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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 64 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.79% 4.46% 6.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.54% 25.57% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 34
Median daily rate £375 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £24.25 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -51.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.57% +6.00%
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
147 176 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.48% 17.44% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 125 78
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -51.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 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
Warrington +17 26 £500 +53.25% 9
Chester +9 13 £325 -16.12% 5
Crewe +2 1 £350 - 1
Macclesfield -1 1 £300 -3.22% 5
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 90 (66.18%) SQL
2 51 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (36.03%) .NET
4 44 (32.35%) C#
5 43 (31.62%) Microsoft
6 40 (29.41%) ETL
7 37 (27.21%) T-SQL
8 34 (25.00%) Windows
8 34 (25.00%) Linux
9 33 (24.26%) JavaScript
10 32 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (22.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (19.85%) ASP.NET
14 26 (19.12%) MVC
14 26 (19.12%) Performance Tuning
15 23 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (15.44%) Web Services
17 20 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 19 (13.97%) Finance
18 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
19 17 (12.50%) MongoDB
20 16 (11.76%) High Availability
20 16 (11.76%) Oracle
20 16 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
21 15 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
21 15 (11.03%) CSS
22 14 (10.29%) HTML
22 14 (10.29%) Replication
22 14 (10.29%) TDD

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 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.15%) IIS
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.21%) CICS
6 2 (1.47%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.47%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.74%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.74%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) Network Security
2 3 (2.21%) SAN
3 1 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.74%) IPsec
3 1 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 31 (22.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 16 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (8.09%) Relational Database
7 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (6.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (5.88%) Big Data
9 8 (5.88%) NoSQL
10 6 (4.41%) DB2
10 6 (4.41%) OLAP
11 5 (3.68%) QlikView
12 4 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (2.94%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.21%) Qlik Sense
14 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.74%) Grunt
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) Moq
5 1 (0.74%) Protractor
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 19 (13.97%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.88%) Banking
4 5 (3.68%) Retail
5 4 (2.94%) Advertising
6 2 (1.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (63.24%) Developer
2 33 (24.26%) .NET Developer
3 31 (22.79%) DBA
4 30 (22.06%) SQL Developer
5 24 (17.65%) SQL DBA
6 21 (15.44%) C# Developer
7 16 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (9.56%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (7.35%) Analyst
9 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (5.88%) Architect
10 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
11 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.41%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.68%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 5 (3.68%) Excel Developer
13 5 (3.68%) VB.NET Developer
14 4 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
14 4 (2.94%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (36.03%) .NET
2 27 (19.85%) ASP.NET
3 21 (15.44%) Web Services
4 15 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (11.03%) CSS
5 14 (10.29%) .NET Framework
5 14 (10.29%) HTML
6 12 (8.82%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.09%) XML
8 10 (7.35%) jQuery
9 9 (6.62%) Entity Framework
9 9 (6.62%) WCF
10 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.41%) J2EE
11 6 (4.41%) JSON
11 6 (4.41%) Middleware
11 6 (4.41%) WinForms
12 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (3.68%) MDX
12 5 (3.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Replication
2 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.68%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.21%) iPad
5 3 (2.21%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.47%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.47%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.47%) NHS
6 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.00%) Linux
1 34 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (9.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.82%) AIX
4 9 (6.62%) Unix
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.68%) HPUX
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.41%) ETL
3 30 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (19.12%) MVC
4 26 (19.12%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (11.76%) High Availability
6 14 (10.29%) TDD
7 12 (8.82%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.88%) Migration
9 7 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.15%) ITIL
9 7 (5.15%) Microservices
9 7 (5.15%) SOA
9 7 (5.15%) Web Development
10 6 (4.41%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.41%) CRM
10 6 (4.41%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.41%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 90 (66.18%) SQL
2 44 (32.35%) C#
3 37 (27.21%) T-SQL
4 33 (24.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.62%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.88%) Java
8 6 (4.41%) PHP
9 5 (3.68%) R
10 4 (2.94%) C++
11 3 (2.21%) C
11 3 (2.21%) VB
12 2 (1.47%) Perl
12 2 (1.47%) Python
12 2 (1.47%) X++
13 1 (0.74%) VBA
13 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.47%) MCSA
2 2 (1.47%) MCSE
2 2 (1.47%) MCTS
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.47%) OpenView
1 2 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (31.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (6.62%) Vertica
4 8 (5.88%) Tableau
5 5 (3.68%) HP
5 5 (3.68%) SAP
6 4 (2.94%) Cognos
6 4 (2.94%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.94%) Sybase
6 4 (2.94%) VMware
7 3 (2.21%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.21%) Symantec
7 3 (2.21%) Talend
7 3 (2.21%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.47%) Actian
8 2 (1.47%) Informatica
8 2 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.47%) ParAccel
8 2 (1.47%) Teradata
8 2 (1.47%) Veritas
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