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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.35% 16.22% 5.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.63% 44.44% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 7
Median daily rate £317 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.09% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 32 81 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 23.02% 36.49% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 73 32
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 11 (50.00%) Local Government
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 9 (40.91%) SCOM
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Citrix
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) PKI
6 6 (27.27%) Clustering
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) LAN
7 5 (22.73%) WAN
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Office 365
8 4 (18.18%) Server Building
8 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (18.18%) XenApp
8 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) AIX

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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.55%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) DMZ
5 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (9.09%) DB2
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Local Government
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) DBA
3 3 (13.64%) Security Officer
3 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Database Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Tester
5 1 (4.55%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) MDX
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) PKI
2 6 (27.27%) Clustering
3 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 3 (13.64%) CESG
4 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) AIX
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) ETL
2 4 (18.18%) MVC
2 4 (18.18%) Server Building
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.64%) Information Security
3 3 (13.64%) Information Security Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.55%) Remarketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) R
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) SmoothWall
3 2 (9.09%) Perfmon
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) Nagios
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Ab Initio
5 2 (9.09%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Kofax
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Tableau
6 1 (4.55%) Talend
6 1 (4.55%) Twitter
6 1 (4.55%) Vertica
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