The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.48% 8.00% 9.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.76% 30.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£355 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £344 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £366 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.57% 26.67% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 13
Average daily rate £400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheltenham region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheltenham region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) WPF
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 3 (20.00%) SAS
5 3 (20.00%) ISA Server
5 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 3 (20.00%) SCADA
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) webMethods Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (33.33%) WPF
3 3 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) XSL
5 1 (6.67%) XHTML
5 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) SCADA
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ETL
1 3 (20.00%) Workflow
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (6.67%) MVVM
3 1 (6.67%) System Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) Serena