Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.83% 6.93% 5.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.97% 33.94% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 31
Lancashire median daily rate £305 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% +15.38% -5.45%
10th Percentile £194 £234 £213
90th Percentile £503 £495 £475
North West median daily rate £363 £358 £340
% change year-on-year +1.40% +5.15% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £160.00 £43.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.09% +72.00% -
10th Percentile £155.00 £43.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £165.00 £43.00 £36.10
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £22.54
% change year-on-year +57.14% +55.28% +18.63%

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 124 109 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.29% 20.41% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 65 116
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -3.35%
10th Percentile £260 £259 £255
90th Percentile £565 £547 £488
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 28
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £42.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +0.88% -7.34%
10th Percentile £11.80 £39.90 £20.50
90th Percentile £139.00 £45.80 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £38.38
% change year-on-year -15.15% +7.49% -9.71%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -31 7 £275 -38.89% 3
Preston +1 5 £240 -31.91% 11
Chorley - 2 £525 - 7
Blackburn -1 1 - - 4
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) C#
5 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 5 (19.23%) MVC
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 4 (15.38%) CSS
6 4 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (11.54%) Power BI
7 3 (11.54%) Big Data
7 3 (11.54%) MySQL
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (11.54%) Retail
7 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (11.54%) jQuery
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.69%) Data Validation

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Big Data
3 3 (11.54%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) Power BI
3 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.85%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Backend Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Business Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Power BI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
1 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (19.23%) MVC
3 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 4 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) Data Extraction
5 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) SIEM
5 2 (7.69%) SOA
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) arcserve
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Sage
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard