Period
to 19 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 14 19
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 121 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.94% 8.90% 7.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.88% 42.16% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 77 74
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £286 £258 £241
90th Percentile £498 £405 £424
North West median daily rate £365 £363 £358
% change year-on-year +0.69% +1.40% +5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% -41.18% +104.52%
10th Percentile £14.25 £25.00 £36.50
90th Percentile £14.75 £25.00 £48.50
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.45% +57.14% +55.28%

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 160 287 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.11% 21.12% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 195 214
Cheshire median daily rate £384 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £275
90th Percentile £516 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +3.90% -7.36%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.40 £14.41
90th Percentile £14.75 £23.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £38.74 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +10.67% -15.15% +7.49%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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
Warrington +11 17 £355 +5.97% 28
Chester -8 11 £328 -11.49% 28
Crewe +5 10 £433 +14.70% 10
Widnes - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £331 - 7
Knutsford -19 1 £375 +1.35% 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 35 (59.32%) SQL
2 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (50.85%) .NET
4 29 (49.15%) C#
5 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
6 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
6 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (32.20%) HTML
8 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
8 17 (28.81%) Windows
9 16 (27.12%) MVC
10 15 (25.42%) Migration
10 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
11 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (20.34%) Web Services
12 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (18.64%) CSS
13 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (18.64%) HTML5
14 10 (16.95%) Entity Framework
14 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
14 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (16.95%) Oracle
14 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (15.25%) ETL
15 9 (15.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (15.25%) CSS3
15 9 (15.25%) Power BI
15 9 (15.25%) Windows Server

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 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
1 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.25%) Power Platform
3 6 (10.17%) Office 365
4 2 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.39%) Serverless
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
5 1 (1.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) NAS
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (15.25%) Power BI
4 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.17%) QlikView
5 5 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.39%) Big Data
7 2 (3.39%) Data Lake
7 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.69%) SQL CLR
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.17%) Local Government
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) DBA
7 3 (5.08%) Report Writer
7 3 (5.08%) SQL BI Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.39%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Azure Developer
8 2 (3.39%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Power BI Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 23 (38.98%) ASP.NET
3 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
4 19 (32.20%) HTML
5 12 (20.34%) Web Services
6 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (18.64%) CSS
6 11 (18.64%) HTML5
7 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
7 10 (16.95%) Entity Framework
8 9 (15.25%) CSS3
8 9 (15.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (11.86%) ADO.NET
10 7 (11.86%) REST
10 7 (11.86%) SOAP
11 5 (8.47%) jQuery
12 4 (6.78%) WCF
13 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (3.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.17%) PKI
4 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) MVC
2 15 (25.42%) Migration
3 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) ETL
6 8 (13.56%) CRM
6 8 (13.56%) Workflow
7 7 (11.86%) Data Migration
7 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (10.17%) Server Building
8 6 (10.17%) User Stories
9 5 (8.47%) ERP
10 4 (6.78%) ITIL
10 4 (6.78%) Scrum
10 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
11 3 (5.08%) Analytics
11 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (3.39%) Data Analytics
12 2 (3.39%) DevOps
12 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (59.32%) SQL
2 29 (49.15%) C#
3 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
4 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.69%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.69%) MCSE
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (10.17%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
1 6 (10.17%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 7 (11.86%) Citrix
4 6 (10.17%) Tableau
5 3 (5.08%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.39%) EMC
6 2 (3.39%) McAfee
6 2 (3.39%) Talend
7 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.69%) NetApp
7 1 (1.69%) Splunk