Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 21 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 14.04% 8.82% 15.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.56% 33.87% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 42
Chester median daily rate £375 £303 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.86% -15.90% +20.00%
10th Percentile £268 £280 £251
90th Percentile £400 £440 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Chester median hourly rate - £42.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.44% -39.13%
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £20.78
% change year-on-year -41.18% +104.52% -37.03%

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 64 62 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 27.23% 26.05% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 97
Chester median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £255
90th Percentile £488 £461 £478
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Chester median hourly rate - £42.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.44% -39.13%
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.75 £19.25 £20.78
% change year-on-year -2.60% -7.36% -37.03%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 23 (69.70%) SQL
2 21 (63.64%) .NET
3 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
4 17 (51.52%) C#
4 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (48.48%) Relational Database
6 15 (45.45%) DB2
7 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
7 14 (42.42%) Web Services
7 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (42.42%) Project Management
7 14 (42.42%) Teradata
7 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
7 14 (42.42%) NoSQL
7 14 (42.42%) Entity Framework
7 14 (42.42%) Redis
7 14 (42.42%) Docker
7 14 (42.42%) .NET Core
7 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (21.21%) Migration
9 6 (18.18%) Office 365
9 6 (18.18%) Local Government
9 6 (18.18%) Windows
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 5 (15.15%) XenApp
10 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.15%) 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.18%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
1 2 (6.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) Relational Database
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (45.45%) DB2
3 14 (42.42%) NoSQL
3 14 (42.42%) Redis
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Arquillian
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) JBehave
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) Mockito
3 1 (3.03%) Toad
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.18%) Local Government
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Lead Developer
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Lead .NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (6.06%) VBA Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Navision Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) SAS Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
3 14 (42.42%) .NET Core
3 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
3 14 (42.42%) Entity Framework
3 14 (42.42%) Web Services
4 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 4 (12.12%) CSS
6 3 (9.09%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.03%) Java EE
7 1 (3.03%) JPA
7 1 (3.03%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js
7 1 (3.03%) Spring
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
1 5 (15.15%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) W3C
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (42.42%) Project Management
3 7 (21.21%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) MVC
4 3 (9.09%) Server Building
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
6 1 (3.03%) BDD
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) TDD
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Docker
2 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (15.15%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.06%) SmoothWall
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.06%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
4 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Teradata
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Avaya
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) McAfee
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Altiris
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco