The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 8.76% 6.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.38% 29.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 5
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£275 £329 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
13 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.02% 29.38% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 12
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) LINQ
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) DataStage
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) DTS
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) Ajax
1 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) LINQ
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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