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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 13 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.42% 5.51% 7.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.30% 37.40% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 43
Median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £196 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £470 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £24.25 £13.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.53% -63.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -12.62%

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
115 131 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.71% 14.72% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 92 92
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -63.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Warrington +19 12 £400 +23.07% 16
Chester +5 8 £325 -10.34% 5
Macclesfield -6 1 £300 +0.84% 6
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 73 (65.77%) SQL
2 39 (35.14%) .NET
3 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
4 36 (32.43%) Windows
5 34 (30.63%) C#
5 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (28.83%) ETL
7 30 (27.03%) T-SQL
7 30 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (23.42%) JavaScript
9 26 (23.42%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (22.52%) Linux
10 25 (22.52%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (17.12%) ASP.NET
12 19 (17.12%) Finance
13 18 (16.22%) Web Services
14 17 (15.32%) High Availability
15 16 (14.41%) Oracle
15 16 (14.41%) MVC
15 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (13.51%) HTML
16 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.61%) CSS
17 14 (12.61%) Replication
17 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
17 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (11.71%) MongoDB
18 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.31%) IIS
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.70%) CICS
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.90%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.90%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) DHCP
2 1 (0.90%) DNS
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) Intranet
2 1 (0.90%) IPsec
2 1 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (11.71%) MongoDB
7 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (7.21%) Big Data
8 8 (7.21%) NoSQL
8 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
9 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (5.41%) DB2
11 5 (4.50%) QlikView
12 4 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.70%) OLAP
13 3 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.91%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.90%) Grunt
5 1 (0.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.90%) Moq
5 1 (0.90%) Protractor
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 19 (17.12%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Local Government
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (60.36%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) DBA
3 22 (19.82%) .NET Developer
3 22 (19.82%) SQL Developer
4 19 (17.12%) SQL DBA
5 15 (13.51%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (8.11%) Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (7.21%) Architect
9 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.41%) SSIS Developer
11 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Consultant
12 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Principal Architect
12 4 (3.60%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.14%) .NET
2 19 (17.12%) ASP.NET
3 18 (16.22%) Web Services
4 15 (13.51%) HTML
5 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 14 (12.61%) CSS
6 10 (9.01%) XML
7 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (7.21%) Entity Framework
7 8 (7.21%) jQuery
8 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.31%) WCF
8 7 (6.31%) WinForms
9 6 (5.41%) J2EE
9 6 (5.41%) JSON
9 6 (5.41%) Middleware
9 6 (5.41%) WPF
10 5 (4.50%) MDX
11 3 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Replication
2 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.70%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.80%) IBM XIV
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.43%) Windows
2 25 (22.52%) Linux
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.91%) AIX
5 9 (8.11%) Unix
6 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.50%) HPUX
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) ETL
3 26 (23.42%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (22.52%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (15.32%) High Availability
6 16 (14.41%) MVC
7 13 (11.71%) Database Mirroring
8 10 (9.01%) TDD
9 8 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.31%) Microservices
10 7 (6.31%) SOA
11 6 (5.41%) Business Analysis
11 6 (5.41%) Migration
12 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.50%) Database Tuning
12 5 (4.50%) ITIL
12 5 (4.50%) Scrum
13 4 (3.60%) Dashboard Development
13 4 (3.60%) Project Management
13 4 (3.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (65.77%) SQL
2 34 (30.63%) C#
3 30 (27.03%) T-SQL
4 26 (23.42%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.81%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.60%) C++
7 4 (3.60%) VB
8 3 (2.70%) C
8 3 (2.70%) R
9 2 (1.80%) Perl
9 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) Python
9 2 (1.80%) X++
10 1 (0.90%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.90%) Java
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.90%) MCSA
3 1 (0.90%) MCSE
3 1 (0.90%) MCTS
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.80%) OpenView
1 2 (1.80%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.41%) Oracle
3 6 (5.41%) Tableau
4 5 (4.50%) HP
4 5 (4.50%) SAP
5 4 (3.60%) Cognos
5 4 (3.60%) Hyperion
5 4 (3.60%) Sybase
6 3 (2.70%) Symantec
6 3 (2.70%) Vertica
6 3 (2.70%) VMware
7 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.80%) Actian
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.80%) Dell
7 2 (1.80%) Informatica
7 2 (1.80%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.80%) ParAccel
7 2 (1.80%) Veritas
7 2 (1.80%) Xamarin