Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 368 549 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.29% 10.07% 12.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.21% 40.49% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 389 570
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £268
90th Percentile £475 £475 £506
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.28 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.66% -31.90% -13.33%
10th Percentile £20.90 £12.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £24.90 £20.06 £37.04
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.19 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.15% +12.27% +9.47%

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 989 1356 1607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.27% 24.88% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 922 1089
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +5.80%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £270
90th Percentile £538 £538 £512
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 23
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £14.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -18.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.30 £9.20
90th Percentile £37.85 £31.50 £37.04
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire -3 254 £350 +1.45% 99
South Yorkshire -8 61 £343 -8.53% 17
North Yorkshire -6 30 £325 -3.70% 14
East Yorkshire -1 19 £350 +11.11% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 229 (62.23%) SQL
2 149 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 133 (36.14%) .NET
4 127 (34.51%) C#
5 111 (30.16%) T-SQL
6 103 (27.99%) ASP.NET
6 103 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (27.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 94 (25.54%) MVC
8 89 (24.18%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (22.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 67 (18.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (16.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 59 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (15.76%) JavaScript
14 52 (14.13%) Oracle
15 51 (13.86%) ETL
16 50 (13.59%) Migration
17 47 (12.77%) Finance
18 46 (12.50%) Data Modelling
19 45 (12.23%) HTML
20 42 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
21 40 (10.87%) TDD
21 40 (10.87%) Windows
22 39 (10.60%) .NET Framework
23 38 (10.33%) CSS
24 36 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 34 (9.24%) Git (software)
25 34 (9.24%) SQL Server 2014

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 28 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.89%) CMS
3 16 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (3.26%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.99%) SAS
6 11 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.72%) Apache Solr
7 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.72%) IIS
8 9 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.17%) JBoss
10 6 (1.63%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
12 4 (1.09%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.09%) Kentico
12 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 12 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.36%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.82%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.27%) iTrent
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.72%) Office 365
4 5 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.09%) GitHub
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) Force.com
7 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.26%) SAN
2 10 (2.72%) WAN
3 8 (2.17%) LAN
3 8 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.63%) Intranet
4 6 (1.63%) Skype
5 5 (1.36%) SMS
6 4 (1.09%) DNS
7 3 (0.82%) Firewall
7 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.54%) DHCP
8 2 (0.54%) Internet
8 2 (0.54%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
8 2 (0.54%) VLAN
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.27%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.27%) HSRP
9 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (27.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (22.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (18.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (16.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (16.03%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (9.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 32 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (7.61%) Oracle Database
10 26 (7.07%) Power BI
11 18 (4.89%) MySQL
12 16 (4.35%) Relational Database
13 13 (3.53%) MongoDB
13 13 (3.53%) QlikView
14 12 (3.26%) NoSQL
14 12 (3.26%) OLAP
15 10 (2.72%) DB2
15 10 (2.72%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 21 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.17%) Subversion
7 5 (1.36%) JIRA
7 5 (1.36%) ReSharper
7 5 (1.36%) YouTrack
8 4 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.82%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.82%) gulp
9 3 (0.82%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.54%) ProC
10 2 (0.54%) Selenium
10 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (12.77%) Finance
2 10 (2.72%) Retail
3 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.36%) Banking
4 5 (1.36%) Marketing
4 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 253 (68.75%) Developer
2 100 (27.17%) .NET Developer
3 95 (25.82%) SQL Developer
4 68 (18.48%) C# Developer
5 59 (16.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 45 (12.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 38 (10.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 37 (10.05%) Senior Developer
9 34 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 31 (8.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 31 (8.42%) SSIS Developer
11 27 (7.34%) T-SQL Developer
12 24 (6.52%) DBA
12 24 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (6.25%) SQL DBA
14 22 (5.98%) Analyst
15 21 (5.71%) Architect
16 20 (5.43%) Administrator
16 20 (5.43%) SQL Server Developer
17 18 (4.89%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (36.14%) .NET
2 103 (27.99%) ASP.NET
3 59 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (12.23%) HTML
5 42 (11.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 39 (10.60%) .NET Framework
7 38 (10.33%) CSS
8 30 (8.15%) AngularJS
9 24 (6.52%) jQuery
10 23 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 20 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (5.16%) Web Services
13 16 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (4.35%) REST
13 16 (4.35%) WCF
14 15 (4.08%) HTML5
15 14 (3.80%) Ajax
16 13 (3.53%) CSS3
17 12 (3.26%) RESTful
17 12 (3.26%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (3.80%) User Experience
4 11 (2.99%) Clustering
5 10 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.17%) NHS
7 7 (1.90%) Replication
8 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.54%) FMCG
11 1 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.27%) HACMP
11 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.87%) Windows
2 23 (6.25%) Linux
3 20 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.53%) Unix
4 13 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.82%) MVS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (25.54%) MVC
3 89 (24.18%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (13.86%) ETL
5 50 (13.59%) Migration
6 46 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 40 (10.87%) TDD
8 33 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
9 32 (8.70%) Data Integration
10 26 (7.07%) E-Commerce
10 26 (7.07%) Web Development
11 25 (6.79%) Scrum
11 25 (6.79%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.43%) Microservices
12 20 (5.43%) SOA
13 19 (5.16%) Data Migration
14 18 (4.89%) BDD
15 16 (4.35%) Pair Programming
16 15 (4.08%) Analytics
16 15 (4.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 229 (62.23%) SQL
2 127 (34.51%) C#
3 111 (30.16%) T-SQL
4 58 (15.76%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.34%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.72%) Java
7 10 (2.72%) Python
8 8 (2.17%) Perl
9 7 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.09%) VB
11 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.54%) C++
12 2 (0.54%) Uniface
12 2 (0.54%) VB6
12 2 (0.54%) X++
13 1 (0.27%) ABAP
13 1 (0.27%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.26%) MCSE
3 9 (2.45%) MCITP
4 7 (1.90%) Degree
5 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.09%) ISEB
7 2 (0.54%) CCNA
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) CCDA
8 1 (0.27%) CCIE
8 1 (0.27%) CCNP
8 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCSA
8 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) GDPR
1 6 (1.63%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) GCP
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.09%) VMware Server
4 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) Firmware
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.99%) SCCM
2 5 (1.36%) Ansible
3 2 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.54%) Grafana
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.54%) SCOM
3 2 (0.54%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.13%) Oracle
3 31 (8.42%) Tableau
4 21 (5.71%) VMware
5 17 (4.62%) Sitecore
6 12 (3.26%) SAP
7 10 (2.72%) RedGate
8 9 (2.45%) Cisco
9 8 (2.17%) Sybase
10 5 (1.36%) Citrix
10 5 (1.36%) DevExpress
11 4 (1.09%) HP
11 4 (1.09%) Telerik
12 3 (0.82%) Cognos
12 3 (0.82%) Informatica
12 3 (0.82%) NetApp
13 2 (0.54%) Splunk
13 2 (0.54%) Veeam
14 1 (0.27%) Twitter
14 1 (0.27%) Xamarin