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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.37% 12.56% 9.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.19% 66.67% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 22
Median daily rate £313 £210 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £373 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.75% +2.08%
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
114 75 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.13% 18.84% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 52 85
Median daily rate £360 £255 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -33.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £31.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 10 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 December 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 -7 4 £280 +33.33% 3
Blackpool -10 4 £360 -0.68% 1
Chorley +2 2 £288 -34.65% 7
Burnley - 2 £294 - 4
Lancaster - 1 £300 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 36 (53.73%) .NET
2 30 (44.78%) C#
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET
4 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
5 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (25.37%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (20.90%) Windows
7 14 (20.90%) HTML
7 14 (20.90%) MVC
8 13 (19.40%) Oracle
8 13 (19.40%) Visual Studio
8 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
10 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
10 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (14.93%) Finance
11 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
12 9 (13.43%) VB.NET
13 8 (11.94%) CSS
13 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.94%) VMware
14 7 (10.45%) WinForms
14 7 (10.45%) SOAP
14 7 (10.45%) Web Services
14 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
14 7 (10.45%) AngularJS

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 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) IIS
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.48%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) FTP
1 4 (5.97%) HTTP
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) DHCP
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) VLAN
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (17.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.96%) DB2
7 5 (7.46%) Ingres
7 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.97%) MySQL
8 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (2.99%) Big Data
10 2 (2.99%) Power BI
10 2 (2.99%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (2.99%) QlikView
11 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Advertising
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 26 (38.81%) .NET Developer
3 13 (19.40%) C# Developer
4 11 (16.42%) DBA
5 10 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Administrator
6 8 (11.94%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Delphi Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (4.48%) OAT Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (53.73%) .NET
2 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET
3 14 (20.90%) HTML
4 8 (11.94%) CSS
5 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
5 7 (10.45%) SOAP
5 7 (10.45%) Web Services
5 7 (10.45%) WinForms
6 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.96%) jQuery
7 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (7.46%) XML
8 4 (5.97%) HTML5
9 3 (4.48%) Ajax
9 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (4.48%) LINQ
9 3 (4.48%) RESTful
9 3 (4.48%) WCF
9 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.97%) iPad
3 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 3 (4.48%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.97%) Unix
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) Linux
6 1 (1.49%) CentOS
6 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (20.90%) MVC
3 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.96%) ETL
6 5 (7.46%) Database Security
6 5 (7.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.46%) Web Development
7 4 (5.97%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Project Management
7 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Data Encryption
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
8 3 (4.48%) OO
8 3 (4.48%) OOD
8 3 (4.48%) SDLC
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Optimisation
8 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) C#
1 30 (44.78%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
3 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.43%) VB.NET
5 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.97%) Delphi
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) VB
8 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.49%) Java
9 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Python
9 1 (1.49%) Ruby
9 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) CCNA
5 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) MetaFrame
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) Oracle
3 8 (11.94%) VMware
4 4 (5.97%) Telerik
5 3 (4.48%) SAP
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco
6 2 (2.99%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.99%) Nintex
6 2 (2.99%) Sage
6 2 (2.99%) Sophos
6 2 (2.99%) Tableau
7 1 (1.49%) arcserve
7 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.49%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Mitel
7 1 (1.49%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) Veeam
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