The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 28 March 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 10 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.74% 14.00% 2.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.47% 56.76% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Median daily rate £295 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.59% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 34 37 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.01% 24.67% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 27
Median daily rate £350 £338 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £284 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £443 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (35.00%) ETL
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (35.00%) Local Government
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) MDX
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (20.00%) SCOM
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) Clustering
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 3 (15.00%) WAN

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (5.00%) DB2
6 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) MDX
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) Ember.js
4 2 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) DHTML
5 1 (5.00%) MvvmCross
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) ETL
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security Management
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Security Management
6 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.00%) Case Management
7 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Server Building
7 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) SmoothWall
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Perfmon
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) VMware