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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 34 73 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.76% 15.73% 9.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.05% 53.68% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 57 23
Median daily rate £320 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £282 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £561 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.02 £24.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.50% +73.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
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
97 136 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.70% 29.31% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 103 57
Median daily rate £368 £450 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +12.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £518 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 3
Median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +165.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £38.20 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.24 £40.00 £29.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 10 £325 -38.09% 3
Blackpool -8 7 £313 -36.54%
Skelmersdale - 4 - - 2
Blackburn -1 2 £190 -15.55%
Chorley -4 2 £291 -10.38% 4
Carnforth - 1 £350 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £462 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (42.55%) .NET
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) Oracle
4 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (19.15%) VMware
7 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
7 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 8 (17.02%) DB2
8 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (14.89%) FTP
9 7 (14.89%) HTTP
9 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
9 7 (14.89%) SOAP
9 7 (14.89%) Unix
9 7 (14.89%) Finance
10 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
10 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
10 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
10 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
10 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.89%) FTP
2 7 (14.89%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (17.02%) DB2
3 5 (10.64%) Ingres
4 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.26%) Big Data
6 2 (4.26%) Power BI
6 2 (4.26%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (4.26%) QlikView
6 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.13%) MS Access
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) NUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.51%) Electronics
5 3 (6.38%) Banking
5 3 (6.38%) Retail
6 2 (4.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) .NET Developer
3 9 (19.15%) DBA
4 7 (14.89%) Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Administrator
5 6 (12.77%) OAT Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) OAT Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Workflow Developer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.89%) SOAP
5 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.51%) HTML5
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) WinForms
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (6.38%) CSS
8 3 (6.38%) Web Services
8 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (2.13%) LAMP
10 1 (2.13%) RESTful
10 1 (2.13%) WPF
10 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) iPad
2 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.51%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (14.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Database Security
4 5 (10.64%) ETL
4 5 (10.64%) MVC
4 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (10.64%) Web Development
5 4 (8.51%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (8.51%) Process Management
5 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.51%) Workflow
6 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.38%) SDLC
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Validation
6 3 (6.38%) Workflow Development
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 5 (10.64%) HP
4 5 (10.64%) SAP
5 4 (8.51%) Telerik
6 2 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (4.26%) Nintex
6 2 (4.26%) Sophos
6 2 (4.26%) Tableau
7 1 (2.13%) arcserve
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) Mitel
7 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam