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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 21 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 92 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.98% 7.22% 10.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.40% 26.49% 47.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 60
Median daily rate £360 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £244 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.78 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.76 - £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 - £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -27.58%
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
217 268 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.17% 27.24% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 187 97
Median daily rate £413 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £21.66 £24.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.48% +98.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Chester +20 39 £360 -10.00% 7
Warrington +2 24 £451 +32.01% 10
Macclesfield +1 5 £444 - 5
Crewe +1 4 £288 +27.77% 3
Runcorn +2 2 £316 - 5
Knutsford -10 2 £425 +15.64% 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 108 (63.91%) SQL
2 63 (37.28%) .NET
3 56 (33.14%) C#
4 43 (25.44%) T-SQL
4 43 (25.44%) Microsoft
5 37 (21.89%) Java
6 36 (21.30%) ASP.NET
7 35 (20.71%) MVC
8 34 (20.12%) Finance
8 34 (20.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (19.53%) ETL
10 32 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (18.93%) Windows
10 32 (18.93%) JavaScript
10 32 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (18.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (17.16%) Web Services
12 29 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (16.57%) Linux
14 26 (15.38%) IIS
14 26 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (14.79%) Banking
15 25 (14.79%) jQuery
16 23 (13.61%) SharePoint
17 22 (13.02%) TDD
17 22 (13.02%) High Availability
18 21 (12.43%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (12.43%) E-Commerce
18 21 (12.43%) Oracle

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 26 (15.38%) IIS
2 23 (13.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.73%) Apache
3 8 (4.73%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.14%) GeoServer
4 7 (4.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) Confluence
9 1 (0.59%) Node.js
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.59%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) IaaS
1 5 (2.96%) SaaS
2 4 (2.37%) PaaS
3 3 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Network Security
2 7 (4.14%) Internet
3 6 (3.55%) LDAP
4 4 (2.37%) DNS
4 4 (2.37%) SAN
4 4 (2.37%) Skype
4 4 (2.37%) WAN
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.18%) SMTP
5 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 32 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 31 (18.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (12.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (11.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (9.47%) OLAP
7 16 (9.47%) OLAP Cube
8 15 (8.88%) Big Data
9 8 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.14%) GIS
10 7 (4.14%) QGIS
11 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.78%) MySQL
13 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.18%) DB2
14 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (9.47%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.78%) JIRA
5 3 (1.78%) Moq
6 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.18%) JUnit
6 2 (1.18%) Selenium
6 2 (1.18%) TestNG
6 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.59%) JBehave
7 1 (0.59%) MSTest
7 1 (0.59%) NuGet
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (20.12%) Finance
2 25 (14.79%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Local Government
4 5 (2.96%) Law
5 4 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.37%) Publishing
6 3 (1.78%) Advertising
6 3 (1.78%) Billing
6 3 (1.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (55.62%) Developer
2 37 (21.89%) SQL Developer
3 31 (18.34%) C# Developer
4 24 (14.20%) .NET Developer
5 19 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (8.28%) SQL Server Developer
8 13 (7.69%) ETL Developer
9 12 (7.10%) Analyst
9 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (7.10%) SSIS Developer
10 11 (6.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (6.51%) SSRS Developer
11 10 (5.92%) Architect
11 10 (5.92%) Java Developer
12 9 (5.33%) DBA
12 9 (5.33%) T-SQL Developer
13 7 (4.14%) Senior Developer
13 7 (4.14%) Talend Developer
13 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (37.28%) .NET
2 36 (21.30%) ASP.NET
3 29 (17.16%) Web Services
4 25 (14.79%) jQuery
5 18 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (10.06%) WCF
7 16 (9.47%) CSS
7 16 (9.47%) HTML
8 13 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (5.92%) Entity Framework
10 10 (5.92%) XML
11 8 (4.73%) Ajax
12 7 (4.14%) Middleware
12 7 (4.14%) Spring
13 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (3.55%) CAML
13 6 (3.55%) J2EE
13 6 (3.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) Replication
2 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.73%) Digital Media
2 8 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.14%) NHS
4 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.18%) Informatics
7 2 (1.18%) iPad
7 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Social Media
8 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.93%) Windows
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
3 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.33%) Unix
6 8 (4.73%) AIX
7 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.96%) CentOS
9 4 (2.37%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.71%) MVC
2 33 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.53%) ETL
3 32 (18.93%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (13.02%) High Availability
4 22 (13.02%) TDD
5 21 (12.43%) E-Commerce
6 18 (10.65%) Web Development
7 17 (10.06%) Kimball Methodology
8 16 (9.47%) Dimensional Modelling
9 15 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.88%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (8.28%) Analytics
11 13 (7.69%) Change Management
12 11 (6.51%) Database Tuning
12 11 (6.51%) ITIL
12 11 (6.51%) Open Source
12 11 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.92%) ERP
13 10 (5.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 108 (63.91%) SQL
2 56 (33.14%) C#
3 43 (25.44%) T-SQL
4 37 (21.89%) Java
5 32 (18.93%) JavaScript
6 19 (11.24%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.51%) PHP
8 9 (5.33%) Python
9 8 (4.73%) VB
10 6 (3.55%) FQL
10 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.18%) Perl
12 2 (1.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.59%) Delphi
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.55%) MCSE
2 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.96%) ISEB
4 4 (2.37%) Degree
4 4 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.18%) Postfix
4 2 (1.18%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.18%) vSphere
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) SCCM
2 7 (4.14%) SCOM
2 7 (4.14%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.37%) Puppet
3 4 (2.37%) vRealize
4 3 (1.78%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.59%) StatsD
6 1 (0.59%) TADDM
Vendors
1 43 (25.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.43%) Oracle
3 19 (11.24%) Vertica
4 16 (9.47%) VMware
5 14 (8.28%) Talend
6 7 (4.14%) Citrix
7 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.55%) Sybase
7 6 (3.55%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.37%) AppSense
8 4 (2.37%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.78%) BMC
9 3 (1.78%) Tableau
10 2 (1.18%) Cisco
10 2 (1.18%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.18%) SAP
10 2 (1.18%) Symantec
10 2 (1.18%) Trustwave
11 1 (0.59%) Avaya
11 1 (0.59%) IBM
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