Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 319 249 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.43% 8.30% 9.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.43% 34.68% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 182 260
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £285
90th Percentile £461 £474 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.59 £23.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.14% +67.86% -28.21%
10th Percentile £12.40 £21.80 £13.13
90th Percentile £21.64 £25.20 £22.73
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.19 £22.00 £13.28
% change year-on-year -21.89% +65.66% -28.22%

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 809 718 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 23.92% 23.94% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 503 615
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £320 £305 £282
90th Percentile £571 £538 £519
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 14
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £21.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +3.83% +21.07%
10th Percentile £13.09 £13.24 £13.50
90th Percentile £27.80 £24.90 £31.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £21.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year -20.69% +52.63% -18.57%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 -3 198 £375 +7.14% 123
Bradford +4 44 £350 +2.94% 20
Huddersfield -1 17 £375 +15.38% 16
Wakefield -3 11 £330 +20.00% 18
Halifax - 8 £400 - 7
Pudsey +6 4 £459 +14.75%
Pontefract +2 3 £335 +15.52%
Bingley - 3 £400 - 2
Wetherby 0 1 - - 2
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 176 (55.17%) SQL
2 162 (50.78%) C#
3 160 (50.16%) .NET
4 105 (32.92%) T-SQL
5 98 (30.72%) JavaScript
6 96 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (29.15%) MVC
8 92 (28.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 84 (26.33%) AngularJS
11 82 (25.71%) Microsoft
12 81 (25.39%) ASP.NET
13 72 (22.57%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (21.00%) ETL
15 62 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 58 (18.18%) jQuery
16 58 (18.18%) CSS
17 56 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
18 54 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
19 49 (15.36%) .NET Framework
19 49 (15.36%) E-Commerce
20 48 (15.05%) HTML
21 46 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
21 46 (14.42%) Vue.js
22 41 (12.85%) Scrum
23 36 (11.29%) React
23 36 (11.29%) TDD
24 34 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
25 33 (10.34%) Entity Framework
25 33 (10.34%) Migration

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 14 (4.39%) CMS
2 11 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (1.88%) SAS
4 4 (1.25%) IIS
4 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.94%) Confluence
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.31%) CICS
7 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.88%) Office 365
4 3 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.94%) Force.com
4 3 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (0.94%) Serverless
5 2 (0.63%) GitHub
5 2 (0.63%) npm
5 2 (0.63%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.25%) Firewall
2 3 (0.94%) DHCP
2 3 (0.94%) DNS
2 3 (0.94%) SAN
3 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.63%) SSL
3 2 (0.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) IPsec
4 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) VLAN
4 1 (0.31%) VoIP
4 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (28.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 90 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 56 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (10.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (8.46%) Power BI
6 26 (8.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (5.64%) Relational Database
10 17 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (3.45%) MySQL
12 10 (3.13%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (2.51%) Hadoop
15 7 (2.19%) NoSQL
15 7 (2.19%) QlikView
15 7 (2.19%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
17 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
17 5 (1.57%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (6.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (5.64%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.70%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.13%) webpack
6 9 (2.82%) gulp
6 9 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.51%) JIRA
8 6 (1.88%) JMeter
9 4 (1.25%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.94%) Subversion
11 2 (0.63%) MSTest
11 2 (0.63%) NUnit
11 2 (0.63%) Selenium
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.31%) Grunt
12 1 (0.31%) NeoLoad
12 1 (0.31%) YouTrack
General
1 24 (7.52%) Finance
2 6 (1.88%) Banking
2 6 (1.88%) Retail
3 5 (1.57%) Publishing
4 4 (1.25%) Back Office
4 4 (1.25%) Marketing
5 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Advertising
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Front Office
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 214 (67.08%) Developer
2 87 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 85 (26.65%) C# Developer
4 67 (21.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 67 (21.00%) SQL Developer
5 40 (12.54%) Angular Developer
6 36 (11.29%) Analyst
7 29 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (8.78%) SQL Server Developer
9 27 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 26 (8.15%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (7.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 21 (6.58%) DBA
13 18 (5.64%) Senior Developer
13 18 (5.64%) SQL DBA
14 12 (3.76%) SSIS Developer
15 10 (3.13%) Administrator
16 9 (2.82%) ETL Developer
16 9 (2.82%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (50.16%) .NET
2 84 (26.33%) AngularJS
3 81 (25.39%) ASP.NET
4 62 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 58 (18.18%) CSS
5 58 (18.18%) jQuery
6 54 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 49 (15.36%) .NET Framework
8 48 (15.05%) HTML
9 46 (14.42%) Vue.js
10 36 (11.29%) React
11 33 (10.34%) Entity Framework
12 24 (7.52%) HTML5
13 23 (7.21%) CSS3
14 20 (6.27%) .NET Core
15 15 (4.70%) Web Services
16 12 (3.76%) XML
17 11 (3.45%) Node.js
17 11 (3.45%) REST
18 10 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.13%) User Experience
5 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.57%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.57%) NHS
6 5 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) Clustering
8 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) VSAM
10 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.58%) Windows
2 12 (3.76%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.13%) Linux
4 6 (1.88%) Unix
5 4 (1.25%) AIX
5 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.25%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (29.15%) MVC
3 72 (22.57%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (21.00%) ETL
5 49 (15.36%) E-Commerce
6 41 (12.85%) Scrum
7 36 (11.29%) TDD
8 33 (10.34%) Migration
9 31 (9.72%) Microservices
10 25 (7.84%) Data Migration
10 25 (7.84%) ETL Development
11 22 (6.90%) Web Development
12 19 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (5.02%) OOP
15 15 (4.70%) Data Modelling
16 14 (4.39%) Visualisation
17 13 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
17 13 (4.08%) SOA
18 12 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 176 (55.17%) SQL
2 162 (50.78%) C#
3 105 (32.92%) T-SQL
4 98 (30.72%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.33%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.70%) VBA
7 7 (2.19%) Java
7 7 (2.19%) Python
8 5 (1.57%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.57%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.57%) VB
9 3 (0.94%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.94%) COBOL
9 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.94%) SOQL
10 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.19%) Degree
2 7 (2.19%) MCSE
2 7 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.25%) MCITP
5 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) MCSD
6 2 (0.63%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.31%) ISEB
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.82%) GDPR
3 5 (1.57%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (1.88%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.88%) Docker
2 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (0.63%) HDFS
3 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.63%) WSUS
2 1 (0.31%) Ansible
2 1 (0.31%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Salt
2 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.40%) Oracle
3 16 (5.02%) Sitecore
4 12 (3.76%) Tableau
5 6 (1.88%) SAP
6 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.25%) RedGate
7 4 (1.25%) VMware
8 3 (0.94%) IBM
8 3 (0.94%) Sage
9 2 (0.63%) Brocade
9 2 (0.63%) Cisco
9 2 (0.63%) EMC
9 2 (0.63%) Sun
9 2 (0.63%) Telerik
9 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.31%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.31%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.31%) Meraki