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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 13 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.21% 7.78% 13.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.07% 38.24% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £70.00 £23.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.73% +37.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.00%
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
127 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.85% 20.36% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 20 47
Average daily rate £373 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £32.54 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.70% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.24 £20.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £25.25 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +10 26 £200 - 2
Blackpool -15 3 £301 +9.54% 2
Blackburn +2 1 £263 - 4
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Accrington - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Lancaster - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - - 1
Morecambe - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 48 (51.06%) SQL
2 38 (40.43%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (35.11%) Oracle
4 32 (34.04%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (32.98%) .NET
6 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 28 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (26.60%) C#
8 23 (24.47%) PL/SQL
9 22 (23.40%) Data Modelling
10 21 (22.34%) T-SQL
10 21 (22.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (21.28%) ETL
12 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
13 18 (19.15%) MVC
13 18 (19.15%) Migration
14 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (18.09%) Oracle Database
15 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
16 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (14.89%) Windows
17 14 (14.89%) Data Analysis
17 14 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
18 13 (13.83%) SharePoint
18 13 (13.83%) Degree
18 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
19 12 (12.77%) HTML
19 12 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 13 (13.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.64%) IIS
3 8 (8.51%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.06%) Kentico
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) PowerPivot
3 4 (4.26%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.13%) MS Office
5 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) ResourceLink
1 3 (3.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) SaaS
2 3 (3.19%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) FTP
1 3 (3.19%) HTTP
1 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.19%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.04%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (22.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (18.09%) Oracle Database
5 14 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (9.57%) PowerCenter
9 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (4.26%) Data Mart
11 4 (4.26%) RDBMS
11 4 (4.26%) OLAP
11 4 (4.26%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
14 1 (1.06%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
1 9 (9.57%) Rational Rose
1 9 (9.57%) ERwin
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.19%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.19%) Toad
3 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (42.55%) Developer
2 15 (15.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 8 (8.51%) Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Data Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.45%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (4.26%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (32.98%) .NET
2 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
3 12 (12.77%) HTML
4 11 (11.70%) CSS
4 11 (11.70%) Classic ASP
5 10 (10.64%) HTML5
6 9 (9.57%) Web Services
7 8 (8.51%) CSS3
7 8 (8.51%) PhoneGap
8 7 (7.45%) WPF
8 7 (7.45%) jQuery
9 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.26%) SOAP
11 3 (3.19%) XML
11 3 (3.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (2.13%) LINQ
13 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (1.06%) WinForms
13 1 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) NHS
2 9 (9.57%) Data Integration
3 4 (4.26%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.26%) Reference Data
4 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) UNIX
3 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.43%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (23.40%) Data Modelling
3 20 (21.28%) ETL
4 18 (19.15%) Migration
4 18 (19.15%) MVC
5 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.89%) Data Analysis
7 10 (10.64%) Dimensional Modelling
8 9 (9.57%) Data Management
9 8 (8.51%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
10 7 (7.45%) Data Architecture
10 7 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.38%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (6.38%) Scrum
11 6 (6.38%) Validation
12 5 (5.32%) Workflow
12 5 (5.32%) Time Management
12 5 (5.32%) Kimball Methodology
13 4 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.06%) SQL
2 25 (26.60%) C#
3 23 (24.47%) PL/SQL
4 21 (22.34%) T-SQL
5 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.57%) VB
7 6 (6.38%) VBA
7 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.26%) XAML
8 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.26%) Java
9 3 (3.19%) C
9 3 (3.19%) VBScript
10 1 (1.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Degree
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) MCSE
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (35.11%) Oracle
2 28 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) Informatica
4 6 (6.38%) CA
5 5 (5.32%) Cognos
6 4 (4.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.19%) HP
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco
7 3 (3.19%) VMware
7 3 (3.19%) Talend
7 3 (3.19%) Nintex
8 1 (1.06%) Twitter
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) Sybase
8 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
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