Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 11.27% 12.50% 6.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.06% 38.54% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 15
Chester median daily rate £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £277 £300 £278
90th Percentile £440 £513 £425
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Chester median hourly rate - - £33.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £14.86 £33.00
% change year-on-year +81.70% -54.97% -13.16%

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 Chester with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 51 96 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 23.94% 32.43% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 82 67
Chester median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £288 £305
90th Percentile £525 £521 £513
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Chester median hourly rate - - £33.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £14.86 £33.00
% change year-on-year +71.60% -54.97% +106.25%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) MySQL
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Local Government
7 4 (16.67%) SCOM
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (12.50%) iPad
8 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
8 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) SAS
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Active Directory

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 3 (12.50%) SAS
1 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) PegaRULES
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Power BI
4 1 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) FxCop
2 1 (4.17%) Grunt
2 1 (4.17%) gulp
2 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.17%) T4 Templates
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Local Government
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) CSS3
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) WCF
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) Sass
5 1 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) iPad
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) DataPower
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) MVC
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Server Building
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.17%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Perfmon
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Pega
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) VMware