The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 151 101 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.28% 8.88% 14.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.30% 45.50% 54.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 63 130
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -59.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £10.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
259 222 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.06% 19.51% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 126 206
Average daily rate £325 £311 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -46.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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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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
Salford +8 10 £325 +32.65% 5
Stockport -1 7 £268 -10.83% 9
Bolton +2 3 £410 - 7
Wigan 0 2 £405 +24.61% 6
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 4
Bury - 1 £325 - 2
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £350 - 2
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server 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.

1 159 (52.13%) SQL
2 142 (46.56%) .NET
3 138 (45.25%) C#
4 96 (31.48%) ASP.NET
5 91 (29.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 80 (26.23%) CSS
7 75 (24.59%) HTML
8 70 (22.95%) Oracle
9 69 (22.62%) MVC
10 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
11 62 (20.33%) WCF
12 61 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 59 (19.34%) T-SQL
14 58 (19.02%) Finance
15 57 (18.69%) Web Services
16 53 (17.38%) jQuery
17 50 (16.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 46 (15.08%) XML
19 45 (14.75%) OO
20 44 (14.43%) Visual Studio
21 40 (13.11%) .NET Framework
22 39 (12.79%) Migration
23 38 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 36 (11.80%) MS Excel
24 36 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
25 34 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
26 32 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
27 30 (9.84%) TDD
27 30 (9.84%) OOD
27 30 (9.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.26%) CMS
3 11 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.95%) IIS
6 8 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.97%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.97%) Apache
7 6 (1.97%) WebLogic Integration
7 6 (1.97%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.64%) Escenic
8 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.31%) WordPress
10 3 (0.98%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Office
4 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.95%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (2.62%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.62%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (2.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.31%) Magento
5 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.66%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.30%) Firewall
2 6 (1.97%) FTP
3 5 (1.64%) LDAP
4 4 (1.31%) SAN
5 3 (0.98%) NAS
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) DHCP
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (29.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 50 (16.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (8.85%) Oracle Database
6 25 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (7.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (5.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (4.92%) MySQL
9 15 (4.92%) MS Access
10 12 (3.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (3.61%) Relational Database
12 10 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (2.30%) Big Data
13 7 (2.30%) DB2
14 6 (1.97%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.97%) QlikView
15 4 (1.31%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 44 (14.43%) Visual Studio
2 20 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.25%) NUnit
4 9 (2.95%) Toad
5 7 (2.30%) SpecFlow
5 7 (2.30%) MSTest
6 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.64%) ReSharper
7 5 (1.64%) Mercurial
7 5 (1.64%) Moq
8 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.66%) ERwin
9 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.66%) JIRA
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.33%) Selenium
10 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.33%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 58 (19.02%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Retail
3 7 (2.30%) Banking
4 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.97%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.31%) Marketing
6 3 (0.98%) Electronics
6 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 202 (66.23%) Developer
2 90 (29.51%) .NET Developer
3 54 (17.70%) C# Developer
4 43 (14.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (11.15%) Analyst
6 31 (10.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (7.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (7.87%) SQL Developer
8 17 (5.57%) DBA
9 15 (4.92%) SQL DBA
9 15 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 14 (4.59%) Web Developer
11 13 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (3.93%) Architect
12 12 (3.93%) Data Analyst
13 11 (3.61%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.28%) SQL Server DBA
14 10 (3.28%) .NET Web Developer
15 9 (2.95%) Tester
16 8 (2.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (46.56%) .NET
2 96 (31.48%) ASP.NET
3 80 (26.23%) CSS
4 75 (24.59%) HTML
5 62 (20.33%) WCF
6 57 (18.69%) Web Services
7 53 (17.38%) jQuery
8 46 (15.08%) XML
9 40 (13.11%) .NET Framework
10 32 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (9.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 24 (7.87%) CSS3
12 24 (7.87%) HTML5
12 24 (7.87%) WPF
13 21 (6.89%) Ajax
14 17 (5.57%) LINQ
15 16 (5.25%) SOAP
15 16 (5.25%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (4.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.59%) NHS
2 10 (3.28%) N-Tier
3 9 (2.95%) RIA
3 9 (2.95%) Data Extraction
4 7 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.97%) Replication
6 5 (1.64%) PKI
7 4 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.98%) DTV
9 2 (0.66%) GIS
9 2 (0.66%) PMI
9 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.66%) Economics
10 1 (0.33%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Statistics
10 1 (0.33%) Informatics
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.51%) Windows
2 7 (2.30%) UNIX
3 6 (1.97%) SUSE
3 6 (1.97%) HPUX
3 6 (1.97%) Linux
4 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.64%) Fedora
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.62%) MVC
2 45 (14.75%) OO
3 39 (12.79%) Migration
4 34 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (9.84%) TDD
5 30 (9.84%) OOD
6 27 (8.85%) ETL
7 26 (8.52%) Scrum
8 23 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (6.89%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.59%) MVVM
11 14 (4.59%) Data Cleansing
12 12 (3.93%) Performance Analysis
13 11 (3.61%) Database Tuning
13 11 (3.61%) E-Commerce
14 10 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (3.28%) Data Analysis
14 10 (3.28%) Business Analysis
15 9 (2.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (52.13%) SQL
2 138 (45.25%) C#
3 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
4 59 (19.34%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 14 (4.59%) VB
7 10 (3.28%) Java
8 8 (2.62%) VBA
9 7 (2.30%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.97%) VB6
10 6 (1.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 5 (1.64%) Scala
11 5 (1.64%) C++
11 5 (1.64%) PHP
12 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (2.62%) ISEB
1 8 (2.62%) Degree
2 7 (2.30%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) MCSE
5 2 (0.66%) PMP
5 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.66%) CCA
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCP
6 1 (0.33%) HNC
6 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.95%) HL7
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 3 (0.98%) Basel III
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (22.95%) Oracle
2 61 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.30%) SAP
4 6 (1.97%) TIBCO
4 6 (1.97%) Sage
4 6 (1.97%) HP
5 5 (1.64%) JBoss
5 5 (1.64%) VMware
6 4 (1.31%) Citrix
6 4 (1.31%) Adobe
6 4 (1.31%) Twitter
7 2 (0.66%) Open Text
7 2 (0.66%) Sybase
7 2 (0.66%) Cognos
7 2 (0.66%) CA
7 2 (0.66%) Informatica
7 2 (0.66%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.66%) IBM
7 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.33%) Northgate
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