Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 402 316 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.13% 7.47% 10.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.08% 31.95% 41.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 230 417
Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £349 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -0.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £449 £450 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £21.75 £13.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +62.43% -32.20%
10th Percentile £14.15 £16.77 £12.78
90th Percentile £21.98 £32.00 £25.10
England median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.97% +24.00%

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 1,146 989 1,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 23.17% 23.38% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 647 1,008
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.93%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £288
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +29.63% -25.77%
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.00 £12.18
90th Percentile £34.00 £35.00 £27.80
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.07%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +3 296 £375 +7.14% 144
South Yorkshire 0 49 £388 +13.97% 20
North Yorkshire +5 43 £320 -5.88% 28
East Yorkshire -12 2 £400 +14.29% 11
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 222 (55.22%) .NET
2 214 (53.23%) C#
3 199 (49.50%) SQL
4 150 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (36.82%) MVC
6 129 (32.09%) ASP.NET
7 124 (30.85%) Microsoft
8 116 (28.86%) JavaScript
9 112 (27.86%) T-SQL
10 99 (24.63%) AngularJS
11 94 (23.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 90 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 78 (19.40%) CSS
14 75 (18.66%) HTML
15 71 (17.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 69 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (15.92%) .NET Framework
18 59 (14.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 59 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
18 59 (14.68%) TDD
19 58 (14.43%) Team Foundation Server
20 57 (14.18%) jQuery
21 56 (13.93%) Scrum
22 54 (13.43%) Oracle
23 49 (12.19%) E-Commerce
24 45 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
24 45 (11.19%) Vue.js
25 42 (10.45%) React
26 41 (10.20%) Windows
26 41 (10.20%) ETL

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 21 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.24%) CMS
4 8 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.24%) Confluence
6 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.00%) IIS
8 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.50%) Jetty
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Aareon QL
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.25%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.25%) Maximo
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.74%) Office 365
4 8 (1.99%) SaaS
5 6 (1.49%) Force.com
5 6 (1.49%) npm
5 6 (1.49%) PaaS
5 6 (1.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 5 (1.24%) IaaS
7 4 (1.00%) GitHub
8 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.74%) SAN
2 9 (2.24%) DNS
3 6 (1.49%) Firewall
3 6 (1.49%) Internet
3 6 (1.49%) Intranet
3 6 (1.49%) SMS
4 5 (1.24%) LAN
4 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.24%) WAN
5 4 (1.00%) DHCP
6 3 (0.75%) HTTP
6 3 (0.75%) Skype
6 3 (0.75%) SSL
6 3 (0.75%) VPN
7 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.50%) IPsec
7 2 (0.50%) NAS
8 1 (0.25%) 4G
8 1 (0.25%) AMQP
8 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 59 (14.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (8.96%) MySQL
5 35 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (7.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (7.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (6.97%) Relational Database
9 25 (6.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 16 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (2.74%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.49%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.99%) Power BI
15 7 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (1.49%) MS Access
16 6 (1.49%) NoSQL
16 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (1.49%) QlikView
17 5 (1.24%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 58 (14.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 28 (6.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (6.22%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.48%) JIRA
6 12 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.74%) Selenium
7 11 (2.74%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.74%) webpack
8 7 (1.74%) NUnit
8 7 (1.74%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.49%) MSTest
9 6 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.49%) Subversion
9 6 (1.49%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.24%) gulp
11 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.00%) Toad
11 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (8.46%) Finance
2 11 (2.74%) Banking
3 10 (2.49%) Retail
4 6 (1.49%) Marketing
5 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.50%) Billing
6 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.50%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 269 (66.92%) Developer
2 133 (33.08%) .NET Developer
3 104 (25.87%) C# Developer
4 89 (22.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (14.43%) SQL Developer
6 50 (12.44%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (11.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 38 (9.45%) Angular Developer
9 36 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 35 (8.71%) Analyst
11 31 (7.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 28 (6.97%) SQL Server Developer
13 24 (5.97%) DBA
14 23 (5.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 20 (4.98%) SQL DBA
16 18 (4.48%) Senior Developer
17 16 (3.98%) Sitecore Developer
18 15 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
19 14 (3.48%) Administrator
20 13 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (55.22%) .NET
2 129 (32.09%) ASP.NET
3 99 (24.63%) AngularJS
4 94 (23.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 90 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 78 (19.40%) CSS
7 75 (18.66%) HTML
8 64 (15.92%) .NET Framework
9 57 (14.18%) jQuery
10 45 (11.19%) Vue.js
11 42 (10.45%) React
12 41 (10.20%) Entity Framework
13 28 (6.97%) CSS3
13 28 (6.97%) HTML5
14 25 (6.22%) Web Services
15 20 (4.98%) .NET Core
16 19 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (3.48%) JSON
17 14 (3.48%) REST
17 14 (3.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.23%) Clustering
5 10 (2.49%) User Experience
6 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.24%) Replication
9 4 (1.00%) NHS
10 3 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.50%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.20%) Windows
2 21 (5.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (4.23%) Linux
3 17 (4.23%) Unix
4 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.49%) Solaris
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.75%) AIX
8 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (36.82%) MVC
3 69 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (14.68%) TDD
5 56 (13.93%) Scrum
6 49 (12.19%) E-Commerce
7 41 (10.20%) ETL
8 35 (8.71%) Microservices
8 35 (8.71%) Web Development
9 26 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (6.22%) Migration
10 25 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (5.22%) Test Automation
11 21 (5.22%) Unit Testing
12 20 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.23%) OO
13 17 (4.23%) OOP
14 15 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (3.73%) Data Migration
14 15 (3.73%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 214 (53.23%) C#
2 199 (49.50%) SQL
3 116 (28.86%) JavaScript
4 112 (27.86%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.73%) Java
7 16 (3.98%) VB.NET
8 11 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.24%) VBA
10 8 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.99%) VB
11 7 (1.74%) PHP
11 7 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.49%) Apex Code
12 6 (1.49%) SOQL
13 5 (1.24%) Python
13 5 (1.24%) Ruby
14 2 (0.50%) C
14 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (2.99%) Degree
2 9 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.00%) MCSE
5 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) HND
6 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.50%) MCSD
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.50%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.25%) MCTS
7 1 (0.25%) SSCP
7 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.73%) GDPR
2 14 (3.48%) QA
3 9 (2.24%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.23%) Docker
3 8 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.50%) HDFS
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.25%) KVM
6 1 (0.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.25%) SRDF
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.75%) Grafana
2 3 (0.75%) Kibana
3 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.50%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (0.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) WMI
4 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 124 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.43%) Oracle
3 19 (4.73%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.24%) VMware
5 6 (1.49%) NetApp
5 6 (1.49%) Remedy
5 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.24%) Cognos
6 5 (1.24%) Tableau
7 4 (1.00%) Citrix
7 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.00%) SAP
8 3 (0.75%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.75%) Cisco
8 3 (0.75%) EMC
8 3 (0.75%) HP
8 3 (0.75%) IBM
8 3 (0.75%) New Relic
8 3 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.50%) CyberArk