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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 21 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.29% 13.55% 13.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.83% 58.33% 58.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 28
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£320 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £182 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £321 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £82.00 £23.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.26% +37.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
120 36 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.65% 23.23% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 18 44
Average daily rate £420 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £31.95 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.75% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.12 £14.00 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.15 £24.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 19 £235 +14.63% 5
Blackpool -14 6 £375 +36.36% 6
Lytham St Annes - 5 £383 - 2
Lancaster - 3 £420 -
Blackburn +2 2 £263 - 3
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Chorley -4 1 - - 1
Accrington - - - - 1
Morecambe - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 43 (51.19%) SQL
2 35 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.14%) Oracle
4 26 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (29.76%) .NET
6 24 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 20 (23.81%) C#
9 18 (21.43%) PL/SQL
10 17 (20.24%) Migration
11 16 (19.05%) Data Modelling
12 15 (17.86%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
12 15 (17.86%) ETL
13 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.48%) Degree
14 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
14 13 (15.48%) JavaScript
14 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET
14 13 (15.48%) Windows
15 12 (14.29%) MVC
15 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
16 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (13.10%) Web Services
17 10 (11.90%) VB

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.71%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.19%) JBoss
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.19%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.38%) MS Office
4 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.19%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) PuTTY
1 2 (2.38%) Intranet
1 2 (2.38%) FTP
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
8 9 (10.71%) PowerCenter
9 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (4.76%) Data Mart
11 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (4.76%) OLAP
12 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Rational Rose
1 9 (10.71%) ERwin
2 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (2.38%) Toad
4 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.19%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (46.43%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (4.76%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) DBA
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Identity Management Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) .NET
2 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET
3 11 (13.10%) Web Services
4 8 (9.52%) WPF
5 7 (8.33%) jQuery
6 6 (7.14%) HTML
7 5 (5.95%) CSS
7 5 (5.95%) Classic ASP
7 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.76%) HTML5
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.57%) SOAP
9 3 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (2.38%) CSS3
10 2 (2.38%) PhoneGap
10 2 (2.38%) LINQ
10 2 (2.38%) XML
11 1 (1.19%) WinForms
11 1 (1.19%) WCF
11 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Data Integration
3 8 (9.52%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) UNIX
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (20.24%) Migration
3 16 (19.05%) Data Modelling
4 15 (17.86%) ETL
5 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
6 12 (14.29%) MVC
7 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.71%) Data Management
9 8 (9.52%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
10 7 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (7.14%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (7.14%) Time Management
11 6 (7.14%) Data Architecture
11 6 (7.14%) Scrum
12 5 (5.95%) ITIL
12 5 (5.95%) Validation
13 4 (4.76%) MVVM
13 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.19%) SQL
2 21 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 20 (23.81%) C#
4 18 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 13 (15.48%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.90%) VB
7 9 (10.71%) VBA
8 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.95%) Java
10 4 (4.76%) XAML
10 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.57%) VBScript
11 3 (3.57%) C
12 2 (2.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) MCSE
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
1 27 (32.14%) Oracle
2 9 (10.71%) Informatica
3 6 (7.14%) CA
4 5 (5.95%) Cognos
5 4 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco
6 3 (3.57%) Talend
7 2 (2.38%) Nintex
7 2 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (2.38%) HP
7 2 (2.38%) Sybase
8 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.19%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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