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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.62% 9.02% 14.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.74% 37.37% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 23
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£475 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £221 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £424 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £34.63 £24.20 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
146 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.61% 24.15% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 58 38
Average daily rate £450 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £518 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.06 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.60% -54.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

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 September 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
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 September 2015.

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 September 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
Blackpool +8 43 £493 +31.33% 5
Preston +2 11 £525 +94.44% 2
Chorley +1 2 £325 +55.87% 2
Blackburn 0 2 £225 - 11
Burnley - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 77 (74.76%) SQL
2 50 (48.54%) T-SQL
3 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
4 38 (36.89%) Data Modelling
5 36 (34.95%) Oracle
6 33 (32.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (25.24%) ETL
7 26 (25.24%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (24.27%) C++
8 25 (24.27%) Visual Studio
9 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
10 23 (22.33%) .NET
11 22 (21.36%) PL/SQL
12 21 (20.39%) C#
12 21 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (20.39%) ERwin
13 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (18.45%) Data Security
14 19 (18.45%) Windows
14 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (17.48%) PowerShell
15 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET
15 18 (17.48%) Informatica
16 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (15.53%) Migration
18 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
18 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
19 14 (13.59%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.80%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) Apache
4 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.94%) Node.js
5 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.97%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
1 7 (6.80%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.91%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.97%) Maximo
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) Internet
2 6 (5.83%) HTTP
3 4 (3.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (25.24%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (18.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (11.65%) OLAP Cube
5 12 (11.65%) OLAP
6 11 (10.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (7.77%) OLTP
7 8 (7.77%) MongoDB
7 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.85%) DTS
8 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.88%) MySQL
9 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.88%) SQLite
10 3 (2.91%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (2.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Visual Studio
2 21 (20.39%) ERwin
3 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (8.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (7.77%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.77%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.83%) Subversion
8 4 (3.88%) Maven
8 4 (3.88%) NUnit
8 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.88%) JUnit
8 4 (3.88%) PHPUnit
8 4 (3.88%) Hudson
9 2 (1.94%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (56.31%) Developer
2 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 13 (12.62%) Data Analyst
3 13 (12.62%) ETL Developer
3 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (7.77%) Informatica Developer
4 8 (7.77%) SQL Developer
5 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Business Developer
5 7 (6.80%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Tester
6 5 (4.85%) Data Migration Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.88%) SQL DBA
7 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.88%) DBA
8 3 (2.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (1.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.33%) .NET
2 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET
3 14 (13.59%) jQuery
4 13 (12.62%) Web Services
5 12 (11.65%) CSS
5 12 (11.65%) Velocity
6 10 (9.71%) CAML
6 10 (9.71%) HTML
7 9 (8.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.85%) HTML5
9 4 (3.88%) REST
9 4 (3.88%) Django
9 4 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.88%) Spring
9 4 (3.88%) SOAP
9 4 (3.88%) J2EE
9 4 (3.88%) XML
10 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.65%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.88%) Statistics
3 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) Replication
4 2 (1.94%) Tandem
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Clustering
5 1 (0.97%) Social Media
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) UNIX
3 10 (9.71%) Linux
4 9 (8.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) Data Modelling
2 26 (25.24%) ETL
3 21 (20.39%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (18.45%) Data Security
6 16 (15.53%) Migration
7 13 (12.62%) TDD
7 13 (12.62%) Data Management
8 12 (11.65%) Unit Testing
9 11 (10.68%) Kimball Methodology
10 10 (9.71%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (8.74%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (7.77%) Data Mapping
12 8 (7.77%) Test Scripting
12 8 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (7.77%) ITIL
13 7 (6.80%) Data Migration
14 6 (5.83%) Web Design
14 6 (5.83%) Data Analysis
14 6 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 77 (74.76%) SQL
2 50 (48.54%) T-SQL
3 25 (24.27%) C++
4 22 (21.36%) PL/SQL
5 21 (20.39%) C#
6 18 (17.48%) PowerShell
7 15 (14.56%) JavaScript
8 12 (11.65%) Java
8 12 (11.65%) VB
9 10 (9.71%) FQL
10 9 (8.74%) VBScript
11 7 (6.80%) VBA
12 6 (5.83%) Ruby
13 5 (4.85%) VB.NET
13 5 (4.85%) PHP
14 4 (3.88%) C
14 4 (3.88%) Python
15 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.97%) VB6
15 1 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.77%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) OCP
4 1 (0.97%) OCA
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.77%) VMware ESX
2 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.95%) Oracle
3 18 (17.48%) Informatica
4 12 (11.65%) SAP
5 8 (7.77%) Citrix
5 8 (7.77%) VMware
6 5 (4.85%) Baan
6 5 (4.85%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.91%) Cognos
8 2 (1.94%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.97%) Infor
9 1 (0.97%) Talend
9 1 (0.97%) Nintex
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