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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 13 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.29% 8.77% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.33% 47.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £315 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -22.41%

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
30 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.25% 18.42% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 13
Median daily rate £350 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Chester region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (28.57%) ETL
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (19.05%) MDX
8 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (14.29%) Local Government
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (14.29%) CSS
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
10 2 (9.52%) MVC
10 2 (9.52%) Migration
10 2 (9.52%) NHS
10 2 (9.52%) Ember.js
10 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
10 2 (9.52%) Tableau

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) DBA
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 4 (19.05%) SQL DBA
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) MDX
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (9.52%) Ember.js
4 2 (9.52%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) DHTML
5 1 (4.76%) MvvmCross
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.76%) Android Development
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Tableau
2 2 (9.52%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.76%) Vertica