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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.84% 2.26% 10.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.36% 18.75% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
22 16 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.80% 12.03% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 27
Average daily rate £400 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 (70.59%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Local Government
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) IIS
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) Tableau
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (11.76%) Vertica
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (17.65%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi
5 1 (5.88%) Java
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Tableau
2 2 (11.76%) Vertica
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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