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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 79 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.93% 8.51% 7.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.48% 45.10% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 28
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£375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
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
268 153 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.91% 18.87% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 86 76
Average daily rate £450 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -12 10 £300 -17.80% 24
Chester -16 8 £400 +33.33% 11
Ellesmere Port 0 5 £288 +0.87% 1
Crewe -5 5 £225 -40.00% 8
Knutsford -2 4 £470 +80.57% 5
Alderley Edge - 3 - - 1
Macclesfield -12 2 - - 6
Sandbach - 2 - -
Runcorn +1 1 - - 2
Middlewich - 1 £300 -
Northwich - 1 £325 - 3
Winsford - 1 - - 3
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (61.42%) SQL
2 57 (44.88%) .NET
3 55 (43.31%) C#
4 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
5 31 (24.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (22.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (18.90%) T-SQL
9 22 (17.32%) HTML
10 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
10 21 (16.54%) ETL
10 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (15.75%) Windows
11 20 (15.75%) Visual Studio
12 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
13 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
13 18 (14.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (13.39%) VB
14 17 (13.39%) Web Services
14 17 (13.39%) Finance
14 17 (13.39%) .NET Framework
15 16 (12.60%) jQuery
15 16 (12.60%) MVC
15 16 (12.60%) CSS
15 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (9.45%) QlikView
16 12 (9.45%) LINQ

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (6.30%) IIS
2 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.36%) Node.js
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) Documentum
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Firewall
1 4 (3.15%) HTTP
1 4 (3.15%) SMTP
2 3 (2.36%) DNS
2 3 (2.36%) Intranet
3 2 (1.57%) SAN
3 2 (1.57%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) ATM
4 1 (0.79%) GPRS
4 1 (0.79%) UMTS
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) SNMP
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) IPv4
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) VLAN
4 1 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (22.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (14.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (9.45%) QlikView
6 11 (8.66%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.30%) DTS
7 8 (6.30%) MS Access
8 5 (3.94%) DB2
8 5 (3.94%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.36%) PowerCenter
10 3 (2.36%) SQLite
10 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.57%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (5.51%) NUnit
4 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.36%) FxCop
6 3 (2.36%) StyleCop
6 3 (2.36%) Moq
7 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) MSI
7 1 (0.79%) JIRA
7 1 (0.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (66.93%) Developer
2 29 (22.83%) SQL Developer
3 27 (21.26%) .NET Developer
4 17 (13.39%) Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.30%) .NET Team Leader
7 8 (6.30%) Software Development Team Leader
7 8 (6.30%) Software Team Leader
7 8 (6.30%) Development Team Leader
8 7 (5.51%) Business Developer
9 6 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.15%) QlikView Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (44.88%) .NET
2 22 (17.32%) HTML
3 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
4 17 (13.39%) Web Services
4 17 (13.39%) .NET Framework
5 16 (12.60%) jQuery
5 16 (12.60%) CSS
6 12 (9.45%) LINQ
6 12 (9.45%) XML
7 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (6.30%) WCF
9 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (4.72%) REST
10 6 (4.72%) RESTful
10 6 (4.72%) JSON
10 6 (4.72%) SOAP
11 5 (3.94%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (3.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.66%) N-Tier
3 9 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.09%) Open Source
4 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.15%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.15%) Clustering
5 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) W3C
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.36%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.36%) Android
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.57%) UNIX
6 1 (0.79%) HPUX
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (16.54%) ETL
2 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.60%) MVC
4 12 (9.45%) OO
5 11 (8.66%) Data Analysis
5 11 (8.66%) Data Transformation
6 10 (7.87%) Validation
6 10 (7.87%) Data Management
7 8 (6.30%) Resource Management
7 8 (6.30%) OOP
8 7 (5.51%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.51%) B2B
8 7 (5.51%) Scrum
9 6 (4.72%) Analytics
9 6 (4.72%) Migration
9 6 (4.72%) Web Development
9 6 (4.72%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.94%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 78 (61.42%) SQL
2 55 (43.31%) C#
3 24 (18.90%) T-SQL
4 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.39%) VB
6 7 (5.51%) Java
7 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.94%) VBScript
9 3 (2.36%) ActionScript
9 3 (2.36%) VBA
9 3 (2.36%) Python
9 3 (2.36%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.57%) Perl
10 2 (1.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) Ruby
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.94%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) HNC
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CCNA
3 1 (0.79%) MCTS
3 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) SLA
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
3 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.79%) Samba
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) MOM
2 1 (0.79%) Nagios
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Opsview
Vendors
1 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 8 (6.30%) VMware
4 7 (5.51%) Informatica
5 4 (3.15%) Teradata
5 4 (3.15%) Cognos
5 4 (3.15%) Sybase
6 3 (2.36%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.57%) Citrix
7 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Avaya
8 1 (0.79%) Compuware
8 1 (0.79%) NetApp
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
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