Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 14.21% 13.04% 13.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.43% 50.00% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 27
Chester median daily rate £358 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.56% -14.67%
10th Percentile £280 £231 £290
90th Percentile £406 £438 £428
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £318 £335
% change year-on-year +11.81% -5.22% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +66.67% +81.70% -15.09%

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 56 54 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 30.60% 26.09% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 70
Chester median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £529 £515 £471
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £43.00 £24.00 £17.93
% change year-on-year +79.17% +33.85% +2.46%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 11 (42.31%) C#
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) MVC
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) Office 365
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
6 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
7 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (19.23%) Pair Programming
7 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (19.23%) Local Government
7 5 (19.23%) PKI
7 5 (19.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (19.23%) SCCM
7 5 (19.23%) SCOM
7 5 (19.23%) XenApp

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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) Skype for Business
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) CATIA
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) QlikView
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JMeter
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 5 (19.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
4 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (19.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
6 4 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Excel Developer
7 2 (7.69%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
5 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (19.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Pair Programming
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Server Building
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
7 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.85%) MVVM
7 1 (3.85%) SDLC
7 1 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
1 5 (19.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 5 (19.23%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) SmoothWall
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.85%) Altiris
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) Talend
4 1 (3.85%) Vertica
4 1 (3.85%) VMware