Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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 (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 13 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 97 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.74% 8.71% 5.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.28% 37.92% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 75 84
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -0.28% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £245
90th Percentile £443 £600 £515
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.59% +2.46% -51.39%
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -25.00% +40.00%

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 283 298 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.59% 22.96% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 215 261
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +20.00% -32.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £13.12 £16.25
90th Percentile £27.00 £37.75 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £32.26 £37.75
% change year-on-year +30.96% -14.54% +18.15%

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 16 January 2018.

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
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 16 January 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
Chester +3 22 £325 - 26
Warrington -7 19 £361 -9.69% 21
Knutsford - 8 £280 - 3
Crewe -14 7 £500 +42.86% 8
Nantwich - 1 - - 2
Northwich - 1 £325 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £97 - 7
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 52 (53.61%) SQL
2 45 (46.39%) .NET
3 36 (37.11%) C#
4 31 (31.96%) ASP.NET
5 29 (29.90%) Oracle
6 28 (28.87%) Windows
7 25 (25.77%) JavaScript
7 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
7 25 (25.77%) MVC
7 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (20.62%) HTML
8 20 (20.62%) CSS
9 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (17.53%) jQuery
11 16 (16.49%) TDD
11 16 (16.49%) Finance
11 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
12 15 (15.46%) JSON
13 14 (14.43%) Java
14 13 (13.40%) T-SQL
15 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
15 12 (12.37%) Banking
15 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (11.34%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (11.34%) PaaS
16 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
16 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (11.34%) AngularJS

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 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) IIS
3 6 (6.19%) CMS
3 6 (6.19%) Umbraco
4 5 (5.15%) SAS
5 4 (4.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.06%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.06%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.34%) PaaS
3 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.15%) IaaS
5 2 (2.06%) Office 365
6 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) SAN
2 3 (3.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) DHCP
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) IPsec
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.03%) LDAP
3 1 (1.03%) NAS
3 1 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.28%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (5.15%) MySQL
6 5 (5.15%) QlikView
6 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.06%) DB2
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.31%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.28%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.28%) Gradle
4 8 (8.25%) JProfiler
5 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.15%) JUnit
6 5 (5.15%) Maven
7 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.06%) Grunt
8 2 (2.06%) gulp
8 2 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.06%) Protractor
8 2 (2.06%) Subversion
8 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 12 (12.37%) Banking
3 8 (8.25%) Marketing
4 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (57.73%) Developer
2 30 (30.93%) .NET Developer
3 21 (21.65%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (11.34%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (10.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) DBA
8 7 (7.22%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.19%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.19%) J2EE Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Administrator
10 5 (5.15%) Analyst
10 5 (5.15%) Business Developer
10 5 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Consultant
10 5 (5.15%) SQL DBA
11 4 (4.12%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (4.12%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (46.39%) .NET
2 31 (31.96%) ASP.NET
3 20 (20.62%) CSS
3 20 (20.62%) HTML
4 17 (17.53%) jQuery
5 15 (15.46%) JSON
6 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
7 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.28%) J2EE
8 9 (9.28%) Spring
9 8 (8.25%) Ajax
9 8 (8.25%) Entity Framework
9 8 (8.25%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.22%) JPA
11 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (6.19%) HTML5
11 6 (6.19%) WCF
11 6 (6.19%) Web Services
12 5 (5.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.22%) Replication
3 5 (5.15%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.12%) Clustering
4 4 (4.12%) User Experience
5 3 (3.09%) W3C
6 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.06%) State Machine
7 1 (1.03%) CESG
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
7 1 (1.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.87%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
4 8 (8.25%) Unix
5 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.06%) Solaris
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.03%) AIX
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (25.77%) MVC
2 16 (16.49%) TDD
3 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.28%) Scrum
6 8 (8.25%) Migration
6 8 (8.25%) OO
6 8 (8.25%) SDLC
7 7 (7.22%) DevOps
7 7 (7.22%) RAD
7 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
7 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.19%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.19%) Data Migration
8 6 (6.19%) ITIL
8 6 (6.19%) Visualisation
8 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.15%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.61%) SQL
2 36 (37.11%) C#
3 25 (25.77%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.43%) Java
5 13 (13.40%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) Go
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.03%) PHP
9 1 (1.03%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) Ruby
9 1 (1.03%) VBA
9 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) MCSA
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) Puppet
1 4 (4.12%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.03%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Oracle
2 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.22%) VMware
4 5 (5.15%) HP
5 4 (4.12%) DevExpress
5 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.09%) Perforce
6 3 (3.09%) Remedy
7 2 (2.06%) Cisco
7 2 (2.06%) Citrix
7 2 (2.06%) EMC
7 2 (2.06%) Google
7 2 (2.06%) McAfee
7 2 (2.06%) Sun
7 2 (2.06%) Teradata
7 2 (2.06%) Twitter
7 2 (2.06%) Veeam
8 1 (1.03%) Lumension
8 1 (1.03%) Splunk
8 1 (1.03%) Tableau