The first table below looks at the demand for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Chester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 51 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.54% 6.90% 9.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.46% 26.32% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 2
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £288 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £419 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £51.39 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.29% +351.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.79%
Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
123 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.13% 26.21% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 8
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.57 £9.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.77% -78.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.98 £9.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
Cheshire

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Chester region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Chester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Chester region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Chester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SQL 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.

1 40 (46.51%) .NET
2 38 (44.19%) HTML
3 33 (38.37%) TDD
4 32 (37.21%) JavaScript
5 29 (33.72%) CSS
6 28 (32.56%) Java
6 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (30.23%) C#
7 26 (30.23%) T-SQL
8 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
9 24 (27.91%) Oracle
10 23 (26.74%) Scrum
11 22 (25.58%) Pair Programming
12 20 (23.26%) CSS3
12 20 (23.26%) Web Services
13 19 (22.09%) HTML5
13 19 (22.09%) jQuery
13 19 (22.09%) JSON
14 17 (19.77%) Requirements Management
14 17 (19.77%) XML
15 15 (17.44%) RESTful
15 15 (17.44%) Relational Database
16 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
16 14 (16.28%) MVC
17 13 (15.12%) Finance
17 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (13.95%) Dependency Injection
18 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
19 10 (11.63%) Shell Script
19 10 (11.63%) SOAP

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.65%) SAS
2 4 (4.65%) Mule
3 3 (3.49%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Lync
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.65%) LAN
2 3 (3.49%) VLAN
2 3 (3.49%) WAN
2 3 (3.49%) HTTP
2 3 (3.49%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.33%) DNS
3 2 (2.33%) SMTP
3 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.44%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (8.14%) MySQL
5 7 (8.14%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.49%) DB2
8 3 (3.49%) SAP BW
9 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.33%) Big Data
9 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.65%) Subversion
3 3 (3.49%) JIRA
3 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.49%) JUnit
4 2 (2.33%) ERwin
4 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.16%) NUnit
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Local Government
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.95%) Analyst
4 11 (12.79%) Tester
5 10 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.81%) DBA
8 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Junior
10 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (46.51%) .NET
2 38 (44.19%) HTML
3 29 (33.72%) CSS
4 20 (23.26%) CSS3
4 20 (23.26%) Web Services
5 19 (22.09%) HTML5
5 19 (22.09%) jQuery
5 19 (22.09%) JSON
6 17 (19.77%) XML
7 15 (17.44%) RESTful
8 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
9 10 (11.63%) SOAP
10 9 (10.47%) Spring
11 8 (9.30%) Ajax
12 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.81%) NHibernate
13 5 (5.81%) LINQ
13 5 (5.81%) WSDL
13 5 (5.81%) J2EE
14 4 (4.65%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) RIA
3 2 (2.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.33%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) UNIX
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) TDD
2 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.74%) Scrum
4 22 (25.58%) Pair Programming
5 17 (19.77%) Requirements Management
6 14 (16.28%) MVC
7 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.95%) Dependency Injection
8 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
9 10 (11.63%) ETL
10 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.14%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Refactoring
11 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.98%) ITIL
12 6 (6.98%) Business Analysis
13 5 (5.81%) User Stories
14 4 (4.65%) Migration
14 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) JavaScript
2 28 (32.56%) Java
3 26 (30.23%) C#
3 26 (30.23%) T-SQL
4 10 (11.63%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.47%) PL/SQL
6 8 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 8 (9.30%) C
7 7 (8.14%) VBScript
7 7 (8.14%) VB
7 7 (8.14%) C++
8 3 (3.49%) XPath
9 1 (1.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.16%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.16%) MCPD
2 1 (1.16%) MCTS
2 1 (1.16%) MCP
2 1 (1.16%) ISEB
2 1 (1.16%) CISSP
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Oracle
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.14%) IBM
4 5 (5.81%) SAP
5 4 (4.65%) Citrix
5 4 (4.65%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) Vertica
6 3 (3.49%) Perforce
6 3 (3.49%) Teradata
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) Tableau
8 1 (1.16%) hybris
8 1 (1.16%) Twitter
8 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.16%) ATG
8 1 (1.16%) Dell
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) BMC
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp