Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 87 110 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.37% 8.39% 8.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.99% 37.93% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 65
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.60% -10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £274 £250 £280
90th Percentile £484 £402 £600
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -13.60% +56.25%
10th Percentile £42.50 £23.50 £21.53
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £33.11 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.64% -22.86% +27.88%

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 229 290 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.41% 22.12% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 230 196
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -5.31% +6.10%
10th Percentile £272 £258 £275
90th Percentile £525 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £20.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -17.35% +22.50%
10th Percentile £42.50 £9.00 £15.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £45.63
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £43.05 £38.50
% change year-on-year -15.86% +11.82% +1.99%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +9 23 £350 +0.36% 40
Chester +3 22 £360 +10.77% 22
Crewe +5 17 £405 -32.50% 6
Knutsford -16 4 £478 +27.33% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £288 - 12
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 58 (66.67%) SQL
2 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
3 35 (40.23%) C#
4 34 (39.08%) .NET
5 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET
6 26 (29.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (25.29%) HTML
10 20 (22.99%) T-SQL
10 20 (22.99%) Oracle
11 19 (21.84%) Windows
11 19 (21.84%) MVC
11 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (19.54%) Migration
12 17 (19.54%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
13 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (17.24%) CRM
15 14 (16.09%) ETL
15 14 (16.09%) Web Services
15 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.79%) PL/SQL
16 12 (13.79%) TDD
16 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (12.64%) REST
17 11 (12.64%) Dynamics CRM
18 10 (11.49%) Data Analysis
18 10 (11.49%) Data Migration
18 10 (11.49%) PowerShell

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 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
1 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.15%) Confluence
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.15%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) CATIA
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.90%) Office 365
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.30%) npm
4 2 (2.30%) Yarn
5 1 (1.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Intranet
2 1 (1.15%) DNS
2 1 (1.15%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) NAS
2 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (9.20%) QlikView
5 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.90%) SQL CLR
7 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.60%) MySQL
8 4 (4.60%) Power BI
9 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.30%) Data Lake
10 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
2 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.60%) JIRA
3 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.30%) JUnit
4 2 (2.30%) Maven
4 2 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.30%) Plastic SCM
5 1 (1.15%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.15%) JMeter
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Front Office
2 2 (2.30%) Games
2 2 (2.30%) Law
3 1 (1.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (52.87%) Developer
2 15 (17.24%) .NET Developer
2 15 (17.24%) DBA
2 15 (17.24%) SQL DBA
3 10 (11.49%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Applications Support
5 7 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.75%) CRM Developer
6 5 (5.75%) SQL Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Junior Web Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) .NET
2 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET
3 22 (25.29%) HTML
4 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
5 14 (16.09%) Web Services
6 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (12.64%) REST
8 10 (11.49%) ADO.NET
8 10 (11.49%) SOAP
9 7 (8.05%) CSS
9 7 (8.05%) React
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.90%) HTML5
11 5 (5.75%) .NET Core
11 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.75%) jQuery
11 5 (5.75%) Node.js
12 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (4.60%) Flask
12 4 (4.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.75%) Tandem
2 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.60%) PKI
3 3 (3.45%) NHS
3 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) Equities
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.05%) Unix
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.84%) MVC
3 17 (19.54%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (19.54%) Migration
4 15 (17.24%) CRM
5 14 (16.09%) ETL
6 12 (13.79%) TDD
7 10 (11.49%) Data Analysis
7 10 (11.49%) Data Migration
7 10 (11.49%) Workflow
8 9 (10.34%) ITIL
9 8 (9.20%) Microservices
9 8 (9.20%) OO
9 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.20%) User Stories
10 7 (8.05%) Scrum
11 6 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.90%) Project Management
11 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) SQL
2 35 (40.23%) C#
3 20 (22.99%) T-SQL
4 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.79%) PL/SQL
6 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.34%) Python
8 6 (6.90%) Java
9 3 (3.45%) PHP
9 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.30%) ES6
10 2 (2.30%) Java 8
10 2 (2.30%) R
10 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (4.60%) XenApp
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) Docker
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) SCCM
1 4 (4.60%) SCOM
2 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.15%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.15%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.99%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 4 (4.60%) Tableau
5 2 (2.30%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.30%) Actuate
5 2 (2.30%) Cognos
5 2 (2.30%) EMC
5 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.30%) Teradata
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.15%) Altiris
6 1 (1.15%) Avaya
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) McAfee
6 1 (1.15%) NetApp
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com