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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 51 74 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.55% 7.47% 9.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.69% 40.88% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 37
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£311 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £234 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £403 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -63.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.00%
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
156 181 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.03% 18.28% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 90 71
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £421 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -59.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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
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 22 December 2014. 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
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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 -20 17 £300 - 18
Knutsford +16 10 £243 -3.47% 1
Chester +7 4 £430 +14.66% 10
Crewe -2 1 £438 +16.66% 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 14
Middlewich - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 8
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 73 (60.33%) SQL
2 61 (50.41%) .NET
3 47 (38.84%) C#
4 39 (32.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (31.40%) Windows
6 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
7 30 (24.79%) Finance
8 26 (21.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET
10 24 (19.83%) IIS
10 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (18.18%) T-SQL
11 22 (18.18%) MVC
12 21 (17.36%) HTML
12 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
12 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (14.05%) Web Services
14 17 (14.05%) Active Directory
15 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (12.40%) CSS
16 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2005
16 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
17 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
17 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (11.57%) LINQ
18 13 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (10.74%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 24 (19.83%) IIS
2 21 (17.36%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.31%) Documentum
6 4 (3.31%) NServiceBus
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.31%) MS Project Server
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.48%) Apache
7 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.65%) JBoss
8 2 (1.65%) Confluence
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Project
2 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.65%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.48%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
1 10 (8.26%) DNS
2 4 (3.31%) Intranet
3 2 (1.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) FTP
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 26 (21.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (7.44%) QlikView
8 8 (6.61%) BODI
9 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.31%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (3.31%) OLAP
11 4 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.48%) OLTP
12 3 (2.48%) MySQL
12 3 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.65%) DataStage
13 2 (1.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.13%) NUnit
3 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.48%) JIRA
4 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.83%) FxCop
6 1 (0.83%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.83%) Moq
General
1 30 (24.79%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (5.79%) Back Office
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (61.98%) Developer
2 31 (25.62%) .NET Developer
3 25 (20.66%) SQL Developer
4 12 (9.92%) DBA
5 11 (9.09%) Administrator
5 11 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 8 (6.61%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.96%) SharePoint Administrator
8 5 (4.13%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (50.41%) .NET
2 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET
3 21 (17.36%) HTML
4 17 (14.05%) Web Services
5 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.40%) CSS
7 14 (11.57%) LINQ
8 13 (10.74%) jQuery
9 8 (6.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (6.61%) XML
10 7 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (4.96%) WCF
11 6 (4.96%) WinForms
12 5 (4.13%) RESTful
12 5 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (3.31%) HTML5
13 4 (3.31%) Middleware
14 3 (2.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Clustering
2 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) Replication
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.65%) Open Source
6 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) W3C
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.83%) Tandem
7 1 (0.83%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.79%) Linux
6 5 (4.13%) UNIX
6 5 (4.13%) HPUX
7 4 (3.31%) Solaris
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.18%) MVC
2 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.74%) ETL
5 10 (8.26%) OO
5 10 (8.26%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.26%) Data Analysis
5 10 (8.26%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.44%) Migration
7 8 (6.61%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.79%) SOA
8 7 (5.79%) Validation
8 7 (5.79%) Analytics
9 6 (4.96%) Web Development
9 6 (4.96%) Data Management
10 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.13%) Scrum
10 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 73 (60.33%) SQL
2 47 (38.84%) C#
3 22 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.61%) VB
7 5 (4.13%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.13%) Java
8 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.65%) PHP
9 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.65%) Delphi
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.83%) VB6
10 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) MCSE
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (5.79%) MCTS
1 7 (5.79%) MCITP
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (30.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.92%) Business Objects
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle
4 9 (7.44%) VMware
5 6 (4.96%) SAP
6 5 (4.13%) Teradata
6 5 (4.13%) TIBCO
6 5 (4.13%) HP
7 4 (3.31%) Citrix
7 4 (3.31%) Cisco
7 4 (3.31%) Compuware
7 4 (3.31%) F5
7 4 (3.31%) Tableau
7 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.31%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.48%) Sybase
9 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.83%) ESRI
10 1 (0.83%) Avaya
10 1 (0.83%) Informatica
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago