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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 94 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.80% 9.89% 9.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.11% 49.74% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.59%
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
177 189 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.93% 19.89% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 89 104
Average daily rate £345 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.11% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £13.10 £40.57 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.71% +166.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.42 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 -16 15 £325 +8.33% 18
Crewe -3 11 £325 +8.33% 6
Chester +1 10 £295 +9.76% 11
Macclesfield +2 7 £325 +62.50% 8
Knutsford +14 6 £300 +30.43% 3
Wilmslow -1 1 - - 6
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 90 (58.06%) SQL
2 67 (43.23%) .NET
3 56 (36.13%) Windows
4 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
5 44 (28.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (27.74%) SharePoint
7 41 (26.45%) T-SQL
8 39 (25.16%) C#
9 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
10 36 (23.23%) IIS
11 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (20.65%) Finance
13 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (19.35%) MS Excel
15 27 (17.42%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (13.55%) ASP.NET
17 20 (12.90%) ETL
17 20 (12.90%) Clustering
17 20 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
17 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (11.61%) MS Exchange
19 18 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (10.97%) PowerShell
20 17 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (10.97%) TCP/IP
20 17 (10.97%) DNS
20 17 (10.97%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 43 (27.74%) SharePoint
2 36 (23.23%) IIS
3 20 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 18 (11.61%) MS Exchange
4 18 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.52%) MS Project Server
6 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.58%) Apache
7 4 (2.58%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.65%) Node.js
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 30 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS Project
3 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.23%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.97%) TCP/IP
1 17 (10.97%) DNS
2 2 (1.29%) FTP
2 2 (1.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) ADSL
3 1 (0.65%) Broadband
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (17.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (10.97%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (10.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.52%) QlikView
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.58%) MS Access
10 4 (2.58%) OLAP
10 4 (2.58%) BODI
10 4 (2.58%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (1.94%) MySQL
11 3 (1.94%) OLTP
12 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.29%) JIRA
4 2 (1.29%) Maven
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.65%) NUnit
5 1 (0.65%) ERwin
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Back Office
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (41.29%) Developer
2 20 (12.90%) .NET Developer
3 18 (11.61%) SQL Developer
4 17 (10.97%) DBA
4 17 (10.97%) Administrator
5 15 (9.68%) SQL DBA
5 15 (9.68%) Analyst
6 13 (8.39%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.10%) Consultant
8 9 (5.81%) Data Analyst
8 9 (5.81%) Team Leader
9 8 (5.16%) Development Team Leader
10 7 (4.52%) SharePoint Administrator
11 5 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.58%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (43.23%) .NET
2 21 (13.55%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.32%) WinForms
4 15 (9.68%) HTML
5 14 (9.03%) Web Services
6 10 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (5.81%) WCF
7 9 (5.81%) CSS
8 8 (5.16%) HTML5
9 6 (3.87%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (3.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (3.23%) jQuery
10 5 (3.23%) WPF
11 4 (2.58%) XML
11 4 (2.58%) LINQ
12 3 (1.94%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (1.94%) REST
12 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (1.94%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Clustering
2 9 (5.81%) Replication
3 8 (5.16%) NHS
4 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.58%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.94%) PKI
7 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.29%) Open Source
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
8 1 (0.65%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) CCTV
8 1 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (36.13%) Windows
2 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.81%) Linux
6 5 (3.23%) UNIX
7 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.29%) HPUX
8 2 (1.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.90%) ETL
2 19 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.32%) Load Balancing
5 15 (9.68%) MVC
5 15 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 13 (8.39%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.74%) Migration
7 12 (7.74%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.52%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.52%) Resource Management
10 7 (4.52%) SOA
11 6 (3.87%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.87%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.23%) Dimensional Modelling
12 5 (3.23%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 90 (58.06%) SQL
2 41 (26.45%) T-SQL
3 39 (25.16%) C#
4 17 (10.97%) PowerShell
5 15 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.74%) VB
7 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.94%) VBA
8 3 (1.94%) Java
8 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (1.29%) C++
9 2 (1.29%) Delphi
9 2 (1.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) R
10 1 (0.65%) VB6
10 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.74%) MCTS
2 12 (7.74%) MCITP
2 12 (7.74%) MCSE
3 4 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 37 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) XenApp
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) Cyber-Ark
3 11 (7.10%) Oracle
4 8 (5.16%) VMware
5 6 (3.87%) SAP
5 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.87%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.58%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.58%) Tableau
7 3 (1.94%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.94%) IBM
7 3 (1.94%) Sybase
8 2 (1.29%) JBoss
8 2 (1.29%) HP
8 2 (1.29%) Citrix
8 2 (1.29%) Sage
8 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.65%) Vertica
9 1 (0.65%) Twitter
9 1 (0.65%) LexisNexis
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