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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.34% 7.95% 9.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.06% 45.65% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 16
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £290 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £70.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.52%
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
107 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.95% 17.42% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 28 39
Average daily rate £400 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £46.05 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 - £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +13 20 £200 -31.91% 3
Blackpool - 5 £200 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Blackburn -2 1 £300 - 6
Chorley -9 1 £350 +75.00%
Morecambe - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Burnley - - - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 46 (50.55%) SQL
2 35 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (35.16%) .NET
4 30 (32.97%) C#
5 29 (31.87%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (29.67%) Oracle
7 25 (27.47%) Microsoft
8 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
9 20 (21.98%) PL/SQL
9 20 (21.98%) MVC
9 20 (21.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (19.78%) ETL
11 16 (17.58%) HTML
11 16 (17.58%) ASP.NET
12 15 (16.48%) CSS
12 15 (16.48%) Data Modelling
12 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
13 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
13 14 (15.38%) T-SQL
14 13 (14.29%) Windows
15 12 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (13.19%) HTML5
15 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (13.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
16 11 (12.09%) Migration
16 11 (12.09%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.09%) IIS
3 10 (10.99%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.40%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.20%) CMS
7 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) Kentico
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) InfoPath
3 5 (5.49%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.30%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) SaaS
2 3 (3.30%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) FTP
1 3 (3.30%) HTTP
1 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.30%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.87%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (21.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (13.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (6.59%) Cognos Report Studio
7 6 (6.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (5.49%) PowerCenter
9 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.20%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.20%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (2.20%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 1 (1.10%) SSDT
11 1 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.49%) Rational Rose
2 5 (5.49%) ERwin
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.30%) Toad
4 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (48.35%) Developer
2 11 (12.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Architect
4 9 (9.89%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Cognos Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Cognos BI Developer
7 4 (4.40%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) Lead Architect
7 4 (4.40%) ETL Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.16%) .NET
2 16 (17.58%) ASP.NET
2 16 (17.58%) HTML
3 15 (16.48%) CSS
4 12 (13.19%) HTML5
5 10 (10.99%) CSS3
5 10 (10.99%) PhoneGap
5 10 (10.99%) Classic ASP
6 9 (9.89%) jQuery
7 8 (8.79%) Web Services
8 7 (7.69%) WPF
9 6 (6.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.40%) WCF
10 4 (4.40%) SOAP
10 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.30%) XML
11 3 (3.30%) WinForms
12 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Data Integration
3 5 (5.49%) NHS
4 4 (4.40%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.40%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Statistics
7 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.40%) UNIX
3 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (21.98%) MVC
3 18 (19.78%) ETL
4 15 (16.48%) Data Modelling
5 11 (12.09%) Migration
6 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.79%) Data Analysis
6 8 (8.79%) Dimensional Modelling
7 7 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
7 7 (7.69%) Workflow
8 6 (6.59%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.49%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Data Management
10 4 (4.40%) Validation
10 4 (4.40%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.40%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (4.40%) Analytics
10 4 (4.40%) Master Data Management
10 4 (4.40%) Physical Data Model
11 3 (3.30%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) SQL
2 30 (32.97%) C#
3 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.98%) PL/SQL
5 14 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.69%) VBA
7 5 (5.49%) VB
8 4 (4.40%) Java
8 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.30%) C
9 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.20%) XAML
11 1 (1.10%) VB6
11 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) MCSE
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (29.67%) Oracle
2 25 (27.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Cognos
4 7 (7.69%) IBM
5 6 (6.59%) Nintex
6 5 (5.49%) Informatica
6 5 (5.49%) VMware
7 4 (4.40%) CA
8 3 (3.30%) HP
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco
9 2 (2.20%) Citrix
10 1 (1.10%) Sybase
10 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.10%) Twitter
10 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
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