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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.66% 6.45% 8.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.07% 46.67% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 9
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£275 £346 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% +25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +15.45%
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
103 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.64% 13.82% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 37 19
Average daily rate £450 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £46.05 £23.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.89% -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 £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +9 9 £350 +33.33% 8
Blackpool +5 9 £220 - 3
Blackburn +1 3 £275 - 4
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Chorley - 1 £350 - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 42 (51.85%) SQL
2 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (28.40%) C#
4 23 (28.40%) .NET
5 22 (27.16%) Oracle
6 20 (24.69%) JavaScript
6 20 (24.69%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (23.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (20.99%) MVC
9 15 (18.52%) HTML
10 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
11 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
11 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
11 13 (16.05%) CSS
12 12 (14.81%) ETL
12 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
12 12 (14.81%) Migration
12 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.81%) Oracle Database
13 11 (13.58%) HTML5
13 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (13.58%) Windows
13 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
14 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
14 10 (12.35%) Classic ASP
14 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (12.35%) Umbraco
14 10 (12.35%) CSS3
14 10 (12.35%) PhoneGap

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) Umbraco
3 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.41%) IIS
5 3 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.23%) Kentico
7 1 (1.23%) Node.js
7 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 6 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.94%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.70%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) SaaS
1 3 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) FTP
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.69%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (23.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (14.81%) Oracle Database
4 11 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (12.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (6.17%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (6.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (4.94%) DTS
10 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (2.47%) Cognos Transformer
12 2 (2.47%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (2.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 1 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 1 (1.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.23%) Toad
4 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Developer
2 10 (12.35%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Data Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) .NET Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Architect
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Cognos Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Cognos BI Developer
7 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) ETL Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Administrator
8 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.40%) .NET
2 15 (18.52%) HTML
3 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.05%) CSS
4 11 (13.58%) HTML5
5 10 (12.35%) Classic ASP
5 10 (12.35%) CSS3
5 10 (12.35%) PhoneGap
6 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.17%) Entity Framework
7 4 (4.94%) WCF
7 4 (4.94%) WPF
7 4 (4.94%) jQuery
8 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.70%) Web Services
9 2 (2.47%) XML
9 2 (2.47%) WinForms
10 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (1.23%) SOAP
10 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) NHS
1 4 (4.94%) Reference Data
1 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Tandem
4 1 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (20.99%) MVC
3 12 (14.81%) ETL
3 12 (14.81%) Migration
4 9 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 7 (8.64%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.64%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (7.41%) Workflow
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.17%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.94%) Master Data Management
8 4 (4.94%) Data Management
8 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.94%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (3.70%) Validation
9 3 (3.70%) ERP
9 3 (3.70%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.47%) Time Management
10 2 (2.47%) Dimensional Modelling
10 2 (2.47%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.85%) SQL
2 23 (28.40%) C#
3 20 (24.69%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
5 13 (16.05%) PL/SQL
6 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.17%) VBA
7 5 (6.17%) VBScript
8 3 (3.70%) Java
8 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) VMware ESX
2 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.16%) Oracle
3 9 (11.11%) VMware
4 8 (9.88%) Citrix
5 7 (8.64%) Cognos
6 6 (7.41%) Nintex
7 4 (4.94%) IBM
8 3 (3.70%) SAP
8 3 (3.70%) Baan
9 1 (1.23%) HP
9 1 (1.23%) Cisco
9 1 (1.23%) Infor
9 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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