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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.26% 18.64% 1.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.62% 68.75% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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
37 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 24.34% 27.12% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 10
Average daily rate £380 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) XSD
5 4 (30.77%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) DHTML
5 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Data Transformation
6 3 (23.08%) LINQ
6 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
6 3 (23.08%) Business Objects
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) SAS
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SAS Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) XSD
3 4 (30.77%) XSLT
3 4 (30.77%) DHTML
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) LINQ
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) JSF
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) COM
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ETL
1 3 (23.08%) Data Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Business Objects
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle