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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 89 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.23% 9.67% 10.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.02% 46.60% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 54
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
181 191 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.24% 20.76% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 93 93
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.28 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +72.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 -18 16 £325 +4.00% 18
Crewe +1 11 £325 +8.33% 6
Knutsford +10 9 £300 +30.43% 4
Chester 0 8 £325 +30.00% 9
Macclesfield +3 6 £325 +62.50% 6
Middlewich - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 6
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 91 (60.67%) SQL
2 63 (42.00%) .NET
3 56 (37.33%) Windows
4 50 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 39 (26.00%) T-SQL
5 39 (26.00%) C#
5 39 (26.00%) SharePoint
5 39 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (24.00%) IIS
7 35 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (22.67%) Active Directory
8 34 (22.67%) Finance
9 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (20.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (18.00%) MS Excel
13 24 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 21 (14.00%) ASP.NET
15 19 (12.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (11.33%) MVC
17 17 (11.33%) ETL
17 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.33%) DNS
17 17 (11.33%) Clustering
17 17 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (10.67%) PowerShell
18 16 (10.67%) Load Balancing
18 16 (10.67%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 39 (26.00%) SharePoint
2 36 (24.00%) IIS
3 19 (12.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.67%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.67%) MS Project Server
7 5 (3.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.67%) Apache
8 4 (2.67%) NServiceBus
9 3 (2.00%) Documentum
10 2 (1.33%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.33%) JBoss
10 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.33%) Confluence
11 1 (0.67%) Node.js
11 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 27 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.67%) MS Project
3 5 (3.33%) MS Office
3 5 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.00%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
1 17 (11.33%) DNS
2 2 (1.33%) Intranet
2 2 (1.33%) Firewall
2 2 (1.33%) FTP
3 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) LDAP
3 1 (0.67%) ADSL
3 1 (0.67%) Broadband
3 1 (0.67%) LAN
3 1 (0.67%) WAN
3 1 (0.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (20.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.67%) BODI
7 7 (4.67%) QlikView
8 5 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.67%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (2.67%) OLAP
10 3 (2.00%) OLTP
10 3 (2.00%) MySQL
10 3 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (1.33%) DataStage
11 2 (1.33%) MS Access
12 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.33%) Maven
4 2 (1.33%) JIRA
4 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 34 (22.67%) Finance
2 12 (8.00%) Banking
3 7 (4.67%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Electronics
4 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (44.67%) Developer
2 20 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 19 (12.67%) .NET Developer
4 16 (10.67%) Analyst
5 14 (9.33%) DBA
5 14 (9.33%) Administrator
6 13 (8.67%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.67%) SQL DBA
7 9 (6.00%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Consultant
8 6 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.00%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (3.33%) Development Team Leader
9 5 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.67%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.67%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (42.00%) .NET
2 21 (14.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.67%) HTML
4 14 (9.33%) Web Services
5 12 (8.00%) WinForms
6 11 (7.33%) .NET Framework
6 11 (7.33%) CSS
7 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (6.00%) WCF
9 8 (5.33%) HTML5
10 6 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (3.33%) WPF
11 5 (3.33%) LINQ
11 5 (3.33%) jQuery
12 4 (2.67%) Ajax
12 4 (2.67%) NHibernate
12 4 (2.67%) XML
13 3 (2.00%) XSLT
13 3 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Clustering
2 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) NHS
3 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.00%) Replication
4 4 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.33%) Open Source
7 1 (0.67%) CCTV
7 1 (0.67%) Life Science
7 1 (0.67%) Tandem
7 1 (0.67%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.33%) Windows
2 35 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.00%) Linux
6 6 (4.00%) UNIX
7 5 (3.33%) HPUX
8 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.00%) Solaris
10 2 (1.33%) SUSE
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (11.33%) ETL
2 17 (11.33%) MVC
2 17 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.67%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 11 (7.33%) E-Commerce
5 11 (7.33%) Data Analysis
5 11 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (6.00%) Migration
6 9 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.67%) TDD
7 7 (4.67%) SOA
8 6 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 6 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 91 (60.67%) SQL
2 39 (26.00%) T-SQL
2 39 (26.00%) C#
3 16 (10.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.33%) VB
5 4 (2.67%) Java
5 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.33%) PHP
7 2 (1.33%) C++
7 2 (1.33%) Delphi
7 2 (1.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.67%) R
8 1 (0.67%) VB6
8 1 (0.67%) VBA
8 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.00%) MCSE
2 12 (8.00%) MCTS
2 12 (8.00%) MCITP
3 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) SLA
1 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 34 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.67%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.67%) Oracle
3 11 (7.33%) VMware
4 9 (6.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 9 (6.00%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.00%) SAP
5 6 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.00%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.33%) HP
6 5 (3.33%) Citrix
7 4 (2.67%) Teradata
7 4 (2.67%) Tableau
8 3 (2.00%) Compuware
8 3 (2.00%) F5
8 3 (2.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 3 (2.00%) Sybase
8 3 (2.00%) Cisco
8 3 (2.00%) IBM
9 2 (1.33%) Sage
9 2 (1.33%) Atlassian
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