The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 28 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)
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 7.41% 5.61% 6.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.46% 27.27% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
Median daily rate £363 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +0.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26 66 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 19.26% 20.56% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 50
Median daily rate £381 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £250 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Warrington

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Warrington.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Warrington

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Warrington.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 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 Warrington region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (57.14%) ETL
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) High Availability
7 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (28.57%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) JSON
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 3 (21.43%) Replication
8 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Power BI
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Core
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ETL
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (28.57%) High Availability
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) DevExpress