Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 13 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 86 137 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.49% 9.36% 6.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.60% 38.06% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 94 98
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £253 £245 £284
90th Percentile £450 £570 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £14.86 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.70% -54.97% -17.50%
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -26.47% +61.90%

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 281 360 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.21% 24.59% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 266 283
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £299
90th Percentile £625 £588 £537
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £14.86 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.60% -54.97% +109.52%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.90 £20.83
90th Percentile £27.00 £20.34 £34.85
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +66.67%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017. 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 -1 24 £325 - 9
Warrington -1 16 £369 -7.81% 13
Crewe -4 11 £400 +14.29% 4
Knutsford -8 8 £280 - 2
Wilmslow - 2 £136 - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 55 (63.95%) SQL
2 36 (41.86%) .NET
3 28 (32.56%) C#
4 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (29.07%) Windows
6 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 22 (25.58%) ASP.NET
8 19 (22.09%) Oracle
9 17 (19.77%) MVC
9 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
11 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (17.44%) .NET Framework
11 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (17.44%) SharePoint
12 14 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (16.28%) T-SQL
13 13 (15.12%) Entity Framework
14 12 (13.95%) TDD
14 12 (13.95%) jQuery
14 12 (13.95%) Migration
15 11 (12.79%) Finance
15 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
15 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (11.63%) JSON
16 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
16 10 (11.63%) CSS
16 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
17 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2014

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 15 (17.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) IIS
3 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.49%) NServiceBus
5 3 (3.49%) SAS
5 3 (3.49%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.33%) WordPress
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
1 6 (6.98%) PaaS
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.33%) Yammer
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) SAN
2 3 (3.49%) DNS
2 3 (3.49%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) LAN
3 2 (2.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.16%) DHCP
4 1 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) Intranet
4 1 (1.16%) IPsec
4 1 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (1.16%) NAS
4 1 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (8.14%) MySQL
8 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
10 4 (4.65%) QlikView
10 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
10 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (3.49%) DB2
11 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (1.16%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Gradle
4 4 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.49%) JProfiler
5 3 (3.49%) Protractor
6 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.16%) FxCop
7 1 (1.16%) Grunt
7 1 (1.16%) gulp
7 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.16%) Maven
7 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.16%) T4 Templates
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Local Government
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (10.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (10.47%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.47%) DBA
6 7 (8.14%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Applications Support
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.65%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.86%) .NET
2 22 (25.58%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.44%) .NET Framework
4 13 (15.12%) Entity Framework
5 12 (13.95%) jQuery
6 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 10 (11.63%) CSS
6 10 (11.63%) JSON
7 8 (9.30%) HTML
7 8 (9.30%) WCF
8 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (8.14%) Web Services
9 6 (6.98%) CSS3
9 6 (6.98%) HTML5
9 6 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (6.98%) RESTful
9 6 (6.98%) XML
10 5 (5.81%) .NET Core
10 5 (5.81%) REST
11 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Replication
2 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
4 5 (5.81%) Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.81%) PKI
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) iPad
6 2 (2.33%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.33%) State Machine
6 2 (2.33%) W3C
7 1 (1.16%) CESG
7 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.16%) DataPower
7 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.16%) RIA
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.14%) Windows 10
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.98%) Unix
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.65%) Linux
6 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.16%) AIX
8 1 (1.16%) Solaris
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) MVC
2 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 12 (13.95%) TDD
5 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.14%) ITIL
7 6 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.98%) OO
7 6 (6.98%) RAD
7 6 (6.98%) SDLC
8 5 (5.81%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.81%) High Availability
8 5 (5.81%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.81%) SOA
8 5 (5.81%) Visualisation
8 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) SQL
2 28 (32.56%) C#
3 14 (16.28%) T-SQL
4 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.14%) Java
6 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) ISEB
1 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.16%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.16%) MCSA
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) COBIT
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (4.65%) XenApp
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) vSphere
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.33%) UAG
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) SCOM
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.49%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.16%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.16%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.09%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) DevExpress
4 5 (5.81%) VMware
5 4 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.33%) McAfee
6 2 (2.33%) Perforce
6 2 (2.33%) Remedy
6 2 (2.33%) Sun
6 2 (2.33%) Symantec
6 2 (2.33%) Teradata
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco
7 1 (1.16%) EMC
7 1 (1.16%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) IBM
7 1 (1.16%) Pega
7 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com