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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.84% 8.06% 3.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.60% 32.08% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +17.12%
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
43 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.39% 25.12% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 6
Average daily rate £400 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) ETL
3 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) OLAP
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (15.00%) CSS3
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.00%) MS Project Server
6 3 (15.00%) QlikView
6 3 (15.00%) MS Project
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.00%) NHS
6 3 (15.00%) OLTP
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project Server
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Academy Housing
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (20.00%) OLAP
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (15.00%) QlikView
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (15.00%) OLTP
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (10.00%) DataStage
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Report Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Project Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) LINQ
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Ajax
3 2 (10.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) WPF
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) WinForms
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ETL
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sage
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter
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