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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.80% 9.88% 4.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.40% 41.46% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £360 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
SQL Server
Cheshire

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
47 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.33% 23.84% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 7
Average daily rate £288 £319 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Chester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014, 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 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) ETL
3 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (15.63%) Java
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (15.63%) MVC
10 4 (12.50%) UNIX
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) OLAP
10 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.38%) QlikView
11 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (9.38%) jQuery
11 3 (9.38%) Academy Housing

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project Server
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Project
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Academy Housing
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (12.50%) OLAP
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (9.38%) QlikView
6 3 (9.38%) OLTP
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (6.25%) Big Data
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ERwin
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Local Government
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Tester
6 2 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Project Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Security Officer
7 1 (3.13%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
1 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) WPF
4 1 (3.13%) WinForms
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) CESG
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) CCTV
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ETL
2 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Data Security
6 2 (6.25%) Data Transformation
6 2 (6.25%) Security Management
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Vertica
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Sage
3 1 (3.13%) Juniper
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Twitter
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