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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 58 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.38% 8.63% 7.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.52% 37.57% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £433 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
168 181 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.37% 22.97% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 90 89
Average daily rate £325 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 19 £275 -13.38% 29
Chester -7 3 £300 - 10
Knutsford -7 3 £500 +53.84% 5
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 14
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 6
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 10
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 60 (57.69%) SQL
2 48 (46.15%) .NET
3 46 (44.23%) C#
4 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 25 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (22.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (21.15%) Windows
9 21 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (19.23%) HTML
11 19 (18.27%) Finance
11 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (17.31%) MVC
13 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
13 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
13 16 (15.38%) Web Services
13 16 (15.38%) MS Excel
14 15 (14.42%) CSS
14 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (13.46%) jQuery
15 14 (13.46%) IIS
16 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
16 13 (12.50%) LINQ
16 13 (12.50%) .NET Framework
17 12 (11.54%) JavaScript
17 12 (11.54%) XML
18 11 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (10.58%) OO
18 11 (10.58%) Data Modelling

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (13.46%) IIS
2 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.85%) Documentum
5 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.92%) Node.js
6 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.92%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.96%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.92%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Firewall
1 4 (3.85%) Intranet
2 2 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) IPv4
3 1 (0.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) SSH
3 1 (0.96%) VLAN
3 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.96%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.96%) GPRS
3 1 (0.96%) UMTS
3 1 (0.96%) SMTP
3 1 (0.96%) DHCP
3 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (22.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.77%) DTS
7 6 (5.77%) QlikView
8 5 (4.81%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (3.85%) BODI
9 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.88%) SQLite
10 3 (2.88%) PowerCenter
10 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.92%) DataStage
11 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.77%) NUnit
4 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) FxCop
5 3 (2.88%) StyleCop
5 3 (2.88%) Moq
6 2 (1.92%) Maven
6 2 (1.92%) JIRA
6 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.96%) Subversion
7 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (18.27%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (70.19%) Developer
2 26 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 22 (21.15%) SQL Developer
4 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 13 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Business Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Administrator
8 4 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Report Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (46.15%) .NET
2 20 (19.23%) HTML
3 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 16 (15.38%) Web Services
4 15 (14.42%) CSS
5 14 (13.46%) jQuery
6 13 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 13 (12.50%) LINQ
7 12 (11.54%) XML
8 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.73%) JSON
9 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.81%) REST
11 5 (4.81%) RESTful
11 5 (4.81%) SOAP
12 4 (3.85%) WCF
13 3 (2.88%) HTML5
13 3 (2.88%) CSS3
13 3 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.88%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.92%) Open Source
7 1 (0.96%) W3C
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.15%) Windows
2 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Linux
6 4 (3.85%) HPUX
6 4 (3.85%) Solaris
6 4 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.92%) UNIX
8 1 (0.96%) Android
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.96%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.31%) MVC
4 11 (10.58%) Data Analysis
4 11 (10.58%) OO
4 11 (10.58%) Data Modelling
5 9 (8.65%) ETL
5 9 (8.65%) Validation
6 8 (7.69%) Scrum
6 8 (7.69%) Data Management
6 8 (7.69%) Web Development
7 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.77%) Data Transformation
8 6 (5.77%) TDD
9 5 (4.81%) Migration
9 5 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.85%) Time Management
10 4 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (3.85%) Project Management
10 4 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.69%) SQL
2 46 (44.23%) C#
3 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 12 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.69%) Java
6 6 (5.77%) VB
7 4 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.92%) VBScript
8 2 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) VCP4
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) MCTS
3 1 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.96%) Samba
3 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.96%) MOM
1 1 (0.96%) Nagios
1 1 (0.96%) SCOM
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.96%) Opsview
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.58%) VMware
3 8 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle
5 5 (4.81%) Citrix
5 5 (4.81%) Teradata
6 4 (3.85%) Compuware
6 4 (3.85%) HP
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco
6 4 (3.85%) SAP
6 4 (3.85%) F5
7 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.88%) Informatica
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) Cognos
8 2 (1.92%) Avaya
8 2 (1.92%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.96%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.96%) Twitter
9 1 (0.96%) Apple
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