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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 12 26 14
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.87% 6.88% 9.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.29% 24.59% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 23
Median daily rate £375 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year - +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year +79.51% -35.35%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 51 122 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 25.12% 27.98% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 80 59
Median daily rate £375 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £515 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £38.63 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.54 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 5 £375 - 3
Preston -3 3 £250 +51.51% 4
Blackpool +3 2 £500 +11.11% 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 32 (57.14%) .NET
2 29 (51.79%) C#
3 28 (50.00%) SQL
4 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET
5 21 (37.50%) MVC
6 20 (35.71%) Web Services
7 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
8 17 (30.36%) Windows
9 15 (26.79%) XML
9 15 (26.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.21%) Oracle
12 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
13 11 (19.64%) HTML
13 11 (19.64%) CSS
13 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
15 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
15 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
16 8 (14.29%) VB.NET
16 8 (14.29%) ITIL
16 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
16 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (14.29%) Finance
17 7 (12.50%) Linux
17 7 (12.50%) J2EE
17 7 (12.50%) DB2

SQL Server
Top Related 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 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (8.93%) IIS
4 4 (7.14%) Apache
4 4 (7.14%) SAS
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.79%) CMS
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) DHCP
1 3 (5.36%) DNS
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.57%) NAS
2 2 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) DSL
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.79%) MPLS
3 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.79%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
4 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
5 7 (12.50%) DB2
5 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (10.71%) Big Data
6 6 (10.71%) MySQL
7 3 (5.36%) CouchDB
7 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.36%) Neo4j
7 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.36%) Riak
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (64.29%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 14 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 12 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Architect
7 6 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.93%) Consultant
9 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
9 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Administrator
10 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
10 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (3.57%) DBA
11 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
11 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
11 2 (3.57%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (57.14%) .NET
2 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET
3 20 (35.71%) Web Services
4 15 (26.79%) XML
5 11 (19.64%) CSS
5 11 (19.64%) HTML
6 7 (12.50%) J2EE
7 6 (10.71%) .NET Framework
7 6 (10.71%) Ajax
7 6 (10.71%) JSON
7 6 (10.71%) Middleware
7 6 (10.71%) SOAP
8 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.93%) LINQ
8 5 (8.93%) WCF
9 4 (7.14%) jQuery
10 3 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (5.36%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (5.36%) REST
10 3 (5.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Clustering
2 2 (3.57%) iPad
2 2 (3.57%) Life Science
2 2 (3.57%) Wiki
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.71%) AIX
3 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) MVC
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) SOA
5 5 (8.93%) Microservices
5 5 (8.93%) TDD
6 4 (7.14%) OO
6 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) BDD
7 3 (5.36%) CRM
7 3 (5.36%) Migration
7 3 (5.36%) OOD
7 3 (5.36%) Pair Programming
7 3 (5.36%) Release Management
7 3 (5.36%) Scrum
7 3 (5.36%) Web Development
8 2 (3.57%) Master Data Management
8 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) C#
2 28 (50.00%) SQL
3 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.71%) Java
7 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.14%) VB
8 3 (5.36%) Python
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 2 (3.57%) Groovy
9 2 (3.57%) PHP
9 2 (3.57%) Scala
10 1 (1.79%) Delphi
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) HNC
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (3.57%) WSUS
2 1 (1.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
4 2 (3.57%) DataFlux
4 2 (3.57%) Kaseya
4 2 (3.57%) Kaspersky
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
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