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 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 15 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 148 271 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.44% 9.79% 14.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.60% 41.95% 48.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 177 297
Median daily rate £330 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.09 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.77 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £29.22 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 454 646 883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 22.81% 23.33% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 469 590
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £19.75 £16.09 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.74% -54.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -7 103 £328 -6.42% 85
South Yorkshire -12 17 £348 -7.20% 19
North Yorkshire +1 14 £350 -6.66% 17
East Yorkshire 0 7 £363 -9.37% 9
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 201 (61.66%) SQL
2 144 (44.17%) .NET
3 135 (41.41%) C#
4 99 (30.37%) Microsoft
5 98 (30.06%) ASP.NET
6 89 (27.30%) T-SQL
7 84 (25.77%) MVC
8 81 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (23.62%) Windows
10 73 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 69 (21.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 67 (20.55%) Oracle
13 63 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (17.18%) JavaScript
15 55 (16.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 51 (15.64%) SQL Server 2008
17 44 (13.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (13.50%) ETL
18 43 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
18 43 (13.19%) .NET Framework
18 43 (13.19%) SQL Server 2014
19 42 (12.88%) HTML
20 41 (12.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 35 (10.74%) CSS
22 34 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
23 33 (10.12%) Entity Framework
24 32 (9.82%) Visual Studio
24 32 (9.82%) Migration
25 30 (9.20%) Windows Server
26 29 (8.90%) AngularJS

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 (6.44%) IIS
2 12 (3.68%) CMS
3 10 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.53%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.23%) Apache
8 4 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.23%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.61%) Confluence
10 2 (0.61%) JBoss
10 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.92%) iTrent
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.53%) IaaS
3 5 (1.53%) Office 365
3 5 (1.53%) PaaS
3 5 (1.53%) SaaS
4 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.31%) Force.com
6 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.21%) Firewall
2 16 (4.91%) DNS
3 13 (3.99%) DHCP
4 11 (3.37%) Internet
5 10 (3.07%) LAN
5 10 (3.07%) WAN
6 9 (2.76%) HTTP
7 7 (2.15%) NAS
7 7 (2.15%) SAN
8 5 (1.53%) VLAN
8 5 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.23%) FTP
9 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.23%) SMTP
9 4 (1.23%) SSL
9 4 (1.23%) Telnet
10 3 (0.92%) Intranet
10 3 (0.92%) LDAP
10 3 (0.92%) VPN
11 2 (0.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 69 (21.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (16.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (15.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (13.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 41 (12.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (7.36%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.60%) Oracle Database
8 15 (4.60%) RDBMS
9 14 (4.29%) Power BI
9 14 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (3.07%) MySQL
11 9 (2.76%) MS Access
11 9 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (2.45%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.15%) DB2
13 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (2.15%) NoSQL
13 7 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 32 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.53%) Selenium
5 5 (1.53%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.23%) gulp
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.92%) JIRA
7 3 (0.92%) JMeter
7 3 (0.92%) JUnit
8 2 (0.61%) Grunt
8 2 (0.61%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.61%) NUnit
8 2 (0.61%) Subversion
9 1 (0.31%) Maven
9 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.31%) YouTrack
General
1 29 (8.90%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Retail
3 5 (1.53%) Advertising
3 5 (1.53%) Back Office
3 5 (1.53%) Publishing
4 4 (1.23%) Banking
4 4 (1.23%) Marketing
5 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (60.12%) Developer
2 96 (29.45%) .NET Developer
3 64 (19.63%) SQL Developer
4 60 (18.40%) C# Developer
5 50 (15.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (11.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (9.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (7.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 23 (7.06%) DBA
10 22 (6.75%) Senior Developer
10 22 (6.75%) SSIS Developer
11 21 (6.44%) SQL DBA
12 20 (6.13%) ETL Developer
12 20 (6.13%) T-SQL Developer
13 19 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 19 (5.83%) Senior .NET Developer
13 19 (5.83%) SQL Server Developer
13 19 (5.83%) SSRS Developer
14 17 (5.21%) Architect
15 15 (4.60%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (44.17%) .NET
2 98 (30.06%) ASP.NET
3 44 (13.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 43 (13.19%) .NET Framework
5 42 (12.88%) HTML
6 35 (10.74%) CSS
7 34 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (10.12%) Entity Framework
9 29 (8.90%) AngularJS
9 29 (8.90%) jQuery
10 28 (8.59%) XML
11 25 (7.67%) Web Services
12 14 (4.29%) SOAP
13 12 (3.68%) MDX
14 9 (2.76%) MSMQ
14 9 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (2.76%) REST
14 9 (2.76%) WCF
15 8 (2.45%) J2EE
15 8 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.68%) Clustering
3 9 (2.76%) NHS
4 8 (2.45%) Replication
5 7 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.53%) iSeries
6 5 (1.53%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.92%) User Experience
8 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.61%) FMCG
9 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 77 (23.62%) Windows
2 30 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 19 (5.83%) Linux
4 17 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.29%) Unix
8 5 (1.53%) Solaris
9 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.61%) Android
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.77%) MVC
2 81 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (13.50%) ETL
5 32 (9.82%) Migration
6 28 (8.59%) ITIL
7 24 (7.36%) Software Engineering
8 23 (7.06%) Scrum
8 23 (7.06%) TDD
9 21 (6.44%) Project Management
10 20 (6.13%) SOA
11 17 (5.21%) SOLID
12 16 (4.91%) Data Migration
12 16 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (4.60%) OO
13 15 (4.60%) Web Development
14 14 (4.29%) DevOps
14 14 (4.29%) E-Commerce
15 12 (3.68%) Data Modelling
15 12 (3.68%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 201 (61.66%) SQL
2 135 (41.41%) C#
3 89 (27.30%) T-SQL
4 56 (17.18%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.13%) Java
6 15 (4.60%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.07%) VBA
8 8 (2.45%) VB
8 8 (2.45%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.53%) Delphi
9 5 (1.53%) Scala
9 5 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.23%) C++
11 3 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.92%) Python
12 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.61%) Ruby
12 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.61%) VB6
12 2 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (7.36%) Degree
2 13 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.84%) MCSE
5 5 (1.53%) ISEB
5 5 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.92%) HNC
8 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.61%) MCP
8 2 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.31%) CCIE
9 1 (0.31%) CCNA
9 1 (0.31%) CCNP
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.07%) QA
3 9 (2.76%) SLA
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.61%) KVM
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.61%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.31%) NFS
6 1 (0.31%) SRDF
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.37%) SCCM
2 7 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.84%) SCOM
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.61%) Ansible
5 2 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 99 (30.37%) Microsoft
2 67 (20.55%) Oracle
3 22 (6.75%) VMware
4 17 (5.21%) Sitecore
5 15 (4.60%) Cisco
6 10 (3.07%) HP
7 8 (2.45%) Tableau
8 7 (2.15%) Avaya
8 7 (2.15%) IBM
9 6 (1.84%) EMC
9 6 (1.84%) NetApp
9 6 (1.84%) Veeam
10 5 (1.53%) Citrix
10 5 (1.53%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.23%) Dell
11 4 (1.23%) Google
11 4 (1.23%) SAP
12 3 (0.92%) F5
12 3 (0.92%) Infoblox
12 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
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