The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 22 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.95% 9.67% 6.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.19% 34.92% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 13
Median daily rate £353 £275 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% -24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £204 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
SQL Server
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
84 126 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.92% 27.69% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 84 40
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £625 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £42.63 £46.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +98.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -6 6 £450 +95.65%
Preston -5 3 £165 -52.85% 2
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Chorley -5 1 £375 +7.14% 4
Lytham St Annes -10 1 £400 +5.26%
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) C#
4 18 (33.33%) .NET
4 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 17 (31.48%) Oracle
5 17 (31.48%) Data Modelling
6 15 (27.78%) ETL
6 15 (27.78%) Windows
7 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
7 13 (24.07%) ERwin
7 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 12 (22.22%) C++
8 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
9 9 (16.67%) Informatica
10 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
11 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
11 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (12.96%) Finance
12 6 (11.11%) Data Security
12 6 (11.11%) Velocity
12 6 (11.11%) HTTP
13 5 (9.26%) Java
13 5 (9.26%) Unix
13 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (7.41%) Apache
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) FTP
3 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.56%) QlikView
6 2 (3.70%) DB2
6 2 (3.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.85%) MS Access
7 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.85%) SQLite
7 1 (1.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 13 (24.07%) ERwin
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) NUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.70%) JUnit
4 2 (3.70%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.85%) Bower
5 1 (1.85%) gulp
5 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) NuGet
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (75.93%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) .NET Developer
2 13 (24.07%) C# Developer
2 13 (24.07%) ETL Developer
3 8 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) OAT Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) OAT Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Informatica Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Informatica ETL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (3.70%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.11%) Velocity
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) HTML
5 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.85%) CSS3
7 1 (1.85%) LINQ
7 1 (1.85%) MDX
7 1 (1.85%) Middleware
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) iPad
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Economics
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Data Modelling
2 15 (27.78%) ETL
3 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
4 6 (11.11%) Data Security
5 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.56%) ETL Development
6 3 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.70%) Data Management
7 2 (3.70%) MVC
7 2 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.70%) Process Management
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Validation
7 2 (3.70%) Web Development
7 2 (3.70%) Workflow
7 2 (3.70%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 19 (35.19%) C#
3 12 (22.22%) C++
3 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 12 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.26%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.56%) VBA
5 3 (5.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) FQL
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) ISO27005
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) Oracle
3 9 (16.67%) Informatica
4 4 (7.41%) VMware
5 3 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) BMC
6 1 (1.85%) Capita
6 1 (1.85%) Cognos
6 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) Sun