Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 April 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 20 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 365 377 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.70% 7.82% 8.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.09% 36.60% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 273 289
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £300 £259 £265
90th Percentile £488 £447 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.16 - £19.00
10th Percentile £14.34 - £16.49
90th Percentile £29.05 - £31.95
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +55.56%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 984 1,030 1,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.75% 21.36% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 695 690
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 3 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.06 £17.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -7.68% -9.52%
10th Percentile £14.26 £17.53 £16.53
90th Percentile £24.51 £19.51 £35.94
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% +15.04% +8.65%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
West Yorkshire +7 280 £375 +7.14% 81
South Yorkshire -28 49 £400 +14.29% 24
North Yorkshire -1 28 £338 +8.00% 17
East Yorkshire -1 5 £420 +5.00% 5
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 236 (64.66%) SQL
2 169 (46.30%) .NET
3 154 (42.19%) C#
4 110 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (29.32%) Microsoft
6 105 (28.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 98 (26.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 93 (25.48%) MVC
9 92 (25.21%) JavaScript
10 91 (24.93%) ASP.NET
11 86 (23.56%) T-SQL
12 74 (20.27%) jQuery
13 65 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (17.26%) ETL
15 60 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
15 60 (16.44%) Power BI
16 57 (15.62%) AngularJS
16 57 (15.62%) Data Warehouse
17 53 (14.52%) CSS
18 50 (13.70%) Finance
19 49 (13.42%) ASP.NET MVC
20 48 (13.15%) Oracle
21 39 (10.68%) E-Commerce
21 39 (10.68%) Migration
22 38 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 35 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
23 35 (9.59%) SQL Server 2016
24 34 (9.32%) HTML
25 32 (8.77%) Vue.js
26 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.29%) CMS
3 11 (3.01%) SAS
4 8 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.64%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.37%) Confluence
6 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.10%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.55%) Kentico
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.55%) JDE World
4 1 (0.27%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (1.64%) Office 365
4 4 (1.10%) GitHub
5 3 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.82%) Serverless
6 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) npm
7 1 (0.27%) NuGet
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.19%) Firewall
2 6 (1.64%) DNS
3 5 (1.37%) DHCP
4 2 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) SMTP
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (28.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 98 (26.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (16.44%) Power BI
4 57 (15.62%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (10.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (9.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (4.66%) Oracle Database
8 17 (4.66%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (3.56%) MySQL
10 13 (3.56%) QlikView
11 9 (2.47%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.47%) PowerPivot
12 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Power View
13 7 (1.92%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.64%) Big Data
15 4 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 21 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.19%) JMeter
2 8 (2.19%) webpack
3 7 (1.92%) gulp
4 6 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.82%) YouTrack
8 2 (0.55%) JIRA
8 2 (0.55%) ProC
8 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.27%) Maven
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.27%) TestNG
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (13.70%) Finance
2 7 (1.92%) Retail
3 6 (1.64%) Marketing
4 5 (1.37%) Back Office
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Front Office
6 3 (0.82%) Games
6 3 (0.82%) Law
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 230 (63.01%) Developer
2 87 (23.84%) .NET Developer
3 80 (21.92%) SQL Developer
4 54 (14.79%) C# Developer
5 44 (12.05%) Analyst
6 41 (11.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (9.04%) SQL Server Developer
8 31 (8.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 28 (7.67%) DBA
10 22 (6.03%) SQL DBA
11 21 (5.75%) Angular Developer
12 16 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 16 (4.38%) SQL BI Developer
13 15 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (3.56%) SQL Server BI Developer
15 12 (3.29%) Architect
15 12 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Developer
15 12 (3.29%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (46.30%) .NET
2 91 (24.93%) ASP.NET
3 74 (20.27%) jQuery
4 57 (15.62%) AngularJS
5 53 (14.52%) CSS
6 49 (13.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (9.32%) HTML
9 32 (8.77%) Vue.js
10 27 (7.40%) .NET Framework
11 25 (6.85%) React
11 25 (6.85%) Web Services
12 22 (6.03%) RESTful
13 20 (5.48%) .NET Core
14 19 (5.21%) XML
15 16 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (3.84%) Node.js
17 13 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 13 (3.56%) Entity Framework
17 13 (3.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.66%) User Experience
4 11 (3.01%) NHS
5 7 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.82%) Wiki
9 2 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (0.55%) Replication
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.03%) Windows
2 13 (3.56%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.19%) Linux
4 6 (1.64%) Unix
4 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.82%) AIX
6 3 (0.82%) Android
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.48%) MVC
3 65 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (17.26%) ETL
5 39 (10.68%) E-Commerce
5 39 (10.68%) Migration
6 31 (8.49%) Scrum
7 30 (8.22%) TDD
8 28 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (7.12%) Data Migration
10 24 (6.58%) Microservices
11 22 (6.03%) DevOps
11 22 (6.03%) SDLC
12 18 (4.93%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.66%) Data Analysis
13 17 (4.66%) ETL Development
13 17 (4.66%) Web Development
14 16 (4.38%) SOA
14 16 (4.38%) Test Automation
15 15 (4.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 236 (64.66%) SQL
2 154 (42.19%) C#
3 92 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 86 (23.56%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.21%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.56%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.19%) Java
7 8 (2.19%) Python
8 5 (1.37%) C
8 5 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (1.37%) VB
8 5 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.10%) VB6
10 3 (0.82%) PHP
10 3 (0.82%) VBA
11 2 (0.55%) PROC SQL
11 2 (0.55%) R
11 2 (0.55%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (3.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.37%) Degree
4 3 (0.82%) ISEB
4 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) MCITP
5 2 (0.55%) MCSE
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) VCAP
6 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.47%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) GDPR
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.27%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 13 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Docker
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.27%) HDFS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.27%) vCloud
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Ansible
1 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.55%) Kibana
1 2 (0.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.27%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Salt
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) SCOM
2 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 107 (29.32%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.15%) Oracle
3 15 (4.11%) Tableau
4 10 (2.74%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.47%) Cisco
5 9 (2.47%) VMware
6 5 (1.37%) SAP
7 4 (1.10%) Citrix
8 3 (0.82%) CODA
8 3 (0.82%) Google
8 3 (0.82%) HP
8 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.55%) Databricks
9 2 (0.55%) Dell
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) IDERA
9 2 (0.55%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.55%) Netezza
9 2 (0.55%) RedGate
10 1 (0.27%) EMC