Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 20.00% 9.66% 15.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.38% 40.35% 44.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 48
Chester median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -5.26%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £282
90th Percentile £408 £475 £449
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £20.78
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +29.63% +81.70% -54.97%

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 84 57 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 38.18% 23.95% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 112
Chester median daily rate £375 £350 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.77% -5.81%
10th Percentile £280 £281 £273
90th Percentile £548 £525 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £378 £384 £388
% change year-on-year -1.63% -0.97% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £20.78
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.75 £27.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year -30.56% +81.70% -54.97%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 26 (59.09%) SQL
2 24 (54.55%) .NET
3 23 (52.27%) C#
4 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
5 20 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 20 (45.45%) Entity Framework
6 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (34.09%) Web Services
9 15 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (34.09%) Relational Database
9 15 (34.09%) .NET Core
10 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (31.82%) Docker
10 14 (31.82%) Redis
10 14 (31.82%) DB2
10 14 (31.82%) Visual Studio
10 14 (31.82%) Teradata
10 14 (31.82%) Project Management
10 14 (31.82%) NoSQL
11 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
12 11 (25.00%) Migration
12 11 (25.00%) Office 365
13 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
13 10 (22.73%) Windows
13 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
13 10 (22.73%) Local Government
14 9 (20.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (20.45%) Skype for Business

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 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.45%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (34.09%) Relational Database
3 14 (31.82%) DB2
3 14 (31.82%) NoSQL
3 14 (31.82%) Redis
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) QlikView
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Arquillian
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Gradle
3 1 (2.27%) JBehave
3 1 (2.27%) JMeter
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Maven
3 1 (2.27%) Mockito
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (22.73%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 14 (31.82%) Lead Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Server Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Lead .NET Developer
6 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Excel Developer
9 2 (4.55%) QlikView Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Tester
10 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Agile Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Digital Architect
10 1 (2.27%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.27%) JIRA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
3 20 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 20 (45.45%) Entity Framework
4 15 (34.09%) .NET Core
4 15 (34.09%) Web Services
5 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.55%) CSS
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.27%) Ember.js
7 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.27%) HTML
7 1 (2.27%) JPA
7 1 (2.27%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) React
7 1 (2.27%) REST
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
1 9 (20.45%) PKI
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
1 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (31.82%) Project Management
4 11 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (20.45%) MVC
6 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (15.91%) Server Building
6 7 (15.91%) TDD
7 6 (13.64%) BDD
8 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
8 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (4.55%) ITIL
10 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.55%) Server Management
10 2 (4.55%) Validation
11 1 (2.27%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) SQL
2 23 (52.27%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Java 8
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISEB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) GDPR
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Docker
2 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 9 (20.45%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCOM
2 8 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.55%) SmoothWall
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Teradata
2 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) Avaya
5 2 (4.55%) McAfee
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.27%) Altiris
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Talend
6 1 (2.27%) Vertica