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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 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
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.56% 10.26% 8.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.55% 61.54% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 15
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £187 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £318 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £57.67 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.21 - £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.13 - £29.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.59%
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
116 39 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.98% 16.67% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 21 60
Average daily rate £420 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £57.67 £10.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+476.70% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.21 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.13 £10.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -9 12 £270 +8.00% 4
Blackpool -6 10 £375 - 3
Lancaster - 7 £420 -
Lytham St Annes - 5 £383 -
Blackburn +2 2 - - 3
Skelmersdale +1 2 - -
Chorley -1 2 £209 -24.18% 1
Morecambe - - - -
Accrington - - - - 1
Burnley - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 32 (39.51%) SQL
2 31 (38.27%) Oracle
3 29 (35.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (32.10%) .NET
5 24 (29.63%) Migration
6 23 (28.40%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
7 20 (24.69%) T-SQL
7 20 (24.69%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (24.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (23.46%) C#
9 18 (22.22%) Data Modelling
10 15 (18.52%) Finance
10 15 (18.52%) VB
10 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (17.28%) ETL
12 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
12 13 (16.05%) Windows
12 13 (16.05%) Degree
12 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (14.81%) SharePoint
13 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
14 11 (13.58%) Web Services
14 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (13.58%) Data Migration
14 11 (13.58%) Data Analysis
14 11 (13.58%) Validation
15 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) CMS
3 4 (4.94%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.70%) MQSeries
4 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.70%) Escenic
4 3 (3.70%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.47%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) PuTTY
1 2 (2.47%) Intranet
1 2 (2.47%) FTP
1 2 (2.47%) HTTP
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (24.69%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (24.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (11.11%) PowerCenter
6 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
8 7 (8.64%) RDBMS
9 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.94%) Data Mart
10 4 (4.94%) OLAP
11 3 (3.70%) MySQL
11 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
11 3 (3.70%) Big Data
12 2 (2.47%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Rational Rose
1 9 (11.11%) ERwin
2 6 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.47%) Toad
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.23%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Developer
2 22 (27.16%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Data Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) DBA
6 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.17%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.70%) IT Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) VB Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) .NET
2 11 (13.58%) Web Services
3 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.11%) WPF
4 9 (11.11%) jQuery
5 5 (6.17%) XML
5 5 (6.17%) CSS
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 4 (4.94%) HTML5
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.70%) Java RMI
7 3 (3.70%) Classic ASP
7 3 (3.70%) EJB
7 3 (3.70%) SOAP
7 3 (3.70%) Struts
7 3 (3.70%) J2EE
7 3 (3.70%) LAMP
7 3 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.70%) WinForms
7 3 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) NHS
3 5 (6.17%) Data Integration
3 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) UNIX
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) Linux
5 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.70%) HPUX
5 3 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Migration
2 23 (28.40%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.28%) ETL
5 11 (13.58%) Data Migration
5 11 (13.58%) Data Analysis
5 11 (13.58%) Validation
6 9 (11.11%) ITIL
6 9 (11.11%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (9.88%) Dimensional Modelling
7 8 (9.88%) Data Management
7 8 (9.88%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.64%) MVC
8 7 (8.64%) Metadata Management
9 6 (7.41%) MVVM
9 6 (7.41%) Time Management
9 6 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (6.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.51%) SQL
2 20 (24.69%) T-SQL
3 19 (23.46%) C#
4 15 (18.52%) VB
5 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
6 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
9 5 (6.17%) VBA
9 5 (6.17%) Java
10 4 (4.94%) VB6
10 4 (4.94%) XAML
11 3 (3.70%) Perl
11 3 (3.70%) C
11 3 (3.70%) VBScript
11 3 (3.70%) Scala
12 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.94%) MCSE
5 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) vSphere
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Unicenter
1 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Oracle
2 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.11%) CA
3 9 (11.11%) Informatica
4 6 (7.41%) Talend
4 6 (7.41%) HP
5 4 (4.94%) VocaLink
5 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.94%) Sybase
5 4 (4.94%) JBoss
6 3 (3.70%) Cognos
6 3 (3.70%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 1 (1.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
8 1 (1.23%) Planview
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