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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 21 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 77 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.20% 8.16% 7.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.97% 48.43% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 59 48
Median daily rate £340 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £173 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £421 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.27 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.41% -24.93%

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
124 159 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.80% 16.84% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 108 112
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.02 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 26 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Warrington +10 7 £400 +23.07% 13
Chester -1 5 £315 -10.00% 14
Crewe +5 1 £313 -21.87% 5
Northwich - 1 £350 - 7
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 53 (56.38%) SQL
2 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 32 (34.04%) Windows
4 31 (32.98%) C#
5 29 (30.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
7 25 (26.60%) ETL
7 25 (26.60%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (26.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (24.47%) T-SQL
9 19 (20.21%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (20.21%) Linux
10 18 (19.15%) Web Services
10 18 (19.15%) Finance
10 18 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
12 16 (17.02%) Oracle
13 15 (15.96%) .NET Framework
14 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
14 14 (14.89%) MVC
14 14 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (13.83%) Database Mirroring
15 13 (13.83%) HTML
15 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
16 12 (12.77%) CSS
16 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio

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 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.45%) IIS
3 6 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.19%) CICS
4 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.13%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) SAN
2 1 (1.06%) DHCP
2 1 (1.06%) DNS
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) IPsec
2 1 (1.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (26.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (20.21%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
8 8 (8.51%) Big Data
8 8 (8.51%) NoSQL
9 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
10 6 (6.38%) DB2
10 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (4.26%) QlikView
13 3 (3.19%) OLAP
13 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (2.13%) DataStage
14 2 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.13%) JIRA
3 2 (2.13%) Moq
3 2 (2.13%) Selenium
4 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.06%) Grunt
4 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.06%) NUnit
4 1 (1.06%) Protractor
4 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (58.51%) Developer
2 20 (21.28%) DBA
3 18 (19.15%) SQL DBA
4 14 (14.89%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.57%) SQL Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Architect
8 6 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Consultant
10 4 (4.26%) Principal Architect
10 4 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Angular Developer
11 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (3.19%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (3.19%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) .NET
2 18 (19.15%) Web Services
3 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
4 15 (15.96%) .NET Framework
5 13 (13.83%) HTML
6 12 (12.77%) CSS
7 10 (10.64%) JSON
8 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (9.57%) Entity Framework
8 9 (9.57%) jQuery
8 9 (9.57%) XML
9 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
10 6 (6.38%) J2EE
10 6 (6.38%) Middleware
10 6 (6.38%) WPF
11 5 (5.32%) MDX
11 5 (5.32%) Node.js
12 4 (4.26%) WinForms
13 3 (3.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Replication
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.04%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Linux
3 11 (11.70%) AIX
3 11 (11.70%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.57%) Unix
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.26%) HPUX
7 2 (2.13%) Android
7 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) Solaris
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (26.60%) Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.60%) ETL
2 18 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (14.89%) MVC
4 13 (13.83%) Database Mirroring
5 12 (12.77%) High Availability
6 8 (8.51%) Microservices
6 8 (8.51%) TDD
7 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
7 7 (7.45%) SOA
8 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.38%) Migration
8 6 (6.38%) Scrum
9 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.26%) BDD
10 4 (4.26%) CRM
10 4 (4.26%) Project Management
11 3 (3.19%) ITIL
11 3 (3.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) SQL
2 31 (32.98%) C#
3 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.47%) T-SQL
5 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.19%) C
7 3 (3.19%) Perl
7 3 (3.19%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 2 (2.13%) X++
9 1 (1.06%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.06%) C++
9 1 (1.06%) Java
9 1 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.06%) OpenView
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Cognos
3 4 (4.26%) HP
3 4 (4.26%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.19%) Sybase
4 3 (3.19%) Symantec
4 3 (3.19%) Tableau
4 3 (3.19%) VMware
5 2 (2.13%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.13%) Actian
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco
5 2 (2.13%) Dell
5 2 (2.13%) Informatica
5 2 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.13%) ParAccel
5 2 (2.13%) SAP
5 2 (2.13%) Teradata
5 2 (2.13%) Veritas
5 2 (2.13%) Xamarin
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