Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 18 25
Rank change year-on-year -25 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 68 144 325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.52% 7.35% 7.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.03% 39.45% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 93 214
10th Percentile £295 £272 £263
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.75%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £418
90th Percentile £538 £513 £473
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.95 £16.11
Median % change year-on-year +10.82% +17.67% -20.13%
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.57 £36.23
% change year-on-year +18.22% -40.46% -3.40%

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 283 365 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.64% 18.63% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 257 648
10th Percentile £308 £313 £302
25th Percentile £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £420
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £500
90th Percentile £600 £605 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 21
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.21 £14.45
25th Percentile £13.51 £12.90 £15.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.95 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year +2.90% +16.90% -24.31%
75th Percentile £24.13 £22.39 £22.52
90th Percentile £26.50 £26.44 £28.73
England median hourly rate £24.57 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.53% -17.67% -6.25%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Yorkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -21 41 £425 +6.25% 77
South Yorkshire -4 12 £325 -7.14% 18
North Yorkshire -3 9 £375 -3.23% 19
East Yorkshire +1 1 - - 9
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 36 (52.94%) SQL
2 26 (38.24%) Azure
3 24 (35.29%) C#
4 23 (33.82%) .NET
5 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
6 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (25.00%) Windows
8 16 (23.53%) Power BI
8 16 (23.53%) Power Platform
9 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
9 15 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
11 13 (19.12%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (19.12%) MVC
12 12 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (17.65%) Oracle
12 12 (17.65%) ETL
12 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
13 11 (16.18%) DevOps
13 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
14 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (14.71%) Migration
14 10 (14.71%) Data Lake
15 9 (13.24%) CSS
15 9 (13.24%) Linux
15 9 (13.24%) HTML
15 9 (13.24%) Java
16 8 (11.76%) MySQL
16 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
16 8 (11.76%) Web Services

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 6 (8.82%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) Mendix
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.47%) SPSS
2 1 (1.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.47%) Maximo
1 1 (1.47%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 26 (38.24%) Azure
2 16 (23.53%) Power Platform
3 7 (10.29%) AWS
3 7 (10.29%) IaaS
3 7 (10.29%) PaaS
4 3 (4.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (2.94%) Serverless
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 1 (1.47%) Boomi
6 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.47%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.47%) Slack
6 1 (1.47%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) NAS
2 1 (1.47%) DHCP
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) Power BI
2 13 (19.12%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (14.71%) Data Lake
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (11.76%) MySQL
5 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (5.88%) DB2
6 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (4.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.41%) Data Mining
7 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (2.94%) SSDT
8 2 (2.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Appium
4 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.47%) REST Assured
4 1 (1.47%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.47%) RStudio
4 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (1.47%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.82%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
5 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Data Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.35%) DBA
5 5 (7.35%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) .NET
2 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
3 9 (13.24%) CSS
3 9 (13.24%) HTML
4 8 (11.76%) Web Services
5 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (8.82%) jQuery
7 5 (7.35%) React
8 4 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 4 (5.88%) WinForms
9 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.41%) Entity Framework
9 3 (4.41%) JSON
9 3 (4.41%) RESTful
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (2.94%) Node.js
11 1 (1.47%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (1.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) LIMS
3 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Tandem
3 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.24%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (19.12%) MVC
4 12 (17.65%) ETL
5 11 (16.18%) DevOps
6 10 (14.71%) Migration
7 8 (11.76%) High Availability
8 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
9 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.35%) Data Migration
10 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.35%) Project Delivery
10 5 (7.35%) Requirements Gathering
11 4 (5.88%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (5.88%) Server Management
11 4 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) SQL
2 24 (35.29%) C#
3 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 9 (13.24%) Java
6 8 (11.76%) Python
6 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) R
8 1 (1.47%) Scala
8 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 8 (11.76%) VMware
4 7 (10.29%) NetApp
5 4 (5.88%) Databricks
5 4 (5.88%) OutSystems
6 2 (2.94%) IBM
6 2 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe
7 1 (1.47%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.47%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.47%) Brio
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Dell
7 1 (1.47%) LabVantage
7 1 (1.47%) Sage
7 1 (1.47%) SAP