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 27 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)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 20 8
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 10.00% 4.07% 13.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.06% 26.32% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Median daily rate £300 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 17 19 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 21.25% 15.45% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 29
Median daily rate £370 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -20.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cheltenham

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 2 (18.18%) MVVM
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Build Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) WPF
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Kendo UI
4 1 (9.09%) LINQ
4 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (9.09%) OpenVZ
4 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) ESRI
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (9.09%) VMware