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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 46 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.57% 9.80% 12.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.66% 46.51% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
119 43 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.36% 21.08% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 25 52
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £29.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 - £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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 27 £200 -38.46% 4
Blackpool -13 3 £300 +9.09% 3
Blackburn -3 2 £281 - 6
Accrington - - - -
Burnley - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 3
Lancaster - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - - 1
Morecambe - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 4
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 53 (53.54%) SQL
2 38 (38.38%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (35.35%) .NET
4 32 (32.32%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (31.31%) Oracle
5 31 (31.31%) C#
6 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
7 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
9 23 (23.23%) PL/SQL
10 21 (21.21%) T-SQL
11 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
11 19 (19.19%) MVC
12 18 (18.18%) Data Modelling
12 18 (18.18%) ETL
13 17 (17.17%) Migration
13 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
14 15 (15.15%) HTML
15 14 (14.14%) CSS
15 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
15 14 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (13.13%) Classic ASP
16 13 (13.13%) IIS
16 13 (13.13%) SharePoint
17 12 (12.12%) Windows

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 13 (13.13%) IIS
1 13 (13.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.10%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) Kentico
5 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) InfoPath
3 5 (5.05%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.02%) MS Office
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.03%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) SaaS
2 3 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.03%) FTP
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (32.32%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
4 14 (14.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (7.07%) PowerCenter
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.06%) Cognos Report Studio
8 6 (6.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (3.03%) OLAP
10 3 (3.03%) Data Mart
11 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.02%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.07%) ERwin
2 7 (7.07%) Rational Rose
3 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.03%) Toad
5 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 5 (5.05%) Marketing
4 3 (3.03%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (12.12%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Architect
5 8 (8.08%) Consultant
5 8 (8.08%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Cognos Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Cognos BI Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Administrator
8 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (4.04%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.03%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.03%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.35%) .NET
2 19 (19.19%) ASP.NET
3 15 (15.15%) HTML
4 14 (14.14%) CSS
5 13 (13.13%) Classic ASP
6 12 (12.12%) HTML5
7 10 (10.10%) CSS3
7 10 (10.10%) PhoneGap
8 9 (9.09%) WPF
8 9 (9.09%) Web Services
9 6 (6.06%) jQuery
10 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.04%) SOAP
11 4 (4.04%) WCF
12 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (3.03%) XML
12 3 (3.03%) WinForms
13 2 (2.02%) LINQ
14 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 6 (6.06%) NHS
4 4 (4.04%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.04%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) UNIX
2 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (19.19%) MVC
3 18 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 18 (18.18%) ETL
4 17 (17.17%) Migration
5 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 10 (10.10%) Dimensional Modelling
8 7 (7.07%) Data Architecture
8 7 (7.07%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.07%) Data Management
8 7 (7.07%) Workflow
9 6 (6.06%) Scrum
9 6 (6.06%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.06%) Time Management
9 6 (6.06%) Physical Data Model
9 6 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.05%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (4.04%) Validation
11 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (53.54%) SQL
2 31 (31.31%) C#
3 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 23 (23.23%) PL/SQL
5 21 (21.21%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.09%) VB
7 6 (6.06%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.06%) VBA
7 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.04%) XAML
8 4 (4.04%) VBScript
8 4 (4.04%) Java
9 3 (3.03%) C
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.11%) Degree
3 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.04%) MCSE
4 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (31.31%) Oracle
2 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.10%) Cognos
4 7 (7.07%) Informatica
5 6 (6.06%) CA
5 6 (6.06%) Nintex
6 4 (4.04%) IBM
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) VMware
8 1 (1.01%) Twitter
8 1 (1.01%) Talend
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) Sybase
8 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
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