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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 147 136 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.79% 11.19% 13.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.27% 56.67% 54.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 89 124
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£320 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £244 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £352 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Average hourly rate £20.25 £11.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.09% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £24.20 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
SQL Server
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
311 240 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.83% 19.75% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 146 206
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.50 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Salford +2 9 £325 +32.65% 3
Stockport -3 6 £320 +2.40% 8
Bolton 0 2 £410 - 7
Altrincham -2 2 £255 -17.74% 4
Oldham -5 2 - - 1
Wigan -3 1 £410 +26.15% 9
Cheadle - 1 - -
Bury - - - - 6
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 141 (50.00%) SQL
2 127 (45.04%) C#
2 127 (45.04%) .NET
3 95 (33.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (26.60%) ASP.NET
5 69 (24.47%) CSS
6 64 (22.70%) HTML
6 64 (22.70%) Microsoft
7 61 (21.63%) MVC
8 58 (20.57%) Oracle
9 57 (20.21%) Finance
10 55 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (18.44%) JavaScript
12 51 (18.09%) T-SQL
12 51 (18.09%) WCF
13 47 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (16.67%) Web Services
14 46 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (15.60%) Visual Studio
16 41 (14.54%) XML
16 41 (14.54%) jQuery
17 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
18 38 (13.48%) OO
19 37 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (13.12%) Migration
19 37 (13.12%) .NET Framework
20 33 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
21 31 (10.99%) Oracle Database
22 30 (10.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 28 (9.93%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.96%) CMS
2 14 (4.96%) IIS
3 11 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.13%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.13%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.77%) Escenic
7 5 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.77%) Apache
7 5 (1.77%) WebLogic Integration
8 3 (1.06%) MS Project Server
8 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 40 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.77%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS Project
3 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (3.55%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.84%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (2.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (2.48%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.71%) Maximo
6 2 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.19%) Firewall
2 6 (2.13%) FTP
3 5 (1.77%) LDAP
4 4 (1.42%) SAN
5 3 (1.06%) NAS
6 2 (0.71%) Intranet
6 2 (0.71%) LAN
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.71%) VLAN
7 1 (0.35%) VPN
7 1 (0.35%) HTTP
7 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (33.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 47 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (16.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (10.99%) Oracle Database
6 26 (9.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (7.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (5.32%) MS Access
10 14 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (2.84%) DB2
13 7 (2.48%) Relational Database
14 6 (2.13%) MySQL
14 6 (2.13%) Big Data
14 6 (2.13%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.42%) Data Mining
15 4 (1.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 4 (1.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (15.60%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.96%) Toad
4 12 (4.26%) NUnit
4 12 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.77%) MSTest
6 4 (1.42%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.71%) ERwin
7 2 (0.71%) JMeter
7 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.71%) JIRA
8 1 (0.35%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.35%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (20.21%) Finance
2 15 (5.32%) Retail
3 10 (3.55%) Banking
4 7 (2.48%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.77%) Marketing
6 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.42%) Electronics
6 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 183 (64.89%) Developer
2 73 (25.89%) .NET Developer
3 42 (14.89%) C# Developer
4 35 (12.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (11.70%) Analyst
6 25 (8.87%) SQL Developer
7 20 (7.09%) DBA
8 19 (6.74%) SQL DBA
9 17 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (5.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 15 (5.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (4.96%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.19%) SharePoint Developer
13 9 (3.19%) Tester
14 8 (2.84%) Software Developer
14 8 (2.84%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.84%) Programmer
14 8 (2.84%) Configuration Manager
14 8 (2.84%) Release Manager
14 8 (2.84%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (45.04%) .NET
2 75 (26.60%) ASP.NET
3 69 (24.47%) CSS
4 64 (22.70%) HTML
5 51 (18.09%) WCF
6 47 (16.67%) Web Services
7 41 (14.54%) XML
7 41 (14.54%) jQuery
8 37 (13.12%) .NET Framework
9 30 (10.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 25 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (8.16%) Ajax
12 21 (7.45%) CSS3
13 20 (7.09%) HTML5
14 18 (6.38%) LINQ
15 17 (6.03%) WPF
16 14 (4.96%) XSLT
16 14 (4.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 10 (3.55%) WSDL
17 10 (3.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.96%) Data Extraction
3 11 (3.90%) NHS
4 10 (3.55%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.77%) PKI
7 5 (1.77%) Replication
8 4 (1.42%) DTV
8 4 (1.42%) RIA
9 2 (0.71%) PMI
9 2 (0.71%) Economics
9 2 (0.71%) Clustering
9 2 (0.71%) GIS
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.87%) Windows
2 8 (2.84%) UNIX
3 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.77%) SUSE
3 5 (1.77%) HPUX
3 5 (1.77%) Linux
3 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.63%) MVC
2 55 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (13.48%) OO
4 37 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (13.12%) Migration
5 28 (9.93%) TDD
6 23 (8.16%) Data Migration
6 23 (8.16%) OOD
6 23 (8.16%) Scrum
7 22 (7.80%) ETL
8 19 (6.74%) Data Cleansing
9 18 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (4.26%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.90%) Database Tuning
13 10 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.55%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.55%) MVVM
13 10 (3.55%) Data Architecture
13 10 (3.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 141 (50.00%) SQL
2 127 (45.04%) C#
3 52 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 51 (18.09%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.16%) PL/SQL
6 20 (7.09%) VB
7 13 (4.61%) VBA
7 13 (4.61%) VB6
8 8 (2.84%) Java
9 5 (1.77%) Scala
9 5 (1.77%) C++
9 5 (1.77%) VBScript
9 5 (1.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 3 (1.06%) XPath
10 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.71%) XAML
12 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (1.77%) ISTQB
1 5 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 5 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (1.77%) ISEB
2 3 (1.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.06%) MCSE
3 2 (0.71%) CCA
3 2 (0.71%) PMP
3 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (0.71%) MCTS
3 2 (0.71%) MCITP
4 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) QA
2 8 (2.84%) HL7
3 3 (1.06%) Basel III
4 2 (0.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.57%) Oracle
3 8 (2.84%) Sage
4 6 (2.13%) HP
4 6 (2.13%) SAP
5 5 (1.77%) VMware
5 5 (1.77%) Northgate
5 5 (1.77%) JBoss
5 5 (1.77%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.06%) TARGIT
7 2 (0.71%) CA
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix
7 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.71%) EMC
7 2 (0.71%) Sybase
7 2 (0.71%) Cognos
7 2 (0.71%) Twitter
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Veeam
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