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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 58 83 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.83% 10.20% 10.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.95% 42.56% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 32
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£358 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
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
176 195 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.69% 23.96% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 92 64
Average daily rate £375 £369 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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 +6 22 £363 -0.68% 26
Chester -11 7 £320 +11.30% 16
Knutsford -10 6 £325 +8.33% 4
Crewe -9 3 £275 -26.66% 6
Runcorn +2 1 £350 +62.79% 2
Ellesmere Port +1 1 - - 1
Northwich 0 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Macclesfield -9 1 - - 6
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 94 (68.12%) SQL
2 50 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 45 (32.61%) .NET
5 43 (31.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (30.43%) T-SQL
7 38 (27.54%) ETL
8 37 (26.81%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (25.36%) C#
10 32 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (18.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (15.94%) Finance
15 20 (14.49%) MS Excel
15 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (13.77%) VB
17 18 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (12.32%) JavaScript
18 17 (12.32%) Web Services
19 15 (10.87%) XML
20 14 (10.14%) .NET Framework
21 13 (9.42%) HTML
21 13 (9.42%) Windows
21 13 (9.42%) N-Tier
22 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET
22 12 (8.70%) QlikView
22 12 (8.70%) Banking
23 11 (7.97%) Data Analysis
23 11 (7.97%) Open Source

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.90%) IIS
5 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.72%) Documentum
7 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SMTP
1 3 (2.17%) HTTP
2 2 (1.45%) DNS
2 2 (1.45%) SAN
2 2 (1.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) NAS
3 1 (0.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) DHCP
3 1 (0.72%) ATM
3 1 (0.72%) GPRS
3 1 (0.72%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (31.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (18.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.70%) QlikView
8 10 (7.25%) Relational Database
9 8 (5.80%) DTS
10 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (5.07%) MS Access
11 6 (4.35%) DB2
12 5 (3.62%) OLAP
12 5 (3.62%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
13 4 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.90%) Informix
14 3 (2.17%) Ingres
14 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
14 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.45%) Subversion
4 2 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.72%) MSI
5 1 (0.72%) NUnit
5 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Banking
3 6 (4.35%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.45%) Back Office
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (65.22%) Developer
2 35 (25.36%) SQL Developer
3 21 (15.22%) Analyst
4 18 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (7.25%) Software Development Team Leader
5 10 (7.25%) Software Team Leader
5 10 (7.25%) Development Team Leader
5 10 (7.25%) Team Leader
5 10 (7.25%) Business Developer
5 10 (7.25%) .NET Team Leader
6 9 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Database Developer
8 7 (5.07%) SQL DBA
8 7 (5.07%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) DBA
9 6 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (4.35%) SQL Database Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.61%) .NET
2 17 (12.32%) Web Services
3 15 (10.87%) XML
4 14 (10.14%) .NET Framework
5 13 (9.42%) HTML
6 12 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 10 (7.25%) CSS
8 9 (6.52%) EDI
9 8 (5.80%) jQuery
10 7 (5.07%) WCF
11 6 (4.35%) MDX
12 5 (3.62%) HTML5
12 5 (3.62%) REST
12 5 (3.62%) SOAP
13 4 (2.90%) Ajax
13 4 (2.90%) Classic ASP
13 4 (2.90%) JSON
13 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.42%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.35%) Replication
3 6 (4.35%) Clustering
4 5 (3.62%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.17%) NHS
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) GIS
6 1 (0.72%) Tandem
6 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.17%) Windows CE
2 3 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (1.45%) Linux
3 2 (1.45%) UNIX
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.54%) ETL
2 37 (26.81%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.97%) Data Analysis
4 11 (7.97%) Open Source
5 10 (7.25%) Resource Management
5 10 (7.25%) Migration
5 10 (7.25%) OOP
6 9 (6.52%) MVC
6 9 (6.52%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.80%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.80%) Data Transformation
8 7 (5.07%) Analytics
8 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
8 7 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (4.35%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.35%) ITIL
10 5 (3.62%) Validation
10 5 (3.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 94 (68.12%) SQL
2 42 (30.43%) T-SQL
3 35 (25.36%) C#
4 19 (13.77%) VB
5 17 (12.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.90%) VBScript
6 4 (2.90%) Java
6 4 (2.90%) PHP
6 4 (2.90%) ActionScript
6 4 (2.90%) VBA
7 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.17%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (2.17%) C++
8 2 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) R
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) HNC
4 1 (0.72%) CCNA
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) SCCM
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle
3 6 (4.35%) Sybase
4 4 (2.90%) Cognos
4 4 (2.90%) Informatica
4 4 (2.90%) Teradata
5 3 (2.17%) IBM
6 2 (1.45%) Tableau
6 2 (1.45%) Talend
6 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.72%) Vertica
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) NetApp
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee
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