Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 304 233 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.71% 8.12% 9.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.56% 33.19% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 167 284
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £281
90th Percentile £456 £471 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.64% +57.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.63 £18.10 £12.98
90th Percentile £15.40 £24.90 £15.69
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.96 £21.75 £13.24
% change year-on-year -26.61% +64.34% -24.37%

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 855 702 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 24.50% 24.48% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 485 634
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £290
90th Percentile £550 £536 £513
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.75 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.92% +22.75% -8.06%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.53 £24.60 £31.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.82% +39.29% -20.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -4 200 £375 +7.14% 83
Bradford -1 32 £355 +4.41% 26
Huddersfield -2 20 £375 +15.38% 6
Wakefield 0 8 £230 -34.29% 12
Halifax +6 6 £353 -11.75% 5
Pudsey +7 4 £459 +14.75%
Wetherby 0 1 - - 4
Otley - 1 £350 -
Pontefract - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 187 (61.51%) C#
2 175 (57.57%) .NET
3 159 (52.30%) SQL
4 121 (39.80%) MVC
5 117 (38.49%) T-SQL
6 109 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (35.20%) ASP.NET
8 99 (32.57%) JavaScript
9 90 (29.61%) AngularJS
10 85 (27.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (25.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 77 (25.33%) Microsoft
13 76 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 66 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 63 (20.72%) CSS
16 61 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
17 55 (18.09%) .NET Framework
18 53 (17.43%) HTML
19 49 (16.12%) TDD
20 48 (15.79%) E-Commerce
20 48 (15.79%) jQuery
20 48 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
21 47 (15.46%) Vue.js
21 47 (15.46%) Scrum
22 41 (13.49%) ETL
23 40 (13.16%) React
24 38 (12.50%) Microservices
24 38 (12.50%) Entity Framework
25 35 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
26 34 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.61%) CMS
2 12 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.66%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) CICS
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.33%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.33%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.97%) npm
3 6 (1.97%) Office 365
4 3 (0.99%) Force.com
4 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.64%) Firewall
2 3 (0.99%) DNS
2 3 (0.99%) SAN
3 2 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.66%) SSL
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) DHCP
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) IPsec
4 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.33%) NAS
4 1 (0.33%) VLAN
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 66 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (9.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (7.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (7.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (4.93%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (4.28%) MySQL
10 10 (3.29%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.96%) Power BI
12 7 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.97%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.64%) Data Mart
14 5 (1.64%) SSDT
15 4 (1.32%) OLTP
15 4 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 48 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (8.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 21 (6.91%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 15 (4.93%) webpack
6 10 (3.29%) JIRA
6 10 (3.29%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.96%) gulp
8 8 (2.63%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.97%) Selenium
10 5 (1.64%) MSTest
10 5 (1.64%) NUnit
11 3 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.99%) Subversion
12 2 (0.66%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (6.91%) Finance
2 7 (2.30%) Retail
3 5 (1.64%) Banking
3 5 (1.64%) Publishing
4 3 (0.99%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (72.70%) Developer
2 110 (36.18%) .NET Developer
3 93 (30.59%) C# Developer
4 77 (25.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (17.11%) SQL Developer
6 40 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 38 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (11.51%) Angular Developer
8 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 32 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
10 25 (8.22%) Analyst
10 25 (8.22%) SQL Server Developer
11 23 (7.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 22 (7.24%) DBA
13 19 (6.25%) SQL DBA
14 18 (5.92%) Senior Developer
15 13 (4.28%) Senior .NET Developer
15 13 (4.28%) Sitecore Developer
16 12 (3.95%) SSIS Developer
17 11 (3.62%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (57.57%) .NET
2 107 (35.20%) ASP.NET
3 90 (29.61%) AngularJS
4 85 (27.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (25.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 63 (20.72%) CSS
7 55 (18.09%) .NET Framework
8 53 (17.43%) HTML
9 48 (15.79%) jQuery
10 47 (15.46%) Vue.js
11 40 (13.16%) React
12 38 (12.50%) Entity Framework
13 24 (7.89%) CSS3
13 24 (7.89%) HTML5
14 18 (5.92%) Web Services
15 15 (4.93%) .NET Core
15 15 (4.93%) Node.js
16 14 (4.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (2.63%) REST
18 7 (2.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.29%) User Experience
5 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.64%) Replication
7 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.99%) Clustering
8 3 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.25%) Windows
2 10 (3.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.63%) Linux
4 4 (1.32%) Unix
5 3 (0.99%) AIX
5 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.99%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (39.80%) MVC
2 109 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (16.12%) TDD
5 48 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 47 (15.46%) Scrum
7 41 (13.49%) ETL
8 38 (12.50%) Microservices
9 27 (8.88%) Web Development
10 20 (6.58%) Migration
11 18 (5.92%) OOP
11 18 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.59%) SOLID
13 16 (5.26%) SOA
14 15 (4.93%) ETL Development
15 14 (4.61%) Visualisation
16 13 (4.28%) Data Migration
16 13 (4.28%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (3.95%) Kimball Methodology
17 12 (3.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 187 (61.51%) C#
2 159 (52.30%) SQL
3 117 (38.49%) T-SQL
4 99 (32.57%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.28%) VBA
7 8 (2.63%) Java
8 7 (2.30%) VB
9 6 (1.97%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.99%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.99%) Python
10 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.99%) SOQL
11 2 (0.66%) Scala
12 1 (0.33%) COBOL
12 1 (0.33%) Go
12 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (1.97%) Degree
1 6 (1.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.66%) MCSD
3 2 (0.66%) MCSE
3 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.33%) CISSP
4 1 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.33%) MCITP
4 1 (0.33%) MCTS
4 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.24%) GDPR
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 6 (1.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.62%) Docker
2 6 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.66%) HDFS
4 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.22%) Oracle
3 19 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 12 (3.95%) Tableau
5 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.32%) SAP
6 3 (0.99%) IBM
6 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.99%) VMware
7 2 (0.66%) Brocade
7 2 (0.66%) EMC
7 2 (0.66%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.66%) Sage
7 2 (0.66%) Sun
8 1 (0.33%) Aruba
8 1 (0.33%) NETGEAR
8 1 (0.33%) RedGate
8 1 (0.33%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.33%) Veeam
8 1 (0.33%) Xamarin