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 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 64 63 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.30% 6.87% 11.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.51% 33.87% 46.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 57
Median daily rate £325 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £17.82 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.58 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+38.62% +2.17%
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
191 186 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.77% 20.28% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 117 95
Median daily rate £403 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.82 £33.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +112.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £33.00 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%

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 July 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 26 July 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 +11 28 £413 +38.65% 6
Warrington -4 15 £350 -3.44% 13
Knutsford -1 3 - - 3
Macclesfield +4 2 £300 - 4
Runcorn +4 1 £213 -39.28% 3
Winsford 0 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 106 (58.89%) SQL
2 66 (36.67%) .NET
3 57 (31.67%) C#
4 49 (27.22%) Microsoft
5 48 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (24.44%) Java
7 43 (23.89%) ETL
8 41 (22.78%) Linux
9 39 (21.67%) JavaScript
10 36 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 34 (18.89%) T-SQL
11 34 (18.89%) MVC
12 33 (18.33%) Windows
13 31 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (16.11%) Finance
15 28 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (15.00%) Web Services
17 26 (14.44%) Vertica
18 24 (13.33%) IIS
19 23 (12.78%) Banking
19 23 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
20 22 (12.22%) Oracle
20 22 (12.22%) E-Commerce
20 22 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (12.22%) Jenkins
21 21 (11.67%) Kimball Methodology
21 21 (11.67%) jQuery
21 21 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 20 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling

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 24 (13.33%) IIS
2 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.44%) Apache
3 8 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.89%) GeoServer
4 7 (3.89%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.78%) IaaS
1 5 (2.78%) SaaS
2 4 (2.22%) PaaS
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) Network Security
2 7 (3.89%) Internet
3 6 (3.33%) LDAP
4 4 (2.22%) Skype
5 3 (1.67%) DNS
6 2 (1.11%) SAN
6 2 (1.11%) SMTP
6 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.56%) LAN
7 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 28 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (11.11%) OLAP
4 20 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
5 19 (10.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (8.89%) Big Data
8 8 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 7 (3.89%) GIS
9 7 (3.89%) QGIS
9 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.33%) Spatial Data
11 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.67%) MySQL
12 2 (1.11%) DB2
12 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (12.22%) Jenkins
1 22 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (10.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.78%) JIRA
5 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.11%) JUnit
5 2 (1.11%) Selenium
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.11%) TestNG
5 2 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.56%) JBehave
6 1 (0.56%) Moq
6 1 (0.56%) MSTest
6 1 (0.56%) NuGet
6 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (16.11%) Finance
2 23 (12.78%) Banking
3 9 (5.00%) Local Government
4 6 (3.33%) Retail
5 5 (2.78%) Law
6 4 (2.22%) Advertising
6 4 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.22%) Publishing
7 3 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 98 (54.44%) Developer
2 37 (20.56%) SQL Developer
3 27 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 26 (14.44%) .NET Developer
5 18 (10.00%) DBA
6 15 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 14 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 12 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
9 11 (6.11%) Analyst
9 11 (6.11%) ETL Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Architect
10 10 (5.56%) SQL DBA
10 10 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Talend Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.44%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.44%) T-SQL Developer
13 7 (3.89%) SQL Server DBA
13 7 (3.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (36.67%) .NET
2 36 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 27 (15.00%) Web Services
4 21 (11.67%) jQuery
5 17 (9.44%) CSS
5 17 (9.44%) HTML
6 16 (8.89%) WCF
7 15 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.56%) XML
9 9 (5.00%) Ajax
10 8 (4.44%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (3.33%) CAML
12 6 (3.33%) Middleware
12 6 (3.33%) Spring
13 5 (2.78%) Entity Framework
13 5 (2.78%) Ext JS
13 5 (2.78%) J2EE
13 5 (2.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Digital Media
2 9 (5.00%) Replication
3 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.78%) iPad
7 4 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.67%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.11%) CMDB
9 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) NHS
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.78%) Linux
2 33 (18.33%) Windows
3 18 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.11%) Unix
5 10 (5.56%) AIX
6 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.78%) CentOS
9 4 (2.22%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.89%) ETL
3 34 (18.89%) MVC
4 31 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (12.22%) E-Commerce
6 21 (11.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 20 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
8 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.56%) High Availability
8 19 (10.56%) TDD
8 19 (10.56%) Web Development
9 16 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (8.33%) Analytics
11 14 (7.78%) Change Management
12 13 (7.22%) ERP
12 13 (7.22%) ITIL
13 12 (6.67%) CRM
13 12 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.11%) Open Source
15 10 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 106 (58.89%) SQL
2 57 (31.67%) C#
3 44 (24.44%) Java
4 39 (21.67%) JavaScript
5 34 (18.89%) T-SQL
6 18 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 15 (8.33%) PHP
8 9 (5.00%) Python
9 8 (4.44%) VB
10 7 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.33%) FQL
11 6 (3.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.11%) Perl
12 2 (1.11%) R
12 2 (1.11%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.89%) MCSE
3 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.78%) ISEB
5 4 (2.22%) Degree
5 4 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) MCSA
6 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.11%) Postfix
3 2 (1.11%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.89%) SCCM
3 6 (3.33%) SCOM
4 4 (2.22%) Puppet
4 4 (2.22%) vRealize
5 3 (1.67%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.11%) TADDM
7 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 49 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.44%) Vertica
3 22 (12.22%) Oracle
4 19 (10.56%) Talend
5 16 (8.89%) VMware
6 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.78%) Citrix
7 5 (2.78%) Sybase
7 5 (2.78%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.22%) AppSense
8 4 (2.22%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.22%) Tableau
9 3 (1.67%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.67%) ATG
9 3 (1.67%) BMC
9 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.11%) IBM
10 2 (1.11%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.11%) Remedy
10 2 (1.11%) Symantec
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