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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 26 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 65 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.69% 7.18% 8.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.80% 35.52% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 29
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£305 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
142 183 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.78% 20.22% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 78
Average daily rate £338 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -60.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -4 15 £275 -9.83% 22
Knutsford +6 5 £287 +13.69% 1
Chester -2 2 £275 -14.06% 11
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Alderley Edge - - - - 2
Widnes - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 8
Crewe - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 7
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 61 (55.45%) SQL
2 54 (49.09%) .NET
3 46 (41.82%) C#
4 35 (31.82%) Windows
5 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
5 31 (28.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (20.91%) Finance
7 21 (19.09%) IIS
8 19 (17.27%) Web Services
8 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
9 18 (16.36%) HTML
9 18 (16.36%) SharePoint
9 18 (16.36%) MVC
10 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
12 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
12 15 (13.64%) T-SQL
13 13 (11.82%) CSS
13 13 (11.82%) Visual Studio
13 13 (11.82%) LINQ
14 12 (10.91%) jQuery
14 12 (10.91%) .NET Framework
14 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (10.00%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 21 (19.09%) IIS
2 18 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.64%) MS Project Server
5 4 (3.64%) Documentum
5 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.82%) Apache
6 2 (1.82%) JBoss
7 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.91%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
7 1 (0.91%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.64%) MS Project
4 2 (1.82%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) DNS
2 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.64%) Intranet
3 4 (3.64%) Firewall
4 2 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.91%) SMTP
5 1 (0.91%) DHCP
5 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.91%) HTTP
5 1 (0.91%) SNMP
5 1 (0.91%) IPv4
5 1 (0.91%) SSL
5 1 (0.91%) VPN
5 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.91%) SAN
5 1 (0.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.91%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.91%) VLAN
5 1 (0.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.55%) BODI
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.73%) MySQL
9 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.73%) PowerCenter
9 3 (2.73%) QlikView
9 3 (2.73%) SQLite
10 2 (1.82%) DataStage
10 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.82%) DTS
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.36%) NUnit
3 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.73%) FxCop
5 3 (2.73%) StyleCop
5 3 (2.73%) Moq
6 2 (1.82%) Maven
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Back Office
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (64.55%) Developer
2 31 (28.18%) .NET Developer
3 24 (21.82%) SQL Developer
4 10 (9.09%) Analyst
4 10 (9.09%) Administrator
5 8 (7.27%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (5.45%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (4.55%) DBA
7 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.64%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 3 (2.73%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.73%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (2.73%) ETL Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.09%) .NET
2 19 (17.27%) Web Services
3 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 18 (16.36%) HTML
4 13 (11.82%) CSS
4 13 (11.82%) LINQ
5 12 (10.91%) jQuery
5 12 (10.91%) .NET Framework
5 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.36%) XML
6 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (5.45%) WinForms
8 5 (4.55%) WCF
8 5 (4.55%) RESTful
8 5 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.73%) Middleware
10 3 (2.73%) JSON
10 3 (2.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Clustering
3 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.64%) Replication
5 3 (2.73%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.91%) GIS
6 1 (0.91%) W3C
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Life Science
6 1 (0.91%) Open Source
6 1 (0.91%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Windows
2 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.55%) Linux
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (3.64%) HPUX
6 4 (3.64%) Solaris
7 2 (1.82%) UNIX
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.36%) MVC
3 12 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (10.00%) OO
5 9 (8.18%) Validation
5 9 (8.18%) Scrum
6 8 (7.27%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.27%) Data Management
6 8 (7.27%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.27%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.36%) ETL
7 7 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.45%) TDD
8 6 (5.45%) Web Development
9 5 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.55%) Migration
9 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.55%) Data Transformation
9 5 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) SQL
2 46 (41.82%) C#
3 15 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.27%) Java
6 6 (5.45%) VB
7 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.82%) Python
8 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) MCSE
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.55%) MCTS
2 5 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.91%) NFS
3 1 (0.91%) Samba
3 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.91%) MOM
1 1 (0.91%) Nagios
1 1 (0.91%) SCOM
1 1 (0.91%) Puppet
1 1 (0.91%) Opsview
1 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) VMware
3 9 (8.18%) Business Objects
4 8 (7.27%) Oracle
5 5 (4.55%) Citrix
5 5 (4.55%) Teradata
6 4 (3.64%) F5
6 4 (3.64%) HP
6 4 (3.64%) Cisco
6 4 (3.64%) Compuware
6 4 (3.64%) SAP
7 3 (2.73%) Informatica
8 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.82%) Avaya
9 1 (0.91%) Cognos
9 1 (0.91%) ESRI
9 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
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