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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 21 13 17
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 99 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.07% 10.26% 7.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.19% 50.51% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 69 50
Median daily rate £339 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £425 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £21.27 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 138 196 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.19% 20.31% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 123 151
Median daily rate £388 £340 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
Chester -2 9 £295 -12.59% 12
Warrington +3 4 £400 +23.07% 16
Crewe +3 1 £313 -13.19% 6
Macclesfield +2 1 £300 -24.05% 3
Northwich - 1 £350 - 2
Runcorn - 1 - - 3
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 45 (51.14%) SQL
2 31 (35.23%) Windows
3 30 (34.09%) .NET
3 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
4 28 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (30.68%) C#
6 25 (28.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (26.14%) ETL
7 23 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (23.86%) T-SQL
10 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (17.05%) Finance
14 15 (17.05%) Web Services
14 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (17.05%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
16 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
16 13 (14.77%) Migration
17 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
17 12 (13.64%) Linux
17 12 (13.64%) Oracle
17 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
17 12 (13.64%) High Availability
18 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
18 11 (12.50%) HTML
18 11 (12.50%) AIX

SQL Server
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 9 (10.23%) IIS
1 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.41%) CICS
5 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.14%) CMS
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) LAN
1 5 (5.68%) SAN
1 5 (5.68%) WAN
2 4 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (3.41%) DHCP
3 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 3 (3.41%) Firewall
3 3 (3.41%) LDAP
4 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.27%) VLAN
5 1 (1.14%) DMZ
5 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.14%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) IPsec
5 1 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (28.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (6.82%) DB2
8 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
8 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.68%) Big Data
9 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (5.68%) NoSQL
10 4 (4.55%) Power BI
10 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (3.41%) MySQL
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 2 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.14%) Moq
4 1 (1.14%) NUnit
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Local Government
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (52.27%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) DBA
3 17 (19.32%) SQL DBA
4 10 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (6.82%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Architect
7 5 (5.68%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (4.55%) Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Tester
9 3 (3.41%) Security Officer
9 3 (3.41%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.09%) .NET
2 15 (17.05%) Web Services
3 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 11 (12.50%) HTML
5 10 (11.36%) CSS
6 9 (10.23%) JSON
7 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (9.09%) jQuery
8 7 (7.95%) XML
9 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.82%) Entity Framework
9 6 (6.82%) MDX
10 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.68%) J2EE
10 5 (5.68%) Middleware
10 5 (5.68%) WPF
11 4 (4.55%) Node.js
12 3 (3.41%) Ember.js
12 3 (3.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Clustering
2 7 (7.95%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) PKI
4 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) CESG
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.23%) Windows
2 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.64%) Linux
4 11 (12.50%) AIX
5 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.23%) Unix
7 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.41%) HPUX
10 2 (2.27%) Android
10 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.14%) Solaris
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.14%) ETL
2 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (14.77%) Migration
5 12 (13.64%) High Availability
6 10 (11.36%) Database Mirroring
6 10 (11.36%) MVC
7 7 (7.95%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.82%) Microservices
8 6 (6.82%) SOA
8 6 (6.82%) TDD
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.68%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.68%) ITIL
9 5 (5.68%) Scrum
10 4 (4.55%) CRM
10 4 (4.55%) Information Security
11 3 (3.41%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (51.14%) SQL
2 27 (30.68%) C#
3 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (23.86%) T-SQL
5 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.27%) X++
8 1 (1.14%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.14%) Java
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) R
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) ISEB
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) SCOM
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.27%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) Citrix
3 5 (5.68%) VMware
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Symantec
4 4 (4.55%) Tableau
5 3 (3.41%) Cognos
5 3 (3.41%) Hyperion
5 3 (3.41%) Juniper
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.14%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.14%) Dell
7 1 (1.14%) EMC
7 1 (1.14%) Lumension
7 1 (1.14%) NetApp
7 1 (1.14%) Remedy
7 1 (1.14%) Twitter
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