Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 15 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 62 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.83% 10.92% 13.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.79% 32.46% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 136
Lancashire median daily rate £338 £320 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -21.95% +36.67%
10th Percentile £150 £232 £205
90th Percentile £500 £550 £563
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £52.25 £40.00 £34.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.63% +15.51% -54.43%
10th Percentile £39.73 £18.88 £28.72
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.50 £40.54
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -25.00% +40.00%

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 112 191 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.51% 33.63% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 136 184
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.65% +9.47%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £205
90th Percentile £586 £553 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £52.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.63% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £37.36 £23.95 £35.00
90th Percentile £68.84 £46.03 £69.07
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £28.34 £37.75
% change year-on-year +46.44% -24.93% +18.15%

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 21 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 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
Preston -9 4 £450 +39.53% 10
Blackburn - 4 £375 - 3
Blackpool +4 3 £375 -28.57% 4
Chorley 0 2 £330 +13.30% 1
Burnley 0 1 - - 2
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
Accrington - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (26.67%) MVC
4 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 7 (23.33%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) MySQL
6 5 (16.67%) SOAP
6 5 (16.67%) ETL
6 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) Java

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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.67%) MySQL
3 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.67%) PowerPivot
7 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (3.33%) DB2
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SQL BI Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) ETL Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Business Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
1 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (16.67%) jQuery
4 5 (16.67%) SOAP
5 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (10.00%) JDBC
6 3 (10.00%) REST
6 3 (10.00%) Spring
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.67%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
7 2 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (26.67%) MVC
2 8 (26.67%) TDD
3 7 (23.33%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
5 4 (13.33%) Data Virtualisation
5 4 (13.33%) Kanban
5 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 3 (10.00%) API Development
6 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) iptables
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (3.33%) Lotus
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) VMware