Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 107 91 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.23% 7.27% 8.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.81% 36.55% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 111
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £258 £260 £240
90th Percentile £406 £443 £475
North West median daily rate £363 £367 £350
% change year-on-year -1.29% +4.93% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +81.70% -54.97%
10th Percentile £26.75 £23.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £45.25 £27.00 £19.13
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% +26.58%

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 283 249 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.77% 19.90% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 185 316
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% -4.32%
10th Percentile £272 £280 £257
90th Percentile £538 £547 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.75 £25.50 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +71.60% -54.97%
10th Percentile £9.00 £14.19 £12.90
90th Percentile £31.75 £28.50 £19.13
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.13 £29.01
% change year-on-year -14.89% +41.75% -21.59%

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 20 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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 +8 43 £375 +15.38% 15
Crewe -17 11 £375 - 3
Warrington -8 10 £325 -10.34% 30
Ellesmere Port - 9 £250 - 1
Knutsford -8 7 £335 -6.94% 4
Macclesfield - 4 £320 - 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 57 (53.27%) SQL
2 45 (42.06%) .NET
3 42 (39.25%) C#
4 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
5 33 (30.84%) ASP.NET
5 33 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (27.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (26.17%) Windows
8 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (22.43%) .NET Framework
9 24 (22.43%) Web Services
9 24 (22.43%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (20.56%) MVC
10 22 (20.56%) Migration
10 22 (20.56%) Entity Framework
11 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
11 21 (19.63%) MS Exchange
12 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
13 18 (16.82%) Office 365
13 18 (16.82%) Relational Database
13 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
14 17 (15.89%) .NET Core
14 17 (15.89%) T-SQL
15 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio
16 15 (14.02%) Project Management
16 15 (14.02%) Teradata
16 15 (14.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (14.02%) Docker
17 14 (13.08%) SharePoint 2013

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 21 (19.63%) MS Exchange
1 21 (19.63%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.35%) Skype for Business
5 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.67%) IIS
7 3 (2.80%) CMS
7 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) SAS
9 1 (0.93%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.82%) Office 365
3 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.61%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.87%) GitHub
5 2 (1.87%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) LAN
2 6 (5.61%) DNS
2 6 (5.61%) WAN
3 5 (4.67%) SAN
4 4 (3.74%) NAS
5 3 (2.80%) DMZ
5 3 (2.80%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.80%) IPsec
5 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.87%) Firewall
6 2 (1.87%) Intranet
6 2 (1.87%) Skype
7 1 (0.93%) MPLS
7 1 (0.93%) Network Security
7 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (16.82%) Relational Database
3 15 (14.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (13.08%) DB2
4 14 (13.08%) NoSQL
4 14 (13.08%) Redis
4 14 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (12.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (8.41%) QlikView
7 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (5.61%) MySQL
8 6 (5.61%) Power BI
9 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.87%) Essbase
11 2 (1.87%) OLAP
11 2 (1.87%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.87%) Maven
3 2 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.93%) Arquillian
4 1 (0.93%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) Gradle
4 1 (0.93%) JBehave
4 1 (0.93%) JMeter
4 1 (0.93%) JUnit
4 1 (0.93%) Mockito
4 1 (0.93%) Plastic SCM
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (10.28%) Local Government
2 5 (4.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Marketing
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (57.01%) Developer
2 25 (23.36%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.02%) Lead Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (8.41%) DBA
7 9 (8.41%) Server Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) SQL DBA
7 9 (8.41%) SQL Developer
8 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Lead .NET Developer
10 6 (5.61%) SSRS Developer
11 5 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.74%) Administrator
12 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.06%) .NET
2 33 (30.84%) ASP.NET
3 24 (22.43%) .NET Framework
3 24 (22.43%) Web Services
4 22 (20.56%) Entity Framework
5 17 (15.89%) .NET Core
6 12 (11.21%) HTML
7 11 (10.28%) CSS
8 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (6.54%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.67%) REST
11 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.74%) jQuery
11 4 (3.74%) Spring
12 3 (2.80%) Node.js
12 3 (2.80%) React
13 2 (1.87%) Ember.js
13 2 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (1.87%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.48%) PKI
4 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) Clustering
5 3 (2.80%) User Experience
6 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) FMCG
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.74%) Linux
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (22.43%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (20.56%) Migration
3 22 (20.56%) MVC
4 15 (14.02%) Project Management
5 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (9.35%) ETL
7 8 (7.48%) TDD
8 7 (6.54%) ERP
8 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.54%) Server Building
9 6 (5.61%) BDD
9 6 (5.61%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.61%) High Availability
9 6 (5.61%) Web Development
10 5 (4.67%) Pair Programming
10 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (53.27%) SQL
2 42 (39.25%) C#
3 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.61%) Java
6 6 (5.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.87%) C
7 2 (1.87%) C++
7 2 (1.87%) LotusScript
7 2 (1.87%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) Ruby
7 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) Go
8 1 (0.93%) Java 8
8 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) CCNA
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.87%) MCSE
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) CCNP
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) HP ASE
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.93%) MCITP
3 1 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) Docker
2 11 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.28%) XenApp
3 8 (7.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) SCCM
2 8 (7.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Teradata
3 11 (10.28%) Citrix
4 9 (8.41%) Oracle
5 7 (6.54%) Tableau
6 5 (4.67%) VMware
7 4 (3.74%) HP
7 4 (3.74%) SAP
8 3 (2.80%) Cisco
8 3 (2.80%) Symantec
9 2 (1.87%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.87%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.87%) IBM
9 2 (1.87%) Informatica
9 2 (1.87%) Lotus
9 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.93%) RedGate
10 1 (0.93%) Talend
10 1 (0.93%) Vertica