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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.16% 6.72% 6.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.15% 25.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 6
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£333 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £367 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.63 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -16.36%
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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
39 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 26.35% 26.89% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 15
Average daily rate £408 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015, 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 30 (62.50%) .NET
2 28 (58.33%) SQL
3 26 (54.17%) HTML
3 26 (54.17%) ASP.NET
4 23 (47.92%) C#
5 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 18 (37.50%) CSS
6 15 (31.25%) Windows
6 15 (31.25%) MySQL
7 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
9 11 (22.92%) MVC
9 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (20.83%) Finance
10 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.83%) SOA
11 9 (18.75%) IIS
11 9 (18.75%) Linux
12 8 (16.67%) XML
12 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 8 (16.67%) C++
12 8 (16.67%) DNS
12 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
13 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 9 (18.75%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) MySQL
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (10.42%) Couchbase
5 5 (10.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.50%) MSTest
2 6 (12.50%) NUnit
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 22 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) .NET
2 26 (54.17%) HTML
2 26 (54.17%) ASP.NET
3 18 (37.50%) CSS
4 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
4 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (16.67%) XML
7 7 (14.58%) XSL
7 7 (14.58%) COM+
7 7 (14.58%) Web Services
8 6 (12.50%) WSDL
8 6 (12.50%) XML Schema
8 6 (12.50%) ADO.NET
8 6 (12.50%) REST
9 5 (10.42%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.33%) WinForms
11 3 (6.25%) SignalR
11 3 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Clustering
1 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.42%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) MVC
2 10 (20.83%) SOA
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) TDD
3 6 (12.50%) BDD
3 6 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) Progressive Enhancement
4 5 (10.42%) SIEM
4 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (10.42%) CQRS
4 5 (10.42%) Mobile First
5 4 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Information Management
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) ERP
5 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) ETL
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) SQL
2 23 (47.92%) C#
3 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
5 8 (16.67%) C++
6 6 (12.50%) VB
6 6 (12.50%) VB6
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.25%) Java
8 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) XAML
9 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) CISSP
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCTS
3 3 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) Firmware
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) McAfee
3 4 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 4 (8.33%) Cognos
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
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