The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 26 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.85% 16.59% 12.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 42.86% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 11
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £402 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -10.00%
SQL
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 84 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.69% 38.71% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 18
Average daily rate £313 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £258 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (27.27%) CSS
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Windows
4 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
4 9 (20.45%) .NET
4 9 (20.45%) MVC
5 8 (18.18%) C#
5 8 (18.18%) HP
5 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
6 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
6 7 (15.91%) Perl
6 7 (15.91%) AIX
6 7 (15.91%) Web Development
7 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.64%) Sun
7 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.64%) BMC
7 6 (13.64%) HTML5
7 6 (13.64%) CSS3
8 5 (11.36%) YUI
8 5 (11.36%) NHS
8 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (11.36%) ETL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (11.36%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.55%) Lync
2 2 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) DHCP
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
3 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.36%) OLAP
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) QlikView
5 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (6.82%) OLTP
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (2.27%) Redis
6 1 (2.27%) DB2
6 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) ERwin
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.64%) DBA
5 5 (11.36%) SQL DBA
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Report Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 1 (2.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
1 12 (27.27%) CSS
2 9 (20.45%) .NET
3 6 (13.64%) HTML5
3 6 (13.64%) CSS3
4 5 (11.36%) YUI
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.82%) NHibernate
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.55%) JSON
7 2 (4.55%) Ajax
7 2 (4.55%) WinForms
7 2 (4.55%) XML
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (4.55%) Backbone.js
7 2 (4.55%) WPF
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.55%) LINQ
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Windows
3 7 (15.91%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) CentOS
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) UNIX
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
2 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
2 9 (20.45%) MVC
3 7 (15.91%) Web Development
4 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 4 (9.09%) TDD
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Pair Programming
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.55%) V-Model
8 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) C#
4 7 (15.91%) Perl
5 4 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) ABAP
7 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISEB
1 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) HP
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Sun
2 6 (13.64%) BMC
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) Twitter
5 1 (2.27%) Vertica
5 1 (2.27%) Sage
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
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