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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 178 292 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.38% 10.18% 13.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.25% 42.50% 47.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 194 228
Median daily rate £348 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.14% +11.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £16.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £32.50 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 505 687 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 23.76% 23.96% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 497 500
Median daily rate £363 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +11.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +6.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £15.75 £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.79 £24.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -9 110 £348 -4.13% 79
South Yorkshire -10 28 £348 +3.11% 19
North Yorkshire 0 21 £350 +7.69% 22
East Yorkshire +7 6 £325 -18.75% 10
Humberside - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 240 (60.00%) SQL
2 146 (36.50%) Microsoft
3 134 (33.50%) .NET
4 131 (32.75%) C#
5 118 (29.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (25.25%) T-SQL
7 97 (24.25%) Business Intelligence
7 97 (24.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 94 (23.50%) ASP.NET
9 85 (21.25%) MVC
9 85 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (20.50%) Windows
11 79 (19.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 76 (19.00%) Oracle
13 74 (18.50%) Data Warehouse
14 68 (17.00%) SQL Server 2014
15 67 (16.75%) ETL
15 67 (16.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 60 (15.00%) JavaScript
17 52 (13.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (11.75%) .NET Framework
18 47 (11.75%) MS Excel
18 47 (11.75%) Finance
19 43 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
20 42 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC
21 41 (10.25%) Windows Server
21 41 (10.25%) Entity Framework
22 37 (9.25%) CSS
23 32 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
24 31 (7.75%) jQuery

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 19 (4.75%) IIS
1 19 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.50%) CMS
3 10 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.00%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.25%) Apache
6 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.25%) IBM Domino
7 4 (1.00%) Confluence
7 4 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 47 (11.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.75%) MS Office
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.75%) IaaS
3 7 (1.75%) PaaS
4 6 (1.50%) SaaS
5 5 (1.25%) Office 365
6 4 (1.00%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.50%) Firewall
2 12 (3.00%) SAN
3 10 (2.50%) DHCP
3 10 (2.50%) DNS
4 9 (2.25%) LAN
4 9 (2.25%) WAN
5 7 (1.75%) HTTP
6 6 (1.50%) Internet
7 5 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.25%) FTP
7 5 (1.25%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.25%) NAS
7 5 (1.25%) SMTP
7 5 (1.25%) SSL
7 5 (1.25%) Telnet
7 5 (1.25%) VPN
8 4 (1.00%) Network Security
9 2 (0.50%) BGP
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (29.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 97 (24.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (19.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 74 (18.50%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (17.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 67 (16.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (13.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 16 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 15 (3.75%) Power BI
9 15 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (3.25%) QlikView
10 13 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (2.75%) MySQL
12 10 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (2.25%) Big Data
13 9 (2.25%) MongoDB
13 9 (2.25%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.00%) NoSQL
14 8 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (2.25%) JIRA
5 8 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.00%) Grunt
5 8 (2.00%) gulp
5 8 (2.00%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.25%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.00%) Selenium
8 4 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.75%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.75%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.75%) Subversion
9 3 (0.75%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.50%) JSUnit
10 2 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 47 (11.75%) Finance
2 12 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.50%) Back Office
4 8 (2.00%) Retail
5 7 (1.75%) Publishing
6 6 (1.50%) Marketing
7 5 (1.25%) Advertising
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 234 (58.50%) Developer
2 106 (26.50%) SQL Developer
3 82 (20.50%) .NET Developer
4 47 (11.75%) DBA
4 47 (11.75%) SSIS Developer
5 43 (10.75%) C# Developer
6 38 (9.50%) SQL DBA
7 31 (7.75%) SQL Server Developer
8 30 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 29 (7.25%) ETL Developer
10 28 (7.00%) Analyst
11 27 (6.75%) SSRS Developer
12 25 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 25 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
13 23 (5.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 21 (5.25%) Architect
15 19 (4.75%) ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (4.00%) Administrator
17 15 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 15 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (33.50%) .NET
2 94 (23.50%) ASP.NET
3 47 (11.75%) .NET Framework
4 43 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 42 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 41 (10.25%) Entity Framework
7 37 (9.25%) CSS
8 31 (7.75%) AngularJS
8 31 (7.75%) jQuery
9 30 (7.50%) HTML
10 28 (7.00%) Web Services
11 17 (4.25%) WCF
12 13 (3.25%) XML
13 11 (2.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.50%) MDX
14 10 (2.50%) MSMQ
14 10 (2.50%) Sass
15 9 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 9 (2.25%) LESS
15 9 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.25%) NHS
3 11 (2.75%) Replication
4 10 (2.50%) Clustering
5 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.25%) iSeries
6 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.50%) Fintech
9 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) Tandem
9 2 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) CMDB
10 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.50%) Windows
2 41 (10.25%) Windows Server
3 28 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.50%) Linux
6 15 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.00%) Unix
8 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.50%) Solaris
10 4 (1.00%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.25%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (21.25%) MVC
3 67 (16.75%) ETL
4 30 (7.50%) Migration
5 26 (6.50%) Data Modelling
6 23 (5.75%) ITIL
7 22 (5.50%) Kimball Methodology
8 20 (5.00%) DevOps
9 19 (4.75%) OO
10 18 (4.50%) Data Migration
10 18 (4.50%) High Availability
10 18 (4.50%) Project Management
10 18 (4.50%) Scrum
10 18 (4.50%) TDD
10 18 (4.50%) Visualisation
11 17 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (4.25%) Incident Management
11 17 (4.25%) SOLID
12 15 (3.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 240 (60.00%) SQL
2 131 (32.75%) C#
3 101 (25.25%) T-SQL
4 60 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.50%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.00%) Java
7 14 (3.50%) VBA
8 9 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.25%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.00%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.75%) Python
11 5 (1.25%) PHP
12 4 (1.00%) VB
13 3 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.75%) R
13 3 (0.75%) VBScript
14 2 (0.50%) C
14 2 (0.50%) C++
14 2 (0.50%) Scala
14 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (5.50%) Degree
2 15 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.50%) MCSE
6 5 (1.25%) CCDA
6 5 (1.25%) CCIE
6 5 (1.25%) CCNA
6 5 (1.25%) CCNP
6 5 (1.25%) ISEB
6 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.75%) HNC
8 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.75%) QA
1 11 (2.75%) SLA
2 10 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.00%) IFRS
3 4 (1.00%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.25%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.75%) vSphere
4 3 (0.75%) Docker
4 3 (0.75%) Xen
5 2 (0.50%) KVM
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.50%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.25%) SRDF
6 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (4.00%) SCCM
2 11 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.75%) SCOM
4 5 (1.25%) Puppet
5 4 (1.00%) Ansible
5 4 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.25%) DameWare
8 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 146 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.00%) Oracle
3 26 (6.50%) VMware
4 21 (5.25%) Tableau
5 20 (5.00%) Cisco
6 9 (2.25%) Avaya
7 8 (2.00%) Google
8 7 (1.75%) Cognos
8 7 (1.75%) HP
8 7 (1.75%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.75%) Veeam
9 6 (1.50%) Citrix
10 5 (1.25%) EMC
10 5 (1.25%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.25%) Splunk
10 5 (1.25%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.00%) Dell
11 4 (1.00%) DevExpress
11 4 (1.00%) Symantec
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