Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 24 April 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 13 22
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.80% 10.00% 6.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.75% 45.83% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 46 45
Lancashire median daily rate £342 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +6.67% +2.13%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £205
90th Percentile £415 £550 £475
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £53.00 £43.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.26% +258.33% -82.86%
North West median hourly rate £52.25 £27.50 £22.54
% change year-on-year +90.00% +22.01% -9.84%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 101 120 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.39% 21.82% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 86 123
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% -3.38% +3.57%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £210
90th Percentile £488 £544 £500
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 30
Lancashire median hourly rate £62.50 £44.00 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.05% +5.07% +13.18%
10th Percentile £52.10 £40.10 £35.00
90th Percentile £69.07 £57.50 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £49.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% -31.25% +14.29%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Lancashire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -20 7 £338 -35.71% 5
Preston +9 3 £367 +24.98% 15
Blackburn +5 3 £300 -22.08% 4
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) .NET
3 8 (32.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (28.00%) BDD
4 7 (28.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
5 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (24.00%) MySQL
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (20.00%) jQuery
6 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (16.00%) SOAP
7 4 (16.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (16.00%) Kanban
7 4 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
7 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.00%) Data Virtualisation
8 3 (12.00%) REST

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (24.00%) MySQL
3 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (8.00%) Big Data
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) DB2
5 1 (4.00%) Power BI
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Backend Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (28.00%) CSS
2 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (20.00%) jQuery
4 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (16.00%) SOAP
4 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (12.00%) JDBC
5 3 (12.00%) REST
5 3 (12.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) WCF
6 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) BDD
3 7 (28.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Kanban
4 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (12.00%) API Development
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Data Virtualisation
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) SIEM
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Data Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) Python
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) arcserve
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) VMware