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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 75 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.76% 10.95% 9.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.38% 44.12% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 36
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£363 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £426 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.28 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+33.10% -18.03%
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
212 204 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.12% 24.82% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 107 75
Average daily rate £375 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 33 £363 +5.07% 17
Chester -10 6 £363 +18.36% 15
Knutsford -11 5 £325 +8.33% 2
Crewe -9 2 £365 +12.30% 4
Northwich - 2 £338 - 2
Runcorn +5 1 £350 +62.79% 3
Ellesmere Port +2 1 - - 1
Wilmslow -1 1 - - 4
Macclesfield -11 1 - - 4
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 95 (66.43%) SQL
2 52 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
4 46 (32.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 44 (30.77%) ETL
6 39 (27.27%) .NET
7 38 (26.57%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (24.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (20.98%) C#
10 28 (19.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (18.88%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (17.48%) Finance
14 18 (12.59%) Migration
14 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (12.59%) Windows
14 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
15 17 (11.89%) Web Services
15 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
16 15 (10.49%) VB
17 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET
18 13 (9.09%) XML
18 13 (9.09%) HTML
19 12 (8.39%) Oracle
19 12 (8.39%) Banking
19 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
19 12 (8.39%) Performance Tuning
19 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 11 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (4.90%) IIS
2 7 (4.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.80%) NetWeaver
3 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.70%) Node.js
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.70%) Documentum
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) SMTP
1 3 (2.10%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) DNS
2 1 (0.70%) SAN
2 1 (0.70%) Intranet
2 1 (0.70%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (32.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (24.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (19.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (18.88%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.59%) QlikView
9 6 (4.20%) DB2
9 6 (4.20%) MS Access
9 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (3.50%) OLAP
10 5 (3.50%) DTS
10 5 (3.50%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.80%) Informix
11 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.80%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.40%) Subversion
4 2 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.70%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.70%) MSI
5 1 (0.70%) NUnit
5 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (17.48%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Retail
3 4 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (58.74%) Developer
2 34 (23.78%) SQL Developer
3 20 (13.99%) Analyst
4 15 (10.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (6.99%) SQL DBA
5 10 (6.99%) DBA
6 9 (6.29%) Database Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Team Leader
7 8 (5.59%) Development Team Leader
7 8 (5.59%) Software Development Team Leader
7 8 (5.59%) .NET Team Leader
7 8 (5.59%) Business Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Data Analyst
7 8 (5.59%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.59%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Software Team Leader
8 7 (4.90%) Consultant
8 7 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.90%) SQL Database Developer
9 6 (4.20%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.27%) .NET
2 17 (11.89%) Web Services
3 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET
4 13 (9.09%) XML
4 13 (9.09%) HTML
5 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.99%) CSS
6 10 (6.99%) EDI
7 9 (6.29%) WCF
8 8 (5.59%) jQuery
9 5 (3.50%) HTML5
9 5 (3.50%) MDX
10 4 (2.80%) Classic ASP
10 4 (2.80%) Ajax
10 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.80%) JMS
11 3 (2.10%) Middleware
11 3 (2.10%) EDIFACT
11 3 (2.10%) SAP Basis
11 3 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) N-Tier
3 7 (4.90%) Replication
4 5 (3.50%) Clustering
4 5 (3.50%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.80%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.10%) NHS
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) GIS
8 1 (0.70%) Tandem
8 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.40%) UNIX
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.77%) ETL
2 38 (26.57%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (12.59%) Migration
3 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.39%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (6.99%) MVC
5 10 (6.99%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
6 9 (6.29%) Open Source
6 9 (6.29%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.59%) OOP
7 8 (5.59%) Data Transformation
7 8 (5.59%) Resource Management
7 8 (5.59%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.90%) CRM
8 7 (4.90%) ERP
8 7 (4.90%) ITIL
8 7 (4.90%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (4.90%) Analytics
9 6 (4.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (66.43%) SQL
2 44 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 30 (20.98%) C#
4 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.49%) VB
6 9 (6.29%) Java
7 5 (3.50%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.80%) ABAP
8 4 (2.80%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.80%) VBA
8 4 (2.80%) PHP
9 3 (2.10%) VBScript
9 3 (2.10%) C++
9 3 (2.10%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.40%) Python
11 1 (0.70%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) Degree
3 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) SCCM
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.39%) Oracle
3 6 (4.20%) Sybase
3 6 (4.20%) SAP
4 5 (3.50%) Teradata
5 4 (2.80%) Tableau
5 4 (2.80%) Cognos
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
5 4 (2.80%) Informatica
6 3 (2.10%) Vertica
7 2 (1.40%) Talend
7 2 (1.40%) Remedy
7 2 (1.40%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) Sage
8 1 (0.70%) McAfee
8 1 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.70%) Rapid7
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Northwich
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago