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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 9 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.17% 12.86% 4.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 39.13% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
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£355 £363 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +54.25%
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 £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
30 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.00% 32.86% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 8
Average daily rate £419 £363 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +54.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
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 £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) WPF
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
5 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) SAS
5 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
5 3 (21.43%) SCADA
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Data Transformation
6 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) SLA

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SAS Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) webMethods Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) JSF
6 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (7.14%) DHTML
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) JSP
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (7.14%) XSD
6 1 (7.14%) XSL
6 1 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (7.14%) XHTML
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) SCADA
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) ETL
1 3 (21.43%) Workflow
1 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Data Transformation
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (7.14%) MVVM
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Web Development
2 1 (7.14%) System Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) Serena
3 1 (7.14%) webMethods