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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.58% 9.26% 4.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.28% 38.46% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
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£295 £269 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.76% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £351 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.14%
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 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.61% 24.07% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 7
Average daily rate £288 £288 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £360 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.39%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) ETL
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) OLAP
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (13.64%) QlikView
9 3 (13.64%) MS Project Server
9 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (13.64%) MVC
9 3 (13.64%) NHS
9 3 (13.64%) OLTP
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.64%) MS Project
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.64%) Academy Housing

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Project Server
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Project
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Academy Housing
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (18.18%) OLAP
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (13.64%) QlikView
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.64%) OLTP
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (4.55%) Big Data
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) ERwin
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Report Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Tester
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.55%) ETL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
3 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
2 1 (4.55%) CCTV
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ETL
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Web Development
8 1 (4.55%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) User Stories
8 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.55%) ERP
8 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Sage
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) Vertica
2 1 (4.55%) SAP