The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cumbria 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 25 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)
North West / Cumbria
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cumbria 5.88% 4.44% 0.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.75% 100.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £250 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -50.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 Cumbria with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cumbria
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 16 2 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cumbria 31.37% 4.44% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £250 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -42.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £45.50 £56.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cumbria

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cumbria 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 Cumbria

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Cumbria.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cumbria

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cumbria

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cumbria.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cumbria

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cumbria region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (100.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (100.00%) SCOrch
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cumbria 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 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) VMware