Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 16 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 63 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.83% 9.52% 14.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 29.44% 57.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 128
Lancashire median daily rate £338 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -27.78% +33.33%
10th Percentile £139 £242 £210
90th Percentile £500 £439 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £52.25 £38.75 £34.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.84% +11.90% +3.87%
10th Percentile £39.73 £21.13 £28.72
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.50 £40.54
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -26.47% +61.90%

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 124 214 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 27.31% 32.33% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 141 163
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £210
90th Percentile £615 £544 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +23.57%
10th Percentile £39.00 £23.30 £28.79
90th Percentile £67.26 £67.45 £41.60
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +63.27%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -14 9 £425 +30.77% 3
Blackburn +2 4 £375 +97.37% 1
Chorley +7 2 £330 +13.30% 1
Burnley +2 2 £238 -19.15%
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
Accrington - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 6 (19.35%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.13%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (12.90%) Tableau
8 4 (12.90%) Data Virtualisation
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
8 4 (12.90%) ETL
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
9 3 (9.68%) Finance
9 3 (9.68%) VMware
9 3 (9.68%) Migration

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 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
1 2 (6.45%) SSH
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
3 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.45%) DB2
5 2 (6.45%) MySQL
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.45%) PowerPivot
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
6 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Developer
4 5 (16.13%) SQL BI Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Data Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) DBA
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Developer
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) Ajax
3 2 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) WCF
3 2 (6.45%) WinForms
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) HPUX
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Data Virtualisation
2 4 (12.90%) ETL
2 4 (12.90%) MVC
3 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Complex ETL
4 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Data Management
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) OO
4 2 (6.45%) Release Automation
4 2 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MCITP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.45%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) iptables
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Terraform
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Tableau
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Cognos
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (3.23%) Kaseya
5 1 (3.23%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec