The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Essex / Chelmsford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 3.45% 2.08% 12.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 6.67% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 12
Median daily rate £433 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.07% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chelmsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 6 15 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 20.69% 31.25% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 16
Median daily rate £485 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £380 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chelmsford citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Chelmsford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Chelmsford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Chelmsford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chelmsford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Office Automation

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chelmsford 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#