The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 144 103 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.98% 13.22% 15.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.17% 41.20% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 45 85
Average daily rate
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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 £219 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £400 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 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 £40.57 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
261 250 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.58% 32.09% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 124 203
Average daily rate £373 £309 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.55% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £31.56 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.57 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
North West

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 1 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 1 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 -1 45 £480 +31.50% 20
Chester +1 23 £299 -20.33% 17
Knutsford +11 8 £300 -22.58% 4
Macclesfield +2 4 - - 9
Northwich 0 4 £425 +41.66% 2
Crewe -5 4 £320 +6.66% 4
Nantwich 0 3 £203 -32.50% 1
Wilmslow -2 2 - - 6
Runcorn - 2 £270 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 -
Alderley Edge - - - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 82 (33.47%) SQL Server
2 72 (29.39%) C#
3 70 (28.57%) .NET
4 66 (26.94%) Finance
5 60 (24.49%) Oracle
6 53 (21.63%) T-SQL
7 51 (20.82%) JavaScript
8 48 (19.59%) HTML
9 45 (18.37%) TDD
10 44 (17.96%) Java
11 38 (15.51%) Windows
12 37 (15.10%) CSS
12 37 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (14.69%) Microsoft
14 35 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 34 (13.88%) SC Cleared
15 34 (13.88%) Security Cleared
16 32 (13.06%) Linux
16 32 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (12.65%) Oracle EBS
18 30 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
19 28 (11.43%) MVC
20 26 (10.61%) CRM
20 26 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 25 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
21 25 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
21 25 (10.20%) Web Services
21 25 (10.20%) XML
22 24 (9.80%) ETL
22 24 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 21 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.71%) IIS
3 11 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (3.27%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.86%) SAS
6 6 (2.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.63%) Lync
8 3 (1.22%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.22%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) Node.js
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) Mule
10 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (12.65%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (6.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 15 (6.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 10 (4.08%) Oracle Payroll
5 6 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.22%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.71%) DNS
1 14 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.67%) SAN
3 6 (2.45%) DHCP
3 6 (2.45%) Firewall
4 4 (1.63%) VLAN
5 3 (1.22%) Intranet
5 3 (1.22%) LAN
5 3 (1.22%) WAN
5 3 (1.22%) HTTP
6 2 (0.82%) SMTP
7 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) Extranet
7 1 (0.41%) ADSL
7 1 (0.41%) Broadband
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (33.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 24 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (6.94%) NoSQL
9 14 (5.71%) Relational Database
10 13 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (4.08%) Oracle Database
13 9 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.86%) QlikView
15 5 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
15 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (2.04%) RDBMS
15 5 (2.04%) MySQL
16 4 (1.63%) DB2
16 4 (1.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (5.31%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.67%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.45%) Subversion
4 2 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.82%) ERwin
4 2 (0.82%) Selenium
4 2 (0.82%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) MSTest
4 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.41%) Moq
General
1 66 (26.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.90%) Local Government
3 10 (4.08%) Banking
4 3 (1.22%) Legal
4 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.22%) Advertising
4 3 (1.22%) Back Office
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 2 (0.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (42.04%) Developer
2 41 (16.73%) Analyst
3 32 (13.06%) Consultant
4 21 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 19 (7.76%) SQL DBA
5 19 (7.76%) DBA
6 17 (6.94%) Payroll Consultant
6 17 (6.94%) Oracle Consultant
6 17 (6.94%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 16 (6.53%) Java Developer
8 15 (6.12%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.12%) SQL Developer
9 13 (5.31%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.90%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.27%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 8 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (3.27%) Information Analyst
12 7 (2.86%) NHS Information Analyst
12 7 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (28.57%) .NET
2 48 (19.59%) HTML
3 37 (15.10%) CSS
4 35 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 25 (10.20%) Web Services
5 25 (10.20%) XML
6 24 (9.80%) JSON
7 20 (8.16%) RESTful
8 17 (6.94%) Ajax
8 17 (6.94%) HTML5
9 14 (5.71%) WCF
10 13 (5.31%) .NET Framework
10 13 (5.31%) CSS3
11 12 (4.90%) WinForms
11 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (4.90%) WPF
12 11 (4.49%) LINQ
13 9 (3.67%) NHibernate
14 8 (3.27%) jQuery
15 7 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.94%) Open Source
2 16 (6.53%) NHS
3 14 (5.71%) Clustering
4 7 (2.86%) Replication
5 5 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.63%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) PKI
7 3 (1.22%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.82%) Statistics
8 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.51%) Windows
2 32 (13.06%) Linux
3 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.67%) UNIX
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.22%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) AIX
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.37%) TDD
2 37 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (11.43%) MVC
5 26 (10.61%) CRM
6 24 (9.80%) ETL
7 23 (9.39%) Unit Testing
7 23 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.16%) BDD
9 19 (7.76%) Data Modelling
10 17 (6.94%) Scrum
11 15 (6.12%) Migration
12 13 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.31%) Pair Programming
13 12 (4.90%) E-Commerce
14 11 (4.49%) Data Analysis
15 10 (4.08%) Workflow
15 10 (4.08%) Software Engineering
16 9 (3.67%) Refactoring
16 9 (3.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.39%) C#
2 53 (21.63%) T-SQL
3 51 (20.82%) JavaScript
4 44 (17.96%) Java
5 21 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 21 (8.57%) C++
6 18 (7.35%) Python
7 17 (6.94%) PHP
8 16 (6.53%) Ruby
9 14 (5.71%) Scala
10 9 (3.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.27%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.86%) VB
13 5 (2.04%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.22%) VBScript
14 3 (1.22%) ABAP
14 3 (1.22%) VBA
14 3 (1.22%) C
15 2 (0.82%) Perl
15 2 (0.82%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 34 (13.88%) SC Cleared
1 34 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.08%) MCTS
4 9 (3.67%) ISEB
5 8 (3.27%) MCSE
6 7 (2.86%) MCITP
6 7 (2.86%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.22%) MCPD
8 3 (1.22%) Degree
8 3 (1.22%) MCP
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.22%) vSphere
3 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.41%) XenServer
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.82%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.82%) SCOM
3 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (24.49%) Oracle
2 36 (14.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.67%) VMware
3 9 (3.67%) SAP
4 7 (2.86%) Teradata
4 7 (2.86%) IBM
4 7 (2.86%) HP
5 6 (2.45%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.45%) Citrix
6 4 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.63%) Tableau
7 3 (1.22%) Twitter
7 3 (1.22%) Vertica
7 3 (1.22%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.22%) Trillium
7 3 (1.22%) Sybase
8 2 (0.82%) JBoss
8 2 (0.82%) BMC
8 2 (0.82%) Informatica
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nantwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £185.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago