Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 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 2016
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.81% 0.30% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £325 -
North West median daily rate £360 £388 £369
% change year-on-year -7.10% +5.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 261 290 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.10% 21.94% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 217 256
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £263
90th Percentile £525 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £43.00 £25.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.63% +42.22% -28.99%
10th Percentile £11.90 £9.00 £13.34
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £29.53
% change year-on-year -29.82% +44.79% -26.19%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2016
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 Server 2016 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 4 £325 - 5
Crewe - 2 £375 - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2016
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (40.00%) Power BI
4 4 (40.00%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) QlikView
4 4 (40.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) Tableau
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Data Encryption
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Local Government
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) Release Management

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring 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%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (40.00%) Power BI
3 4 (40.00%) QlikView
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
1 6 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SSRS Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
1 4 (40.00%) ETL
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Encryption
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (10.00%) RedGate
3 1 (10.00%) VMware