The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Manchester
Rank 15 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 115 212 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.23% 10.82% 12.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.16% 46.90% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 144 120
Median daily rate £350 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% +3.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -10.00%

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
318 452 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.76% 23.06% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 278 226
Median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Salford -3 5 £363 +11.53%
Bolton -4 5 £450 +35.33% 5
Stockport +6 2 £295 -18.62% 8
Altrincham - 2 - - 5
Bury - 1 - - 4
Wigan - 1 £338 - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 126 (44.68%) SQL
2 122 (43.26%) .NET
3 105 (37.23%) C#
4 83 (29.43%) Microsoft
5 79 (28.01%) ASP.NET
6 74 (26.24%) MVC
7 72 (25.53%) Windows
8 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
8 66 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (20.21%) HTML
11 57 (20.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 55 (19.50%) Oracle
13 52 (18.44%) CSS
13 52 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 48 (17.02%) jQuery
15 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
16 37 (13.12%) T-SQL
17 36 (12.77%) VMware
18 35 (12.41%) .NET Framework
19 33 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 33 (11.70%) Entity Framework
19 33 (11.70%) Migration
20 32 (11.35%) Finance
21 31 (10.99%) Scrum
21 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 29 (10.28%) XML
22 29 (10.28%) ETL
23 28 (9.93%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 25 (8.87%) CMS
2 16 (5.67%) Umbraco
3 15 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.84%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.48%) IIS
8 6 (2.13%) Sitefinity
8 6 (2.13%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.13%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.77%) CICS
9 5 (1.77%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.77%) JBoss
9 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.42%) Kentico
10 4 (1.42%) SAS
11 3 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.84%) Office 365
3 7 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.42%) PaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.06%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.03%) DNS
1 17 (6.03%) Firewall
2 15 (5.32%) DHCP
3 13 (4.61%) VLAN
4 8 (2.84%) SAN
4 8 (2.84%) SMTP
5 6 (2.13%) LAN
5 6 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.42%) HTTP
6 4 (1.42%) WAN
7 3 (1.06%) FTP
7 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.06%) Network Security
7 3 (1.06%) VPN
7 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.71%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.71%) IPv4
8 2 (0.71%) SSL
8 2 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 57 (20.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (18.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (10.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (8.16%) Oracle Database
7 23 (8.16%) Relational Database
7 23 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (4.96%) MySQL
10 13 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (2.84%) Ingres
12 7 (2.48%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (2.48%) Power BI
12 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.96%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.55%) JIRA
4 8 (2.84%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.48%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.48%) Moq
5 7 (2.48%) NUnit
6 5 (1.77%) Eclipse RCP
6 5 (1.77%) Selenium
7 4 (1.42%) Maven
8 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.06%) Gradle
8 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.06%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.71%) JBehave
9 2 (0.71%) WiX
General
1 32 (11.35%) Finance
2 7 (2.48%) Retail
3 5 (1.77%) Advertising
3 5 (1.77%) Banking
4 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 172 (60.99%) Developer
2 61 (21.63%) .NET Developer
3 44 (15.60%) C# Developer
4 36 (12.77%) SQL Developer
5 33 (11.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 33 (11.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 22 (7.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 19 (6.74%) Analyst
10 18 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (6.38%) DBA
11 17 (6.03%) SQL DBA
12 15 (5.32%) Web Developer
13 14 (4.96%) Designer
14 12 (4.26%) SQL BI Developer
15 11 (3.90%) Umbraco Developer
16 10 (3.55%) Java Developer
17 9 (3.19%) Architect
17 9 (3.19%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (43.26%) .NET
2 79 (28.01%) ASP.NET
3 57 (20.21%) HTML
4 52 (18.44%) CSS
5 48 (17.02%) jQuery
6 35 (12.41%) .NET Framework
7 33 (11.70%) Entity Framework
8 29 (10.28%) XML
9 27 (9.57%) HTML5
10 25 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (8.51%) Web Services
12 22 (7.80%) AngularJS
13 19 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (6.74%) WCF
14 18 (6.38%) SOAP
15 14 (4.96%) WinForms
16 10 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (3.19%) LINQ
17 9 (3.19%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.84%) Replication
3 7 (2.48%) User Experience
4 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.77%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.77%) Oracle Licensing
6 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.06%) Physics
8 2 (0.71%) Clustering
8 2 (0.71%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.53%) Windows
2 28 (9.93%) Linux
3 23 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.38%) Unix
5 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.13%) AIX
8 5 (1.77%) HPUX
9 4 (1.42%) CentOS
9 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.06%) Android
11 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.24%) MVC
2 66 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (11.70%) Migration
5 31 (10.99%) Scrum
6 29 (10.28%) ETL
7 27 (9.57%) Web Development
8 24 (8.51%) TDD
9 18 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 17 (6.03%) BDD
10 17 (6.03%) Data Modelling
11 15 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.26%) Project Management
12 12 (4.26%) SDLC
13 11 (3.90%) Content Management
13 11 (3.90%) Server Building
14 10 (3.55%) CRM
14 10 (3.55%) Data Migration
14 10 (3.55%) Mentoring
14 10 (3.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (44.68%) SQL
2 105 (37.23%) C#
3 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.12%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.74%) Java
6 11 (3.90%) PHP
6 11 (3.90%) VB
7 10 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.55%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.55%) VB6
8 9 (3.19%) Python
9 5 (1.77%) C
9 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.77%) VBA
10 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.42%) C++
10 4 (1.42%) Ruby
11 2 (0.71%) R
11 2 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (4.61%) Degree
2 7 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.06%) ISEB
5 2 (0.71%) MCSE
5 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.35%) MCDST
6 1 (0.35%) MCITP
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) MCTS
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.61%) VMware ESX
3 10 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.77%) XenApp
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.71%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.35%) Snort
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (2.13%) SCOM
3 5 (1.77%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.42%) SCCM
5 3 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (1.06%) Packer
5 3 (1.06%) Puppet
6 2 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.35%) Wonderware InTouch
7 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 55 (19.50%) Oracle
3 36 (12.77%) VMware
4 14 (4.96%) Tableau
5 12 (4.26%) SAP
6 10 (3.55%) Citrix
7 9 (3.19%) Cognos
8 6 (2.13%) Cisco
8 6 (2.13%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.77%) Sybase
10 4 (1.42%) HP
10 4 (1.42%) New Relic
11 3 (1.06%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.06%) Sun
12 2 (0.71%) Apple
12 2 (0.71%) Dell
12 2 (0.71%) IBM
12 2 (0.71%) Motorola
12 2 (0.71%) NetApp
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
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