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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 27 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.10% 5.92% 16.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.26% 32.29% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 24
Average daily rate
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£275 £390 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
99 96 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.24% 18.32% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 33
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £625 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £45.80 £23.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.81% -22.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £23.15 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £23.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 May 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 May 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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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 +4 11 £425 - 10
Blackpool +6 6 £230 - 2
Blackburn +2 5 £275 - 10
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (31.43%) C#
4 22 (31.43%) .NET
5 19 (27.14%) Oracle
6 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
7 16 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
8 15 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (20.00%) MVC
9 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 13 (18.57%) Migration
10 13 (18.57%) Windows
11 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
12 11 (15.71%) CSS
12 11 (15.71%) HTML
12 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
12 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
14 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
14 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
14 9 (12.86%) ETL
14 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
14 9 (12.86%) Data Mapping
14 9 (12.86%) VMware
15 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
15 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (11.43%) Umbraco
1 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.86%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) InfoPath
3 4 (5.71%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (5.71%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.43%) FTP
1 1 (1.43%) HTTP
1 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (8.57%) DTS
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.86%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (2.86%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (2.86%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Developer
2 9 (12.86%) Analyst
2 9 (12.86%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Data Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Cognos BI Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (5.71%) ETL Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) SQL DBA
9 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.86%) DBA
9 2 (2.86%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.71%) CSS
3 11 (15.71%) HTML
4 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 8 (11.43%) Classic ASP
4 8 (11.43%) CSS3
4 8 (11.43%) PhoneGap
4 8 (11.43%) HTML5
5 6 (8.57%) Entity Framework
6 5 (7.14%) Web Services
6 5 (7.14%) WCF
7 4 (5.71%) jQuery
7 4 (5.71%) XML
8 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.29%) WPF
9 2 (2.86%) WinForms
9 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.86%) RESTful
10 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Reference Data
1 4 (5.71%) Data Structures
1 4 (5.71%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) Tandem
3 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (20.00%) MVC
3 13 (18.57%) Migration
4 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
4 9 (12.86%) ETL
4 9 (12.86%) Data Mapping
5 7 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) ERP
6 4 (5.71%) Validation
6 4 (5.71%) Workflow
7 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.86%) Time Management
8 2 (2.86%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (2.86%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.86%) TDD
8 2 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 22 (31.43%) C#
3 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
6 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.14%) VBScript
8 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) VBA
10 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.14%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix
5 6 (8.57%) Cognos
6 5 (7.14%) SAP
7 4 (5.71%) Baan
7 4 (5.71%) Nintex
8 3 (4.29%) IBM
9 1 (1.43%) Talend
9 1 (1.43%) Infor
9 1 (1.43%) HP
9 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
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