The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Database & Business Intelligence category for the Chester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 34 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.03% 6.90% 10.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.98% 43.48% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 4
Average daily rate £300 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £309 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £406 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £43.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 - £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
81 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.03% 15.86% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 6
Average daily rate £310 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £26.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server
Cheshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 25 (55.56%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (37.78%) .NET
4 14 (31.11%) C#
5 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
5 13 (28.89%) MVC
6 12 (26.67%) HTML
6 12 (26.67%) ETL
7 10 (22.22%) CSS
7 10 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 9 (20.00%) UNIX
8 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.78%) TDD
9 8 (17.78%) Requirements Management
9 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (15.56%) Linux
10 7 (15.56%) Windows
10 7 (15.56%) Web Services
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (15.56%) jQuery
11 6 (13.33%) Scrum
11 6 (13.33%) XML
11 6 (13.33%) Java
11 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (11.11%) SOAP
12 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 5 (11.11%) Citrix
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) HTTP
4 1 (2.22%) LDAP
4 1 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.44%) Big Data
6 1 (2.22%) DB2
6 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ERwin
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
1 5 (11.11%) Local Government
2 3 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Modeller
6 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.44%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) .NET
2 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
3 12 (26.67%) HTML
4 10 (22.22%) CSS
5 7 (15.56%) Web Services
5 7 (15.56%) jQuery
6 6 (13.33%) XML
6 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (11.11%) SOAP
8 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (6.67%) HTML5
9 3 (6.67%) WCF
10 2 (4.44%) Ajax
10 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (2.22%) XSLT
11 1 (2.22%) Middleware
11 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (2.22%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) CESG
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) UNIX
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) AIX
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) MVC
2 12 (26.67%) ETL
3 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Requirements Management
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) Time Management
8 3 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) User Stories
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.67%) ITIL
8 3 (6.67%) Data Security
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) C#
3 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCOM
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Citrix
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee
3 2 (4.44%) Vertica
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) CA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper