Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 250 352 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.28% 9.88% 13.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.72% 39.60% 49.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 257 438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £345 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.60% +5.08%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £271
90th Percentile £474 £450 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.86% -28.21% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21.80 £13.13 £11.03
90th Percentile £25.20 £22.73 £37.04
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year +65.66% -31.90% -13.33%

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 720 889 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 23.85% 24.94% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 604 816
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% +6.86%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £275
90th Percentile £538 £523 £510
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 17
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £21.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +21.07% +9.38%
10th Percentile £13.24 £13.50 £8.80
90th Percentile £24.90 £31.50 £41.22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.63% -18.57% +9.38%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +1 202 £350 +1.45% 54
Wakefield +4 14 £275 -31.25% 5
Bradford -5 13 £340 -6.85% 13
Huddersfield +4 6 £325 -34.21% 2
Pudsey -2 1 £400 -
Wetherby - 1 £300 - 1
Pontefract - 1 £290 -
SQL Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 163 (65.20%) SQL
2 99 (39.60%) Microsoft
3 94 (37.60%) .NET
4 91 (36.40%) C#
5 85 (34.00%) T-SQL
6 76 (30.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 69 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (26.80%) MVC
10 58 (23.20%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (22.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (20.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 47 (18.80%) JavaScript
14 44 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (16.80%) Data Modelling
16 38 (15.20%) HTML
17 37 (14.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 35 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (13.20%) ETL
20 32 (12.80%) CSS
21 31 (12.40%) TDD
22 30 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 28 (11.20%) Windows
23 28 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
24 27 (10.80%) AngularJS
24 27 (10.80%) SQL Server 2014
24 27 (10.80%) Git (software)
24 27 (10.80%) Migration
25 26 (10.40%) Tableau
25 26 (10.40%) Performance Tuning

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 17 (6.80%) CMS
2 16 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (4.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (4.40%) SAS
6 10 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (3.60%) Apache Solr
7 9 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (3.20%) IIS
8 8 (3.20%) MS Exchange
8 8 (3.20%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.80%) JBoss
10 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (2.40%) Skype for Business
11 5 (2.00%) Umbraco
12 4 (1.60%) Kentico
12 4 (1.60%) WebLogic
13 3 (1.20%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.20%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) Force.com
4 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.40%) Skype
2 5 (2.00%) LAN
2 5 (2.00%) WAN
3 3 (1.20%) Firewall
3 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.80%) DNS
4 2 (0.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) DHCP
5 1 (0.40%) Extranet
5 1 (0.40%) HTTP
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) IPsec
5 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.40%) MPLS
5 1 (0.40%) NAS
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) VLAN
5 1 (0.40%) VPLS
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (30.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 57 (22.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (20.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (10.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 24 (9.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (8.80%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 13 (5.20%) Power BI
11 11 (4.40%) NoSQL
11 11 (4.40%) QlikView
12 10 (4.00%) MongoDB
12 10 (4.00%) MySQL
13 8 (3.20%) OLAP
14 7 (2.80%) SAS Visual Analytics
15 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (2.40%) MOLAP
15 6 (2.40%) ROLAP
15 6 (2.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.40%) Octopus Deploy
3 18 (7.20%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.60%) JIRA
6 4 (1.60%) Subversion
7 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.20%) gulp
7 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.80%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.80%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.80%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.40%) Ant
9 1 (0.40%) GCC
9 1 (0.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.40%) Mockito
9 1 (0.40%) Selenium
9 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (9.20%) Finance
2 7 (2.80%) Retail
3 5 (2.00%) Marketing
4 4 (1.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 175 (70.00%) Developer
2 75 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 74 (29.60%) SQL Developer
4 51 (20.40%) C# Developer
5 46 (18.40%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (10.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (10.40%) SSIS Developer
8 25 (10.00%) Senior Developer
9 23 (9.20%) T-SQL Developer
10 22 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 19 (7.60%) SQL Server Developer
12 18 (7.20%) Architect
13 17 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 16 (6.40%) Technical Leader
15 15 (6.00%) Senior SQL Developer
16 14 (5.60%) Administrator
16 14 (5.60%) DBA
16 14 (5.60%) SQL DBA
17 13 (5.20%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.60%) .NET
2 75 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 44 (17.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (15.20%) HTML
5 37 (14.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 32 (12.80%) CSS
7 27 (10.80%) AngularJS
8 25 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 16 (6.40%) jQuery
10 13 (5.20%) KnockoutJS
10 13 (5.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (4.80%) Ajax
11 12 (4.80%) HTML5
12 11 (4.40%) CSS3
12 11 (4.40%) Entity Framework
12 11 (4.40%) REST
12 11 (4.40%) RESTful
12 11 (4.40%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 10 (4.00%) WCF
13 10 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.40%) User Experience
3 10 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.20%) Clustering
6 5 (2.00%) Replication
7 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.60%) NHS
8 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
10 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.40%) HACMP
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.20%) Windows
2 14 (5.60%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.00%) Linux
4 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.80%) Unix
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (26.80%) MVC
3 58 (23.20%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (16.80%) Data Modelling
5 33 (13.20%) ETL
6 31 (12.40%) TDD
7 27 (10.80%) Migration
8 26 (10.40%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 23 (9.20%) Data Integration
10 23 (9.20%) Scrum
11 22 (8.80%) Web Development
12 19 (7.60%) Microservices
12 19 (7.60%) SOA
13 17 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 14 (5.60%) Analytics
14 14 (5.60%) Data Migration
14 14 (5.60%) Front End Development
15 13 (5.20%) ITIL
15 13 (5.20%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 163 (65.20%) SQL
2 91 (36.40%) C#
3 85 (34.00%) T-SQL
4 47 (18.80%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.80%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.80%) Java
6 7 (2.80%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (0.80%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) ABAP
9 1 (0.40%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) VB6
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (4.00%) MCSE
1 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.60%) MCITP
3 7 (2.80%) Degree
4 4 (1.60%) ISEB
5 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) CCNA
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) CCDA
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CCNP
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.60%) GDPR
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.60%) Active Directory
1 14 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.20%) VMware Server
3 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.40%) Tableau
3 19 (7.60%) Oracle
4 16 (6.40%) Sitecore
4 16 (6.40%) VMware
5 10 (4.00%) RedGate
5 10 (4.00%) SAP
6 4 (1.60%) Cisco
6 4 (1.60%) Telerik
7 3 (1.20%) Cognos
7 3 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix
8 2 (0.80%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.40%) Dell
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) Twitter
9 1 (0.40%) Veeam
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin