Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -19 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 66 219 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.15% 7.28% 8.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.19% 38.09% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 158 283
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 18
Median hourly rate £23.43 £20.11 £16.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% +20.53% -
10th Percentile £20.79 £13.84 £14.34
90th Percentile £28.00 £29.34 £21.10
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £24.99
% change year-on-year +13.21% +6.04% -37.53%

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 262 575 1,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.47% 19.12% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 399 725
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £305
90th Percentile £588 £595 £550
England median daily rate £495 £488 £485
% change year-on-year +1.54% +0.52% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +24.15% -62.83%
10th Percentile £15.03 £13.79 £12.88
90th Percentile £28.00 £28.11 £21.10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.80 £31.25
% change year-on-year -3.09% -17.45% -4.58%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -23 38 £425 +6.25% 50
North Yorkshire +7 16 £375 +15.38% 14
South Yorkshire -6 10 £375 -3.23% 13
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 40 (60.61%) SQL
2 19 (28.79%) .NET
2 19 (28.79%) C#
3 18 (27.27%) Oracle
3 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.76%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (25.76%) Azure
5 14 (21.21%) Windows
6 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
6 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (18.18%) Power BI
7 12 (18.18%) Power Platform
8 11 (16.67%) AWS
8 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (16.67%) Migration
8 11 (16.67%) ETL
9 10 (15.15%) Public Sector
10 9 (13.64%) HTML
10 9 (13.64%) MySQL
10 9 (13.64%) Python
10 9 (13.64%) MVC
10 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (12.12%) High Availability
11 8 (12.12%) QlikView
11 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
11 8 (12.12%) CSS
11 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
11 8 (12.12%) NHS

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 4 (6.06%) Mendix
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) Appian
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.03%) SPSS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Azure
2 12 (18.18%) Power Platform
3 11 (16.67%) AWS
4 3 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) IaaS
5 2 (3.03%) PaaS
5 2 (3.03%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.52%) Boomi
6 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) NAS
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (18.18%) Power BI
2 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (13.64%) MySQL
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (12.12%) QlikView
6 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
7 5 (7.58%) Tableau
8 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (4.55%) CouchDB
9 3 (4.55%) DB2
9 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (3.03%) Data Lake
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2019
11 1 (1.52%) Data Vault
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) RStudio
4 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (15.15%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.61%) DBA
5 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Data Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.06%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.55%) Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) .NET
2 9 (13.64%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.12%) CSS
4 7 (10.61%) React
5 6 (9.09%) .NET Core
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.06%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (6.06%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) Web Services
7 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (4.55%) jQuery
7 3 (4.55%) JSON
7 3 (4.55%) LINQ
7 3 (4.55%) Node.js
7 3 (4.55%) RESTful
8 2 (3.03%) WinForms
8 2 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) NHS
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.58%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (16.67%) ETL
3 11 (16.67%) Migration
4 9 (13.64%) MVC
5 8 (12.12%) High Availability
6 7 (10.61%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 6 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.58%) DevOps
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.58%) Project Delivery
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.06%) Change Management
9 4 (6.06%) Data Integration
9 4 (6.06%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.06%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) SQL
2 19 (28.79%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.64%) Python
5 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 6 (9.09%) Java
7 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.55%) R
10 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.52%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (1.52%) Perl
11 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Oracle
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) OutSystems
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) Databricks
5 2 (3.03%) Google
5 2 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) Centrify
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) IFS
6 1 (1.52%) Remedy
6 1 (1.52%) Sage
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Sparx