Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 82 279 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.47% 6.77% 8.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 33.14% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 187 309
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £245 £263 £273
90th Percentile £494 £471 £449
England median daily rate £473 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +8.93% +2.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.42% -5.84% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.63 £14.20 £17.00
90th Percentile £22.39 £40.00 £22.26
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 246 842 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.41% 20.44% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 562 799
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £307 £308 £305
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.86 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.69% +4.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.20 £14.79 £15.13
90th Percentile £25.33 £29.98 £34.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +5.79%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -13 46 £370 -1.33% 41
North Yorkshire +3 19 £400 +6.67% 22
South Yorkshire +1 13 £343 -14.38% 7
East Yorkshire -1 1 - - 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 46 (56.10%) SQL
2 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
3 29 (35.37%) Azure
4 25 (30.49%) Windows
5 20 (24.39%) .NET
6 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (19.51%) ETL
7 16 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (18.29%) C#
9 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 13 (15.85%) Finance
10 13 (15.85%) Power BI
10 13 (15.85%) Power Platform
11 12 (14.63%) Windows Server
11 12 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (13.41%) Office 365
13 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (12.20%) Public Sector
14 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.98%) Python
14 9 (10.98%) Oracle
14 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (10.98%) MVC
14 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (10.98%) Data Management
15 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
15 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
15 8 (9.76%) 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 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 3 (3.66%) SAS
5 2 (2.44%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.22%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) Azure
2 13 (15.85%) Power Platform
3 11 (13.41%) Office 365
4 6 (7.32%) AWS
5 4 (4.88%) GitHub
6 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.66%) Google Sheets
6 3 (3.66%) Logic Apps
7 2 (2.44%) IaaS
7 2 (2.44%) PaaS
7 2 (2.44%) PowerApps
7 2 (2.44%) SaaS
8 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) DHCP
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) Firewall
1 2 (2.44%) SAN
1 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) LAN
2 1 (1.22%) MPLS
2 1 (1.22%) VLAN
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) VSAN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (15.85%) Power BI
3 12 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (6.10%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (6.10%) QlikView
7 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (2.44%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio Code
3 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
3 3 (3.66%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.22%) RStudio
4 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.10%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Law
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 36 (43.90%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Azure Developer
6 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Data Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) IT Technician
8 4 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Architect
9 3 (3.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (9.76%) .NET Core
4 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.32%) CSS
4 6 (7.32%) HTML
4 6 (7.32%) WCF
5 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.88%) Entity Framework
6 4 (4.88%) React
6 4 (4.88%) RESTful
6 4 (4.88%) RxJS
7 3 (3.66%) Kendo UI
7 3 (3.66%) NgRx
7 3 (3.66%) Sass
8 2 (2.44%) jQuery
8 2 (2.44%) JSON
8 2 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) NHS
3 4 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.66%) Blog
4 3 (3.66%) FMCG
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) Windows
2 12 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Linux
6 2 (2.44%) Unix
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.51%) ETL
3 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.98%) Data Management
4 9 (10.98%) MVC
5 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
6 7 (8.54%) Migration
7 6 (7.32%) DevOps
7 6 (7.32%) ETL Development
7 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.32%) ITIL
8 5 (6.10%) Change Management
8 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.10%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (4.88%) Analytics
9 4 (4.88%) Data Architecture
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
9 4 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (56.10%) SQL
2 15 (18.29%) C#
3 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.98%) Python
5 4 (4.88%) ANSI SQL
5 4 (4.88%) TypeScript
6 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.44%) VBA
8 1 (1.22%) ABAP
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.44%) MCP
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.22%) SCOM
2 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) Remedy
3 7 (8.54%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Databricks
5 4 (4.88%) Google
6 2 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.22%) Cognos
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) EMC
7 1 (1.22%) HP
7 1 (1.22%) Isilon
7 1 (1.22%) Meraki
7 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.22%) Sage
7 1 (1.22%) Sophos