The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 148 108 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.13% 12.92% 15.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.30% 38.57% 41.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 47 90
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£325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £280 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.57 £41.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.49% -2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £40.57 £39.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £48.00 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.37
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.50%
SQL
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
283 280 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.75% 33.49% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 138 220
Average daily rate £363 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £30.47 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £50.00 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cheshire region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 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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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 -3 42 £416 +33.20% 16
Chester 0 28 £299 -17.01% 9
Knutsford +15 10 £325 -16.12% 4
Crewe -5 7 £325 +8.33% 5
Macclesfield - 7 £325 - 3
Wilmslow +2 2 - - 6
Nantwich 0 2 £203 -32.50% 3
Runcorn - 1 £215 - 3
Alderley Edge - - - -
Northwich - - - - 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL 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.

1 90 (35.86%) SQL Server
2 71 (28.29%) .NET
3 70 (27.89%) C#
4 68 (27.09%) Finance
5 59 (23.51%) T-SQL
5 59 (23.51%) Oracle
6 50 (19.92%) JavaScript
7 47 (18.73%) Windows
8 45 (17.93%) HTML
9 38 (15.14%) Java
10 37 (14.74%) CSS
10 37 (14.74%) TDD
11 36 (14.34%) Linux
12 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET
13 34 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
13 34 (13.55%) Security Cleared
14 32 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
15 31 (12.35%) Oracle EBS
15 31 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (11.95%) MVC
17 26 (10.36%) CRM
18 25 (9.96%) Oracle EBS R12
18 25 (9.96%) Oracle BI EE
19 24 (9.56%) Web Services
20 23 (9.16%) ETL
21 22 (8.76%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.37%) IIS
3 10 (3.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.79%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.39%) SAS
5 6 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.99%) Apache
7 3 (1.20%) Lync
7 3 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Confluence
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.59%) MS Office
4 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (12.35%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (9.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (5.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 15 (5.98%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 10 (3.98%) Oracle Payroll
5 6 (2.39%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.20%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.98%) DNS
2 13 (5.18%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.59%) SAN
4 6 (2.39%) DHCP
5 5 (1.99%) Firewall
6 3 (1.20%) HTTP
7 2 (0.80%) Intranet
7 2 (0.80%) VLAN
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.40%) NAS
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.40%) LDAP
8 1 (0.40%) ADSL
8 1 (0.40%) Broadband
8 1 (0.40%) LAN
8 1 (0.40%) WAN
8 1 (0.40%) SMTP
8 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (35.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 32 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (9.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (7.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (7.57%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.77%) NoSQL
8 15 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (5.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (4.38%) Oracle Database
10 9 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (3.59%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.79%) QlikView
12 5 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
13 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.59%) MySQL
13 4 (1.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.59%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (2.79%) Subversion
4 4 (1.59%) JIRA
5 2 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.80%) ERwin
5 2 (0.80%) MSTest
5 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.40%) Moq
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 68 (27.09%) Finance
2 10 (3.98%) Local Government
3 9 (3.59%) Banking
4 6 (2.39%) Back Office
5 5 (1.99%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (41.83%) Developer
2 45 (17.93%) Analyst
3 31 (12.35%) Consultant
4 22 (8.76%) .NET Developer
5 20 (7.97%) DBA
6 19 (7.57%) SQL Developer
6 19 (7.57%) SQL DBA
7 17 (6.77%) Payroll Consultant
7 17 (6.77%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 17 (6.77%) Oracle Consultant
8 15 (5.98%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.58%) Test Analyst
9 14 (5.58%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.58%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Information Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 7 (2.79%) NHS Information Analyst
11 7 (2.79%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.79%) Administrator
11 7 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (28.29%) .NET
2 45 (17.93%) HTML
3 37 (14.74%) CSS
4 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET
5 24 (9.56%) Web Services
6 22 (8.76%) XML
6 22 (8.76%) JSON
7 17 (6.77%) RESTful
8 16 (6.37%) Ajax
8 16 (6.37%) HTML5
9 14 (5.58%) WCF
10 12 (4.78%) WinForms
10 12 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (4.78%) CSS3
11 11 (4.38%) LINQ
12 10 (3.98%) .NET Framework
13 9 (3.59%) NHibernate
13 9 (3.59%) WPF
14 7 (2.79%) XHTML
15 6 (2.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) Open Source
2 17 (6.77%) NHS
3 15 (5.98%) Clustering
4 8 (3.19%) Replication
5 5 (1.99%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.99%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.20%) PKI
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.80%) GIS
8 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) Statistics
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.73%) Windows
2 36 (14.34%) Linux
3 19 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.98%) UNIX
6 7 (2.79%) AIX
7 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.20%) CentOS
9 2 (0.80%) Solaris
9 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.74%) TDD
2 34 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (11.95%) MVC
5 26 (10.36%) CRM
6 23 (9.16%) ETL
7 22 (8.76%) Data Modelling
8 20 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (7.57%) Unit Testing
10 18 (7.17%) BDD
11 16 (6.37%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.98%) Migration
13 14 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.58%) Scrum
14 11 (4.38%) Pair Programming
15 10 (3.98%) Workflow
15 10 (3.98%) Load Balancing
15 10 (3.98%) Data Analysis
15 10 (3.98%) Software Testing
16 9 (3.59%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.89%) C#
2 59 (23.51%) T-SQL
3 50 (19.92%) JavaScript
4 38 (15.14%) Java
5 20 (7.97%) Python
5 20 (7.97%) PL/SQL
6 19 (7.57%) C++
7 16 (6.37%) PHP
7 16 (6.37%) Ruby
8 14 (5.58%) Scala
9 11 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.19%) Perl
10 8 (3.19%) VB
11 5 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.20%) VBA
12 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.80%) ABAP
13 2 (0.80%) Delphi
14 1 (0.40%) X++
14 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
1 34 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.38%) ISEB
3 10 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.59%) MCSE
5 8 (3.19%) MCTS
5 8 (3.19%) MCITP
6 5 (1.99%) Degree
7 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.99%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.20%) vSphere
4 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.20%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (23.51%) Oracle
2 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.98%) HP
4 8 (3.19%) VMware
5 7 (2.79%) SAP
6 6 (2.39%) BMC
6 6 (2.39%) Sun
6 6 (2.39%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.39%) Teradata
7 5 (1.99%) IBM
8 4 (1.59%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.59%) Citrix
8 4 (1.59%) Tableau
9 3 (1.20%) Twitter
9 3 (1.20%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 3 (1.20%) Sybase
9 3 (1.20%) JBoss
9 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.80%) Sage
10 2 (0.80%) Informatica
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