Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 22 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 96 86 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.37% 6.40% 9.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.64% 30.28% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 98
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -5.11% -5.52%
10th Percentile £264 £248 £246
90th Percentile £454 £450 £518
North West median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +81.70% -54.97%
10th Percentile £42.50 £23.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £20.34
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% -26.47%

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 262 284 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.12% 21.13% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 216 282
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +19.84% -6.13%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £263
90th Percentile £525 £625 £573
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £9.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £20.34
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £42.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year -30.59% +18.88% -10.63%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +6 31 £358 +10.00% 16
Crewe -8 17 £403 +0.63% 8
Warrington -3 13 £325 -10.34% 32
Ellesmere Port - 9 £250 -
Knutsford -9 6 £455 +33.82% 7
Macclesfield - 3 £325 - 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £225 - 1
Wilmslow -7 1 £288 +111.79% 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 52 (54.17%) SQL
2 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (31.25%) .NET
4 29 (30.21%) C#
5 22 (22.92%) Windows
6 21 (21.88%) JavaScript
7 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (19.79%) MVC
8 19 (19.79%) T-SQL
8 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
9 18 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (17.71%) .NET Framework
10 17 (17.71%) HTML
11 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (14.58%) Oracle
14 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (12.50%) Migration
15 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (12.50%) Office 365
15 12 (12.50%) Entity Framework
15 12 (12.50%) QlikView
16 11 (11.46%) CSS
16 11 (11.46%) Web Services
16 11 (11.46%) ETL

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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.04%) CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Confluence
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.04%) SAS
8 1 (1.04%) SugarCRM
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.50%) Office 365
3 5 (5.21%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.08%) GitHub
4 2 (2.08%) npm
4 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 2 (2.08%) Yarn
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) PaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.04%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (12.50%) QlikView
4 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (7.29%) Power BI
8 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.17%) DB2
9 4 (4.17%) MySQL
9 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
10 3 (3.13%) Redis
10 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.08%) Apache Hive
11 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
11 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.13%) Maven
3 3 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.08%) JIRA
4 2 (2.08%) JUnit
4 2 (2.08%) Plastic SCM
5 1 (1.04%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.04%) JMeter
5 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.38%) Local Government
2 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (57.29%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 8 (8.33%) DBA
5 8 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 8 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Applications Support
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) SSRS Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) .NET
2 19 (19.79%) ASP.NET
3 17 (17.71%) .NET Framework
3 17 (17.71%) HTML
4 12 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 11 (11.46%) CSS
5 11 (11.46%) Web Services
6 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (7.29%) .NET Core
8 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.25%) Node.js
9 5 (5.21%) jQuery
9 5 (5.21%) React
9 5 (5.21%) REST
10 3 (3.13%) HTML5
10 3 (3.13%) Spring
10 3 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.13%) Vue.js
10 3 (3.13%) WPF
11 2 (2.08%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.29%) PKI
4 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
4 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.17%) Clustering
6 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Equities
6 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Windows
2 11 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.33%) Linux
4 7 (7.29%) Unix
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) MVC
3 18 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.50%) Migration
6 11 (11.46%) ETL
7 10 (10.42%) TDD
8 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.29%) ERP
9 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (7.29%) ITIL
9 7 (7.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.25%) Server Building
10 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.21%) BDD
11 5 (5.21%) Pair Programming
11 5 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.17%) High Availability
12 4 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.17%) SQL
2 29 (30.21%) C#
3 21 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.79%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.25%) PHP
6 5 (5.21%) Java
6 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.13%) Python
8 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.08%) ES6
9 2 (2.08%) Java 8
9 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.08%) VBA
10 1 (1.04%) Go
10 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.04%) ISEB
2 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) GDPR
3 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 7 (7.29%) XenApp
3 4 (4.17%) Docker
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) SCCM
2 7 (7.29%) SCOM
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.04%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.58%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) Tableau
4 7 (7.29%) Citrix
5 6 (6.25%) Teradata
6 3 (3.13%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.08%) Actuate
7 2 (2.08%) Alteryx
7 2 (2.08%) Cognos
7 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 2 (2.08%) VMware
7 2 (2.08%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.04%) Avaya
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco
8 1 (1.04%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Sage
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.04%) Sybase