The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 58 60 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.14% 7.78% 8.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.96% 34.09% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 44
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +121.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £36.00 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
129 176 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.67% 22.83% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 112 112
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +109.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £36.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £36.00 £66.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 21 £325 +18.18% 14
Chester +8 10 £350 +16.66% 10
Knutsford -7 3 £300 +4.71% 4
Macclesfield - 2 £320 - 7
Wilmslow - 2 £375 - 9
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 88 (72.73%) SQL
2 50 (41.32%) T-SQL
2 50 (41.32%) .NET
3 47 (38.84%) C#
4 43 (35.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
6 29 (23.97%) Finance
7 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
8 26 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (19.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (19.01%) .NET Framework
10 23 (19.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (19.01%) ETL
10 23 (19.01%) MVC
11 22 (18.18%) Windows
12 21 (17.36%) jQuery
13 20 (16.53%) Web Services
13 20 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
16 17 (14.05%) HTML
17 15 (12.40%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
18 14 (11.57%) CSS
18 14 (11.57%) Migration
18 14 (11.57%) Banking
19 13 (10.74%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.09%) IIS
3 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.31%) NetWeaver
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.83%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (0.83%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) DNS
2 3 (2.48%) LDAP
2 3 (2.48%) SAN
2 3 (2.48%) WAN
3 2 (1.65%) SMTP
3 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.65%) VoIP
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (19.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (19.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (12.40%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (8.26%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (5.79%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (3.31%) DTS
10 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.31%) SAP BW
11 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.65%) MS Access
13 1 (0.83%) Cognos Impromptu
13 1 (0.83%) Cognos Powerplay
13 1 (0.83%) MySQL
13 1 (0.83%) OLAP
13 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.48%) Selenium
4 3 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.65%) Moq
6 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) MSTest
6 1 (0.83%) Subversion
6 1 (0.83%) TestNG
6 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (23.97%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Local Government
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (61.98%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) SQL Developer
3 26 (21.49%) C# Developer
4 24 (19.83%) .NET Developer
5 18 (14.88%) Analyst
6 16 (13.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (8.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (8.26%) T-SQL Developer
9 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (7.44%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (6.61%) Consultant
11 7 (5.79%) ETL Developer
11 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Developer
12 6 (4.96%) Test Analyst
13 5 (4.13%) Applications Engineer
13 5 (4.13%) Programmer
13 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
14 4 (3.31%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (41.32%) .NET
2 28 (23.14%) ASP.NET
3 23 (19.01%) .NET Framework
4 21 (17.36%) jQuery
5 20 (16.53%) Web Services
6 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (14.05%) HTML
8 14 (11.57%) CSS
9 12 (9.92%) Entity Framework
10 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (6.61%) WCF
12 7 (5.79%) HTML5
13 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.31%) CSS3
14 4 (3.31%) XML
14 4 (3.31%) XSLT
15 3 (2.48%) Ajax
15 3 (2.48%) RESTful
15 3 (2.48%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) NHS
2 7 (5.79%) Replication
3 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.48%) Data Extraction
3 3 (2.48%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.65%) Informatics
4 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.18%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.83%) Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.01%) ETL
2 23 (19.01%) MVC
3 14 (11.57%) Migration
4 13 (10.74%) TDD
5 12 (9.92%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.26%) High Availability
7 7 (5.79%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (5.79%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.96%) Change Management
8 6 (4.96%) Database Tuning
8 6 (4.96%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.96%) ERP
8 6 (4.96%) ITIL
8 6 (4.96%) Web Development
9 4 (3.31%) SAP Implementation
9 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.31%) System Testing
9 4 (3.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (72.73%) SQL
2 50 (41.32%) T-SQL
3 47 (38.84%) C#
4 18 (14.88%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.44%) Java
6 6 (4.96%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.13%) PHP
8 4 (3.31%) ABAP
8 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.31%) VBA
9 2 (1.65%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.65%) Perl
9 2 (1.65%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) Delphi
10 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) ISEB
2 2 (1.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Postfix
3 2 (1.65%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle
2 7 (5.79%) SAP
3 5 (4.13%) Cognos
4 4 (3.31%) Teradata
4 4 (3.31%) VMware
5 3 (2.48%) Citrix
5 3 (2.48%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.48%) MobileIron
5 3 (2.48%) Telerik
6 2 (1.65%) AppSense
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco
6 2 (1.65%) HP
6 2 (1.65%) IBM
6 2 (1.65%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.65%) Symantec
6 2 (1.65%) Tableau
6 2 (1.65%) Trustwave
7 1 (0.83%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.83%) Google
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