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 25 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 14 6
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 103 201 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.30% 9.95% 15.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.01% 45.07% 52.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 133 227
Median daily rate £328 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.09 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -8.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 312 446 628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.13% 22.07% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 316 425
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.09 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £100.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 -5 86 £330 -2.94% 61
Bradford -8 8 £320 -28.88% 5
Wakefield -3 4 £313 -15.25% 3
Huddersfield - 2 - - 3
Halifax -1 1 £400 +6.66% 4
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 130 (61.03%) SQL
2 101 (47.42%) .NET
3 90 (42.25%) C#
4 74 (34.74%) ASP.NET
5 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
6 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (27.70%) MVC
8 58 (27.23%) T-SQL
9 52 (24.41%) Windows
10 42 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (19.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (19.25%) JavaScript
12 39 (18.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (17.37%) Oracle
14 36 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 35 (16.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (14.08%) .NET Framework
18 28 (13.15%) ETL
19 27 (12.68%) HTML
19 27 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
19 27 (12.68%) SQL Server 2014
20 24 (11.27%) Windows Server
20 24 (11.27%) AngularJS
20 24 (11.27%) Visual Studio
21 22 (10.33%) XML
21 22 (10.33%) ITIL
22 21 (9.86%) CSS
22 21 (9.86%) Scrum
23 20 (9.39%) Finance

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 (8.45%) IIS
2 12 (5.63%) CMS
3 9 (4.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.82%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.35%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.88%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.88%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.94%) Apache
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.94%) JBoss
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.88%) Office 365
3 3 (1.41%) IaaS
3 3 (1.41%) PaaS
3 3 (1.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.47%) Force.com
5 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.04%) DNS
2 14 (6.57%) Firewall
3 12 (5.63%) DHCP
4 9 (4.23%) LAN
4 9 (4.23%) WAN
5 7 (3.29%) HTTP
6 5 (2.35%) Internet
6 5 (2.35%) NAS
6 5 (2.35%) VLAN
6 5 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.88%) FTP
7 4 (1.88%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.88%) SAN
7 4 (1.88%) SMTP
7 4 (1.88%) SSL
7 4 (1.88%) Telnet
8 3 (1.41%) Intranet
8 3 (1.41%) LDAP
8 3 (1.41%) VPN
9 2 (0.94%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (19.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 39 (18.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (12.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (9.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (7.51%) Relational Database
9 12 (5.63%) RDBMS
9 12 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (4.23%) Power BI
11 7 (3.29%) DB2
11 7 (3.29%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.29%) MS Access
11 7 (3.29%) MySQL
12 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
12 6 (2.82%) OLAP
13 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database
13 5 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.88%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 24 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.88%) gulp
5 4 (1.88%) Selenium
5 4 (1.88%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.41%) JMeter
6 3 (1.41%) JUnit
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.94%) Grunt
7 2 (0.94%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.47%) Ant
8 1 (0.47%) GCC
8 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
8 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.47%) YouTrack
General
1 20 (9.39%) Finance
2 10 (4.69%) Retail
3 5 (2.35%) Publishing
4 3 (1.41%) Advertising
4 3 (1.41%) Back Office
4 3 (1.41%) Marketing
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (57.28%) Developer
2 69 (32.39%) .NET Developer
3 44 (20.66%) SQL Developer
4 42 (19.72%) C# Developer
5 35 (16.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (13.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (11.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (7.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (7.51%) Senior Developer
10 14 (6.57%) T-SQL Developer
11 13 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.10%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (5.63%) Administrator
12 12 (5.63%) DBA
12 12 (5.63%) ETL Developer
12 12 (5.63%) SSIS Developer
13 10 (4.69%) Senior SQL Developer
13 10 (4.69%) SQL DBA
14 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (47.42%) .NET
2 74 (34.74%) ASP.NET
3 35 (16.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (14.08%) .NET Framework
5 27 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (12.68%) HTML
6 24 (11.27%) AngularJS
7 22 (10.33%) XML
8 21 (9.86%) CSS
9 20 (9.39%) jQuery
10 19 (8.92%) Web Services
11 18 (8.45%) Entity Framework
12 12 (5.63%) SOAP
13 8 (3.76%) MDX
13 8 (3.76%) MSMQ
13 8 (3.76%) REST
14 7 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (3.29%) WCF
15 6 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
16 5 (2.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.82%) Clustering
2 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.35%) iSeries
3 5 (2.35%) NHS
4 4 (1.88%) Replication
5 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.41%) User Experience
5 3 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.94%) FMCG
6 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) iPad
6 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.47%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.41%) Windows
2 24 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.98%) Linux
4 15 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.76%) Unix
7 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.70%) MVC
3 34 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (13.15%) ETL
5 22 (10.33%) ITIL
6 21 (9.86%) Scrum
7 19 (8.92%) Project Management
8 18 (8.45%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.98%) Migration
10 16 (7.51%) SOLID
11 15 (7.04%) TDD
12 14 (6.57%) E-Commerce
12 14 (6.57%) SOA
13 13 (6.10%) Web Development
14 12 (5.63%) OO
15 11 (5.16%) Incident Management
16 10 (4.69%) DevOps
17 9 (4.23%) Data Integration
17 9 (4.23%) Test Automation
18 8 (3.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (61.03%) SQL
2 90 (42.25%) C#
3 58 (27.23%) T-SQL
4 41 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.23%) Java
5 9 (4.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.35%) Delphi
6 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.35%) VB
7 4 (1.88%) C++
7 4 (1.88%) VBA
8 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.94%) VB6
8 2 (0.94%) XAML
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.47%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.04%) Degree
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.88%) ISEB
3 4 (1.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.41%) MCSE
4 3 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CCDA
6 1 (0.47%) CCIE
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) MCP
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) SLA
2 6 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.41%) QA
4 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.35%) SCCM
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (1.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.94%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.37%) Oracle
3 19 (8.92%) VMware
4 17 (7.98%) Sitecore
5 13 (6.10%) Cisco
6 9 (4.23%) HP
7 7 (3.29%) Avaya
8 6 (2.82%) Veeam
9 5 (2.35%) IBM
9 5 (2.35%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.88%) Citrix
10 4 (1.88%) Dell
10 4 (1.88%) EMC
10 4 (1.88%) NetApp
10 4 (1.88%) SAP
10 4 (1.88%) Tableau
11 3 (1.41%) F5
11 3 (1.41%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.94%) Symantec
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