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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 106 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.69% 8.17% 10.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.80% 28.67% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 54 55
Median daily rate £350 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.54 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 - £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
242 286 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.12% 28.49% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 191 99
Median daily rate £413 £439 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +34.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £675 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Median hourly rate £22.54 £24.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -41.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +23 35 £355 -11.25% 5
Warrington +5 31 £350 +7.69% 8
Knutsford -8 6 £320 -27.10% 2
Crewe +3 5 £360 +60.00%
Macclesfield -1 5 £444 - 1
Runcorn +1 1 £420 - 3
Congleton - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 101 (62.73%) SQL
2 65 (40.37%) .NET
3 58 (36.02%) C#
4 44 (27.33%) T-SQL
5 43 (26.71%) Microsoft
6 38 (23.60%) Finance
7 35 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (21.74%) MVC
7 35 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 33 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (19.25%) Java
10 30 (18.63%) Windows
11 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
11 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (16.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (16.77%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (16.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (16.15%) ETL
13 26 (16.15%) Web Services
14 25 (15.53%) jQuery
14 25 (15.53%) Banking
15 24 (14.91%) IIS
16 23 (14.29%) SharePoint
17 22 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (13.66%) High Availability
18 21 (13.04%) TDD
18 21 (13.04%) Oracle
19 20 (12.42%) Linux
19 20 (12.42%) Web Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (14.91%) IIS
2 23 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.97%) Apache
3 8 (4.97%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.35%) GeoServer
4 7 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.73%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.62%) CMS
9 1 (0.62%) Confluence
9 1 (0.62%) Node.js
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) IaaS
1 5 (3.11%) SaaS
2 4 (2.48%) PaaS
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) Internet
1 7 (4.35%) Network Security
2 6 (3.73%) LDAP
3 4 (2.48%) DNS
3 4 (2.48%) Skype
4 3 (1.86%) SAN
4 3 (1.86%) WAN
5 2 (1.24%) SMTP
5 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (16.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (16.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 22 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (6.21%) Big Data
7 9 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.59%) OLAP
7 9 (5.59%) OLAP Cube
8 7 (4.35%) GIS
8 7 (4.35%) QGIS
9 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.86%) MySQL
11 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.24%) DB2
12 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (18.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.59%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.86%) Moq
5 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.24%) JIRA
5 2 (1.24%) JUnit
5 2 (1.24%) Selenium
5 2 (1.24%) TestNG
5 2 (1.24%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.62%) JBehave
6 1 (0.62%) MSTest
6 1 (0.62%) NuGet
6 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (23.60%) Finance
2 25 (15.53%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Local Government
4 5 (3.11%) Law
5 4 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.86%) Advertising
6 3 (1.86%) Billing
6 3 (1.86%) Publishing
7 2 (1.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (57.14%) Developer
2 36 (22.36%) SQL Developer
3 34 (21.12%) C# Developer
4 24 (14.91%) .NET Developer
5 20 (12.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 13 (8.07%) Analyst
7 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Developer
8 12 (7.45%) SSIS Developer
9 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (6.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (6.83%) ETL Developer
9 11 (6.83%) SSRS Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Architect
10 10 (6.21%) Java Developer
10 10 (6.21%) T-SQL Developer
11 7 (4.35%) DBA
11 7 (4.35%) GIS Developer
11 7 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (40.37%) .NET
2 35 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 26 (16.15%) Web Services
4 25 (15.53%) jQuery
5 20 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (11.18%) .NET Framework
7 17 (10.56%) HTML
7 17 (10.56%) WCF
8 16 (9.94%) CSS
9 13 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (8.07%) Entity Framework
10 9 (5.59%) XML
11 8 (4.97%) Ajax
12 7 (4.35%) Middleware
12 7 (4.35%) Spring
13 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (3.73%) CAML
13 6 (3.73%) J2EE
13 6 (3.73%) XML Messaging
14 5 (3.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) Replication
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 7 (4.35%) NHS
4 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.11%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.24%) Informatics
7 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
8 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.63%) Windows
2 20 (12.42%) Linux
3 17 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.97%) Unix
6 7 (4.35%) AIX
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.11%) CentOS
9 4 (2.48%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.74%) MVC
2 33 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.77%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (16.15%) ETL
5 22 (13.66%) High Availability
6 21 (13.04%) TDD
7 20 (12.42%) Web Development
8 15 (9.32%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (8.07%) Change Management
10 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.45%) Waterfall
11 11 (6.83%) Database Tuning
11 11 (6.83%) Open Source
12 10 (6.21%) Analytics
12 10 (6.21%) Kimball Methodology
13 9 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.59%) Dimensional Modelling
13 9 (5.59%) ERP
13 9 (5.59%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (62.73%) SQL
2 58 (36.02%) C#
3 44 (27.33%) T-SQL
4 31 (19.25%) Java
5 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.18%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.59%) PHP
7 9 (5.59%) Python
8 8 (4.97%) VB
9 6 (3.73%) FQL
9 6 (3.73%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.24%) Perl
11 2 (1.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.62%) Delphi
12 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.62%) VB6
12 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (3.73%) MCSE
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.11%) ISEB
2 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.86%) Degree
5 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.24%) Postfix
4 2 (1.24%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.62%) Docker
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) SCOM
2 6 (3.73%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.48%) Puppet
3 4 (2.48%) vRealize
4 3 (1.86%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.62%) StatsD
Vendors
1 43 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.04%) Oracle
3 12 (7.45%) Vertica
3 12 (7.45%) VMware
4 9 (5.59%) Talend
5 6 (3.73%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.73%) Sybase
5 6 (3.73%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.48%) Citrix
6 4 (2.48%) MobileIron
7 3 (1.86%) BMC
7 3 (1.86%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.86%) SAP
7 3 (1.86%) Telerik
8 2 (1.24%) AppSense
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco
8 2 (1.24%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.24%) Symantec
8 2 (1.24%) Tableau
8 2 (1.24%) Teradata
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