Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 26 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 72 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.32% 6.71% 10.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.96% 23.48% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 46
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £349 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +8.98% -24.71%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £223
90th Percentile £578 £500 £429
North West median daily rate £360 £374 £344
% change year-on-year -3.69% +8.74% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £52.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.67% +34.84% +11.90%
10th Percentile £15.77 £39.73 £21.13
90th Percentile £41.52 £53.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -28.57%

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 212 132 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.37% 28.57% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 84 132
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £404 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.84% +8.75% -7.19%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £725 £615 £549
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 27
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.76% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £10.20 £39.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £42.35 £67.26 £67.68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £32.26
% change year-on-year -18.13% +32.51% -19.34%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +11 25 £518 +38.00% 6
Preston +9 13 £315 -25.88% 11
Blackburn -7 5 £225 -40.00% 6
Chorley -9 5 £375 +13.64% 3
Lancaster - 3 £325 - 2
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 36 (50.00%) Oracle
2 31 (43.06%) SQL
2 31 (43.06%) Windows
3 29 (40.28%) Linux
4 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (37.50%) C#
6 26 (36.11%) Red Hat
6 26 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (34.72%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (34.72%) .NET
8 23 (31.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (25.00%) MVC
10 18 (25.00%) Serverless
11 17 (23.61%) Systems Engineering
11 17 (23.61%) XML
12 16 (22.22%) HTML
13 15 (20.83%) AWS Certification
13 15 (20.83%) DevOps
14 14 (19.44%) Git (software)
15 13 (18.06%) CSS
15 13 (18.06%) Security Management
16 11 (15.28%) Kubernetes
16 11 (15.28%) Docker
16 11 (15.28%) OpenShift
16 11 (15.28%) Finance
16 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
16 11 (15.28%) CRM
17 10 (13.89%) JavaScript

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 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.39%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (34.72%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (25.00%) Serverless
4 11 (15.28%) OpenShift
5 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) FTP
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.39%) NAS
2 1 (1.39%) SAN
2 1 (1.39%) SSH
2 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) MySQL
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Big Data
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) Power BI
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) HBase
6 1 (1.39%) KNIME
6 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) Redis
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 9 (12.50%) GitLab
2 9 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.17%) Selenium
5 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.78%) JMeter
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.39%) RStudio
7 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) Architect
5 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.33%) AWS Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Backend Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.56%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) AWS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.72%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) XML
3 16 (22.22%) HTML
4 13 (18.06%) CSS
5 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 9 (12.50%) YAML
6 6 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 5 (6.94%) .NET Core
7 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.94%) jQuery
7 5 (6.94%) Web Services
7 5 (6.94%) XHTML
8 4 (5.56%) Vue.js
9 2 (2.78%) SOAP
10 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.39%) J2EE
10 1 (1.39%) JSON
10 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Windows
2 29 (40.28%) Linux
3 26 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (25.00%) MVC
4 17 (23.61%) Systems Engineering
5 15 (20.83%) DevOps
6 13 (18.06%) Security Management
7 11 (15.28%) CRM
8 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.50%) Migration
10 7 (9.72%) SDLC
11 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.33%) TDD
12 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.94%) ETL
12 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
13 4 (5.56%) SOLID
13 4 (5.56%) UX Design
13 4 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) SQL
2 27 (37.50%) C#
3 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.50%) Ruby
5 3 (4.17%) C
5 3 (4.17%) VB
5 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.17%) VB6
6 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) R
7 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (1.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (15.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) HDFS
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.50%) Ansible
2 9 (12.50%) Puppet
3 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.39%) Oozie
4 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 36 (50.00%) Oracle
2 26 (36.11%) Red Hat
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Cognos
6 1 (1.39%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.39%) Sage
6 1 (1.39%) Tableau
6 1 (1.39%) Talend