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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 21 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 75 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.52% 8.18% 7.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.34% 34.72% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 48
Median daily rate £360 £360 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £460 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 122 216 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.12% 23.56% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 165 157
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% -37.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 13 £317 -23.09% 6
Warrington +13 10 £363 +3.57% 9
Knutsford +4 4 £355 - 6
Crewe - 3 - - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 5
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 44 (55.00%) SQL
2 30 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (36.25%) .NET
3 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
4 27 (33.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (31.25%) C#
6 22 (27.50%) Windows
7 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (23.75%) ETL
9 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET
10 17 (21.25%) Windows Server
11 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 15 (18.75%) Migration
12 15 (18.75%) Local Government
12 15 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (17.50%) MVC
13 14 (17.50%) Citrix
14 13 (16.25%) IIS
14 13 (16.25%) JSON
14 13 (16.25%) jQuery
14 13 (16.25%) High Availability
15 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (15.00%) TDD

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 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (16.25%) IIS
3 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.50%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.75%) Apache
7 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.25%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.25%) SAS
9 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.75%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.75%) Yammer
4 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.50%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) LAN
1 10 (12.50%) WAN
2 7 (8.75%) DNS
2 7 (8.75%) SAN
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (5.00%) DHCP
4 4 (5.00%) Firewall
4 4 (5.00%) LDAP
5 3 (3.75%) DMZ
5 3 (3.75%) VLAN
6 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.50%) Skype
7 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.25%) Internet
7 1 (1.25%) IPsec
7 1 (1.25%) NAS
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (33.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.50%) MySQL
7 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.75%) Power BI
10 2 (2.50%) Big Data
10 2 (2.50%) DB2
10 2 (2.50%) OLAP
10 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.50%) Gradle
6 2 (2.50%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.50%) JProfiler
6 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Moq
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (18.75%) Local Government
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Automotive
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (47.50%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) DBA
2 11 (13.75%) SQL DBA
3 10 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Security Officer
7 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Data Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Architect
8 3 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.25%) .NET
2 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.25%) jQuery
3 13 (16.25%) JSON
4 11 (13.75%) HTML
5 10 (12.50%) CSS
6 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.00%) Ajax
6 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (10.00%) HTML5
6 8 (10.00%) Web Services
7 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 6 (7.50%) CSS3
8 6 (7.50%) XML
9 5 (6.25%) REST
9 5 (6.25%) RESTful
9 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Clustering
2 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.00%) PKI
4 6 (7.50%) Replication
5 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.75%) CESG
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) NHS
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows
2 17 (21.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.25%) AIX
6 5 (6.25%) Unix
7 4 (5.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) CentOS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.25%) Android
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) ETL
2 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (18.75%) Migration
3 14 (17.50%) MVC
4 13 (16.25%) High Availability
5 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.00%) TDD
6 9 (11.25%) ITIL
7 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.50%) OO
9 5 (6.25%) DevOps
9 5 (6.25%) Information Security
9 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.00%) BDD
10 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (5.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) SQL
2 25 (31.25%) C#
3 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.25%) Java
6 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) R
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.75%) COBIT
3 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) XenApp
3 5 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) vSphere
4 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) UAG
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCOM
2 6 (7.50%) SCCM
3 4 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.75%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.50%) vMotion
5 2 (2.50%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Citrix
3 9 (11.25%) VMware
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) Juniper
6 4 (5.00%) McAfee
7 3 (3.75%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.75%) Symantec
8 2 (2.50%) AppSense
8 2 (2.50%) CA
8 2 (2.50%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.50%) EqualLogic
8 2 (2.50%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) NetApp
8 2 (2.50%) Perforce
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.50%) Talend
8 2 (2.50%) Twitter
8 2 (2.50%) Vertica
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