Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 123 91 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.00% 7.38% 9.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.41% 33.58% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 75 135
Cheshire median daily rate £335 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £258 £244 £213
90th Percentile £405 £425 £452
North West median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.93% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% +108.44% -38.21%
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year +57.14% +55.28% +18.63%

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 290 271 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.21% 21.98% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 213 316
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.66% -5.63%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £226
90th Percentile £538 £525 £544
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -5.59% -38.21%
10th Percentile £12.40 £14.41 £14.49
90th Percentile £23.00 £39.50 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year - +12.24% -13.53%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 38 £370 +13.85% 18
Knutsford +3 17 £370 +4.23% 4
Crewe -10 12 £378 +9.82% 6
Warrington -7 5 £335 -10.67% 25
Macclesfield +4 4 £320 +6.67% 4
Ellesmere Port +1 3 £338 +28.57% 4
Runcorn - 3 £330 - 2
Northwich +3 1 £325 -7.14%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 66 (53.66%) SQL
2 56 (45.53%) .NET
3 52 (42.28%) C#
4 43 (34.96%) ASP.NET
5 41 (33.33%) Migration
6 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (31.71%) Windows
8 31 (25.20%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 29 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (22.76%) Windows Server
12 26 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (19.51%) MVC
14 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
15 22 (17.89%) Web Services
15 22 (17.89%) Office 365
15 22 (17.89%) Relational Database
16 21 (17.07%) XenApp
16 21 (17.07%) Entity Framework
16 21 (17.07%) MS Exchange
16 21 (17.07%) Active Directory
16 21 (17.07%) Citrix
16 21 (17.07%) .NET Framework
17 20 (16.26%) SCCM
17 20 (16.26%) HTML
17 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (15.45%) CSS
18 19 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (13.82%) Java
20 16 (13.01%) Visual Studio

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 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.01%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.76%) IIS
3 12 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.07%) Umbraco
9 4 (3.25%) Apache
9 4 (3.25%) NServiceBus
9 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.44%) Apache Solr
10 3 (2.44%) CMS
10 3 (2.44%) JBoss
11 2 (1.63%) Confluence
11 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) HipChat
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (17.89%) Office 365
3 8 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (1.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) LAN
2 13 (10.57%) SAN
2 13 (10.57%) WAN
3 8 (6.50%) NAS
4 7 (5.69%) DMZ
4 7 (5.69%) Ethernet
4 7 (5.69%) IPsec
4 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.07%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (3.25%) DNS
7 2 (1.63%) Firewall
7 2 (1.63%) Intranet
7 2 (1.63%) Skype
8 1 (0.81%) FTP
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (17.89%) Relational Database
3 15 (12.20%) DB2
4 14 (11.38%) NoSQL
4 14 (11.38%) Redis
5 10 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (7.32%) MySQL
7 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (3.25%) Big Data
11 3 (2.44%) Power BI
11 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.63%) EDRMS
12 2 (1.63%) Essbase
12 2 (1.63%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (1.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.32%) JIRA
4 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.25%) JUnit
4 4 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (3.25%) Protractor
4 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.44%) CA Release Automation
5 3 (2.44%) gulp
5 3 (2.44%) MSI
5 3 (2.44%) Selenium
6 2 (1.63%) Maven
6 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.81%) Arquillian
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) Gradle
7 1 (0.81%) JBehave
7 1 (0.81%) Toad
7 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 15 (12.20%) Local Government
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (52.85%) Developer
2 28 (22.76%) .NET Developer
3 15 (12.20%) Lead Developer
3 15 (12.20%) Server Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) C# Developer
5 10 (8.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.50%) DBA
7 8 (6.50%) SQL DBA
8 7 (5.69%) Lead .NET Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (3.25%) Agile Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (45.53%) .NET
2 43 (34.96%) ASP.NET
3 22 (17.89%) Web Services
4 21 (17.07%) .NET Framework
4 21 (17.07%) Entity Framework
5 20 (16.26%) HTML
6 19 (15.45%) CSS
7 15 (12.20%) .NET Core
8 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
9 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (4.88%) Node.js
11 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (3.25%) Angular 2
12 4 (3.25%) CSS3
12 4 (3.25%) JSON
12 4 (3.25%) React
12 4 (3.25%) REST
12 4 (3.25%) Spring
13 3 (2.44%) jQuery
13 3 (2.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.38%) PKI
3 4 (3.25%) Clustering
3 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.44%) W3C
5 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Windows
2 28 (22.76%) Windows Server
3 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.88%) Unix
6 3 (2.44%) Linux
7 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) SUSE
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.33%) Migration
2 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.20%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (19.51%) MVC
5 19 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.38%) Project Management
7 9 (7.32%) Scrum
7 9 (7.32%) Server Building
7 9 (7.32%) TDD
7 9 (7.32%) Web Development
8 8 (6.50%) DevOps
8 8 (6.50%) ETL
8 8 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.50%) Time Management
9 7 (5.69%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.69%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.69%) SOA
9 7 (5.69%) Software Deployment
10 6 (4.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 66 (53.66%) SQL
2 52 (42.28%) C#
3 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.82%) Java
5 16 (13.01%) PowerShell
6 15 (12.20%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.69%) Python
8 5 (4.07%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.25%) Java 8
9 4 (3.25%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.25%) VBA
10 3 (2.44%) C
10 3 (2.44%) PHP
10 3 (2.44%) VB
11 2 (1.63%) C++
11 2 (1.63%) LotusScript
11 2 (1.63%) Ruby
11 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.81%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.25%) MCITP
3 3 (2.44%) MCTS
4 2 (1.63%) CCNA
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.63%) MCSE
4 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) CCNP
5 1 (0.81%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (17.07%) Active Directory
1 21 (17.07%) XenApp
2 15 (12.20%) Docker
3 14 (11.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.07%) vSphere
8 4 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) SCCM
2 14 (11.38%) SCOM
3 7 (5.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (4.07%) WSUS
6 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.25%) Puppet
6 4 (3.25%) SmoothWall
7 3 (2.44%) Ansible
7 3 (2.44%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.44%) logstash
7 3 (2.44%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.44%) vMotion
8 2 (1.63%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.07%) Citrix
3 15 (12.20%) Teradata
4 13 (10.57%) HP
5 12 (9.76%) VMware
6 10 (8.13%) Symantec
7 9 (7.32%) Oracle
8 6 (4.88%) Cisco
8 6 (4.88%) McAfee
8 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.07%) Avaya
10 4 (3.25%) Ab Initio
11 3 (2.44%) Altiris
11 3 (2.44%) IBM
12 2 (1.63%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.63%) Hyperion
12 2 (1.63%) Informatica
12 2 (1.63%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.63%) Lotus
12 2 (1.63%) SAP