The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 61 54 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 29 27 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.86% 2.24% 5.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.19% 10.98% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 37
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£325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £405 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.39% +16.36%
SQL Server 2008
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
354 246 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.71% 20.40% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 152 144
Average daily rate £350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +4 1 £325 - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 3
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (66.67%) SQL
3 34 (51.52%) T-SQL
3 34 (51.52%) .NET
4 25 (37.88%) C#
5 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 23 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 19 (28.79%) HTML
9 18 (27.27%) MVC
10 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 16 (24.24%) CSS
10 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
10 16 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (24.24%) jQuery
10 16 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (19.70%) Visual Studio
14 11 (16.67%) XML
14 11 (16.67%) ETL
15 10 (15.15%) Web Services
15 10 (15.15%) Ajax
15 10 (15.15%) Migration
15 10 (15.15%) Data Migration
16 9 (13.64%) Degree
16 9 (13.64%) LINQ
16 9 (13.64%) NHS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.61%) Orchard CMS
1 7 (10.61%) CMS
2 5 (7.58%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.58%) Apache Solr
2 5 (7.58%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) DNS
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (9.09%) RavenDB
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.52%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (1.52%) QlikView
11 1 (1.52%) OLAP
11 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.06%) Toad
5 2 (3.03%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.03%) MSTest
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 7 (10.61%) Retail
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (72.73%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) .NET Developer
3 16 (24.24%) SQL Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.61%) SQL DBA
4 7 (10.61%) DBA
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Business Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Programmer
9 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (51.52%) .NET
2 24 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (28.79%) HTML
4 16 (24.24%) CSS
4 16 (24.24%) jQuery
4 16 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (16.67%) XML
6 10 (15.15%) Web Services
6 10 (15.15%) Ajax
7 9 (13.64%) LINQ
8 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
8 8 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (10.61%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (9.09%) XHTML
10 6 (9.09%) RESTful
11 5 (7.58%) Regular Expression
11 5 (7.58%) Sinatra
11 5 (7.58%) WCF
11 5 (7.58%) Lucene
11 5 (7.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) NHS
2 7 (10.61%) Open Source
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Data Extraction
5 3 (4.55%) Replication
6 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.03%) Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.52%) Linked Data
7 1 (1.52%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) MVC
2 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.67%) ETL
5 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 10 (15.15%) Data Migration
6 8 (12.12%) OO
7 7 (10.61%) Scrum
7 7 (10.61%) TDD
7 7 (10.61%) SOA
8 6 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Workflow
9 5 (7.58%) ITIL
9 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.06%) Data Architecture
11 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (66.67%) SQL
2 34 (51.52%) T-SQL
3 25 (37.88%) C#
4 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.12%) Ruby
6 7 (10.61%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.52%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) VB6
8 1 (1.52%) XAML
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCTS
3 2 (3.03%) MCITP
3 2 (3.03%) VCP4
4 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) Northgate
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
4 1 (1.52%) Telerik
4 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.52%) Cognos
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago