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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.83% 7.64% 10.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.07% 48.00% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 13
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
91 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.98% 15.92% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 31
Average daily rate £450 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £425 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.05 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 - £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +20.53%

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 March 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 March 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 +10 11 £325 +10.63% 5
Blackpool - 8 £205 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Blackburn -1 1 £300 - 2
Chorley -10 1 £350 +75.00% 4
Lancaster - - - -
Burnley - - - - 1
Ormskirk - - - -
Rossendale - - - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 36 (48.00%) SQL
2 27 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (34.67%) .NET
4 25 (33.33%) C#
5 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (28.00%) Oracle
5 21 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (24.00%) MVC
7 15 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 14 (18.67%) HTML
9 13 (17.33%) PL/SQL
9 13 (17.33%) CSS
9 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
10 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
10 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
10 12 (16.00%) ETL
11 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.67%) HTML5
12 10 (13.33%) CSS3
12 10 (13.33%) PhoneGap
12 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (13.33%) Umbraco
12 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio
12 10 (13.33%) Windows
12 10 (13.33%) Classic ASP
13 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (10.67%) Cognos
13 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.33%) Umbraco
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
4 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.33%) MQSeries
6 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.33%) Kentico
7 1 (1.33%) JBoss
7 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) InfoPath
3 4 (5.33%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.33%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (4.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
1 3 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
4 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 6 (8.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.67%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (2.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (2.67%) Cognos Transformer
10 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.33%) SSDT
10 1 (1.33%) DTS
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.33%) Toad
5 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (14.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Developer
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Cognos Developer
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Data Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Cognos BI Developer
7 4 (5.33%) ETL Developer
7 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (18.67%) HTML
4 13 (17.33%) CSS
5 11 (14.67%) HTML5
6 10 (13.33%) CSS3
6 10 (13.33%) PhoneGap
6 10 (13.33%) Classic ASP
7 7 (9.33%) jQuery
8 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.00%) WPF
8 6 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.00%) Web Services
9 3 (4.00%) WCF
10 2 (2.67%) WinForms
10 2 (2.67%) XML
11 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) NHS
2 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.33%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.33%) Reference Data
2 4 (5.33%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Statistics
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (24.00%) MVC
3 12 (16.00%) ETL
4 7 (9.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.33%) Migration
5 6 (8.00%) Workflow
5 6 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (6.67%) Data Mapping
6 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (5.33%) Data Management
7 4 (5.33%) Master Data Management
8 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Time Management
9 2 (2.67%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.67%) Validation
9 2 (2.67%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) SQL
2 25 (33.33%) C#
3 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.33%) PL/SQL
5 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.00%) VBA
6 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.00%) Java
8 2 (2.67%) XAML
8 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.33%) VBScript
9 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Oracle
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Cognos
3 6 (8.00%) VMware
3 6 (8.00%) Nintex
4 5 (6.67%) IBM
4 5 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) Baan
5 1 (1.33%) HP
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