Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 240 426 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.69% 8.86% 8.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.28% 40.84% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 306 258
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £269 £263
90th Percentile £538 £491 £472
England median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.32 £16.87 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.38% -21.53% +59.26%
10th Percentile £13.99 £13.09 £20.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £22.18 £22.25
England median hourly rate £32.54 £26.65 £40.00
% change year-on-year +22.10% -33.38% +31.15%

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 611 1,043 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.59% 21.68% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 734 630
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £301 £281
90th Percentile £588 £574 £539
England median daily rate £475 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.32 £16.87 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.38% -48.49% +36.46%
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.68 £23.03
90th Percentile £34.27 £23.44 £42.28
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.23
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.07% +14.08%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -10 170 £400 +6.67% 100
South Yorkshire +21 53 £375 -9.64% 46
North Yorkshire -10 16 £303 -6.92% 34
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 127 (52.92%) SQL
2 104 (43.33%) .NET
3 102 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 93 (38.75%) C#
5 70 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (25.83%) Azure
7 58 (24.17%) JavaScript
8 50 (20.83%) T-SQL
8 50 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (19.58%) Oracle
10 46 (19.17%) MVC
11 44 (18.33%) Finance
11 44 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 38 (15.83%) ASP.NET
14 36 (15.00%) AngularJS
15 35 (14.58%) HTML
16 34 (14.17%) Power BI
16 34 (14.17%) Power Platform
17 32 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (12.92%) CSS
18 31 (12.92%) Git (software)
19 30 (12.50%) ETL
20 29 (12.08%) XML
21 28 (11.67%) Web Services
21 28 (11.67%) Project Management
22 26 (10.83%) ASP.NET Web API
23 25 (10.42%) Entity Framework
23 25 (10.42%) PowerShell
24 23 (9.58%) Data Modelling

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 (8.75%) IIS
2 11 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.33%) Anypoint
5 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.67%) SAS
7 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) Apache
9 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.42%) Kentico
9 1 (0.42%) Mendix
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.83%) Magento
3 2 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 62 (25.83%) Azure
2 34 (14.17%) Power Platform
3 18 (7.50%) AWS
4 12 (5.00%) GitHub
5 8 (3.33%) IaaS
6 7 (2.92%) PaaS
7 5 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.25%) Office 365
9 3 (1.25%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.25%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.83%) GCP
11 1 (0.42%) Apigee
11 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.42%) Boomi
11 1 (0.42%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.42%) SaaS
11 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.83%) HTTP
2 12 (5.00%) DNS
3 7 (2.92%) DHCP
3 7 (2.92%) Firewall
4 5 (2.08%) SMTP
5 4 (1.67%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.67%) SAN
5 4 (1.67%) SSL
5 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.67%) VoIP
5 4 (1.67%) Wireless
6 3 (1.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.42%) LAN
7 1 (0.42%) Skype
7 1 (0.42%) Telnet
7 1 (0.42%) VLAN
7 1 (0.42%) WAN
7 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 34 (14.17%) Power BI
3 32 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (8.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (7.92%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.00%) Oracle Database
8 10 (4.17%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (3.75%) MySQL
9 9 (3.75%) Spotfire
9 9 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (2.50%) Star Schema
13 5 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.42%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.42%) JIRA
2 13 (5.42%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.33%) Rational Team Concert
6 8 (3.33%) Selenium
7 7 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.92%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.67%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.67%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (1.25%) JUnit
9 3 (1.25%) NUnit
9 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.83%) ERwin
10 2 (0.83%) PowerDesigner
General
1 44 (18.33%) Finance
2 18 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.83%) Retail
4 4 (1.67%) Banking
4 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Automotive
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (58.75%) Developer
2 58 (24.17%) .NET Developer
3 41 (17.08%) SQL Developer
4 28 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 24 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (7.50%) Architect
7 15 (6.25%) DBA
8 13 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
10 11 (4.58%) Analyst
10 11 (4.58%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.17%) SQL DBA
12 9 (3.75%) Azure Developer
12 9 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.75%) Power BI Developer
13 8 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
13 8 (3.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (43.33%) .NET
2 40 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 38 (15.83%) ASP.NET
4 36 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 35 (14.58%) HTML
6 31 (12.92%) CSS
7 29 (12.08%) XML
8 28 (11.67%) Web Services
9 26 (10.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (10.42%) Entity Framework
11 22 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (8.33%) RESTful
13 19 (7.92%) .NET Core
13 19 (7.92%) SOAP
14 16 (6.67%) React
15 14 (5.83%) jQuery
15 14 (5.83%) WCF
16 13 (5.42%) JMS
16 13 (5.42%) Middleware
17 12 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.58%) NHS
4 9 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) Clustering
8 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.42%) Blog
10 1 (0.42%) e-Health
10 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) LIMS
10 1 (0.42%) PACS
10 1 (0.42%) PKI
10 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.17%) Unix
2 21 (8.75%) Windows
3 13 (5.42%) Linux
4 11 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.75%) Android
6 6 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.17%) MVC
3 44 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (12.50%) ETL
5 28 (11.67%) Project Management
6 23 (9.58%) Data Modelling
7 22 (9.17%) Scrum
8 21 (8.75%) Migration
8 21 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.50%) Microservices
10 16 (6.67%) Web Development
11 15 (6.25%) DevOps
11 15 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 14 (5.83%) Integration Testing
13 13 (5.42%) High Availability
13 13 (5.42%) SOA
13 13 (5.42%) Technical Leadership
14 12 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (52.92%) SQL
2 93 (38.75%) C#
3 58 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 50 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 17 (7.08%) Java
7 9 (3.75%) XPath
8 7 (2.92%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.67%) Python
10 4 (1.67%) VB
11 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VBA
12 1 (0.42%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) R
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (5.42%) Degree
2 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.50%) ISEB
4 6 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) MCSE
8 1 (0.42%) CCDA
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.42%) HND
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) HL7
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.08%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.67%) XenApp
6 3 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.42%) Docker
8 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.08%) Ansible
2 4 (1.67%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.25%) Puppet
3 3 (1.25%) Terraform
4 2 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.42%) MIIS
5 1 (0.42%) OpenView
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 47 (19.58%) Oracle
3 12 (5.00%) VMware
4 11 (4.58%) SAP
5 10 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 9 (3.75%) Google
6 9 (3.75%) IBM
6 9 (3.75%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.92%) Xamarin
8 6 (2.50%) Citrix
8 6 (2.50%) Tableau
9 5 (2.08%) Cisco
9 5 (2.08%) HP
10 4 (1.67%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.67%) Meraki
10 4 (1.67%) NetApp
10 4 (1.67%) Splunk
11 3 (1.25%) Remedy
12 2 (0.83%) RedGate
12 2 (0.83%) Sitecore