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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.40% 10.92% 9.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.00% 38.14% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 8
Average daily rate £263 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
110 118 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.99% 28.64% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 29
Average daily rate £369 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 11 £210 +5.00% 5
Blackpool -3 9 £450 +50.00%
Colne - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (48.65%) SQL
2 53 (47.75%) C#
3 51 (45.95%) .NET
3 51 (45.95%) Visual Studio
3 51 (45.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (39.64%) ASP.NET
5 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 31 (27.93%) Data Modelling
7 27 (24.32%) T-SQL
8 25 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
9 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 23 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (19.82%) VB
12 21 (18.92%) Oracle
12 21 (18.92%) SharePoint
12 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (18.02%) PowerShell
13 20 (18.02%) HTML
14 19 (17.12%) C++
14 19 (17.12%) Windows
14 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
15 18 (16.22%) ETL
16 17 (15.32%) PL/SQL
17 16 (14.41%) Java
17 16 (14.41%) CSS
17 16 (14.41%) Unix

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.21%) Node.js
3 7 (6.31%) Apache
4 6 (5.41%) IIS
4 6 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.50%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.61%) Internet
2 10 (9.01%) HTTP
3 6 (5.41%) SMTP
4 3 (2.70%) FTP
4 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (45.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (11.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (10.81%) OLAP
7 12 (10.81%) OLAP Cube
8 9 (8.11%) OLTP
9 8 (7.21%) MongoDB
9 8 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (5.41%) MySQL
10 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (4.50%) SQLite
12 4 (3.60%) DB2
13 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.70%) QlikView
14 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects XI
14 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.90%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 51 (45.95%) Visual Studio
2 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (14.41%) ERwin
4 12 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (8.11%) Eclipse
6 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.31%) Subversion
8 6 (5.41%) JUnit
8 6 (5.41%) NUnit
8 6 (5.41%) PHPUnit
9 3 (2.70%) Hudson
9 3 (2.70%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.70%) Maven
10 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.90%) Bower
10 1 (0.90%) gulp
10 1 (0.90%) JIRA
10 1 (0.90%) NuGet
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
3 1 (0.90%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (74.77%) Developer
2 29 (26.13%) C# Developer
3 24 (21.62%) .NET Developer
4 19 (17.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (9.91%) Digital Developer
7 10 (9.01%) Analyst
7 10 (9.01%) SQL Developer
8 8 (7.21%) ETL Developer
9 7 (6.31%) ETL Tester
9 7 (6.31%) Tester
10 6 (5.41%) Business Developer
10 6 (5.41%) DBA
10 6 (5.41%) SQL DBA
11 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.60%) HTML Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.60%) Programmer
12 4 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.95%) .NET
2 44 (39.64%) ASP.NET
3 20 (18.02%) HTML
4 16 (14.41%) CSS
5 15 (13.51%) CAML
6 13 (11.71%) HTML5
7 12 (10.81%) Web Services
8 11 (9.91%) jQuery
9 9 (8.11%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.31%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 7 (6.31%) SOAP
11 6 (5.41%) LAMP
12 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
12 5 (4.50%) Django
12 5 (4.50%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (4.50%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (3.60%) Velocity
14 3 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Statistics
3 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Windows
2 16 (14.41%) Unix
3 14 (12.61%) Linux
4 13 (11.71%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.81%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.90%) AIX
6 1 (0.90%) HPUX
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Solaris
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) Data Modelling
2 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (16.22%) ETL
4 12 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.81%) Kimball Methodology
4 12 (10.81%) TDD
5 11 (9.91%) Dimensional Modelling
6 10 (9.01%) Data Management
6 10 (9.01%) MVC
6 10 (9.01%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.11%) Data Security
8 8 (7.21%) ITIL
9 7 (6.31%) Front End Development
9 7 (6.31%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (6.31%) Test Scripting
9 7 (6.31%) Web Design
10 6 (5.41%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (48.65%) SQL
2 53 (47.75%) C#
3 27 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 24 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 22 (19.82%) VB
6 20 (18.02%) PowerShell
7 19 (17.12%) C++
8 17 (15.32%) PL/SQL
9 16 (14.41%) Java
10 15 (13.51%) FQL
11 11 (9.91%) VB.NET
12 10 (9.01%) VBA
13 8 (7.21%) VBScript
14 5 (4.50%) C
14 5 (4.50%) PHP
14 5 (4.50%) Python
14 5 (4.50%) Ruby
14 5 (4.50%) VB6
15 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) MCITP
4 1 (0.90%) MCTS
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) BitLocker
3 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.92%) Oracle
3 14 (12.61%) Informatica
4 8 (7.21%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 1 (0.90%) Capita
8 1 (0.90%) Cognos
8 1 (0.90%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.90%) Sun