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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 28 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.02% 2.70% 13.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.14% 11.76% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate - £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
Gloucestershire

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
14 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.29% 22.97% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 7
Average daily rate £400 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (30.77%) VB
6 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
6 4 (30.77%) VB6
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
8 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
8 2 (15.38%) Unix
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) COM
8 2 (15.38%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) OLAP
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) COM
5 2 (15.38%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Cocoa
6 1 (7.69%) COM+
6 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) WinForms
6 1 (7.69%) WSDL
6 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
6 1 (7.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) VB6
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) MCAD
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSD
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Informatica
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin