Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 282 399 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.86% 8.14% 7.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.06% 34.88% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 303 229
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £365 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.89% -0.57%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £483 £449 £450
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% -13.79% +62.43%
10th Percentile £14.67 £14.15 £16.77
90th Percentile £39.00 £21.98 £32.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +24.21%

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 828 1,144 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.16% 23.35% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 815 643
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £300
90th Percentile £575 £549 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.22 £14.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.26%

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 20 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 August 2019. 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 -7 183 £375 - 156
South Yorkshire +1 62 £400 +4.92% 34
North Yorkshire -4 23 £375 +17.19% 42
East Yorkshire +9 9 £275 -31.25% 13
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 183 (64.89%) SQL
2 107 (37.94%) .NET
3 101 (35.82%) C#
4 93 (32.98%) Microsoft
5 84 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (25.18%) JavaScript
7 69 (24.47%) T-SQL
8 67 (23.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (19.15%) Oracle
10 53 (18.79%) Windows
10 53 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 47 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (15.60%) Finance
13 43 (15.25%) PowerShell
14 40 (14.18%) MVC
15 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
16 34 (12.06%) .NET Framework
17 33 (11.70%) CSS
18 32 (11.35%) ETL
18 32 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (10.99%) Migration
19 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 30 (10.64%) jQuery
20 30 (10.64%) Windows Server
21 28 (9.93%) Web Development
21 28 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
22 27 (9.57%) Visual Studio
22 27 (9.57%) HTML
22 27 (9.57%) Scrum
22 27 (9.57%) GitHub

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 (7.45%) IIS
2 16 (5.67%) CMS
3 13 (4.61%) Confluence
4 11 (3.90%) Apache
5 7 (2.48%) Anypoint
6 6 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.77%) SAS
7 5 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.42%) Kentico
8 4 (1.42%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.06%) OpenEdge
9 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) JDE World
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (9.57%) GitHub
3 21 (7.45%) Power Platform
4 17 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.13%) Office 365
6 4 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.35%) Apigee
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.35%) Boomi
8 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.35%) npm
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.19%) DNS
2 8 (2.84%) DHCP
2 8 (2.84%) Firewall
3 7 (2.48%) SAN
4 6 (2.13%) NAS
5 5 (1.77%) LAN
6 4 (1.42%) VPN
6 4 (1.42%) WAN
7 3 (1.06%) SMTP
7 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.71%) Broadband
8 2 (0.71%) SNMP
8 2 (0.71%) VLAN
8 2 (0.71%) VoIP
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.35%) FCoE
9 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (23.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (8.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (7.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (7.45%) Power BI
7 13 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.26%) DB2
8 12 (4.26%) Oracle Database
8 12 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (3.55%) MySQL
11 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.13%) QlikView
13 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (9.57%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.09%) JIRA
3 19 (6.74%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (3.55%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.13%) MSTest
7 6 (2.13%) Rational Team Concert
7 6 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.77%) Selenium
8 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.42%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.42%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.42%) ProC
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (1.42%) webpack
10 3 (1.06%) gulp
General
1 44 (15.60%) Finance
2 19 (6.74%) Legal
3 14 (4.96%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.90%) Retail
5 10 (3.55%) Banking
6 7 (2.48%) Publishing
7 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 168 (59.57%) Developer
2 60 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 47 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 27 (9.57%) C# Developer
5 24 (8.51%) Analyst
6 21 (7.45%) DBA
7 20 (7.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.03%) SQL DBA
9 15 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.61%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Azure Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.19%) SQL Server DBA
12 9 (3.19%) SSIS Developer
13 7 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.48%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.48%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (37.94%) .NET
2 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
3 34 (12.06%) .NET Framework
4 33 (11.70%) CSS
5 30 (10.64%) jQuery
6 27 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (9.57%) HTML
7 25 (8.87%) Web Services
8 24 (8.51%) AngularJS
9 23 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (7.45%) Swagger
11 19 (6.74%) RESTful
12 18 (6.38%) JSON
13 17 (6.03%) Entity Framework
14 16 (5.67%) XML
15 12 (4.26%) Vue.js
16 11 (3.90%) .NET Core
16 11 (3.90%) React
17 9 (3.19%) LINQ
17 9 (3.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.55%) Blog
2 9 (3.19%) Clustering
2 9 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.48%) User Experience
5 6 (2.13%) Replication
6 5 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.77%) NHS
7 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.71%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.71%) Handset
8 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.35%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.79%) Windows
2 30 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (5.67%) Linux
5 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.55%) Unix
7 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (14.18%) MVC
4 32 (11.35%) ETL
4 32 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (10.99%) Migration
6 28 (9.93%) Web Development
7 27 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 27 (9.57%) Scrum
8 25 (8.87%) Data Modelling
9 24 (8.51%) Data Analysis
10 22 (7.80%) DevOps
11 20 (7.09%) Data Management
12 17 (6.03%) Workflow
13 16 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (5.32%) Project Management
14 15 (5.32%) Software Engineering
15 14 (4.96%) High Availability
16 13 (4.61%) Data Migration
16 13 (4.61%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (64.89%) SQL
2 101 (35.82%) C#
3 71 (25.18%) JavaScript
4 69 (24.47%) T-SQL
5 43 (15.25%) PowerShell
6 16 (5.67%) Shell Script
7 15 (5.32%) PHP
8 12 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.90%) Python
10 7 (2.48%) IronPython
10 7 (2.48%) VBA
10 7 (2.48%) XAML
11 6 (2.13%) Perl
11 6 (2.13%) VB
12 5 (1.77%) Java
12 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.42%) C
13 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.06%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (4.96%) Degree
2 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.77%) ISEB
3 5 (1.77%) MCSE
4 4 (1.42%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (1.42%) HND
4 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) CCNA
5 2 (0.71%) CCNP
5 2 (0.71%) CCSP
5 2 (0.71%) CCVP
5 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.90%) QA
2 9 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.84%) SLA
4 2 (0.71%) Dublin Core
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.71%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (7.45%) Ansible
2 10 (3.55%) WMI
3 7 (2.48%) SCCM
4 5 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.77%) Puppet
5 4 (1.42%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.42%) SCOM
6 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.71%) Kibana
7 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 93 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.15%) Oracle
3 22 (7.80%) VMware
4 21 (7.45%) MuleSoft
5 16 (5.67%) SAP
5 16 (5.67%) Tableau
6 12 (4.26%) IBM
7 11 (3.90%) HP
8 8 (2.84%) Cisco
9 7 (2.48%) Citrix
10 6 (2.13%) BT
11 5 (1.77%) EMC
11 5 (1.77%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.42%) Dell
12 4 (1.42%) Google
13 3 (1.06%) IDERA
13 3 (1.06%) Netezza
14 2 (0.71%) Asigra
14 2 (0.71%) Sonus
14 2 (0.71%) Veeam