
2 4 (1.67%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.25%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.67%) Docker
5 3 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.50%) SCCM
2 6 (2.50%) SCOM
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.25%) Puppet
5 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.83%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.83%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.83%) Oracle
3 19 (7.92%) VMware
4 16 (6.67%) Tableau
5 15 (6.25%) Cisco
6 9 (3.75%) Avaya
7 7 (2.92%) Cognos
8 6 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.50%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.50%) Veeam
9 5 (2.08%) Google
9 5 (2.08%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.08%) Splunk
10 4 (1.67%) Dell
10 4 (1.67%) HP
11 3 (1.25%) IDERA
11 3 (1.25%) RedGate
11 3 (1.25%) Symantec
12 2 (0.83%) Apple
12 2 (0.83%) EMC
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