Period
to 29 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 29 February 2020 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 27 12
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 80 83 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.32% 7.02% 8.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.63% 36.89% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 82
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £380 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +19.22% -8.93%
10th Percentile £263 £271 £251
90th Percentile £575 £494 £436
North West median daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £53.00 £45.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +66.67% -13.60%
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +68.33% +11.11% -22.86%

SQL Server 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 152 225 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.50% 19.02% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 133 230
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.23% -4.06%
10th Percentile £263 £272 £258
90th Percentile £638 £525 £625
North West median daily rate £439 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.69% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £53.00 £44.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% +117.28% -17.35%
10th Percentile £49.25 £42.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.05 £27.00
North West median hourly rate £39.75 £36.23 £43.05
% change year-on-year +9.73% -15.86% +10.39%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
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 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 29 February 2020. 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
Chester +7 37 £450 +28.57% 25
Warrington 0 20 £375 +7.14% 32
Crewe +5 6 £363 -10.49% 10
Wilmslow +3 5 £288 - 8
Congleton - 3 £363 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 31 (38.75%) C#
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 27 (33.75%) .NET
4 26 (32.50%) JavaScript
5 24 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 23 (28.75%) XML
7 22 (27.50%) SOAP
8 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
8 21 (26.25%) MVC
9 20 (25.00%) Azure
10 19 (23.75%) HTML
11 18 (22.50%) Java
11 18 (22.50%) Web Services
11 18 (22.50%) CSS
11 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (21.25%) REST
13 16 (20.00%) jQuery
14 15 (18.75%) AngularJS
14 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (17.50%) Power BI
15 14 (17.50%) Power Platform
16 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
16 13 (16.25%) Windows
16 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (16.25%) HTML5
16 13 (16.25%) PKI
17 12 (15.00%) Local Government
17 12 (15.00%) Office 365
17 12 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange

SQL Server
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 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.50%) IIS
3 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.50%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
5 5 (6.25%) JBoss
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (3.75%) CMS
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (1.25%) Apache
8 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Windchill
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) ContrOCC
2 2 (2.50%) Line 500
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Azure
2 14 (17.50%) Power Platform
3 12 (15.00%) Office 365
4 3 (3.75%) AWS
4 3 (3.75%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.25%) Serverless
5 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) DMZ
1 6 (7.50%) WAN
2 5 (6.25%) FTP
2 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (6.25%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) VLAN
4 3 (3.75%) DHCP
4 3 (3.75%) DNS
4 3 (3.75%) Extranet
4 3 (3.75%) Firewall
4 3 (3.75%) Internet
4 3 (3.75%) Intranet
4 3 (3.75%) Network Security
4 3 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (3.75%) SAN
4 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) Power BI
2 12 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.25%) MySQL
9 1 (1.25%) OLAP
9 1 (1.25%) SQLite
9 1 (1.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Postman
4 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (15.00%) Local Government
2 11 (13.75%) Public Sector
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.75%) Automotive
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Developer
2 19 (23.75%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 8 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Salesforce Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Demandware Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Designer
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) SQL BI Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Integration Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Interface Designer
8 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.75%) .NET
2 24 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (28.75%) XML
4 22 (27.50%) SOAP
5 19 (23.75%) HTML
6 18 (22.50%) CSS
6 18 (22.50%) Web Services
7 17 (21.25%) REST
8 16 (20.00%) jQuery
9 15 (18.75%) AngularJS
10 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (16.25%) HTML5
11 11 (13.75%) JSON
12 10 (12.50%) CSS3
13 8 (10.00%) LESS
13 8 (10.00%) Sass
14 7 (8.75%) Middleware
15 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
16 5 (6.25%) Ajax
16 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) PKI
2 12 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
5 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
6 5 (6.25%) User Experience
7 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.25%) Clustering
9 1 (1.25%) CMDB
9 1 (1.25%) Life Science
9 1 (1.25%) NHS
9 1 (1.25%) Smart Energy
9 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Windows
2 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) MVC
2 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (12.50%) OO
4 10 (12.50%) SOA
4 10 (12.50%) Workflow
5 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.25%) Migration
5 9 (11.25%) Scrum
6 8 (10.00%) API Integration
6 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (8.75%) Process Management
8 6 (7.50%) B2B
8 6 (7.50%) Data Management
8 6 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (7.50%) ITIL
8 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.50%) Server Building
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.75%) C#
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 26 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.50%) Java
5 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.25%) ActionScript
6 5 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (3.75%) Perl
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.75%) Python
7 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (1.25%) MCSE
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) RMADS
2 3 (3.75%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) GxP
3 1 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 9 (11.25%) XenApp
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.75%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.75%) vRealize
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Oracle
2 10 (12.50%) VMware
3 9 (11.25%) Citrix
4 8 (10.00%) Demandware
4 8 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (7.50%) Ivanti
5 6 (7.50%) McAfee
5 6 (7.50%) Xamarin
6 5 (6.25%) NetApp
6 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.75%) Dell
7 3 (3.75%) EMC
7 3 (3.75%) EqualLogic
7 3 (3.75%) Liquidlogic
7 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco
8 2 (2.50%) Sage
9 1 (1.25%) Software AG
9 1 (1.25%) Splunk