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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 28 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.21% 4.68% 10.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.43% 23.86% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 24
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.43%  
10th Percentile £234 £196 £230
90th Percentile £515 £407 £450
North West median daily rate £360 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -58.46% +68.83%  

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 61 88 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.05% 19.60% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 114 190
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.42%  
10th Percentile £256 £270 £258
90th Percentile £755 £495 £470
North West median daily rate £388 £399 £375
% change year-on-year -2.88% +6.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.63% +28.12%  
10th Percentile £39.84 £20.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £45.40 £43.00 £16.50
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 29 June 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
Preston -9 11 £338 -6.89% 5
Blackpool +22 3 £438 +45.83% 4
Blackburn -3 3 £400 +110.52% 1
Burnley - 1 £238 - 5
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) Oracle
3 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 12 (30.77%) Linux
5 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
6 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) Migration
7 9 (23.08%) VMware
8 8 (20.51%) Finance
8 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
8 8 (20.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (20.51%) Web Services
8 8 (20.51%) ITIL
8 8 (20.51%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
9 7 (17.95%) CSS
9 7 (17.95%) DB2
9 7 (17.95%) HTML
9 7 (17.95%) Java
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.95%) SAS
9 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
10 6 (15.38%) Retail
10 6 (15.38%) MVC
10 6 (15.38%) SAN
10 6 (15.38%) IBM

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 7 (17.95%) SAS
1 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Apache
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.69%) Maximo
2 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 5 (12.82%) DHCP
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) SSH
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 3 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (5.13%) DSL
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.13%) MPLS
4 2 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) DB2
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) CouchDB
5 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 3 (7.69%) Neo4j
5 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (7.69%) Riak
5 3 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.82%) DBA
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.13%) SAS Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Server Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) CSS
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) .NET
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (12.82%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.26%) J2EE
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.69%) Ajax
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.69%) DOM
5 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 3 (7.69%) REST
5 3 (7.69%) SAX
5 3 (7.69%) Servlets
5 3 (7.69%) SOAP
5 3 (7.69%) Spring
5 3 (7.69%) XML Schema
6 2 (5.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) AS400
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) iSeries
1 3 (7.69%) Life Science
1 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (5.13%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Unix
5 5 (12.82%) AIX
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.69%) zOS
7 2 (5.13%) HPUX
7 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) MVC
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) CRM
4 5 (12.82%) Data Migration
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) High Availability
5 4 (10.26%) OO
5 4 (10.26%) Release Management
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.69%) BDD
6 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps
6 3 (7.69%) ERP
6 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
3 7 (17.95%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 5 (12.82%) C#
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
7 2 (5.13%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
7 2 (5.13%) Scala
7 2 (5.13%) VB
7 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) MCITP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) HNC
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Data Guard
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (7.69%) WSUS
4 2 (5.13%) vMotion
5 1 (2.56%) Ansible
5 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.56%) Puppet
5 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Oracle
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) IBM
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) SAP
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) Kaseya
6 3 (7.69%) Kaspersky
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) DataFlux
7 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) NETGEAR
7 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.56%) Capita
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