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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 128 109 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.24% 11.95% 13.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.04% 35.39% 40.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 54 72
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£325 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £12.10 £40.57 £41.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.17% -2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £19.81 £39.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £47.00 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
261 308 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.12% 33.77% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 156 193
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £33.25 £31.56 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £18.03 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £48.50 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 33 £320 +6.66% 15
Chester +3 27 £295 -9.23% 20
Knutsford +17 9 £325 -16.12% 9
Crewe -2 8 £325 +8.33% 4
Macclesfield - 8 £325 - 12
Nantwich 0 2 £203 -32.50% 1
Wilmslow 0 2 - - 4
Runcorn -4 1 - - 3
Winsford - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - - 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 87 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 71 (28.86%) Finance
3 66 (26.83%) .NET
4 65 (26.42%) Oracle
5 64 (26.02%) C#
6 53 (21.54%) T-SQL
7 52 (21.14%) Windows
8 45 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 36 (14.63%) Linux
11 35 (14.23%) HTML
12 34 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 34 (13.82%) SC Cleared
12 34 (13.82%) Security Cleared
13 33 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (13.41%) Java
13 33 (13.41%) ASP.NET
14 31 (12.60%) Oracle EBS
15 30 (12.20%) Microsoft
16 29 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (11.79%) CRM
16 29 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
17 28 (11.38%) Oracle EBS R12
17 28 (11.38%) Oracle BI EE
17 28 (11.38%) CSS
18 24 (9.76%) Web Services
18 24 (9.76%) XML
18 24 (9.76%) TDD
18 24 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (9.35%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.50%) IIS
3 10 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (3.25%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.03%) Apache
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.22%) NServiceBus
7 3 (1.22%) Lync
7 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.22%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.81%) SAS
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.81%) Node.js
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.63%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (12.60%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (11.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (5.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 13 (5.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 11 (4.47%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.22%) Academy Housing
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.69%) DNS
2 13 (5.28%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.44%) SAN
4 4 (1.63%) Firewall
4 4 (1.63%) DHCP
5 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) VLAN
6 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.41%) NAS
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) ADSL
6 1 (0.41%) Broadband
6 1 (0.41%) SMTP
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 34 (13.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (13.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (11.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 20 (8.13%) Relational Database
7 19 (7.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (6.91%) NoSQL
9 16 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (6.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (5.28%) Oracle Database
12 10 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (3.25%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.85%) QlikView
14 7 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (2.44%) JasperReports
16 5 (2.03%) SAP Data Services
16 5 (2.03%) OLAP
17 4 (1.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.88%) Subversion
1 12 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.85%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (2.03%) JIRA
5 3 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.22%) MSTest
5 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.81%) ERwin
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 71 (28.86%) Finance
2 13 (5.28%) Local Government
3 10 (4.07%) Advertising
4 7 (2.85%) Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Back Office
6 3 (1.22%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 99 (40.24%) Developer
2 47 (19.11%) Analyst
3 32 (13.01%) Consultant
4 21 (8.54%) DBA
5 20 (8.13%) Oracle Consultant
5 20 (8.13%) .NET Developer
5 20 (8.13%) SQL Developer
6 19 (7.72%) SQL DBA
7 18 (7.32%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 18 (7.32%) Payroll Consultant
8 15 (6.10%) Data Analyst
9 13 (5.28%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.28%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.88%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.07%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 9 (3.66%) Administrator
13 8 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.25%) Information Analyst
13 8 (3.25%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.85%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (26.83%) .NET
2 35 (14.23%) HTML
3 33 (13.41%) ASP.NET
4 28 (11.38%) CSS
5 24 (9.76%) Web Services
5 24 (9.76%) XML
6 14 (5.69%) WCF
6 14 (5.69%) JSON
7 13 (5.28%) RESTful
7 13 (5.28%) WinForms
8 11 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (4.07%) HTML5
9 10 (4.07%) Ajax
10 9 (3.66%) WPF
11 8 (3.25%) J2EE
11 8 (3.25%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.85%) XHTML
12 7 (2.85%) JDBC
13 6 (2.44%) JSF
13 6 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.32%) Open Source
3 17 (6.91%) NHS
4 15 (6.10%) Clustering
5 9 (3.66%) Replication
6 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.22%) PKI
8 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.22%) IVR
9 2 (0.81%) GIS
9 2 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.81%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.41%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) CCTV
10 1 (0.41%) Life Science
10 1 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.14%) Windows
2 36 (14.63%) Linux
3 19 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.88%) UNIX
6 7 (2.85%) AIX
7 6 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.22%) CentOS
8 3 (1.22%) Solaris
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (11.79%) CRM
3 24 (9.76%) TDD
4 23 (9.35%) Data Modelling
5 22 (8.94%) MVC
6 19 (7.72%) Unit Testing
7 18 (7.32%) ETL
7 18 (7.32%) BDD
8 17 (6.91%) E-Commerce
8 17 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (6.50%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.28%) Migration
11 11 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.47%) Data Analysis
11 11 (4.47%) Load Balancing
12 10 (4.07%) Software Engineering
12 10 (4.07%) Software Testing
13 9 (3.66%) Data Migration
13 9 (3.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.02%) C#
2 53 (21.54%) T-SQL
3 42 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.41%) Java
5 22 (8.94%) Python
6 18 (7.32%) C++
7 16 (6.50%) PHP
7 16 (6.50%) PL/SQL
7 16 (6.50%) Ruby
8 14 (5.69%) Scala
9 12 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.07%) Perl
11 8 (3.25%) VB
12 3 (1.22%) X++
12 3 (1.22%) VBA
12 3 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.81%) ABAP
13 2 (0.81%) Delphi
14 1 (0.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 34 (13.82%) SC Cleared
1 34 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.47%) ISEB
3 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.07%) Degree
4 8 (3.25%) MCSE
4 8 (3.25%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.25%) MCTS
4 8 (3.25%) MCITP
5 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 22 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (26.42%) Oracle
2 30 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.66%) HP
3 9 (3.66%) VMware
4 8 (3.25%) SAP
5 6 (2.44%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.44%) JBoss
5 6 (2.44%) BMC
5 6 (2.44%) Sun
6 4 (1.63%) IBM
6 4 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.63%) Tableau
7 3 (1.22%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.22%) Sybase
8 2 (0.81%) Trillium
8 2 (0.81%) Informatica
8 2 (0.81%) Sage
8 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.81%) Vertica
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