Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 413 339 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.39% 8.06% 9.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.52% 34.35% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 238 389
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £258 £305 £269
90th Percentile £463 £475 £458
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £21.75 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.08% +63.78% -24.11%
10th Percentile £13.09 £18.30 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.57 £24.60 £16.09
England median hourly rate £24.08 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -28.12% +3.08% +32.65%

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 1,131 987 1,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.97% 23.46% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 656 938
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +7.80%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £281
90th Percentile £550 £536 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 21
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +44.44% -22.86%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.92 £12.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £35.95 £33.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% +7.02% +3.64%

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 15 October 2018.

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
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 15 October 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
West Yorkshire -3 307 £375 +7.14% 184
North Yorkshire +4 45 £338 +3.85% 46
South Yorkshire +4 41 £400 +17.65% 39
East Yorkshire -13 1 £400 +14.29% 19
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 210 (50.85%) SQL
2 201 (48.67%) .NET
3 194 (46.97%) C#
4 134 (32.45%) MVC
5 133 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (31.72%) T-SQL
7 118 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 113 (27.36%) JavaScript
9 108 (26.15%) Microsoft
10 93 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 93 (22.52%) AngularJS
11 90 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (20.82%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 76 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 73 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 66 (15.98%) CSS
17 64 (15.50%) HTML
18 63 (15.25%) Oracle
19 60 (14.53%) TDD
20 59 (14.29%) ETL
21 54 (13.08%) jQuery
22 53 (12.83%) Data Warehouse
23 52 (12.59%) .NET Framework
24 50 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
24 50 (12.11%) Scrum
25 48 (11.62%) E-Commerce
26 46 (11.14%) Vue.js
27 45 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
28 41 (9.93%) React

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 21 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.63%) CMS
3 11 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.97%) Confluence
7 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.73%) IIS
8 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.48%) Apache
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.48%) SAS
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.73%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.24%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.87%) Office 365
4 12 (2.91%) SaaS
5 10 (2.42%) PaaS
6 9 (2.18%) IaaS
7 6 (1.45%) npm
8 4 (0.97%) GitHub
9 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.73%) Force.com
9 3 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.24%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.42%) DNS
1 10 (2.42%) SAN
2 7 (1.69%) LAN
3 6 (1.45%) Firewall
3 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.45%) WAN
4 5 (1.21%) DHCP
4 5 (1.21%) SMS
5 4 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (0.97%) NAS
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.24%) FTP
7 1 (0.24%) Internet
7 1 (0.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.24%) IPsec
7 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.24%) VoIP
7 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (12.83%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (8.47%) MySQL
5 33 (7.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (7.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (7.02%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (5.08%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.60%) Power BI
10 15 (3.63%) Oracle Database
11 13 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (2.18%) QlikView
13 9 (2.18%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
15 7 (1.69%) NoSQL
16 6 (1.45%) OLTP
16 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (6.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 23 (5.57%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.33%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.39%) webpack
6 13 (3.15%) JIRA
7 10 (2.42%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.94%) gulp
8 8 (1.94%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.69%) Selenium
10 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.45%) MSTest
10 6 (1.45%) NUnit
11 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.73%) JMeter
12 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.73%) Subversion
12 3 (0.73%) Toad
13 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (9.44%) Finance
2 12 (2.91%) Banking
3 11 (2.66%) Retail
4 5 (1.21%) Publishing
5 3 (0.73%) Legal
5 3 (0.73%) Marketing
6 2 (0.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.48%) Billing
6 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 268 (64.89%) Developer
2 125 (30.27%) .NET Developer
3 99 (23.97%) C# Developer
4 82 (19.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (16.22%) SQL Developer
6 41 (9.93%) ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (9.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 37 (8.96%) Angular Developer
9 36 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 35 (8.47%) Analyst
11 33 (7.99%) SQL Server Developer
12 32 (7.75%) DBA
13 31 (7.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 30 (7.26%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (6.78%) SQL DBA
16 19 (4.60%) Senior Developer
17 18 (4.36%) SQL Server DBA
18 17 (4.12%) Administrator
18 17 (4.12%) Architect
19 15 (3.63%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (48.67%) .NET
2 118 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 93 (22.52%) AngularJS
3 93 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 73 (17.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 66 (15.98%) CSS
6 64 (15.50%) HTML
7 54 (13.08%) jQuery
8 52 (12.59%) .NET Framework
9 46 (11.14%) Vue.js
10 41 (9.93%) React
11 38 (9.20%) Entity Framework
12 26 (6.30%) Web Services
13 24 (5.81%) CSS3
13 24 (5.81%) HTML5
14 19 (4.60%) .NET Core
15 13 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (2.91%) Node.js
16 12 (2.91%) REST
17 11 (2.66%) OpenSocial
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.63%) User Experience
4 14 (3.39%) Clustering
5 12 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.21%) NHS
8 5 (1.21%) Replication
9 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.48%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.48%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.96%) Windows
2 18 (4.36%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.91%) Linux
4 11 (2.66%) Unix
5 8 (1.94%) Solaris
6 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.73%) AIX
7 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (32.45%) MVC
2 133 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (20.82%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (14.53%) TDD
5 59 (14.29%) ETL
6 50 (12.11%) Scrum
7 48 (11.62%) E-Commerce
8 37 (8.96%) Microservices
9 35 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (7.02%) Migration
11 27 (6.54%) Web Development
12 24 (5.81%) Unit Testing
13 20 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (4.84%) Visualisation
14 19 (4.60%) Data Migration
14 19 (4.60%) ETL Development
15 18 (4.36%) Data Modelling
15 18 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (3.87%) OOP
16 16 (3.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 210 (50.85%) SQL
2 194 (46.97%) C#
3 131 (31.72%) T-SQL
4 113 (27.36%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.87%) Java
6 16 (3.87%) VBA
7 13 (3.15%) PHP
8 9 (2.18%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.94%) Python
10 7 (1.69%) VB
11 6 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.45%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.97%) Ruby
12 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.73%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.73%) SOQL
14 2 (0.48%) COBOL
14 2 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (2.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (1.94%) Degree
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.21%) MCSE
5 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.48%) MCSD
6 2 (0.48%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.24%) MCSA
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.87%) GDPR
2 9 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.94%) QA
4 5 (1.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.42%) Docker
4 6 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.73%) NFS
5 3 (0.73%) SRDF
5 3 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.73%) Xen
6 2 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.48%) HDFS
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.73%) Grafana
2 3 (0.73%) Kibana
3 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.48%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.48%) SCCM
3 2 (0.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.24%) Foglight
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 108 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.25%) Oracle
3 18 (4.36%) Sitecore
4 16 (3.87%) Tableau
5 11 (2.66%) VMware
6 9 (2.18%) NetApp
7 7 (1.69%) Cisco
8 6 (1.45%) Remedy
8 6 (1.45%) SAP
9 5 (1.21%) Cognos
9 5 (1.21%) EMC
10 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.73%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.73%) Citrix
11 3 (0.73%) IBM
11 3 (0.73%) New Relic
11 3 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.73%) Sage
11 3 (0.73%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.48%) Xamarin