The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 86 80 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.87% 10.62% 11.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.74% 55.56% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 59
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£363 £338 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.29 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -23.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
184 144 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.26% 19.12% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 62 137
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.25 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £21.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Knutsford +12 13 £300 -22.58% 3
Chester +3 11 £288 -20.13% 10
Warrington -21 11 £363 +45.00% 16
Macclesfield +4 9 £375 +7.14% 7
Crewe -2 9 £375 +20.96% 5
Northwich - 4 £425 - 1
Runcorn - 3 £215 - 1
Wilmslow -3 1 - - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 81 (52.26%) SQL
2 65 (41.94%) .NET
3 48 (30.97%) Microsoft
4 47 (30.32%) Windows
5 46 (29.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (24.52%) C#
7 37 (23.87%) T-SQL
8 33 (21.29%) SharePoint
8 33 (21.29%) Finance
8 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (20.00%) IIS
9 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 30 (19.35%) ETL
11 29 (18.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (16.77%) MS Excel
13 26 (16.77%) MVC
14 25 (16.13%) HTML
15 24 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
18 20 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (10.97%) MS Exchange
20 17 (10.97%) TDD
21 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
21 16 (10.32%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 33 (21.29%) SharePoint
2 31 (20.00%) IIS
3 17 (10.97%) MS Exchange
3 17 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (9.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.58%) NServiceBus
7 4 (2.58%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.94%) Apache
9 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.65%) Node.js
10 1 (0.65%) SAS
10 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Project
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.81%) DNS
3 5 (3.23%) LAN
3 5 (3.23%) WAN
4 4 (2.58%) SAN
5 2 (1.29%) Intranet
5 2 (1.29%) VLAN
5 2 (1.29%) FTP
6 1 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.65%) VoIP
6 1 (0.65%) LDAP
6 1 (0.65%) ADSL
6 1 (0.65%) Broadband
6 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (29.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (18.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (15.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (10.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.16%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.87%) QlikView
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.23%) MS Access
10 4 (2.58%) OLAP
11 3 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.94%) BODI
11 3 (1.94%) OLTP
11 3 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (1.29%) Big Data
12 2 (1.29%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.58%) Moq
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.29%) ERwin
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) WiX
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Back Office
4 4 (2.58%) Local Government
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (36.77%) Developer
2 25 (16.13%) .NET Developer
3 18 (11.61%) Analyst
4 16 (10.32%) DBA
5 15 (9.68%) SQL DBA
6 13 (8.39%) Consultant
7 12 (7.74%) C# Developer
8 11 (7.10%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.45%) SQL Developer
9 10 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
10 9 (5.81%) Administrator
11 7 (4.52%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.87%) Tester
12 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.23%) Applications Developer
13 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 5 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 4 (2.58%) .NET Team Leader
14 4 (2.58%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (41.94%) .NET
2 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 25 (16.13%) HTML
4 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (9.68%) jQuery
5 15 (9.68%) CSS
6 14 (9.03%) Web Services
6 14 (9.03%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.39%) HTML5
8 12 (7.74%) WinForms
9 11 (7.10%) WCF
9 11 (7.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (4.52%) XML
11 5 (3.23%) WPF
11 5 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (2.58%) SOAP
12 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (1.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Clustering
2 8 (5.16%) NHS
3 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.87%) Replication
4 5 (3.23%) PKI
4 5 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.29%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) CCTV
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.32%) Windows
2 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (9.03%) Linux
6 13 (8.39%) UNIX
7 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.94%) HPUX
8 3 (1.94%) SUSE
9 2 (1.29%) AIX
9 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.35%) ETL
2 26 (16.77%) MVC
3 23 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (10.97%) TDD
5 14 (9.03%) Migration
6 12 (7.74%) Data Modelling
7 11 (7.10%) SOA
8 10 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.81%) Resource Management
9 9 (5.81%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (5.16%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.16%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.16%) Scrum
11 7 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.52%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.52%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.87%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.87%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (52.26%) SQL
2 38 (24.52%) C#
3 37 (23.87%) T-SQL
4 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.87%) Java
6 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.87%) VB
7 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.58%) VBA
8 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.29%) C++
9 2 (1.29%) Delphi
9 2 (1.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.16%) MCSE
3 7 (4.52%) MCTS
3 7 (4.52%) MCITP
4 4 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.94%) ISEB
5 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.58%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) SCOM
2 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (30.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) Cyber-Ark
3 11 (7.10%) Oracle
4 9 (5.81%) VMware
5 6 (3.87%) SAP
5 6 (3.87%) Citrix
5 6 (3.87%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.94%) IBM
7 3 (1.94%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.94%) Tableau
8 2 (1.29%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) Vertica
8 2 (1.29%) Sybase
8 2 (1.29%) Sage
8 2 (1.29%) McAfee
9 1 (0.65%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) Juniper
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