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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 73 81 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.41% 10.32% 9.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.86% 49.69% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 29
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£373 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
262 163 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.60% 20.76% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 93 62
Average daily rate £450 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -5 9 £325 -19.75% 29
Chester -14 9 £400 +28.00% 7
Crewe -5 7 £225 -40.00% 7
Ellesmere Port 0 5 £288 +0.87% 2
Knutsford -7 4 £368 +36.11% 6
Alderley Edge - 3 - -
Northwich 0 2 £313 -26.47% 3
Macclesfield -11 2 - - 3
Sandbach - 2 - -
Winsford - 2 - - 1
Runcorn -2 1 - - 3
Middlewich - 1 £300 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (64.29%) SQL
2 55 (43.65%) .NET
3 50 (39.68%) C#
4 39 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 29 (23.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (19.84%) T-SQL
7 25 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 21 (16.67%) ETL
11 20 (15.87%) Windows
12 19 (15.08%) VB
13 18 (14.29%) Finance
14 17 (13.49%) HTML
14 17 (13.49%) .NET Framework
14 17 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET
17 14 (11.11%) Web Services
17 14 (11.11%) Visual Studio
17 14 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (10.32%) N-Tier
19 12 (9.52%) Data Analysis
20 11 (8.73%) CSS
20 11 (8.73%) Oracle
20 11 (8.73%) Open Source

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (5.56%) IIS
1 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.38%) Node.js
3 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) SMTP
1 4 (3.17%) HTTP
1 4 (3.17%) Firewall
2 3 (2.38%) DNS
2 3 (2.38%) Intranet
2 3 (2.38%) SAN
3 2 (1.59%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.79%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.79%) NAS
4 1 (0.79%) VLAN
4 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) IPv4
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) SNMP
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (8.73%) Relational Database
8 10 (7.94%) QlikView
9 8 (6.35%) MS Access
10 7 (5.56%) DTS
11 6 (4.76%) DB2
12 5 (3.97%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (3.17%) Informix
13 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
13 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
14 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
14 3 (2.38%) SQLite
14 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (2.38%) PowerCenter
14 3 (2.38%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 14 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.17%) NUnit
4 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.38%) Moq
5 3 (2.38%) FxCop
5 3 (2.38%) StyleCop
5 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) MSI
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (4.76%) Retail
3 5 (3.97%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (64.29%) Developer
2 29 (23.02%) SQL Developer
3 22 (17.46%) .NET Developer
4 18 (14.29%) Analyst
5 11 (8.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Software Development Team Leader
6 10 (7.94%) .NET Team Leader
6 10 (7.94%) Team Leader
6 10 (7.94%) Development Team Leader
6 10 (7.94%) Software Team Leader
7 9 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Business Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.17%) DBA
10 4 (3.17%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.17%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (43.65%) .NET
2 17 (13.49%) HTML
2 17 (13.49%) .NET Framework
3 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET
4 14 (11.11%) Web Services
5 11 (8.73%) CSS
6 10 (7.94%) jQuery
7 9 (7.14%) XML
8 8 (6.35%) WCF
9 6 (4.76%) SOAP
9 6 (4.76%) JSON
9 6 (4.76%) REST
10 5 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.17%) Classic ASP
11 4 (3.17%) LINQ
11 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (3.17%) HTML5
11 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.32%) N-Tier
3 11 (8.73%) Open Source
4 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.17%) Clustering
5 4 (3.17%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.59%) NHS
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) Tandem
8 1 (0.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.38%) Android
4 3 (2.38%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.59%) UNIX
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.67%) ETL
4 12 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 11 (8.73%) Data Transformation
6 10 (7.94%) OOP
6 10 (7.94%) MVC
6 10 (7.94%) Validation
6 10 (7.94%) Data Management
6 10 (7.94%) Resource Management
7 8 (6.35%) Scrum
7 8 (6.35%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.56%) Migration
8 7 (5.56%) B2B
9 5 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.97%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.97%) TDD
9 5 (3.97%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 81 (64.29%) SQL
2 50 (39.68%) C#
3 25 (19.84%) T-SQL
4 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 19 (15.08%) VB
6 7 (5.56%) Java
7 6 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.97%) VBScript
9 3 (2.38%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (2.38%) Python
9 3 (2.38%) ActionScript
9 3 (2.38%) VBA
10 2 (1.59%) Perl
10 2 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) R
11 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.79%) Ruby
11 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) MCTS
3 1 (0.79%) MCITP
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CCNA
3 1 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) iptables
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.79%) Samba
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Opsview
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) MOM
2 1 (0.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle
3 7 (5.56%) VMware
3 7 (5.56%) Informatica
4 5 (3.97%) Sybase
5 4 (3.17%) Cognos
5 4 (3.17%) Teradata
5 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.79%) Vertica
7 1 (0.79%) Talend
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter
7 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya
7 1 (0.79%) NetApp
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - 365 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Northwich
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago