Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.40% 6.24% 7.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.31% 31.30% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 32
Lancashire median daily rate £300 £388 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +22.53% -31.47%
10th Percentile £204 £247 £217
90th Percentile £448 £529 £412
North West median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £86.25 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.43% -9.68% +11.90%
10th Percentile £25.63 £35.00 £21.13
90th Percentile £149.88 £35.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +85.19% +8.00% +5.84%

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 145 115 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.76% 19.93% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 116
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £285
90th Percentile £585 £610 £522
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 30
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £8.10 £39.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £113.00 £44.00 £66.98
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £29.53
% change year-on-year -7.89% +28.70% -20.74%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -16 10 £250 -42.86% 3
Preston +13 7 £305 -21.29% 9
Chorley -20 4 £450 +50.00% 7
Blackburn -1 2 - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) MVC
3 11 (39.29%) .NET
4 10 (35.71%) HTML
4 10 (35.71%) CSS
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) CRM
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (10.71%) MySQL
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle
11 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (10.71%) XML
11 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
11 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Migration
11 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.71%) TDD
11 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (10.71%) jQuery
11 3 (10.71%) Windows Server

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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) Power BI
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) Firebird
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Redis
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Backend Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) DBA
5 3 (10.71%) SQL DBA
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Business Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
2 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 3 (10.71%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.14%) XHTML
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.57%) AutoMapper
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) SignalR
5 1 (3.57%) Spring
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) MVC
2 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
8 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
8 2 (7.14%) Data Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (7.14%) Logistics
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) Java 8
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) HNC
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) arcserve
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Sage
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard