Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 385 415 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.32% 8.93% 9.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.36% 37.35% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 318 428
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £261 £281 £263
90th Percentile £451 £475 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% -11.36%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year +39.13% +17.35% -5.77%

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 954 1,111 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.62% 23.91% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 727 974
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £270 £281 £275
90th Percentile £538 £533 £539
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £21.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.65% +6.17% +18.37%
10th Percentile £43.50 £14.27 £11.70
90th Percentile £44.50 £33.97 £30.43
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.95 £27.12
% change year-on-year +29.12% -4.33% -5.47%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -2 278 £350 - 149
South Yorkshire -1 65 £350 -6.67% 35
North Yorkshire -2 30 £325 -7.14% 45
East Yorkshire -4 9 £363 +12.40% 11
Humberside -1 1 £259 -26.00%
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 224 (58.18%) SQL
2 166 (43.12%) .NET
3 155 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (40.00%) C#
5 133 (34.55%) ASP.NET
6 119 (30.91%) Microsoft
7 115 (29.87%) MVC
8 112 (29.09%) T-SQL
9 99 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 86 (22.34%) JavaScript
11 84 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
12 74 (19.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 73 (18.96%) HTML
14 67 (17.40%) TDD
15 65 (16.88%) Oracle
16 63 (16.36%) CSS
17 62 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
17 62 (16.10%) .NET Framework
17 62 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
18 59 (15.32%) ETL
19 57 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 51 (13.25%) Finance
21 48 (12.47%) Migration
21 48 (12.47%) AngularJS
22 46 (11.95%) SQL Server 2012
22 46 (11.95%) Scrum
22 46 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
23 44 (11.43%) jQuery
24 39 (10.13%) Data Modelling
24 39 (10.13%) Octopus Deploy

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 24 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.94%) CMS
3 17 (4.42%) SAS
4 14 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.34%) IIS
7 8 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.82%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.56%) JBoss
9 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.56%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.30%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.78%) Apache
12 3 (0.78%) Kentico
12 3 (0.78%) nginx
13 2 (0.52%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.26%) Jetty
14 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.30%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) iTrent
4 1 (0.26%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.34%) GitHub
4 8 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.82%) Office 365
6 6 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.38%) SAN
2 8 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.56%) WAN
4 5 (1.30%) Intranet
4 5 (1.30%) LAN
5 3 (0.78%) Firewall
5 3 (0.78%) Internet
5 3 (0.78%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.78%) SMS
6 2 (0.52%) AMQP
6 2 (0.52%) HTTP
6 2 (0.52%) NAS
6 2 (0.52%) SSL
6 2 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.26%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.26%) HSRP
7 1 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 74 (19.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (11.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 33 (8.57%) Power BI
7 28 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (7.01%) SQL Server 2016
9 26 (6.75%) MySQL
10 24 (6.23%) Oracle Database
11 20 (5.19%) QlikView
12 15 (3.90%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.86%) MongoDB
13 11 (2.86%) Relational Database
14 9 (2.34%) DB2
15 7 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 39 (10.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 38 (9.87%) Visual Studio
3 31 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 25 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.94%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.34%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.82%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.56%) JIRA
9 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.30%) Selenium
11 4 (1.04%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.04%) ERwin
11 4 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
12 3 (0.78%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.78%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.78%) MSTest
12 3 (0.78%) NUnit
12 3 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (13.25%) Finance
2 8 (2.08%) Banking
3 7 (1.82%) Retail
4 4 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (0.52%) Advertising
5 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.26%) Automotive
6 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 274 (71.17%) Developer
2 123 (31.95%) .NET Developer
3 83 (21.56%) SQL Developer
4 71 (18.44%) C# Developer
5 68 (17.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (10.91%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (8.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 31 (8.05%) Analyst
9 30 (7.79%) DBA
10 29 (7.53%) Senior Developer
11 28 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 26 (6.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (5.45%) SQL DBA
13 21 (5.45%) SSIS Developer
14 18 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
14 18 (4.68%) SQL Server Developer
14 18 (4.68%) T-SQL Developer
15 17 (4.42%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (3.64%) Administrator
17 13 (3.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (43.12%) .NET
2 133 (34.55%) ASP.NET
3 73 (18.96%) HTML
4 63 (16.36%) CSS
5 62 (16.10%) .NET Framework
5 62 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 48 (12.47%) AngularJS
7 44 (11.43%) jQuery
8 33 (8.57%) Entity Framework
8 33 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (7.79%) Web Services
10 26 (6.75%) CSS3
10 26 (6.75%) HTML5
10 26 (6.75%) RESTful
11 25 (6.49%) WCF
12 19 (4.94%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 18 (4.68%) ASP.NET Core
13 18 (4.68%) Sass
14 17 (4.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.94%) User Experience
4 13 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.82%) Clustering
5 7 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.82%) NHS
6 4 (1.04%) FMCG
6 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.04%) Replication
7 3 (0.78%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.26%) HACMP
9 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.19%) Linux
2 17 (4.42%) Windows
3 14 (3.64%) Unix
4 8 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.78%) Android
6 3 (0.78%) MVS
7 2 (0.52%) AIX
7 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.52%) Debian
7 2 (0.52%) HPUX
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (29.87%) MVC
3 84 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (17.40%) TDD
5 59 (15.32%) ETL
6 48 (12.47%) Migration
7 46 (11.95%) Scrum
8 39 (10.13%) Data Modelling
9 35 (9.09%) Web Development
10 34 (8.83%) Microservices
10 34 (8.83%) SOA
11 25 (6.49%) E-Commerce
11 25 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (5.97%) Software Engineering
13 21 (5.45%) Data Migration
14 20 (5.19%) Data Integration
15 19 (4.94%) OOP
15 19 (4.94%) SOLID
15 19 (4.94%) Test Automation
16 18 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 224 (58.18%) SQL
2 154 (40.00%) C#
3 112 (29.09%) T-SQL
4 86 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.68%) Python
7 15 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.90%) Java
7 15 (3.90%) VB
7 15 (3.90%) VB6
8 11 (2.86%) Ruby
8 11 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.08%) Perl
10 5 (1.30%) C
10 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.04%) RPG
12 3 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.78%) VBA
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.64%) MCSE
1 14 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.34%) Degree
2 9 (2.34%) MCITP
3 7 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.52%) CCNA
5 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) CCDA
6 1 (0.26%) CCIE
6 1 (0.26%) CCNP
6 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.56%) GCP
1 6 (1.56%) GDPR
1 6 (1.56%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
4 3 (0.78%) KVM
5 1 (0.26%) Docker
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.12%) Ansible
2 6 (1.56%) Grafana
2 6 (1.56%) Prometheus
2 6 (1.56%) Puppet
3 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.52%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.52%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.52%) SCCM
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) WMI
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 65 (16.88%) Oracle
3 29 (7.53%) Tableau
4 21 (5.45%) SAP
5 18 (4.68%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.86%) VMware
7 10 (2.60%) RedGate
8 8 (2.08%) Sybase
9 6 (1.56%) Splunk
10 5 (1.30%) Cisco
11 4 (1.04%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.04%) QAD
11 4 (1.04%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.78%) Citrix
12 3 (0.78%) Google
12 3 (0.78%) Informatica
12 3 (0.78%) Netezza
12 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.78%) Telerik
12 3 (0.78%) Teradata