Period
to 16 January 2019

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 6 months to 16 January 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 334 255 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.94% 8.44% 9.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.18% 37.44% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 188 232
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £282
90th Percentile £495 £472 £469
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.16 - £13.50
10th Percentile £12.70 - £13.05
90th Percentile £21.10 - £23.26
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.44 £21.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -18.91% +59.26% -30.77%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 811 681 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 24.13% 22.55% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 484 539
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 12
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £21.19
10th Percentile £13.09 - £13.50
90th Percentile £21.88 - £31.43
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.87 £32.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -48.49% +36.46% +37.14%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 16 January 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
Leeds -4 207 £388 +10.71% 113
Bradford +17 57 £350 +2.94% 34
Halifax +12 13 £650 +48.57% 1
Huddersfield -3 13 £375 +15.38% 17
Wakefield +3 12 £335 +48.89% 16
Pudsey +7 3 £525 +31.25%
Bingley - 3 £400 - 1
Pontefract +3 2 £335 +15.52%
Wetherby 0 1 - - 4
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 213 (63.77%) SQL
2 150 (44.91%) .NET
3 149 (44.61%) C#
4 118 (35.33%) T-SQL
5 111 (33.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 92 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (25.45%) JavaScript
9 81 (24.25%) MVC
10 80 (23.95%) Microsoft
11 79 (23.65%) ETL
12 72 (21.56%) ASP.NET
13 70 (20.96%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (20.06%) jQuery
15 65 (19.46%) AngularJS
16 63 (18.86%) Data Warehouse
17 48 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 46 (13.77%) E-Commerce
19 45 (13.47%) CSS
20 42 (12.57%) Oracle
20 42 (12.57%) Power BI
21 41 (12.28%) Vue.js
22 36 (10.78%) React
22 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web API
22 36 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 36 (10.78%) Migration
23 34 (10.18%) Scrum
23 34 (10.18%) HTML
24 32 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
25 31 (9.28%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 18 (5.39%) CMS
2 14 (4.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 13 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.80%) SAS
5 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.90%) Confluence
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.90%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.30%) CICS
9 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.30%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (1.50%) Office 365
4 3 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.90%) Serverless
5 2 (0.60%) GitHub
5 2 (0.60%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.50%) Firewall
2 2 (0.60%) DHCP
2 2 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.30%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) SAN
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) VoIP
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (33.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 108 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (18.86%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (12.57%) Power BI
5 36 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (8.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (6.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 20 (5.99%) Oracle Database
9 19 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (5.39%) Relational Database
11 16 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
13 8 (2.40%) QlikView
14 6 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.80%) MySQL
15 5 (1.50%) PowerPivot
16 4 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (5.09%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.59%) gulp
3 12 (3.59%) webpack
4 9 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.69%) JMeter
5 7 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.50%) JIRA
7 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.90%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.60%) MSTest
8 2 (0.60%) Selenium
9 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.30%) Grunt
9 1 (0.30%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.30%) YouTrack
General
1 26 (7.78%) Finance
2 6 (1.80%) Banking
2 6 (1.80%) Retail
3 5 (1.50%) Publishing
4 4 (1.20%) Back Office
5 3 (0.90%) Games
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 202 (60.48%) Developer
2 77 (23.05%) .NET Developer
2 77 (23.05%) SQL Developer
3 68 (20.36%) C# Developer
4 54 (16.17%) Analyst
5 53 (15.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (9.58%) DBA
7 31 (9.28%) Angular Developer
8 28 (8.38%) SQL Server Developer
9 25 (7.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 25 (7.49%) SQL DBA
10 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 22 (6.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (5.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (4.49%) Systems Analyst
15 12 (3.59%) SQL Analyst
15 12 (3.59%) SQL BI Developer
16 11 (3.29%) Administrator
16 11 (3.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (44.91%) .NET
2 72 (21.56%) ASP.NET
3 67 (20.06%) jQuery
4 65 (19.46%) AngularJS
5 48 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 45 (13.47%) CSS
7 41 (12.28%) Vue.js
8 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (10.78%) React
9 34 (10.18%) HTML
10 31 (9.28%) .NET Framework
11 17 (5.09%) .NET Core
11 17 (5.09%) Entity Framework
12 15 (4.49%) CSS3
12 15 (4.49%) HTML5
13 14 (4.19%) Node.js
14 13 (3.89%) Web Services
14 13 (3.89%) XML
15 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (2.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.79%) User Experience
4 8 (2.40%) NHS
5 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.10%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.10%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.90%) Replication
9 2 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.60%) VSAM
10 1 (0.30%) Clustering
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.39%) Windows
2 11 (3.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.69%) Linux
4 6 (1.80%) AIX
5 5 (1.50%) Unix
6 4 (1.20%) Android
6 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.25%) MVC
3 79 (23.65%) ETL
4 70 (20.96%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (13.77%) E-Commerce
6 36 (10.78%) Migration
7 34 (10.18%) Scrum
8 30 (8.98%) Data Migration
8 30 (8.98%) Microservices
9 27 (8.08%) TDD
10 26 (7.78%) ETL Development
11 21 (6.29%) SOA
12 19 (5.69%) OOP
13 18 (5.39%) ITIL
14 17 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (4.79%) Mentoring
16 15 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (4.49%) SOLID
17 14 (4.19%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 213 (63.77%) SQL
2 149 (44.61%) C#
3 118 (35.33%) T-SQL
4 85 (25.45%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.19%) VBA
7 8 (2.40%) Python
8 5 (1.50%) VB
9 3 (0.90%) COBOL
9 3 (0.90%) Java
9 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.90%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.90%) VB6
10 2 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) C
11 1 (0.30%) ES6
11 1 (0.30%) Scala
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.80%) MCSE
3 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.90%) MCITP
4 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Degree
5 2 (0.60%) ISEB
5 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.19%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.29%) GDPR
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) Docker
2 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
1 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.60%) WSUS
2 1 (0.30%) Ansible
2 1 (0.30%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.57%) Oracle
3 19 (5.69%) Sitecore
4 18 (5.39%) Tableau
5 4 (1.20%) Cisco
5 4 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.20%) RedGate
5 4 (1.20%) SAP
5 4 (1.20%) VMware
6 3 (0.90%) CODA
6 3 (0.90%) Sage
6 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.60%) HP
7 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.60%) Telerik
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix
8 1 (0.30%) CommVault
8 1 (0.30%) Dell
8 1 (0.30%) IBM
8 1 (0.30%) Teradata