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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.03% 7.64% 10.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.43% 22.92% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
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£363 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £253 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £410 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -4.16%
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
28 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.79% 33.33% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 18
Average daily rate £375 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (21.43%) Tableau
4 3 (21.43%) PowerPivot
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (21.43%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Vertica
4 3 (21.43%) SMTP
4 3 (21.43%) HTTP
4 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) EDI
4 3 (21.43%) JMS
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) ActionScript
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) EDIFACT
4 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) MDX
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) PowerPivot
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SMTP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (7.14%) DTS
6 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) WCF
2 3 (21.43%) EDI
2 3 (21.43%) JMS
2 3 (21.43%) EDIFACT
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) MDX
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) DHTML
4 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) ETL
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) ActionScript
2 3 (21.43%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) R
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Tableau
1 3 (21.43%) Vertica
2 2 (14.29%) Talend
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
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