The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Developer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 55 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 4 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.75% 2.69% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 2.91% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 15
Median daily rate £220 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.30% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £205 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £383 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +41.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 507 893 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.12% 92.54% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 568 482
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Cheshire

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Cheshire

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in Cheshire

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Cheshire

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +15 1 £220 -32.30% 3
Northwich - 1 £350 - 1
SQL Developer
North West

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) QlikView
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle