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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 90 82 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.95% 9.94% 12.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.00% 51.57% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 67
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£325 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +78.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
200 159 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.33% 19.27% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 74 147
Average daily rate £340 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +56.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Warrington -12 18 £345 +6.15% 17
Knutsford +11 11 £300 -22.58% 2
Chester +1 11 £306 -5.76% 7
Macclesfield +4 8 £325 +62.50% 8
Crewe -5 7 £325 +8.33% 4
Runcorn -6 1 £215 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 - - 4
Alderley Edge - - - - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (54.55%) SQL
2 69 (41.82%) .NET
3 55 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.33%) Windows
4 49 (29.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 41 (24.85%) T-SQL
7 40 (24.24%) C#
8 36 (21.82%) Active Directory
9 34 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (20.00%) Finance
10 33 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (20.00%) IIS
11 30 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
13 28 (16.97%) SQL Server 2005
14 26 (15.76%) ETL
15 24 (14.55%) ASP.NET
16 22 (13.33%) Clustering
16 22 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 20 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (10.91%) JavaScript
19 18 (10.91%) MVC
19 18 (10.91%) WinForms
20 17 (10.30%) Web Services
20 17 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
21 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 33 (20.00%) IIS
3 22 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.70%) MS Exchange
5 15 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.24%) MS Project Server
7 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.82%) Apache
8 3 (1.82%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.21%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.61%) SAS
10 1 (0.61%) Confluence
10 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.24%) MS Project
3 4 (2.42%) MS Office
4 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.61%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) TCP/IP
1 16 (9.70%) DNS
2 4 (2.42%) SAN
3 3 (1.82%) LAN
3 3 (1.82%) WAN
4 2 (1.21%) LDAP
4 2 (1.21%) Intranet
4 2 (1.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.61%) ADSL
5 1 (0.61%) Broadband
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 34 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (16.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (7.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.24%) QlikView
9 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.42%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (2.42%) BODI
10 4 (2.42%) MS Access
10 4 (2.42%) OLAP
11 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.82%) OLTP
11 3 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (1.21%) Big Data
12 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.21%) ERwin
4 2 (1.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 33 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Back Office
3 8 (4.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.21%) Local Government
4 2 (1.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (37.58%) Developer
2 20 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 18 (10.91%) DBA
4 16 (9.70%) Analyst
4 16 (9.70%) SQL DBA
4 16 (9.70%) SQL Developer
5 15 (9.09%) Administrator
6 14 (8.48%) Consultant
7 13 (7.88%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
10 8 (4.85%) Data Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) SharePoint Administrator
12 5 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.03%) Applications Developer
12 5 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (41.82%) .NET
2 24 (14.55%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.91%) WinForms
4 17 (10.30%) Web Services
5 15 (9.09%) HTML
6 11 (6.67%) CSS
7 10 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.45%) WCF
9 8 (4.85%) jQuery
10 7 (4.24%) HTML5
10 7 (4.24%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (3.03%) WPF
12 5 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (1.82%) Ajax
14 3 (1.82%) XML
14 3 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (1.82%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Clustering
2 9 (5.45%) Replication
3 8 (4.85%) NHS
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.03%) PKI
6 4 (2.42%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.82%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.21%) Open Source
8 2 (1.21%) CESG
9 1 (0.61%) Tandem
9 1 (0.61%) DTV
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) GIS
9 1 (0.61%) CCTV
9 1 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.33%) Windows
2 34 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.27%) Linux
6 9 (5.45%) UNIX
7 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.82%) SUSE
8 3 (1.82%) HPUX
9 2 (1.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.76%) ETL
2 20 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (10.91%) MVC
4 15 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.88%) Migration
5 13 (7.88%) Data Modelling
5 13 (7.88%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.45%) Data Analysis
9 8 (4.85%) Resource Management
9 8 (4.85%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.24%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.24%) TDD
11 6 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.64%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.03%) SOA
12 5 (3.03%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 90 (54.55%) SQL
2 41 (24.85%) T-SQL
3 40 (24.24%) C#
4 18 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.70%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.27%) VB
7 6 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.03%) Java
9 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.82%) VBA
11 2 (1.21%) C++
11 2 (1.21%) Delphi
11 2 (1.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.61%) VB6
12 1 (0.61%) R
12 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.88%) MCSE
3 12 (7.27%) MCTS
3 12 (7.27%) MCITP
4 4 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.82%) ISEB
5 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) XenServer
5 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.21%) SCOM
1 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 55 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.88%) Cyber-Ark
3 11 (6.67%) Oracle
4 7 (4.24%) TIBCO
4 7 (4.24%) VMware
5 5 (3.03%) SAP
6 4 (2.42%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.42%) Citrix
6 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.42%) Tableau
7 3 (1.82%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.82%) IBM
7 3 (1.82%) Sybase
8 2 (1.21%) Sage
8 2 (1.21%) McAfee
8 2 (1.21%) HP
8 2 (1.21%) Vertica
9 1 (0.61%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.61%) Twitter
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