The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 5.77% 3.70% 19.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.86% 20.00% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 22
Median daily rate £120 - £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 7 15 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 13.46% 18.52% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 38
Median daily rate £365 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) UML
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) XSLT
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
7 2 (15.38%) MapReduce
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Anypoint
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
2 1 (7.69%) Mule
2 1 (7.69%) Mule ESB
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Ant
2 2 (15.38%) Gradle
2 2 (15.38%) Hudson
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) WiX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Build Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) EJB
4 2 (15.38%) Java EE
4 2 (15.38%) JMS
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) WCF
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) LINQ
5 1 (7.69%) RAML
5 1 (7.69%) React
5 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) MapReduce
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) API Design
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) VC++
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CloudHub
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) IBM